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Too tall for basketball? S. Korea scraps lampooned height limit

The Korean Basketball League (KBL) was subject to worldwide mockery last year when it banned foreign players taller than 200 centimetres (six foot six inches) in a move to protect local, mostly shorter athletes.

Too tall for basketball? South Korea scraps lampooned height ...

SEOUL: South Korea's basketball league has scrapped a controversial height limit that kept its tallest foreign players off the court, less than a year after it was introduced, officials said ...

Korean Basketball League sets foreign-player height limit ...

One player must be no taller than 200 cm (6'6 3/4") and the other has to be under 186 cm (6'1 1/4"), according to the Yonhap news agency . This is an issue for 35-year-old American center David ...

South Korean basketball is cutting foreign players down to ...

Starting with the 2018-19 season, one of these players must not be taller than 200cm (6ft 6in), while the other one cannot be taller than 186cm. This meant that one of the country's most popular ...

'Too tall for basketball': American player exceeds Korean ...

David Simon, who stands 6ft 7in, falls foul of a new rule designed to make South Korea’s competition less reliant on tall imports

US basketball player survives height limit

The KBL thinks height restrictions will encourage teams to recruit players with better speed and skills rather than "just tall ones." The rule does not apply to Korean athletes, however.

South Korean basketball league ousts foreign players for ...

League officials announced last month that teams can have only two overseas players; one cannot be taller than 2 meters, or about 6 feet 6 inches, and the other must be below 6 feet 1 inch, the ...

A tall tale: Height costs Stevenson grad David Simon a spot ...

Simon, who has played five seasons in South Korea, was two centimeters, or about three-quarters of an inch, over the limit.

The Question: Should there be a height limit on basketball ...

Basketball coach Notre Dame Yes, and I mean yes. I'm not like some others who say limit the size until they get a big man. There can't be more than 30 top-notch players 6 feet 8 inches or over. They're putting a million kids under 6 feet out of action because basketball is one game where one man can win for you. W. H. SHUPERT Philadelphia

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