How tall is LeBron James

LeBron James Height

6ft 7.25in (201 cm)

American basketball player, associated with The Cleveland Cavaliers and Miami Heat. His pre-draft measurements were 6ft 8 in sneakers and 6ft 7.25 without them, weight of 245 pounds.

How tall is Lebron James
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Canson said on 22/Jul/16
I agree with Height. He may have been the 260 in Miami but he was noticeably bigger then. They showed before and after of him when he returned to Cleveland. Maybe additional muscle would put him at 250 (that's what they estimated him when he lost the weight or 245 to be more specific). But 260 or even 270 is Karl Malone territory or Anthony mason like Height said. He looks more along the lines of Melo who is prob 240 himself
Height said on 21/Jul/16
@jake @Canson it's a possibility that he is 260, but then again you see someone like Kobe listed at 205 when he really is in the 210s or MJ still being listed at 198 in 92 and 93 when he was more 210, for example. Lebron being listed at 260 sounds more to add to his myth of "he's a beast". To me, 260 at that size is more in the Larry Johnson (Post 1996) / Anthony Mason body department. Lebron, especially the past 2 or 3 seasons has slimmed down and doesn't look massive, maybe more like 240 max like Canson said.
jake said on 20/Jul/16
Height said on 18/Jul/16
I don't believe NBA weights, Lebron doesn't even look 250 now. More in the 235 range
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as I mentioned before lebrons skeletal structuce is quite broad "big boned" he has wide clavicles and a big skull/head size 260 pounds a real possibility 235 pounds is way to low
Canson said on 19/Jul/16
Lebron may actually be near or at a full 6'7 taking into account he's leaning in the Olympic pic. Kidd is also leaning and the diff with Wade is more pronounced than it really is.

Howard: 206 cm
Bosh: 210 cm (he is taller than Howard in reality)
Prince: 203cm
Boozer: 202cm
Lebron:200-200.5
Melo: 198.8
Kobe: 194.5-195
Redd: 193-194
Kidd:189.5
Wade:190-191
Canson said on 19/Jul/16
@Height: he was said to be as much as 260-270 in Miami. I can see maybe 260 at 6'7 but not 270. He and MWP both supposedly were that high and MWP being about an inch and a half shorter you can see it on but not him. If I had to guess he's really in the 240s (same as he was when he came in maybe slightly toward the top) just with more muscle and reduced fat
Height said on 18/Jul/16
I don't believe NBA weights, Lebron doesn't even look 250 now. More in the 235 range.
Canson said on 17/Jul/16
i think he'd measure 202+ out of bed with ease. Prob 6'7.5-.75 and would drop to 6'6.5-.75 at his size. He has a relatively good sized torso as well and isn't all legs like some of the other 6'7 guys
Canson said on 17/Jul/16
@Jake: they said he was 260 in Miami. They mentioned 250 (they showed him with before and after pics) now but I agree that he didn't really gain weight since he came in the league he's bulked up and yep muscle weighs more than far
jake said on 16/Jul/16
@ joe lebron weighs about 260 now he used to have better muscle definition as a youth his muscles haven't gotten THAT much bigger since 18 its just they now have a thin layer of fat over them which they didn't before lebron is now 10-13%bodyfat 13%ish of season. At 18 he was no more than 6% body fat max he used to be cut as f**ck, and don't forget fat weighs less than muscle.......
Dawkins said on 15/Jul/16
202 cm out of bed, 200 cm at night.
Joe said on 13/Jul/16
I'm very skeptical of Lebron's pre-draft measurements. He supposedly weighed in at 245 pounds, 5 pounds heavier than Dwight Howard and only 3 pounds lighter than Blake Griffin. I can't fathom how he weighed that much at 18, when he looked thin compared to his current self, who weighs about 250 (not the ridiculous 6'9'', 270 that you'll hear sometimes).

