basketball hoop towering 10 feet high, it generally makes sense to have tall players on a team. Of course, not all professional NBA basketball players are tall. Those that are, however, have significant advantages to a team. But who is the tallest of the tall? Here are 25 tallest NBA players to ever play the game.
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Last Updated on September 2, 2019
First drafted in 1991, Dikembe Mutombo came on the
court weighing 260 lbs and standing tall at 7’2″.
NBA player Kareem Abdul-Jabbar was 7’2″ tall and weighed 267 lbs.
Drafted in 1956, Swede Halbrook was 7’3″
tall and had a short career with the Nationals.
Aleksandar Radojević was drafted in 1999 and
played for the Utah Jazz. He stood at 7’3″ and weighed 250 lbs.
2015, Kristaps Porziņģis played for the Knicks, standing at 7’3″.
Walter Tavares stands at 7’3″ and
plays for the Cavaliers.
Born in West
Germany, Tibor Pleiß was drafted in 2012 and is 7’3″ tall.
center for the Portland Trailblazers, Ha Seung-Jin stands at 7’3″ tall.
Drafted in 2009, Hasheem Thabeet stands at 7’3″ tall and last
played for the Thunder.
Drafted in 1983 and briefly a member of the Minnesota Timberwolves, Randy Breuer stood at 7’3″ tall.
Though he only had a
short three-year career, Keith Closs stood at 7’3″ tall.
Drafted in 1986, Arvydas Sabonis had a
decent seven-year career with the Portland Trailblazers. He stood at 7’3″ tall.
Zydrunas Ilgauskas was drafted in 1996 and had a thirteen-year
career. He is 7’3″ tall.
Peter John Ramos had a short
career in 2004, playing for the Washington Wizards. He’s 7’3″ tall.
Rik Smits had a twelve-
year career playing for the Pacers. He stands at 7’4″.
Ralph Sampson is a hall of
fame basketball player standing at 7’4″ tall.
Priest Lauderdale was
drafted in 1996 and stands at 7’4″ tall.
Playing for the
Utah Jazz, Mark Eaton stands at 7’4″.
Slavko Vranes had a
short career playing for the Portland Trailblazers but stood above the rest at 7’5″ tall.
Drafted in 2004, Pavel Podkolzin had a short
career with the NBA but stood tall at 7’5″.
Standing at 7’5″ tall, Chuck Nevitt had a long nine-year
career playing for several teams during that time.
Having a strong 8-year
career with the Houston Rockets, Yao Ming towered over most players at 7’6″ tall.
long twelve-year career starting in 1993, Shawn Bradley also was a behemoth figure to most on the court standing at 7’6″.
Playing for several teams over his 10 year NBA
career, Manute Bol towered over everyone at 7’7″.
Next, to Manute Bol, Gheorghe Muresan is the
tallest NBA player to ever play the game at 7’7″ tall.
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