Extraordinary height added upon an extra pair of legs.
Just Google Yao Ming and you'll always see something that boggles the mind. His very being is a source of awe. And yet he's a typical well mannered Chinese person otherwise. If you Youtube him, you can see some bad habits he's picked up from his flashier American players that he uses on the court. It gives him a little bit of the bad ass edge he didn't have when he first played for the Rockets. Everybody was picking on him.
Can you believe it? He's only a year younger than me!
I was always the tiny quiet one in the American public school system... I remember P.E. always last or not picked at all for games. So there I am... by myself shooting hoops. I didn't know I was a pretty good shooter until USC when my dorm mates invited me to play just for fun. I was hesitant... I've never really played a game ever. They gave me room to shoot "swoosh"... several times that night. They were like "what do you mean you don't know how to play?" That felt good.
About 10 hours. (will work on hands... my weakness out of a lazy streak)