I have a theory that anyone who is 7 ft tall can play in the NBA. The reason I think this is that you just don’t see random 7 foot tall guys walking around. I mean never. Well tonight a guy walked into my bar and I thought to myself “holy crap, that guy is legit 7 feet tall.” For a second I thought my theory was shot. I told all this to the other bartender, and she laughed at me and said “I know him, he actually did play in the NBA.” I just looked it up, Paul Grant, first went to BC, transferred to Wisconsin, drafted #20 overall by Minnesota in 1997. Theory confirmed.
On another note, I went to a Bullets game once where Manute and Muggsy stood next to each other during the national anthem, ridiculous. I also ran into Manute at a blackjack table at Mohegan Sun a few years back. He didn’t really think it was funny when I tried to get him to stand back-to-back with my buddy Cliffy to see who was taller.