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Best 6’2″ NBA Players of ALL TIME

Some of the best players in NBA history have been 6’2″ tall (approximately 1.88m).

While 6’2 is considered relatively short compard to the average NBA height, the players on this list made up for their lack of height with tremendous skills, athleticism, and other attributes..

The list below includes some former MVPs (regular season + Finals), All-NBA Team players, NBA Champions, scoring leaders, and more.

In order by seasons played, the seven best 6 foot 2 inch NBA players of ALL TIME are:

(* indicates currently active player)

Read on for a detailed description of each player, list of best current 6’2 players, other notable players, and more.

Let’s get started!

Tony Parker, PG

Tony Parker was one of the top NBA point guards of the 2000s / 2010s, and is one of the greatest international basketball players of all time. He is also the greatest French player ever (though Victor Wembanyama may take that throne soon).

Parker was best known for he offensive game, where his speed/quickness and ability to finish in the paint with a variety of floaters/layups made him one of the toughest players to guard.

Parker played a total of 18 seasons in the NBA (2001-2019) for two teams (San Antonio, Charlotte). He played 17 seasons for the Spurs, and was part of their “big three” (alongside Tim Duncan, Manu Ginobli) that won four championships.

A list of his NBA achievements include: 4x NBA champion; Finals MVP; 4x All-NBA Team (3x Second, 1x Third); 6x All-Star; All-Rookie First Team.

Parker averaged double-digit scoring for 15 straight seasons, and has career averages of 15.5 points, and 5.6 assists per game. For a point guard, he also has an extremely high career field goal percentage (.491).

He is currently the Spurs’ franchise leader in total assists.

Hal Greer, PG/SG

Hal Greer was one of the top NBA players of the 1960s, and one of the greatest Philadelphia 76ers of all-time.

Greer was known as a terrific shooter, and as one of the most consistent scorers of his era.

He played a total of 15 NBA seasons (1958-1973), all with the Syracause/Philadelpha 76ers. During the 1960s, Greer teamed up with other legends Wilt Chamberlain, Billy Cunningham, and Chet Walker to form one of the greatest teams in history.

A list of Greer’s NBA achievements include: NBA champion; 7x All-NBA Second Team; 10x All-Star; All-Star Game MVP; and member of NBA’s anniversary teams (50th, 75th).

Greer averaged double digit scoring in 14 straight seasons, and over 20 points per game in eight seasons. He has tremendous career averages of 19.2 points, 5 rebounds, and 4 assists per game.

Stephen Curry, PG/SG

Stephen Curry is the undisputed greatest 3-point shooter of all time.

His outside shooting ability literally changed the way basketball is played, and his success is almost single-handedly responsible for every NBA team now focusing on 3-point shooting.

Curry has played 15 NBA seasons so far (2009 – present), all with the Golden State Warriors. He has averaged over 20 points per game for 12 straight seasons, and double-digit scoring every year of his career.

His career actually started relatively slow due to multiple ankle injuries. Curry managed to overcome his chronic injury problems though to become a multiple time champion and MVP.

A list of Curry’s NBA achievements include: 4x NBA Champ; 1x Finals MVP; 2x MVP; 10x All-Star; All-Star Game MVP; 9x All-NBA Team(4x First, 4x Second, 1x Third); All-Rookie First Team; 2x Scoring Champ; 2x Three-Point Contest Champ; 1x Steals Leader; 1x member of 50-40-90 club; Sportsmanship Award (2011); and, member of NBA’s 75th Anniversary Team.

He also recently won the 2nd ever “Clutch Player of the Year” award for the 2023-24 season.

Curry also holds multiple NBA shooting records: Most 3-pointers made in history; most 3-pointers made in a single season; most consecutive games with 3-pointer made; most 3-pointers in playoff history; and many, many more. He also has the highest career free throw percentage (.9098), just ahead of Steve Nash.

Steph is currently 36 years old, and may only have a few seasons left in the NBA. Make sure you take some time to watch the greatest shooter of all time while you can.

πŸŒοΈβ€β™‚οΈBest NBA golfer ever? Steph is an avid golfer. In 2023, he became the first active NBA player to ever win the celebrity American Century Championship. He also hit a hole-in-one, and sealed the win with a putt for eagle on the last hole. Clutch.

Stephon Marbury, PG/SG

Stephon Marbury, a.k.a “Starbury“, was one of the top guards of the late 90s, and early 2000s.

In his prime, Marbury was an explosive athlete that was known for his scoring ability and playmaking skills.

He played a total of 13 NBA seasons (1996-2009) for five teams (Minnesota, New Jersey, Phoenix, New York, Boston). Marbury probably could have played a few more seasons in the NBA, but famously decided to go play in China instead.

A list of Marbury’s NBA achievements include: 2x All-Star; 2x All-NBA Third Team; All-Rookie First Team.

He averaged double-digit scoring in 12 seasons, including seven seasons of over 20 points per game. Marbury has impressive NBA career averages 19.3 points, 7.6 assists, 3 rebounds, and 1.2 steals per game.

πŸ—½China basketball legend: After leaving the NBA, Marbury went to China and became one of the league’s greatest international players ever. He won 3 championships, an MVP, and Finals MVP. Marbury now has his own statue and museum (!!) in Beijing.

