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
374 104
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
291 105
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
326 126
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
158 83
Arvydas Sabonis is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Tallest NBA Players of All Time, Ranked
Portland Trail Blazers - 7 ft 3 in 

5
157 86
Mark Eaton is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Tallest NBA Players of All Time, Ranked
Utah Jazz - 7 ft 4 in 

6
135 71
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
151 88
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
137 80
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
118 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
112 80
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
100 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
72 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
0 0
Isiah Thomas is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Tallest NBA Players of All Time, Ranked
rduffy added Detroit Pistons

16
35 59
Priest Lauderdale is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Tallest NBA Players of All Time, Ranked
Atlanta Hawks, Denver Nuggets - 7 ft 4 in 

17
38 70
Sim Bhullar is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Tallest NBA Players of All Time, Ranked
Sacramento Kings - 7 ft 5 in 

18
37 69
Hasheem Thabeet is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Tallest NBA Players of All Time, Ranked
Memphis Grizzlies, Houston Rockets, Portland Trail Blazers - 7 ft 3 in 

19
28 58
Walter Tavares is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Tallest NBA Players of All Time, Ranked
Atlanta Hawks, Cleveland Cavaliers - 7 ft 3 in 

20
17 46
Ha Seung-Jin is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Tallest NBA Players of All Time, Ranked
Portland Trail Blazers - 7 ft 3 in 

21
23 59
Tibor Pleiß is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Tallest NBA Players of All Time, Ranked
Utah Jazz - 7 ft 3 in 

22
19 52
Keith Closs is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Tallest NBA Players of All Time, Ranked
Los Angeles Clippers - 7 ft 3 in 

23
21 56
Aleksandar Radojević is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Tallest NBA Players of All Time, Ranked
Utah Jazz, Toronto Raptors - 7 ft 3 in 

24
26 66
Slavko Vraneš is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Tallest NBA Players of All Time, Ranked
Portland Trail Blazers - 7 ft 5 in 

25
18 51
Pavel Podkolzin is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Tallest NBA Players of All Time, Ranked
Dallas Mavericks - 7 ft 5 in 

26
21 59
Randy Breuer is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Tallest NBA Players of All Time, Ranked
Atlanta Hawks, Sacramento Kings, Minnesota Timberwolves - 7 ft 3 in 

27
13 50
Swede Halbrook is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Tallest NBA Players of All Time, Ranked
Syracuse Nationals - 7 ft 3 in 

28
11 52
Peter John Ramos is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Tallest NBA Players of All Time, Ranked
Washington Wizards - 7 ft 3.5 in