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  Encyclopedia: Gheorghe Muresan
Gheorghe Mureşan (born February 14, 1971 in Triteni, Romania) is a former Romanian basketball player who also played in the NBA.
A 7'7" (2.31m) center, Muresan is the tallest man to ever play in the NBA, standing a few centimeters taller than Manute Bol.
Muresan was born in the district of Cluj in a poor family.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Gheorghe-Muresan   (503 words)

Muresan did not play basketball from a young age but rather he took it up when it was obvious that he was as big as pretty much anyone on the planet.
Muresan spent the 2000-01 back with Pau Orthez and he had a mediocre year, averaging 7.9 ppg and 3.1 rpg in the regular season before leaving the team with injuries during the Suproleague.
Muresan spent the next two years recovering from injuries (he had some undisclosed surgery believed to be on his pituitary gland).
www.hoopsanalyst.com /Muresan.htm   (874 words)

 Gheorghe Muresan -- Facts, Info, and Encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Gheorghe Mureşan (born February 14, 1971 in Triteni, (A Balkan republic in southeastern Europe) Romania) is a former (A native or inhabitant of Romania) Romanian basketball player who also played in the (Click link for more info and facts about NBA) NBA.
A 7'7" (2.31m) (A point equidistant from the ends of a line or the extremities of a figure) center, Muresan is the tallest man to ever play in the NBA, standing a few centimeters taller than (Click link for more info and facts about Manute Bol) Manute Bol.
Muresan was born in the district of (Click link for more info and facts about Cluj) Cluj in a poor family.
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/g/gh/gheorghe_muresan.htm   (325 words)

 InterBasket - Gheorghe Muresan, Romania -- Washington Bullets   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Nba.com: At 7-7, Gheorghe Muresan developed from an oddity into a legitimate NBA center and a force in the league before injuries slowed his career.
Gheorghe, like Manute, did not get his unusual height from his parents as his father is 5'9" and his mother 5'7".
Gheorghe and his wife Liliana became the proud parents of George, their first child, on April 23rd, 1998.
www.interbasket.net /players/muresan.htm   (444 words)

 Gheorghe Muresan - Encyclopedia.WorldSearch   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Gheorghe Muresan (born February 14, 1971 in Triteni, Romania) is a former Romanian basketball player who also payed in the NBA.
A 7'7" (2.31m) center, Muresan is one of the two tallest men to ever play in the NBA, Manute Bol being the other.
After leaving the NBA, Muresan played European basketball again for three more years before returning to live in New Jersey with his family.
encyclopedia.worldsearch.com /gheorghe_muresan.htm   (221 words)

 Giant undertaking - The Washington Times: Sports - June 02, 2004   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Gheorghe Muresan must have been the world's tallest stay-at-home dad, a 7-foot-7 diaper changer who also mowed the lawn and did the plumbing.
Muresan has been researching this project for two years and is negotiating a site for the school, which he sees as an after-school program in which children ages 6 to 15 can get professional instruction and properly learn the game.
Muresan grew so tall because of a pituitary gland problem — his father was 5-9 and his mother 5-7 — and the Bullets paid for corrective surgery before he arrived in Washington.
washingtontimes.com /sports/20040602-011914-1593r.htm   (1358 words)

 NBA.com: Gheorghe Muresan Bio
At 7-7, Gheorghe Muresan developed from an oddity into a legitimate NBA center and a force in the league before injuries slowed his career.
Muresan led the NBA in field goal percentage with a.604 mark in 1996-97, although a healthy Chris Webber cut into his playing time somewhat and his averages dropped to 10.6 points, 6.6 rebounds and 1.32 blocks per game.
Muresan s improvement was even more dramatic when one considers his performance in the second half of the season, when center Kevin Duckworth was out because of an injury and a suspension.
www.nbapicks.com /playerfile/gheorghe_muresan/bio.html   (1749 words)

 Gheorghe Muresan @ Filmbug UK
Gheorghe Muresan plays center for the NBA basketball team the Washington Wizards (formerly the Bullets), and in the 1996­97 season he led the NBA in field goal percentage, hitting.604 of his attempts.
Muresan has played basketball since the age of 14 when he went to the dentist (who was also a basketball referee) and was recruited to play.
Muresan is the tallest player in the NBA but his nickname is Ghitza which is pronounced GEET­za and translates to Little Gheorghe in English.
www.filmbug.co.uk /db/301838   (229 words)

 Annie Hoffman - Name Dropping with the Sports and Entertainment World
Gheorghe is not just getting by on his height alone in his professional basketball career.
Note: Gheorghe is not the tallest player ever selected in NBA Draft, that honor goes to 7-foot-8 Yasutak Okayamo of the University of Osaka who was drafted by Golden State in 1981
Another unfortunate quality Gheorghe has in common with Max is they both suffer from an overactive pituitary gland —an ailment found in gigantesque people.
www.anniehoffman.com /columns/columns070797.htm   (662 words)

