HoopsHype The Lighter Side
There's been 20 players 7-foot-3 or taller in the NBA. Sadly, most of them were no good.
Aleksandar Radojevic, Arvydas Sabonis, Chuck Nevitt, Gheorghe Muresan, Ha Seung-Jin, Hasheem Thabeet, Keith Closs, Manute Bol, Mark Eaton, Pavel Podkolzin, Peter John Ramos, Priest Lauderdale, Ralph Sampson, Rik Smits, Shawn Bradley, Slavko Vranes, Swede Halbrook, Yao Ming, Zydrunas Ilgauskas
The Euro NBA pioneers were pretty good, but the new generations have significantly outperformed them.
Andrei Kirilenko, Arvydas Sabonis, Danilo Gallinari, Detlef Schrempf, Dino Radja, Dirk Nowitzki, Drazen Petrovic, Hidayet Turkoglu, Joakim Noah, Marc Gasol, Pau Gasol, Predrag Danilovic, Predrag Stojakovic, Rik Smits, Sarunas Marciulionis, Toni Kukoc, Tony Parker, Vlade Divac, Zydrunas Ilgauskas