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Gheorghe Muresan

Biography

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”.

Quick Facts


Full Name Gheorghe Mureșan
Date Of Birth February 14, 1971
Place Of Birth Tritenii de Jos, Romania
Height 2.31 m
Weight 143 kg
Profession Basketball Player
Education Babeș-Bolyai University
Nationality Romanian
Spouse Liliana Mureşan
Children Victor Mure?an, Gheorghe Mure?an Jr.
Parents Maria Mure?an, Ion Mure?an
Awards NBA Most Improved Player Award
Movies My Giant
Star Sign Aquarius

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#Fact
1At 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.
2Has played basketball since the age of 14 when he went to the dentist (who was also a basketball referee) and was recruited to play.
3Nickname is "Ghitza" which is pronounced GEET-za and translates to "Little Gheorghe" in English.
4Weighs 303 lbs (137.4 kg).
5Gheorghe has a Great Dane named "Lucky".
6Signed by the New Jersey Nets on May 3, 1999.
7Selected by the Washington Bullets in the second round (30th pick overall) of the 1993 NBA Draft.
8Did 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.
9First child, George, born on April 23, 1998
10Graduated from Cluj University in Romania.


Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Adventures of Serial Buddies2011Paul of the Shed
Eminem: E2000VideoVentriloquist (segment "My Name Is")
My Giant1998Max Zamphirescu

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Giants: Friend or Foe2003TV Movie documentaryHimself - as George Muresan
HBO First Look1998TV Series documentaryHimself
Late Show with David Letterman1998TV SeriesHimself

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#Trademark
1Towering height

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