10 tallest NBA players ever

Below, let’s take a look at the NBA player who had a remarkable level of superiority over his opponents due to his towering height, compared to the other nine players.

  • Career (2015-present): San Antonio Spurs, Detroit Pistons, Los Angeles Clippers, Philadelphia 76ers, Dallas Mavericks, Houston Rockets.
  • How tall is Boban, who is actually one of the tallest players in the NBA, unlike some others on the list? Is it true that he is about nine inches taller than a 2020 Ford F-350?

    His clumsy 7-foot-4, 291-pound physique, which is quite astonishing, remains a defining characteristic of Marjanovic’s career. He recorded an average of 7.3 points and 4.6 rebounds while shooting at an impressive 62% from the field during the 2018-19 season with the Philadelphia 76ers and Los Angeles Clippers. Currently, he is a part of the Houston Rockets.

    9. Sim Bhullar (7-foot-5-inches)

  • Professional Experience (2014-2015): Sacramento Kings.
  • Among the players who have played all three games with the Sacramento Kings in the 2014-15 season, here’s a dude who averages 0.7 points per minute of play. However, Bhullar might not be the tallest player in the NBA, but he’s likely one of the tallest.

    The Canadian-born product of New Mexico State, who stands at 7-foot-5 and weighs 359 pounds, is currently playing overseas for the Guangxi Rhino in the Chinese Basketball Association.

    8. Tacko Fall (7-foot-5-inch)

  • Career (2019-22): Boston Celtics, Cleveland Cavaliers.
  • How does Kosen Sultan, the tallest person in the world from Turkey, compare to Fall’s Tacko, who is shorter by a foot and one inch taller than the legendary Giant Andre?

    Currently competing in the Chinese Basketball Association, Fall is currently averaging slightly more than two points per game during his time with the Boston Celtics and Cleveland Cavaliers. Nonetheless, this level of performance has not resulted in significant achievements over his three seasons in the NBA. Fall has garnered a certain level of admiration since his time at Central Florida, making him somewhat of an iconic figure.

    7. Pavel Podkolzin (7-foot-5)

  • Professional Career (2004-06): Dallas Mavericks.
  • Despite a lack of success in the NBA, Podkolzin has had a nearly two-decade-long professional career, suiting up for both the Russian Super League and the Russian National Team. This Russian figure still remains intimidating, standing at 5-foot-7 and weighing 305 pounds.

    Interestingly enough, he played in only six NBA games over the course of two years with Dallas, where he scored an average of 0.7 points and grabbed 1.5 rebounds in 4.6 minutes of playtime per game. After being promptly traded to Dallas in exchange for a 2005 first-round pick, he was chosen by Utah in the first round of the 2004 NBA Draft.

    6. Chuck Nevitt (7-foot-5-inch)

  • Career (1982-1994): Houston Rockets, Los Angeles Lakers, Detroit Pistons, Chicago Bulls, and San Antonio Spurs.
  • This is a signing by the NBA, representing the esteemed association of tall players from the 1990s and 1980s. Throughout nine seasons in the NBA, he played a total of 155 games for the Houston Rockets, averaging 1.5 rebounds and 1.6 points per outing. He was a former third-round pick.

    The Los Angeles team secured a 44-point victory with Magic Johnson providing 19 assists in the same game. Throughout this playoff journey, he participated in seven postseason matches, where he notably scored six points against the Denver Nuggets in the Western Conference Finals. Despite Nevitt’s relatively unremarkable career, he was part of the Lakers’ 1985 NBA championship-winning squad.

    5. Yao Ming (7-feet-6-inches)

  • Professional Career (2002-2011): Houston Rockets.
  • After a brilliant eight-year career in Houston, this Chinese legend ended up being inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame in 2002. He was selected as the overall No. 1 pick by the Rockets and was the tallest player in the NBA during his time.

    During his career, Yao Ming saw five different seasons where he suited up for the All-NBA first-team. He also earned an All-Star appearance each season, averaging 19.0 points and shooting 52% on rebounds.

    4. Slavko Vranes (7-foot-6)

  • Professional Experience (2003-2004): Portland Trail Blazers.
  • In the 2003-24 season, Slavko Vranes, while being a part of the Portland Trail Blazers, only participated in one NBA match. Throughout this particular game, the Serbian athlete was on the court for a total of three minutes but unfortunately was unable to score with his sole shot attempt.

    He’s one of those international players who never translated to NBA play. Overseas, he’s seen action in Italy, Iran, Serbia, and Turkey.

    3. Shawn Bradley (7ft 6in)

  • Professional Career (1993-2005): Philadelphia 76ers, New Jersey Nets, Dallas Mavericks.
  • During his sole campaign at BYU, Bradley maintained an average of 14.8 points and 7.7 rebounds with an impressive shooting percentage of 52%. Philadelphia had every justification to anticipate Bradley’s success, as he was surrounded by legendary players like Chris Webber and Penn Hardaway. Shawn Bradley gained recognition in the NBA for being selected as the second overall pick by the Philadelphia 76ers in 1993.

    It never came to fruition. He was one of the tallest white basketball players ever. Before being dealt to the Nets for Derrick Coleman, he averaged 7.5 rebounds and less than 10 points in three seasons with Philadelphia. Later, he moved to the Mavericks in a blockbuster nine-player trade involving Sam Cassell in 1997. Surprisingly, his nine seasons with Dallas lasted until his retirement before the 2004-05 campaign.

    2. Manute Bol (231 centimeters)

  • Career (1985-1995): Washington Bullets, Golden State Warriors, Philadelphia 76ers, Miami Heat.
  • In 1985, Bol’s professional journey, a fifth-round selection of the San Diego Clippers (those were the times), was greatly impacted by injuries. Bol, despite sharing the record for being the tallest NBA player ever with Muresan, had a mere weight of 200 pounds. To provide some context, Fred VanVleet, a 6-foot-1 guard for the Toronto Raptors, weighs about the same.

    In 2010, Bol sadly passed away at the tender age of 47 as a result of acute kidney failure and complications arising from Stevens-Johnson syndrome. He concluded his basketball journey with a brief appearance in five games for the Golden State Warriors during the 1994-95 season. Bol competed in a total of 14 games, representing three different teams in his penultimate season in the NBA. Nevertheless, he managed to achieve the distinction of leading the league in blocks on two occasions. Throughout his extensive tenure in the professional basketball league, Bol maintained a modest scoring average of just 2.6 points per game.