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Old 04-21-2011, 05:50 PM
 
Location: spring tx
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Why don't you guys go over to the boxing and wrestling forums, cast childish insults against the organizers of those sports who classify competitors according to their size. Present convincing arguments that a 135 pounder should be able to beat a 235 pounder, based purely on acquired skills, and it's stupid to have weight classifications.
well its not exactly 135 vs 235 BUT it is 170-180lbs vs 485 lbs.


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you see smaller guys can beat larger guys and compete in any sport. bottom line, if i am going to buy season tickets or a single ticket to an event i want to see the best there is regardless of size. if a 5' tall guy can compete with a 7' tall guy then he will be there. has nothing to do with dunking the ball, it has to do with skill.
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Old 04-27-2011, 06:41 AM
 
Location: Brooklyn
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Has there ever been a discussion here about the idea of 30-foot basketball leagues? The ideas is that a team's five players on the court at one time cannot exceed a total of 30 feet in height. If you have a 6'6" player, you would need to compensate for his height with a 5'6" player.
That's an interesting idea...and also a sad commentary on what the game has become. Once upon a time, ability was the determining factor, not height.
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Old 04-27-2011, 07:18 AM
 
Location: Cook County
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That's an interesting idea...and also a sad commentary on what the game has become. Once upon a time, ability was the determining factor, not height.
Eh, if anything the game has moved away from dominant big men. During the 60s/70s how many of the top 10 players in the league were big men? Compare that to now.

LeBron might be taller then whoever was running the point for the Kansas City Kings 40 years ago, but he is infinitely more skilled at this game than they were.
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Old 04-27-2011, 10:27 PM
 
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That's an interesting idea...and also a sad commentary on what the game has become. Once upon a time, ability was the determining factor, not height.
I'll remember that the next time I'm watching Derrick Rose, Rajon Rhondo, Monta Ellis, Steve Nash, Aaron Brookes and Stephen Curry.

I don't know where you've been the last 50 years but height has ALWAYS had an infuence on the game of basketball.
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Old 04-29-2011, 09:09 AM
 
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The world's tallest man would need Spud Webb, Mogsey Bougs, Verne Troyer, and Weeman as his teamates
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Old 05-05-2011, 04:16 PM
 
Location: SF Bay Area
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Default I don't support it

I think the NBA should remain unchanged, except for adding MORE teams in more cities. Short players are simply out of luck unless they are exceptionally gifted.
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Old 05-08-2011, 04:34 PM
 
Location: spring tx
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ok so this argument was just put to rest. caught an episode of tough enough. the "wrestlers" soem of which are well over 6' (6'6" +) played a game of basketball against a team of DWARFS. the dwarfs won 36-15. i am looking for video but cant seem to find any.

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