The top 10 tallest NBA player currently are Kristaps Porzingis (Washington Wizard), Boban Marjanovic (Dallas Mavericks), and Tacko Fall (Cleveland Charge). Tacko Fall is the third-tallest NBA player but is not active right now. Also, we have Manute Bol, Gheorghe Muresan, Shawn Bradley, Yao Ming, and Slavko Vranes. Being tall is not a ticket that you will shine on the court since also shortest players shine as well. The greatest advantage for the tallest players is they can play at any edge of the game. Most NBA players are considered tall but these players mentioned above stand to be the tallest and most active players right now.
Who do you think ranks number one on our list? Some of those players on our list have made a real impact on the association of the NBA. While others are pretty solid and successful in their careers. We talk about the height in inches. Therefore let’s look at the countdown of the Top 10 tallest NBA players Right now.
Who is the tallest basketball player in the NBA right now?
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1. Kristaps Porzingis
Kristaps Porzingis* was born on August 2, 1995, and is aged 27 right now in Liepaja, Latvia. And he is ranked number one on our list as the tallest NBA active player right now. With a listed weight of 109 kilograms playing in a power forward and center forward positions. He plays for Washington Wizard and wears number 6, at the early age of 18 Kristaps managed to win the EuroCup Basketball Rising Star Championships. In that very year of 2015, he was selected fourth overall by the New York Knicks. Unfortunately, he is a man who gets injuries that’s why he was traded in 2022 to the Washington Wizard NBA team.
Kristaps has a listed height of 2.21 meters tall which enabled him to win the NBA All-Rookie First Team award in 2016 and the NBA All-Star award in 2018. He has a good career history having played for 5 teams namely; Sevilla, New York Knicks, Dallas Mavericks, and Washington Wizard. Although he is a good player, he faced problems in picking up the language in Seville with so many health conditions.
Kristaps Porzingis Stats
2. Boban Marjanovic
Boban Marjanovic* was born on August 15th, 1988 aged 33 right now. This player is considered the tallest NBA active player right now at 2.24 meters tall. He is a Serbian Professional basketball player for Hoston Rockets playing as a Center. Boban has a listed weight of 132 kilograms with a playing career from 2006 to the present time. Played for San Antonio Spurs, Detroit, Los Angeles Clippers, Philadelphia 76ers, and Dallas Mavericks. Unlike other NBA’s tallest players, Boban has had an incredible career winning back-to-back with Philadelphia and Los Angeles Clippers. Considered to have 7.3 points and 4.6 rebounds on 62% shooting range from the field.
In 2015, he earned an All-EuroLeague First Team selection championship title, Lithuanian Cup winner in 2011, and 3-time Serbian super league MVP in 2013, 2014, and 2015. He has more wins ever in the history of the NBA than the rest of the NBA players.
Boban Marjanovic Stats
3. Tacko Fall
Tacko Fall* was born on 10th December 1995 aged 26 right now. This player is considered the tallest NBA active player right now. Tacko is a Senegalese by with a height of 2.29 meters playing for the Cleveland Cavaliers in the center position. He has a listed weight of 141 kilograms raised in Dakar, Senegal. At the age of 16, he moved to the united states to pursue his career life and later played college basketball for the University of Central Florida. Some of Tackco’s career awards include; 2 times NBA G League All-Defensive team in 2020 and 2022 and AAC Defensive player of the year in 2017.
During his two seasons in Boston, he became a fan favorite player of that season. Fall is the tallest current NBA player right now at 7 by 7 feet, 2.31 meters, measurements set all-time NBA records for the tallest height in shoes right now. In the year 2021, he is a free agent with Cleveland Cavaliers.
Tacko Fall Stats
4. Manute Bol
Manute Bol* is a Sudanese born in America meaning he is born as an American. Born on October 16, 1962, with an active career journey from 1985-1997. His name Manute means special blessing. He belongs to the Dinka tribe family being a son of an elder in the Dinka Clan. As a player in the NBA, he used to play the center position and wore shirt numbers 10, 11, 4, and 1. Manute has a height of 2.31 meters tall entering the Guinness book of records as the tallest NBA player right now. He managed to secure himself the highest number of blocks than scored points. This makes him the only NBA player to do so this made him be ranked as the second player to make many blocks. Which in turn secured him the 15th position in the career blocks list.
In his career in NBA Statistics, he had 1599 general points, 2647 rebounds, and 2086 blocks. In 1986, Bol won NBA All-Defensive Second Team and 2 NBA blocks leader in 1986 and 1989. He is considered among the best shot-blockers in the history of sports. And the only player to retire with more career blocks ever and is well known for his efforts to promote human rights for his native Sudan refugees.
