Royce's Big Hands

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  1. Go2Guy

    Go2Guy Well-Known Member

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    Did I hear Holly Rowe correctly during the UT game state Royce's hand dimensions measure 11-1/2 inches from base of the palm to tip of middle finger? Dang

    And what did she say was the span - from thumb to pinky ??
     
  2. ISUAgronomist

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    Pinky to thumb is 12" IIRC
     
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  4. Go2Guy

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    Great link, thanks!
     
  6. LakeHavasu

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    To put that into perspective, "Doctor J" Julius Erving had a span of 11 inches from first finger to pinky, (across the four fingers) when fully extended.
     
  7. JET

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    love the video.
     
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    I bet he also has a big...

    ...pair of gloves.
     
  10. Wesley

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    Easier to play piano?
     
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    Then she also said "That's 23-1/2 inches of area." Fail, and fail.
     
  12. clone2011

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    I've always had big hands and heard "you should play piano" all the time. It still annoys the crap out of me. Even as an adult people ask me if I played piano as a kid or if I can play something for them. Had a music teacher tell me in high school that I'd "never live up to my full potential if I didn't put my 'fantastic piano hands' to use". Not only was her telling me that weird, but it's the only thing she ever said to me as I wasn't in any fine arts classes and I doubt she even knew my name.

    Guess what? I never played piano. Never had an interest in it. I'm doing alright these days.

    /rant
     
  13. Ciclone

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    You should play the piano.
     
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    Don't make me cyber-punch you. :jimlad:
     
  15. cy4prez7

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    The thing is though...Royce does play piano...quite often actually.

    On another note, I shook Royce's hand at the hotel this week and my hand disappeared. It was like shaking hands with a pillow because not only did his hand engulf mine, but it was crazy soft too. They're just gigantic!
     
  16. Cyclonepride

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    I do think that would make it harder to shoot......try grabbing a smaller than normal ball, and shooting with it a while. It's harder to get a natural touch on it. With that said, I think his stroke is looking much better, and part of that is just believing he can do it.
     
  17. cy4prez7

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    Yeah that's where the inconsistency in his misses comes. His form has gotten better but like you said it's so much harder to get a real touch on the smaller ball.
     
  18. Turbo

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    I'm less than a quarter inch from being able to wrap my hand around a soda can, but I can't palm a basketball
     

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