How tall is Michael Jordan

Michael Jordan's Height

6ft 5in (196 cm)

American Basketball Legend. At age 18 he was being described as 6ft 4, and in the NBA regularly called 6ft 6, a height he himself claimed in 1994 "I'm 6-foot-6".


Michael with 5ft 8 NeYo
Photos by PR Photos / Keith Allison

You May Be Interested

Height of Charles Barkley
Charles Barkley
6ft 4.75in (195 cm)
Height of Dennis Rodman
Dennis Rodman
6ft 6.5in (199 cm)
Height of Allen Iverson
Allen Iverson
5ft 11in (180 cm)
Height of Shaquille O'Neal
Shaquille O'Neal
7ft 0.25in (214 cm)

Add a Comment 250 comments

Average Guess (92 Votes)
6ft 5.25in (196.2cm)
Canson said on 21/Jul/17
@Brad: it's very rare that they ynderlist someone on a pre draft with money on the line. That was just his actual walking height where he would measure in the afternoon. for him to be 6'7" peak would mean he's lost close to an inch at 31 which he hasn't. Melo for sure is the height they have him at on his pre draft. Look at him with Kobe he's looking 1.5" more. I saw him about a year and a half ago and that was at 31 years old so likely still in his peak and he didn't look but his draft height st most. He was never taller than that. He wasn't as tall as Lebron who is 6'7". He would be likely a full 6'7" out of bed tho.

Look at him with carlos boozer he's about 1.5 shorter then he's about identical with 6'6.25 Kyle korver
Canson said on 21/Jul/17
@Brad: it's very rare that they ynderlist someone on a pre draft with money on the line. That was just his actual walking height where he would measure in the afternoon. for him to be 6'7" peak would mean he's lost close to an inch at 31 which he hasn't. Melo for sure is the height they have him at on his pre draft. Look at him with Kobe he's looking 1.5" more. I saw him about a year and a half ago and that was at 31 years old so likely still in his peak and he didn't look but his draft height st most. He was never taller than that. He wasn't as tall as Lebron who is 6'7". He would be likely a full 6'7" out of bed tho.
Brad said on 19/Jul/17
Those draft measures are all over the place. 6-7 for Melo early career.
Canson said on 14/Jul/17
@Brad:

Click Here

I don't always trust the draft measurements but his for sure I trust. That's exactly how he looked in person too. I'm 6'5-6'5 1/8 out of bed and 6'4 1/4-3/8 at night. I'd estimate him to be 1.5-2" taller than me. I'd give him 6'7" out of bed and between 6'6-6'6.25 at his lowest (he is a bit taller so may lose more height than me).

I played against him when he was in high school (he went to Towson catholic) outside of Baltimore and to Oak Hill Academy. I'm a few years older but he was more like 6'5" later in high school. When I played him earlier on maybe 6'4" (he was about my height) then I saw him when he played up in the DC area when he went to Oak Hill and was definitely 6'5" his junior or senior year.
Brad said on 13/Jul/17
I hope Mr. Melo doesn't come back to Denver. I thought he was taller than 6' 6". Wonder if Spike has a going away party for the Melo Man. I still got my '70 Knicks knit cap. Cazzie from the corner "good" (Marv Albert call).
Canson said on 13/Jul/17
@Brad: as for Deandre Jordan I can see his NBA pre draft 6'9.75 maybe dipping to 6'9.5 as a low but not less. As for Melo I stood right next to Him at a restaurant about a year and a half ago and he look s exactly as listed on his pre draft 6'6.25 (worst case is maybe he's 6'6 1/8 at his lowest) best case max if I was off 199 flat. As My wife and a couple others near us said he's between 1.5-2" taller than I am. That's rare because I've seen other players and heard other players aren't as tall as the draft measurement claims. But guys I played with in high school such as Keith Bogans he looked around his listed barefoot height 6'4.25 (he's practically my height maybe a fraction shorter at most) Caron Butler (is 1/2"-1" taller than me and he's listed 6'5.25) Larry Johnson I didn't play with but he looked close to his 6'5.5 but I'd say he's confidently closer to 6'5 than he is 6'6" as he was 2cm to 1" taller taller than me and looked identical with my 6'5.25 friend in their pic with Starks. Looking at him when I shook hands with him I would've said right directly in between is fair. I'm a solid 194 cm in the afternoon (6'4 3/8). But That should put in perspective Melo is about the same with MJ he's more than just one inch taller. That is why I also mentioned Jordan is 6'4.5ish
Brad said on 12/Jul/17
Damn close to 60 looking 38. Carmelo Anthony....how tall is he?
Canson said on 10/Jul/17
@Brad: how old are you? I figured you were younger like 30s or 40s
S.J.H said on 10/Jul/17
Rob, i think Carmelo Anthony and DeAndre Jordan worth an adding here?
Canson said on 9/Jul/17
@Christian: he mentioned 6'6" somewhere whether it's at his lowest not sure but even if it is it makes sense because I doubt MJ was wearing the same shoe as him he likely had a footwear advantage on Brad which would account for the half inch or so. Brad in a worn pair of Chuck's even if they are new makes him 6'6 3/8-5/8 in shoes. I saw below that he said he had Jordan by an inch so pending shoes for MJ that would make Jordan probably around 6'5.5 or so in shoes That's where the difference is I bet. I am on the same page as you MJ is 6'4.5 barefoot
Brad said on 9/Jul/17
I was probably 1/2" inch taller than 6-6 a few decades ago. He's still 6-5.
Christian-196.5cm (6ft5 3/8) said on 8/Jul/17
@Brad

