It is important to have a good physical fitness level when you participate in sports, such as basketball, and height is one of the most important physical factors as an NBA player. If you are tall, you have a good chance to participate in sports. But not in all cases, a short-height person can also participate in the basketball game. Here we are discussing National Basketball Association; it is the most popular league. In the history of the NBA, there is a point that big height players rule the league as big players. And they can get benefit from grabbing the basketball, rebounds, blocking shots, and using defensive moves easily.
Recently, the national basketball association generated a list of the famous tallest players of the NBA. In this article, you will know about the tallest basketball players in the following section, on the basis of the height series with the career summary.
Tallest NBA Player
Some players are not well known for your game but are famous for height as the NBA league is a popular league with a huge fan following. It comes up with the list of the top 10 tallest players. So go through it.
1. Gheorghe Muresan (7’7)
Georghe is bound, with Manute Bol having the highest height (7’7) among players. But Georghe was placed on the top because of his body size, having weighed 315lbs. His career was short due to injuries, which other players of the tallest height usually faced. Still, he gives his best in the short period of his career. His average game score was 14.5 PPG (points per game), 9.6 RPG (rebounds per game), and 2.3 BPG (blocks per game) when he had a season at the beginning of his career. Not for long, he played for French League after he departed from the national basketball league association.
Georghe played a game for Maryland Nighthawks in March 2007. He was not the only tallest player on the court; other than his co-player Sun Mingming was also there with a height of 7’9 to play the game. That day made the history of the two tallest players present at the same time in the court.
2. Tallest NBA Player-Manute Bol (7’7)
Bol was a very entertaining player to watch, with his height of 7’7 and 200 lbs. His average game score was3.7 PPG, 6.0 RPG, and 5.0 BPG. He can still be extended to 3- points later, as he had only a few seasons where his average game scored blocks rather than points in his career.
When he played in the Washington bullets, he was the teammate with Muggsy Bogues. According to the national basketball league association, both the shortest and tallest players played together made history on that day. Now his son Bol continued the dynasty of playing in the NBA. He has the ability to shoot in 3s with a height of (7’3) in the game.
3. Slavko Vranes (7’6)
Slavko played insanely from 1997 to 2018 in his entire career. He had the shortest career if we compared to Shawn Bradley in the list of players. In the NBA game, he played only for 3 minutes as the tallest player. Afterward, he shifted to his home state, where he played for the Iranian Super League.
4. Shawn Bradley(7’6)
Shawn Bradley played for McDonald’s All-American game and won MVP. Bradley made the record still of his name by making most block shots at Utah State with 18 points in the college game. He played 14 seasons and 832 games in NBA League. However, his average game score was 13.2 PPG, 8.6 RPG, and 3.6 Blocks per game. And he is the first player to record a 20/20/10 triple-double with blocks off the bench ever.
5. NBA Tallest Player-Yao Ming (7’6)
Yao Ming is the most talented and skilled player among all the players on the list. In the NBA League, he played 8 seasons and spent his whole career in Houston. And his average game score was25 PPG, 9.4 RPG, and 2.0 APG in 2006-2007.
Ultimately, he was injured and faced many health problems that forced him to consider retiring. He always plays best in the court’s center position, among three positions in a basketball game; guard, forward, and center. And he was the ever player to play in the NBA All-Star game. He is the one who makes the hall of fame of the tallest player in the game.
6. Chuck Nevitt (7’5)
Nevitt weighed 216 lbs during 10 seasons, and he also played in the NBA along with this weight as the tallest player. He played for the Lakers championship team in 1985-1986, although he didn’t get much playing time. Nevitt was a member of successful teams, such as Chuck Daly-led Detroit Pistons and the Bulls of Michael Jordan for 10- days contract. Even though he was only present for a short time in court, he still won the ring, and no one could take his title.
7. Pavel Podkolzin(7’5)
Pavel is an American Native, and he played a total of 6 games between 2 seasons with Russian Nationality. He was a patient of acromegaly disease. The cause of this disease is the excessive growth of hormones. After two seasons, he returned to Russia to play Russian Super League for Khimki BC.
8. NBA Tallest Player-Tacko Fall (7’5)
Tacko Fall is the most favorite fan player. He makes the game tricky for the opponents on the offensive end. He can dunk without jumping while catching the ball. In Boston, he spent 2 seasons and then resided in Cleveland with at least three other 7 footers in height.
9. Sim Bhullar (7’5)
Bhullar is the first tallest Indian player in an NBA game. He plays in the NBA league with a weight of 359 lbs and only gave a debut for 16 seconds on the floor, and he could not continue to play in the NBA with his height and weight. He only played 3 games in 2014-15 for the team Kings. Eventually, he ended his career in 2018 by playing a few seasons overseas.
10. Boban Marjanovic (7’4)
Boban Marjanovic is well known as the character Serbian Hitman character played in the famous movie John Wick 3. He has played 8 seasons in NBA but never exceeds 60 games. In today’s game, he lacked the speed and quickness to match the center position like other players. His average game score is 4.7 PPG and 3.9 RPG. Currently, he is like a Dallas Maverick and plays approx 8.2 MPG. Interestingly, he can shoot 82% from the throw line, which is rare for a height player.
Fans will cherish it if they have the data and information about their favorite players. The NBA is a famous league, and in this basketball, association height matters a lot more than weight. Therefore, the above information about the NBA’s tallest players is beneficial and makes the fans happy and entertained. And let us know in the comment box which player is your favorite one and did you have ever meet any of the players as mentioned above.