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The Burden of Height and Talent

Larry Sanders Is Walking Away From the NBA The Atlantic


There was actually always a chance the 6’11’’ Sanders would end up in the league: Pablo S. Torre estimated in Sports Illustrated that the probability of a man taller than seven feet making the NBA was a staggering 17 percent—sometimes, the game chooses the player as much as the other way around. 

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1 in 6 men taller than 7 feet end up in the NBA. Wow. 

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