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Old 05-05-2007, 06:47 PM   #1 (permalink)
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AI, 7 foot wingspan?

I was reading a biography on the net on Allen Iverson, and it said that he is close to 5'10 and measures 7 foot from fingertip to fingertip.

I really don't think this could be true. I can hardly believe that someone's wingspan is a foot and 2 inches longer than himself. I've looked at AI and he has some pretty long arms, but no way are they 7'0.

Is this true? Does anyone have any info? Any official measurements?
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Old 05-05-2007, 08:05 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Re: AI, 7 foot wingspan?

That can't be true. He'd look like a gorilla w/ his hands down to his knees. If you look @ him & watch him play, that's obviously not the case.

If you were talking about the other AI (Iggy) then that makes more sense.
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Re: AI, 7 foot wingspan?

6'6-6'7 wingspan would be huge on a 5'11-6'0 guy. 7'0 would be ridiculous.
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Old 05-05-2007, 08:47 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Re: AI, 7 foot wingspan?

Seriously, Tmac has something like a 7 ft wingspan, hes 6'8 and his arms look long on him.
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Re: AI, 7 foot wingspan?

Was this just some fan site, or did he pull a Tyson Chandler and just lie about himself? http://www.tysonchandler.com/go.cfm?do=Page.View&pid=18
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Re: AI, 7 foot wingspan?

http://jockbio.com/Bios/Iverson/Iverson_numbers.html

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Re: AI, 7 foot wingspan?

Hell no. Iverson is (1) over 6' and (2) has an above average wingspan, probably between 6'3" and 6'6" but not close to 7 foot. I guarantee that.
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Re: AI, 7 foot wingspan?

Iverson does not have anywhere near a 7 foot wingspan. It's not even possible. I also don't agree that he's over 6 feet tall he's more like 5'11 tops.
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Re: AI, 7 foot wingspan?

its true , I remember reading it in Sports Illustrated in AI's rookie year.
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Re: AI, 7 foot wingspan?

Lol...he'd either have an unusual amount of blocks, rebounds, or steals, and he has none.
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Re: AI, 7 foot wingspan?

Looking at AI, does it look like he has a 7 foot wingspan? He wouldn't even be able to walk properly with that type of wingspan
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Re: AI, 7 foot wingspan?

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Looking at AI, does it look like he has a 7 foot wingspan? He wouldn't even be able to walk properly with that type of wingspan
And he wouldn't struggle so hard for dunks...all in all...I'd be shocked if it were true.
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Lol...he'd either have an unusual amount of blocks, rebounds, or steals, and he has none.
he is top 15 all time in steals with some years ahead of him.(1716 in total) considering he is really only 5'11 i would say thats alot.
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Re: AI, 7 foot wingspan?

Well first, his arms don't have to be rediculously long as long as his body is wide because it's from fingertip to fingertip. And with that said, I don't believe it.

He would have to have, really long fingers, long arms and a wide body.
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