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Old 01-24-2008, 05:19 AM   #1
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Default Top 50 tallest players (Yao comes in at #22!!!)

I just ripped this from another messageboard I was looking at, so some of you may have seen it before. It is a list of the 50 tallest basketballers of all time. The heights are metric, 1"= 2.5cm, thus Suliem Ali Nashnush is approximately 8'2" and Behnke Gunther is 7'3", resepectively. Here 'tis with the link below:


No. Height Name/Team/Country

1 245 Suleiman Ali Nashnush LBA LBA NT (LBA)
2 242 Kosen Sultan TUR Galatasaray (TUR)
3 241 Sizonenko Aleksandr RUS Ural Great (RUS)
4 236 Okayama Yasutaka JPN Sumitomo Metal Spark (JPN)
5 235 Ri Myong Hun PRK Pyöngyang City (PRK)
6 234 Bell George USA Biola (CA) (USA)
7 233 Harris Jon ITA P.Empedocle (ITA)
8 233 Sun Ming Ming CHN Dodge City L. (USA)
9 231 Bol Manute SUD Washington W. (USA)
10 230 Muresan Gheorghe ROM Maryland N. (USA)
11 230 Mu Tie-Zhu CHN Bayi AR (CHN)
12 229 Sidibe Malik SEN Kapfenberg (AUT)
13 229 Vranes Slavko MNT Buducnost (MNT)
14 229 Fingleton Neil USA-ENG Illescas (ESP)
15 229 George Kenny USA NC-Asheville (USA)
16 228 Bradley Shawn GER-USA Dallas M. (USA)
17 228 Miklosik Martin SVK Worthersee (AUT)
18 227 Sokoloski Jerry CAN-POL CAN NT (CAN)
19 227 Lanier Michael USA UCLA (USA)
20 227 Lanier James USA Denver (USA)
21 227 Van Volkenburgh Andy USA Las Vegas W. (USA)
22 226 Yao Ming CHN Houston R. (USA)
23 226 Podkolzin Pavel RUS Khimky (RUS)
24 225 Hoger Ivan CZE Akademik P. (BUL)
25 225 Rindin Alexandr AZE Ural Great (RUS)
26 225 Eaton Mark USA Utah J. (USA)
27 225 Nevitt Chuck USA Houston R. (USA)
28 225 Ayuel Ring SUD High School USA (USA)
29 224 Bannister Alan ENG Chester Jets (ENG)
30 223 Rouzbahani Jaber IRI Zob Ahan (IRI)
31 223 Slaninka Matt USA NEPA B. (USA)
32 223 Warlika Ujang IDN ASPAC (IDN)
33 223 Kruminsh Jan LAT Retired Stars (USA)
34 223 Smits Rik NED Retired Stars (USA)
35 222 Lefebvre Jean Claude USA Gonzaga (USA)
36 222 Ramos Peter John PUR-USA Washington W. (USA)
37 222 Metheney Chase USA Virginia (USA)
38 222 Ha Seung Jin KOR Milwaukee B. (USA)
39 222 Zabolotny Viktor UKR Vozko (UKR)
40 222 Popa Constantin ROM-ISR Hap.L.Hashar. (ISR)
41 222 Mayr Rolf GER Sechtem SG (GER)
42 222 Atuashvili Sergo GEO Barreirense (POR)
43 222 Sabonis Arvydas LTU Zalgiris (LTU)
44 221 Schoenmakers Hanno NED Verviers-Pep. (BEL)
45 221 Sinanovic Nedzad BIH Real (ESP)
46 221 Minor Luke USA CSM Iasi (ROM)
47 221 Purasson Janar EST Dalkia/Nybit (EST)
48 221 Sun Heo Hua CHN Zhejiang C. (CHN)
49 221 Dodik Bojan MNT Buducnost (MNT)
50 221 Behnke Gunther GER Bonn (GER)

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Old 01-24-2008, 05:32 AM   #2
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i saw that sun ming ming is 7'8 and 3/4, he's 236 cms, dude. Yao is a best player in that list, he's a Good player being 7'6 in the NBA.
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Old 01-24-2008, 05:35 AM   #3
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Default Re: Top 50 tallest players (Yao comes in at #22!!!)

