Romanian NBA and worldwide player most widely known for his time using the Washington Bullets. He earned the NBA’s Many Improved Participant award in 1996. He performed at Romania’s Cluj College or university. He positioned 22nd on Romanian Television’s ranks from the 100 Greatest Romanians ever in 2006. He offers sons called Victor and Gheorghe. He co-starred with comedian Billy Crystal in the 1998 film “My Large”.
|1||At 7 ft 7 in (2.31 m), the tallest man ever to play in the NBA, standing a few millimeters taller than Sudanese player Manute Bol.|
|2||Has played basketball since the age of 14 when he went to the dentist (who was also a basketball referee) and was recruited to play.|
|3||Nickname is "Ghitza" which is pronounced GEET-za and translates to "Little Gheorghe" in English.|
|4||Weighs 303 lbs (137.4 kg).|
|5||Gheorghe has a Great Dane named "Lucky".|
|6||Signed by the New Jersey Nets on May 3, 1999.|
|7||Selected by the Washington Bullets in the second round (30th pick overall) of the 1993 NBA Draft.|
|8||Did not get his height from his parents. His father is 5'9" and his mother 5'7". A pituitary gland condition caused his unusual growth.|
|9||First child, George, born on April 23, 1998|
|10||Graduated from Cluj University in Romania.|
|Adventures of Serial Buddies||2011||Paul of the Shed|
|Eminem: E||2000||Video||Ventriloquist (segment "My Name Is")|
|My Giant||1998||Max Zamphirescu|
|Giants: Friend or Foe||2003||TV Movie documentary||Himself - as George Muresan|
|HBO First Look||1998||TV Series documentary||Himself|
|Late Show with David Letterman||1998||TV Series||Himself|
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