You know basketball matches are always exciting to watch and play!! Some may call it a sport for heights also. And, for this reason, the National Basketball Association of North America are arranging basketball tournaments since 1946. It has turned into one of the major professional sports leagues among the four.
The Los Angeles Lakers are one of the well-known franchises of the NBA. Along with their excellent playing skill, the Lakers have a unique feature, which is being tall. If the player is tall enough, the team gets some extra benefits for sure. And for the Lakers, tall players are quite common to witness in the NBA matches. In this article, we are going to discuss the tallest player from the Lakers.
Who is the tallest Lakers?
Several teams take part in the NBA league. Among all, one of the most noticeable teams is the Los Angeles Lakers. They are the most popular team also for their winning matches. Taking part in the league from 1947, the Lakers own 17 titles which are the joint highest titleholder team in the history of the NBA. And the Lakers has witnessed some unique player with the feature of being tall. Among them, Chuck Nevitt is the tallest Lakers ever.
Chuck Nevitt, a retired basketball player, is the tallest Lakers on the team. His height is 7 ft 5 in (2.26 m), and his weight is 217 lb (98 kg). In his nine years long career in the Los Angeles Lakers, he used to play in the center position. He is also considered as the largest and tallest NBA player ever.
The early life of Chuck Nevitt
Popular known as a basketball player, Chuck Nevitt was born on June 13, 1959, in Cortez, Colorado. His full name is Charles Goodrich Nevitt, he is an ideal basketball player.
In his early life, he studied at Sprayberry High School, situated in Marietta, Georgia. From the very beginning, he was an excellent basketball player. Nevitt used to play basketball in college times at North Carolina State University. While being in college, he had a record to play 90 basketball matches over four seasons where his average score is 3.0 points and 2.4 rebounds per game.
As we have mentioned earlier that from the beginning, Chuck Nevitt was an excellent basketball player. Some honorable places where he joined as a team were Houston Rockets, Detroit Pistons, Fulgor Libertas Forlì (Italy), Chicago Bulls, Los Angeles Lakers, and San Antonio Spurs. His jersey numbers were 52 (Rockets), 43 (Lakers), 42 (Pistons), 25 (Bulls), 52 (Spurs).
At first, He got selected by the Houston Rockets in the third round of the NBA draft 1982. After that, for almost two seasons, he had played 15 games with the Lakers. Nevitt had participated only in 16 playoff games. Among the sixteen, seven-match was with the Lakers, and he played two matches with the Rockets. He contributed much as a member of the Lakers’ championship roster in 1985.
After finishing playing with the Rockets during 1991-1992, Nevitt had signed a 10-day contract with the Michael Jordan-led Bulls.
Although Nevitt owns a glorious career, yet he was only 826 minutes in the field for his entire career. This time includes the 155 matches in the NBA league.
Retirements and Post NBA Life
After taking retirement from basketball, Chuck Nevitt started living in Raleigh, North Carolina. In leisure times, he likes to fly stunt kites and also loves bicycling.
Chuck Nevitt Net Worth
Nevitt is considered one of the living legends in the field of basketball. Though being a 61 years old basketball player, according to the reports of 2020, his net worth is $1 million – $5 million.
As a National Basketball Association (NBA) player, the name of Chuck Nevitt is known to all. Not only with the tallest height among all the lakers, but also with excellent performance, he has won the hearts of many people.