Gheorghe Muresan and Manute Bol claim the record for being the tallest players in the history of the NBA at 7 feet 7 inches tall, though, officially, Bol was slightly shorter than Muresan at 7 feet 6 3⁄4 inches tall. Romanian Muresan, who was born on February 14th, 1971, was drafted by the Washington Bullets in 1993. For his performances in the 1995-96 season he was chosen as the NBA’s Most Improved Player, but his career was blighted by injuries. Muresan ended his career in the NBA at the New Jersey Nets in 2000. Born in Sudan, on October 16th, 1962, the late Manute Bol also began his 10-year NBA career at the Washington Bullets (in 1985) and played for a number of other NBA teams. Bol had an outstanding career, and he is acclaimed as one of the greatest shot-blockers in the history of the NBA.