Proof that Anthony Bennett is 6'8"
That he looks shorter than a guy who at the time was listed at 6'7". I am telling you, saw them in person, at an event after this picture was taken. At this event, he and Andrew Wiggins were both measured at 6'7" in shoes. Wiggins looked taller at the time. He is also close to two years younger. Wiggins got measured at 6'8", think that is how tall he is at best. He is taller than Anthony Bennett. Even with Andrew's neck slinking in this picture, he looks taller than him. Have no idea how this is proof of his height unless I missed the measuring tape next to Anthony Bennett that is somehow magically in this picture.
Are you kidding me? If anything, Bennett's standing posure gives Wiggins an edge. Bennett isn't standing correctly while Wiggins is elevating his shoulders a bit. Anyway, their shoulders are an identical height.
Wiggins has a long neck too. And the fact that Wiggins doesn't have his shirt in his pants makes him look longer.
Andrew is taller. Plus, have any rebuttal to Andrew being listed at 6'7" at the time of this photo? Not to mention how on earth Anthony gains an inch with posture considered? Grasping at straws. Unless you have a combine measurement or a picture of him next to a measuring tape, not buying it. Have seen him in person with other players nearly his size. Not 6'8". He is still a big and strong guy, definitely has some gifts as an athlete and longer arms than Wiggins. Still not as tall as he is.
Your title says "Proof". I see none, just excuses as to why Wiggins looks like he is taller even in this picture. I said nothing about length, this is about height. If anything, you could (maybe) say he is 6'7", do not know how he adds that inch you so desire.
I didn't add anything. He said himself he was measured at 6'8". Now I ask you, what's your proof that Wiggins was 6'7" at that time?
proof you need life when you are arguing about standing posture and whether or not shirts are tucked in
He was measured at 6'7" at the Nike Hoop Summit in 2012. Same measurement as Anthony Bennett. Here were the official measurements taken at the Hoop Summit, in which Aran, Tyler and myself were in attendance:
Think this is certainly more proof than you have of Anthony Bennett being 6'8". I called myself 5'9" for a long time. Than I was actually measured at 5'8". So, I stopped. Do you think a player who more than likely is going to be playing PF might be wanting to give himself an inch? Much less one who did not go through measurements at the NBA combine.
Proof he ISN'T 6'8. Shane Battier is listed at 6'8 and when he was interviewed at the draft Bennett was clearly shorter.
Battier measured almost 6'10 his year at the combine, i even remember in like 2k6 or something like that one year he was 6'10 dont remember the exact year but just remember it
Whether he's 6'7 or 6'8, it doesn't make a bit of difference at all. What matters is his length and how big he plays. He has a below average standing reach for a PF and he does not play big.
At least he's fat...
Anthony Bennett is clearly 6'7 he was measured at that height by draft express and many other sites have that measurement listed as well. However, to go back to Shane Battier the guy is taller than we think. He's closer to 6'10 actually. Here's proof of that http://www.draftexpress.com/profile/Shane-Battier-1619/stats/.
It is kind of an unwritten rule that you do not link to DX. I get it in this case, just know that it is something that has gotten people banned in the past. Also, DX gets the same measurements as us at the events we attend and there height/wingspan/weight was from the 2012 Hoop Summit. DX gets their measurements through USA Basketball, adidas, Nike and the same way as other media outlets. They do have a cool database, just wanted to point out that we received those same measurements.
Why is there such animosity to DraftExpress on here? I understand that it's this site's "competition", but it seems unwarranted to me. I once posted a link to the DX measurement database (in a thread about wingspan vs. standing reach I think) and was essentially told that doing so is a big no-no. At the time, I was under the impression that it was sort of a joke, but apparently not. Until then, I never would have thought twice about posting relevant links to any other site. Is it really that much of a competition that we can't make use of their information on this site? The measurement database and pre-draft interviews on DX are great resources. Would it be inappropriate to post a DX interview, but not a Grantland "NBA job interview", for example? It all just seems really petty to me. I'm pretty sure there's enough room for two NBA draft sites on the internet.
It doesn't matter whether he is 6'7 or 6'8 because he has a 7'1 wingspan with huge shoulders and a frame of about 240 when he is in shape........ The man is not undersized as a power forward by any means
I have a feeling Bennett will be playing at lot of Sf, He's just gonna have to lose a few pounds before hes able to do it.
I feel like a lot if people started to become a believer of Bennett once he was a drafted first. This wouldn't be happening if the Cavs didn't pick where he could've dropped to 10 and maybe even lower. Not a fan if him personally.
Those guys are looking like they are just loving life.
Wiggins is taller, but who cares, the bottom line is if Bennett can play it won't matter how tall he really is. But if Bennett comes out and can't play, then the media will talk and talk about how short he is!
Never had a clue battier was that tall.
Dude didn't you read this article?
TOP PICK ANTHONY BENNETT UNREPENTANT ABOUT HEIGHT
Cleveland - Anthony Bennett walks into the film room at the Cleveland Cavaliers film room, a smile on his face and shoulders wide enough to imagine him battling for position among NBA bigs for years to come. Now I stand about six foot four and as Anthony gets a little closer his smile widens. "Yeah, I'm about six five and a half in my flip flops'' he says with a grin. Bennett was among the best players in college basketball last season for UNLV averaging 16 points and 8 rebounds per game, but why is his height relevant if he's regarded as the top prospect in the 2013 NBA draft class?
"I don't know, people care so much about height, wingspan all that junk, but I'm about six seven in shoes." Bennett said with his trademark grin. "Didn't hurt Barkley or Larry Johnson, I'm not worried about it...all those people trying to make me out to be six eight or whatever are just wasting their time...I can play and that's all that matters.''
Being from Las Vegas, I certainly have been one of Anthony's strongest supporters throughout the whole draft process and I have to say I agree with him. During our five minute chat or so Bennett also talked about the upcoming season and his new teammates. "They've been great, I really think we can compete for a playoff spot." The Cavs boast another top pick in Kyrie Irving, as well as former NBA champion and new Cav Andrew Bynum and project to be a middle of the pack team in this season's Eastern Conference playoff race.
As Bennett gets ready to head back to the weight room he leaves me with some parting words. "The six five power forward is makin' a comeback.'' I must say, I agree, well, at least in Bennett's case.