The NBA is the most prestigious basketball league in the world. It brings together some of the best players in the game, including the tallest. In this article, we have listed three of the tallest stars to have played in the NBA.
1. Manute Bol – 7 ft 7 in
The tallest player in the history of the game is Manute Bol, who stands at 7 ft 7 in and surprisingly, he played alongside the shortest player in the history of the game, Tyrone Curtis “Muggsy” Bogues. The Sudanese-born American basketball star played for Washington Bullets, Golden State Warriors, Philadephia 76ers, and Miami Heat. Cumulatively, he has 624 NBA games to his name, raking in 1599 points.
2. Gheorghe Muresan – 7 ft 7 in
Muresan is in the books as the tallest player in NBA history together with Bol. The Romanian basketball star played for Washington Bullets, Golden State Warriors, Philadelphia 76ers, and Miami Heat. In his 7-year NBA career, marred by injury, he managed 307 games, garnering an impressive 3020 points.
3. Slavko Vraneš – 7 ft 7 in
Montenegrin professional basketball star Vraneš joins Bol and Muresan in the list of the tallest basketball players in NBA history. With a listed height of (7 ft 7 in), he had a very short stint at the NBA, managing just 3 minutes, a game where he finished with just an attempt and a personal foul. Initially, he had been drafted by the New York Knicks but was unfortunately waived before signing a ten-day contract with Portland Trail Blazers.
The above are three of the tallest players in the history of the NBA. Other worthy mentions include Shawn Bradley, and Yao Ming both at 7 ft 6 in, and Chuck Nevitt, Pavel Podkolzin, Sim Bhullar, and Tacko Fall all at 7 ft 5 in.