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PaulMaulPaulMaul Posts: 4,712 ✭✭✭✭✭

This post is not intended to say anything negative about Audi, but simply to ask one question: what does the fact that she is able to play competitively at 300 lbs say about the women’s game?

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    stevekstevek Posts: 27,764 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I think she would also make a good sumo wrestler.

    That's a compliment - it's a tough sport.

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    grote15grote15 Posts: 29,535 ✭✭✭✭✭

    She is a skilled shooter, no question about that, 18 of 20 from the field is impressive no matter who does it. She is also 6 foot 3 so she's a lot taller (and bigger) than virtually all other players so she uses that size to her advantage, especially underneath the basket.



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    grote15grote15 Posts: 29,535 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @BLUEJAYWAY said:
    With this thread titled I thought this was going to be about that car brand thieves.

    Same here! LOL..



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    stevekstevek Posts: 27,764 ✭✭✭✭✭

    She's as big as an Audi. Okay, I apologize for the remark, I just can't help it.

    Her and Caitlin Clark in a one on one competition might be interesting. I would watch it, except that I'd have anything better to do.

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    PaulMaulPaulMaul Posts: 4,712 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited March 30, 2024 3:35AM

    I simply don’t understand how she can play basketball at that weight. Is there less running in the women’s game?

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    fergie23fergie23 Posts: 2,088 ✭✭✭✭

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    grote15grote15 Posts: 29,535 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @PaulMaul said:
    I simply don’t understand how she can play basketball at that weight. Is there less running in the women’s game?

    No, she's still very young so the effects of carrying extra weight on joints, knees etc has not manifested itself yet. You can also be in decent shape cardiovascularly even at a heavy weight as many NFL players, even those at well over 300 lbs, can be.



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    stevekstevek Posts: 27,764 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited March 30, 2024 10:52AM

    I see it as a DNA evolutionary thing. No offense intended but she is a freak of nature which obviously isn't bad for women's basketball skills. She was likely a big baby at birth, and continues to grow into what she is today.

    However the problem is that her internal arteries and organs probably haven't DNA evolved as fast as her skeletal and muscle mass. Grote15 alluded to her youth which is fine for now. But sadly as she begins to get older, the arteries and internal organs begin to age, and simply won't be able to keep up with providing her body the proper energy and oxygen, and she may pass at a relatively early age. Likely before the age of 50 or perhaps years before.

    That being said, if she can eventually discipline herself with the proper diet and nutrition, and stay far away from recreational drugs which would exacerbate the situation, she might have a chance of living past 50.

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    erikthredderikthredd Posts: 8,235 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited March 30, 2024 12:59PM

    Good for Audi for going out there and having an impact at that size like she did up until that last loss. She put up 20 or more points in 17 of her 29 games as a freshman, finishing the season at 19/ppg & 8/rpg.
    In Iowa State's three Big 12 tournament games she scored 23/25/25 and in their two NCAAW tournament games she dropped 40 (on 180/20 shooting) in round before scoring just 10 in their 2nd round loss.

    We can make jokes about her weight but this isn't softball where you stand around for most of the game, basketball keeps you running back & forth all night and she did average 26mins per game. That's likely to go up in year 2.

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    PaulMaulPaulMaul Posts: 4,712 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @erikthredd I tried to make it clear I wasn’t making jokes about her. I just genuinely don’t understand how you can get up and down the court for 40 minutes at that weight. I guess I would have to watch how she plays, but I can’t imagine that getting back on defense is a strong suit.

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    Basebal21Basebal21 Posts: 2,279 ✭✭✭✭

    Zion Williamson is 300 pounds and hes in the NBA only 3 inches taller than her. The NC State Mens Center is 290. Lots of football linemen are over 350 now. University of Florida has a 6'5 435 pound defensive tackle.

    Theres been multiple NBA players over 300 pounds. While a couple of them was because of their height most of them wouldnt exactly be chosen for the cover of muscle and fitness.

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    erikthredderikthredd Posts: 8,235 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @PaulMaul said:
    @erikthredd I tried to make it clear I wasn’t making jokes about her. I just genuinely don’t understand how you can get up and down the court for 40 minutes at that weight. I guess I would have to watch how she plays, but I can’t imagine that getting back on defense is a strong suit.

    i wasn't trying to call anyone out with that remark. I honestly had never heard of her until she scored that 40pts on 18/20 shots last weekend but I doubt that she's not playing defense. That's still a D1 school and if you're not giving the effort you're likely not playing, even in the women's game.

