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Who Are the Tallest Nba Players? Full List With Height, Team, Nationality

Despite the prevalence of small-ball in the NBA, there is no shortage of big guys. 29 players that appeared in at least one game during the 2021-22 season measured 7 feet or taller, according to NBA.com.

Once again, Tacko Fall topped the list at 7-foot-6, making him one of the tallest NBA players in history. Boban Marjanovic and Kristaps Porzingis, both 7-foot-3, were not far behind him.

There are a few superstars on the list of the NBA’s tallest players, but the majority of them are role players.

Five-time All-StarJoelEmbiid, who is exactly 7 feet tall, has finished second in MVP voting each of the past two seasons. Rudy Gobert, who is an inch taller than Joel Embiid, is among the most accomplished defenders in NBA history, with three Defensive Player of the Year titles.

As he is registered at 6-foot-11, two-time MVP Nikola Jokic narrowly missed the cut.

Who Are the Tallest NBA Players?

Boban Marjanovic and Kristaps Porzingis are now the tallest players in the NBA’s database at 7-foot-3, with Tacko Fall playing in the CBA this season. There are then three players listed at 7-foot-2 in height.

Aleksej Pokusevski of the Thunder is the NBA’s lightest 7-footer at 190 pounds.

The list that follows is compiled from NBA.com. It does not include the NBA Draft class of 2022.

Tallest Players in the NBA

Rank Player Height Team Country
1. Boban Marjanovic 7-3 Rockets Serbia
Kristaps Porzingis 7-3 Wizards Latvia
3. Bol Bol 7-2 Magic Sudan
Luke Kornet 7-2 Celtics USA
Moses Brown 7-2 Clippers USA
5. Jakob Poeltl 7-1 Spurs Austria
Jay Huff 7-1 Lakers USA
Jon Teske 7-1 USA
Rudy Gobert 7-1 Timberwolves France
10. Aleksej Pokusevski 7-0 Thunder Serbia
Alex Len 7-0 Kings Ukraine
Brook Lopez 7-0 Bucks USA
Dewayne Dedmon 7-0 Heat USA
Frank Kaminsky 7-0 Hawks USA
Goga Bitadze 7-0 Pacers Georgia
Hassan Whiteside 7-0 USA
Isaiah Hartenstein 7-0 Knicks Germany
Ivica Zubac 7-0 Clippers Croatia
JaVale McGee 7-0 Mavericks USA
Joel Embiid 7-0 76ers Cameroon
Mitchell Robinson 7-0 Knicks USA
Mo Bamba 7-0 Magic USA
Neemias Queta 7-0 Kings Portugal
Nick Richards 7-0 Hornets Jamaica
Olivier Sarr 7-0 France
Robin Lopez 7-0 Cavaliers USA
Udoka Azubuike 7-0 Jazz Nigeria
Willie Cauley-Stein 7-0 Rockets USA

Currently, Hassan Whiteside, Jon Teske, and Olivier Sarr are unsigned.

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Tallest Players in NBA History

The 7-foot-tall Tacko Fall may be the standard-bearer for modern giants, but he is not the tallest player in the history of the league. This distinction is shared by Manute Bol and Gheorghe Muresan, who are both recorded at 7 feet 7 inches tall.

According to Basketball-Reference.com, thirteen NBA players were at least 7 feet, 4 inches tall.

Tallest Players in NBA History

Rank Player Height
1. Gheorghe Muresan 7-7
Manute Bol 7-7
3. Shawn Bradley 7-6
Yao Ming 7-6
Tacko Fall 7-6
6. Chuck Nevitt 7-5
Sim Bhullar 7-5
Pavel Podkolzin 7-5
Slavko Vranes 7-5
10. Mark Eaton 7-4
Ralph Sampson 7-4
Rik Smits 7-4
Priest Lauderdale 7-4

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