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5. Gheorghe Muresan
Gheorghe Muresan* is a Romanian professional basketball player. He is considered the tallest NBA active player right now born on 14 February 1971 in SR Romania. As a professional player, he was 2.31 meters tall with 137 kilo-grams. Muresan played the center position wearing number 77 during his games. Due to his incredible height, he had great career statistics of 3020 general points, 1957 rebounds, and 455 blocks. Also, he was an active player who won the French league championship in 2001, french league cup winner in 1993. In 1996, he won NBA’s Most Improved Player. This Romanian man is the tallest living person in his country.
Muresan had a long active career journey playing from 1991 to 2001 when he retired. During his career, he earned the title of NBA’s most improved player of the year in 1996. He is considered one of the all-time tallest athletes in NBA history.
Gheorghe Muresan Stats
6. Sim Bhullar
Sim Bhullar wasn’t the tallest man ever but he is ranked among the tallest NBA active players right now. His listed height is 2.26 meters tall. In 2014 and 2015 he was playing for Sacramento Kings born on 2 December 1992. Sim plays center in P. League. Since he is a Canadian basketball player, he plays for Hsinchu JKO Lioneers wearing shirt number 35. While playing for Sacramento, his average points were 0.7 per minute of action per outing of the game.
This Canadian-born professional player plays overseas for Guangxi Rhino in the national team league in China. Sim medals won during the playing of Pan American Games where he was representing Canada. And also he has FBA Americas U18 Championship medal. Being tall and talented makes him among the active tallest NBA players now. In 2015, he signed a 10 days contract with Kings playing for the final 16.1 seconds of the match.
Sim Bhullar Stats
7. Pavel Podkolzin
Pavel Podkolzin is a Russian basketball professional player with a listed height of 2.26 meters. He was born in Russia on January 15, 1985, aged 37 years right now with a listed weight of 138 kilograms. He started a career in NBA playing as a center wearing shirt number 24. Active playing career years from 2001 to 2019, Podkolzin was a team member of the Junior Russian national basketball team. This team won the silver medal at the 2000 European Cadets Championships organized in Russia. Pavel is in the 7th on our list of tallest NBA active players right now.
Despite his height and size, Pavel has remarkable skills especially when it comes to blocking, fabulous strength, and fast enough. In 2004 and 2005, he struggle to fit in the league because he was considered to be so tall and gigantic. He joined the Russian Super league in 2006 and he has been playing there for a long time considered to be the oldest player in that league.
Pavel Podkolzin Stats
8. Yao Ming
Yao Ming is a Chinese professional basketball player born on September 12, 1980. He played for Shanghai Sharks of China in the league called the Chinese Basketball Association. He is considered the tallest man during his time in basketball, Ming was selected as the number 1 back player in 2002. As a player, he won All-Star Appearance each season he played. Also, he was named the first team All NBA player five different times during his career journey. He was also named first-team All-NBA player five different times. During his, career Ming averaged 19.0 points and 9. rebounds on 52% shooting.
Yao was playing center wearing shirt number 11. He played for Shanghai Sharks from 1997 to 2002 and went to the Houston Rockets team from 2002 to 2011. His career statistics are; 9247 general points, 4,494 rebounds, and 920 blocks. This amazing performance that’s why he is the president of the Chinese Basket Ball Association in China. He took this position as president of CBA on February 23, 2017.
Yao Ming Stats
9. Shawn Bradley
Shawn Bradley is well known for being the tallest NBA active player right now. In 1993, he was named as the number two pick-up player at the Philadelphia 76ers. This made him famous to his fans, and with the maximum belief of his team, he was playing very well in all his seasons. Bradley had an average of 14.8 points and 7.7 rebounds making him have a shooting percentage of 52%. He spent 9 years playing with Dallas joining this team in 2004 with an average of under 10 points.
He was born on March 22, 1972, with a listed weight of 125 kilograms in Landstuhl West Germany. Bradley plays the center position and wears shirt numbers 76, 45, and 44. In 1993 and 1995, he played for the Philadelphia 76ers, New Jersey Nets in 1995, and 1997 and in Dallas Mavericks in 1997 and 2005.
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10. Mark Eaton
Mark Eaton was born on January 24, 1957, in California, the United States aged 64 years right now. He has a listed height of 2.24 meters with 125 kilograms. Mark plays center wearing number 53, his career history started in 1982 to 1994. Eaton has career NBA Statistics of 5216 points, 6939 rebounds, and 3064 blocks. He led the league in blocks four times and holds the NBA single-season records.
Mark has different awards in NBA namely he won 4 times as NBA Blocks leader in 1984, 1985, 1987, 1988, and NBA All-Star in 1989. He is not very muscular and is relegated to a reserve role on the basketball team.
Mark Eaton Status
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