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In sports where height is prized, like **__________**, the tall athletes got taller. In 1983, the **________** Basketball Association signed a **______________** agreement making players **________** in the league, entitled to shares of **______** revenues and **__________** contracts. Suddenly, anybody who could be an NBA player **______** to be, and teams **_______** scouring the **_____** for the bodies that could help them win championships. Almost **_________**, the proportion of men in the NBA who are at least seven feet tall doubled to 10 percent. Today, one in 10 men in the NBA is at least seven feet tall, but a seven-foot-tall man is incredibly rare in the general population — so rare that if you know an American man between the ages of 20 and 40 who is at least seven feet tall, there's a 17 **_______** **______** he's in the NBA right now. (Laughter) That is, find six **______** seven footers, one is in the NBA right now. And that's not the only way that NBA players' bodies are unique. This is Leonardo da Vinci's "Vitruvian Man," the ideal **___________**, with arm span equal to height. My arm span is exactly equal to my height. Yours is probably very nearly so. But not the average NBA player. The average NBA **______** is a shade under 6'7", with arms that are seven feet long. Not only are NBA players ridiculously tall, they are ludicrously long. Had **________** wanted to draw the Vitruvian NBA Player, he would have needed a rectangle and an ellipse, not a circle and a square.

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