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NBA All-Time Tallest Players

A complete list of the NBA's all-time tallest players.

Top 10 NBA Tallest Players All-Time

RankPlayerHeightYears Active
1Gheorghe Muresan7-71993-2000
2Manute Bol7-71985-1994
3Tacko Fall7-62019-2022
4Slavko Vranes7-62004
5Shawn Bradley7-61993-2005
6Yao Ming7-62002-2011
7Chuck Nevitt7-51982-1993
8Pavel Podkolzin7-52004-2006
9Sim Bhullar7-52015
10Victor Wembanyama7-42023-

Top 5 NBA Tallest Players All-Time: Stats and History

Gheorghe Muresan

Muresan was born in Tritenii de Jos, Romania, and began playing basketball at a young age. He was discovered by scouts from the Washington Bullets (now the Washington Wizards) in 1990, and he was drafted by the team in the second round of the 1993 NBA draft.

He was a dominant presence in the paint, and he averaged 9.8 points, 6.4 rebounds, and 1.5 blocks per game in his six-year NBA career.

Manute Bol

Manute Bol was a Sudanese-American professional basketball player who played for the Washington Bullets, Golden State Warriors, Philadelphia 76ers and Miami Heat during his 10-year NBA career.

Bol recorded 2,086 blocks in his career, the 16th most in NBA history. He is also the father of current NBA player Bol Bol.

Tacko Fall

Fall played college basketball for the UCF Golden Knights, memorably clashing with Zion Williamson and Duke in the second round of the men’s NCAA tournament.

He went on to play for the Boston Celtics and Cleveland Cavaliers between 2019 and 2022, averaging 2.2 points and 2.4 rebounds per game. 

Fall now plays for the Nanjing Monkey Kings of the Chinese Basketball Association.

Slavko Vranes

Vranes was selected with the 39th overall pick of the 2003 NBA Draft by the New York Knicks, although he never played a game for them.

The Montenegro international only suited up in one NBA game, for the Portland Trail Blazers in the 2003/04 NBA season. He went on to play the majority of his career in Serbia, Russia and Iran, with his career concluding in 2018.

Shawn Bradley

Bradley was drafted by the Philadelphia 76ers with the second overall pick in the 1993 NBA Draft. The 7-6 center went on to play two full seasons in Philly before moving to the Nets, then playing the last nine seasons of his career with the Mavericks.

Bradley averaged 8.1 points, 6.3 rebounds, and 2.5 blocks per game in his NBA career. He was named to the 1993/94 All-Rookie team and led the league in blocks in 1996/97.

Who is the tallest current NBA player?

The tallest active NBA player is a title shared by two men – Rockets center Boban Marjanovic and Spurs rookie and 2023 No. 1 overall pick Victor Wembanyama. Both players stand at 7-4.

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