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pachador
05-25-2007, 05:53 AM
Since the Philippines is planning to bid to host the FIBA-world qualifiers for the olympics next year, I was thinking that this might be a good time for the Philippines to hold a parallel world basketball championships simultaneously with a height limit of 6 feet and below. This will settle once and for all who is the best in asia and the world. China is good only because they have 1.3 billion people to choose their good 7 footers, but how will china do against countries with shorter players? this will be the final ultimate test of basketball wizardry as to who are the best basketball players in the world pound for pound , inch for inch. This will also dramatize the need that there needs to be height divisions in basketball: at least 2 height divisions ---> unlimited height division and either 6 feet and below or 6'5" and below.
if boxing has weight divisions, then basketball can also have height divisions . it is commonsense.

pachador
05-25-2007, 11:50 AM
by the way, height divisions is common in the recreational leagues in california specially among the asian leagues. basically, there's the "open" division with unlimited height and theres the 6 foot and below division.

pachador
05-25-2007, 11:52 AM
An International The 5'11" and below tournament was held once in Spain:

In 1967 , the Philippines finished 3rd and captured the bronze medal in the first ever Intercontinental Basketball Tournament for players under 5'11" in Barcelona, Spain. The Philippines finished behind the United States and host Spain but beat South American giant, Brazil and European representative, France.