How tall is Charles Barkley ?

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Charles Barkley's height is 6ft 4.75in (195 cm)

US Basketball Star. In 1997 he said, "I'm 6-4 3/4 [6ft 6] just sounded good coming out of college".. He also said "I claimed to be 6-6 when I played, but I'm only 6-5 1/2". A salon article said about him: "What's so startling about the numbers is another number: his height of 6-foot-4....In 10th grade, pudgy and merely 5-foot-10, he failed to make his high school varsity squad...A 6-inch growth spurt his senior year led to a scholarship". Another article on Sports Illustrated said: "It was in the run-up to the 1992 Olympics that the world finally learned what the cognoscenti had long suspected -- that Charles Barkley was more like 6-4 5/8 than 6-6, and Magic Johnson closer to 6-7 than 6-9"
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Vegas says on 22/Oct/14
Greenbolt says on 21/Oct/14
I'd say Jordan, Kobe, and Barkley are all somewhere in the 6'4.25''-6'4.75'' range.
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barkley was roughly 1.5-2 inches taller than conan o brien this year on his show. conan for his part was about 2 inches (with half an inch footwear advantage) taller than zach levi and levi looks about 190cm with rob...
Greenbolt says on 21/Oct/14
@Chris: For every picture of Barkley looking taller than Jordan you can find one of Jordan looking taller than Barkley:

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They're pretty much exactly the same height. I'd say Jordan, Kobe, and Barkley are all somewhere in the 6'4.25''-6'4.75'' range.
Chris says on 20/Oct/14
I saw a picture of Barkley with Chris Nivoselivic from Nirvana. Who is a legit 6'7. This site has him as 6'7. Barkley was very close in height to him. Charles is at least 6'6. He's probably closer to 6'7
Chris says on 20/Oct/14
Greg - and I don't believe for a minute police mugshots make you look taller! The entire point of a police musghot is to give the police an accurate height measurement for court cases!
[Editor Rob: for an accurate mugshot you really need the camera at the same height the person is. Clearly with Barkley it is nowhere near that height, so it's an innacurate mugshot.

In the same way the ones I took here: Click Here. Although the last one would certainly be heartily approved if it was Sly in my place ;)]
Chris says on 20/Oct/14
Greg - I'm not just basing it on his mug shots. That's part of it. The other part of it is, Barkley is quite a bit taller than guys like Jordan, Kobe, etc etc!
WalkingTall6ft3.25 says on 7/Oct/14
Rob if you have Jordan at 6'5 you should upgrade Barkley to that height aswell...worst case scenario they are the same,although Barkley can even look taller than 6'5 flat lately.....weird indeed!
jtm says on 6/Oct/14
he has better posture than jordan.
Greg says on 5/Oct/14
To everyone pointing to Barkley's 6'7''-6'8'' mug shots as evidence that he's 6'6''+, you should check out Rob's video illustrating how mug shots tend to show people as taller than they really are.
Jake says on 5/Oct/14
Rob, do you think a full 6'6 is possible for Charles Barkley? At worst he looks 6'5'.5. He looks the full 6'6 and is an inch taller than Michael Jordan.

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[Editor Rob: he could have pulled off 6ft 5.5 in the past, but he was supposed to have been measured nearly 6ft 5...]
Chris says on 4/Oct/14
The 6'4 claim was just to sell his book. Look at his official police mug shots - he's almost 6'8 in them! So if he's nearly 6'8 in shoes, he's over 6'6 barefoot. He's probably close to 6'7, but a bit under
James says on 3/Oct/14
Charles is in the conversation for best NBA rebounder of all-time. He is, with Dennis Rodman, considered the best "SHORT" (by NBA standards) rebounder ever. No one, except Rodman, is even close at this size. The shorter the rebounder, the more impressive his accomplishments are. That is built into the NBA mindset and it makes good sense. Charles would have people believe that he was 6'3" if he could because it just adds to his career and its perception. He is a full 6'7.5," if not taller, in b-ball shoes with a 7 foot wingspan. If you have doubts, look at his popular online mugshot and then look at his YouTube lifting competition that involved the supposedly 6'5" wrestler turned actor, the Rock. Charles absolutely dwarfs the Rock! I'd say he has him by 4 strong inches. Also note how much taller he is than Kenny Smith, (6'3") his TNT colleague. I've never seen such a difference in height between two people who basically claim to be the same height. (Rock and Chuck) Part of the Rock picture can easily be explained because the Rock is nowhere close to his 6'5 listing. If he is an honest 6'3" w/o shoes, I'd be shocked.
Jake says on 14/Sep/14
Agreed bare minimum about 6'6. Looks easily 2 inches taller than legit 6'4 Conan.
Danimal says on 11/Sep/14
Imo, he's nothing under 6'5.5".
david_v1989 says on 11/Sep/14
In documentary ''Beyond The GLory'' couple of people close to him put him at 6'4''...
Clay says on 9/Sep/14
I would not bet on anything under 6'3.5 or Conan and I agree with Danimal he's just a classic 6'4'' guy. Barkley at 6'6'' looks like reality (hell, he was 6'7'' in shoes mugshot), unless we're onboard the Dwayne johnson 6'1 Conan 6'2'' train.
David says on 8/Sep/14
The guy is huge. 6΄6 is quite accurate.
Leung says on 28/Aug/14
I got to agree with Clay and Danimal, Barkley is 6'5" minimum, and 6'6" (or close to it) isn't out of the question.
KROC says on 27/Aug/14
Danimal are you SURE about that? I mean really Conan a legit 6'4? I would not bet on that. And how is Charles Barkley 6'6 when he's shorter then 6'6.5 basketball player Dominique Wilkins? He doesn't even look a legit 6'5 with him...
Danimal says on 27/Aug/14
Jake says on 18/Jul/14
The full 6'6 for Charles Barkley is possible. Does tower over on The Rock. Next to Conan aswell he's over 2 inches taller than him.

