Most NBA fans believe the height listed on websites is the exact height of the player but those measurements are actually the height of the player with shoes ON and rounded up. The age-old hoodwink has obviously been around pro and amateur sports for years, with players often getting one or two inches and 10-15 pounds tacked onto their build.
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The players on my old college’s basketball team were listed as much shorter than they actually were. Guys listed as 6’7 I barely came up to their shoulders (I am 6’2). Even the 6’2 player was taller than me, and I am really confident that my height measurement without shoes is accurate. I really can’t speak for the professionals though.
That was his height without shoes from the combine, and he has just kept that as his listed height even though he has since grown (he actually admitted earlier this season that he is now 6'10.75" without shoes).
And those were apparently some big-ass shoes. Anthony Davis went from 6-11 to 6-9.75; Klay Thompson went from 6-7 to 6-5. Barefoot Boban Marjanovic and Kristaps Porzingis are officially 7-4 and 7-3.
The combine measurements published on NBA.com list Howard at 6-9 without shoes and 6-10 1/4 with shoes. He could have grown since then because he entered the league so young, but Howard will ...
The truth is out. NBA teams are now required to send in the heights of their players as measured by a team doctor and without the stars wearing shoes, according to the New York Times. As predicted...
No Shoes With Shoes Bogut, Andrew - 6' 11" 7' 0¼" Felton, Raymond 5' 11½" 6' 0¼" Paul, Chris 5' 11¾" 6' 1" 2006 NBA Draft http://www.insidehoops.com/draft-prospect-measurements.shtml Here are some pictures of NBA Players http://www.friendster.com/user.php?uid=27447626 KObe is 6 ft 4 Lebron is 6 ft 8 Carmelo - 6 ft 6 1/2 Dwayne Wade- 6 ft 3 3/4 Shaq- 7 ft 0
because they have two legit 7 footers with no shoes. Gasol is more like 7'2 in shoes and Bynum is probably 7'1. .. other so called 7 footers are more like 6'10 1/2/6'11. I am 5'10 3/4 without shoes so I just say I'm 5'11. Close enough. I would surely be listed at 6' in any level of basketball that measures height tho (because in shoes I'm 6').
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.