Two Skeletons, each measuring more than 7 feet in length, were discovered Friday in a gravel pit in the forest near Fond du Lac, Wisconsin. The skulls were as large as though of two ordinary persons and the thigh bones are almost six inches longer than those of a six-foot man. larger than 7 foot
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Valentine Democrat Valentine, Neb.September 07, 1905, pg 2
Research done by Rephaim23
The last true 7-footer to attend high school in the United States and go on to earn All-NBA first team honors was Shaquille O’Neal in 2006. Before “The Big Aristotle” there was David Robinson, Patrick Ewing and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (Lew Alcindor) going back 30 years.
In a 2011 Sports Illustrated article, author Pablo S. Torre, drawing from Centers for Disease Control and Prevention data, surmised that “no more than 70 American men are between the ages of 20 and 40 and at least 7 feet tall.”
From this, he further deduced that “while the probability of, say, an American between 6-6 and 6-8 being an NBA player today stands at a mere .07 percent, it is a staggering 17 percent for someone 7 feet or taller.”
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