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Old 03-14-2014, 09:43 PM   #1
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Default Who is the tallest man you have ever seen (discounting basketball players)?

Who is the tallest guy you have seen discounting basketball players?

Once, I was in a club with my friends. There were the usual group of tall guys 6'2 to 6'4, but they were in the normal range and you wouldn't really take a second glance.

Next thing I knew, I saw a very very tall black guy walked pass. He was too tall for me to estimate his height, he was like Yao Ming/Manute Bol kind of tall and possibly the tallest guy i've ever seen in my whole life.

I stood beside him and his freaking shoulder was one and a half head taller then me. I'm 5'9. Just how damm tall is this guy? Did a rough search on the average human head length and it was 10 inches, so that guy i've met was 7'10 (5'9 + 2 and a half head) ?
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Old 03-14-2014, 09:48 PM   #2
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I played with a 6'6 football player
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Old 03-14-2014, 10:01 PM   #3
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My counsellor at school was white and 7 feet tall. Ni99a was schooling us on the court as well
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Old 03-15-2014, 01:00 AM   #4
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50 yr old white guy at work about 6'9". i don't think he was a basketball player
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Old 03-15-2014, 01:04 AM   #5
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I knew a kid who was 7'2, and he hated basketball. Skinny white kid, about 20 years old. I was partying with him for a weekend in college and it was insane watching him do just normal things. He had to lean WAY over to brush his teeth, had to lean way over to look through the little peephole on his door. Everywhere we went this dude just towered over everyone. But he was cool as hell.
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Old 03-15-2014, 01:35 AM   #6
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6'8.

Basketball players...I've met DeMarcus Cousins and Bill Walton. Big ass mf'ers.
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Old 03-15-2014, 01:50 AM   #7
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I met John Isner at the US Open after he was done practicing. 6'9", huge guy.
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Old 03-15-2014, 01:53 AM   #8
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I met Richard Sligh in 2008, the year of his death.

He was 7 foot tall guy. Tallest football player ever
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Old 03-15-2014, 01:55 AM   #9
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7 feet
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Old 03-15-2014, 02:01 AM   #10
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Default Re: Who is the tallest man you have ever seen (discounting basketball players)?

Easily over 7 feet. My guess is the 7'2" to 7'4" range. I was in high school volunteering to give out food for a Seattle to Portland bike ride. I noticed a guy walking towering over everybody near him. I then realized that they were on a sidewalk and he was behind them walking off of the sidewalk, and was still at least a foot taller than the tallest guy in the area. Later, I saw his bicycle and the seat was nearly to my shoulder. Thing must have been super expensive to be custom made.
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Old 03-15-2014, 03:01 AM   #11
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I have a friend who's 7'1"
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Old 03-15-2014, 04:41 AM   #12
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One of my dad's neighbours has or at least had a growing disorder and is around 7"3. Man is huge.
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Old 03-15-2014, 08:11 AM   #13
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In the chinatown in Brooklyn there is an old guy who walks around occassionaly that's a good 7'2'', 7'4''. Just huge. You can see him in the crowd a block away.
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Old 03-15-2014, 09:16 AM   #14
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How do I know the guy wasn't a basketball player though?
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Old 03-15-2014, 09:18 AM   #15
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There's a kid on my course who looks about 6'7

How have so many of you encountered 7 footers?
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