The tallest families in the history of the NBA will make you feel like a shrimp

While the average American man stands at a respectable 5 foot 9, that barely holds a candle to the average NBA player, who comes in at a whopping 6 foot 7.

That’s not to say shorter players can’t excel at basketball — we saw 5-foot-9 Isaiah Thomas of the Boston Celtics put on a clinic this season — but generally speaking, being tall will help you out in the NBA.

Luckily for many, height is largely genetic, and several tall families have dominated professional basketball throughout its history.

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