The Pinoy height has grown throughout time. 6'4" was formerly considered a monster, but now we have larger people that stand above 6'8". As time passes, this height becomes more common, thus we will see more 7-foot centers who will rule the game next season.
The average height of men in the Philippines is 5 feet 10 inches with 52 inches being the average chest circumference. Women are on average 4 feet 11 inches with a chest size of 36 inches.
There are no official records of basketball heights but there are several players who have been reported to be 7 feet tall or taller. These include Ramon Fernandez, Alvin Patrimonio, and Enrico Cerrone. However, most experts believe them to be taller because they were born with an unusually high stature.
In fact, all three were reported to be 7 feet tall since childhood. They were also named among the top 15 basketball players in the world by Sports Illustrated.
Fernandez, a former center from San Miguel, was listed as the seventh best player in the NBA during its glory days in the 1990s. He played for the Milwaukee Bucks, New York Knicks, and Chicago Bulls.
These giants have given hope to Philippine basketball over the years.
The Chinese athlete towers over his 6 foot 7 inch father and 6 foot 3 inch mother, at 7 feet 6 inches tall. The former Houston Rockets center, like many other extraordinarily tall athletes, declared his retirement in 2011 because to ongoing ankle and foot issues. However, he has since returned to basketball and is expected to play again this season.
The world's tallest living person is Inga Shubaly, a Russian woman who reached 7 feet 2 inches (2.21 m) in height and died at age 38 in 2007. Another big man who died young was American Charles Welti, who was measured at 7 feet 4 inches (2.29 m) tall.
The world's tallest person ever identified DNA evidence shows that Lyle Borenstein, a Canadian wrestler born on January 4th, 1959, was also 7 feet 2 inches (2.20 m) tall. His death was caused by acute myeloid leukemia (AML) at the age of 33.
The world's tallest person alive today is Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, a American actor, musician, and professional wrestler. He was confirmed by official records to be 7 feet 5 inches (2.24 m) tall, after being measured during an episode of Conan O'Brien's show.
Lau Kong, who graduated from Little League three years ago, is already a towering 6-foot-6 despite being only 15 years old. Along with his physical development, the first baseman/shortstop wishes to continue improving on the diamond in order to pursue his aspirations. He has been praised for his strong arm and good range in the outfield.
Lau Kong was born on January 4th, 1997, in Los Angeles, California. His parents are of Chinese descent and they named him after one of their favorite musicians, Mana. The young baseball player lives in Orange County with his family. They move often because his father works as a security guard in Hollywood.
He started playing baseball at the age of five. His first team was made up of children from his neighborhood who were between the ages of eight and 10. Although he doesn't have any professional prospects, Lau Kong enjoys watching Major League Baseball games with his father.
His height has surpassed all expectations and he has always been admired by his friends and teammates for his strength and talent on the ballfield. However, what makes him special is not only his size but also his willingness to keep working hard at a sport that many teenagers abandon when they reach puberty.
In addition to baseball, Lau Kong loves basketball and skateboarding. He says that his dream is to become a basketball player like Kobe Bryant or Kevin Durant.
It's difficult to estimate how many people are 7 feet tall or taller. Some believe that there are just 2,800 7-footers on the earth. A 2011 Sports Illustrated story said that every American guy standing at least 7 feet tall had a 17% chance of playing in the NBA.
While Mongolians are significantly taller and larger than Asians in general, we are not the giants or housebricks shown in films and documentaries. There are obviously tall and powerful Mongolian men and women, but they are generally sprung from a lineage of physically gifted wrestlers.