Basketball The Tallest NBA Players of All Time, Ranked  

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List Rules Vote up the best NBA players over 7'2" tall.

We're ranking the tallest basketball players by how well they played in the NBA. Standing over 7 feet, 2 inches, the tallest NBA players ever are also some of the best NBA centers of all time. Who are the greatest NBA 7-footers of all-time? 

Former Houston Rockers center Yao Ming is definitely one of the best 7-footers in NBA history. With career averages of 19 points, 9.2 rebounds, and 1.9 blocks, the Hall of Famer was an unstoppable force in the league, even challenging legendary NBA centers, like Shaquille O'Neal and Tim Duncan. Other great NBA big men over 7 ft, 2 in. include Shawn Bradley, Manute Bol, Ralph Sampson, and Kristaps Porzingis. 

Vote up the best NBA players who are taller than 7 feet, 2 inches, and feel free to add any taller basketball players missing from the list.

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1
384 108
Yao Ming is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Tallest NBA Players of All Time, Ranked
Houston Rockets -

7 ft 6 in

2
298 108
Manute Bol is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Tallest NBA Players of All Time, Ranked
Washington Wizards, Philadelphia 76ers, Golden State Warriors -

7 ft 6.75 in 

3
331 129
Kristaps Porzingis is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Tallest NBA Players of All Time, Ranked
New York Knicks -

7 ft 3 in 

4
161 88
Mark Eaton is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Tallest NBA Players of All Time, Ranked
Utah Jazz -

7 ft 4 in 

5
159 88
Arvydas Sabonis is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Tallest NBA Players of All Time, Ranked
Portland Trail Blazers -

7 ft 3 in 

6
136 73
Ralph Sampson is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Tallest NBA Players of All Time, Ranked
Washington Wizards, Sacramento Kings, Houston Rockets -

7 ft 4 in 

7
152 90
Gheorghe Mureșan is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Tallest NBA Players of All Time, Ranked
Washington Wizards, Brooklyn Nets -

7 ft 7 in 

8
139 81
Shawn Bradley is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Tallest NBA Players of All Time, Ranked
Dallas Mavericks, Philadelphia 76ers, Brooklyn Nets -

7 ft 6 in 

9
120 79
Žydrūnas Ilgauskas is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Tallest NBA Players of All Time, Ranked
Cleveland Cavaliers, Miami Heat -

7 ft 3 in 

10
122 83
Muggsy Bogues is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Tallest NBA Players of All Time, Ranked
zsimon added Washington Wizards, Charlotte Hornets, Toronto Raptors -

5 ft 3 in

11
101 71
Rik Smits is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Tallest NBA Players of All Time, Ranked
Indiana Pacers -

7 ft 4 in 

12
74 87
Boban Marjanović is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Tallest NBA Players of All Time, Ranked
San Antonio Spurs, Detroit Pistons -

7 ft 3.5 in 

13
46 66
Chuck Nevitt is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Tallest NBA Players of All Time, Ranked
Houston Rockets, Los Angeles Lakers, Detroit Pistons -

7 ft 5 in 

14
13 17
Sun Mingming is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Tallest NBA Players of All Time, Ranked
bucketkingben added

15
35 59
Priest Lauderdale is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Tallest NBA Players of All Time, Ranked
Atlanta Hawks, Denver Nuggets -

7 ft 4 in 

16
38 70
Sim Bhullar is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Tallest NBA Players of All Time, Ranked
Sacramento Kings -

7 ft 5 in 

17
37 70
Hasheem Thabeet is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Tallest NBA Players of All Time, Ranked
Memphis Grizzlies, Houston Rockets, Portland Trail Blazers -

7 ft 3 in 

18
29 58
Walter Tavares is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Tallest NBA Players of All Time, Ranked
Atlanta Hawks, Cleveland Cavaliers -

7 ft 3 in 

19
17 46
Ha Seung-Jin is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Tallest NBA Players of All Time, Ranked
Portland Trail Blazers -

7 ft 3 in 

20
23 59
Tibor Pleiß is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Tallest NBA Players of All Time, Ranked
Utah Jazz -

7 ft 3 in 

21
19 52
Keith Closs is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Tallest NBA Players of All Time, Ranked
Los Angeles Clippers -

7 ft 3 in 

22
21 56
Aleksandar Radojević is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Tallest NBA Players of All Time, Ranked
Utah Jazz, Toronto Raptors -

7 ft 3 in 

23
26 66
Slavko Vraneš is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Tallest NBA Players of All Time, Ranked
Portland Trail Blazers -

7 ft 5 in 

24
18 51
Pavel Podkolzin is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Tallest NBA Players of All Time, Ranked
Dallas Mavericks -

7 ft 5 in 

25
21 59
Randy Breuer is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Tallest NBA Players of All Time, Ranked
Atlanta Hawks, Sacramento Kings, Minnesota Timberwolves -

7 ft 3 in 

26
13 50
Swede Halbrook is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Tallest NBA Players of All Time, Ranked
Syracuse Nationals -

7 ft 3 in 

27
11 52
Peter John Ramos is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Tallest NBA Players of All Time, Ranked
Washington Wizards -

7 ft 3.5 in