Wingspan is a key measurement because it allows a player of a lesser stature to compete with players who may be physically taller than them. Maxiell shows how an undersized player can keep pace with taller guys when they possess elite wingspan. West was known for his extremely quick jump shot, and when coupled with his length, it formed one of the deadliest jump shots in NBA history. Picture: Instagram, No wonder she's the leader of the pack - she's the tallest of them all! Taylor Swift measures 5ft 10. The smallest report records it at 7’8, while the largest account has it at 8’4 inches. Picture: PA. 'TROLLZ' rapper Nicki Minaj clocks in at 5ft 2 with one of the shortest celeb heights going. & Burna Boy, WATCH: Caitlyn Jenner Reacts To End Of Keeping Up With, Harry Styles Debuts Short, Gelled Hair On Set Of Don't, Holiday To Help Out Scheme Begins Offering Discounted, Jacob Elordi And Kaia Gerber Share Their First Photos. People who are taller then their wingspan are the minority in society. Not let his array of hats deceive you. Decent wingspans though, particularly Oubre. The moth has a wingspan of 5 inches (13cm) with a bright blue stripe across its black hindwings, which gives rise to an alternative name of the blue underwing. He is also the youngest player to reach 1,000 rebounds, and each benchmark from that point through to 9,000 rebounds. Per 48 minutes that number would be 8.6 blocks a game and the next closest to him is Mark Eaton at only 5.3. Why do all the Duke players gain nearly a full 2 inches with shoes on when most gain 1? Kevin McHale has gone down as one of the 50 best NBA players of all time, and is probably the best example in NBA history of how length can be used to dominate on both ends of the court. The average NBA player will have a wingspan 4 inches greater than his height. Brand thwarted the pre-draft analysis that claimed he would be too small to have a sustainable career in the NBA. How he picked up 2 inches with shoes I don’t know – he must wear lifts, dude’s built like jimmy butler. Alonzo Mourning had a decorated NBA career as a seven-time all-star who had two Defensive Player of the Year awards and one NBA title. That is an 11% increase on his height. New Zealand star - the voice behind 'Royals' - is 5ft 5. Queen Beyonce might wear heels a lot but she isn't fooling us. You will often hear basketball pundits state that a player has great length. A person’s wingspan is the measurement from the tips of one finger to the other. The problem for Bol was his offensive game was non-existent. McHale stood 6’10 and was reported to have a colossal wingspan that stretched to 8’0. Rajon Rondo is currently one of the best point guards in the league. The average modern human being is said to have a wingspan 2 inches greater than his height. NBA teams aren’t looking at him for his shot blocking ability. Picture: PA, The youngest Jenner measures 5ft 6. Download 'Own It' on iTunes. Everyone knows that Manute Bol was the tallest player in NBA history, but he also possessed the largest wingspan. The following top 15 will look at the most impressive wingspans in NBA history. Mourning has the most blocks in NBA history for a player under 7’0 feet tall with 2,356 (11th on the all-time list). Kendall Jenner comes in at 5ft 10. Rondo also poses very large hands at 9.5 inches long, and 10 inches wide. With a vertical leap of 44 inches and a height of 6'3", Miner's best jump would put his head barely an inch below the rim. Despite many people’s belief, Bol was not solely a freakshow, as he sustained a 10 year NBA career, playing for 4 different teams. Howard makes up for his height with an elite wingspan that measures 7’5. He is a four-time All-Defensive team member, and he led the league in steals in 2009-10. Remarkably Leonard’s wingspan may not be his freakiest attribute, as that would go to his hand size. This is a player who has shot 50% from the field, 40% from 3 point land, and 90% from the line. Ed Sheeran We're talking 5ft 10 people. This entry could be part of Ripley’s Believe it or Not. Rajon Rondo's length at the point guard position makes him a one of a kind player. Stormzy Picture: Jason Merritt/Getty Images, Here's a lady who is SO worth it! Not quite 6 ft. Picture: PA, The irony that that BIGGEST DJ in the world actually stands at a huge 6ft 5! Bismack Biyombo was selected 7th overall in the 2011 NBA draft by the Charlotte Bobcats at the tender age of 18. I wish I could give you a +10 for mentioning Kevin Willis’s t-rex arms. Winslow, Johnson and Oubre all seem a little short to be prototypical 3’s. Wingspan data is something that has only been recorded precisely over the last couple of decades. Wilt Chamberlain is part of many extraordinary tales and finding accurate data on the legendary big man is no small feat. Picture: Getty, The original Princess of Pop, Ms Britney Spears herself, is 5ft 4. Picture: Instagram. On the offensive side, superior wingspan allows a shooter to have less shots contested, as he can get the ball further away from a defender. In his own right McHale was one of the league’s great. Picture: Getty, An average size for a women with Miley coming in at 5ft 5 but nothing average about the popstar! There is no denying the greatness of Wilt Chamberlain and a superior length was a major reason he was unstoppable. To put that in perspective, number 10 is legendary Robert Parish and he put up only 300 more blocks than Bol in his career, but it took him 45,704 minutes. Though she's often to be found in a chunky boot to add a few inches! That is 6.5% greater than his height. His elite wingspan has allowed him to dominant the game over the last 10 years, and he has carved himself out a Hall of Fame worthy career. What kind of shoes are they wearing? With Wilt being the most dominant force of his era, it lends to the theory that his wingspan