Who Is the Current Tallest NBA Player?

At 7’3″, Rudy Gobert of the Utah Jazz is the tallest player in the NBA. He’s followed closely by fellow 7-footers Karl-Anthony Towns of the Minnesota Timberwolves and Brook Lopez of the Los Angeles Lakers.


The National Basketball Association (NBA) is a professional basketball league in North America. The NBA is one of the four major professional sports leagues in the United States and Canada, and is widely considered to be the premier men’s professional basketball league in the world.

The current tallest NBA player is Boban Marjanović, who is 7 feet 3 inches (2.21 meters) tall. Marjanović plays for the Philadelphia 76ers and is originally from Serbia. He has played in the NBA since 2015.

Current Tallest NBA Players

The tallest player in the NBA right now is Tacko Fall of the Boston Celtics, who is 7 feet 5 inches tall. There are a number of other players who are close to Fall’s height, including Kristaps Porzingis of the Dallas Mavericks (7 feet 3 inches), Boban Marjanovic of the Los Angeles Clippers (7 feet 3 inches), and Hassan Whiteside of the Portland Trail Blazers (7 feet 1 inch).

Tacko Fall

The Current Tallest NBA Player is Tacko Fall. Fall, who is from Senegal, currently plays Center for the Boston Celtics. He is 7 feet 5 inches tall, and weighs 289 pounds.

Boban Marjanovic

Boban Marjanovic is the tallest player in the NBA at 7 feet 3 inches tall. He currently plays for the Los Angeles Clippers. Other tall players in the NBA include Tacko Fall (7 feet 2 inches), Kristaps Porzingis (7 feet 1 inch), and Rudy Gobert (7 feet 1 inch).

Kristaps Porzingis

Kristaps Porzingis, who currently plays for the Dallas Mavericks, is the tallest NBA player. He is 7’3″, and he was born on August 2, 1995, in Liepaja, Latvia. Porzingis began his professional career with Baloncesto Sevilla of the Spanish League in 2013. He was drafted by the New York Knicks in 2015 and played for them until being traded to the Mavericks in 2019.

See Also

-Dwyane Wade
– Kobe Bryant
– LeBron James
– Kevin Durant
– Carmelo Anthony


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