Conan is at least 6'4", so how is a full 6'6" not possible for Barkley if you say he's over 2" taller than Conan?
Anon says on 26/Aug/14
Jake says on 12/Mar/14
Ya I agree I would give Barkley 6'5-'6'5.5 range. Look at him next to Usain Bolt who's not shorter than 6'5. He's noticeably taller, and also much taller than The Rock.

The thing is... he kinda is! Bolt was listed 6'4 before he become this superman he is, same with Blanka Vlasic... she did grow from 6'2 to 6'4 (yes she was listed 6'2 like 11 years ago) and Asafa Powell, he grew from 6'2 to 6'3...
JT says on 26/Aug/14
Click Here Roughly a 1.5" difference and not as good posture as James Harden, who measured 6'4" without shoes.
Steve says on 15/Aug/14
In the photo with Barkley and the Rock, Barkley has at least 3 inches on the Rock, its more than 2 inches.
Danimal says on 12/Aug/14
Clay says on 11/Aug/14
6'5'' absolute minimum.

Absolutely.
Clay says on 11/Aug/14
6'5'' absolute minimum.
Kingi says on 5/Aug/14
Come on, Barkley is about an Inch shorter than Michael Jordan who is 6'6". I would go for 6'5" as Barkley's height.
Chris says on 1/Aug/14
JTM - look at Barkley's official police mugshot. He's huge. Between 6'7 and 6'8.

He was obviously wearing shoes. But that still mean's he's obviously over 6'6 barefoot.
Sam says on 21/Jul/14
There's no way Barkley's only 1.75 inches taller than Dwayne Johnson.
jtm says on 21/Jul/14
barkley is closer to the camera and probably has better posture. sorry but there is no real evidence that he is 6'6.
JT says on 20/Jul/14
Click Here Click Here Rob has Barkley and Kevin Nealon 3/4" apart. I saw Nealon up close around 5 years ago. He was a little shorter than me (~6'4.5 midday) but looked a strong 6'3". Nealon looked a little taller than Conan O'Brien back in the mid-90s.
Sal says on 19/Jul/14
I'd say Charles is around 6'4.5" to 6'5.5" The funny thing to me is that the NBA kinda disrespected him/played him up by saying he was the shortest guy to win a rebounding title at just over 6'4", yet not dismissing the fact that all the other players had padded heights as well.
SaveUsY2J says on 8/Jul/14
@Jake @Concerned 181: Barkley doesn't tower The Rock.

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Unlike the other photo, Barkley's posture is identical to Rock's and they're equidistant from the camera. Two inches tops.
Sam says on 8/Jul/14
Maybe the 6'4.75" measurement was taken with loose posture...6'5.5" is just as precise...maybe the difference should be split between his two claims.
jtm says on 29/Jun/14
Concerned 181 cm says on 20/Jun/14
If Barkley isn't at least 6'6, I can't see the Rock being 6'3, going by that (in?)famous picture of him, Barkley, Shaq, and Wahlberg.

the picture also proves wahlberg is not 5'8.
176,2Tunman says on 28/Jun/14
Rob,if he claimed 6'4.5/8 why don't you list him at that mark?seems unlikely to claim the 5/8 and lie
[Editor Rob: might have been a weak measurement or end of day one as he looks near enough 6ft 5]
Concerned 181 cm says on 20/Jun/14
If Barkley isn't at least 6'6, I can't see the Rock being 6'3, going by that (in?)famous picture of him, Barkley, Shaq, and Wahlberg.
JT says on 6/Jun/14
Lillo thomas says on 4/Jun/14
This pic is horrible Red with a very bad angle.

