Bamba set a draft combine record, because who else has a wingspan like that??
Top-10 NBA Draft prospect and Texas center Mo Bamba could be defined by the word “lanky.” But just how lanky is the shot-blocking, rim-running, athletic big man projected to go between picks No. 7 and 10 in this year’s draft? We just found out.
Bamba’s measurements were taken at the NBA Draft Combine, and he checked in at a ridiculous 7’10 wingspan. SEVEN FOOT TEN. That blasts Rudy Gobert’s longstanding combine record of 7’8 right out of the picture, setting a new mark we’ll be hard-pressed to see eclipsed anytime soon.
HOW DO YOU GET A SHOT UP AGAINST THIS?! (You don’t.)
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And if this basketball thing goes south, Bamba would be really good at giving directions.
Hire Bamba to grab the canned soup in the top cabinets your grandmother can’t reach. Hire Bamba to reach those things in the crevice between your car seat that you just can’t get to. Also hire him to protect your paint.
Bamba averaged 3.7 blocks per game in his freshman season at Texas. That’s a ridiculous number of rejections on a consistent basis. They looked a little something like this:
Now his wingspan will be coming to an NBA city near you.
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