Video: Paul “Tiny” Sturgess With The Least Impressive Dunk You’ll Ever See

At 7 feet, 7.26 inches (2.318 meters) Paul “Tiny” Sturgess is the world’s tallest professional basketball player. Sturgess, who hails from England and played college ball at Mountain State University (an NAIA school in West Virginia), plays for the Harlem Globetrotters, a team famous for exhibiting extraordinary feats of skill and athleticism.

But Paul Sturgess is no Meadowlark Lemon. “Tiny” only needs a three-inch vertical to dunk the ball, and he can hang on the rim without leaving the floor. Here he is in action:

Tiny Sturgess, standing next to 5-foot, 2-inch teammate Jonte "Too Tall" Hall.



About Josh Tinley

Josh Tinley writes the Away From The Action column at Midwest Sports Fans, covering all aspects of sport aside from what actually happens on the field, court, or track. Josh grew up in Indianapolis and graduated from the University of Evansville and Vanderbilt Divinity School. He is the author of Kneeling in the End Zone: Spiritual Lessons From the World of Sports and the managing editor of LinC, a weekly curriculum for teens that explores the intersection of faith and culture. Josh lives outside Nashville with his wife, Ashlee, and children, Meyer (7), Resha Kate (5), and Malachi (3). He will not allow himself to die before the Evansville Purple Aces make another trip to the NCAA Tournament. Follow him on Twitter @joshtinley or send him an e-mail.

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