World B. Free, SG

World B. Free (formerly known as Lloyd Free), a.k.a “Prince of Mid-Air”, was one of the best pure scorers of the late 1970s and 1980s. He also has the best name in NBA history (and the worst hairline πŸ˜‚).

Free was known for his tremendous shooting ability, athleticism, and flashy/daring playing style.

He played 13 NBA seasons (1975-1988) for five teams — Philadelphia, San Diego (now the LA Clippers), Golden State, Cleveland, and Houston.

A list of Free’s NBA achievements includes: All-Star; All-NBA Second Team.

Free averaged double-digit scoring in 10 straight seasons, including eight straight seasons of over 20 points per game. He once averaged over 30 points per game (1979-80), but lost the scoring title to George Gervin who averaged 33 points.

Free finished with an impressive career average of 20.3 points per game.

Free would probably have much more achievements in his career, but unfortunately he was mostly on expansion / non-playoff teams during his prime.

🫑 Savior of Cleveland: World B. Free is sometimes credited with saving NBA basketball in Cleveland. When he arrived in Cleveland (1982), the team had no fans, was losing money, and headed to bankruptcy. Free helped turn around the team (along with new owners, new coach), and the rest is history. Maybe without Free, we wouldn’t have LeBron!

Kyrie Irving, PG/SG

Kyrie Irving, a.k.a. β€œUncle Drewβ€œ, is regarded by many as the most skilled NBA player of all-time.

Offensively, there has arguably been no player in history more talented than Irving. He is a terrific outside shooter, has the best handles in the league (maybe all time), and can finish at the rim with either hand. There is not much Kyrie can’t do with the ball in his hands.

Kyrie is in his 13th NBA season (2011-present), and 4th team (Cleveland, Boston, Brooklyn, Dallas). He has averaged over 20ppg in all but two seasons.

Some of his other NBA achievements include: NBA champ (2016); 8x All-Star; All-Star Game MVP; 3x All-NBA Team (1x Second, 2x Third); 1x member of 50-40-90 club; Rookie of the Year; All-Rookie First Team; Three-Point Contest Champ.

Kyrie also won an Olympic gold medal with Team USA at the 2016 Rio Olympics.

He is currently 32 years old, still in the prime, and teamed up with another superstar (Luka Doncic) on a strong Dallas Mavericks squad.

It will be interesting to see what more Kyrie can do in his career. One thing is for sure…we will get some great highlights.

πŸ‘½ Crazy Kai: Kyrie is also known for his sometimes weird, controversial comments (e.g. β€œThe world is flat” πŸ˜‚), and other strange actions (e.g. burning sage before games).

Damian Lillard, PG

Dame time!

Damian Lillard, a.k.a β€œDame Time”, is one of the best guards and most clutch players currently in the NBA.

He is best known for his explosive scoring ability, and super deep shooting range (i.e. near half-court). His shooting range is perhaps only matched by Steph Curry (listed above). If it was not for Curry, Lillard may be considered the greatest 3-point shooter currently in the NBA.

Lillard is in his 12th NBA season (2012-present), and second team (Portland, Milwaukee). He has averaged over 19 points per game every year of his career so far.

Some of Lillard’s NBA achievements include: 7x All-NBA Team (1x First, 4x Second, 2x Third), 8x All-Star, All-Star Game MVP, 2x Three-Point Contest Champion, Rookie of the Year, All-Rookie First Team; and member of the NBA 75th Anniversary Team.

Dame also won an Olympic gold medal with Team USA at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.

Dame is currently 33 years old, and nearing the end of his prime. Despite being considered one of the greatest players in Portland franchise history, he moved to Milwaukee to try to get that elusive championship ring.

⏱ It’s Dame Time: Lillard is well known for his clutch shooting, and has some of the most memorable game winning shots in recent memory. Exhibit 1, 2, 3

Best Current 6’2″ NBA Players

Where will Morant end up on the all-time list when his career is done?

There are currently 21 players in the NBA that are listed at 6’2″ tall. The best current players are:

*Curry, Irving, and Lillard are also listed above as the greatest 6’2 players ever.

πŸ‘‰ Click here for a complete list of all 6’2 players currently in the NBA

Some Other Notable 6’2″ NBA Players

Rafer Alston, a.k.a “Skip to My Lou”, went from streetball to the NBA.

Besides the all-time greats and current stars listed above, there have been plenty of other notable 6’2″ players in NBA history.

In order by seasons played, some other notable former/current 6’2″ players include:

  • Jason Terry
  • Lindsey Hunter
  • Gerald Henderson Sr.
  • Robert Pack
  • Norm Nixon
  • Vinnie Johnson
  • Ricky Rubio
  • Patty Mills*
  • Rafer Alston
  • B.J. Armstrong
  • Brandon Knight
  • John Paxson
  • Andy Phillip
  • Carlos Arroyo

(* still playing in the NBA)

Don’t agree with my choices? Did I miss any of your favorite 6’2 players?

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Other All-Time Players by Height

Check out these lists of other all-time great NBA players by height (i.e. 6’4, 6’3, etc.)


Who is your favorite 6’2″ NBA player of all time? Favorite current 6’2 player?

Did I miss any notable players on this list?

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Larry Lee

Larry is a basketball addict, and the founder of Hoop Dojo. He started Hoop Dojo to share his love of the game and help the next generation reach their full potential.