who is the strongest man in the league?
many may say dwight,but I suspect some may disagree.who is the choice?
Scalabrine wins everything.
Dwight has the perfect combination of strength and athletisism, but I'd say an undersized big like Reggie Evans or Ben Wallace is probably stronger.
That being said, James Johnson will beat them all up
Used to be easy, could just say Shaq. Now, I guess that most would go with either Dwight Howard or Blake Griffin. Possibly even LeBron James. Two other guys that come to mind are Nene and Carlos Boozer, who are both incredibly strong. Even undersized guys like DeJuan Blair, Craig Smith, Chuck Hayes and Reggie Evans make up for their lack of ideal size with strength. Kendrick Perkins is also really strong, though Tyson Chandler through him around like a rag doll in the play-offs.
One guy who I think would definitely been in the running for leagues strongest player would be a healthy Greg Oden. That is what I think makes him a player many will be willing to gamble on. He literally would throw around just about anyone he went up against. Speed is the most difficult thing for him to defend, but if the guy plays half a game he is about good for a double-double and a few blocks. I would say Andrew Bynum has to be up there all things considered just because of his size and weight, but I think Greg honestly would take this category if he were healthy and playing.
Andrew Bynum is right up there, the guy is +285lbs and most of them are muscles.
Shaq was always my number 2 behind malone so i dont think it was that easy to say shaq was the strongest, i would also point to the fact that malone played through injuries his entire career, you can call that strength, toughness whatever. However this day in age i'd go with dwight,blake or wallace.
Ron Artest has gotta be one of the strongest SFs, with Lebron
Chuck Hayse at 6'6 is one of the best defending Cs around.. He has to be strong to be able to defend Bynum and Howard while being half a foot shorter..
I think everyone listed is in the mix
Glen Davis - 290lbs former NCAA D1 football recruit
Kwame Brown - doesn't mean he's good, but I remember hearing interviews from players saying he was nearly impossible to move, because he was so strong. I remember the term "country strong" being used to describe him.
Joey Graham - I don't think he's on a roster right now, but he could bench press 400lbs coming out of college, with years of a NBA strength routine, he's probably stronger now, but then again, I don't know if he's on a roster.
I'm watching the Bulls v Grizz game right now and Omer Asik barely moves when 280 + lb Marc Gasol throws his weight into him.
Asik is one strong dude, he's so big he doesn't look really muscle bound, but things he does on the court really indicates he has top level strength for an NBA player.
Not the strongest but Z-Bo holds it down.
DeMarcus Cousins makes you cringe every time he bangs down low, lol.
nikola pekovic.. dude is a giant... 6'11'' and probably north of 300 lbs
I've heard other players say Kwame Brown is freakishly strong. Not doing him a whole lotta good, but the man is still powerful.
Its a toss up but it would have to be one of the undersized bigmen or Dwight in my opinion.
A few season ago I would have said its between Shaq and Big Ben
I heard that Darkos spirit animal is the strongest in the league if that counts for anything....
earl boykins can bench 315 so he might have the most strength for his size.
In which case it's Darko for coming back year after year after everyone keeps calling him a bust
If you're talking about pound for pound, it's probably earl boykins.
pound for pound, maybe Russell Westbrook, the kid's body is dry and cut
Reggie Evans has to be one of the strongest guys around, i suspect his legs are like a rock with how he can hold down his position for the boards.
Ivan Johnson looks pretty strong. But here will never be a clear cut answer to this question.
We can hold an all-nba arm-wrestling competition and find out lol