Tallest basketball players in NBA history

Summer is a time to tackle those big projects that have been bugging you all winter, and Sim Bhullar may be the biggest project of them all.

The freshly signed Sacramento Kings center stands 7ft 5ins, which would add "tallest active NBA player" to a resume that now reads "the league's first player of Indian descent" ... if he makes the roster.

Check out the tallest basketball players who have hit the court in the NBA.

Muhammad Ali's Celebrity Fight Night XX - Arrivals

PHOENIX, AZ - APRIL 12: Ralph Sampson (L) attends Muhammad Ali's Celebrity Fight Night XX held at the JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort & Spa on April 12, 2014 in Phoenix, Arizona. (Photo by Michael Buckner/Getty Images for Celebrity Fight Night)


Priest Lauderdale - 7'4
Lauderdale #15 of the Atlanta Hawks shoots against Todd Fuller #52 of the Golden State Warriors on February 4, 1997 at San Jose Arena in San Jose, California.


Rik Smits - 7'4
Smits #45 of the Indiana Pacers jumps to make a shot against Shaquille O''Neal #34 and A.C. Green #45 of the Los Angeles Lakers during the NBA Finals Game 5 at the Conseco Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, Indiana. The Pacers defeated the Lakers 120-87.


Mark Eaton - 7'4
Eaton #53 of the Utah Jazz stands next to Kareem Abdul-Jabbar #33 of the Los Angeles Lakers during an NBA game at The Salt Palace in Salt Lake City, Utah in 1989. (Photo by Mike Powell/Getty Images)

San Diego State v New Mexico State

SPOKANE, WA - MARCH 20: Sim Bhullar #2 of the New Mexico State Aggies is defended by Xavier Thames #2 and Josh Davis #22 of the San Diego State Aztecs during the second round of the 2014 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at Spokane Veterans Memorial Arena on March 20, 2014 in Spokane, Washington. (Photo by Steve Dykes/Getty Images)

Slavko Vranes

Slavko Vraneš - 7'5
New York Knicks draft pick Slavko Vranes jokes with Teresa Weatherspoon #11 of the New York Liberty during the game against the Detroit Shock on June 27, 2003 at Madison Square Garden in New York, New York. The Shock won 75-69


Pavel Podkolzin - 7'5
Podkolzin, drafted by the Utah Jazz, shakes hands with commissioner David Stern at the 2004 NBA Draft on June 24, 2004 at the Theater at Madison Square Garden in New York, New York. Podkolzin was later traded to the Dallas Mavericks.


Chuck Nevitt - 7'5
Nevitt #32 of the Houston Rockets posts up against the New Jersey Nets during an NBA game at the Summit circa 1988 in Houston, Texas.


Yao Ming - 7'6
Ming #11 of the Houston Rockets attempts a layup against Rick Fox #17 of the Los Angeles Lakers during a 2002 NBA game at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California.

Shawn Bradley

Shawn Bradley - 7'6
Bradley of the Eastern Conference and Nick Van Exel of the Western Conference stand for the national anthem before the 1994 Shick Rookie Game played February 11, 1994 at the America West Arena in Phoenix, Arizona.


Manute Bol - 7'7
Bol #10 of the Washington Bullets defends against the Portland Trail Blazers during a game played circa 1986 at the Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Portland, Oregon.

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Gheorghe Mureșan - 7'7
Muresan #77 of the Washington Bullets stands against Tim Hardaway #10 of the Golden State Warriors during a game played circa 1995 at the Oakland Coliseum in Oakland, California.

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