It’s fair to say that the NBA has had it’s fair share of overweight players in the past, ranging from Eddy Curry to Robert ‘Tractor’ Traylor.
If you have height and can run, even in short spurts, your weight can actually be an advantage, especially if you’re a big man, as you’re almost impossible to move in the post, and boxing out is a piece of cake.
However, a Reddit user by the name of lgfork may have discovered the heaviest on-court lineup in the history of the NBA.
The lineup played for a total of 9 minutes and 27 seconds during the Celtics’ 2010-11 season.
Shooting Guard: Ray Allen – 205 lbs
Small Forward: Paul Pierce – 235 lbs
Power Forward: Glen Davis – 289 lbs
That equals a total of 1,254 lbs, and that’s not including the fact that Davis and Shaq were most likely heavier than their listed weights.
The lineup that comes closest to the whopping weight of these five is the group of Stephon Marbury (180 lb), Jamal Crawford (200 lb), Quentin Richardson (223 lb), Eddy Curry (295 lb) and Jerome James (300 lb), who played approximately 63 minutes together in 2006-07 as members of the New York Knicks.