Elephant in the Gym: In Weston, a Brazilian Giant Awaits U.S. Hoops Debut
Mind you, this is no clutz. This is a veritable man-child with size and agility:
With Melo's colossal size, limitless potential and mysterious provenance, his story reminds one of that classic piece of American sports cinema, Blue Chips, in which a coach played by Nick Nolte must cajole a character played by Shaquille O'Neal. Being approximately the same size as Shaq, Melo is now receiving same desperate, unflagging attention from suitors like Jim Boeheim of Syracuse and Rick Pitino of Louisville. Duke's Mike Krzyzewski is also calling.