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tall black basketball player This is the basketball section where the tallest of the tall hang out.  In fact, these are the SHORT ones and they start at 6'6". Several worked their hearts out for the sport they loved and ended up injured and waived. Cruel!

6'6" Joe Harris (born 1991) is an American professional basketball player who last played for the Cleveland Cavaliers of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played college basketball for Virginia. Harris, a shooting guard, came to Virginia in 2010 after developing a relationship with head coach Tony Bennett while Bennett was head coach at Washington State. Almost immediately, Harris entered the starting lineup. As a freshman, he scored 10.4 points per game. In his sophomore season of 2011–12, Harris upped his scoring to 11.3 per game - second on the team to All-American Mike Scott - and helped lead the Cavaliers to the 2012 NCAA Tournament, the program's first tournament bid under Bennett and first since 2007.

As a junior, Harris became one of the top players in the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC). He led the Cavaliers to a 23-12 record, scoring 16.3 points and collecting 4.0 rebounds per game. He was named first team All-ACC at the conclusion of the season. Going into his senior season in 2013–14, Harris received significant preseason recognition. He was a member of the preseason All-ACC team and was named to the preseason watch list for the Wooden Award as national player of the year. Harris led the Cavaliers to their first outright ACC regular season title since 1981, their first ACC tournament title since 1976, and their first Sweet Sixteen appearance since 1995. Harris subsequently earned ACC Tournament MVP honors, and was named to the All-Tournament team and All-ACC third team.

On June 26, 2014, Harris was selected with the 33rd overall pick by the Cleveland Cavaliers in the 2014 NBA draft. On July 24, he signed his rookie scale contract with the Cavaliers after averaging 7.8 points, 1.5 rebounds and 1.5 assists during the 2014 NBA Summer League. During his rookie and sophomore seasons, he has had multiple assignments with the Canton Charge of the NBA Development League. In his rookie season, the Cavaliers made it to the 2015 NBA Finals, but they lost to the Golden State Warriors in six games.

On January 5, 2016, Harris underwent potentially season-ending surgery on his right foot. A week later, he was traded, along with a 2017 second-round pick and cash considerations, to the Orlando Magic in exchange for a 2020 second-round pick. He was immediately waived by the Magic upon acquisition.

Marko Jarić (born October 1978) is a Serbian former professional basketball player. Standing at 2.01 m (6 ft 7 in), he played the shooting guard position. He also represented the Yugoslavian national basketball team internationally. Jarić is the only player ever to win back-to-back Italian Championships on two different teams. He won it in 2000 with Fortitudo Bologna and in 2001 with Virtus Bologna.

Jarić was selected as the 30th overall pick by the Los Angeles Clippers in the 2000 NBA Draft. He was traded to the Minnesota Timberwolves on August 12, 2005, along with Lionel Chalmers by the Clippers, in exchange for Sam Cassell and a future first-round draft pick. He was traded to the Grizzlies on June 26, 2008 in an eight-player deal involving rookie guard O. J. Mayo and rookie forward Kevin Love.

For the 2009–10 NBA season, Jarić and the Memphis Grizzlies mutually agreed that Jarić would not attend training camp or any of the preseason games. Jarić was granted permission to seek a new team and a possible contract buyout for the remaining 2 years and $15 million of his contract. He then signed with Real Madrid on December 22, 2009. On January 14, 2011 he signed with Montepaschi Siena until the end of the 2010–11 season. In October 2012, Jarić signed with the Chicago Bulls. However, he was waived on October 24. In September 2013, he signed with the Brooklyn Nets. However, he was waived on October 15.

Raymond C. Almazan (born 1989 in Orion, Bataan) is a Filipino professional basketball player who currently plays for Rain or Shine Elasto Painters of the Philippine Basketball Association (PBA). He is given a moniker THE ROCK `N` ROLL by sportscaster Mico Halili because of his resemblance to Filipino rock legend Joey "Pepe" Smith.

He played for the Letran Knights in the NCAA where he established himself as a defensive player, rebounder and shot-blocker. He was both awarded as the Most Valuable Player and Defensive Player of the Year for the NCAA Season 89 and led the Knights to the men's basketball championship match against the San Beda Red Lions for two straight seasons, by which they were beaten on both occasions. He finished his college career without a championship. While in college, he also played for the Cagayan Rising Suns and several other teams in the PBA D-League.

Apparently in the Philippines basketball teams are named after products! Almazan was drafted 3rd overall by the Rain or Shine Elasto Painters in the 2013 PBA Draft. He plays alongside the celebrated Extra Rice Inc. frontline of Beau Belga and JR Quiñahan and is a key role player off-the-bench. On December 29, 2013, he played his first breakout game as a pro, finishing with 17 points, 11 rebounds, and two blocks in just 24 minutes in the Elasto Painters’ 101-77 victory over the San Mig Super Coffee Mixers.  Why anyone would name a team after a coffee mixer is beyond me, but then I am from Cincinnati, Ohio, where we named the team after their socks.  Sigh.

 6'9" Matías Bortolín (born 1993) is an Argentine professional basketball player who currently plays for Atenas de Córdoba of the Liga Nacional de Básquet (LNB). He also represents the Argentina national basketball team internationally.

Big handsome giant Joe Harris switches sides and tries being a reporter for a day at the Cleveland Cavaliers Media Day. 


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