Thursday, April 28, 2005

An Even Taller Yao Ming at 7' 9"

He's another really tall Chinese basketball player and has got plenty of Ming in him since his name is Sun Ming Ming. He's just about 7' 9" and weighs in at a meager 350 pounds. And yes, he really does exist. A basketball in Ming's hands looks like a grapefruit in ours.

The 21 year-old is training with former MD Terrapin Keith Gatlin in North Carolina, and of course doesn't jump to dunk. Not much else to say about him, except here's hoping he can actually play the game and not be in there just b/c he's tall and something to see (look at: Shawn Bradley, Manute Bol, Muresan, etc). I just wonder how his joints will hold up. He's only 21, but I can't imagine his body lasting a long time in the NBA.


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