Who Is the Tallest NBA Player?


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As of November 2014, the tallest active player in the National Basketball Association (NBA) is Hasheem Thabeet, a 7-foot-3-inch center from Tanzania who plays for the Detroit Pistons. Prior to his trade to Detroit on Sept. 25, 2014, he played for Philadelphia, Oklahoma City, Portland, Houston and Memphis.

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Thabeet is not the tallest NBA player ever, however. Gheorghe Mureșan of Romania, who played for Washington and New Jersey in the late 90s, was 7 feet 7 inches tall. Manute Bol of Sudan, also listed as 7 foot 7 inches tall, played for four different teams in the late 80s and early 90s. It is generally accepted that Mureșan was slightly taller than Bol.

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