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Feb 04 2007

ABA team signs 7 foot 8¾ inch Sun Ming Ming

SunMingMingZach wrote an article about the World’s Tallest Man, but Sun Ming Ming is the second tallest man in the world. Wearing size 19 shoes, weighing at least 335 pounds and as much as 370 pounds, standing at 7 foot 8 and ¾ inches, he is one of the tallest living persons on the planet.

Sun’s early career included playing for the Junior Olympic team (U-18) and Daqing club, before coming to the United States in early 2005 to train for a possible NBA career. Sun was declared eligible in the 2005 NBA Draft, but was not selected, probably due to the common complaint of his lack of speed and stamina. Sun returned to the court and appeared in a match between Ventura College and Southeastern Community College of Iowa, and was signed by USBL team Dodge City Legend in Dodge City, Kansas on March 30, 2006. On January 31, 2007, he signed with the Maryland Nighthawks of the American Basketball Association and is currently touted as the tallest player in the history of professional basketball. Nighthawks owner and ABA chief operating officer Tom Doyle expects this signing to draw crowds to the games. In his first game with Nighthawks, he got 8 points, 4 rebounds and 3 blocks.

Sun Ming Ming is going to be in Rush Hour 3

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  1. Jennifer

    I saw Ming on Oprah yesterday and thought someone may be able to tell me where you can buy shoes that size. My 14 year old son needed a size 17 track spike and no one in this country or Canada that I spoke with was able to tell me where to get these spikes. Needless to say, he is running track in regular running shoes. I ordered them from EastBay and found out they are back ordered!
    Can you give me any information regarding purchasing these bigger shoes? I know they’re out there, I just haven’t found them yet.
    Thanks,
    Jennifer Denlinger

  2. AMIRAH

    trust me i know someone who is taller than him.

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