Kingma in his Flames uniform in 2012
9 August 1979 |
Manly, New South Wales
|Nationality||Australian / Dutch|
|Listed height||207 cm (6 ft 9 in)|
|Listed weight||120 kg (265 lb)|
|Career highlights and awards|
Michael Kingma (born 9 August 1979) is an Australian-Dutch former professional basketball player.
Kingma was born in Manly, New South Wales, where he started his basketball playing as a junior. Kingma played seven seasons in Australia's National Basketball League, including six seasons with the Sydney Kings. He was a member of the Kings' 2003 NBL championship team, averaging 2.8 points and 1.8 rebounds that year.
For the 2003–04 season, Kingma joined the Hunter Pirates, before leaving Australia. He briefly played in Belgium and in Leeuwarden, Netherlands. In 2006 he moved to Sweden to play for Sundsvall Dragons. In 2007 and 2008 he played for Borås Basket, returning to Sundsvall for the 2009–10 season.
For the 2010–11 season, Kingma played for British Basketball League team Glasgow Rocks. For the 2012–13 season, he played for the GasTerra Flames in the Netherlands. In 2013 and 2014, he played for the Rockhampton Rockets, winning championships in both years. He returned to the Rockets for the 2015 season.
Outside of basketball, Kingma, along with fellow Australian basketballers Axel Dench and David Stiff, played a part in Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith as Tarfful. Kingma played a character named Tarfful. The players were chosen as Wookiees for their height; Kingma is 207 centimeters (6 feet, 10 inches) tall.
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