Either way, I think he's in the 6'7'' to 6'7.5'' range several hours after he wakes up. 6'7.25'' seems to be the most reasonable estimate.
Canson said on 4/Jul/16
@Jake: the million dollar question is was he measured at all? Sure he could've been it's possible. But is he shorter than or the same height as Carmelo Anthony is the other. I can see Melo dropping to 6'5.75 only on a day where he has "severely compressed" and has weight lifted. I have met him and he looked (a rarity based on what I've seen) his height he's listed in his pre draft. It's possible Lebron isn't the strong 6'7 in reality and I can believe it but 6'5.75 on a daily basis is way too small. At least in my eyes. You're entitled to your opinion of course. He'd be Reggie millers size and he's taller than Reggie
Canson said on 4/Jul/16
@jake: that's the notion that people have on this site that when someone downgrades them that that person is a hater. Not true at all. I respect you a lot for making the judgment you did because at least you aren't someone who always upgrades people. I can see Lebron lower myself to be honest but maybe 1/2". Now I'm not a supporter but I've heard enough ppl who have met him say he's nearer 6'7. And see how he looks on he court.
Canson said on 4/Jul/16
@jake: that's the notion that people have on this site that when someone downgrades them that that person is a hater. Not true at all. I respect you a lot for making the judgment you did because at least you aren't someone who always upgrades people. I can see Lebron lower myself to be honest but maybe 1/2". Now I'm not a supporter but I've heard enough ppl who have met him say he's nearer 6'7. And see how he looks on he court.
Canson said on 4/Jul/16
@Shane: you make a really strong point there and I like your response. That is true that you at least claim barefoot not shoes. In a pinch someone may think 6'2 is a shoe height but that's the norm in the US. Wasn't disagreeing 100%. Was just saying that if one appears taller
Shane said on 4/Jul/16
Sorry for all the typos. Another thought came to mind: 98% of the general public would likely not even consider whether it was someones morning height or average height and they have probably never even heard of the terms. Most people dont even know are heights differ dueing the course of a day. Those of us here are the exception in terms of putting this much thought and scrutiny into this topic.
Canson said on 4/Jul/16
@Jake: the morning height argument that's made, I don't know how I would class that. What's your view?I've always viewed it as you come out where you should at the end of the day but Shane has a point as far as you "could" measure it but I look at it from a standpoint of let's say two people wake up two different body types. One wakes at 6'7.75 let's say and the other 6'7 but both end at 6'6.25 for the day. I'd say they're both same height. Shane, what's your view on that specifically and when I mention this I'm talking their height without compression meaning what you would normally see in the mid to late afternoon before serious compression kicks in from being on feet etc. i mean, It's a logical point you made and that's something that has stood out more to me when you compare people your own height to you (assuming they aren't claiming shoes). I'll see some "6'4" guys that are maybe 1/2" or less shorter than me as they should be but then I see some where they (from my eyes at least) must get measured an hour after they wake up and often get rounded to 6'4" by a doctor nurse etc because they look 6'3 maybe 6'3 and a hair at the end of the day. The go to with them is always 6'3 and 3/4". My cousin is a prime example of this as he measured something like 6'1 5/8 (he was military and they measured him in the AM) and he calls himself 6'2 all the time but never looks it always looks 6'1 next to me and even his "legit 6'2.5" brother. What's your view? I guess technically nobody is wrong really
Shane said on 4/Jul/16
@Canson I dont agree that morning height people would lose a,lot of arguments. For one, so many people are used to hearing people claim shoe heights theyd likely assume the 6'2 height was barefoot or at worst an accurate in shoe height. Either way we are nitpicking to a large degree. I mean, so many in the US claim and in shoe height the barefoot only people should be thrilled if people will use any barefoot height as their gauge -- it is afterall an absolutely real, honest height even if its not the time of day a few people on here prefer (with compression when not rull height rather than checking a person full height.) By the way, I'm 6'2 barefoot and have never been guessed less than that but many times have been guessed higher even though ive typically claimed my 6'3 shoe height (but i normally specify to people and let them know if im talking with or without shoe height). Hey, i played high school and college sports and got used to the shoe heights,so sue me :)
jake said on 3/Jul/16
ok ok canson but lebron dips below 6'6 in the late afternoon and also i think he would of got measured straight out of bed because of his status he had coming in the draft being prophesied as the next michael jordan you got to be kidding me no #1 draft pick who else had that same status in that draft he even got that nike contract for millions when he was still in high school! that he spent on a hummer so yeah the most important people in the draft could get measured first lebrons agent pulled some strings he proberly did sleep in the same room as measurements were held LOL. btw i'm not a lebron hater at all he has naturally broad shoulders (wide clavicles) so that contributes to his impressive wingspan/standing and reach
Canson said on 2/Jul/16
@Height: I have to agree with you on the CM being the better vehicle esp when comparing two guys perhaps a Melo and a Lebron, who are close in height. I'd give Melo the 198.8 and Lebron maybe 199.5-.8. At times Lebron can appear to have a bit on him- near the inch other times he is the same or not noticeably taller.
Canson said on 2/Jul/16
I love some of the comments I see below especially by fanboys like Lebron6. Love it how "we can't see their shoes". Lol. Why is it that when it comes to making someone taller than they are or someone wants them to be taller shoes all of a sudden become important? It's the same across all these pages. When someone mentions "oh what if he measured at night or we can't see their shoes, etc" I seriously think those people have insecurity issues with their own height or they are so infatuated with a player that they will lose sleep because their "idol" or "Sign other" isn't the height they want them to be. It's ridiculous. What does an inch matter for anyone even a basketball player? Doesn't make them a better player as we've seen
Canson said on 1/Jul/16
@Jake: fair enough and you are certainly entitled to your opinion. But logic is what I'm saying. One thing I will say over all my years is that I have many basketball players I have met and only a few line up to their pre draft measurements. I've seen some where it's way off (shoe measurement put in under wrong column) and others that are simply morning measurements and 1/2" off, so believe me I'm not advocating someone being taller than they really are. But we also have to use common sense here! Lebron was supposedly never measured at all (like I mentioned below). The verdict is out on that. He said he wasn't measured after he surpassed 6'6. Two, he wouldn't lose 1.5" by afternoon. That's when he'd go to bed. If he is abnormally built maybe he'd be 6'6.25 if he was really 6'7.25 out of bed in the afternoon. Three,does he not look significantly taller than draymond green? Let's say green is a morning measurement, worst and I mean absolute worst case scenario is he is 6'5 flat (Alvin gentry did say he's closer to 6'5 than 6'6 so my guess is he is 6'5.25 in the afternoon and 6'6 out of bed which is the norm for someone his size but let's call him 6'5 flat). Lebron is easily at least an inch and a half but my money is 4-5 cm. meaning Lebron has to be near 6'7. At worst he's a very very strong 6'6 like darn near 200 cm (199.5 at his lowest). #3 how does he (still) at the end of the day look a good 2" taller than someone like Vince Carter or Kobe? May even be a full 5 cm as both those guys are 194 range (under 195). And the latter (i guarantee) don't lose an inch and a half. They're my height. Same build etc. I wake to 196 and am 194-194.1 at night. Usually .75-.8 loss. That's prob around the same for both of them maybe give or take 0.5 cm. meaning they may drop to 6'4.5-625. Also, if Lebron was measured when he woke up, it would mean he slept in the room where they hold the measurements. I doubt that's his out of bed. At least 1/4" more he'd be at least 6'7.5
jake said on 1/Jul/16
canson I'm still not convinced sorry I just think very tall people would lose more height than just a inch, I think for sure LeBron dips below 6'6 and he was given a fresh out of bed measurement of 6'7 1/4 , 6'5 3/4 though mid afternoon onwards 6'5 1/2 in dead of night. LeBron six-five range. And most importantly to me he look it
jake said on 1/Jul/16
LeBron dips below six-six in the mid afternoon
Canson said on 1/Jul/16
@Jake: if you look at him next to Carmelo Anthony there is no way that Lebron would be 197cm. I've met Melo in person. If he isn't a full 6'6.25 like listed he is for sure at least a solid 6'6. He had me (Im generally 6'4 3/8 at my lowest) by a good inch and a half Maybe 2" (of course I didn't see footwear but at worst he is 6'6" flat and he isn't taller than Lebron I doubt).
Canson said on 1/Jul/16
@Jake: guys Lebron's size don't lose that kind of height. I have 6'7 friends and 6'6. They lose marginally more than me (I lose 3/4 they lose an inch). My 6'7 friend is 6'7 3/4-6'7 7/8 in the morning and is 6'6 3/4-7/8 at night. The 6'6 friend is 6'6 3/4 morning and sometimes still Pretty darn close to 6'6 flat at night at worst maybe 6'5.75 if something out of the blue is the absolute lowest I've heard him measure where as I've lost 1.15" on one occasion after lifting and being on my feet and was practically right at 6'4 flat. But for Lebron, someone here mentioned they met him and that he was slightly shorter in the evening (the poster said at night he's 6'7 flat) meaning Lebron may come down to 6'6.5. But the pre drafts are never "right out of bed". I'd guess close to 1/4" (at least 1/8") is already lost and that would be one of the first guys to measure. So if we knock 1/4 off I'd give Lebron at least 202 out of bed. Minimum. Whether 6'7.5 or 6'7.75 (also possible) and he comes down to 6'6.5-6'6.75 (between 199-200). No way he is 6'5.75 (that's the same height as Wes Unseld or Reggie Miller would be normally) and only slightly taller than Metta world peace. He has Metta by an inch maybe 1.5"
Canson said on 29/Jun/16
@Jake: either way Shane has a point. Lebron wouldn't measure that low. I'd be willing to say he's even earlier in the day a legit 202 at least and prob 199-200 at his absolute lowest.
Canson said on 29/Jun/16
@Shane the only issue is when you have one claiming their norm the other claiming their "inflated" height who wins the argument? IMHO if I didn't know any better and had never visited this website I wouldn't really know as much. So if I'm 6'4.5 like I am and a 6'2 guy claims 6'3 then I'd call him on it (I'd call him on it even knowing what I know). Now 1/2" yes I can see but one inch is bs. The one claiming the out of bed height would lose the argument 10 times out of 10 especially if the other person is someone who doesn't lie about their height
jake said on 29/Jun/16
@shane I sure hope you don't lose any sleep 💤 over the "what time is real height" debate your gonna need all the sleep you can for the next time you get measured ;-). anyways back to the big guy his lanky ass is 197cm for most of the day
Shane said on 29/Jun/16
@Jake: yes if a person can stand flat footed barefoot to a certain height they absolutely can legit claim it. They are afterall that tall as is obvious. No reason not to.
Canson said on 24/Jun/16
Height made a good point about Lebron looking smaller next to some guys which is why he can look under 6'7. This Dream Team pic below is weird tho because he looks barely taller than Melo not enough for an inch but looks a half inch to 3/4 shorter than 6'7.75 boozer. I think 6'7 flat may be the compromise

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Canson said on 24/Jun/16
Height made a good point about Lebron looking smaller next to some guys which is why he can look under 6'7. This Dream Team pic below is weird tho because he looks barely taller than Melo not enough for an inch but looks a half inch to 3/4 shorter than 6'7.75 boozer. I think 6'7 flat may be the compromise
Canson said on 24/Jun/16
Jake: i think the category you're referring to is 6'9-6'10 and above. That's more gigantic. You know. The guys who are 6'11 or 7'0 to the general public because of all the height frauding and perception. Those guys lose the 1 1/2". A guy 6'6-6'8 would prob lose an inch regularly and maybe 1.5" at an extreme low meaning on the grind. Now body type could play a factor. As an experiment once I went to the gym wasn't hydrated much and stayed out late on my feet past midnight.
jake said on 23/Jun/16
as I was saying extremely tall people lose more height its typical of a man LeBrons height to lose a good one and a half inches throughout the day, LeBron measured 6'7 1/4 fresh out of bed, so his real height is 6'5 3/4, LeBron is six-five range 197cm. LOL @ Shane saying your height fresh out of bed is real height when you can only mantain that for five minutes out of the whole day!
Canson said on 22/Jun/16
Cam called him 6'7" as well when he was interviewed about who is the better player between Lebron and Steph curry
Canson said on 22/Jun/16
I saw other pics similar to what Duhon posted with Cam and Lebron. That is actually close to 2". At first you can't tell because Cam's head is tilted up but others it looks near 2" at absolute worst 1.5". It's hard to tell because Lebron's forehead is so big. But Cam's exactly 6'5 according to his draft bio so Lebron has to be very close to 6'7 if not a full on. Only uncertainty is whether Lebron was actually measured. If he was 6'7.25 it could have been earlier measurement than Cam received which could cover the difference if not a full 2
Canson said on 22/Jun/16
@Shane: I totally agree with you. What also throws it off are other "potentially" unmeasured players that we may be comparing him to. But I will say if he wasn't measured the NBA did a great job because he looks near 6'7 to most at worst a very strong 6'6"
Height said on 22/Jun/16
@Shane @Canson

To me everything is better settled in cms.

