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The average of the players in the NBA is 6’5, which is way above than the average height of a normal person. Given the competitive nature of the sport, increased height is surely an added advantage on both ends of the court. Justifying the same case, we will take a look in this article at top five tallest players of all-time to ever play in the NBA-

5. Sim Bhullar

Sam Bhullar is a Canadian Player with Indian descent and played as a center for only one season for Sacramento Kings (2014-15). After that Sim Bhullar plied his trade in the NBA Development Program which led him to play in the Taiwan.

Height: 7’5

Team: Sacramento Kings

4. Yao Ming


He was an 8-Time All Star and was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2016. The most successful sporting personalities in the NBA who hailed from China, Yao Ming, was picked as #1 NBA Draft pick in 2002 by the Houston Rockets. Given his height, Yao Ming emerged as the most dominating and ruthless defenders in the NBA.

Height: 7’6

Team: Houston Rockets

3. Shawn Bradley


He never had a major role in any of the teams he played in the NBA. Although Shawn Bradley was extensively tall, yet his defensive abilities had major drawbacks. As a result, Bradley still endures a long NBA career. Having said that, his career-best season was with New Jersey Jets when during the 1995-96 season Shawn Bradley averaged 11.9 points and 3.7 blocks per game.

Height: 7’6

Teams: Brooklyn Nets, Dallas Mavericks, New Jersey Jets

2. Manute Bol

Manute Bol was a defensive player all his NBA career. He was a great defensive help for his side, averaging 3 blocks per game. He really made use of his height, but majorly lacked offensively. Evidently proved in his videos online, Manute Bol preferred playing as Center throughout his career in the NBA.

Height: 7’6.5

Team: Washington Bullets

1. Gheorghe Muresan

Gheorghe Muresan’s drafting happened in 1993, wherein he was the #30 pick by the Washington Wizards. Just like his height, he was mighty impressive, averaging 10 points and 6 rebounds per game. He played 7 NBA seasons but missed onto the 1997-98 season due to an injury.

Height: 7’7

Team: Washington Bullets