When Anthony Davis was measured out of Kentucky as he was becoming the top pick in the 2012 draft, he measured out at 6-foot-9.25 in socks and 6-foot-10.5 in shoes. He also clocked in at 222 lbs. on the weight scale. Since then, we've been told he's still getting taller, his arms are probably expanding like a baby pterodactyl, and he's becoming the very thing SkyNet warned us about. Since then, he's become one of the best players in the NBA and apparently is still getting bigger even at 23 years old.
Davis has apparently grown to 6-foot-11 this offseason and is around 250 lbs. as he looks noticeably bigger and stronger.
Uh, Anthony Davis grew an inch. Davis told @SeanKelleyLive he's now 6-11. Also up to 250 lbs, but wants to see how he plays at that weight.— Justin Verrier (@JustinVerrier) September 26, 2016
The real question is whether or not this means he's 6-foot-11 in shoes or in socks without shoes. If that's a measurement without shoes, then it means he's going to be over 7-feet tall when he laces up his Nike sneakers. If it's his measurement in socks, I guess it means he's grown just a half inch and those tales of him growing in previous years were dirty lies.
It'll be interesting to see how he plays at his new weight though. Does he have the same athleticism and explosiveness he had 10-20 pounds ago? Will it help him endure the punishment of an NBA season that has seen him miss at least 14 games all four seasons of his career? Or could it add to even more problems as his body tries to endure more weight and impact on his frame?
Hopefully, this means Davis can be fully healthy, still the soaring monster he's been in the past, and even stronger moving forward.