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Lillo thomas says on 4/Jun/14
This pic is horrible Red with a very bad angle.
KROC says on 26/May/14
@ Red183
No way, Barkley and Jordan are the same exact height, even Jordan has acknowledged that. The first picture Jordan is sacrificing height because his legs are spread apart. The second picture they look exactly the same height. They're eyelines are even as are their shoulders... Jordan is 195,196 max.
jtm says on 20/May/14
i will admit he looks taller in that picture but 6'6 is not believable with hugh jackman especially when the majority on his page think he is shorter than 6'2.
mrbobh5344 says on 18/May/14
I find it hard (now) to accept anything less than 6'5" after seeing Barkley next to Dwayne Johnson..
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Lillo thomas says on 16/May/14
Krock . How do you know the difference between 6'11 and 6'11.5 anyways ? I can't.
JT says on 14/May/14
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KROC says on 14/May/14
@Lillo Thomas
No he's not. I use to see him all the time back when he played for the Timberwolves. He really is 6'11 flat.
jtm says on 14/May/14
he was 4 inches taller than hugh jackman but jackman was losing little height and barkely had footwear advantage.
Lillo thomas says on 14/May/14
Kevin garnet is taller than 6'11 flat . He could be listed as 7'0 or 7'1 . That was my point.
KROC says on 13/May/14
And for the record Kevin Garnett actually is 6'11 NOT 7ft. And unfortunately I'm going to have to postpone my rant until Thursday. Sorry.
KROC says on 11/May/14
I spent the time and did the research. I'm 100% sure that Barkley is 195cm. Kobe is also 195cm, I've seen him on multiple occasions, most recently being early last year. I use to see Vince all the time during his Vinsanity days. He's definitely the full 6'5-but no more. You'd be surprised how many 6'5 guys get listed as 6'7. I been busy the last couple of weeks so I haven't had time to post any pictures. Wednesday I'm off so I'll be making my case on not only Barkley, but Shaq and Chris Paul as well. So definitely keep an eye on those pages.
Lillo thomas says on 11/May/14
Charles barckey would be listed as 6'7 easily in the case of being 6'5.5 . Charles barckey played as powerforward and he was short for that position. The average powerforward barefoot is between 6'8 and 6'9 . Charles barckey was listed as 6'6 in his entire career. The nba usually inflate players heights and not the other way around. Downgrading players heights is extremely rare in the nba like kevin garnet for example . He is listed at 6'11 but he is taller than 6'11 flat without shoes. He don't want to be listed at 7'0 because Garnet never wanted to play at center position. In the case of charles barckey there isn't any reason to downgrade him . He was actually short for his position.
RisingForce says on 10/May/14
Actually, JT posted a very good full body pic from head to toe where Barkley did appear to be about an inch taller than Jordan, and another picture that showed a similar height difference. Kobe can often look strong 6'5" range and Vince Carter is supposedly 6'5.5", which makes sense since I remember him being listed at 6'7" when he was a Raptor. Barkley being 6'6" is not laughable, but anything under 6'5" is laughable unless Rob has everyone Barkley has been compared to listed an inch too high. But I'm fine with 6'5.5" for Barkley as well, in fact, that's probably the fairest guess, and Chuck may have been honest with his quote above where he said "I claimed to be 6-6 when I played, but I'm only 6-5 1/2."
KROC says on 8/May/14
@Jake
Are you sure that Conan is the full 6'4? A lot of people seem to think otherwise. Check out his page. If Barkley is the full 6'6 then so is Michael Jordan... If Michael is 6'6 then so is Kobe Bryant. If Kobe is 6'6 then so is Vince Carter! You see where this is going right? Your going to have to start upgrading a lot of people. All in all Barkley being 6'6 is laughable. I'd actually would have an easier time believing he was 6'5.5.
KROC says on 4/May/14
I'm sorry but the full 6'6 is ridiculous for Barkley. But I also feel that 6'4.5 is a bit too low. Personally I feel that the listed height is perfect for him. I will be making my case for this later on this week.
JT says on 27/Apr/14
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Yazz says on 26/Apr/14
Barkley is not even 6'5. Hes 6'4.5

People who meet Barkley say he looks 6'4 range.
JT says on 26/Apr/14
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Duhon says on 24/Apr/14
RisingForce says on 24/Apr/14
Honestly, Barkley looks 6'6" using heights from this site as a reference, but I can settle on 6'5.5", though not less, and for Barkley's current listing to add up, everyone I mentioned has to be downgraded by an inch. 6'4.75" or even 6'5" just don't make sense. I'd believe 6'5.75", but not 6'4.75".