GHEORGHE MURESAN plays a true, gentle giant who is more comfortable with farm animals than people since they don't see him as a freak.
Muresan, the 7'7" basketball center for the Washington Wizards, does a decent job in his film debut -- especially considering the circumstances.
The chemistry between Crystal and Muresan seems natural, is enjoyable, and adequately compensates for the lack of humor in the second half.
www.screenit.com /movies/1998/my_giant.html   (1814 words)

 Gheorghe Muresan Archive
Muresan was able to turn this fame into a small acting career, appearing in a few commercials and a major motion picture.
Gheorghe's most recent update came in the Washington Times in June of 2004 (local mirror).
Muresan was my favorite player in the league, but I found that the the internet didn't have enough information on him.
www.geocities.com /Colosseum/Track/9444   (927 words)

 Gheorghe Muresan's webpage
David J. Harper, Gheorghe Muresan, Bicheng Liu, Ivan Koychev, Dietrich Wettschereck and Nirmalie Wiratunga (2004) The Robert Gordon University's HARD Track Experiments at TREC 2004, in Proceedings of TREC 2004, Gaithersburg, November 2004 (Pdf).
Mingfang Wu, Gheorghe Muresan, Alistair McLean, Muh-Chyun (Morris) Tang, Ross Wilkinson, Yuelin Li, Hyuk-Jin Lee, Nicholas J. Belkin Human Versus Machine in the Topic Distillation Task, in Proceedings of SIGIR 2004, Sheffield, England, July 2004, p.385 - 392 (paper, presentation).
N.J. Belkin, G. Muresan and X.-M. Zhang, Investigating the Effect of the Use of User’s Context on IR Performance, in Workshop on Information Retrieval in Context (IRiX) at SIGIR 2004, Sheffield, England, July 2004 (paper, presentation).
www.scils.rutgers.edu /~muresan   (779 words)

 My Giant
Crystal is a Hollywood agent who finds Muresan in Romania and tries to use him to revive his flagging career.
Muresan just wants to go to America to find a girl he kissed as a child.
Hijinks ensue, and Crystal ends up using his ex-wife to stand in for Muresan's old flame to spare his feelings before reuniting him with his parents in a dramatic finale.
www.simpleprop.com /alex/giant.html   (642 words)

 My Giant - Review - Stumped? - Stumped At the Video Store is a Magazine About Movies, DVD releases, actors, filmakers, ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
My own opinion about this film is that screenwriter David Seltzer was watching TV one weekend, saw Muresan in that Snickers bar commercial, and figured if big Gheorghe could be funny for 15 seconds, he probably could be funny for two hours, and then wrote the screenplay.
He is pulled from his cars wreckage by Muresan, which begins their unusual friendship/partnership, with Crystal successfully lobbying for Muresan to take villainous roles in action movies.
Crystal seems uncomfortable on-screen, and though Muresan has a weird, freaky sort of panache, he doesn't express many more facial expressions than he does while sitting on the Washington Wizards bench in his warm-ups, watching Jordan and the Bulls kicking the ever loving crap out of his team.
centerstage.net /stumped/reviews/my-giant.shtml   (669 words)

 Augusta, Georgia: sports@ugusta: Bullets teach giant Romanian to be hip 1/5/97
Howard said he has added several key words to Muresan's vocabulary, such as ``dog'' (as in, ``What up, dog?'') and ``trippin' '' (as in, ``You be trippin' '').
Muresan also will play tricks on reporters, whom he never addresses by name, calling them all ``media'' instead.
Muresan often concludes a discussion with what apparently is his philosophy of life: ``Don't worry, be happy.''
www.augustachronicle.com /stories/010697/munresan.html   (645 words)

 Amazon.ca: DVD: My Giant (Widescreen/Full Screen)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
He finds a giant in a rural town (NBA Basketball player Gheorghe Muresan) and takes him back to America in the hopes of exploiting his find, but soon discovers that loyalty and being true to the things that are important to him are what really matters.
But Gheorghe Muresan, the 7'7" Romanian wonder, brings a real sweetness to the title character in My Giant, a manipulative film that both condemns and commits the sin of crassly making a buck on a freakish-looking human being.
Muresan does surprisingly well with his role as well, concidering the horrible screen talents of other famous-sports-players-put-in-movie types.
www.amazon.ca /exec/obidos/ASIN/0780623258   (730 words)

 Chicago Reader Movie Review
As he peeks out through a crack in the door, he's startled to see the enormous Muresan, whose facial features are heavy, whose hands and feet are disproportionately large, and whose height is exaggerated by camera angles.
Watching this scene, you can't help wondering how Muresan was approached about playing the role of Max, but Sammy's quick save has resolved the dramatic tension before Max can share the realization.
Nor are Muresan and the midgets and dwarfs in My Giant necessarily more autonomous (or more like average actors or average people) just because they were motivated in part by career goals and income.
www.chicagoreader.com /movies/archives/1998/0498/04108a.html   (1991 words)

 Gheorghe Muresan Coalition
The Gheorghe Muresan Coalition is a little known band from a little known town fronted by two little known kids.
The Gheorghe Muresan Coalition was started at an away track meet, more on this phenomenon later.
The coalition was formed in honor of the one, the only, the cabbage smelling Gheorghe Muresan.
www.geocities.com /gheorghemuresancoalition   (93 words)

