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J.J. Watt Is 6'6", 295 Lbs; Think That's Big?

Thu Feb 14, 2013 12:56 am

I've seen lots of pictures of this guy before, but never standing beside a guy as big as J.J. Watt is; I mean, he makes Watt look like a high school kid ! This in one BIG DUDE !

Charley

I saw Yao Ming up close in person one time, at the NBA All-Star Game in Las Vegas a few years back. And even among the NBA's best players, Shaq and Dwight Howard included, Yao was the only one who was so big you couldn't help but stop and stare as he walked by. He looks like he's riding on someone else's shoulders. It was amazing to see.
And if you want proof that Yao is not in proportion with a normal human being, he made the NFL's defensive player of the year look like he was a little kid bothering the former Houston Rockets star for an autograph in a restaurant.
If you saw J.J. Watt on the street, you'd probably do a double take even if you didn't immediately recognize him, just because he's such a large human being. He's 6-foot-5 and 295 pounds. By any reasonable standard, that's enormous.
Next to Yao, in a cool picture of two Houston sports icons, just look at how small a 6-5, 295-pound man looks.
[Also: Matt Barkley, Geno Smith and Ryan Nassib will throw at combine]
Yao, who is listed at 7-6, 310 pounds on his NBA.com profile page, is a full head taller than Watt (and what a head that is on Yao). Watt was already thinking of what Yao could do at the other defensive end spot for the Texans.
J.J. Watt & Yao Ming (Watt is 295 Lbs. 6' 6", Yao Ming is 7'6", 310 lbs.)
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RE: J.J. Watt Is 6'6", 295 Lbs; Think That's Big?

Thu Feb 14, 2013 1:06 am

Quoting Geezer (Thread starter):
Watt was already thinking of what Yao could do at the other defensive end spot for the Texans.

Probably nothing. Guys that big, Yao included, tend to often have nagging injuries partly due to their size. Ming never was able to live up to his potential because he just couldn't stay on the court. That said, his impact on the game far outweighs his impact on the court since he helped popularize the NBA in China.

Yao actually kind of exposes a flaw in Chinese basketball. Apparently there the leaders simply grab the tallest kids and send them to the basketball academies for training rather than really trying to screen for talent. Until they change that, success for Chinese basketball players will probably be limited.
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RE: J.J. Watt Is 6'6", 295 Lbs; Think That's Big?

Thu Feb 14, 2013 5:22 am

Quoting BMI727 (Reply 1):
his impact on the game far outweighs his impact on the court since he helped popularize the NBA in China.

I'd say it had a pretty big "impact" on his retirement fund, also !

Quoting BMI727 (Reply 1):
Apparently there the leaders simply grab the tallest kids and send them to the basketball academies for training rather than really trying to screen for talent.

I think you're probably right about that; but the thing that REALLY amazed me.......and mainly why I posted that picture....did you SEE the size of that guy's head ? (Make's J.J. look like a pin-head !)

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RE: J.J. Watt Is 6'6", 295 Lbs; Think That's Big?

Thu Feb 14, 2013 7:40 am

Makes me think of this picture, Arnold isn't a small man 6,1' and in Conan about 260 pounds, but he's dwarfed by Wilt and Andre.

 
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RE: J.J. Watt Is 6'6", 295 Lbs; Think That's Big?

Thu Feb 14, 2013 9:46 pm

Quoting BMI727 (Reply 1):
Quoting Geezer (Thread starter):
Watt was already thinking of what Yao could do at the other defensive end spot for the Texans.

Probably nothing. Guys that big, Yao included, tend to often have nagging injuries partly due to their size.

I agree. If Yao played Football he would be actually very easy to tackle as you would just go for his legs also Yao is relatively skinny compared to Watt as he is a foot taller and weighs 15 pounds more. Furthermore how fast can Yao run a 40.

Quoting BMI727 (Reply 1):
Ming never was able to live up to his potential because he just couldn't stay on the court. That said, his impact on the game far outweighs his impact on the court since he helped popularize the NBA in China.

I wish I had Yao's career.

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RE: J.J. Watt Is 6'6", 295 Lbs; Think That's Big?

Thu Feb 14, 2013 10:05 pm

Quoting StarAC17 (Reply 4):
I wish I had Yao's career.

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Greg Oden.

Yeah, that's a sad case but he keeps getting looks. Not more than that though.

The truth is that in modern sports, speed and size is no longer much of a trade off. You see guys like Julius Peppers (played basketball in college), JJ Watt, Kevin Durant, and LeBron James who are all big, strong, quick, and explosive. They're just freaks of nature and you didn't see many guys like that decades ago.

I wish I remembered the exact stat, but I think it was something like what several decades ago was the average size of an NFL linebacker is now the average size of an NFL quarterback.
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