25 Tallest NBA Players To Ever Play The Game

With a basketball hoop towering 10 feet high, it generally makes sense to have tall players on a team. Of course, not all professional NBA basketball players are tall. Those that are, however, have significant advantages to a team. But who is the tallest of the tall? Here are 25 tallest NBA players to ever play the game.

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Dikembe Mutombo (7'2")

Dikembe_MotomboSource: http://www.espn.com/nba/player/_/id/588/dikembe-mutombo

First drafted in 1991, Dikembe Mutombo came on the court weighing 260 lbs and standing tall at 7’2″.


Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (7'2")

Kareem_Abdul-JabbaSource: http://www.nba.com/history/players/abduljabbar_bio.html

Veteran NBA player Kareem Abdul-Jabbar was 7’2″ tall and weighed 267 lbs.


Swede Halbrook (7'3")

Swede_HalbrookSource: http://www.landofbasketball.com/nba_players/h/swede_halbrook.htm

Drafted in 1956, Swede Halbrook was 7’3″ tall and had a short career with the Nationals.


Aleksandar Radojević (7'3")

aleksander-rSource: http://www.espn.com/nba/player/_/id/683/aleksandar-radojevic

Aleksandar Radojević was drafted in 1999 and played for the Utah Jazz. He stood at 7’3″ and weighed 250 lbs.


Kristaps Porziņģis (7'3")

Kristaps_PorzingisSource: http://www.espn.com/nba/player/_/id/3102531/kristaps-porzingis

Drafted in 2015, Kristaps Porziņģis played for the Knicks, standing at 7’3″. 

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