I love basketball. It is the sport I played the most as a kid. I enjoy following the NBA on the internet - probably making up for the fact that Michael Jordan was drafted by the Chicago Bulls two months after I left Chicago!
With people who do not know the game well, the assumption which rules is that you have to be tall to play basketball. With people who do know the game well, the assumption which rules is that having your shot blocked, or rejected, is the most embarassing thing that can happen to you (and probably why it is the #1 goal when this ol' fella plays basketball with his sons now!).
Well ... take a look at this clip which my son Martin showed me. How did I miss this when it happened? The shortest player in the NBA - Nate Robinson at 5' 6" - blocks the shot of the tallest player in the NBA - Yao Ming at 7' 5". It has to be the most remarkable thing I have ever seen on a basketball court.