NBA Players That Need to Shed Some Weight

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NBA Players That Need to Shed Some Weight
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Basketball is a rigorous and physically demanding sport. It requires staunch athleticism, tremendous conditioning and countless hours spent in the weight room.

The NBA is full of some of the greatest athletes in the world. Some that seemingly defy gravity (like Michael Jordan and LeBron James) and some that, well, play with larger, less athletic body types.

Sometimes, being big can help an athlete out. Players like Shaquille O'Neal (7'1'', 325 pounds) made their living on being big. However, sometimes being a little too plump can really hurt a player's game. 

Who are some players who can stand to lose a pound or two? Here's a short list.

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