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Best Ball Handlers in History by height

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Best Ball Handlers in History by height

5'2 Kevin Hart

5'3 Muggsy Bogues

5'4 Shawnta Rogers

5'6

5'7 Keith Jennings

5'8 Calvin Murphy

5'9 Michael Adams

5'10 Damon Stoudamire

5'11 Ish Smith

6'0 God

6'1 white Jason Williams

6'2

6'3

6'4 Jason Kidd

6'5 JCrossover

6'6

6'7

6'8 Lebron James

6'9 Magic Johnson

6'10

6'11 Toni Kukoc

7-0

7-1 Aristotle

7-2 Kareem

7-3 Arvydas Sabonis

7-4 Ralph Sampson

7-5 not sure yet but definitely not Podkolzine

7-6 Yao Ming

7-7 Shawn Bradley

7-8 young Sun Ming Ming

7-9 Old Sun Ming Ming

the rest are hard will think about it more after i eat some tacos

Honorable mentions to Pete Maravich and Bubba Chuck they are better than most but there is only one Jamal Crawford sorry pal.


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I am pretty

I am pretty sure that Pistol Pete was a better ballhandler than Jamal Crawford and that is not underrating Jamal because I believe he has possibly the best ballhandling in the game today. Watch a college game of Pistol Pete. There is NOTHING like it. I think he has the best ballhandling of any height.

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Forgot 5'5 is Earl Boykins

Forgot 5'5 is Earl Boykins

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I would have to agree that

I would have to agree that Pistol Pete is probably the better ball handler.

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6'11 KG used to be sick with

6'11

KG used to be sick with his crossovers but I do understand why Kukoc gets the nod but that one is close becaus Kukoc may have just been a better passer

Also 6'10 should be Odom

I dont care what you feeling about him this year are, he has handles.

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if you say that Jordan is 6'6

if you say that Jordan is 6'6 than he should be there until you can come up with someone better. Young Jordan has crazy handles.

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I believe Tracy Mcgrady is a

I believe Tracy Mcgrady is a better ball handler than Lebron James.

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KG really should be 7'1 that

KG really should be 7'1 that is what is so crazy but if you go with listed height I would take Toni, KG might be taller than any player listed 7'0 in NBA history and most guys listed 7'1

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yeh I was starting to think

yeh I was starting to think Lebron was a bad pick, I don't know if it is TMAC though maybe Jalen Rose, Scottie Pippen?

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how tall is Skip

Rafer Alston that is? 6 ft 2 ish right?

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I like the Alston pick, how

I like the Alston pick, how about another New York guy Rod Strickland at 6'3

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At 6'6 I'll go with Manu

At 6'6 I'll go with Manu Ginobili and 7'0 with Dirk.

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Ginobili is a good pick I was

Ginobili is a good pick I was thinking about him and Jordan, Kobe and Terrence Williams but I don't know yet who it is at 6'6.

Dirk had the quickest first step of a guy that size but would not say he was the best ball handler, the same thing with David Robinson they were hard to stay in front of but I would not say great handles though Dirk is definitely better than most. I would take a guy like Hakeem over him. Gasol is a pretty good handler too maybe.

Vlade Divac was also a tough omission I took Shaq over him even though he did not use his handling skills as much because he did not need them.

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Only one that has not been

Only one that has not been montioned at all so far is 6'7 maybe Joe Johnson? Shaun Livingston and Penny play the point at that height but I don't think they were as good as Joe.

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Ok I have been researching

Ok I have been researching Pippen just got downgraded lol

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8eSGGFpvH90

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I would maybe consider Chris

I would maybe consider Chris Webber at 6"10

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This a tough debate but

This a tough debate but there's one thing we can all agree on... Yao has the 7-6 category locked up!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hvvAMDrMcO0

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6'7 could be Penny Hardaway

6'7 could be Penny Hardaway or Evan Turner

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Iguodala or Pressey @ 6'6 6'3

Iguodala or Pressey @ 6'6

6'3 - Steve Nash

I'd put Iverson @ 5'11, but he was listed at 6'

7' gotta be Dirk

7'7 Manute Bol - I actually witnessed him bring the ball up once. I only witness Bradley get dunked on every game.

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6'10 The Durantula????

6'10 The Durantula????

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Boogie

6'11 you have to go Cousins over Kukoc. what 6'11 guy could do this?

http://youtu.be/o1Z51VGkTTE

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I'm sorry but at 6'5 Tyreke

I'm sorry but at 6'5 Tyreke Evans has to be in the mix.

Alot of people don't know about Ish Smith, luckily for me I watched him and Jeff Teague alot and he does have a sick handle, but with that being said I'ma have to go with Iverson at 5'11

6'2 has to be Rafer Alston(Skip 2 My Lou)

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Everyone knows God is 6'7.5''

Everyone knows God is 6'7.5''

Edit: Shammgod, nevermind, I forgot about that guy

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I would replace Kid with

I would replace Kid with Nash.

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Everyone knows Patty Mills is

Everyone knows Patty Mills is a better ball handler than god.

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Any ball handling list

Any ball handling list without Iverson is not worth discussing, IMO.

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Here's a slightly modified list

Here's a slightly modified list. Almost all are debatable but Cousy, Iverson & Maravich have to make it.

