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The Top 10 Tallest Players in NBA History

Here’s the list of the tallest NBA players ever. As We all know that basketball is as identical as tall player. With the tall body, the basketball player can reach the ring and do Slam Dunk easily. So Let’s take a look at the list of the player that have tallest body in NBA ( as of 2011).

10. Priest Lauderdale : 
Height: 7’4”
Weight: 325 Pounds
Team : Atlanta Hawks (1996 – 1997) , Denver Nuggets (1997 – 1998)
 Priest just played 2 seasons for NBA. He left to play basketball in Bulgaria after 1997 – 1998 seasons.

9. 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 with Houston Rockets. With Hakeem Olajuwon often called the twin towers. He was very talented player before several injuries took his career.

8. Rik Smits:  
Weight: 265 Pounds
Team: Indiana Pacers (1988-2000)
Rik Smits spent all his career (12 seasons) with Indiana Pacers. He was a good player and have a brilliant career. He’s originally come from Netherlands.

 7. Mark Eaton :  
Weight: 290 Pounds
Team : Utah Jazz (1982 – 1993)
Mark Eaton is a master of defense in his era. He spent 11 seasons in NBA with Utah Jazz. Nowadays, He open two successful salt like city restaurants.

6. Slavko Vranes:
Weight: 275 Pounds
Team : Portland Trail Blazers (2003 – 2004)
This man just played 3 minutes with Portland Trail Blazers.He was signed 10 days contract with Portland Trail Blazer when He played that 3 minutes.

5. Chuck Nevitt : 
Height: 7’5”
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 quite an important player during his career. He played 9 seasons but didn’t play on 3 seasons. On other seasons, he’s played on the unimportant minutes when his team is already have a big win or big loss.

4. Shawn Bradley:  
Weight: 275 Pounds
 Team: Philadelphia 76ers (1993–1995),New Jersey Nets (1995–1997), Dallas Mavericks (1997–2005)
Shawn have dual citizenship. He’s also Germany citizens. He was playing internationally for Germany. He’s renowned for his blocks and of course for his dunk.

3.) Yao Ming: 
Height: 7’6”
Weight: 310 Pounds
Team : Houston Rockets (2002 – 2011)
Yao Ming retired in because of an injury. He’s a good player and know how to use his height to gain achievement for his team. He began to play in 2002. At the time of his final season, he was the tallest active player in the NBA,

2. Gheorghe Muresan:  
Weight: 303 Pounds
Team : Washington Bullets (1993–1994; 1995–1997), New Jersey Nets (1998–2000)
Gheorghe Muresan is Romanian NBA player. He’s playing with Pau-Orthez in 1994 -1995 season. He was also starring the movie “My Giant” in 1998 with Billy Crystal and Kathleen Quinlan.

 1. Manute Bol: 
Height: 7’7”
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 was Sudanese born NBA player. He was known for his ability to block shots. He still hold the record for the most blocked shot per minute with .176. He’s the only player that do more blocks then the shots he scored. He was playing together with Mugsy Bagoes in 1987 and pairing as tallest and shortest. Here’s the picture.

Did I forget any tallest player in NBA?  :-)