Nigerian Basketball Player, Adegoke, Becomes Tallest Ever In NBA History

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Nigerian basketball player has become the tallest ever in the history of the National Basketball Association (NBA).

This is as a video showing him displaying his skills in the basketball turf went viral.

Abiodun Adegoke, 18, is 7ft 9in and can slam dunk with his two feet on the ground.

A four-time NBA champion Shaquille O’Neal, who played at centre his entire career and used his 7ft 1in frame to dominate the scene for years. 

The Nigerian is set to become the tallest ever competitor in the NBA after he went viral.

A clip shared online shows the teenager working in the gym with coaches in Dubai during a youth talent development camp, where he has been playing recently.

The video shows Adegoke, who at the whopping height of 236cm can dunk with both feet still on the ground, moving with incredible agility and showing close control while dribbling.

Adegoke already stands seven inches taller than anyone else to grace the biggest stage in basketball.

Known as “bignaija” on Instagram, Adegoke has already accumulated tens of thousands of followers after going viral.

The 18-year-old is currently training with the MPAC Sports UAE system as he weighs up where his future could take him. 

Watch the video:

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