Biologists checked out this NBA player’s DNA for clues to his immense height

As a first-round draft pick from Brigham Young University, Shawn Bradley caused a hubbub during the 1993 NBA draft. That is because he was 7’ 6” tall.
That’s five inches taller than Shaquille O’Neal, the NBA superstar drafted the year earlier. Bradley could touch the rim without lifting his feet.
Now researchers who have had a look at Bradley’s DNA say they figured out why he’s so tall.