I know for a fact that anyone from 200 cm to 202 cm can be called 6'7", but I also reckon that anyone from 198 cm to 200 cm can be called 6'6.5". These are two examples of how opinion varies from one coach/scout/teammate/author/journalist to another.

6'6.75" and 6'7" at the end of the day is still inside 200 cm
Shane said on 22/Jun/16
Good points Canson... if he was indeed measured then we have a,very good idea of his height or height range. If not - or until we know for sure either way - the speculation will continue.
jake said on 22/Jun/16
as I was saying extremely tall people lose more height its typical of a man LeBrons height to lose a good one and a half inches throughout the day, LeBron measured 6'7 1/4 fresh out of bed, so his real height is 6'5 3/4, LeBron is six-five range 197cm. LOL @ Shane saying your height fresh out of bed is real height when you can only mantain that for five minutes out of the whole day!
Canson said on 21/Jun/16
Question is was he really measured at the pre draft? If he was I can buy it. He Just may not look it to some people if it was an early morning esp if others comparing weren't measured as early as he was. But He also said once he hit 6'6 he wasn't again and with Kevin Love and Carlos Boozer he is a good inch shorter esp with the latter. Remember Kobe also has a pre draft measurement in the books and he skipped his. But I think it's fair to say hes well over 6'6 flat (RJ admitted he's 6'6 and LBJ is taller and LBJ is at least as tall as Melo but usually averages a cm more in pics maybe 1/2". At times he can honestly look a full 6'7 but others he can look a bit lower but high enough to where he rounding is appropriate enough. I mean even if he's an average or a low of 6'6.75 most people aren't going to argue that he can't claim 6'7. To be honest he prob would be closer to 6'7 than 6'6 even if he is below it
Mathew Robinson (190 cm) said on 19/Jun/16
Duhon said on 27/Mar/15
He measured at 6'7.25" barefoot as an 18 year old. It's ridiculous the posts trying to say he is under 6'7" now.

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He's the same height he was when he was 18. He was a grown man at that age, he was always an early maturer. But he hasn't shrunk! 6'7.25" is his height, and probably will be for at least the next 2 decades.
Canson said on 18/Jun/16
@Shane: agree he would measure more than 6'5 3/4 esp if he woke to 6'7. He's prob right at 200 cm. He looks an inch shorter than Kevin love or Carlos boozer. 6'6 1/2-3/4 is spot on for him
Shane said on 17/Jun/16
@Jake... no, if he was measured 6'7" 1/4 barefoot then it counts as 6'7" 1/4. Thats his true max real height. Saying that isnt legit is ridiculous. If one can measure it without shoes its absolutely legitimate.
Shane said on 17/Jun/16
@Height... thanks... I would not be surprised if it indeed was the case that LeBron was not actually measured at predraft canp and the 6'7" 1/4 was essentially made up. As you said, he looks shorter than that in several photos with Magic. The Team USA photo looks well done and on an even plane, etc with nobody in front of another and he looks Carmelo's height there. Furthermore, he looks to give up more than 3 inches in a plethora of photos with Durant, especially in the one poolside where James has a very clear footwear advantage and still looks several inches shorter.
Duhon said on 17/Jun/16
LeBron was also measured at 6'7.25" as an 18 year old. He looks to have grown to near a barefoot 6'8" since that time. LeBron never looks like a "weak" 6'7" next to almost anyone.
jake said on 15/Jun/16
lebron was measures at 6'7 1/4 which would of been fresh out of bed as is the case with basketball players drafted, extremely tall people can easily

loose one and a half inches throughout the day ergo lebron is 6'5 3/4 before bed ergo lebron his real height is 6'6 FLAT no more. six-six is 198cm
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 15/Jun/16
202cm, Rob?
Height said on 14/Jun/16
@Shane I think people have those theories because Lebron tends to look a little shorter next to guys that are in the 6'7.25" - 6'7.5" (201cm-202 cm) range like Magic or Pippen.

I have come to know that he stopped measuring himself when he reached a legit 6'6" (the listed height of his childhood idol, MJ), and this was when he was about 17. Add to this the fact that he doesn't look 1 inch taller than Carmelo Anthony who was measured at 6'6.25" and that I guess leads to the theories under 6'7".

My guess is Lebron looks from 0.5" to 0.75" taller than Carmelo. At first I had him at 6'6.5" (199.5 cm), but now I think he is a tad taller at 200 cm or even at 200.7 cm since he genuinely looks like 5cm taller that Dreymond Green who is about 197cm (about 6'5.5"). Anywhere from 6'6.75"to 6'7" (200 cm to 200.7 cm) suits Lebron better than 6'7.25" in my opinion.
MD said on 14/Jun/16
@Rob,

Not the biggest deal, but it'd be nice to find a more recent picture of him. He hasn't dressed in that style in years.
Shane said on 11/Jun/16
The posts saying LeBron is below 6'7" 1/4 are silly. He was measured at 6'7" 1/4 and he obviously hasnt had age related height loss at this point in his life. Whatever height he can obtain - whatever the time of day - is legit. Thats his full height. Calling that inaccurate is ridiculous if he can legit measure it.
DEVEN said on 28/May/16
Kevin Love and height liars in shoes== Click Here
Damian said on 20/Apr/16
Lol I know someone whose 6ft7 But longer legs and bigger head.
linwog said on 18/Apr/16
Rob, what would his wife be? 5'10 or less?
Sean said on 12/Apr/16
There are images from a few years ago with Big Show and Lebron (you can google). I'd say Show was about 3 inches taller than Lebron at the time. So Lebron I feel probably is between 6'7.25" and 6'7.75", and Show 6'10.5" - 6'11".
S.J.H said on 12/Mar/16
i mean 6'6.75 is minimum for lebron by night but he might be a chance holding 6'7 till night. He always a legitmate 200cm guy
S.J.H said on 12/Mar/16
@Ljungberg said on 2/Mar/16
Agree with Duke, Ignacious and Height.

Thierry henry is about 6'1.25 not even 6'1.5 or 6'2 listing. You may check him out with 6'3 guy like rio ferdinand who was not under 190cm. Lebron edge thierry close to 6 inch so right at 6'7.25 on the clip. max 6'7 is possible that how he look next to 6'6.25 carmelo anthony
Ljungberg said on 2/Mar/16
Agree with Duke, Ignacious and Height.

I think that could be his lowest and is only a 1cm difference at 200 cm.

He does look massive next to tall guys like Thierry Henry (187 cm-188 cm) Click Here

...but when he is next to really tall guys like Carmelo Anthony who is about 198 cm-198.5 cm, the difference isn't much (like 1cm or 2 cm): Click Here

What do you think Rob? Could he be just a tad shorter?
Duke said on 24/Feb/16
6ft 6.75in
joe### said on 14/Feb/16
Anderson varejão 6´10
lebron 6´7
joe### said on 13/Feb/16
looks 6´7 with Anderson varejão 6´8
S.J.H said on 11/Feb/16
I agree with Ignacious. At best lebron james was a weak 6'7 like 2.00m since atual height difference from kobe and wife's a full picture he only look 1.5" top on kobe and other strong evidence with good camera angle show him max 2inch taller than kobe and i don't feel lebron can be over a cm over take an honest 6'6.5 daniel cudmore so let alone 6'7.25 might be something a morning measurement like 200.7-201.0cm get round up at 6'7.25 (201.2cm) or right on the nose, infact 6'6-3/4 is fair for lebron james.
Duhon said on 9/Feb/16
LeBron and 6'5" NFL player Cam Newton Click Here
Ignacious said on 22/Jan/16
He is a strong 6-6 guy, shorter than Magic Johnson who is 6-7 1/4 or 6-7 1/2.

He stopped measuring himself when he reached a legit 6-6 back in high school. He most probably grew a little more after that.

So 6-6 1/2 or 6-6 3/4 at the most for Lebron.
Canson said on 22/Jan/16
Height, Blase 03, Albert: I have to say I agree with all three of you on this one! Craig Sager is 6'2.

