The W
Views: 119823207
Main | FAQ | Search: Y! / G | Color chart | Log in for more!
17.1.10 1116
The 7 - Basketball - The newest genetic freak: Sun Ming Ming
This thread has 7 referrals leading to it
Register and log in to post!
(506 newer) Next thread | Previous thread
User
Post (7 total)
Kawshen
Liverwurst
Level: 71

Posts: 1006/1201
EXP: 3085001
For next: 82128

Since: 2.1.02
From: Bronx, NY

Since last post: 2776 days
Last activity: 1036 days
AIM:  
#1 Posted on 27.4.05 1943.57
Reposted on: 27.4.12 1959.01
If you thought LeBron or KG were freaks of nature, check THIS kid out.

7'9" (!!!!!!!). 350 POUNDS. And he's only 21.

http://www.news-record.com/sports/local/bkbtraining_041305.htm

(image removed) (image removed)

Ball in hand, Sun, 21, muscles his 350-pound frame into training partner Dshamal Schoetz, a 7-footer who played at Greensboro College who is nearly nine inches shorter. Sun pivots and places the ball firmly into the hoop. Swish.

Sun, who is from Harbin, China, is training in Greensboro for a shot at the NBA. His agent, Charles Bonsignore, paired the prospect up with former client and former professional basketball player Keith Gatlin. Gatlin, a managing partner with 334 Sports, a local firm that trains athletes, has worked with Sun for about five weeks.

"With his size, that intrigues everybody," Gatlin said. "He can really shoot the ball to be that size. The challenge for him now is to get mobile, to get up and down the court."
------------------

Yikes. I sure hope he gets drafted.

(edited by Kawshen on 27.4.05 2049)
Promote this thread!
It's False
Scrapple
Level: 143

Posts: 1322/6153
EXP: 35219346
For next: 612549

Since: 20.6.02
From: I am the Tag Team Champions!

Since last post: 146 days
Last activity: 19 days
#2 Posted on 27.4.05 2051.37
Reposted on: 27.4.12 2059.04
Yeah, I would say mobility would be the main concern.

But if he can get THAT down, he WILL be the next big thing.
ekedolphin
Scrapple
Level: 137

Posts: 2453/5550
EXP: 30619896
For next: 253037

Since: 12.1.02
From: Indianapolis, IN; now residing in Suffolk, VA

Since last post: 5 days
Last activity: 2 hours
#3 Posted on 28.4.05 0456.45
Reposted on: 28.4.12 0459.01
Holy shit. But then again, height doesn't necessarily make you a great player-- wasn't Chuck Nevitt 7'5"?

A 7'9" player, sure, your ears perk up. But we'll see if his hard work translates into improved ability.
StaggerLee
Scrapple
Level: 149

Posts: 2438/6864
EXP: 41085937
For next: 249298

Since: 3.10.02
From: Right side of the tracks

Since last post: 12 hours
Last activity: 12 hours
#4 Posted on 28.4.05 1109.43
Reposted on: 28.4.12 1110.59
I wonder if Vinny Mac has seen this guy yet!
bradbice
Chorizo
Level: 28

Posts: 100/142
EXP: 125418
For next: 5922

Since: 2.1.02
From: MI

Since last post: 1425 days
Last activity: 283 days
#5 Posted on 28.4.05 1349.24
Reposted on: 28.4.12 1350.53
Yeah, while Yao might be good, and we all know about Shaq, how about the guy who got bitch-dunked on by T-Mac that plays for Dallas. Sin't he taller than Yao? And what about Manute Bol, he was 7'6". He was a great shot blocker and even had a few nice 3-pointers but I don't think he as really a superstar by any stretch. I don't see this kid being a factor for many years if ever.
Whitebacon
Banger
Level: 98

Posts: 1884/2520
EXP: 9367878
For next: 286509

Since: 12.1.02
From: Fresno, CA

Since last post: 1 day
Last activity: 1 hour
AIM:  
ICQ:  
#6 Posted on 28.4.05 1430.24
Reposted on: 28.4.12 1433.07
You're thinking of Shawn Bradley. I think he's 7'6. He's only in the league because he's really really tall.
ekedolphin
Scrapple
Level: 137

Posts: 2454/5550
EXP: 30619896
For next: 253037

Since: 12.1.02
From: Indianapolis, IN; now residing in Suffolk, VA

Since last post: 5 days
Last activity: 2 hours
#7 Posted on 29.4.05 0049.02
Reposted on: 29.4.12 0049.12
Actually, Manute Bol was 7'7", as was Gheorghe Muresan. Those two hold the record for tallest player in the NBA, and yeah, they both pretty well sucked, although Muresan at least made a solid backup and even won the Most Improved Player award once.
ALL ORIGINAL POSTS IN THIS THREAD ARE NOW AVAILABLE
Thread ahead: Cavs contact Jackson
Next thread: Bobby Simmons named Most Improved Player
Previous thread: Watch NBA TV Free from 23Apr-6May
(506 newer) Next thread | Previous thread
Related threads: Inside the NBA with EJ, Jet, Chuck... and Kobe?! - The 2004-05 SLAMMYS - NBA Playoffs: Round 1 - More...
The 7 - Basketball - The newest genetic freak: Sun Ming MingRegister and log in to post!

The W™ message board - 7 year recycle

ZimBoard
©2001-2015 Brothers Zim
This old hunk of junk rendered your page in 0.233 seconds.