The Land of Giants: The Largest Athletes in Sports History

12. Hasheem Thabeet

Tanzanian basketball player Hasheem Thabeet is one of the tallest players in a sport designed for tall people. He currently stands at 7 feet 3 inches tall. Thabeet played for the NBA, on teams like the Memphis Grizzlies and the Philadelphia 76ers, before joining the Japanese B.League team the Yokohama B-Corsairs in 2017.

As of his entrance to the NBA in 2009, he was the first player from Tanzania to ever play in that league.

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