The Tallest NBA Players of All Time, Ranked

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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. Some of these players remain among the tallest players in the NBA today. 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.


  • Yao Ming
    Photo: Paul Morigi / Getty Images
    1,135 VOTES

    7 ft 6 in

    • Teams: Houston Rockets
  • Kristaps Porzingis
    Photo: Metaweb / CC-BY

    7 ft 3 in 

    • Teams: New York Knicks
  • Manute Bol
    Photo: flickr / CC0
    899 VOTES

    7 ft 6.75 in 

    • Teams: Washington Wizards, Philadelphia 76ers, Golden State Warriors, Miami Heat
  • Mark Eaton
    Photo: Metaweb / CC-BY
    587 VOTES

    7 ft 4 in 

    • Teams: Utah Jazz