Every single professional basketball player in history has been an extremely developed and gifted human being, as you have to be a freaking tall specimen just to have a shot to play in the greatest league in competitive basketball.
Over the course of the years, we’ve seen guys that may scare the hell out of you if you come across them in the street, being twice or three times taller than most of us, built like a brick wall to become part of basketball elite as some of the most impressive athletes in this sports history.
But, even among those kinds of guys, some of them exceed what’s expected and look taller than pretty much every living human being in the history of the world. Today, we’ll remember 4 of them, listing the 4 basketball players that constantly dunked the ball without having the necessity to jump.
The 23-year-old center out of UC Irvine was an undrafted player during the 2016 NBA draft, listed at 7’6 as an athletic monster that could put the ball in the bottom of the ring without the need to barely lift his feet from the ground.
Still, N’Diaye was never able to even average double digit boards at NCAA level, never showing anything worthy of NBA playing time, so the Senegalese had to settle for just Summer League and D-League stints.
Listed at 7’7, this Romanian monster will go down as the tallest player to ever set foot on an NBA court, drafted 30th overall in the 1993 NBA Draft by the Washington Bullets after playing several seasons in Europe, also playing for the Nets a couple of years later.
Sadly, he was never more than a mere role player during his 6 seasons in the Association, averaging just 9.8 points, 6.4 boards, 0.5 assists and 1.48 blocks per game on over 57% from the floor.
George was a 7’9 beast that was already turning heads during his high school years, and besides his absurd height, the Center was also extremely physically gifted with a body that seemed more than ready for the NBA.
Nevertheless, you need way more than just an outstanding body to make it in the greatest league in basketball, so even after his very impressive averages of 12.4 points and 3.3 blocks per contest on over 70% from the field, his poor rebounding ability never made him an actual NBA prospect despite being the tallest baller in the States.
Listed at 7’8, Paul Sturgess was yet another impressive specimen that was known merely for his highly developed physique and not for his basketball gifts, as “Tiny” Paul was more of an entertainer than an actual baller.
In fact, Sturgess was “drafted” by the Harlem Globetrotters and had the honors of being the tallest player in the history of the team, but never had a real shot at playing competitive basketball, spending a full season in the NBA D-League before playing one year in his native England to play the last of his 4-year pro career.