We’ve all heard the expression size doesn’t matter, well that may be true in some cases, but not if you are up against one of the sports giants on our list. Here are the largest athletes in the game, people who know how to use their height and weight as an enormous advantage.
Shaquille O’Neal – 7’1″
Shaquille O’Neal was one of the NBA’s biggest and most recognizable stars, with a personality big enough to match his 7’1” height.
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 personality as a sports analyst on TV.
Andre The Giant – 7’4″, 520 lb
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 opponents 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 only 46 years old.