Originally Posted by VCMVP1551
Without shoes for the following reasons.
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.
To paraphrase you:
Height is trivial in the NBA anyway....so why would people be very interested in it?
Lol, anyway, on the topic, I realised that the height without shoes is more important (although the margin of error is insignificant in the long run) not because they play barefoot but becausei t is a more accurate description of everybody's heights. Have heights with shoes on, then people get worked up over 'OMG, the shoes iz 1 INCHES BIGGER!!'