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WestCKoastiN
02-01-2007, 12:16 AM
Sun Ming Ming, 23years old he is the tallest basketball player at 7'9, shirt size XXXXXXL is said to be too small for him! He's currently playing in the ABA hopeing to play in the NBA!

more here..
http://sports.yahoo.com/nba/news?slug=ap-tallestplayer&prov=ap&type=lgns

Cool Calm Mike
02-01-2007, 12:17 AM
http://www.finheaven.com/clear.gif

Wtf? He is a monster.

WestCKoastiN
02-01-2007, 12:24 AM
Saw some video's he doesnt look like he is too athletic because he is soo tall the way he run's looks weird but maybe it was because he was recovering from the surgery idk?

WestCKoastiN
02-01-2007, 12:26 AM
heres a video
http://youtube.com/watch?v=nx6EP-kxOg4&mode=related&search=

Fresh
02-01-2007, 12:48 AM
:roflmao: @ him trying to speak English at the beginning.

But damn, that's a big *****!

PrepDogg
02-01-2007, 12:52 AM
heres a video
http://youtube.com/watch?v=nx6EP-kxOg4&mode=related&search=

:eek: :eek: :eek:

Amars
02-01-2007, 12:53 AM
I was busting up when Jimmy said he get lost because he can only see roofs of buildings.

Amars
02-01-2007, 01:04 AM
a NBA will pick him up. Will he succeed is the question. Its all about footwork when you that big. He sure welcome to play for the lakers.

Fresh
02-01-2007, 01:06 AM
Yeah, at the very least.. he gets a simple workout.

I mean, if Tony Gonzalez can participate on a summer league team, then.....
:escape:

Vertical Limit
02-01-2007, 01:45 AM
lol I am not sure about this guy. Sure, he's tall as hell, but how good is he really?

King Felix
02-01-2007, 03:38 AM
i was watching sportscenter and some there is this college kid tahts like 7'9 dude looks like cavemen

DonShula84
02-01-2007, 03:41 AM
I cant imagine him being athletic and even if he does get into the NBA I cant see him not having medical problems

Alex44
02-01-2007, 03:46 AM
I cant imagine him being athletic and even if he does get into the NBA I cant see him not having medical problems

All he has to do is stand near the basket and stick his hands up. Forget about post move he doesnt need them :lol:


Seriously though he probably isnt very good, if he was there would have been a lot of talk about him already like there was with Yao.

BigDogsHunt
02-01-2007, 04:40 AM
I have tickets to see him Saturday playing just outside of DC area (Rockville, MD), I understand he will be facing Manute Bol (7'7") and Gheorge Muresan(7'7"), so it should be interesting to say the least.

Cant imagine a 7'9" guy being rejected but it could happen.

Vertical Limit
02-01-2007, 09:02 AM
I have tickets to see him Saturday playing just outside of DC area (Rockville, MD), I understand he will be facing Manute Bol (7'7") and Gheorge Muresan(7'7"), so it should be interesting to say the least.

Cant imagine a 7'9" guy being rejected but it could happen.
Where the hell are these Giants coming from? :confused: Jesus.

Vertical Limit
02-01-2007, 09:17 AM
I just thought of something, Jimmy asked 'So are you taller than your parents?'. No **** he is, HELLO Captain Obvious, he's the 2nd tallest person in the world. :shakeno:

Stitches
02-01-2007, 09:39 AM
I'd like to see Nate Robinson block this guy.

phunwin
02-01-2007, 03:48 PM
If the guy had even a stitch of talent, someone would have given him a shot by now.

AggieFin21
02-01-2007, 04:36 PM
*Cough*ShawnBradley*Cough*

WestCKoastiN
02-01-2007, 07:19 PM
Where the hell are these Giants coming from? :confused: Jesus.

WOW same thing i was wondering?!

adamprez2003
02-01-2007, 07:41 PM
Dolphins should draft him as a WR for goalline situations. I dont think there is a db that could knock a pass down intended for him

Dolfan984
02-01-2007, 07:49 PM
His arms are really short(for his height). That will make him play shorter than he really is. I don't see him being very good if he does make it.

Alex44
02-01-2007, 07:56 PM
His arms are really short(for his height). That will make him play shorter than he really is. I don't see him being very good if he does make it.

Even if his arms were only my arms length (Im 6'1) all he would have to is reach his hands up to touch the rim.

I dont think he will be very good, but not because of his arms.

Dolfan984
02-01-2007, 08:49 PM
Even if his arms were only my arms length (Im 6'1) all he would have to is reach his hands up to touch the rim.

I dont think he will be very good, but not because of his arms.

Oh, it's mostly because of he's probably not athletic enough. I'm just sayin he doesn't have THAT much of a height advantage. I bet if you put him and YM next to each other and had them both raise their arms above their head that Yao's would end up higher. He'd probably get packed fairly easy by 7'0"ers

Alex44
02-01-2007, 08:53 PM
Oh, it's mostly because of he's probably not athletic enough. I'm just sayin he doesn't have THAT much of a height advantage. I bet if you put him and YM next to each other and had them both raise their arms above their head that Yao's would end up higher. He'd probably get packed fairly easy by 7'0"ers

Maybe, I've never really seen Yao's arms (or paid attention to them anyway lol)

Dolfan984
02-01-2007, 08:56 PM
Maybe, I've never really seen Yao's arms (or paid attention to them anyway lol)

Neither have I. I imagine they're normal for someone his height. Don't know for sure.

The reason I brought up this guys arms is because it stuck out to me in both that picture, and in the video in the very beginning when he was walking.

Alex44
02-01-2007, 09:02 PM
Neither have I. I imagine they're normal for someone his height. Don't know for sure.

