The Largest Growth Spurts In Medical Recorded History

This will be one of those article posts that will be occasionally edited upon. It will try to document the largest growth spurts that have been medical recorded or verified in some way.

The two main factors that will be used to determine the largest growth spurts is magnitude in terms of height difference from beginning to end, and time period to show the rate at which the person increased in height. What you would obviously notice is that all the growth spurts I have listed are of NBA players, past and present. It is a shame that few people talk about height as much as basketball players and people involved in the sport.

From resource 1 HERE (Inside Hoops Forum)

1. Dennis Rodman – From 5′ 9″ –> 6′ 7″ around age 20, 1 years time.

2. Scottie Pippen – From 6′ 1″ –> 6′ 8″ around age 19 or 20, 1 years time, but mainly in the summer

3. Dwight Howard from 5’8″ to 6’9″ in one year  (…d.php?t=203778 )

4. Dennis Johnson 5’9″ as a HS senior to 6’4″ in one year.

5. David Robinson – 5’9 his junior year of high school and 6’7 his senior year and then 7’1 in Naval Academy. last spurt was at age 21.

6. Actor Kevin Costner grew from 5’2″, to 6’1″ from 18-20 yrs. old

7. Manu Ginobili in late teens. 5’8″ to 6’6″ (in two years time) ( )

8. Tim Duncan also had a massive late growth spurt when he was 17. 6’3″ to 6’11”

9. Rookie Gordon Hayward 5’10” to 6’6.75″ (….on_haywar.html )

10. Anthony Davis – from 6’3″ to 6’9″ or 6′ 10″ in about 2 years time.

11. Lamar Odom- Was 6’2 as a highschool point guard. Out of nowhere he hit a huge growth spurt to 6’9.

12. LeBron James – From 6’1″ to 6’8″ in less than 2 years.

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