Trader Jakes – Issue 823-February 1, 2019
“In God we trust” Page 9
LET US SELL
WE SPECIALIZE IN FORECLOSURES
Let Us Put Our Experience to Work for You!
ANDRE THE GIANT
was a wrestling legend with legions of fans
all over the world. He stood a staggering 7ft 4in tall, and weighed
over 500 lbs. He used his size and skills to fight three or four oppo-
nents at once and to defeat some WWE heavy hitters including big
name stars like Hulk Hogan and King Kong Bundy. He was also well
known for his role as Fezzik, the good-hearted giant, in the iconic
film “The Princess Bride”, which earned him plenty of new fans.
Andre the Giant suffered from a condition in which his body had an
excess of human growth hormone and this is the reason for his
enhanced proportions and deep voice. Sadly, he passed away from
heart failure in 1993 when he was only 46 years old.
ANDRE THE GIANT
KONISHIKI YASOKICHI – 633 LB
Soccer players are not usually known for their height, but for their
ability to run fast, react quickly and exert perfect control over their
feet. It is almost unheard of for a professional soccer player to be
over 6 feet. That makes our next athlete even more extraordinary.
Yasokichi was born in Honolulu, Hawaii and he was the first non-
Japanese-born wrestler to win three division championships and
reach the second highest rank in sumo, Ozeki. Sadly, Konishiki
“Meat Bomb” Yasokichi got close but never earned the highest rank
in Sumo, the Yokozuna, meaning grand champion. These days he
has a music career and raps in English and Japanese.
Suleiman Ali Nashnush towers above the competition and is clearly
the tallest athlete ever to play a sport. Although his height peaked at
8ft, he was “only” 7ft 10in during his basketball career. After he
retired, he continued to grow and became one of only 17 people in
recorded history to reach 8 feet.
Nashnush was also an actor, he had a small part in the Fellini film
Satyricon. Nashnush’s great height was part of an abnormal growth
disorder and was corrected by a successful operation.
The “Shaq” is considered to be one of the greatest players in the
history of American basketball and played professionally for an
amazing 19 consecutive seasons. These days he uses his big per-
sonality as a sports analyst on TV.
Shaquille O’Neil - 7 ft. 1 in.
Suleiman Ali Nashnush – 8ft. tall