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Published: Friday, Aug. 16 2013 6:30 p.m. MDT

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Washington, UT

The game of basketball was not made for tall players. Tall players, with few exceptions, can't dribble, can't move, can't shoot, can't defend, are slower than Christmas, and would do the game a favor by retiring or going into another line of work.

Logan, UT

LOL. Tell that to Wilt Chamberlain.

Hyrum, UT

To say the game of basketball wasn't made for big players is actually quite silly. It doesn't take a rocket scientist to determine how important height is in blocking shots, rebounding, and in scoring in the paint. Without a big inside presence, teams usually struggle big-time.

We had a shorter than average center and only so-so forwards on our high school basketball team. We lost most of our games because we were always getting over-powered in the paint. Even though we had quickness, other teams were getting 50% more rebounds than we were. Good outside shooting can offset a strong inside presence only so much, and usually not consistently.

If NBA teams really are getting away from taller players in the paint, I can almost guarantee they will be reverting back to bigger players after another year or two. It's an experiment that won't succeed long-term.

Provo, UT

@dumprake If by tall players you mean fat players than yeah. Being tall is a huge advantage. Kevin Durant and Lebron James wouldn't be where they are if they were both 5' 10".

Washington, UT

So how big is "big?" How tall is Pekovic? Amazing that a story about Minnesota going big doesn't give the height of any of their bigs.

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