I did a google search of some of those people. Some of them are dead (like Ali Nashnush Suleimen)
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I did a google search of some of those people. Some of them are dead (like Ali Nashnush Suleimen)
yeah, and sun ming ming is the tallest player alive. with 7'8 3/R barfoot.
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i saw that sun ming ming is 7'8 and 3/4, he's 236 cms, dude. Yao is a best player in that list, he's a Good player being 7'6 in the NBA.

There are bound to be inaccuracies in there ie. the exclusion of Ralph Sampson, like I said, I stole it. With the exceptions of Yao, Mark Eaton, Arvidas Sabonis and Rik Smits, it could pass for the 50 worst players
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There are bound to be inaccuracies in there ie. the exclusion of Ralph Sampson, like I said, I stole it. With the exceptions of Yao, Mark Eaton, Arvidas Sabonis and Rik Smits, it could pass for the 50 worst players

i don't know, bro, 50 bad players, but worst ??!!! you know it's the basket ball, the height is a TALENT, a SKILL. If you watch yao played, you will see, he doesn't block, but he's huge, he's presence make him one of the best defenser player, cause it's hard to other penetrate to the hoop, and even Howard has problems playing with him, cause his height.

So for me it's the equal skill: being good at 7'6 (yao) or being great at 6'11 (howard).
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Default Re: Top 50 tallest players (Yao comes in at #22!!!)

did a search on Bell George and he's really tall. But he's a sheriff in some town
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i don't know, bro, 50 bad players, but worst ??!!! you know it's the basket ball, the height is a TALENT, a SKILL. If you watch yao played, you will see, he doesn't block, but he's huge, he's presence make him one of the best defenser player, cause it's hard to other penetrate to the hoop, and even Howard has problems playing with him, cause his height.

So for me it's the equal skill: being good at 7'6 (yao) or being great at 6'11 (howard).

I am generalising here, but excessively tall people, say 7'3" and up, tend to be a liability on one end of the floor, be it offense or D, due to a lack of lateral movement, making them slower down the floor. Look how long it takes for Kenny George to get back on D. I agree with you on Yao, though, the man is a freak and an awesome player and athlte to boot.
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I am generalising here, but excessively tall people, say 7'3" and up, tend to be a liability on one end of the floor, be it offense or D, due to a lack of lateral movement, making them slower down the floor. Look how long it takes for Kenny George to get back on D. I agree with you on Yao, though, the man is a freak and an awesome player and athlte to boot.

lol, it's true bro, but when kenny george is under the hoop to play some D, he's not that bad, cause when he puts his hands up, he hides the hoops.
i wish he could make it to NBA, he could play 10 min. when team needs some defense to protect the basket.
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damn that is scary.
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Old 01-24-2008, 07:04 AM   #11
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Rik Smits is the best basketball player in the history of basketball.
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Wasn't Sultan Kosen supposed not to have known even the color of a basketball? Now he's become a basketball player? Hey, why don't they add Robert Wadlow in there? There's a little footage of him "playing" basketball at HS.

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lol, it's true bro, but when kenny george is under the hoop to play some D, he's not that bad, cause when he puts his hands up, he hides the hoops.
i wish he could make it to NBA, he could play 10 min. when team needs some defense to protect the basket.

If people still think that this vertical buffalo, Sun 2*Ming can play, why not believe Kenny George can do the same...
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Wasn't Sultan Kosen supposed not to have known even the color of a basketball? Now he's become a basketball player? Hey, why don't they add Robert Wadlow in there? There's a little footage of him "playing" basketball at HS.



If people still think that this vertical buffalo, Sun 2*Ming can play, why not believe Kenny George can do the same...

Kenny George has at least proved he can be quite productive at a fairly high collage level. If I had a extra late second round pick I might snag him and see how he developed in the NBDL. If you had quick PF who was a good weak side defender maybe you could play (George) a few minutes a game in certain situations.
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