Brad Sellers wants to set the record straight

(Cuyahoga County) - Warrensville Heights leaders are disputing a claim that a New York politician is the world's tallest office holder.

They're hoping to set the record straight, saying Mayor Brad Sellers is the world's tallest politician at seven-feet tall. The New York Times reported this week that a Brooklyn City Council member set the Guinness record at six-feet-ten-inches tall.

The 56 year old Sellers, a Warrensville heights native, is also a basketball analyst on the Cleveland Cavaliers Radio Network.

Sellers was a power forward/center from the University of Wisconsin and Ohio State University, when he was selected by the Chicago Bulls in the first round (ninth pick overall) of the 1986 NBA Draft.

Sellers also played briefly for the Minnesota Timberwolves and the Detroit Pistons before leaving the NBA in 1993 to embark on a lengthy overseas career.

Sellers played in Spain, Israel, Greece (Aris BC), and France before retiring in 2000 to become community liaison director for his hometown. In 1991, at the Greek Championships Final, Sellers made a 3-point-play(a basket and a foul) which won the game and gave Aris BC its last championship won until today.

(Photo by Ken Robinson/WTAM)

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