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  • If you are an NBA fan, you know that being tall comes in Handy at the professional level.

  • With an average player height of 6 ft 3 inches, this means that big is the norm.

  • But Unfortunately many of the tallest players struggle with injuries throughout their career.

  • With that being said, we are back with our list of the 10 tallest NBA players ever.

  • Number Ten: Rik SmitsThe DunkinDutchmanaka Rik Smits,

  • is a Dutch Born NBA star with a blood curdling height of 7ft 4 inches.

  • Smits played for The Indiana Pacers his entire career from 1988 to 2000 and resigned after

  • Indiana lost to the Lakers in Finals.

  • Number Nine: Mark Eaton This pro also stood at 7 ft 4 inches, and

  • he played for the Utah Jazz from 1982 to 1993.

  • He was awarded the best NBA Defensive Player 2 years in a row, and was a 1989 NBA All-Star.

  • Arguably one of the best defensive players of all time, upon retirement Jazz honored

  • his legacy by retiring his jersey.

  • Number Eight: Pavel Podkolzin This time from Mother Russia, Standing at

  • 7ft 5 inches, he was a favorite choice in the 2004 draft because of his size and ability,

  • however, things never worked out as planned, as he struggled throughout his career, and

  • never fully adjusted to the league, which is why he only made five appearances in the

  • 2004-2005 season.

  • Number Seven: Chuck Nevitt Standing at 7ft 5 inches.

  • Nevitt spent 9 years in the NBA playing as Centre For several NBA teams, including The

  • Houston Rockets, San Antonio Spurs, Los Angeles Lakers, Chicago Bulls and the Detroit Pistons.

  • He is the only player on our list to have won a Championship in the NBA and will be

  • remembered as a member of the 1985 Lakerschampionship roster.

  • Number Six: Sim Bhullar The first player of Indian descent to ever

  • play in NBA, 7ft 5 inch tall canadian born Sim Bhullar in on number six.

  • Bhullar joined the Sacramento Kings for the 2014 NBA Summer League.

  • However, the Kings waived the contract on October, 2014 so he joined Reno Bighornes

  • as an affiliated player.

  • In July 2015, Bhullar re-joined the Kings for the 2015 NBA Summer League, but After

  • appearing in just one game for the Kings, Bhullar left the team in order to join the

  • Canadian national team for the Pan Am Games.

  • Did anybody smell revenge here?

  • Number five: Yao Ming At Number 5 is 7ft 6 inch Yao Ming.

  • Yao was selected by the Houston Rockets as the first overall pick in the 2002 NBA draft.

  • Yao announced his retirement in 2011 due to a series of foot and ankle injuries which

  • forced him to miss 250 games in his last six seasons.

  • I wonder who would win in a fight, Yao ming or Shaq?

  • let us know in the comment section.

  • Number four: Shawn Bradley With a height of 7ft 6 inches, number four

  • is American-German NBA player Shawn Bradley.

  • he’s the type of guy you wouldn't want to get into a fight with.

  • Shawn played center for the Philadelphia 76ers, the New Jersey Nets and the Dallas Mavericks

  • throughout his career.

  • Bradley was inconsistent in scoring and rebounding, but he always excelled at blocking shots,

  • i mean he better have been, he’s the size of groot.

  • Number Three: Slavko Vranes Montenegro, if you know of this Balkan country,

  • chances are it's because one good long reason, and his name is Slavko Vranes.

  • He is 7 feet 6.5 inch tall and has played for several teams in the NBA, including the

  • New York Knicks and Portland Trail Blazers.

  • Slavko Vranes struggled to prove that even if you are one of the tallest players in the

  • world, it doesn’t necessarily mean you're a great player.

  • well one things for sure, i’m sure he’d beat me in a one on one.

  • Number Two: Manute Bol Sudan is not only known for their long anacondas,

  • but also for their long NBA players.

  • The legendary Manute Bol was a whopping height of 7ft 6.75 inches, he was one of the tallest

  • players to ever play in the NBA.

  • He is considered among the best shot-blockers the sport has ever seen, but other aspects

  • of his game were considered fairly weak.

  • He played professionally for ten years from 1985–1995 with the Bullets, Golden State

  • Warriors, the Philadelphia 76ers and with the Miami Heat.

  • Number One: Gheorghe Mureșan Tallest of the tall, a giant of all the giants,

  • on number one is retired Romanian NBA star Gheorghe Mureșan with a mind-boggling height

  • of 7ft 7in.

  • Muresan was selected by Washington Bullets in 1993, and was one player you couldn’t

  • keep your eyes off of.

  • Unfortunately a persistent back injury restricted Muresan to just six seasons in the NBA.

  • And there you have it, our list of the Top 10 Tallest NBA Players Ever.

  • Have we missed any? of course not, because were absolute perfection, And as always, don’t

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    黃晨昱 posted on 2017/01/31
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