Exactly if it wasn't for Barkleys own comment on his height, based on photo evidence as has been described, I don't think anybody here would be doubting barkley as at least a strong 6'5". He looks taller than just about every other 6'5" listed celeb on the site in all honesty.
Lillo thomas says on 24/Apr/14
Vegas I prefer the pics of people beside each other. You should check the pic of dwight howard with the retired Houston rockets centers. Hakeem olajuwon is standing beside howard in his right. Hakeem olajuwon is 6'10-6'10.5 max by his own admission. He is clearly taller than howard around 1inch taller . Howard is 6'9 or maybe 6'9.5 max. Again charles barckey at 6'6 is bs . Scottie pippen has 2-2.5 inches on him. I can't find pics of barckey and clyde drexler.
JT says on 24/Apr/14
Dietmar says on 24/Apr/14
The difference between Charles and Conan is about an inch. Conan is probably 6'3.5 in the evening. That would make Charles 6'4.5 inches.

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That's about a 2 inch difference and Barkley is not even standing as straight as O'Brien. The top of Barkley's head is even above the top of O'Brien's sizable hairdo.
Vegas says on 24/Apr/14
KROC says on 24/Apr/14
Kevin Durant is 6'9 and no more. Dwight Howard is 6'9 and no more.
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if howard is 6'9 then explain why he looks as tall as 6'10+ man in that photo JT posted, a full length photo where we can see the ground is level. he is also taller in a photo than kevin durant despite the fact durant is wearing bigger sneakers than howards dress-shoes..

i have serious doubts that Clyde Drexler is taller than barkley
Dietmar says on 24/Apr/14
The difference between Charles and Conan is about an inch. Conan is probably 6'3.5 in the evening. That would make Charles 6'4.5 inches.

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RisingForce says on 24/Apr/14
So to recap, going over this page, using other listings from this site and only full body pics or video, we have Barkley looking close to 2 inches taller than 6'4" Conan, about an inch taller than 6'5" Jordan, between 3-4 inches taller than the Rock who is listed here at 6'3", at least 3 inches taller than 6'3" Garielle Reece, about 6 inches taller than 6'0" Tiger Woods when you consider Tiger's hat and Barkley's slouch. Then there's the Nirvana video where Barkley is just barely shorter than 6'7" Krist Novoselic, 6'0" Dave Grohl's head isn't higher than the bottom of Barkley's nose at best and 5'9" Kurt Cobain looks a full head shorter than Barkley. And while Jon Jones isn't listed here, as Vegas mentioned, he does look close to his 6'4" listing, and Barkley definitely didn't look less than 2 inches shorter. As for Usain Bolt, who is listed at 6'5" here, it wasn't a full body pic, but Barkley was so obviously taller than it's impossible for me to believe they're the same height regardless.

Honestly, Barkley looks 6'6" using heights from this site as a reference, but I can settle on 6'5.5", though not less, and for Barkley's current listing to add up, everyone I mentioned has to be downgraded by an inch. 6'4.75" or even 6'5" just don't make sense. I'd believe 6'5.75", but not 6'4.75".
KROC says on 24/Apr/14
Look I haven't met Jordan in person. But everyone that I've talked to who has, pretty much described him as ABOUT 6'5 or a WEAK 6'5. Lilo Thomas is right. Barkley and Jordan are the same exact height. They're both a fraction below the 6'5 mark. Look at in game photos of them together. Now look at photos of Charles Barkley with LEGIT 6'5.5 Julius Erving. Or Clyde Drexler (6'5.5). No way. Barkley never measures up. Kevin Durant is 6'9 and no more. Dwight Howard is 6'9 and no more. They use to list him as 6'10 but bumped him up to 6'11, claiming he "grew" Maybe the soles in his shoes got thicker... Or maybe they just want to make him seem more intimidating on paper. You be the judge. What makes this all the more entertaining/annoying is that you guys throw up crappy pics in order to prove your point. Your just gonna have to do better. Conan isn't even the full 6'4 IMO. I've seen Usain Bolt in person. No way is he a legit 6'5. Not even 195. To sum this up if Barkley was the height you say then the NBA would have listed him at 6'7. Just like Julius Erving. Just like Clyde Drexler. Just like Rick Fox and countless other 6'5.5 measured players. Why should Barkley be the exception? Explain that.
JT says on 17/Apr/14
Barkley is around an inch taller than Jordan Click Here and is at or very close to 6’6”. I’ve seen several pictures and video of Barkley looking around 4 inches taller than Marcus Allen, whom I’ve seen up close and is around 6’2”.

