sports

10 of the Tallest Athletes to Play NBA Basketball

Andrea Bargnani

Andrea Bargnani

Andrea Bargnani, from Italy, stands 7 feet tall. Number 7 for the New York Knicks, he is only 27 years old and earns more than $10 million a season. Before joining the Knicks, he played for the Toronto Raptors, where his team nicknamed him "The Magician."

Hasheem Thabeet

Hasheem Thabeet

The tallest active NBA player stands at a massive 7 feet 3 inches. After beginning to play at the age of 15, he rapidly made his way to the pros. A player for the Oklahoma City Thunder, he formerly played with the University of Connecticut Huskies. Thabeet hails from Tanzania.

Meyers Leonard

Meyers Leonard

This Portland Trail Blazers player is 7 feet 1 inches tall. At only 21 years old, Leonard makes more than $2 million a season. Leonard was born in Illinois and raised by an adoptive family. Wearing jersey No. 11, he has a three-year contract with the team.

Joel Przybilla

Joel Przybilla

At 7 feet 1 inches tall, Joel Przybilla dominates the court. The 33 year old started his NBA career in 2000 with the Houston Rockets. American raised, he attended college in Minnesota and currently plays for the Milwaukee Bucks making about $1 million a year.

Timofey Mozgov

Timofey Mozgov

Timofey Mozgov, a player for the Denver Nuggets stands at 7 feet 1 inches tall. Hailing from Russia, the player joined the pros in 2010 as part of the Russian national basketball team. His two-year contract with the Nuggets nets him more than $4 million dollars per season.

Marc Gasol

Marc Gasol

This Memphis Grizzlies player comes in at 7 feet 1 inches tall. The 28 year old started his career with the NBA in 2007 when he signed with the Lakers. From Spain, this NBA All-Star player's brother, Pau Gasol, plays for the Los Angeles Lakers.

Spencer Hawes

Spencer Hawes

Spencer Hawes' height and skills earn him around $6 million per season. Number 0 for the 76ers, this player is also an avid political debater. His career began in 2007 when he played for the Sacramento Kings. He also played in the U.S. men's basketball team during the FIBA championship.

Tyson Chandler

Tyson Chandler

Also coming in at 7 feet 1 inches tall is Tyson Chandler, No. 6 for the New York Knicks. After starting his career with the pros in 2001, he played for the Clippers, Bulls, Hornets, and Mavericks. He was also a member of the U.S. men's national basketball team at the Summer Olympics games. He makes a whopping $14 million per season.

Hamed Haddadi

Hamed Haddadi

At 7 feet 2 inches tall, Haddadi towers above most people. The Phoenix Suns player is from Iran and is 28 years old. His height is not his only remarkable feat however as he is also the first NBA player from Iran. He makes around $1 million per season.

Roy Hibbert

Roy Hibbert

This Indiana Pacers player from Jamaica stands at a massive 7 feet 2 inches tall. The Georgetown graduate began his NBA career in 2008 and plays on a contract worth $58 million for four seasons with the Pacers. He played in his first All-Star game in 2011.

Rate This Article
Thanks For Rating!
Help us Improve.
X
Did You Find This Helpful?
Yes Somewhat No

Recent Comments & Questions

Loading comments...

Who is the tallest basketball player NBA?

manute bol is the tallest one ever, but currently the tallest nba player is regan crocker at 9'9!! Actually it was Gheorghe Muresan who was the tallest player ever, at 7'7", (MORE)