caught up 7'6" Dallas Mavericks center Shawn Bradley recently and talked
to Shawn about what stands out about him the most, his height. Fortunately,
Shawn was sitting down for this interview, therefore allowing us to actually
hear what he was saying.
Talk to me about your growth spurts when you were, lets say, around 12
Bradley: When I was in 6th grade I was 6'1", when I was in 7th
grade I was 6'4", in 8th grade I was 6'8", 9th grade I was 6'11", my senior
year I grew to be 7'6". That's basically about how I grew... my whole life.
And did you always play basketball, even before...
Bradley: Sure, my whole life. I played a lot of sports.
I lived in a real small town...
Which small town?
Bradley: A small town in central Utah named Castledale, 'bout
15 hundred people, and there wasn't a lot to do so we did a lot of sports.
So when you were young and hadn't grown quite so tall yet which sports
did you like?
Bradley: I loved all sports, I mean I really did, I mean, basketball
and baseball were my two favorite. I've played basketball and baseball
longer than I have any other sports, so, I enjoyed playing football, I
loved riding the horses, on the ranch, all those different things. I liked