Anatomy of a Giant follows the incredible journey of Sun Ming Ming, a young man who dreams of a life beyond his home in China to one in the ultra-competitive NBA basketball league in America.
Ming is the world's second tallest man, standing seven-feet-nine inches tall and this special follows Sun on and off the court as he trains with some of the best in basketball. His incredible height may be the ticket to his dreams, but sadly it is also the very thing that could kill him. Sun suffers from a tumour in his pituitary that secretes excessive amounts of growth hormone responsible for his abnormal height. Only in the U.S. can Ming find the help he needs.