Being a tall basketball player has its own advantages. You can tower over other players, and you are even closer to the basket.
This list of the tallest basketball players includes players from all different countries, including China and Sudan.
All of these tall basketball players are over 7 feet tall, and have played in the NBA. The tallest player reaches an incredible 7 feet, 7 inches tall.
1. Retired Romanian professional basketball player Gheorghe Mureșan stands at an impressive 7 feet 7 inches. He played in the NBA from 1993 to 2000, but left due to injuries. He normally wore 77 on his jersey to reference his height.
2. Manute Bol is a Sudanese born basketball player and political activist. He is also 7 feet 7 inches, and is slightly shorter than Gheorghe. He played in the NBA for ten years, from 1985-1995.
3. Shawn Paul Bradley is a retired American and German basketball player who stands at 7 feet 6 inches. For most of his career, Bradley was inconsistent with scoring and rebounding, but he was excellent at blocking shots.
4. Yao Ming is a retired Chinese professional basketball player. He stands at 7 feet 6 inches. He announced his retirement from professional basketball in 2011 due to numerous foot and ankle injuries.
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