Basketball is well known as the sport of heights but some players have taken that expression to a whole different level with their measures. The NBA has seen some players who are extremely intimidating to look at dominating the paint, making history in the association.
While some players made a big impact with their skills, their scoring talents, their defensive work, and more, others made a big impression with their height and how long they were in comparison with their colleagues.
The league is full of records and of course, they have one regarding the tallest player of all time. We’ve seen several of these players but only one stood out the most with his height on the NBA court.
Who is the tallest NBA player of all time?
At this moment (and since 1993), that honor belongs to Gheorghe Muresan 7 ft 7 in (2.31 m), a specimen that drew a lot of attention wherever he went. This Rumanian-American player had a 10-year career, playing seven years in the association after getting selected in the 1993 draft by the then Washington Bullets.
He edges one of his former teammates, Manute Bol, on this list. The Sudanese player was 7 ft 6 in (2.29 m), just two centimeters shorter than Muresan. Curiously, they played together in Washington, so you know that team must have been really interesting.
Who is the tallest NBA player right now?
Manute Bol had a song that is also too tall, but not enough to beat the guy who holds this record right now. Senegalese player Tacko Fall is the current tallest player in the NBA, listed at 7’6”. He was undrafted in the 2019 NBA draft but the Boston Celtics picked the player and signed him to a two-way deal.
Although Tacko is not the biggest star in the league or the most important player on his team, the big man has become a sensation among NBA fans, drawing a lot of attention whenever he goes and enjoying being it.
Other notable names:
Yao Ming - 7 ft 6 in (2.29 m)
Shawn Bradley - 7 ft 6 in (2.29 m)
Slavko Vranes - 7 ft 6 in (2.29 m)
Chuck Nevitt - 7 ft 5 in (2.26 m)
Pavel Podkozin - 7 ft 5 in (2.26 m)