7-Foot-2 Ex-WNBA Player in Coma

Margo Dydek, pregnant, suffers heart attack
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted May 20, 2011 12:15 PM CDT
This Sept. 11, 2008, file photo shows Los Angeles Sparks' Margo Dydek, left.   (AP Photo/Danny Moloshok, File)

(Newser) – Former WNBA player Margo Dydek, once said to be the tallest active professional female basketball player in the world at 7-foot-2, suffered a heart attack yesterday and is in a medically induced coma in a Brisbane hospital. Poland-born Dydek, 37, is pregnant with her third child and was taken to a hospital after collapsing in her Brisbane home, according to Basketball Australia. Dydek, who was the No. 1 pick in the 1998 WNBA draft by the Utah Starzz, had been working as a coach for the Northside Wizards in the Queensland Basketball League.

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