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NBA Stars Can't Fudge How Tall They Are in Era of Sports Betting

  • League integrity hinges on accuracy of data, official says
  • Players’ tall tales often trace back to high school decisions
Gheorghe Muresan stands behind Tim Hardaway during a game played circa 1995 in Oakland, California.
Gheorghe Muresan stands behind Tim Hardaway during a game played circa 1995 in Oakland, California.Photographer: Brad Mangin/NBAE via Getty Images

The NBA is done telling tall tales.

The league is exploring ways to ensure that all of its players are as tall -- or as short -- as they claim to be, according to Deputy Commissioner Mark Tatum, who said the spread of legal sports betting requires that game and player data be accurate.