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    Default True height of NBA players

    We all know the height of a lot of NBA players are inflated.


    If JJ Berea is 6', then i'm 7'.


    But, there are some guys who are taller than they're listed.


    I bet Shaq is 7'2 with shoes on (and I could care less what someone is barefoot, you don't play basketball without shoes!). I remember seeing Shaq next to Zo when he played in Miami and absolutely dwarfed ZO who is 6'10.

    Durant is another one who is taller than his listed 6'9. He was 6'10 at the combine and is atleast an inch or 2 taller.


    Steve Nash wishes he was 6'4. He's more like 6'

    I wonder if Kidd is 6'4 like he's listed. Looks 6'2 to me.


    Anyone been up close with an NBA player and thought they were shorter or taller than their listed Height?

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    Steve Nash is listed at 6'3" but, still, I don't even think that's right. He's one of two NBA players I've ever been somewhat close enough to so I could judge their height. I'm a bit over 6'4" in shoes and Nash wasn't 6'3". He looked closer to 6'1" or maybe 6'2" in shoes.

    This is a lesser known player but Sonny Weems is listed at 6'6" when he's closer to a true 6'4" or 6'5". I actually stood back-to-back with him to compare heights and we are virtually the exact same height.

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    Default Re: True height of NBA players

    They add like 2"-3" to players height. Barea is like 5-9 or 5-10 at best.

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    Steve Kerr is listed at 6'4, and I'm noticable taller than him in person.
    But Craig Hodges was listed at 6'2", and he actually seemed about the same height as Kerr.

    Basically, it's a shoes on measurement, and then they round up. Carmelo is actually only 6-6.75" without shoes. Beasley is just under 6'8" without shoes, Dwight Howard is exactly 6'9" without shoes.

    The league has always done this a bit I think, but more so since the 80's....
    Last edited by BarberSchool; 05-25-2011 at 02:02 PM.

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    Default Re: True height of NBA players

    Quote Originally Posted by KG215
    Steve Nash is listed at 6'3" but, still, I don't even think that's right. He's one of two NBA players I've ever been somewhat close enough to so I could judge their height. I'm a bit over 6'4" in shoes and Nash wasn't 6'3". He looked closer to 6'1" or maybe 6'2" in shoes.

    This is a lesser known player but Sonny Weems is listed at 6'6" when he's closer to a true 6'4" or 6'5". I actually stood back-to-back with him to compare heights and we are virtually the exact same height.

    True on the Nash part.


    Where would you stand back to back with Weems??

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    Quote Originally Posted by BarberSchool
    Steve Kerr is listed at 6'4, and I'm noticable taller than him in person. Basically, it's a shoes on measurement, and then they round up. Carmelo is actually only 6-6.75" without shoes. Beasley is just under 6'8" without shoes, Dwight Howard is exactly 6'9" without shoes.

    The league has always done this a bit I think, but more so since the 80's....

    They should be measures in shoes, that's what they play in.


    I'd love to see shaq measured and weighed. Dude has to be bigger than listed in both height and weight.

    I guarantee he is atleast 7'2 and 350. Easy. He makes Dwight Howard look like a little kid. Literally.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cangri
    They add like 2"-3" to players height. Barea is like 5-9 or 5-10 at best.
    except in some cases. supposedly sheed is a full 7' in shoes, but didnt want to have the big stiff stigma.

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    Quote Originally Posted by boozehound
    except in some cases. supposedly sheed is a full 7' in shoes, but didnt want to have the big stiff stigma.


    I heard the same about Bill Walton. He wanted nothing to do with being a 7 footer. I guess he'd get really mad if you said he was 7'.

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    Barkley and MJ listed at 6`6 but in reality both 6`4 3/4 (real 6`6ers where Mark Aguirre and Thunder Dan)

    Wade is about 6`2 3/4 in reality

    Dennis Rodman is really about 6`6 3/4

    Pippen is closer to 6`7 3/4 or 6`8 than 6`7

    Magic is closer to 6`7 3/4 or 6`8 than 6`9

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    Quote Originally Posted by The_LA_Blakers
    True on the Nash part.


    Where would you stand back to back with Weems??
    We used to hangout when he was at UAFS -- the JUCO he played for before going to Arkansas. I went there for a couple of years while h was there. and played pick-up with the team and hungout with them some.

    We were just hanging out in the apartment of some of the guys on the team and he told me to come here. I guess he had just realized I was tall because he said "damn, you tall" and told me to stand back-to-back with him. Kind of a weird story but it can get really boring on a weeknight in a really small boring college town.

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    Default Re: True height of NBA players

    In b4 Joyner claiming Durant is 7'3

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    Default Re: True height of NBA players

    If Wade is 6'4 then with his shoes he's a bit taller, maybe 6'5.

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    Default Re: True height of NBA players

    They measure with shoes on now.

    So you can subtract a little over an inch off of each player.

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    Default Re: True height of NBA players

    Quote Originally Posted by DMAVS41
    They measure with shoes on now.

    So you can subtract a little over an inch off of each player.

    Aww...that sucks

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    Default Re: True height of NBA players

    I've seen John Wall in person before. He is listed at 6-4 but he is max 6-0 to 6-1.

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