The highest basketball player in NBA history

The highest basketball player in NBA history

Undoubtedly, people who have huge growth, I invite you to play basketball. Such growth in the sport is a huge advantage. Well, if the player also has a special talent and successful in many games, then it is a straight road in the NBA. And some of the known basketball players can wear the title of «the tallest basketball player in NBA history»? Let’s learn the names of those who played in the NBA and scored pretty big growth.

Manute Bol

Manute Bol

The tallest basketball player in NBA history was Manute Bol, who was a citizen of Sudan. The athlete had a growth of 231 cm basketball player Weighed a little more than 100 kg. This increase Bolu is inherited from the parents, and according to some even great-grandfather, whose height was 238 see the leader of the NBA Bol was in 1988 – athlete played in the League 624 of the match. And his main profession was block shots. It is worth noting that he was the only player in the League, which made a lot of blocks and small number of throwing the ball to the basket. The last 2 years Bal has been a mentor for young basketball players. The highest basketball player in NBA history died in 2010.

Gheorghe Mureşan

Gheorghe Mureşan

The reason for vysokoprochnost Romanian athlete was the dysfunction of the pituitary gland. As a result of growth Muresan is 231 cm And the athlete weighs 143 lbs. In the NBA basketball player was in 1993. Immediately in the first season he got a lot of injuries, causing missed more than twenty games. But it has allowed the center to reconsider their actions in the game (he tried to avoid contact and played from the cast). In 1995, the Romanian basketball player impressed the fans and even received a prize as the progressive player. However, the following season brought Muresanu trouble losing. And 29 years of age, the athlete, experiencing pain when walking, has announced that ends his career. He gladly began to advertise chocolate bars, appear in videos, but still said that the best moment in his life it became the Champions League matches, the total number of which amounted to 307.

Slavko Vraneš

Slavko Vraneš

Next on the list of the tallest basketball players in NBA history goes Montenegrin athlete Slavko Vraneš, whose height is 230 cm In the NBA Vraneš played only once and only a few minutes. Today, he plays for the Serbian «Metalac».

Shawn Bradley

Shawn Bradley

And this athlete was a malfunction of the pituitary gland, so the kid grew up to 229 cm to Play in the NBA (he has played 832 games) it was difficult, it was used as a ladder, making fouls and break in the paint. As with all the giants in basketball, he had a very short stay in basketball. However, he was able to outlast all others. He had pain in the knees, aching back, and every day he became less involved in the matches. However, after Bradley was transferred in 1997 in Dallas, she was much the best center – did not allow the enemy to throw the ball, skillfully creating blocks. He made a career basketball player and could be proud of.

Yao Ming

Yao Ming

The growth of this athlete is 229 cm Its weight is 141 kg. a Chinese basketball player early in his career was the best center in the League. However, it was different, when his health was excellent. In the League he managed to play a 481 game. For the first 3 years of the career of Yao Ming took part in 244 matches of the 246-year-played by a team. The athlete has always worked hard, the result was a lot of health problems (sore left knee, foot, Shin). The last 2 years Min. played in a sparing mode, and all you could be five games in the League.

Chuck Nevitt

Chuck Nevitt

In the NBA Chuck Nevitt was as if the transition flag to the athlete with an increase of 226 cm had to change five teams. For the season, Nevitt has never played more than 43 games. And all because of high expectations and very good movement around the court is not brought to the athlete any good. It is not produced on site in crucial selection, no one wanted to experiment, because we all needed a victory. As a result, Nevitt produced more for the amusement of the audience.

Paul Podkolzin

Pavlo Of Podkolzin

This is another giant of the basketball players who had set themselves a very high bar, however, was not going to work too hard to achieve something. Growth Podkolzin 226 cm, its weight is 118 kg. it Seemed like a great options for cool basketball player, but the NBA athlete has played only 6 matches. In Dallas he tried to make a great center, taught the right way to move and control the body. And currently basketball player stubbornly believes that he was invited back to the NBA, but this has not happened yet, but on the contrary, the athlete has been expelled from the regular fees Zoran Lukic explained by the fact that the guy all the time «is in the clouds.»

Mark Eaton

Mark Eaton

This guy even thought to become an athlete in school, he played water Polo, and then received the profession of auto mechanic. Sitting in a garage for several years he spent a life drinking alcohol and walking with friends. But once he noticed the assistant coach So Lumbin, and dragged Ethan to the basketball court. Then the giant began to train and earn a lot of points. But then Ethan decided to get an education in College and for a while made playing basketball. But since 1982, it falls into the «Utah» and immediately lead the team to the playoffs. Every season he becomes the best in block shots. In 1985 received the title of best defender (and then gets him 4 more times). Even when he went onto the court with injuries, opponents trembled with fear.

Year Smits

Year Smits

This basketball player, whose height is 224 cm, has played in 867 NBA games. Often a smiling giant with a weight of 113 kg always impressed by the fans who adored her. His career («Indiana») the Smiths started the second, but to open the season he had on the bench. Trauma Stevie Stepanovich gave him the opportunity to do everything to show yourself. Smith just grabbed this opportunity with his long arms and became a leader. However, he was not considered a simple center – he made graceful pass from behind, penalty shot, and the matches with his participation rarely ended with a 2-digit indicators for the selection.

Ralph Sampson

Ralph Sampson

The growth of this American basketball player is also is 224 cm Weight 107 kg. it is equal to His career, the player started brilliantly. In the League he had to play 456 games. In Houston he was chosen under the first number, because all believed in his power. In the first season newcomer managed in the match to score twenty points. However, the brilliant victory was only when the athlete was healthy. Like most professional athletes, so even with such huge growth, health, Sampson began to misbehave. Then in «Houston» has decided to quickly change centering. Sampson has signed contracts with other teams, but everybody understood that the case is going to end his career.

Priest Lauderdale

Priest Lauderdale

This is one of the tallest basketball players in NBA history began to play in the League since 1996. For all the time they had played there 74 matches. His height is 224 cm and weighs 147 lbs. About giants fans remember not often, and he doesn’t like to talk about his time in the League. In 2010, Bulgarian basketball player decided to play only on the territory of the country and finish with the overseas career.

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