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The Tallest and The Smallest Basketball Players in the NBA

by admin on Пятница, Июнь 10th, 2011

The smallest basketball player, that is still playing  in the NBA is Earl Boykins. His height is 5’5” or 165 cm and he is the second smallest player to ever be in the NBA. Though second smallest, he stands as the lightest player ever, weighing in at only 133lbs or 60 kg. Even though he was never officially drafted by a team, he often signed short-term contracts with teams to play as the point guard. He spent most of his career with the Denver Nuggets. He is well known for his scoring techniques after he was able to score 32 points in a game on November 11, 2004. He also played for the L.A. Clippers, Golden State Warriors, Milwaukee Bucks, Charlotte Bobcats, and many others. Today, Boykins plays for the Washington Wizards.

The Tallest basketball player now is Yao Ming. In October of 2002, Yao was measured at 7’6″ barefoot by NBA league officials. *Note that it has been reported in both Asia and Europe that Yao has since grown to 7’6 1/2″ or 2.30m barefoot, which would actually make him the 3rd player tallest in NBA history, and just 1/2″ in height shorter than Bol and Muresan. However, the last official NBA measurement from October of 2002, has not been updated, making verification impossible. Yao was measured at 7’5 1/2″ (2.27m) prior to being drafted into the NBA. His 7’5″ (2.26m) draft listing was a typographical error by the NBA, and later corrected to 7’5 1/2″. Yao weights 310 lbs. or 140.9 kg.

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