Top 10 Tallest NBA Players

Thursday, October 18th 2012. | Tallest


The following is a list of top NBA players ever. As we all know that the game of basketball is a game that is identical as tall players. With body height, basketball players can reach the ring and perform “Slam Dunk” easy. So let’s look at the list of the tallest NBA player (per 2010).

10. Priest Lauderdale: 7’4 ”

Priest Lauderdale

Priest Lauderdale

Weight: 325 Pounds
Team: Atlanta Hawks (1996 – 1997), Denver Nuggets (1997 – 1998)

Priest only played 2 seasons for the NBA. He left the NBA to play basketball in Bulgaria after the season from 1997 to 1998.

9. Ralph Sampson: 7’4 ”

Ralph Sampson

Ralph Sampson

Weight: 235 Pounds
Team: Houston Rockets (1983-1988), Golden State Warriors (1988-1989), Sacramento Kings (1989-1991), Washington Bullets (1991-1992)

He spent half of his career by playing in the Houston Rockets. With Hakeem Olajuwon is often called the twin towers. He is a very talented player before he gets multiple injuries resulting in his career declined.

8. Rik Smits: 7’4 ”

Rik Smits

Rik Smits

Weight: 265 Pounds
Team: Indiana Pacers (1988-2000)

Rik Smits spent his entire career (12 seasons) with a play on the Indiana Pacers. He is a good player and has a brilliant career. This player is originated from the Netherlands.

7. Mark Eaton: 7’4 ”

Mark Eaton

Mark Eaton

Weight: 290 Pounds
Team: Utah Jazz (1982 – 1993)
Mark Eaton is a master of defense of its time. He spent 11 seasons in the NBA by playing in the Utah Jazz. Currently, he opened two restaurants in Salt Lake City.

6. Slavko Vranes: 7’5 ”

Slavko Vranes

Slavko Vranes

Weight: 275 Pounds
Team: Portland Trail Blazers (2003 – 2004)
This guy only played 3 minutes with the Portland Trail Blazers. He received 10-day contract with the Portland Trail Blazers and he only played for 3 minutes.

5. Chuck Nevitt: 7’5 ”

Chuck Nevitt

Chuck Nevitt

Weight: 250 Pounds
Team: Houston Rockets (1982-1983, 1988-1990), Los Angeles Lakers (1984-1986), Detroit Pistons (1986-1988), Chicago Bulls (1992), San Antonio Spurs (1993)
Chuck is not enough to play as important player during his career. He played nine seasons but has not played in 3 seasons. In another season, he played in the minutes that are not important when his team had big wins or big losses.


4. Shawn Bradley: 7’6 ”

Shawn Bradley

Shawn Bradley

Weight: 275 Pounds
Team: Philadelphia 76ers (1993-1995), New Jersey Nets (1995-1997), Dallas Mavericks (1997-2005)
Shawn has a dual citizenship. He is also a German citizen. He played internationally for Germany. He is famous for its block and of course for his ability to dunk.

3) Yao Ming:. 7’6 ”

Yao Ming

Yao Ming

Weight: 310 Pounds
Team: Houston Rockets (2002 – present)
Yao Ming is still playing with the Houston Rockets. He’s a good player and knows how to use his height to reach achievement for his team. He began playing in 2002 and is still playing until now. He was the only player still playing in the NBA in this list.

2. Gheorghe Mureşan: 7’7 ”

Gheorghe Mureşan

Gheorghe Mureşan

Weight: 303 Pounds
Team: Washington Bullets (1993-1994, 1995-1997), New Jersey Nets (1998-2000)
NBA player Gheorghe Mureşan are coming from Romania. He’s playing with Pau-Orthez in 1994 -1995 season. He also starred in the movie “My Giant” in 1998 with Billy Crystal and Kathleen Quinlan.

1. Manute Bol: 7’7 ”

Manute Bol

Manute Bol

Weight: 225 Pounds
Team: Washington Bullets (1985-1988, 1994), Golden State Warriors (1988-1990, 1994), Philadelphia 76ers (1990-1993), Miami Heat (1993-1994)
Manute Bol is a Sudanese born NBA players. He is known for its ability to block shots. He still holds the record for the most blocked shots per minute with a 0.176. He played together with Mugsy Bagoes in 1987 and the pair as the tallest and shortest. He also holds the record as the tallest basketball player.


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