The Dallas Mavericks center is one of the tallest players ever to play in the NBA.
When you see Boban Marjanović dunk a basketball without leaving the ground, you probably assume he got his height from a long line of Philistine giants.
But you may be surprised to learn that the Serbian hooper’s parents are spectacularly—well—average, in height.
His mom is 5’6” and his dad is a pedestrian 5’9.”
Like 7’7” Gheorghe Mureșan—the tallest player in NBA history—and other skyscrapers, Marjanović likely suffers from a pituitary gland condition which led to his gigantism.
He holds the unofficial title for the largest hands in the history of the NBA. He’s even been seen using an iPad as a phone because he makes a regular smartphone look like a child’s toy.
Marjanović isn’t, however, merely a sideshow attraction brought in to sell basketball tickets. He’s skilled around the rim, and provides efficient minutes, when he gets to play.