The reason I brought up this guys arms is because it stuck out to me in both that picture, and in the video in the very beginning when he was walking.

I just watched the video again.

His arms end at about his hip bone. Mine go to about my thighs. Thats almost an extra 8+ inches so yeah his arms are kinda short.

Fresh
02-01-2007, 10:16 PM
Realistically speaking, 7'9 and already 23-years old and not yet given a chance by an NBA team? He must really, really suck.

Alex44
02-01-2007, 10:18 PM
Realistically speaking, 7'9 and already 23-years old and not yet given a chance by an NBA team? He must really, really suck.

Well he did have a giant tumor in him....that couldnt have helped.

Muck
02-02-2007, 11:47 PM
Saw some video's he doesnt look like he is too athletic because he is soo tall the way he run's looks weird but maybe it was because he was recovering from the surgery idk?

They had to remove a tumor from his pituitary gland in late 2005. It was going to kill him. He didn't have any money. So he had to do it via loans and donations. He's in debt like $50,000 for the surgery.

HysterikiLL
02-03-2007, 12:13 AM
That guy is massive. That's just crazy. He iced Wanda too.

bullseyeguy
02-03-2007, 12:18 AM
Dont know if this is true, but I heard he can stand flat footed and dunk a ball....

Alex44
02-03-2007, 12:21 AM
Dont know if this is true, but I heard he can stand flat footed and dunk a ball....

If you watch the Jimmy Kimmel clip you can sort of see that he can. I dont think he could do it in a game though, but just standing there and stretching his arm out as far as he can up towards the rim I think he probably can.

Sethdaddy8
02-03-2007, 01:57 AM
holy craparolly...how can someone be 7'9 ! thats insane! why is it that every so often an Asian dude pops up thats ridiculously tall?

King Felix
02-03-2007, 05:28 AM
i was watching sportscenter and some there is this college kid tahts like 7'9 dude looks like cavemenfound a pic....:lol:



http://www.finheaven.com/images/imported/2007/02/386129-1.jpg

WarriorWelker83
02-04-2007, 01:27 PM
I have tickets to see him Saturday playing just outside of DC area (Rockville, MD), I understand he will be facing Manute Bol (7'7") and Gheorge Muresan(7'7"), so it should be interesting to say the least.

Cant imagine a 7'9" guy being rejected but it could happen.

If he's a fierce as Yao Ming i wouldn't be surprised to see Allen Iverson going right up the lane and putting in a layup right through him.

BigDogsHunt
02-04-2007, 11:09 PM
If he's a fierce as Yao Ming i wouldn't be surprised to see Allen Iverson going right up the lane and putting in a layup right through him.

Ok, boys and girls, I saw him Saturday. Yes, he is a big man, in 1 on 1 drills he shows some skills. He looks athletic and smooth....but......come game time 5 on 5, he becomes much smaller.

He stands 7' 9" and can dunk without jumping....however, when he does jump he may have only a 2" vertical......he has a bad habit of bringing the ball down to the other players height. He doesnt use his body well, plays an ok zone D (stands under basket) and as long as he sees you coming he is ok, but you set pick and rolls and he doesnt adjust quickly.

Granted, it was his first game, but he lacks many many "expected" skills. He has decent touch, but prefers the outside shot vs. posting and moving toward the basket.

All in all, its no reason why he isnt in the NBA. He is raw, but clearly fun to see play. Finally, his endurance leaves a lot to be desired.

Yes, his team won, 115 to 110, but mostly got hot with him on the bench.

Alex44
02-04-2007, 11:12 PM
Ok, boys and girls, I saw him Saturday. Yes, he is a big man, in 1 on 1 drills he shows some skills. He looks athletic and smooth....but......come game time 5 on 5, he becomes much smaller.

He stands 7' 9" and can dunk without jumping....however, when he does jump he may have only a 2" vertical......he has a bad habit of bringing the ball down to the other players height. He doesnt use his body well, plays an ok zone D (stands under basket) and as long as he sees you coming he is ok, but you set pick and rolls and he doesnt adjust quickly.

Granted, it was his first game, but he lacks many many "expected" skills. He has decent touch, but prefers the outside shot vs. posting and moving toward the basket.

All in all, its no reason why he isnt in the NBA. He is raw, but clearly fun to see play. Finally, his endurance leaves a lot to be desired.

Yes, his team won, 115 to 110, but mostly got hot with him on the bench.

Do you think most of his problems were fixable with coaching? Because other than the poor leaping most of them sound like they are. Was he just flat out unathletic or did he have some promise? Cause you can bet if his problems are coachable then he will get a shot with someone.

BigDogsHunt
02-04-2007, 11:22 PM
Some are coachable (esp the ball hands/low issue) but honestly, I would say he will not see an NBA game without a ticket.

He would have to make a huge, huge improvement. Now if it was all endurance, fine, but I dont think that to be the case.

Its fun to watch him play, based on his size alone, but I do not see the skills (NBA-wise) or the speed.

I highly recommend you seeing him, but would expect you to have the same view, that he just isnt primetime in any way shape or form.

P.S. Bol and Muresan were there for a promotional thing, but they didnt play. The next tallest guy was 6' 8".

NJFINSFAN1
02-07-2007, 02:45 PM
I have tickets to see him Saturday playing just outside of DC area (Rockville, MD), I understand he will be facing Manute Bol (7'7") and Gheorge Muresan(7'7"), so it should be interesting to say the least.

Cant imagine a 7'9" guy being rejected but it could happen.

I havn't see big George in a while, he lives in the next town, I use to see him all the time food shopping. Nice guy.