Manute Bol, a Dinka tribesman from the Sudan who was selected by the Washington Bullets overall in the second round of the 1985 NBA draft, defends against the Boston Celtics in a game during his rookie season. (Dick Raphael/NBAE via Getty Images)
Spud Webb and the late Manute Bol. At tall, Bol was one of the tallest players ever to appear in the NBA. Webb was tall, was one of the shortest players in NBA history. Webb is notable for winning a 1986 slam dunk contest despite his size.
Manute Bol the tallest player in NBA history, and Chuck Nevitt the tallest NBA champion in history, post up during a Warriors-Rockets game on Jan. 1989 in Oakland, Calif. Klutho/SI)GALLERY: The Tallest Players in NBA History