Michael Ri (7'9') - A Giant World Class Athlete

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Michael Ri (Ri Myung Hun, born in North Korea): A giant world class athlete, an international basketball player, a medical miracle! At 7'9" height, Michael Ri was the tallest man alive in the world, until recently. Unlike all other giants, he is physically normal and has been fitter than an average man of normal height.

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so sad he never got to fulfill his dream

Author — Covertghost

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This guy would've been a beast! Taller than Yao but looks more athletic and not as soft

Author — mm3vang

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@uroblaster Height matters in the NBA but it's more important to be mobile. If you are 6'10 and very mobile, that worth more than being 7'9 and not able to run the floor. Then you have freaky guys like David Robinson, Shaq, etc. who were over 7' tall and extremely mobile... and obv. they are hall of famers.

Author — Robert

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@LawrenceLugar500 He doesn't actually have rare condition, he is one of truly tall people without having "rare condition" you keep mentioning.

Author — LUDIJAK

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Googled him up. Turns out he's 44 years old -- too old for the league. So sad indeed.

Author — Israfvel

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That video was made in 1996, and he never made it to the NBA so far. And by the way he's 7'8''.

Author — tyfer bloom

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He would be a beast in the Nba Derrick Rose Lebron James Nba Players Be Beware

Author — Truth Spittah

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i really wished he would have played in the NBA, would have been Yao Ming before Yao Ming.

Author — IcyboyG

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People don't seem to realize that this story is more then 30 years old :-D

Author — Carlos was here

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@fifaculture He is really skinny, he just looks like a skinny korean man on stilts. No muscular definition in his arms. It doesn't really matter though he's more of a point guard than anything else

Author — offtheheazy6

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I would have been so pissed if he sat in front of me like that at 2:30

Author — Peter Marjavara

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7'9" and North Korea? Must be a test prototype of their super soldier program

Author — bootrobot

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@stevelau1933 Shawn Bradley played for a pretty long time.

Author — MJKmedia

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@uroblaster dude, Shawn Bradley was in the NBA for 12 years and was an elite shotblocker for 8 years. Let's end the myth that Shawn Bradley was a bad NBA player please.

Author — Pete Peterson

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it looks like he was training at Algonquin College here in Ottawa

Author — batmous

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goddamit, why are Canadians so god damn nice?

Author — AbbeyRoadFortyLicks

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@fluffypinkelephants how comes he didnt make it in the nba??

Author — kash tag

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At 2:30, I'd be so pissed if he sat in front of me.

Author — George P

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He's better looking than Yao Ming, that's for sure.

Author — gladitsnotme

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This guy caused the North Korean famine.

Author — MattMonk