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Canson said on 21/Jan/16
Ozzy: agree definitely. And that Draymond is 6'5 (his assistant coach Alvin Gentry said the same) I don't see many under 7' except KG and Durant who are listed in the league at their actual barefoot height.
MD said on 21/Jan/16
Draymond's height isn't a secret of anything; he was measured at the combined at 6' 5.75" no shoes. Apropos of little, I met him last year. Didn't pay too much attention to his height aside from the fact that he's a big guy - small for his position, but among any kind of regular folk a fairly imposing guy.
Ozzy said on 19/Jan/16
Interesting comment from Chris Webber during the Cavs-Warriors game: "Draymond Green is 6-7, on record, which probably means he's six-five and a half in real life the way basketball players usuaslly add an inch and a half"... Webber has as well called himself six-nine when calling games despite always being listed at 6-10 as a player. Keeping it real.
Canson said on 7/Jan/16
agree with Height's post and 6'6 and change. Lebron and Melo Are always an inch or inch and half shorter than the 6'7 and change guys like Carlos Boozer and Kevin Love. Throw Blake Griffin in the mix as he was measured earlier than those guys with his Brillo pad hair and looks the exact same height as Kevin Love in their locksmith commercial they did together. Check out YouTube.

Also KROC put it well on Kobe's page about skipping the predraft. The reports are inconsistent but Lebron was said to have as well. I mean only .75" for shoes??? Everyone else gets 1-1.5 and some even up to 3" on that page???? Inconsistent!!! Not to mention guys like Kobe who is 6'4.5-6'4.75 and 6'4-6'4.5 measured lance Stephenson in close ups only look 2" shorter when standing neck and neck with him.
Canson said on 3/Jan/16
Nickkname: Hulk is slouching in this pic
nickkname said on 18/Sep/15
Lebron james with hulk hogan

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Oanh said on 10/Jun/15
fel says on 28/May/15
6feet and 7.25 inches is enough hieght for my idol lebron james..

So, if he was 6'7" flat, he wouldn't be your idol? LOL
Bennett said on 31/May/15
that means kevin garnett is over 7 foot in shoes, DAMN
the NBA had him at only 6'11 so looks like he didn't lie about his height
fel said on 28/May/15
6feet and 7.25 inches is enough hieght for my idol lebron james..
jj84 said on 27/May/15
i think lebron is a legit 6 foot 7 or 201-202 cm ! no more !
i have been next to a lot of professional players who are listed 6 ft 6 and i am 6 ft 4 and we are almost the same ! basketball players reals heights are almost 1 inch more than in real life
Lorne??? said on 19/May/15
I don't think he's over a flat 6'7.
joe 193cm night said on 23/Apr/15
Lebron is unquestionable 6'7 no more and no lessClick Here
heightwise said on 21/Apr/15
So with Durant at 6'7, 6'10 listed Michael Beasley is about 6'4.5 then?
Devin Paul said on 17/Apr/15
@6ftMagician; I think durant was being sarcastic because everyone seems to say he is taller than he is which was his reaction. He's 6'9 and change like listed but no taller or shorter. this just goes to show that most of the nba is overinflated in terms of height listings. Goes to show when Shannon brown who I've seen here in Phoenix is only 6'0 and change and listed 6'3 or 6'4. I am a legit solid barefoot 6'5 and he barely came up to my nose. Same with Shawn respert back in the day (listed 6'3 but barely over 6'
Devin Paul said on 16/Apr/15
I agree with Height. 6'6.5 max. Durant has close to 3"
b-mint1994 said on 16/Apr/15
LOL If Durant was actually 6'7" then Kobe and Lebron would need to be downgraded massively.
Jay said on 15/Apr/15
Durant is not 6'7, lets be serious here.
Bishop said on 13/Apr/15
Durant's height is tricky as he can look taller than 6'10-6'9" guys in the NBA. Maybe he grew a bit more after he was measured at the draft?
b-mint1994 said on 11/Apr/15
Kinda shocked he's under 6'8" but eh not by much. We need a page for Kevin Durant Rob. He looks taller than quite a few 6'10" listed players in the NBA (Kendrick Perkins for example)
Height said on 9/Apr/15
Lebron and Melo have very similar heights: 6'6.25"- 6'6.5" (more or less). Both of them are close to 1 inch shorter than Scottie Pippen.
mamandi said on 3/Apr/15
He was measured 6.725 barefoot and 6.8 in shoes 2003 that is a fact you are telling only telling bull****
if you say he is shorter than 6,7
Duhon said on 27/Mar/15
He measured at 6'7.25" barefoot as an 18 year old. It's ridiculous the posts trying to say he is under 6'7" now.
joe 193cm night said on 10/Mar/15
very close to Daniel Cudmore
jduece505 said on 4/Mar/15
I believe 6'6+ barefoot and I'm thinking 6'7.25-6'7.5 in shoes. I just cannot see him being any taller especially if Durant isn't but 6'9. And Durant is only 6'9 not taller (most believe he is but he isn't) as you can see it with people like dirk who is 6'10-6'11 barefoot who are taller and howard who is a self proclaimed 6'9 barefoot (may even be a hair less as he is shorter than Hakeem Olajuwon who is 6'9-6'10 himself barefoot). Also look at durant next to someone like Gasol. He is clearly shorter. The only ones that come into question are serge Ibaka and Kendrick Perkins who are listed 6'10 but are clearly 6'8ish.
SportsHeight said on 2/Mar/15
Rob, you do realize that most of these NBA stars, including LeBron, are under 20 (and sometimes barely 18) when they get measured for the draft? It really doesn't seem accurate to assume that that measurement is their final height, down to the quarter-inch. On the contrary, you should probably assume that they would have at least a smidgeon of growth left in them at that point in time.
[Editor Rob: some of them will gain a bit more, but on average the difference from 18-20 is small. For every guy who gains something noticeable there's many more who don't.]
height said on 20/Feb/15
He's 6'6+" like Carmelo Anthony who is about 6'7.5" with athletic shoes.

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Paul Lee said on 17/Feb/15
Yeah, He's a legit 6'8"
WalkingTall6ft3.35 inches said on 12/Feb/15
With almost 6'5 Michael Strahan Click Here
Matt said on 4/Feb/15
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Nate Robinson. What do you think? Rob 5'9?
[Editor Rob: Nate's 5ft 7.75 without shoes.]
albert said on 29/Jan/15
Thank you blase03

I have met both him and Scottie Pippen 2 summers ago, and Pippen was at least 1 inch taller than Lebron.

Lebron is 6'6"+ barefooted and about 6'7.5" with athletic shoes.

Pippen was measured at 6'7.5"/ 6'7.75" barefooted and is close to 6'9" in athletic shoes
5ft10guy said on 17/Jan/15
would'nt Lebron have grown since the evidence is determined by predraft measurements
Ozzy said on 15/Jan/15
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Listed/pre-draft:
Anthony: 6'8/6'6.25 (203/198)
Griffin: 6'10/6'8.5 (208/204)
Chandler: 7'1/6'11.5 (216/212)
Love: 6'10/6'7.75 (208/203)
Durant: 6'10/6'9 (208/206)
James: 6'8/6'7.25 (203/201)

*For what it's worth, Durant was measured at 6'9 in both '06 and '07. Perhaps he started growing again (not implausible) or perhaps he didn't, considering how similar he is in height to Anthony Davis, pictured here: Click Here next to Durant, a couple of months after he measured at 6'9.5... And here, next to the 7-foot listed Nowitzki and the 6'11 (6'10 w/o shoes) Aldridge, and the 6'11 (listed, 6'9 w/o shoes Howard): Click Here

Howard has also claimed on several occasions that he is 6'9. Can't find the link to the FoxSports interview where he said it (on signing with the Lakers and comparisons to Shaq).

From the Orlando Sentinel's Brian Schmitz...



