Top 12 NBA Giants - Unveiling the Tallest Players in Basketball History

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Standing at a remarkable 7'4, Victor Wembanyama is noted for his exceptional skill and mobility, a rare combination for someone of his stature. His career statistics boast impressive averages in points (18.8), rebounds (10.6), and blocks (2.8) per game.

1. Victor Wembanyama

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Mark Eaton, also 7'4, made his mark in the 1980s with the Utah Jazz, earning a reputation as an outstanding defender. His career, highlighted by an average of 3.5 blocks per game, remains one of the best in league history.

2. Mark Eaton

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3. Boban Marjanovic

Boban Marjanovic, another 7'4 player, has been a valuable addition to various teams, providing a significant height advantage. Despite averaging 8.9 minutes per game, his contributions have been impactful.

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At 7'5, Chuck Nevitt is notable for being the tallest player to win an NBA championship ring. Throughout his career, he played for multiple teams, leaving his mark in the league with his unique height.

4. Chuck Nevitt

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Pavel Podkolzin, standing 7'5, had a brief stint in the NBA with the Dallas Mavericks, playing a total of six games and showcasing his towering presence on the court.

5. Pavel Podkolzin

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6. Sim Bhullar

Sim Bhullar, another 7'5 player, made history as the first Indian player in the NBA. Though he participated in only three games, his presence was a significant moment in the league's diversity.

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Yao Ming, at 7'6, is undoubtedly one of the most talented and accomplished players of his height. With eight All-Star appearances and a Hall of Fame induction, he left a lasting legacy with the Houston Rockets.

7. Yao Ming

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Shawn Bradley, another 7'6 player, had a notable nine-season career with teams like the Dallas Mavericks and New Jersey Nets, leading the league in blocked shots during the 1996-97 season.

8. Shawn Bradley

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9. Slavko Vranes

Standing at 7'6, Slavko Vranes played just three minutes in a single NBA game, yet his exceptional height remains a point of interest in the history of the league.

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Tacko Fall, also 7'6, faced challenges in maximizing his height advantage in the NBA over three seasons, but his presence on the court was always formidable.

10. Tacko Fall

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Manute Bol, the second-tallest NBA player at 7'7, was known for his defensive prowess, especially in shot-blocking, which often exceeded his scoring during his time with teams like the Washington Bullets and Miami Heat.

11. Manute Bol

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12. Gheorghe Muresan

The tallest player in our list, Gheorghe Muresan, at 7'7, is remembered for winning the Most Improved Player award and leading the NBA in field goal percentage during the mid-90s while playing for the Washington Bullets and New Jersey Nets.

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