Re: Does Anyone Knows Who Measures The "Heights" Of NBA Players
posted at 4/27/2011 5:35 AM EDT
In Response to Re: Does Anyone Knows Who Measures The "Heights" Of NBA Players
[QUOTE]In Response to Re: Does Anyone Knows Who Measures The "Heights" Of NBA Players : Again, I say you are right, but why the discrepancy? As a professional entity, why not have a direct, legal, and professional process in measuring Heights and Weights just like we have in boxing.
Posted by ChiefEddie1028[/QUOTE]
i think it's the "perception is reality" garbage. if you put davis up at 6-6 1/2 or 6-7 then he'd be made fun of even more, not that he deserves to be made fun of, it's just still okay to hate on someone for "fat" even though racial and religious bigotry has long been conquered. and what's worse, davis isnt' fat any more.
with garnett and walton, i think they just don't "want to be" over 7 feet or even 7 feet. there is a stigma that 7 footers are freaks in some circles. perception is reality.
with jj barea, who wants to believe a 5-9 guy can do jack squat in the league? i think they even lied about calvin murphy's height too- wasn't he 5.7 and not 5-9?
conversely, earl boykins is 5-4, muggsy bogues was 5-3.
i really honestly believe it is a mixture of franchise's desires and player personal desires to be listed the way they are listed vs. whatever happens to be the truth.
barkley, a hall of fame talent, they say he was 6-4, listed as 6-7 or 8. and his weight was always a lie even in the earliest days.
the list goes on and on. lies, lies, white lies and grand lies.
pretty much like the rest of the world!!