In a surprising admission, Dwight Howard says he's "only" 6 feet 10 -- and that's in basketball shoes. The Magic list him at 6-11. I brought it up because Garnett looked at least 1 1/2 inches taller than Howard last week. "Yeah, he is. I'm 6-10 in shoes. Hedo [Turkoglu] is taller than me. It really doesn't matter. I guess it's because I'm big this way that people think I'm taller," Howard said, tracing a finger across his broad chest and shoulders.
BGee said on 14/Dec/14
The NBA always rounds up so i call this an accurate listing.
5ft10guy said on 13/Dec/14
Rob lets get kevin durant nba list him at 6ft9 2011-2012 now they say 6ft10 to 6ft11 lets put the rumors to rest .
Crypto139 said on 12/Dec/14
The Prince is tall. He is just short compared to a guy that is atleast 6 feet 7.25, who probably could easily pull of 6 feet 8 in my opinion.
Arch Stanton said on 12/Dec/14
Prince William looked dead star struck/intimidated by Lebron and Jay Z.
BigRonReis89 said on 10/Dec/14
I thought that Wills (Prince) was tall until I saw Lebron tower over him in height and width and lebron was not even standing straight, 6'8 for me.
Arch Stanton said on 10/Dec/14
In the photos the height difference doesn't look so great, he looks 6'7" and change Click Here I think.
Arch Stanton said on 10/Dec/14
Rob see the video at the bottom, he looks at least 6'8" with Prince William!! Click Here
blase03 said on 31/Oct/14
I am a high school basketball coach and I have met many other coaches. One particular coach I know worked at a summer camp with Lebron when Lebron was in High School at St Vincent.

Long story short he said Lebron was 6'4 in barefeet at the time and measured around 6'5.5 with gym shoes which was then rounded to 6'6. He has seen Lebron on occasion and mentioned that Lebron had grown a couple of inches. Lebron is 6'6 in barefeet, 6'7.5 in gym shoes thus this is why he listed at 6'8. A 6'8 list does NOT mean that he is exactly 6'8 with shoes just that he is within a half inch of the listed height.

I think the most important thing to remember is if anyone meets him in person he will be in shoes and probably standing on a uneven surface. On a side note since most people cant tell the difference between a half inch I would say rounding your height off by a half inch is not lying. For example; listing your self at 6'6 when your actually 6'5.5 is pretty accurate and not worth splitting hairs. Claiming more than a half inch is pushing it.
Chris said on 20/Oct/14
Lebron James was measured 6 ft 7.25, barefoot, when he was 18 years of age, for the draft. That's official. It's pretty likely that was not even his max height at 18 years of age - people measure different heights at different times of the day.

Many men don't even stop growing until they're 20 or 21. I think it's pretty likely he's at least 6'8
Greg (6'1'') said on 15/Oct/14
@payr: LeBron was only 18 at the time and could have easily grown after that. Dwyane Wade measured at 6'3.75'' (which probably means more like 6'3'' flat in the afternoon) and yet LeBron consistently looks four inches taller than him in photos. LeBron is more than likely a full 6'7''.
payr said on 10/Oct/14
Lebron is probably 6-6 and a half during afternoon because he measured at this in the morning
Jdub said on 10/Aug/14
It's a fact most nba players are inflated height wise. I'm just under 6'5 and have stood by lebron. He is about 2 inches taller. I'd give him 6'7 flat and also stood by Melo. He is about 6'6 flat no taller. Remember he had thick cornrows which may have given him the 1/4 inch or so when he came in the league
bigboy fury said on 2/Aug/14
I have stood next to Lebron. I am 6'9 and he is an easy 6'8
KROC said on 19/Jul/14
I've seen Lebron in person-he's 6'7. If you don't believe me look at pictures with him and Carmelo Anthony. Carlos Boozer is taller then him and he isn't even a legit 6'8.
LeBron6 said on 17/Jul/14
@DanteBonfim

That's not 4 inches though budy. Lebrons head doesn't stop where you see the white head band, that's like 2-3 inches max their.
DanteBonfim said on 16/Jul/14
I think LeBron is in 6'7''.

Look at this picture.
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Kevin Love, number eleven, is 2.08 (I think he is really 2.06) Blake Griffin is 2.08 -number 14-. Number eight is Kevin Durant, who is well listed in 6'11 (211 cm.), and LeBron arrives at his eyebrow level (4 inches less), that gives a plain 6'7'': 200 cm. In basket, players are measured with shoes, so they are always 3 cm. taller (some of them even 4) than barefoot, so this can explain why LeBron is in 2.00. What do you think? I think more than 2.02 is an exaggeration.

Another thing to you Rob (one suggestion): Could yo put in a future a 'Basketball' page? We are talking in the 'Soccer' page about soccer players' height, but there isn't a simillar one to talk about basketball players, and that's the most interesting, because we haven't talked about that yet. What do you think? Thank you very much :)
Sean said on 12/Jul/14
Lebron is shorter than Boozer, who is not even 6'8 in the morning.

LOL at 6'8. In your dreams Lebron fanboys.
Sal said on 10/Jul/14
Rob can we get a listing for Kevin Durant? He is at least 6'9" Most likely listed at 6'9" so he could be taken seriously as a small forward.
LeBron6 said on 8/Jul/14
He needs to be upgraded to 6'8"
LeBron6 said on 8/Jul/14
Lebron reaches above Shaqs eyebrow ridge and he's likely tilting his head toward him. Lol at anyone saying anything under 6'7. He looks at least 6'8 here with shaq even when accounting the camera disadvantage.

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LeBron6 said on 8/Jul/14
Lebron reaches above Shaqs eyebrow ridge and he's likely tilting his head toward him. Lol at anyone saying anything under 6'7. He looks at least 6'8 here with shaq even when accounting the camera disadvantage.

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LeBron6 said on 8/Jul/14
Lebron reaches above Shaqs eyebrow ridge and he's likely tilting his head toward him. Lol at anyone saying anything under 6'7. He looks at least 6'8 here with shaq even when accounting the camera disadvantage.

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Sal said on 16/Jun/14
I think the height of 6'7.25" is spot on and that's enough to say you are 6'8" but the real honest dude is Kevin Durant. He probably rounds down.
Blaze said on 9/Jun/14
6ft7.25 was his barefoot height at 18 and that's not even his real morning height. idk why you go by a compressed height after the morning. He is a legit 6ft8, especially out of bed.
Leo said on 6/Jun/14
Someone claimed lebron was measured 6'9.25" (possibly in shoes) and 267 lbs at 2012 Olympics. his barefoot must be at least 6'8" legit now.
Alex 6'0 said on 17/May/14
Wasn't he measured at 6'7.25 barefoot? If so he's a legit strong 6'7. Looks 6'7-6'8 range anyway. 6'6 is too low for him.
johnny z said on 10/May/14
Heights are very hard to figure. Heel size makes people look up to 2" taller than they actually are. I believe ALL NBA players heights are exaggerated by 1.5"-2". I feel a great estimate for Lebrons true height barefoot is 6'6 1/2".
issa said on 2/May/14
@Yazz possibly.
Yazz said on 29/Apr/14
Look at this high schooler. Click Here
Measured 6'1.25 without shoes, yet measured 6'4.5 with shoes. Was he wearing Stallones lifts?
Yazz said on 24/Apr/14
NBA players now get measured a few times at different camps.

