The NBA's Top 14 Tallest Players in All Time History (2022)

Basketball is a sport where one physical characteristic stands out above the rest: Height.If you're tall, you've got a strong chance of succeeding in the sport.

14 - Ralph Sampson

Height: 7’4

Ralph Sampson is one of the list's most gifted giants and played for the Houston Rockets alongside Hakeem Olajuwon

13 - Rik Smits

Height: 7’4

On this list, Rik Smits may be the most underappreciated Big. Rik Smits had a career that was exceptionally consistent and efficient from beginning to end.

12 - Mark Eaton

Height: 7’4

Mark Eaton is a shot-blocking machine and a long-time Utah Jazz centre and played 11 seasons in Utah, averaging 6.0 points per game.

11 - Priest Lauderdale

Height: 7’4

Priest Lauderdale's NBA career was cut short. He was just a touch too big to keep up in the NBA at 325 pounds.

10 - Boban Marjanovic

Height: 7’4

Boban Marjanovic, your friendly neighbourhood giant, is a name that most of you are familiar with.

9 - Sim Bhullar

Height: 7’5

Sim Bhullar is the first Indian-born player to appear in an NBA game. In his NBA debut, he played for 16 seconds.

8 - Tacko Fall

Height: 7’5

Tacko Fall has been a treat to watch on the offensive end, as he seems to tease with his opponents.

7 - Pavel Podkolzin

Height: 7’5

Pavel Podkolzin is a Russian native who appeared in six NBA games over two seasons while suffering from acromegaly.

6 - Chuck Nevitt

Height: 7’5

Chuck Nevitt spent ten years in the NBA. He was weighed only 216 pounds. Chuck, on the other hand, didn't get much playing time.

5 - Yao Ming

Height: 7’6

Yao Ming spent his whole career in Houston, where he played for eight seasons. He eventually retired as a result of too many injuries and health problems.

4 - Shawn Bradley

Height: 7’6

Shawn Bradley had nearly attained his maximum development potential at the age of 16, when he was a Junior in High School, and stood at 7'5 feet tall.

3 - Slavko Vrane

Height: 7’6

In contrast to Shawn Bradley, Slavko's career was the shortest of all of the players on this list.

2 - Manute Bol

Height: 7’7

In his playing days, Manute Bol was a tremendously fascinating player to watch. He was 7'7" tall and weighed 200 pounds.

1 - Gheorghe Muresan

Height: 7’7

Gheorghe is really tied with Manute Bol for the title of all-time tallest player, but due to his size, he wins the first slot (315 lbs).