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Alperen Sengun's Height

Discussion in 'Houston Rockets: Game Action & Roster Moves' started by don grahamleone, Oct 5, 2023.

  1. Newlin

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    What is adding to the confusion is the hair. Sengun has a pretty healthy head of hair. What we don’t know is where the skull actually begins. I think we can all agree that the hair shouldn’t count towards the overall height. Big hair can make people appear taller than they actually are. Many short politicians, actors, and entertainers like to fluff up their hair to add to their height.

    Is Sengun a hair fluffer? I honestly don’t know.
     
  2. invocux

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    There are about 3 thousands of 7+ footers in the world. Most of the 7 fters in the league are actually bw 6'10-6'11.
     
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    Do you really believe anyone measuring height for NBA players stops the bar at the top of their hair instead of pushing it to their head? That would easily make some of the guards with freeform dreads 7' tall.
     
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  4. hlmbasketball

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    I think it's the hair but also, as I keep saying he has an elongated neck as well. If you take into account his hair and his elongated neck, he is probably closer to 6'9.

    Jabari is a true 6'11
     
  5. OremLK

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    While standing reach is important, I wouldn't underestimate "long neck" dudes. Still valuable for seeing the court and seeing the basket over shot contests.
     
  6. AroundTheWorld

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    lol
     
  7. Newlin

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    A lot of clutchfans are looking at pictures of Sengun and making judgements of his height. Others are commenting how he compares standing next to other players. These are probably not the best ways to estimate height. Hairstyles can definitely be a factor in some people’s perception of height.
     
  8. cmoak1982

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    Alp is taller than Jabari. Proportions don’t matter in height.
     
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    No one is being deceived from Alp hair. It’s not like he has a two inch fro lol
     
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    It could be why he has good court vision.
     
  11. hlmbasketball

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    Uh, no! Jabari is taller and he has a longer reach
     
  12. cmoak1982

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    No he doesn’t. You need to get your eyes checked out.
     
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    Lol. You need to get a HD TV. Sengun is not taller than Jabari
     
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    They look the same height to me. Shoulder to shoulder, hip to hip, knee to knee. :p

    Screenshot_20231126-104528.png
     
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    Sengun has the Alykhan Bijani cut

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    Jabari may still be growing too, FYI. Kid just turned 20. Could be he's just keeping pace with Alpi.
     
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    Yes he is. Very clearly. And they have literally the same wingspan.
     
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  18. hlmbasketball

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    Jabari is leaning over, Sengun is straight and there isnt much difference in 2 inches when you consider Sengun's hair and neck length.

    I think the biggest difference is their arm length
     
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    If they have the same wingspan and same height then why would you say Sengun is taller?

     
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    I laugh at that thought, Afros have an aerodynamic concept.
     
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