I bet Lebron would have measured 6'6.75 possibly at another camp.
KROC said on 21/Apr/14
Kevin Durant is 6'9. And I can definitely see Lebron waking up to 6'8.
mudcats said on 21/Apr/14
Durant isnt taller than 6'9. NBA wouldnt downgrade him.
DMoney said on 11/Mar/14
All i can say is that Durant is a tall son of a gun. He has 3 full inches on lebron. I would say 6'7.5" Lebron and 6'10.5" Durant.
Lebron23 said on 28/Feb/14
Kevin Durant looks taller than 6'9.5" Alonzo Mourning. Click Here
Sal Rizzo said on 28/Feb/14
LeBron is honestly 6'3 at best! I met him and Deron Williams and they are identical in height.
Hank the Tank said on 23/Feb/14
@Lebron23 No, in your pic, LeBron is eye to eye with Beasley. If Wade is 6'4", Beasley and LeBron look 6'8". Which means Beasley can't be the 6'10" he's listed at.
Bill said on 16/Feb/14
At the All Star Game he stood next to a 6'2" Craig Sager and only looked 3 or 4 inches taller. Not sure if Sager had thicker heels on or what though.
Jaywha said on 16/Feb/14
203 cm imo.
LeBron6 said on 15/Feb/14
In the recent okc and heat games Kevin Durant who claims to be measured at 6'10.25", only looks 1-2 inches taller then lebron.
LeBron6 said on 13/Feb/14
6ft6 is laughing gas
ben said on 9/Feb/14
6ft 6 best guess
2metermanchildthing said on 6/Feb/14
this dude was 6'7.25 as an 18 year old, as recorded in the predraft measurements. its most likely he grew to even 6'7.5 as he looks of similar, or even slightly taller in height to guys who are legit 6'8 barefoot e.g shane battier.
Michael said on 17/Jan/14
Lebron so nice player on Miami but lebron is no match for jordan
Heightwise said on 12/Jan/14
I'm trying to find good comparisons between Howard, Durant and Lebron. Durant looks almost 3 inches taller than Lebron in various pictures, Dwight never looks more than 2 taller than Lebron. Then there's a picture of Howard and Durant and Howard has a touch on him (though Durant might be leaning a little). So it's hard to find conclusive heights for the 3
Lebron23 said on 7/Jan/14
Lebron is taller than 6'7" Michael Beasley. Click Here Wade is 6'3 3/4'
Leo said on 24/Dec/13
He definitely maybe grown to 6'8" or at least 6'7.5". He is definitely at least 2.5 inches taller than kobe who's 6'4.75" or 6'5".
KROC said on 23/Dec/13
Met Rajon a couple years. He's 6ft on the dot.
andrew yu said on 20/Dec/13
lebron james is 6ft 10inch without shoes. kevin durant is 6ft 11inch without shoes. kobe bryant is 6ft 5inch without shoes while dwyane wade is 6ft 4inch
Bosnia said on 17/Dec/13
I'm curious about Rajon Rondo. He is listed 6 ft 1 and he looks it. Couldn't find his height without shoes.
MEEE said on 15/Dec/13
I would give him no more than 6'6.75 MAX.
KROC said on 12/Dec/13
Sorry Peter Hung but Kobe is 6'5 and Lebron isn't anything below 6'7. Still not sure about him being 6'8 though. I've gotten the opportunity to meet a lot of these ballplayers over the last 10 years or so and I can tell you that 99% of the time, they come out shorter then listed… even the tallest ones. The redraft measurements give you a glimpse of the truth in terms of a lot of these players height, but its far from being the Holy Grail. I mean come on they still have Allen Iverson listed as 6'0 feet...
peter hung said on 26/Nov/13
the nba lies he is only 6'6 kobe 6'4
heightwise said on 15/Nov/13
Interestingly, in the USA team photo Lebron looks surprisingly short, not sure if he could be leaning down slightly or have a shoe disadvantage, but everyone else in the back row seem to dwarf him, Durant by 3 inches or so and Kevin Love who is supposedly under 6'8 by around 1.5-2 inches Click Here
@kroc said on 14/Nov/13
he looks a legit two inches taller then Beasley
Ali Baba said on 13/Nov/13
Viper says on 14/Oct/13
Thats 6 inches between him and Peterson, not 5.
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Only about 5 inches difference in the picture you posted.
Keith said on 11/Nov/13
Lebron is taller than Carmello@ Joe
issa said on 8/Nov/13
6 foot 7.25 inches is completely correct.
Joe said on 7/Nov/13
Click Here appears shorter than 6'6 Carmelo
KROC said on 6/Nov/13
@ height wise He doesn't look taller then either of those guys. Kevin Love height is 6'7. 75 while Beasley is probably just a flat 6'7. if anything Love looks slightly taller then him… Lebron use to come to Rucker Park back in the day and he always looked the listed height above. He was only 18 then of course so he could of grown slightly.
heightwise said on 31/Oct/13
Click Here Appears taller than two 6'10 listed players here (Kevin Love and Michael Beasley). Even though Beasley is seems 2 inches+ shorter than Durant (listed 6'9)
Bard said on 30/Oct/13
Damn, I was 5'7 at 12 and I haven't even reached 6 foot. Goes to show how much growth can vary from person to person :/ Anyways, I think LeBron's a strong 6'7.
Lyvloev said on 24/Oct/13
LeBron is 6'9" in shoes, from "LeBron IX" shoes, it's platform(heel) is elevated for 1.75 inches, because he weights heavy and landing from high jump constantly can hurt his feet, anyway LeBron is 6'7.25"(201cm) barefoot.His weight is around 250 pounds(115kg). His peak weight was 275(125kg) pounds, don't compare him to D.Howard, LeBron has high BMD and his bones give him more weight even if he looks skinny.
Lotty said on 18/Oct/13
He is 6'8" he was 6'1 at age 13 5'7" at age 12 5'1 at age 11 and 4'5" at age 10
Viper said on 14/Oct/13
Thats 6 inches between him and Peterson, not 5.
Ali Baba said on 13/Oct/13
Actually if Peterson is 6'1" that puts James at under 6'7" by about an inch.
Viper said on 11/Oct/13
If hes 6'8 then we have to upgrade a whole bunch of other basketball players and others.

He doesnt look taller than 6'7 with 6'1 Adrian Peterson. Click Here

Peterson is leaning in some no less
Akhil said on 7/Sep/13
He is 6.8
Viper said on 19/Aug/13
Barkley isnt 6'5. He was measured at 6'4 5/8 at the Olympics
Blaze said on 14/Aug/13
kobe, barkley, and jordan are all 6'5. magic and lebron are both 6'7. wade is 6'4. and I'm 15 and 6'5. the end.
Viper said on 13/Aug/13
That pic with Tristan is weird. Looks like there is almost 4 inches between them.
Viper said on 10/Aug/13
Lebron doesnt look taller than his listed height here with Shaq.
LeBron6 said on 10/Aug/13
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rob look at lebron with 7'1" shaq in 2009. looks no more than 4-5 inches to me considering lebron comes up to shaqs eye. Also look at LeBron's footwear compared to shaqs. Shaq wears those extremely thick souled shoes and it looks it in this pic.
LeBron6 said on 10/Aug/13
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rob look at lebron with 7'1" shaq in 2009. looks no more than 4-5 inches to me considering lebron comes up to shaqs eye. Also look at LeBron's footwear compared to shaqs. Shaq wears those extremely thick souled shoes and it looks it in this pic.
LeBron6 said on 9/Aug/13
@carl
LeBron James and Tristan Thompson both with 6'1.75" kiree irving
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LeBron6 said on 9/Aug/13
@carl

footwear is unknown and lebron is leaning slightly while tristan thompson is standing straight up.
Viper said on 7/Aug/13
Lebron must be barefoot in that pic
Carl said on 29/Jul/13
LeBron with 6'7.5'' measured Tristan Thompson

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LeBron6 said on 28/Jul/13
@Joe

They couldn't and don't wear multiple pairs of socks during the pre draft combine as that could potentially hurt their performance in other things. Lying in bed for an extended period of time such as 12 hours isn't going to make a real difference to just getting a good 8-10 hour sleep before pre draft camp. So knowing that the average person fully stops growing between 18-21 yrs, I think it's to say that some these people who were drafted by age of 18 have grown since their pre draft measurements
Joe said on 22/Jul/13
@LeBron6

Pretty much all NBA players are measured barefoot at the pre-draft camp, so there isn't too much debate about their height. I have heard that some of them use techniques to measure out as tall as possible, such as wearing multiple pairs of thick socks or lying in bed for 12 hours the night before measurement day. I would take the pre-draft measurements to represent their absolute peak height. By night, most of them are probably at least an inch shorter.
LeBron6 said on 15/Jul/13
Rob you should add dwyane wade, kevin durant, dwight howard, kobe bryant, carmello anthony, and blake griffin.
Leo said on 14/Jul/13
This guy probably grew a few cm from the moment he was measured to pre draft camp since he's only 18 years old at that time. I would say he would be a full 6'8" now.
6\'1\" person said on 11/Jul/13
How come every profile of his height says that he Is 6'8"? You should remeasure him.
anan said on 7/Jul/13
LeBron is 6.7 without shoes 6.8 with shoes Height in nba with shoes
wiltonstilts said on 5/Jul/13
Im not an expert but i wouldnt be surprised if he was 6 08. Hes prolly 6 08 people at least the peak height!
Sense said on 3/Jul/13
Tim Duncan was 6'11 barefoot coming into the league.

