Look, I’m as skeptical as you guys are that blowing out your ACL and then having it repaired can make a 24-year-old any taller. But after what happened to Paul George, we have to at least consider the possibility. And since the “report” is coming from noted sideline bro Ric Bucher, it carries a little more weight.

It seems unlikely for someone to grow in height at 24, but I’d swear he’s gone from 6’3″ to 6’4″. I’m the former and we were eye level the last time I spoke to him.

I’ve always said the best way to measure a player’s height is by looking them in the eye, then using that discrepancy to decide how tall they are. There is no more reliable measuring stick for height, except for maybe a measuring stick. So yeah, I guess this is incontrovertible proof that Derrick Rose has grown since having his knee repaired. I mean, it’s not like Ric Bucher, born in 1961, could have shrunk a single inch as he ages. That sort of thing never happens.

Comments (16)

  1. any kind of dress shoes could make anyone slightly taller.

  2. I’m with Ric on this one. I anxiously await the famed “24th year growth spurt” that everyone gets.

  3. He’s a knee-grow

  4. No, the camera was just closer..

  5. I used to have those “huh, I thought I was taller than her” moments with women when I was a young man until one day I mentioned it out loud to a lady friend who laughed and told me to look at the heels on her shoes.

    All I’m saying, Ric, is next time you’re staring deep into Derrick’s eyes, take a moment to see if he’s wearing different shoes now….

  6. I’ve always said just drink a lot of milk !

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  12. that guy older guy is shrinking.

    “A little bit of shrinking is a normal part of aging, and it happens because of three things, basically,” Raj says. First, as we age, the discs between our vertebrates lose fluid, so they flatten a bit and your vertebrates “simply come together, so your spine is actually shrinking a little bit,” Raj explains.

    The arches of your feet also tend to flatten a bit as we age. Finally, we lose muscle mass as we age — especially in our abdomen, which leads to poorer posture — which gives the appearance of being shorter.

    On average, we shrink about a quarter to a third of an inch per decade for every decade after 40. All told, men will get about 1.2 to 1.5 inches shorter, and women will lose up to 2 inches, by age 70. “For men it’s less prominent because they have more muscle mass in general and their bones tend to be stronger they lose less height,” Raj says.


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