Draft Combine: How well did stars perform in the bench press test?

Draft Combine: How well did stars perform in the bench press test?

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Draft Combine: How well did stars perform in the bench press test?

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The bench press portion of the NBA Combine isn’t anywhere near as important as it is in the NFL Combine, but that doesn’t mean it isn’t fun to discuss.

If anything, it’s interesting to see how top basketball prospects compare in strength to the average human being since the bench total they use for reps in the NBA combine – 185 pounds (just about 84 kilograms) – is far more attainable for the regular person than the NFL’s 225-pound bench press.

The most famous NBA Combine bench press story to this day is Kevin Durant failing to hit even one rep of 185 pounds. One MVP and two championships later, Durant now says top prospects should skip the combine all together.

Likely sound advice for the players in the running for the No. 1 pick.

Anyway, below, we present the bench press rankings from NBA All-Stars at the Draft Combine.

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