The Tallest Basketball Players In NBA History

Published on 08/05/2021

Since the start of the NBA in 1946, this basketball league has been filled with the best players. Not only have they all been super skilled but a lot of the players have also been extremely tall. Over 90% of NBA players stand above 6 ft tall. Let’s take a closer look at some of the tallest basketball players within the NBA.

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The Tallest Basketball Players In NBA History

Boban Marjanovic – 7 ft 4 inches

Serbian native, Boban Marjanović is a professional basketball player for the Dallas Mavericks of the NBA. However, he also represents the Serbian national basketball team in international competitions. Marjanović stands at a whopping 7 ft 4 inches and has not only has been said to be the best player for his height but this gentle giant is the second tallest active player in the NBA at the moment. It is estimated that Marjanović’s net worth is $8 million.

Shaquille O’Neal – 7ft 1 inch

Naturally, we have to feature the legendary former basketball player, Shaquille O’Neal. Shaq has been considered as one of the greatest NBA players for many years as he had a very successful career. O’Neal played for 6 teams over the course of 19 years within the NBA and was also a four-time NBA champion. His larger-than-life personality has been cherished and appreciated by so many fans from all over the world. To this day he is said to be the ultimate basketball player at his height. Did you know that Shaq actually comes from a tall family so his height comes as no surprise?

Giannis Antetokounmpo – 6ft 11 inches

This gorgeous Greek professional basketball player is known as Giannis Antetokounmpo. Currently, he plays for the Milwaukee Bucks and has proven to be a superior athlete with amazing skill. Often called ‘The Greek Freak’, he began playing basketball as a young boy, but today the superstar stands at an impressive 6f 11 inches. Giannis has the ultimate combination of speed, size, and extremely impressive skills, which is probably one of the many reasons that he was named 2019 NBA Most Valuable Player. As of 2021, it was said that Giannis Antetokounmpo has a net worth of $70 million. Wow!

Kobe Bryant –  6ft 6 inches

No NBA list is ever complete without mentioning the remarkable Kobe Bryant. He was often called ‘The Black Mamba’ because of his superb abilities on the court. Bryant spent an impressive 20 years players for the Los Angeles Lakers in the NBA. He was also the youngest player to ever start an NBA game. Sadly, this sports legend passed away in 2020 at the age young of 42. This is was a huge shock to the whole world, but he will always be remembered as one of the best basketball players of all time.

Kyrie Irving – 6 ft 1 inch

Born in Melbourne, Australia. 29-year-old Kyrie Irving is a professional basketball player who is currently playing for the Brooklyn Nets of the National Basketball Association (NBA). Even though Irving is an Aussie native, has also played for the United States national team, where he successfully won gold at the 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup and the 2016 Summer Olympics. In February 2020, the 6 ft 1-inch basketball legend was elected vice-president of the National Basketball Players Association.