Unfortunately, his long arm was less useful in his chosen sport.
This image of a long-armed man is all over the Internets, but I must admit I stole mine from Mighty Optical Illusions. It's from the football (soccer) match between Australia and Japan in the 2006 World Cup.
Now this guy below, Pau Gasol from the LA Lakers basketball team, has found his long arms much more useful for his sport. And they're real.
Pau Gasol is seven feet tall, and his outstretched
arms are said to reach over seven and a half feet.
- The Longest Arm, Mighty Optical Illusions>>
- The Long Arm of Pau Gasol | Pic of the Day, Interbasket>>