Don Nelson's ever growing obsession with big men continued this week as a slew of scouts from the Warriors were sent to the outskirts of Erdos in north China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region to witness Bao Xishun, 7' 9", exchange vows with his new wife, but more importantly to check out the big fella's foot work on the dance floor.
Based on reports from Nelson's sources, Bao had scouts and friends in awe almost immediately at the Genghis Khan Holiday Resort, with an intimidating entrance into the reception that included a backflip reminiscent of Ozzie Smith. The Warriors' scouts became a bit discouraged, however, after best man Del Harris made a celebratory toast and then kicked off the evening with Kool & The Gang's "Celebration."
But the limber tower showed just too much versatility for anyone to ignore, as he moved effortlessly to old wedding cliches like the electric slide and the chicken dance, while impressively changing things up with a 'Toine-esque 'jiggle shimmy' when "Gold Digger" began blaring.
According to reports, Nelson's nephew Johnnie Nelson was there this past December when Bao saved two dolphins from imminent doom by removing plastic objects from their stomachs.
"You just can't deny his length and hands," Johnnie said. "Particularly that day. Just ask those dolphins."
Expect to see him in a Warriors uniform no later than December.