I was wondering: the weight fluctuates a lot in the nfl when it comes to skill players (safeties, receivers, linebackers, cornerbacks etc.) Some weigh 185, while others around 240 (yes, even more) and they still run a 4.4 40 yard dash. Just an observation.
In the nba skill players (mind you, playing center is also a skill, but you get my point. I mean guard and small forwards) don’t weigh a whole lot, 230 at most, but those are also 6’7 or even taller guys.
My point, and maybe question is: Why aren’t nba players heavier? Is it because the game of basketball is more stressful on the limbs (more jumping)? Or is the nba still years behind strength training compared to the nfl?
For instance, Ernie sims is a 5’11 linebacker who runs a 4.5 40 yard dash, and who vertical jumps in the mid 30’s or maybe even higher. If he had the skills, wouldn’t he be a dominant guard based on his strength and speed? Of course there are other factors involved, but maybe to spark some discussion.
This questions also pertains me, as I’m 6’2 225 at the moment, and I’m considering going back to basketball. I’d love to maintain my weight or even get heavier, but I’m not sure how it would affect my game. I’m not to good in formulating my posts, so please, just discuss.