The USA basketball picture is inaccurate. Kevin Love is 6'7.75, yet he holds his own with the 6'9.25 Anthony Davis and 6'9+ Kevin Durant.
Lillo Thomas said on 3/Jul/13
Magic johnson isn't 6-9 . Magic Johnson barefoot height is in the 6-7 range . He is the same height of lebron James . 6-7.25.
PLB said on 1/Jul/13
Zz said: What really counts in basketball is where your arms attach to your shoulders.

Very true. When I was living in San Francisco on Russian Hill I walked into our local Chinese laundry and there was Clifford Ray towering over me. Ray was 'only' 6'9" - kind of short for an NBA center, and I'm not a midget at 6'4". But he was immense. Very impressive. His head was barely above his shoulders. He was effectively as tall as the seven footers because of his odd skeletal structure.
kenyon martin said on 29/Jun/13
i have seen lebron james next to kevin durant in a picture.durant looked 3inches
taller than lebron.durant is 6.9 -6.10 barefoot.then lebron must be about 6.7
LeBron6 said on 27/Jun/13
Rob, look at this picture with 18 year old LeBron and 6'9 listed magic Johnson. LeBron has way worse posture and less footwear due to magic wearing dress shoes. If LeBron is only 6'7.25" then magic was less then 6'7".
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Xc said on 26/Jun/13
Durant's height isn't so much deflated as other player's heights are inflated. Unlike 99% of players in the league, he lists his height without shoes. Barefoot he's as tall as all 6'10" players and probably half of 6'11" players.

The USA basketball picture shows he's no more than 6'10.5" in shoes when you compare him to Davis and Love.
ia5 said on 24/Jun/13
he is a solid 6,8
Ozzy said on 23/Jun/13
@Mike: As I posted on 4/Jun/13: Here's Durant next to Davis who measured at 6'9.25" only a short time from when the picture was taken.

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It's not unlikely that Durant have grown, but I still don't think he's more than 6'10 flat w/o shoes. Some are still growing when they hit the twenties, some don't. I'm 6'3.25" and haven't grown since I was 19 (I was 155lbs then though, 190 now).
LeBron6 said on 23/Jun/13
LeBron with minimum 6'10''-6'11" Tim Duncan. Rob I'd say he looks at least 6'8" despite the camera advantage...what do you guys think?

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Sense said on 21/Jun/13
Wade is still at least 6'3 barefoot. He definitely looks in the 6'5 range on the court. He was pretty closely matched to the 6'5.25 barefoot Danny Green and looked nothing more than an inch shorter.
Looking at the after party pictures, Wade is towering over the 6'0 Drake, and the 6'1 Norris Cole.
LeBron is slouching and still at least 3 inches taller.
Balrog said on 20/Jun/13
Johno. 5in? Federer 6'0.5''? LeBron 6'6'' range? Are you serious?
HeghtDoctor said on 20/Jun/13
Lebron atleast 6'10 braaaaa
Mike said on 19/Jun/13
What does everyone on here think about Kevin durant's height? I would say barefoot he looks close to the 6-10 listing (which is rare in the nba since that is usually a height with shoes). I know he was measured at 6-9 w/o shoes, but he was 19 then so an inch of growth would not be absurd.
Ozzy said on 15/Jun/13
Haslem pretty much says it though: "I'm 6'6 3/4 - 6'7"
Johno said on 11/Jun/13
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Here is lebron with federer. I see 5 inches difference in height or could be slightly be more.

Rob has federer at 6'1.25, i estimate federer at 6'0.5 - 6'0.75 and lebron would be in the 6'6 range.
B said on 11/Jun/13
Lebron and Udonis Haslem both say Wade is 6'1'', but it could be an inside joke. (Haslem is also evasive about his own height.) I've never thought Wade looked 6'3.75'' barefoot though.

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Johno said on 10/Jun/13
He is about 3.5 inches taller then wade
Zz said on 4/Jun/13
Solid 6'7.5'' for Lebron, 6'8.5'' in shoes.

He plays much bigger than his height because he has very high shoulders and a short neck and head. What really counts in basketball is where your arms attach to your shoulders.
Ozzy said on 4/Jun/13
If you're going to use pics, use decent ones. No leaning, no different stance, no too low/high camera angle. Pics might fool you anyway, but team pics are the best by far for judging height. For now, these are the best out there:
Team USA 2012 (I find this very good because it's got Anthony Davis in it a matter of weeks after he was measured at pre-draft camp, so we can eliminate possible growth and thus know that he's 6'9.5" in this picture): Click Here

Team USA 2012:
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Dream Team:
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Zo, Ewing, Mutombo: Click Here
LeBron6 said on 2/Jun/13
Joe says on 15/Apr/13
I'm just over 6'8'' in the morning and about 6'7'' at night. I was slightly taller than Lebron when I met him, which makes sense because NBA height measurements are taken in the morning. Lebron is probably 6'7.5'' in the morning and about 6'6.5'' after a long day.

Depending on what he did and how early he was up compared to you, your posture and his posture, and the footwear. with these factored in he could easily measure out taller then you.
dman9500 said on 2/Jun/13
I'd say without shoes Lebron is exactly 6'7.
rdurr said on 29/May/13
I can only buy Lebron at 6'6.5 at night.
Tony said on 19/May/13
does anyone have the nba.com link that shows lebron james 6'7 and dwayne wade 6'3 without shoes measurements I saw it years ago and im trying to search for it
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Here is lebron with magic. Magic is quite clearly taller then lebron. Magic most people assume to be 6'7 but he wasn't much taller then 6'5 howard stern and clearly shorter then wrestler kevin nash.
Johno said on 18/May/13
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Lebron is about 1.25 inches taller then kobe bryant. Kobe himself was measured at 6'4.75 but out of barkley, jordan and kobe, kobe seems the shortest and all three were measured at 6'4.75.

So that would lebron at 6'6 but i'll give him half an inch and put him at 6'6.5. Lebron james was similar in height to magic johnson but if magic stood with full posture, he would edge lebron and magic himself isn't even much taller then jordan nor the 6'5 howard stern. Magic has been listed at 6'9, which was very, very silly. Magic doesn't even seem to edge 6'7 and lebron isn't taller then him.

Lebron is in the 6'6 range at best.

kobe 6'4 - 6'4.75
barkley 6'4.5 - 6'4.75
jordan 6'4.75 - 6'5
magic 6'6 - 6'7 at best
lebron 6'6 - 6'6.75
Johno said on 18/May/13
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Lebron is about 1.25 inches taller then kobe bryant. Kobe himself was measured at 6'4.75 but out of barkley, jordan and kobe, kobe seems the shortest and all three were measured at 6'4.75.

So that would lebron at 6'6 but i'll give him half an inch and put him at 6'6.5. Lebron james was similar in height to magic johnson but if magic stood with full posture, he would edge lebron and magic himself isn't even much taller then jordan nor the 6'5 howard stern. Magic has been listed at 6'9, which was very, very silly. Magic doesn't even seem to edge 6'7 and lebron isn't taller then him.

Lebron is in the 6'6 range at best.

kobe 6'4 - 6'4.75
barkley 6'4.5 - 6'4.75
jordan 6'4.75 - 6'5
magic 6'6 - 6'7 at best
lebron 6'6 - 6'6.75
Matty864 said on 8/May/13
Think Rob has it right on this one. If you look at pictures of Lebron next to 6'1 Obama and 6'3.5" Wade he looks to be a solid 6'7. No less, no more. Also he was measured at 6'7 without shoes at the nba draft combine at the age of 18 so there is no way he is under 6'7 flat
Lomax said on 21/Apr/13
Pothead said it correctly
jimmy said on 18/Apr/13
Johno says on 16/Apr/13
An inch taller then a weak 6'5 kobe bryant in most pictures. It would be very difficult for him to get to 6'7 let alone, 6'8.

Kobe 6'4.75
Lebron 6'6 - 6'6.5 ( most likely a flat 6'6)

Not a chance in hell that Lebron is under 6'7".
Johno said on 16/Apr/13
An inch taller then a weak 6'5 kobe bryant in most pictures. It would be very difficult for him to get to 6'7 let alone, 6'8.