5'3 Muggsy Bogues
5'4 Shawnta Rogers
5’5 Earl Boykins
5’6 ?
5'7 Keith Jennings
5'8 Calvin Murphy
5'9 Michael Adams
5'10 Damon Stoudamire
5'11 “Speedy” Claxton ?
6'0 Allen Iverson (Tim Hardaway)
6'1 Bob Cousy (Jason Williams)
6'2 Rafer Alston
6'3 Steve Nash (Derrick Rose )
6'4 Jason Kidd
6'5 Pete Maravich
6'6 Michael Jordan
6'7 Penny Hardaway
6'8 Tracy McGrady
6'9 Magic Johnson
6'10 Chris Webber ?
6'11 Toni Kukoc
7-0 Hakeem (Dirk Nowitski)
7-1 Vlade Divac (David Robinson)
7-2 Kareem
7-3 Arvydas Sabonis
7-4 Ralph Sampson

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I like the list right above

I like the list right above me. But I would replace:

6'1 Chris Paul - the best current ballhandler in the NBA

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6'11 you have to go Cousins

6'11 you have to go Cousins over Kukoc. what 6'11 guy could do this?

Toni Kukoc played at PG few times even in NBA, before NBA that was his prime position in europe. Bebore MJ comback Phill Jackson said he is thinking to give playmaking role to Kukoc

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uKoBtCV3_ls&feature=related

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EodT6fWJJSA

Vlade Divac was also sick for his size. Even played at PG

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IwzBvZwEhjE&feature=plcp

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w69H4RFYaVM

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6'10 Chris Webber ?

6'10 Chris Webber ?

Durant

Saric could be great if he develop as expected

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zS193YQRhCU

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At 6'8 and 6'9 you have a

At 6'8 and 6'9 you have a choice between T-Mac, Magic (listed at 6'8 at times), LeBron James, and Larry Bird. C Webb is also close to 6'9.

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For 7'4, I'd say Steve Nash.

For 7'4, I'd say Steve Nash. He's not 7'4, but his handles are a thing of beauty. Maybe I should create another topic for this, but he's also a great dunker, although he cannot reach the rim.

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Yeah gotta agree

Gotta agree with all the people who said Durant. He blows away anyone else at 6'10. People like CWebb may be a a great passer for their size and have good ball handling for a PF, but Durant straight up has good ballhandling for a 2 guard and he is 6'10. I know Odom might be a better passer, but if you are talking straight ballhandling, Durant will cross you right over.

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Durant is really not that

Durant is really not that great of a ball handler. He is good but if you are talking about strictly ball handling he may be not be that high as most of saying. Also Chris Webber is nice but I would take Odom over Chris. Also Hakeem had move but I never really saw he actually dribble shake anyone but I guess at 7 feet you have to go with you know.

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Durant is listed 6'9 anyway,

Durant is listed 6'9 anyway, even though he is probably 2 inches taller than Magic that is the only problem with this I mostly used the real heights except for Ish Smith I cheated.

Larry Bird was 6'9 barefoot he is taller than Chris Webber for example but I tried to just go listed except could not think of anyone for 5'11 because they all lie and say they are 6'0, I would have to go Travis Best or something lol.

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Durant is closer to 6'10"

Durant is closer to 6'10" 6'11"

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ok have to correct one post I

ok have to correct one post I made earlier KG is not taller than Bynum of course but is taller than most guys listed 7'0 still.

Ok now I think I have the complete list cannot think of any 5'6 point guard I think there was this guy who used to play in the West Coast conference forget what team hispanic guy? Going to put Spud Webb in there I think he was listed 5'6 in college

had to replace bradley with Bol wrong height.

my pick with forum consenseus in parenthesis

5'2 Kevin Hart

5'3 Muggsy Bogues

5'4 Shawnta Rogers

5'6 Spud Webb

5'7 Keith Jennings

5'8 Calvin Murphy

5'9 Michael Adams

5'10 Damon Stoudamire

5'11 Ish Smith(Speedy Claxton) Steve Wojocchuawijskkskskfksdfhdfjdfhdjski if you ahve to go listed height for me

6'0 God(Bubba chuck)

6'1 Isiah Thomas he is so short can't believe he was listed 6'1(chris paul or white chocolate)

6'2 Skip to my lou

6'3 Rod Strickland(Steve Nash) Nash a great player but really is not that strong with the ball especially in late game

6'4 Jason Kidd

6'5 JCrossover(Pistol)

6'6 Michael Jordan

6'7 Joe Johnson(Penny Hardaway)

6'8 Tracy McGrady

6'9 Magic Johnson

6'10 Lamar Odom(Chris Webber)

6'11 Toni Kukoc(KG)

7-0 Hakeem(Dirk) kind of weak actually like 5 guys over 7 foot better than them

7-1 Shaq(Vlade)

7-2 Kareem

7-3 Arvydas Sabonis

7-4 Ralph Sampson

7-5 Sim Bhullar?

7-6 Yao Ming

7-7 Manute Bol

7-8 Kenny George lol

7-9 Sun Ming Ming

Most of the real tall and short guy win be default, I think magic and Kidd the only guys who are consenseus maybe on the normal height guys? I lot of guys said Durant but I think that is if he is listed 6'10 or higher and even then would not take him personally.

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