Pat Ewing was at least 6’11” as he had Olajwon by no less than an inch Click Here

Dwight Howard is not 6’9” but closer to 6’10” Click Here Chris Bosh measured 6’10.25” Click Here Howard clearly grew some more since being measured at 6’9”.
Duhon says on 16/Apr/14
Charles Barkley looks a STRONG 6'5" next to almost every other 6'4"/6"5" person that has had their picture taken with him. I'm still not sure How Usain Bolt can be listed at 6'5" here but Barkley at 6'4.75" when he looked a good inch taller in their photo together?

People have to understand barkley is one of the few athletes/celebs who consistently downplays his height.
Lillo thomas says on 16/Apr/14
Rising force michael jordan wasn't shorter that barckey . Michael jordan in some pics looked actually a bit taller than charles . In reality both guys are the same height. Scottie pippen was sometimes listed at 6'7 and sometimes he was listed at 6'8 . In reality he is between the 2 heights 6'7.5 . Most guys in the nba are shorter than listed but Scottie pippen wasn't . He is a legit 6'7.5 Kevin durant is a legit 6'9 and not more . He is one of the few guys in the nba today listed as his barefoot height . He is 2 inches taller than lebron james. And lebron james is 6'7.25 barefoot. Dwilght Howard was measured 6'9 without shoes and he isn't grown since then. He is shorter than 6'10 Hakeem Olayuwon. Anyway charles barckey at 6'6 is BS. He is legit 6'5 nothing more.
RisingForce says on 15/Apr/14
I'm not going on assumptions, I'm go with how Barkley looks, and he looks 6'5.5" minimum to me. And he looked a bit taller than Jordan most of the time. A 6'4" range Barkley is a myth he was all too happy to play up. Scottie Pippen should have been listed at 6'9" by that logic. The fact is, he wasn't. He was listed at 6'7" most of his career and 6'8" later. Hell, Kevin Durant is still listed at 6'9", a height he already was barefoot at 18-19, and has likely grown beyond. He should at least be listed at 6'11" like Dwight Howard, but isn't. The fact is your logic doesn't even come close to disproving Barkley at 6'5.5" minimum. If someone actually wants to make the case he's shorter, then post a good amount of comparisons showing it because as of now, there have been countless good comparisons showing him to be 6'5.5" minimum, with the most recent being the Conan one.
Vegas says on 15/Apr/14
Lillo thomas says on 6/Apr/14
Charles barckey looks 6'5 next to conan . Conan isn't a legit 6'4er in the evening. 6'3.5 max.
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Lillo Thomas says on 14/Apr/14
Rising force that's BS. Charles barckey at 6'6 would be listed at 6'7 -6'8 in the nba . He was listed at 6'6 powerforward in his career.
KROC says on 13/Apr/14
If Barkley is 6'5.5, then so is Michael Jordan and Kobe Bryant. Oh and that would make Julius Erving well over 6'6. Sorry not seeing this. He really doesn't look a strong 6'5 to me.
mma fan says on 13/Apr/14
As I said before Charles Barkley is no less than 6'5.5 We can not downgrade everyone to say he is 6'4.75
RisingForce says on 12/Apr/14
Barkley looks closer to 6'6" than 6'5" with Conan. Conan is about 6'4", just look at him a few years back with Dolph Lundgren. I'd believe 6'6" for Barkley before I'd believe he's under 6'5". My guess is Barkley's 6'5.5" claim above was probably about right because he pretty much never looks below 6'5.5" in actual comparisons. In fact, I'd go as far as to say that'd pretty much be the minimum I'd guess him at.
KROC says on 10/Apr/14
He looks 195cm to me. Especially in pictures with Jordan.
Lillo thomas says on 6/Apr/14
Charles barckey looks 6'5 next to conan . Conan isn't a legit 6'4er in the evening. 6'3.5 max.
JT says on 4/Apr/14
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Gonzalo says on 18/Mar/14
Barkley looking clearly taller than two guys who are in the 1`91-92 area. Truth to be told, Charles is closer to the camera so he gives the impression of being even taller.

