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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Yao Ming is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Tallest NBA Players of All Time, Ranked
Yao Ming Houston Rockets - 7 ft 6 in

2
221 82
Manute Bol is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Tallest NBA Players of All Time, Ranked
Manute Bol Washington Wizards, Philadelphia 76ers, Golden State Warriors - 7 ft 6.75 in 

3
257 105
Kristaps Porzingis is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Tallest NBA Players of All Time, Ranked
Kristaps Porzingis New York Knicks - 7 ft 3 in 

4
119 68
Arvydas Sabonis is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Tallest NBA Players of All Time, Ranked
Arvydas Sabonis Portland Trail Blazers - 7 ft 3 in 

5
120 71
Mark Eaton is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Tallest NBA Players of All Time, Ranked
Mark Eaton Utah Jazz - 7 ft 4 in 

6
110 65
Shawn Bradley is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Tallest NBA Players of All Time, Ranked
Shawn Bradley Dallas Mavericks, Philadelphia 76ers, Brooklyn Nets - 7 ft 6 in 

7
103 61
Ralph Sampson is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Tallest NBA Players of All Time, Ranked
Ralph Sampson Washington Wizards, Sacramento Kings, Houston Rockets - 7 ft 4 in 

8
118 75
Gheorghe Mureșan is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Tallest NBA Players of All Time, Ranked
Gheorghe Mureșan Washington Wizards, Brooklyn Nets - 7 ft 7 in 

9
94 68
Žydrūnas Ilgauskas is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Tallest NBA Players of All Time, Ranked
Žydrūnas Ilgauskas Cleveland Cavaliers, Miami Heat - 7 ft 3 in 

10
80 61
Rik Smits is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Tallest NBA Players of All Time, Ranked
Rik Smits Indiana Pacers - 7 ft 4 in 

11
69 52
Muggsy Bogues is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Tallest NBA Players of All Time, Ranked
zsimon added Muggsy Bogues Washington Wizards, Charlotte Hornets, Toronto Raptors - 5 ft 3 in

12
61 74
Boban Marjanović is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Tallest NBA Players of All Time, Ranked
Boban Marjanović San Antonio Spurs, Detroit Pistons - 7 ft 3.5 in 

13
41 56
Chuck Nevitt is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Tallest NBA Players of All Time, Ranked
Chuck Nevitt Houston Rockets, Los Angeles Lakers, Detroit Pistons - 7 ft 5 in 

14
5 5
Sun Mingming is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Tallest NBA Players of All Time, Ranked
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15
34 56
Sim Bhullar is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Tallest NBA Players of All Time, Ranked
Sim Bhullar Sacramento Kings - 7 ft 5 in 

16
29 49
Priest Lauderdale is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Tallest NBA Players of All Time, Ranked
Priest Lauderdale Atlanta Hawks, Denver Nuggets - 7 ft 4 in 

17
31 56
Hasheem Thabeet is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Tallest NBA Players of All Time, Ranked
Hasheem Thabeet Memphis Grizzlies, Houston Rockets, Portland Trail Blazers - 7 ft 3 in 

18
25 47
Walter Tavares is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Tallest NBA Players of All Time, Ranked
Walter Tavares Atlanta Hawks, Cleveland Cavaliers - 7 ft 3 in 

19
18 39
Pavel Podkolzin is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Tallest NBA Players of All Time, Ranked
Pavel Podkolzin Dallas Mavericks - 7 ft 5 in 

20
16 36
Ha Seung-Jin is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Tallest NBA Players of All Time, Ranked
Ha Seung-Jin Portland Trail Blazers - 7 ft 3 in 

21
26 54
Slavko Vraneš is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Tallest NBA Players of All Time, Ranked
Slavko Vraneš Portland Trail Blazers - 7 ft 5 in 

22
18 41
Keith Closs is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Tallest NBA Players of All Time, Ranked
Keith Closs Los Angeles Clippers - 7 ft 3 in 

23
20 45
Aleksandar Radojević is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Tallest NBA Players of All Time, Ranked
Aleksandar Radojević Utah Jazz, Toronto Raptors - 7 ft 3 in 

24
21 48
Tibor Pleiß is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Tallest NBA Players of All Time, Ranked
Tibor Pleiß Utah Jazz - 7 ft 3 in 

25
13 39
Swede Halbrook is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Tallest NBA Players of All Time, Ranked
Swede Halbrook Syracuse Nationals - 7 ft 3 in 

26
19 50
Randy Breuer is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Tallest NBA Players of All Time, Ranked
Randy Breuer Atlanta Hawks, Sacramento Kings, Minnesota Timberwolves - 7 ft 3 in 

27
11 39
Peter John Ramos is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Tallest NBA Players of All Time, Ranked
Peter John Ramos Washington Wizards - 7 ft 3.5 in