1. Hasheem Thabeet – 7’3″ – $1.2 million in 2013-14
Towering in at 7’3”, Hasheem Thabeet is the tallest active NBA player today. Originally from the United Republic of Tanzania, this 26 year old currently plays as a center for the Oklahoma City Thunder. Having played basketball since he was 15 years old, Thabeet donned Memphis Grizzlies, Houston Rockets, and Portland Trail Blazers jerseys before joining the Oklahoma City Thunder in 2012. He also played for the University of Connecticut from 2006 to 2009, winning the coveted NABC Defensive Player of the Year Award two years in a row in his last two seasons. Despite his gargantuan stature, Thabeet has the smallest salary of any player on this list, pulling down only $1.2 million for the 2013-14 season.