Kobe 6'4.75
Lebron 6'6 - 6'6.5 ( most likely a flat 6'6 )
Joe said on 15/Apr/13
I'm just over 6'8'' in the morning and about 6'7'' at night. I was slightly taller than Lebron when I met him, which makes sense because NBA height measurements are taken in the morning. Lebron is probably 6'7.5'' in the morning and about 6'6.5'' after a long day.
Pothead said on 8/Apr/13
Also...I have seen 6"4 Dwade next to 6"2 Novak Djokovic at the Miami Masters...he looked at least 3 inches taller..either Novak is 6"1 with shoes..or Dwade is closer to 6"5 with shoes..therefore making Lebron DEFINITELY a legit 6"8 with shoes..since he has at least 4-5 inches on Dwade
Pothead said on 8/Apr/13
First of all..nobody is listed with his barefoot height. It's about your height in shoes rounded to the nearest inch. So if LeBron is 6ft 7.25 in and his shoes have 1 inch soles..he is 6ft 8.25 in..which is 6"8 rounded to the nearest inch. If he was 6 ft 7.5 in he would be 6 ft 8.50 with shoes..making him 6"9 rounded.
I am 5 ft 6.25 inches barefoot...but most people think I am a legit 5"7...weak 5"8.
David said on 8/Apr/13
Ozzy "Anywhere from 6'7"-6'8" seems right to me for James..."

Yeah, agree. The question is where in that range...
JBone said on 7/Apr/13
Whats going to blow everyone's mind is the Rim is only 9' 10" off the ground as well...
Dallas said on 4/Apr/13
lebron with his new shoes is 6'8" kevin Durant is 6'10"
Ozzy said on 3/Apr/13
Also for reference, Dwight Howard on his own height:

"The rules are different," Howard said. "When Shaq played, you could be more of a bulldozer down in the paint. Nowadays, you see it, if I hit somebody just a little bit, they call offensive foul. Plus, I'm 6 [feet] 9, 6-10. If I could play the way he played, it would be a lot of fun." Click Here
LeBron6 said on 1/Apr/13
Rob, Kevin Durant stated he was 6'9.75" barefoot. So LeBron is probably taller than 6'7.25"
jimmy said on 20/Mar/13
Kevin Durant is more than flat 6'9".He is a bit taller than Dwight Howard.Howard also doesn't look 2 full inches taller than Lebron.Lebron has around an inch on Carmelo Anthony who is 6'6" 1/2 - 6'7" barefoot.Lebron is sli taller than Ben Wallace who is a strong 6'7" guy.I can't see anything less for Lebron than 6'7" 1/2.
Lillo Thomas said on 12/Mar/13
Kevin durant also proves that Lebron James is a legit 6-7 . Nothing more . He got 2 inches on Lebron James .
Lillo Thomas said on 12/Mar/13
Kevin durant is the perfect guy to estimate other players height . He is one of few guys in the nba that claim his real height .He is taller than many 6-9 and 6-10 listed guys .
leo said on 10/Mar/13
kevin durant is more like 6'9.5" and lebron james 6'7" - 6'7.5".
andrew yu said on 26/Feb/13
lebron james is 6ft 9inch without shoes and he is taller than d wade 7.5inch durant is 6ft 10inch without shoes d wade is 6ft3.5inch noway 6ft 2inch can feet to him lebron is really tall but is taller than him an inch
Conti said on 26/Feb/13
Lebron James is 6'8 with basketball sneakers and 6'7 barefoot.
Mathew said on 16/Feb/13
CHI CITY says on 13/Feb/13
ive seen Joe Johnson up close in person...he is a legit 6'8.

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CHI CITY said on 13/Feb/13
ive seen Joe Johnson up close in person...he is a legit 6'8.
xEnt said on 10/Feb/13
6'8 the height of king james .
gugugygy said on 29/Jan/13
I am 6'3"
Lebron23 said on 26/Jan/13
Lebron is really 6'9 with his shoes on and 6'8 without his shoes on
Lebron said on 26/Jan/13
Lebron is really 6'9 with his shoes on and 6'8 without his shoes on
getting_taller said on 17/Nov/12
Look at this pics of the 2012 USA Basketball team, Lebrons top head reaches Durant eyebrow. I think Durants height is 6'10" he may have another 1 inch late growth spurt in his early 20s (predraft express states his height is 6'9" barefoot at age 19), Lebrons a legit 6'7" not 6'8". Notice how Durant is so close to height with 6'11" Chandler.

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dude said on 8/Nov/12
I'd say he is 6'9" in shoes. I have some Lebron's and the soles are very thick, plus the socks they wear I'd say he is 6'7.75" barefoot.
LeBron6 said on 18/Oct/12
Rob, listing LeBron at 6'7.25" wouldn't make any sense since Kevin Durant is likely over 6'9"
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I think LeBron at 6'8" and kevin durant at 6'9"-6'9.5" is a better guess since this listing throws everything off.
Knowledge said on 1/Oct/12
Tony you are 100% right.I know from my father who is 52 lost almost 2'.He was solid 6'4 around 30.Right now on a good day he isnt even 6'3.He has a good posture.

Back to the topic.I saw many pictures of lebron i can see him being full 6'8 on a good day.201cm-203cm range seems acceptable for him.However its highly unlikely he didnt grew even a little after 18.
Tony said on 21/Sep/12
if you guys look at height charts for men you will see that taller men(meaning over 190cm) begin shrinking a lot earlier than average men. On the growth chart taller men tend to start shrinking at about 30 years old, this is due to gravity and such pulling down more on taller peoples bodies. I would not be surprised if these NBA players began shrinking before they reached 30 due to their massiveness. You guys also do not take into account that one of the reasons these men were able to excel in basketball was because they matured faster than their fellow peers physically, so they were probably done growing sooner and probably did not grow much after 18.
matt678 said on 11/Sep/12
lebron 6 ft 7 1/2 and dwayne wade is a solid 6 foot 4 END OF STORY
LA said on 27/Aug/12
@Fanboy Kevin Love is a 6'10 powerfwd/center.. lebron is a big guy.. 6'8ish 250
LA said on 27/Aug/12
@Fanboy Kevin Love is a 6'10 powerfwd/center.. lebron is a big guy.. 6'8ish 250
jtm said on 26/Aug/12
so that means blake is actually around 6'8.
Shaun said on 25/Aug/12
A full 6'2" for Lochte is as doubtful now as 6'4" is for Phelps. JTM there is a video on youtube where Blake is formally measured barefoot first thing in the MORNING at 6'8.75" and being "depressed" as he wasn't 6'10. LeBron can look a full 6'8" a lot, he's pretty close. Hilarious though he is a "Small forward" in position
SqueezyD said on 24/Aug/12
The biggest exageration of height would be Dwight Howard's. Listed at 6'11, there are many videos and pictures proving that he is actually around 6'9.
Watch the presentation of Mitch Kupchak presenting him with his Lakers jersey. Mitch was listed at 6'9 and is probably as tall or taller than Dwight!
jtm said on 23/Aug/12
lebron was 6'7 in 2003 and he is still 6'7 in 2012.
5\'10 guy said on 20/Aug/12
this is ridicolous for the guy that says that d wade is 6'2 if you read the olympics article the model he is standing next too is 6'0 feet tall And she towers the rest of the olympians including Ryan Lochete ! like really towers him hes 6'2 and she probably has on 4 or 5 inch heels and hes barefoot.But dwade is still taller then her hes a solid 6'4 she even says it herself .He has her by 2 inches with his sneakers.
That\'s me said on 16/Aug/12
I saw LBJ up close And I'm 6'6 1/2 and he was probably about 2 inches taller than me
Bibi said on 12/Aug/12
Lebron is 6'6,5 199 cm DW is 6'2 188 cm end of story.
Fanboy said on 7/Aug/12
@Burr
Joe Johnson is 6'6.75 tall without shoes
Burr said on 5/Aug/12
Here's lebron standing next to Joe Johnson who has claimed to be 6'8

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Fanboy said on 5/Aug/12
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Kevin Love is 6'7.75 without Shoes and Lebron looks smaller than him. There is no way Lebron is 6 ft 8 without shoes.
LeBron6 said on 4/Aug/12
Rob please look at this pic with LeBron 6'8.75" pre draft measured blake griffin who is 6'10" in shoes. LeBron can't be 6'7.25". He looks atleast 6'8" in that shot. Can you list him at 6'8" rob?

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[Editor Rob: lebron looks a little bit nearer than the other guy in that one.]

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