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James says on 16/Mar/14
Solid 6'6" barefoot not straining for added height. Makes "The Rock" look like he's a weak 6-2!"
Ian C. says on 16/Mar/14
Let us assume (because it's fun!) that Barkley has lied about his height. When he was an active player he lied up so that he could be counted as a tall guy with the other tall guys. Then, after he retired, he lied down so that his playing record would seem that much more impressive because of his ostensibly short stature. Anyway, he wasn't six foot five, and he wasn't six foot four. We've got a fix on the guy, right here at Celebrity Heights, which shows you the power of the internet to Bring the People the Truth.
baller says on 21/Feb/14
After jumping and dunking, one will measure lower than night height because of all the compression. If barkley was measured after a day lazing around like most of us, i'm sure he would measure 6'5.5". One common misconception about NBA players is that they stop growing when they get in the nba. They don't. Most grow another inch or 2.
Gonzalo says on 11/Feb/14
Barkley looks huge in lots of the pics posted here (next to Bolt or Gabrielle Reece, next to Novoselic or Brad Garret). If I hadn΄t seen him on the court I would have said he was around 6΄7.
john86 says on 3/Feb/14
Wow if charles is 6 ft 5 than ufc champ jon jones whos listed at 6 ft 4 in the ufc is clearly much shorter. Click Here Pause at 0:17 sec.
Amix says on 17/Jan/14
He's under 6'5'' for sure,watch charles barkley basketball documentary...
Kyle the Hoop says on 29/Dec/13
In my opinion, Charles Barkley in college used to be as tall as 6'5" to 6'6" tall all of a sudden. He played power forward and center but...he is undersized to rebound of then he dunks sometimes. And now, he is an analyst on TNT with Shaquille O'Neal and he gained a little more weight because he eats krispy kreme
doughnuts and his words said instead of terrible is "turrible."
Joe says on 23/Dec/13
If the Rock is really 6'3'', I can't see how Barkley is anything less than 6'6'' barefoot.
Mathew says on 31/Oct/13
Bolt is 6'4" range and using terrible posture.
dick dastardly says on 30/Oct/13
usain bolt is more like 6'3.5". 6'5" is clearly overestimated for him.

Barkley, recently, interviewed at the david letterman show, said: i am 6'5".
Duhon says on 26/Oct/13
Could this be the final straw to show that Charles is at the very least a full 6'5"? Here he is next to 6'5" Usain Bolt looking very noticeably taller. Click Here
Mathew says on 4/Oct/13
KROC says on 23/Sep/13
Wasn't Michael Jordan measured at 6'4 7/8? If so then Barkley has to be at least 6'5.

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That could be true, and many have stated it, but there's still no solid proof of the measurement. The closest thing to a measurement I've seen for Jordan is John Feinstein writing that Pat Riley said MJ was measured barefoot at 6'4.5".
KROC says on 23/Sep/13
Wasn't Michael Jordan measured at 6'4 7/8? If so then Barkley has to be at least 6'5.
mma fan says on 12/Sep/13
After seeing all his pictures and videos, I believe his 6'5"1/2 claim sounds to be more realistic
Brad says on 5/Sep/13
I had 23 by an inch in '85, correct, The Worm had me by an inch so close enough. Probably Charles as listed.
IR says on 3/Sep/13
Michael Jordan 6' 5"
Charles Barkley 6' 5"
Dennis Rodman 6' 6 1/2"
Lillo Thomas says on 31/Aug/13
Barkley is as listed . In some pics he can look a strong 6-5 . Charles is in the high 6-4 range . Very close to 6-5 .
Lurk says on 21/Aug/13
@Matthew
Those pictures seem pretty conclusive - Barkley and Jordan are the same height, more or less. Though this height for Barkley means that A LOT of other celebs on this site should be slightly downgraded...
Mathew says on 14/Aug/13
The popular opinion on here seems to be that Barkley is more 6'5.5" - 6'6" than 6'4.5" - 6'5" range. There is a lot of anecdotal evidence that Barkley is a high 6'4" rather than a weak 6'6".

Pat Riely once said that Jordan was measured at 6'4.5" before he was drafted. Here are a few pics of Barkley next to Jordan. They look fairly similar to me, not much more than a fraction of an inch one way or another:
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And to those who say they look the same height because MJ was also 6'5.5" - 6'6" range, here he is standing beside 6'9" Larry Bird and near 6'7" - 6'7.5" Magic Johnson. I think he's looking pretty much exactly 6'4.5", and at the very most 6'5" flat. Not near 6'6": Click Here
vegas says on 7/Aug/13
Mathew says on 6/Aug/13
Barkley proves that 195 cm is indeed a very tall height. Tons of people look at him and think 6'6", but he's not even a full 6'5" as people have been saying for years.
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as i mentioned on another page, if barkley is 195cm or 6'4 flat (as some are now estimating for current height) then the heights listed for the nirvana members are all too much, just for reference rob has novoselic at 6'7, cobain at 5'9 and grohl at 6ft Click Here
Mathew says on 6/Aug/13
Barkley proves that 195 cm is indeed a very tall height. Tons of people look at him and think 6'6", but he's not even a full 6'5" as people have been saying for years.
JT says on 5/Aug/13
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If Mean Gene is 5’6 ½”, Hogan is struggling to hit 6’4” and Andre 6’9”.
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Gene would not have lost that much height between the 1980s and 1990s. He also lost a good amount of weight during this time period.

