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hammerhead
10-27-2008, 06:35 PM
What is Garnet's real height in YOUR opinion?

Faneik
10-27-2008, 07:03 PM
He once said in a interview that he is 6'11''.

hdxstunts1
10-27-2008, 07:30 PM
I believe he is 6'11" he was listed 7'1"-7'3" in High school, coming into NBa he was at 6'10-6'11" so im guessing 6'11" is the true hieght. Either way he is a match up nightmare, to good of a shooter and quick for a PF and to tall and physical for a SF.

The Intimidator
10-27-2008, 07:57 PM
I'm assuming that it's 6-11, that's what he's been listed at for the past 12 years or so.

ZHawk1123
10-27-2008, 11:54 PM
I know for a fact that he hates it when people say he is a 7 footer.

He is 6'11.

The Intimidator
10-27-2008, 11:58 PM
I know for a fact that he hates it when people say he is a 7 footer.

He is 6'11.

Ah yes, nothing pisses him off more than when someone gives him an extra inch on his height. :laugh:

KnickVeteran
10-28-2008, 12:38 AM
7'1

brandonwarne52
10-28-2008, 04:30 AM
Garnett is 6'12". That was the joke here in 'Sota.

ZHawk1123
10-28-2008, 05:18 AM
Ah yes, nothing pisses him off more than when someone gives him an extra inch on his height. :laugh:

I don't know why but it does. Kevin said so himself...

Video Here. (http://ballhype.com/story/do_not_call_kevin_garnett_7_foot_tall_craig_sager/)

Corey
10-28-2008, 09:02 AM
He's really 7'0 or 7'1.

He doesn't like to be listed as a 7-footer because he doesn't play like a 7 footer. He said in an intervie that he should be listed as 6'12, because he doesn't want to be seen as a 7-footer.

JWalk126
10-28-2008, 11:19 AM
the difference of heights could have gone through some messed up measurement conversions

The Intimidator
10-28-2008, 12:27 PM
That's funny...

CelticTradition
10-29-2008, 12:26 AM
even though the uncertainty is only 2 inches but i think he is either 6'11 or an even 7 based off the notion that perk is a good 6'10 and seeing them side by side

but at least his height aint as off as charles barkley's was (he was listed at 6'8 i think)

bagwell368
10-29-2008, 08:22 AM
I know for a fact that he hates it when people say he is a 7 footer.

He is 6'11.

Bill Walton was the same way. He clearly was in the height range of Jabbar - IE 7' 2.5" - 7' 3.5" - but his game was so well rounded and complete, he didn't want to be seen as a "Lurch" - because then people could chalk up his greatness to his height.

I know pretty much what these guys think and feel being 6' 8.5" myself, and at times having been a good player well beyond being tall, and not liking the comments about the height being the reason.

KG is about 7' 1/2"

cahawk
10-29-2008, 11:53 PM
True Walton was 7' and intentionally always wanted to be listed at 6'11" .

KG#1
10-30-2008, 02:41 AM
6'10"

bagwell368
10-30-2008, 10:07 AM
True Walton was 7' and intentionally always wanted to be listed at 6'11" .

In fact if you can find pics of old 7' 1/2" 00 standing next to Walton, you can see clearly that Walton had him by about 1 3/4" or a tad more.

rufo4100
10-31-2008, 04:16 PM
Bill Walton was the same way. He clearly was in the height range of Jabbar - IE 7' 2.5" - 7' 3.5" - but his game was so well rounded and complete, he didn't want to be seen as a "Lurch" - because then people could chalk up his greatness to his height.

I know pretty much what these guys think and feel being 6' 8.5" myself, and at times having been a good player well beyond being tall, and not liking the comments about the height being the reason.

