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(The New York Times)   Size matters. Just ask this 4'5" point guard   (nytimes.com) divider line 13
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2013-02-17 05:34:58 PM
So my NBA dreams are still alive at 5'4"?
 
2013-02-17 09:30:38 PM

ambassador_ahab: So my NBA dreams are still alive at 5'4"?


At 5'4" you're the next power forward or whatever they call them now.
 
2013-02-17 11:14:34 PM
Of course he's 11-years old so he does have some growing to do.
 
2013-02-17 11:15:23 PM
He's taller than Muggsy
 
2013-02-18 12:30:06 AM

marius2: He's taller than Muggsy


A mole's cock is taller than Muggsy
 
2013-02-18 01:55:17 AM
I'm fairly sure this kid will have a pro career waiting for him if he doesn't grow.

Touring with the Globetrotters.
 
2013-02-18 09:32:46 AM
"ScoutsFocus of Greenville, N.C., which evaluates and ranks high school players, helped put together the viral video that was filmed by a Patriots assistant. "

Is it just something about the name "Patriots" that draws assistants to take famous videos?
 
2013-02-18 03:34:25 PM
WTF is with that team's socks?

/technicolor?  really?
 
2013-02-18 06:59:31 PM
I wish all these little quick-as-hell-but-too-short (predominately) black kids would ditch basketball and football and take up soccer.  The US would have the best team in the world.  I grew up in football and basketball and played againts hundreds of lightning fast kids that were clearly never going to go anywhere because of their height.  Put one of them on a soccer pitch and they'd dominate.  I took up soccer two years ago at age 34 and was pretty disappointed at the caliber of athlete that plays in the US.
 
2013-02-18 08:20:51 PM

FLMountainMan: I wish all these little quick-as-hell-but-too-short (predominately) black kids would ditch basketball and football and take up soccer.


Sure,  if their foot-eye coordination is as good as their hand-eye coordination.  I played JV soccer and my eldest played in AYSO, but please don't ask us to make a free throw.  I'm sure there are plenty of people who're great at handling a basketball with their hands, but trip over a ball by their feet.
 
2013-02-18 10:46:41 PM

ambassador_ahab: So my NBA dreams are still alive at 5'4"?


I don't know about your NBA dreams, but do you have a flat top?
 
2013-02-19 08:54:20 AM

dbirchall: FLMountainMan: I wish all these little quick-as-hell-but-too-short (predominately) black kids would ditch basketball and football and take up soccer.

Sure,  if their foot-eye coordination is as good as their hand-eye coordination.  I played JV soccer and my eldest played in AYSO, but please don't ask us to make a free throw.  I'm sure there are plenty of people who're great at handling a basketball with their hands, but trip over a ball by their feet.


That's generally not the way the body works.  Free throws have little to do with hand-eye coordination.  It's repetition, muscle memory.
 
2013-02-19 08:23:15 PM

dbirchall: FLMountainMan: I wish all these little quick-as-hell-but-too-short (predominately) black kids would ditch basketball and football and take up soccer.

Sure,  if their foot-eye coordination is as good as their hand-eye coordination.  I played JV soccer and my eldest played in AYSO, but please don't ask us to make a free throw.  I'm sure there are plenty of people who're great at handling a basketball with their hands, but trip over a ball by their feet.


Hand-eye coordination is just the speed you can process visual inputs. At it's basic level, it's not any different for feet versus hands. Practice and muscle memory are more important here. If these basketball stars started with soccer at a very young age, they could be great. If you throw a great athlete with no soccer experience on the soccer field randomly, they will fail miserably.
 
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