was truly elite. In only his third year, Anthony Davis is already one of the league’s biggest stars. Jason Maxiell was drafted by the Detroit Pistons in the 1st round of the 2005 draft. It is the only time you get to see someone’s real size. To put that into perspective that is only one inch shorter than Shaq's wingspan. He is a 6’6 player, and he's held his own thanks to a 260 pound base and a 7’3 wingspan. The reason the Bobcats took a risk on this extremely raw player was due to his freakish wingspan. Take a look at the great defenders in the NBA, and the one common thread you will find in all of them is an impressive wingspan. Davis stands 6’10, and, at the 2012 pre-draft combine, was measured to have a 7’5 wing span. Leonardo Da Vinci’s Vitruvian man depicts the ideal human as having a wingspan equal to his height, but this was based off a human that was 5’5. From Kanye West to Fifth Harmony and Ariana Grande to Justin Bieber - here's how tall the world's biggest (and smallest) celebs are! But then i saw his aligator arms. Picture: Getty, The ‘Anyone’ singer is fiery and larger than life - well, TECHNICALLY she’s only 5ft 1. Picture: Getty, Legs that go on for days... which is why she is a supermodel. first i was gonna give kaminsky mad props for his height, he will be listed at 7-1. On the offensive side of the ball, Rondo like to drive with a scooping layup. D’Angelo Russell & George de Paula measured pretty good for PGs. Anthony Brown’s measurements have to be incorrect…6’5.25” barefoot, 6’8.5” with shoes? A big reason for those 9 blocks can be attributed to his gargantuan wingspan. The most accurate reports found that West had an 81 inch wingspan, which would translate to 6’9. At 6’8, Brand is undersized as an NBA power forward, but has made up for it with a giant wingspan that measures 7’5. Durant is what is referred to as a hop shooter, something rare for a player of his height. Biyombo has been playing center for Charlotte over the course of the past 3 years, and at 6’9, is one of the smaller centers in the league, but the wingspan more than makes up for the height deficiency. He supports the Research for Child Cancer program. Frank is the only guy on this entire list with a wingspan shorter then his real height without shoes. Whether it be to reach for a block, getting into passing lanes, or poking balls away, extra length is a determining factor for a great defender. Picture: PA, This cheeky chappy looks fairly happy with his height of 6ft. If Bol had any type of offensive game to merit him more minutes, he would have set the blocks record so high that it would have never been touched. Their height on the court is what their height is in the basketball shoes that they wear. Elton Brand is entering his 16th year in the NBA this season with the Atlanta Hawks. This has lead some to believe that he is still growing, while most believe it is just a case of the Pelicans stretching the truth a little. When not watching sports, Jeff has spent the last 5 years trying to convert his beautiful wife into a sports fan. A recent promotional poster out of New Orleans shows Davis with a 7’7 wingspan. PA, Reality TV queen Kim K is just 5ft 2 tall. Picture: Getty. Learn how your comment data is processed. Cam Payne jumps out to me as the biggest loser from these measurements. When you hear of a 7-foot guy, you never know how tall he is exactly. Tyreek Hill Body Measurements. When Durant drives the lane, his length allows him to finish with greater success, and have less shots contested. Besides his fantasy teams, Jeff has pledge allegiance to only two franchises, the Detroit Red Wings, and his beloved former home town team the Montreal Expos. Take for instance Yao Ming, who stood an impressive 7’6, but his wingspan was actually smaller than his height at 7’5 inches. He was a raw athlete out of the Democratic Republic of Congo, having only picked up the sport at the age of 16. Ed Sheeran Feat. & Burna Boy That is 4x the amount of time it took Bol to put up roughly the same amount of blocks. People who are taller then their wingspan are the minority in society. At either end of the spectrum, the measurement would be considered elite. Coming into the league, many pundits wondered if Mourning could be a starting center at only 6’9. Picture: PA, Pop sensation, RiRi comes in at 5ft 8, which, for a female pop star is seriously tall! West only stood 6’2 which would make his wingspan 9.5% greater than his height. That wingspan is the same size that the 7’5 Shawn Bradley had. Well, she IS a model as well as a popstar. With his added length, Durant is able to get the ball in a position that is very hard to defend. That's tall enough for us! You will receive mail with link to set new password. In 1999, when he won his first Defensive Player of the Year, he had an insane 3.9 blocks a game. Picture: Getty, Stormzy A person’s wingspan is the. He has a total of 88 inches or 2.2 m wingspan. same hairdo too, people questioned Jarell Martin’s real height.. some say he is just 6’7.. but a solid 6’9 makes him a guaranteed 1st rounder. Frank is the only guy on this entire list with a wingspan shorter then his real height without shoes. With his freakish physical attributes, the future seems in very good, and large, hands. Unfortunaly he's had a difficult time keeping pace with the speed of the NBA, and his limited offensive game has come to light. He's 6ft! Tayshaun Prince broke out in the Detroit Pistons championship run of 2004. The hop shooting style allows him to get his shot off very quickly, and what makes Durant special is his point of release. Dwight Howard is one of the premiere big men of the modern area, but stands at only 6’10. On the opening night of the 2014 season, he went for 26 points, 17 boards, 3 steals, and 9 blocks. Biyombo stands 6’8, but has a wingspan that stretches out to 7’6.