LeBron James, a basketball player, has wings that are 7 feet and one-fourth inches long. This means that when his arms are fully extended at his sides, the distance from fingertip to fingertip is 4 inches longer than his height of 6 feet 8 inches.
People who play basketball and football like to have wings that are very wide. By having longer arms, these athletes can reach farther in both defence and offence. This gives them the ability to make plays that less physically gifted players can’t. Jumping skills can also be made up for by having a longer reach. LeBron James seems to take advantage of this, since he is known for being able to dunk and block shots from his opponents.