Today at Celtics Hub, Hayes Davenport determined that the Los Angeles Clippers are the “fattest” team in the NBA, using Body Mass Index. The Celtics with Big Baby Davis and Shaq, were surprisingly No. 2.
So naturally, I was curious where the Thunder ranked. And it’s somewhere right in the middle with an overall 25.05 BMI.
“Normal weight” is considered to be between 18.5-24.9. Overweight is from 25-29.9. Anything above that is obese, and anything below normal is underweight. As Davenport notes, “Many NBA players are in much better shape than these figures imply. LeBron’s BMI is over 27 and he’s doing okay, physically. So this is really more about “bulkiness” than fatness, or the relationship between height and weight. Also, height and weight listings on NBA rosters are a morass of deception and ignorance, so consider them with a pinch of salt.”
So really, this information is kind of worthless considering all the factors. But still, I think we all needed to know Oklahoma City’s fat rankings. Especially since Mayor Mick told us we were all going on a diet a couple years ago. Keep Reading…