The Tallest Basketball Player In The World

Basketball is a game considered for tall people but calling this guy just tall is an understatement. Here is the tallest basketball player.


At 7 foot 7.26 inches, Paul Sturgess is the tallest basketball player in the world. The rim stands less than three feet above his head and is within easy reach of his long arms. Here are ten things you should know about Sturgess:

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1. He plays for Texas Legends in the NBA D-league.

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Source: sbnation.com

2. His growth is genetic and not due to any disorders. His father stands at 6 feet 9 inches.

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Source: sportsgrindent.com

3. He was featured in a documentary named “Supersize Kids: Britain’s Tallest Teens”. He was 19 at the time.

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4. He struggles with “dynamic movements” and thus has to work hard to train his body for rapid reflexes.

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5. Sturgess has a slight hunch in his neck and back from years of slouching.

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6. His signature move is the “No Jump Dunk” because he simply doesn’t need to jump to dunk.

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Image: thetallestman.com

7. He wears size 20 shoes.

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Image: thetallestman.com

8. After Neil Fingleton, Sturgess is the second-tallest living Englishman.

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Image: thetallestman.com

9. Sturgess got a basketball scholarship at the Mountain State University, West Virginia.

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10. Sturgess plans to be a physiotherapist after he retires from basketball.

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