Running Down The Best NBA Players By Height - 2/5


6’11’ Giannis Antetokounmpo

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Giannis Antetokounmpo is a freak of nature. He can run the floor in a dozen strides, making him virtually unstoppable in the open court. The only thing really standing in his way from being a perennial MVP candidate is his jump shooting. However, Giannis is only 22 years old and has shown massive improvement from year-to-year, so it’s only a matter of time before he perfects that part of his game as well.

6’10” Anthony Davis

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“The Brow” can literally do it all on the basketball court. He was a guard in high school who grew almost 8 inches from his junior year to his senior year. He retained all those guard skills and picked up a post game which helped become one of the most physically gifted players the NBA has ever seen. Defensively, Davis can guard every position on the floor and protect the rim. He’s the whole package. Let’s pray he can finally get his health under control and show the world just how amazing he really is.


6’9″ Kevin Durant

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To be clear, Kevin Durant is listed at 6’9″ but nobody, including myself, think he’s that short. KD is a seven footer. Durant makes the list regardless of where you put him. He’s a top 3 player in the league and the reigning NBA finals MVP. Say what you will about him leaving the Thunder for the Warriors, but you can’t say he’s not one of the best players in NBA history.

6’8″ Lebron James

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LeBron is perhaps the only player on this list who would supplant Kevin Durant if there was height conflict. Whether you believe he’s better than Michael Jordan or not, the fact that there’s even a conversation is saying something. James came into the league straight out of high school and made an immediate impact, leading his Cavaliers to an NBA finals berth in his fourth season. The four-time MVP has helped lead his team to the NBA finals for seven-straight years, winning the title three times.