There isn’t anyone out there that can take it to the hole like China’s Sun Mingming. He’s a 7 ft. 9 in. starter for Hamamatsu Phoenix. This basketball season has been the best of his career and he wants to do yet another 10 years in the game…doesn’t matter where.
With all his height though, skeptics say his lack of speed will prevent a career in the NBA. But Japan appears to be his place at least for a while longer. The tallest NBA player is Yao Ming, checking in at 7ft 6 in., but he’s speedier than his asian counterpart.
Read here to see what Mingming’s been doing and why we’re just finding out about him.