Five-foot-six Gary Player Digs Up a Breathaking Photo Of Him Alongside 7’6” Yao Ming

Published 10/20/2021, 5:52 AM EDT
THE WOODLANDS, TEXAS – MAY 04: Golfing legend Gary Player waves as he is introduced during the ‘3M Greats of Golf’ at the Insperity Invitational at The Woodlands Country Club on May 04, 2019 in The Woodlands, Texas. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)


The new NBA season kicked off on October 19 with the Milwaukee Bucks taking on the Brooklyn Nets in the Eastern Conference. Moreover, the Golden State Warriors took on the Los Angles Lakers in the second fixture. On account of all this, the legendary golfer from South Africa, Gary Player, recently tweeted about the start of a new NBA season and wished everyone all the luck.

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Meanwhile, Gary Player shared his memories about a couple of NBA legends in a tweet. So let us see what exactly does Gary Player had to say about the new NBA season.

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Gary Player shares a picture with the basketball legends ahead of the new NBA season

We all know Gary Player as a diverse sports fan. He always follows multiple sports and even played a few of them during his younger days. However, probably basketball is the only sport which he didn’t play because of his height. And that’s what he said while sharing memorable photos with Michael Jordan and Yao Ming.

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“I never had the height for basketball, but I have been lucky enough to share a few rounds with some basketball legends over the years. Fun memories in honor of the NBA season starting up today, good luck to all the young men competing,” tweeted Gary.

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The legendary South African golfer shared an image of him playing a round of golf with Michael Jordan and the 7’6″ Yao Ming. Even though he couldn’t play basketball with these legends, he managed to share a few rounds of golf with both these players.

Moreover, he shared these memories in honor of the new NBA season starting October 19. Furthermore, he even wished all the luck to everyone competing in this spectacular basketball league. 

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Meanwhile, as the new season started, Milwaukee Bucks and Golden State Warriors registered a win in their respective games and have gotten off to a winning start. 

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Amey Kulkarni

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Amey Kulkarni is a Golf writer at EssentiallySports. He is currently pursuing his Bachelor’s degree in mass media from HR College, Mumbai. Before joining EssentiallySports he used to write articles on Golf and Cricket on his personal blog cricgolf.

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