Do you recognize the basketball player in the photo to the left? Probably not, since he never got to play in the NBA. His name is Chris Marcus, a 7'1", 300-lb., 23.1% body fat college player. Anyone remember James Lang, Dexter Pittman, Darrell Johns and Marco Killingsworth? They were in the high-teens and low 20's with regard to body fat. The extra baggage may have played a role in their anonymity among out readers.
Top 15 NBA Players Who Got Fat After They Retired 15 15. Yao Ming. The freshly Hall of Fame-minted Yao Ming kicks off the list. The 7'6" Chinese big man retired in 2011... 14 14. Don Nelson. After a very successful high school career at Rock Island High School, Nelson played for the... 13 13. Lamar ...
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One study has been published in which high school male (n=61) and female (n=54) players in Madison, WI, were described. 9 The female athletes weighed an average of 61.54 ± 8.68 kg (135.39 ± 19.10 lbs) with 20.45 ± 4.65 % body fat, and the males weighed an average of 74.95 ± 12.02 kg (164.89 ± 26.44 lbs) with 11.98 ± 4.30 % body fat.
In this study, the body fat percentage of male basketball players (14.7%) was higher than those observed in studies by Gerodimos et al. (2005) (BF: 11.1%) and Siders et al. (1991) (BF: 10.5% ...
For example, Shaq ballooned to well over 325 pounds when he was in the latter part of his career, and he was no exception. The following list of players are current NBA players that are battling weight issues despite being some of the most athletic professional athletes in the world. *Stats are correct as of Febuary 3rd, 2014. 15 15. Jabari Parker, Height: 6’8, Weight: 240 lbs.
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Athletes involved in sports where body size is a definite advantage, such as basketball (males, 84.1 +/- 6.2 kg; females, 55.3 +/- 4.9 kg) and volleyball (males, 75.0 +/- 6.6 kg; females, 58.4 +/- 4.5 kg) tended to have a larger LBM.
At 190 I'm around 17% body fat. My game isn't completely different, but you'll notice me doing different things during different times of the year. Just look at the games of OJ Mayo and Raymond Felton. When skinny, they were "effective" players. Once bulked up, they can no longer use their game that they've modeled for years based on their current body fat percentage.
Losing body fat was a major part of that. Hess harkens back to 2007, when Nene, then a Denver Nugget, was coming off a major injury. He dropped his weight from 268 to 250 pounds and lowered his ...