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Who has the longest wingspan in NBA history?

Orlando Magic rookie Mo Bamba has a 7'10" wingspan, but he's no Manute Bol.
Orlando Magic rookie Mo Bamba has a 7'10" wingspan, but he's no Manute Bol.

Unofficially, it is the late, great Manute Bol, who stood 7’7” tall and measured a reported 8’6” wingspan from fingertip-to-tip.


But since the NBA draft combine began recording wingspan stats in 2000, the longest is incoming Orlando Magic rookie Mo Bamba (pictured below), who is 7’¾” and has a 7’10” wingspan. To offer some perspective, we've included the wingspan of several other well-known NBA players.


100 Funny Fantasy Basketball Team Names

These 100 funny fantasy basketball team names will make your league laugh.
These 100 funny fantasy basketball team names will make your league laugh.

The NBA season is about to tip off, which means it’s almost time for fantasy basketball. To win a championship, you’ve got to hit the draft big boards hard, fast break the waiver wire-to-wire and have the ball bounce your way. But in order to cut down the nets with the title for best fantasy basketball team name, all you need is an off-color joke, pop-culture spin or old-school reference. Here’s our list of suggestions for 2013-14:


Pass the Rock to Lamar

Kardashian Double-Team

Sprichst Du Dirk?

25 Greatest Los Angeles Lakers of the Jerry Buss Era

Buss led the Lakers to 10 NBA championships after buying the team in 1979.
<p> Jerry Buss (1933-2013) led the L.A. Lakers to 10 <a href="" target="_blank">NBA</a> championships after buying the team in 1979, designing an empire that included Magic Johnson, Kobe Bryant, Jerry West, Shaquille O'Neal, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Pat Riley, Phil Jackson, Chick Hearn, Jack Nicholson, James Worthy, Pau Gasol, Jamaal Wilkes, Jeanie Buss, Mitch Kupchak, Byron Scott, Michael Cooper, Derek Fisher, Robert Horry, A.C. Green, Vlade Divac, Lamar Odom, Nick Van Exel, Kurt Rambis and the Laker Girls.</p>

Dr. Jerry Buss (Jan. 27, 1933 - Feb. 18, 2013) was the greatest owner in NBA history. In fact, the chemist and card player was arguably the best owner in sports history. The day after this year's All-Star Game in Houston, the NBA's brightest star faded away. With Buss's passing, David Stern's Association lost its most accomplished boss, savviest visionary and coolest 80-year-old.

Kenny Smith Talks March Madness, NBA Linsanity and More

Inside the NBA on TNT and NCAA Tournament on CBS analyst Kenny "The Jet" Smith talks basketball.
<p> Inside the NBA on TNT and NCAA Tournament on CBS analyst Kenny Smith talks March Madness, NBA Linsanity, North Carolina Tar Heels basketball, Jeremy Lin, Michael Jordan, Charles Barkley, Shaquille O'Neal, Coke Zero and More.</p>

Athlon Sports sat down with Kenny Smith, who covers the NBA on TNT — along with Charles Barkley, Shaquille O’Neal, Ernie Johnson and Co. as a member of the Emmy award-winning Inside the NBA — as well as the NCAA Tournament on CBS. “The Jet” was a first-team All-American point guard under Dean Smith at North Carolina and a two-time NBA Finals champion with the Houston Rockets in 1994 and 1995.

NBA Rising Stars Challenge Mock Draft

We play the roles of Shaquille O’Neal, Charles Barkley in mock draft of rookie-sophomore game.
<p> With Shaquille O’Neal and Charles Barkley set to pick sides for NBA All-Star Weekend's Rising Stars Challenge, Athlon Sports' editors Mitch Light and Nathan Rush do their own mock draft of the rookies and sophomores.</p>

NBA All-Star Weekend is taking it back to the playground this year, with Shaquille O’Neal and Charles Barkley picking sides for the Rising Stars Challenge — formerly the Rookies vs. Sophomores Game (2000-11) and the Rookie Game (1994-98) — on Thursday, Feb. 16, on NBA TV. The actual game will be played on Friday, Feb. 24, in Orlando.

Shaq Joins Turner Sports: Call Him "The Big Analytical"

O'Neal stops dabbling in others' sports, and will now be paid to talk about his own
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Anyone who has been clamoring to hear Charles Barkley and Shaquille O'Neal trade jabs and comments about the NBA will soon have their wildest dreams granted.

Fresh off a retirement that concluded an unquestioned Hall of Fame career, Shaq has signed an agreement to join the Turner Sports team, including the studio show Inside the NBA. Shaq will fill the fourth chair alongside Barkley, Kenny Smith, and host Ernie Johnson, as well as provide content for and occasionally show up on NBA TV.