From talent and skill to athleticism and physical attributes, it's very evident that NBA players are far from the typical person. Case in point: the average height for an NBA player is 6-foot-6.74 inches.

With that in mind, there is a group of NBA players that still stand out among the rest, towering above a league that already boasts some of the tallest people in the world.

According to NBA.com, 37 players that measure at or above the 7-foot benchmark suited up for at least one NBA game during the 2022-23 season. Among them are two members of the All-NBA First Team: reigning MVP Joel Embiid and two-time MVP Giannis Antetokokunmpo, both of whom come in at 7 feet.

Just missing the cut is another two-time MVP in Nikola Jokic, who measures in at 6-foot-11.

Who leads the list of the NBA's tallest players? Below, find a full list of the players that stand above the rest of the league.

Who are the tallest NBA players?

Boban Marjanovic holds the title of the NBA's tallest player at 7-foot-4.

Interestingly enough, Marjanovic was listed at 7-foot-3 last season but now stands alone in the top spot, literally inching out Kristaps Porzingis, who again measured at 7-foot-3 this season. After the top two, there is a group of four players that measure 7-foot-2. 

The following list is compiled from NBA.com.

Tallest players in the NBA              
Rank Player Height Team
1. Boban Marjanovic 7-4 Rockets
2. Kristaps Porzingis 7-3 Wizards
3. Bol Bol 7-2 Magic
Moses Brown 7-2 Nets
Luke Kornet 7-2 Celtics
Alex Len 7-2 Kings
7. Rudy Gobert 7-1 Timberwolves
Jay Huff 7-1 Wizards
Brook Lopez 7-1 Bucks
Jakob Poeltl 7-1 Raptors
Domantas Sabonis 7-1 Kings

Tallest players in NBA history

Manute Bol and Gheorghe Muresan share the distinction of being the tallest player in NBA history. They each measured at 7-foot-7. The late Bol is the father of Orlando's Bol Bol, who is the third-tallest player in the NBA today.

According to Basketball-Reference.com, which does not currently include Marjanovic, there are 13 players in NBA history that are listed at 7-foot-4 or taller.

Tallest players in NBA history                  
Rank Player Height
1. Gheorghe Muresan 7-7
Manute Bol 7-7
3.  Shawn Bradley 7-6
Yao Ming 7-6
Tacko Fall 7-6
6. Chuck Nevitt 7-5
Sim Bhullar 7-5
Pavel Podkolzin 7-5
Slavko Vranes 7-5
10. Mark Eaton 7-4
Ralph Sampson 7-4
Rik Smits 7-4
Priest Lauderdale 7-4

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