Wednesday, May 11, 2005

Um, What The Hell Is In The Water These Days In China?........


I thought that Chinese men are normally less taller than their western counterparts, no? Not trying to stereotype all asians with this statement, but from what I remember, there was a significant height differential; as in Westerners in general were usually taller.

So first you have Yao Ming. 7'6", 310 lbs. He's a big boy. Also Ranks #3 this year in the NBA in Field-Goal Percentage(0.552). Pretty decent player, size wize a complete freak of nature.

Until I heard about this.

China's rising Sun

He's 7-foot-8 and growing

By Ross Siler , Staff Writer

He stands 7-foot-8, weighs 360 pounds, wears a size 6XL jersey and seems to be the reason camera phones were invented whenever he ventures out in public.
He arrived in the U.S. only three months ago and already is the star of a reality television project, tentatively titled "The Great Tall of China.'

He has the story to be basketball's Sidd Finch, George Plimpton's mythical pitcher from the pages of Sports Illustrated, as well as the next Yao Ming, all at only 21 years of age.

4/29/05--El Segundo-- Chinese center Sun Ming Ming might be the biggest human on the planet, standing 7-foot-8 and weighing 360 pound a potential NBA prospect he will be working out with the Lakers in El Segundo to see if he can cash in on his enormous assets .(Gus Ruelas/LA Daily News)

7-foot-8 and weighing 360?????

Imagine being that tall. No bed is long enough. You have to drive from the backseat of the car, clothes shopping is next to impossible. Shoes? Forget it. Doorways simply aren't made that tall in most places. You'd spend most of your life leaning over. On the plus side, I can't imagine you would have to worry about people messin' with you too much. You could just step on them if they get out of line.

So what the hell is going on in China anyways? They trying to take over the NBA or something?

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