Gene at 5’8” barefoot (5’9” in shoes) puts 6’8” Karl Malone right where he should be. Click Here

Barkley’s around an inch taller than Jordan and Jordan is not less than 6’5”.
Sam says on 5/Aug/13
Barkley used to live near my parents back when he was on the Sixers...I never saw him personally but my dad saw him walking around the block and said he was maybe a little taller than him. My dad is 6'4" (a bit under now).
JT says on 2/Aug/13
Click Here Tiger Woods is a legit 6’0”. Rob has Gabrielle Reece at 6’3”
Lillo Thomas says on 31/Jul/13
Yup. He is 6-6 but with shoes on .
miko says on 31/Jul/13
Barkley is 6'6 it's so clear to see.
JT says on 30/Jul/13
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Mouse says on 24/Jul/13
Interesting twitter photo of the Rock with Charles Barkley and Shaq.

https://twitter.com/TheRock/status/335194419500290048/photo/1
Duhon says on 28/Jun/13
Rob, what would it take for you to bump up charles to a full 6'5"? In most pictures he comes off as a strong 6'5"+ and i don't believe he ever really did look shorter than Michael Jordan who have here at 6'5" now.
[Editor Rob: maybe he's one guy who got measured just under 6ft 5 and went with it...then another time got measured standing a bit better as 6ft 5.5 (or a bit earlier).]
Lillo Thomas says on 18/Jun/13
The rock is 6-2 at best .charles barckey owned him by atleast 3 inches . 3.5 inches .
Lillo Thomas says on 17/Jun/13
James If you are 6-4.5 in shoes that means you are in the 6-3 range barefoot . Charles barckey being 2 inches taller than you make sense . He is a legit 6-5 and 6-6 in shoes . Maybe a tad taller than 6-6 with some shoes .
El Mariachi says on 16/Jun/13
6'5 1/2" in the morning and 6'4 3/4" in the evening is what his height is. He just rounded his morning height to 6'6" when he went to the NBA.
James says on 15/Jun/13
I recently saw "Sir Charles" in Atlanta. He is one of the few (past) NBA players that undersells his height. No way that he's under a full 6'6" flat and likely a full 6'7" in shoes. I'm 6'4.5" in shoes and he had me by an easy 2 inches. I recently saw a picture of Charles with "The Rock" and Charles utterly dwarfed him! I have to believe that "The Rock" is 6'3," at the very best straight out of bed in the morning. I've heard him claim 6'5" and there's absolutely no way unless he wears Marilyn Manson shoes!
Johno says on 9/Jun/13
Shorter then Jordan
El Mariachi says on 27/May/13
Charles Barkley is 6'5".
Dionysos says on 26/May/13
JT, I saw the pic with Barkley, The Rock and O'Neal and I must say that the Rock looks like a midget beside Barkley. So 6'2" would be the height of the Rock maximum and I don't know why he is listed as 6'3" on CelebHeights. Barkley by the way is a legit 6'5".
cold says on 19/May/13
Not true, guinness doesnt measure anything... they goes with billed height, i remember haystacks was listed 6'11 in some old book, but we know he was never above 6'5. And two of their recently listed tallest dogs was also wrongly listed. "giant george" 43 inches (he was 39) and gibson 42.2 (he was 37-38) just to give you some example!
Dejavu says on 14/May/13
He is a bit under 6'6.
Jer1 says on 2/May/13
I think he actually is 6-6. I got interested in his height after I saw a pic that JT posted where he absolutely towered over the Rock (Dwayne Johnson) and that didn't make any sense to me because I always assumed that Barkley was 6-4 and the Rock has always been listed as 6-3. Off to Google Images I went and I have to say that Charles is taller than I thought previously (and the Rock must be shorter). Shaq is obviously way bigger in their pics together, but not to the extent like you would expect if Charles was only 6-4. I think the 6-6 range makes a lot of sense and there was even an old mug shot of him pushing 6-8 but that was probably in shoes.
JT says on 23/Apr/13
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Xhavier says on 9/Apr/13
For most Basketball players, take their listed height and remove 1,5 inches and you will have much closer to their true height.

