Bill de Blasio Stinks at Basketball

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Democratic nominee for New York Mayor Bill de Blasio (L) appears on stage with current New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg at "CityLab: Urban Solutions to Global Challenges," an event sponsored by The Atlantic, The Aspen Institute, and Bloomberg Philanthropies on October 8, 2013 in New York City. The event, which took place on October 6-8, brought together 300 global city leaders, city planners, scholars, architects, artists and others for a symposium on urban ideas.
The Knicks will take 'em both. Photo: Spencer Platt/Getty Images

If elected, Bill de Blasio will be the tallest New York City mayor of all time, according to The Wall Street Journal, which lined up the contenders in handy infographic form. (Michael Bloomberg is somehow listed, generously, at five-foot-seven, which might be his basketball card height.) But it means nothing on the court, as de Blasio — who went to high school with Patrick Ewing (seven-feet) — earned the nickname "the cactus" in his City Council hoops days, "Because he had his arms at 90 degrees at his sides, watching people running around him." Joe Lhota (six-foot-two) might as well make an attack ad.