Posts for tag: NBA

June 08, 2017
Category: Uncategorized
Tags: sports injuries   shoe size   foot facts   NBA  

Will you be glued to the television tomorrow night for game 4 of the NBA championship series between the Golden State Warriors and the Cleveland Cavaliers? Last time these two teams played, I was on the edge of my seat watching one of basketball’s greatest players, LeBron James, take down his rival, Stephen Curry.

LeBron became Ohio’s hero in 2016 after he led the Cavaliers to their first NBA Championship victory ever and the first victory by a Cleveland major league sports team since 1964. He did so in size 16 tennis shoes. Size 16! Let’s take a look at what that really means…

A size 16 foot in inches is 12.3” from toe to heel. That’s an entire ruler plus more! The average men’s shoe size is 10.5, which translates to about 10” long. I know what you’re thinking, 2.3” can’t make that much of a difference, but in basketball it really can. The human foot has 26 bones, 33 joints, 107 ligaments, and 19 muscles and tendons. Those bones, joints, ligaments, muscles, and tendons all work seamlessly together to create movement and power when we walk and run. Now imagine having 2.3” more of these, how much faster and stronger we would be! That’s why LeBron is amazing and when I cheer for him tomorrow, I’m going to be cheering that those size 16 feet lead us to victory.