Originally posted on Larry Brown Sports  |  Last updated 3/28/12

How would David Stern handle this one? Excessively hanging on the rim in the NBA is a technical foul. I wonder if that same rule applies for players who can hang on the rim and taunt their opponents without actual hanging on the rim. Paul Sturgess, a 7-foot-8 player from the Harlem Globetrotters, did just that last week as you can see in the video above that the Globetrotters shared on YouTube. Sturgess is originally from England and is listed as the World’s Tallest Basketball Player in the Guinness Book of World Records. It doesn’t appear that he has much in the way of hops, but who needs it when you’re that tall?

This is why people still go to see the Globetrotters play despite the fact that they are simply an exhibition squad. If watching a 7-foot-8 dude dunk and taunt his opponent while remaining on his feet isn’t worth the price of admission, nothing is.

H/T The Post Game

This article first appeared on Larry Brown Sports and was syndicated with permission.

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