Who Is The Tallest Basket Ball Player? Bio: Age, Weight, Height, Net Worth and More

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The tallest basketball player is Sun Mingming.

Sun Mingming, is a Chinese former professional basketball player and actor.

Sun Mingming is the tallest professional basketball player in the world, and was measured by the Guinness World Records as 2.36m tall and weighing 167kg.

Sun Mingming Age

Sun Mingming was born on  August 23, 1983 in in a small town near Bayan County, Harbin in Heilongjiang Province, China.

Sun Mingming Weight

Sun Mingming’s weight is 167kg.

Sun Mingming Height

Sun Mingming height is 2.36m.

Sun Mingming Family

Sun Mingming has two siblings: a brother and a sister.

Sun Mingming did not start playing basketball until he was 15 years old.

GRAND RAPIDS, MI – MARCH 16: Chinese basketball player Sun Ming Ming (L), 23, stands with 5’9″ teammate Micah Lancaster at a press conference to announce his signing with the International Basketball League’s Grand Rapids Flight basketball team March 16, 2007 at Celebration Cinema North in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Ming, at 7’9′ tall, is the world’s second tallest man and the tallest professional basketball player ever. (Photo by Bill Pugliano/Getty Images)

Sun Mingming Education

Sun Mingming attended and played basketball at Ventura College, a community college in Ventura, CA, where he played only the 2005–2006 season, before moving on to play professional basketball.

Sun Mingming Career

Sun Mingming played with several American minor league teams, including the USBL team Dodge City Legend, the ABA team Maryland Nighthawks, and the IBL team Grand Rapids Flight.

Sun Mingming was drafted by the Harlem Globetrotters in 2007, being the tallest player in their history to be drafted by them, although he never featured for them.

Sun Mingming also played in the Mexican league with Fuerza Regia and in Japan’s bj league with Hamamatsu Phoenix.

In 2009, Sun Mingming returned to China to play for the Beijing Ducks in the Chinese Basketball Association (CBA) and was part of the Ducks team that advanced to the 2012 CBA Finals.

Sun Mingming was also a part of the Ducks’ 2014 CBA Finals and 2015 CBA Finals championship winning teams.

Sun Mingming Wife

On 4 August 2013, Sun Mingming married Xu Yan.

Not so surprisingly, Sun Mingming’s wife is as tall as him and they are recognized by Guinness World Records as the tallest living married couple with a combined height of 4.23m (423.47 cm).

Sun Mingming Movies

Year English title Original title Role
2007 Rush Hour 3 Kung-Fu Giant
2016 Funny Soccer 笑林足球 Dragon
2017 The Thousand Faces of Dunjia 奇門遁甲 Goldfinger

Sun Mingming TV Shows

Year English title Chinese title Role Notes
2016 Singing All Along 秀麗江山之長歌行 giant
Candle in the Tomb 鬼吹灯之精绝古城 Honghou

Sun Mingming Tumor

Sun Mingming discovered in the summer of 2005 that he had a benign tumor attached to his pituitary gland.

However, because he had neither health insurance nor enough money to pay for the more than $100,000 in medical bills, his sports agent, Avery Loi, did a fundraiser to raise the money needed to remove the tumor.

Sun Mingming’s tumor was successfully removed on September 26, 2005.

Sun Mingming Net Worth

Sun Mingming has an estimated net worth of $1 million.

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