Monday , Oct , 15 , 2007 Oly Sandor

Monday Listed, Five Portly Players For Miami Heat Coach Pat Riley: Oliver Miller, Charles Barkley, Shawn Kemp, Stanley Roberts, & Bryant Reeves

I admit it. I love Pat Riley, the Miami Heat’s legendary coach. The Gucci sideline boss is always up to something and his antics add color to the NBA. Few coaches would suspend a spot-starter for being out of shape and then describe him to local media in such a way that the scribes would dub the player “portly” …

I admit it. I love Pat Riley, the Miami Heat’s legendary coach. The Gucci sideline boss is always up to something and his antics add color to the NBA. Few coaches would suspend a spot-starter for being out of shape and then describe him to local media in such a way that the scribes would dub the player "portly."

Antoine Walker, the portly player in question, isn’t the only baller to stretch the meaning of professional. In this edition of Monday Listed, HoopsVibe The Blog decided to look at five other NBA players who could easily be hit with the portly tag.

As always, get at us in the comment box below with your thoughts on the NBA’s girthiest player.

#5)
Oliver Miller.
Claim To Portly Fame: Charles Barkley once said that Miller would be an All-Star if he learned two words: I’m full. But people in glass houses shouldn’t throw stones …

#4) Charles Barkley.
Claim To Portly Fame:

#3)
Shawn Kemp.
Claim To Portly Fame: Kemp’s weight up ballooned to 300 pounds in Cleveland and Portland. Apparently, Reign Man has been working out in Houston and has lost the weight, though.

#2) Stanley Roberts.
Claim To Portly Fame: Roberts was listed at a generous 7"0, 285 pounds. However, insiders say he was easily tipping 3.5 bills before getting suspended for violating the league’s substance abuse program in 1999.

#1) Bryant Reeves.
Claim To Portly Fame: Reeves became ‘so big’ that Vancouver McDonalds franchises named a menu item after him. The golden arches offered The Big Country Fry Basket. Of course, this option was a step-up from supersize.

Get at us in the comment box below with your thoughts on the portliest NBA player.

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