Wed Mar 9, 2005
By MALCOLM RITTER, AP Science Writer
NEW YORK - It's hard to think of "fat" and "basketball player" at the same time, but by the most widely used standard nearly half the players in the NBA qualify as overweight.
Four players are even obese most notably, Miami Heat star Shaquille O'Neal.
The analysis of 426 players by The Associated Press actually says more about the widely used body-mass index than the National Basketball Association: Just because 200 players are "overweight" doesn't necessarily mean they're too fat.