KG is about 7' 1/2"

Yes Bill Walton was at least an inch or 2 taller than Parish(Parish was 7 feet) in team photos but did not want to be though of as a "big oger" so he insisted his height was 6"11. Garnett reminds me of that a little bit. I think Garnett's true height is probably 7 feet but he thinks of himself as a PF.

thesparky33
11-10-2008, 01:32 PM
I've heard countless reports that he is really 7'1", and when you see him standing next to Shaq, it only strengthens the argument.

bagwell368
11-12-2008, 12:38 AM
whatever height he is, right now he is ranked as the:

126th all time assists per game
47th all time points per game
42nd all time steals
32nd all time in blocks per game
27th all time total rebounding percentage
26th all time in rebs per game
22nd all time offensive win shares
18th all time HOF probability
14th all time player efficiency
13th all time win shares
9th all time defensive win shares

last year he led all playoff players in Win Shares

He's up there with the all time great Celts. What a treat. Thanks Danny.

CELTICS4LYFE
11-12-2008, 11:35 AM
whatever height he is, right now he is ranked as the:

126th all time assists per game
47th all time points per game
42nd all time steals
32nd all time in blocks per game
27th all time total rebounding percentage
26th all time in rebs per game
22nd all time offensive win shares
18th all time HOF probability14th all time player efficiency
13th all time win shares
9th all time defensive win shares
last year he led all playoff players in Win Shares

He's up there with the all time great Celts. What a treat. Thanks Danny.

these r real stats???

BoSox47
11-12-2008, 12:40 PM
hes 5'4

Czar
11-12-2008, 12:48 PM
From what I've heard, he's listed at 6'11'' because that's his height without shoes on. On the court, he is supposedly 7'1'' ...can't verify where I heard it, but I know I did!

bagwell368
11-12-2008, 01:00 PM
these r real stats???

You betcha... http://www.basketball-reference.com/leaders/

Defensive Win Shares isn't perfect however (long careers tend to dominate), also not enough stats before merger to have entries in here - hence no Russell etc.:

1. Hakeem Olajuwon* 94.89 (the best IMO)
2. Karl Malone 91.52 (longevity)
3. Patrick Ewing* 80.20 (wicked over rated IMO)
4. David Robinson 79.49
5. Robert Parish* 72.26 (longevity only, not true top 10)
6. Tim Duncan 70.88 (got a shot at 3rd)
7. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar* 70.22
8. Dikembe Mutombo 67.65
9. Kevin Garnett 66.33 (should get to 5th easily, perhaps 3rd or 4th)
10. Scottie Pippen 65.87

* = HOF

CELTICS4LYFE
11-12-2008, 01:23 PM
You betcha... http://www.basketball-reference.com/leaders/

Defensive Win Shares isn't perfect however (long careers tend to dominate), also not enough stats before merger to have entries in here - hence no Russell etc.:

1. Hakeem Olajuwon* 94.89 (the best IMO)
2. Karl Malone 91.52 (longevity)
3. Patrick Ewing* 80.20 (wicked over rated IMO)
4. David Robinson 79.49
5. Robert Parish* 72.26 (longevity only, not true top 10)
6. Tim Duncan 70.88 (got a shot at 3rd)
7. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar* 70.22
8. Dikembe Mutombo 67.65
9. Kevin Garnett 66.33 (should get to 5th easily, perhaps 3rd or 4th)
10. Scottie Pippen 65.87

* = HOF
thnks....but how do they figure these?? win share??? hof prob??? :confused:

bagwell368
11-12-2008, 01:28 PM
http://www.basketball-reference.com/about/ws.html

just keep in mind, both football and basketball are nowhere near as easy to quantify as baseball. doesn't mean they are useless, just means there is less history and understanding of how stats can be recorded or mean compared to baseball which is so easy to tease out.

i know that my all time top 12 is weighed heavily towards defense, which is what I did as a player, and what both of my sons do as well, and the defensive stats at b-ref are pretty dang accurate, because I know D.

lynchgagne
11-12-2008, 01:39 PM
hes 2ft 60in