 Billy Crystal's unfunny comedy a giant mistake   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
All right, in fairness, hearing Muresan quote Shakespeare is close to funny, but not as funny as the idea of Muresan quoting Shakespeare.
So Crystal coaxes Muresan to America by promising to hook him up with the girl Muresan's been fixating on since he was 14.
During their journey, Crystal and Muresan learn many of life's lessons, including the value of family, the fleeting nature of love and that seven midgets can whup one giant.
www.sfgate.com /cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/e/a/1998/04/10/WEEKEND9508.dtl   (493 words)

 'My Giant': 'Take It Easy, Big Guy'
Though Billy Crystal, as a hustling talent agent named Sammy, barely comes up to the armpit of the 7-foot-7-inch title character (Gheorghe Muresan), the film's odd-couple jokes are relatively scarce.
Gheorghe Muresan as the giant, Max, and Billy Crystal as Sammy in "My Giant," directed by Michael Lehmann.
Muresan, who was himself gamely turned into a film actor after Crystal spotted him playing basketball, gets through this transformation with slurry English but an eager, friendly presence.
partners.nytimes.com /library/film/041098giant-film-review.html   (648 words)

 deseretnews.com - Movie review: My Giant | Deseret Morning News Web edition
Billy Crystal's friendship with the late Andre the Giant is the stuff of which Hollywood legends are made.
Standing in for the late professional-wrestler-turned-actor is NBA star Gheorghe Muresan, who's shown some goofy charm in television advertisements.
Crystal doesn't seem exactly inspired, either, and a little Muresan goes a long, long way (his rudimentary English-speaking skills leave much to be desired).
deseretnews.com /movies/view/1,1257,1272,00.html   (399 words)

 My Giant   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The story should be pure corn, but something in the soft simplicity of Muresan's screen presence—it's not calculated enough to call it acting—overcomes the banal script.
At over seven and a half feet tall, Muresan (a player for the NBA's Washington Wizards) is a special effect all by himself, and when he stands next to the five-foot-and-change Crystal, the effect is like the bittersweet gags of silent comedy.
My Giant insists perhaps too much on the giant's simplicity—they don't know how to use phones in Romania?—but on the whole, Crystal's tribute to his late friend André the Giant is sweet without being saccharine, touching without being pushy.
www.citypaper.net /movies/moviearchive/mygiant.shtml   (127 words)

 My Giant on DVD - MovieWeb   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Billy Crystal, Gheorghe Muresan, Kathleen Quinlan, Joanna Pacula
At 7'7", Max (Gheorghe Muresan) is considered a freak in his native Romania and is banished to a monastery.
George lives in a monestary and quotes Shakespeare, but Sammy believes Max could be his ticket to the top.
movieweb.com /dvd/dvd.php?053939253528   (300 words)

 AudioRevolution.com DVD Review of My Giant   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Sammy fails in this endeavor, but he does encounter the 7'7" Max (Gheorghe Muresan, who in real life has a day job as basketball player), a sheltered but brilliant local who has been raised by monks.
Max doesn't care about stardom, but he agrees to the trip in the hopes of reuniting with his boyhood crush Lilliana (Joanna Pacula), who has relocated to New Mexico.
The best reason to watch 'My Giant' is the great charm of Muresan, who has an instantly endearing combination of innocence, dignity and sincerity, along with an extremely striking physical appearance.
www.audiorevolution.com /dvd/revs/mygiant.html   (428 words)

 Mugsy Bogues + Manute Bol (4) vs. Spud Webb + Gheorghe Muresan (5) -- Dadaism 4 Life [Archive] - Light Blue Extra
Mugsy Bogues + Manute Bol (4) vs. Spud Webb + Gheorghe Muresan (5) -- Dadaism 4 Life [Archive] - Light Blue Extra
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 Your Online Portal to Romania -- Famous Romanians
So far the list includes Ramona Badescu and Gheorghe Muresan.
"Over 10 MB of information on NBA icon Gheorghe Muresan." Added: October 5, 2001.
Featuring Billy Crystal and Gheorghe Muresan; directed by Michael Lehmann, 1998.
members.tripod.com /travelromania/i_famousromanians_celebrities.htm   (394 words)

 Sports Illustrated: Giant. (Washington Bullets' center Gheorghe Muresan)@ HighBeam Research   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
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The Bullets did not know what they were getting when they selected the 7'7" Muresan with their second pick in the 1993 draft, but the Romanian giant is already much better than expected.
He works very hard on his game and may start for the Bullets this season.
highbeam.com /library/doc0.asp?DOCID=1G1:17492115&refid=ip_almanac_hf   (211 words)

 eBay - DVD: My Giant (UPC: 053939253528)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The seeds of the story started with Crystal when he worked with the 7'5" wrestler Andre the Giant on THE PRINCESS BRIDE.
Crystal noticed the 7''7" Muresan while watching the NBA draft on television, tracked him down, and convinced him to do the film.
The name of Max's love interest was changed from Angelica to Lillianna--Muresan's wife's name--because it made Muresan more comfortable.
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