1.Height is trivial in the NBA anyway so why not list the correct height?
2.It makes more sense with the players height and wingspan.
3.NFL players wear shoes when they play but they aren't measured in them and then aren't measured in their helmets either.
4.People are very interested in NBA players heights because they are so unusually tall so they would want to know their actual height.
The bottom line is the average person when they hear someones height assumes it's their height done in bare feet, if a players height is listed in shoes that should be noted.
Even David Stern said they only list some players above their actual height for hype.
If they list height with shoes, please list the difference that was added by the shoe also :)
It would be interesting to see, if any player really plays in a shoe that adds more than 1,5 inches, or they only wear those boots for the pre-draft measurements :)
Dengness had a temper tantrum because nobody took his side. VCFag? That's a creative insult there. How old are you?
Listing someones height without shoes isn't inaccurate in anyway, shape or form. If the NBA stated "height w/ shoes" and put their height without shoes in that place then it would be inaccurate.
Nobody said they play in socks, we just realize that someones height is their height measured in bare feet. If they want to list height in shoes then they should specify that. Listing someones height in shoes when it just says height is misleading.
I always assumed listed heights were w/o shoes until recently..it seems so logical.
I'm 5'10". If a person asks me how tall I am I don't answer 6'0" because I'm wearing shoes when I meet them, or most of my waking hours. I also don't weigh myself with shoes and clothes on. It makes no sense and makes everything too subjective.
If everyone wore the exact same shoe, for their career, then fine..I guess.
Do they weigh and measure boxers in shoes and gloves too?