Hand size matters, especially in the world of professional sports. But few of us realize just how dramatically super-human some professional athletes can seem. When the NBA shared a picture of the Cavaliers' Walter Tavares, it made waves not only because he was named the defensive player of the year, but also because he looked like he could cost the league a lot in crushed basketballs.
Walter Tavares, also known as "Edy", only started playing basketball when he was 17.
Tavares just signed to the Cavaliers this year.
But his general body size isn't the only thing that's shocking people.
EDY! Our 2017 Defensive Player of the Year, @waltertavares22, making 🏀 look like ⚾️. @Raptors905 ➡️ @Cavs… https://t.co/EZkY1OGhwW— NBA G League (@NBA G League)1506540590.0
People were floored.
Hold up... https://t.co/LXuqumFzJn— Bleacher Report NBA (@Bleacher Report NBA)1506542100.0
It left everyone wondering just what he was capable of.
He'd slap a man out of existence. https://t.co/WcdVGdjdqy— Kelly Maxwell, MBA. (@Kelly Maxwell, MBA.)1506547369.0
Big hands are all over the NBA.As this photo proves, the Detroit Pistons player Boban Marjanovic has similarly gigantic mitts. Making handshakes awkward for average-size sportscasters everywhere. The Serbian is also 7 foot 3, meaning that he and Tavares should probably rule over us all. That is if we were just deciding by height.
But the logistics of this life sound noticeably difficult.
@BR_NBA How’d he get those bracelets on without them breaking https://t.co/XamE9YmbVj— Emilio (@Emilio)1506549613.0
And you can't talk about hand size without talking about Trump.
@BR_NBA @BleacherReport Hold up..... https://t.co/7R5iBK87dy— G♕ (@G♕)1506549198.0