Why is Former NBA Player Shawn Bradley So Tall?

Why is Former NBA Player Shawn Bradley So Tall?

Top of Mind with Julie Rose

Household Finance, Height Genes, Lyme Disease

Episode: Household Finance, Height Genes, Lyme Disease

  • Sep 19, 2018 9:00 pm
  • 19:51 mins

Guest: John Kauwe, PhD, Professor and Department Chair of Biology, Brigham Young University The average basketball player in the NBA 6’ 7”, which almost a foot taller than the average man. And then there are the few NBA players who even tower over their own teammates. At 7 feet 6 inches Shawn Bradley is the third tallest player the NBA’s ever had. And it turns out that he’s always wondered why he’s so tall.

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