For those that are over 7ft, usually there is not much tampering with their height and they get listed at their true heights.

Example: Manute Bol was 7ft 6.75 in, they listed him at 7ft 7in. Had they listed him at 7ft 9in, Guiness World Records would have refuted it, since they also measured, Mr. Bol.

Basketball players (at all levels) height's are measured first without their shoes and then with them, their listed height is based on their height with shoes rounded to the nearest inch.

In his book, I May Be Wrong but I Doubt It, Barkley states his 6ft 4.75in height. This is consistent with his US Olympic 1992 Measurement, and with his previous statements. Also it is identical to Michael Jordan's measurement and Jordan himself stated in a video that they were the same height.

So at 6ft 4.75in, he is still taller than 99.5% of the world population.
Jason says on 29/Jan/13
Same height as former heavyweight champion Lennox Lewis.
Damon says on 14/Dec/12
He's gigantic on TV. 6'6 seems accurate
r says on 12/Aug/12
6'5-6'6
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Vegas says on 13/Jun/12
barkley was noticeably taller than 6'4 ufc listed jon jones recently on tv, jones looks around same height as steven seagal Click Here
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Hard to say for sure. Jones never stands right next to Barkley but a step ahead of him. Take a look starting at 2:15 and watch how the camera raises up for a high shot and Jones appears to shrink before our eyes, and then it slowly comes back down where he appears to grow again. If there's a high shot and Jones is standing in front, he'll appear shorter than he should next to those behind him.
jtm says on 13/Jun/12
welcome back vegas.
Vegas says on 13/Jun/12
barkley was noticeably taller than 6'4 ufc listed jon jones recently on tv, jones looks around same height as steven seagal Click Here
Robo says on 12/Jun/12
There is actually a very good reason to lie down about your height (at least in the beginning). When a player is listed as a 6'4" and then you actually play against him and he's really 6'6'', that will intimidate some players.
Marcus says on 12/Jun/12
I am 6' 4 7/8 without shoes. I recently ran into barkley at the all-star game. Chuck was clearly ttmy height with
Bill says on 9/Jun/12
People lie be they Athletic directors, PR reps or players themselves. Usually up, it sounds better and promotes interest or adds to the lore. I've met Charles a few times, on Philly's Mainline back in the day, and he appears larger than he is, I was surprised to find out I was taller than he, I'm 6'5". The man says he's 6-4 5/8 and having seen it for myself I'd say that's about right.
Mr. R says on 7/Jun/12
I saw him at an airport in Phoenix years ago. Btw 6-4 and 6-5.
OnionHeadHat says on 5/Jun/12
That's gotta be the worst mugshot I've ever seen- I've seen shots on SNL better than that one! Barkley's mugshot was in 1997- why does it look like he's a depression-era gangster; "What Ah, Al Capone?" Can't you just hear him saying it?

Mask listed the International Standard earlier- not the old "great, great grandpa had his thumb on the scale the whole time and the tourist didn't even know" standards but the ones measured with a meterstick standardized by vacuum sealed platinum in the "Happiest city in the world"--Paris France!

I know, what have they done for me lately, but, it's platinum... in a vacuum! It doesn't matter if it's sealed in a drum 500' below downtown Cincinnati-- well, bad example- but you get the idea; the platinum bar is the same length either way, regardless of the GeoPolitical chess match being dueled outside the vault. I am 6'4" or 193 cm. Ok, it's 193.02 or .04 cm depending on how the conversion calculator (Click Here) works it but anyway- Barkley is 194 cm so he's just 2 hundredths of an inch shy of 6'4 2/5".

Oh yeah, and he was built like a heavy steel spring loaded, body armor clad Marine... with, shall we say, a single-minded nature? He spiked the ball off of 7'1/4" and ~ 310 lb Shaquille O'Neil's big round dome in 1999 and just stood there looking at him like "That's right, you big brown bear- now whattchoo gon do about it?" The man did not know how to quit on the floor, and maybe a little bit off the floor too, but he was a singular talent with a singular personality. And now the personality is blossoming nicely in his old age.
jtm says on 6/Feb/12
sudeikis is not even close to 6'2. look at him next to scottie pippen.
LG69 says on 27/Jan/12
I saw his "mugshot" picture, and he is at 6'8" exactly. Of course, that has to be with shoes on, but that would likely be 1"or2" at most. I think Barkley is a 6'6" barefoot...at the very least 6'5.5"

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