The Tallest And Shortest Basketball Players In NBA History

The Tallest — Gheorghe Mureșan

Height: 7 feet, 7 inches (231cm)

Gheorghe Mureșan is 7 feet, 7 inches tall, meaning that he ties with Manute Bol for the tallest player in NBA history. However, Mureșan appears to be slightly taller than Bol — Bol was measured at 7 feet, 6 3/4 inches when his height was recorded by the Guinness Book of World Records. In the early ’90s, the Romanian-born Mureșan scored an average of 9.8 points per game and blocked 455 shots during his NBA career, which only lasted five years.

The Shortest —Muggsy Bogues 

Height: 5 feet, 3 inches (160cm)

Muggsy Bogues is the shortest player to ever play on the NBA. At 5 feet, 3 inches, he had a long career (from 1987 to 2001) playing for the Washington Bullets, Golden State Warriors, Philadelphia 76ers and Miami Heat, earning an average of 7.7 points per game. He notably played against Bol during the 1987-88 season. There’s a difference of more than two feet between the players!

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