7'8 Paul 'Tiny' Sturgess of the Harlem Globetrotters is in the Guinness World Records as the world's tallest professional basketball player. In last night's championship game, Tiny added two more world records.
Tiny blocked every single field goal attempt by the International Elite, en route to a world-record-setting 66 blocks in a game. The Globetrotters also won 85-0, making it the first ever professional basketball game shutout. When asked about his unbelievable defensive performance, Tiny was quoted saying "It's really not that hard. I'm 7'8. All I have to do is stand at the basket and grab the ball before it goes in. I don't even have to jump."
Without any sort of defensive goaltending rule in place, Tiny is on course to rewrite the record books.
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