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    BLUEJAYWAYBLUEJAYWAY Posts: 8,051 ✭✭✭✭✭

    In reading about her family information her dad died young,54. Her Uncle died at 37. Don't know in either case the causes.

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    stevekstevek Posts: 27,764 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I think that comparing "big men" athletes with this big woman athlete is not really a fair comparison.

    i mentioned before the obvious skeletal and muscle mass differences between men and women. A huge big man athlete is not exactly a rare phenomenon. Whereby a big woman such as this one, being able to do what she does is rare.

    Sadly the facts about her father and uncle may not bode well for her life expectancy.

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    galaxy27galaxy27 Posts: 7,152 ✭✭✭✭✭

    dude i seriously thought this thread was about car theft and i thought paulmaul was getting wacky on us

    (see what i did there)

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    craig44craig44 Posts: 10,547 ✭✭✭✭✭

    that is a big girl. imagine how dominant she could be if she dropped 80-100 pounds.

    George Brett, Roger Clemens and Tommy Brady.

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    erikthredderikthredd Posts: 8,235 ✭✭✭✭✭
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    @craig44 said:
    that is a big girl. imagine how dominant she could be if she dropped 80-100 pounds.

    She's already holding her own as is. Ranked 35th in the entire country in scoring , 19th in FG%.

    She ovbiously has a few years to go but it will be interesting to see if she goes to the WNBA st some point, will the team that drafts her expect her to cut/hold the weight down?

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    stevekstevek Posts: 27,764 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Hope she didn't get the covid shot and boosters.

    Would be a lot of lethal combinations going on there.

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    PaulMaulPaulMaul Posts: 4,712 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @erikthredd said:

    @craig44 said:
    that is a big girl. imagine how dominant she could be if she dropped 80-100 pounds.

    She's already holding her own as is. Ranked 35th in the entire country in scoring , 19th in FG%.

    She ovbiously has a few years to go but it will be interesting to see if she goes to the WNBA st some point, will the team that drafts her expect her to cut/hold the weight down?

    I’m not a huge Basketball guy, but is her Shaq-like offensive play (her FG% is the result of literally every shot being a layup) something that would translate to the WNBA where there are bigger players? That style of center play is certainly dead in the NBA.

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    erikthredderikthredd Posts: 8,235 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @PaulMaul said:

    @erikthredd said:

    @craig44 said:
    that is a big girl. imagine how dominant she could be if she dropped 80-100 pounds.

    She's already holding her own as is. Ranked 35th in the entire country in scoring , 19th in FG%.

    She ovbiously has a few years to go but it will be interesting to see if she goes to the WNBA st some point, will the team that drafts her expect her to cut/hold the weight down?

    I’m not a huge Basketball guy, but is her Shaq-like offensive play (her FG% is the result of literally every shot being a layup) something that would translate to the WNBA where there are bigger players? That style of center play is certainly dead in the NBA.

    I did check to see what her 3pt attempts per game were relatively compared to the rest of that top 20 and she averaged the 3rd most attempts per game (she was 5/16 from three all year.)
    That entire top 20 was made up of mostly players scoring twos not threes and like any FG% list,be it male or female, the leaders are usually doing most of their scoring near/at the rim.

    The NBA's top 10 in FG% are mostly all just dunkers and not really considered shooters while the women's leaders are all likely shooting within 5' of the rim like in your Shaq reference.

    There are roughly 19-20 WNBA players that are 6'-5" or taller but most are right at 6-5. Crooks is just 6-3 but with that weight she should be able to hold her own against certain matchups and not so much against others,just like she's doing now in the NCAAW.

    NBA Sidenote: Mavs Center Daniel Gafford just had a made field goals streak end after 33 straight baskets without a miss, leaving him two buckets away from Wilt's NBA record of 35 straight makes.

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    2dueces2dueces Posts: 6,252 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @BLUEJAYWAY said:
    With this thread titled I thought this was going to be about that car brand thieves.

    Never heard of her but I’ve heard of an Audi. And I did stay at a holiday inn last night

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