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: