The Top 5 Tallest Players Currently Playing in the NBA

By Peter C October 31, 2023

In professional basketball, height is an important feature usually considered by coaches to form a formidable lineup. The NBA has always been synonymous with towering athletes, and this is because the sport requires exceptional jumping ability, dribbling skills, and agility. In this article, we’ll look at the current top 5 tallest NBA players.

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1. Boban Marjanovic

The Serban-born player currently holds the title as the NBA’s tallest basketball player, with a towering height of 7 feet 4 inches. This may not bother you until you get dwarfed when standing right beside him. After spending some time in the Serbian league, the 35-year-old moved to the NBA, where he currently plays for the Houston Rockets.

2. Victor Wembanyama
Wembanyama is just 19 but has every quality required to be one of the best in the league. The 7-foot-4-inch French sensation is expected to be the top pick in the upcoming draft. With his size and agility, Victor is a type of player who can stand anywhere on the court and make things happen.  His past records in French basketball, where he led the league in rebounds, blocks, and points, show his versatility.

3. Kristaps Porzingis
Porzingis is a Latvian professional basketball player who currently plays for the Washington Wizards.  He started his basketball career in the NBA in 2012 at the age of 18 and ended the season brilliantly, becoming the youngest-ever winner of the EuroCup Basketball Rising Star award. 

4. Moses Brown

The American has been a passionate and skilled basketball player since his high school days. His towering presence of 7 feet 2 inches makes him a more formidable opponent on the court. Brown’s basketball records in college were equally impressive, earning him a spot on the Pac-12 Conference’s all-freshman team with the UCLA Bruins.

5. Bol Bol
Bol’s astounding height of 7 feet 2 inches can never be a surprise to those who know him as the son of Manute Bol, one of the tallest NBA players during his time as a professional basketball player. The Sudanese currently plays for the Denver Nuggets and has been a great addition since joining the team in September 2019.

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