The two tallest NBA players ever are Manute Bol and Gheorghe Muresan, who both stood 7’7” (2.31 m). If you think that is tall, think again. Robert Pershing Wadlow is the tallest person who ever lived. Wait till you see the pictures!
Here's his story:
1. Taller than Dad
Born in Alton, Illinois, on 22nd February 1918, Robert was already 2.01 meters tall at the age of ten, massively out-sprouting his "diminutive" father, who was only 1.80 meters tall (5 ft. 11 in). In the photo below you can see Robert next to a classmate.