Nigerian basketball player who is 7′ 9″ becomes viral sensation and would be tallest player ever in NBA history

A Nigerian basketball player has become one of the most discussed topics in basketball, with basketball greats talking about him, after a video of him started popping off on social media.

Abiodun Adegoke, 18, is 7ft 9in and can slam dunk with his two feet on the ground.

The Nigerian is set to become the tallest ever competitor in the NBA after he went viral.

A clip shared online shows the teenager working in the gym with coaches in Dubai during a youth talent development camp, where he has been playing recently.

The video shows Adegoke, who at the whopping height of 236cm can dunk with both feet still on the ground, moving with incredible agility and showing close control while dribbling.

The clip was shared by four-time NBA champion Shaquille O’Neal, who played at centre his entire career and used his 7ft 1in frame to devastating effect.

Adegoke already stands seven inches taller than anyone else to grace the biggest stage in basketball.

Known as “bignaija” on Instagram, Adegoke has already accumulated tens of thousands of followers after going viral.

The 18-year-old is currently training with the MPAC Sports UAE system as he weighs up where his future could take him.

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