You never actually told us your height though. How else would we know exactly how tall you are when you're keep saying that Jordan's a strong 6'5"? It's likely that you're about 6'5.5" if you had an inch on Jordan.
even said on 8/Jul/17
6 foot 5
Canson said on 8/Jul/17
@Brad: if it's less than 1/2" it means you're possibly 6'6 3/8. If you're an inch over Jordan that means he's 6'5 1/4-1/2 in shoes. meaning he's likely 6'4.5 barefoot, which makes more sense as he's a 6'6" listing in shoes.
Brad said on 7/Jul/17
Worn out Chucks I wear cause I hate my height. No 1/2", less, I feel pebbles. He was a gambler/golfer big time there for years, now he just stays in Martin County Florida golfing. Needs to dump that big crib in Illinois. Strong 6' 5", smirk smile.
Canson said on 7/Jul/17
If he were really 6'5" at his lowest he would be easily above 6'6" in his sneakers or dress shoes around 6'6.5 in some. and be above 6'7" in sneaks earlier in the day. Looks more like 197-198 in his sneaks hence a "rounded up" 6'6" NBA listing. 196-196.5 out of bed 194-194.5 at his lowest
Christian-196.5cm (6ft5 3/8) said on 22/Jun/17
@Brad

Maybe you had footwear disadvantage. Chuck Taylors are pretty thin shoes, so that's maybe why you preceived him to be strong 6'5".
Canson said on 22/Jun/17
@Brad: assuming you're 6'6" at your lowest, means if he has more footwear on than you (1"+ and you have 1/2"), that you likely have more than an inch on him? More like 1.5"
Liberty183.3 said on 21/Jun/17
He looks 198.
Brad said on 21/Jun/17
Had him by an inch a few times in Vegas. I was in worn out Chuck Taylors each time. Always has been a strong 6-5 guy.
Canson said on 20/Jun/17
@Johnson: That's not the best pic. Salinas may actually be 184/185 in a diff pic not 187/188. As Christian highlighted Jordan in bare feet by celebheights standards is 194 range. The most I could see him after 5 hours would be maybe 194.5ish and that's assuming 194.3 is his lowest (anyone could lose a fraction thereafter). Christian is right if that were a clear pic I'd have said he's barely or almost 6' as well.
Christian-196.5cm (6ft5 3/8) said on 15/Jun/17
@Johnson

Nowhere near 188 or 187. I see an easy 12cm difference (without knowing their shoes), so Jordan being 194.3 puts Salinas at 182.
Johnson said on 15/Jun/17
Michael Jordan with footballer Julio Salinas (listed 188, but I list him 187)

Click Here
Abhishek said on 13/Jun/17
It does not matter
Canson said on 10/Jun/17
@Height: Barkley with Magic. This picture doesn't have a lot of perspective but neither does Barkley Pique. This one favors Barkley more and he's still shorter

Click Here
Canson said on 10/Jun/17
@SJH: I can def see that. All I was saying was Pippen isn't over 6'7" and tbh can look 200cm range as well. He looks only around full 2" over Jordan at times but others it's 2.5".

@Height: I respect your opinions as well! Our estimates aren't that far off really. I don't think Boozer is that close to 6'8" tho. Most in the NBA have said he's closer to 6'7".

As for Durant they overplay his height. He is 6'9" range just with some change. He's near 6'11" in shoes

As for Barkley and Pique your picture is no good. You said it with my picture of Magic and Barkley which is totally accurate height difference of 2.5-3" it shows it on the HOF intro for Reggie miller (I posted it a while back). It lines up with their Olympic measurements. As I mentioned the pique Barkley shot anyone here who is unbiased will agree (SJH has said before on another occasion with another picture actually) that if you were to switch Barkley and pique that Pique would appear to be taller than Barkley.
Height said on 9/Jun/17
Canson, I respect your opinion, I think I have been one of the few unbiased posters who post good pictures, and as much as you say that the pictures I use favor certain players, sometimes they are the only ones available.

I do see the subtle differences from all that I have watched between Melo and Pippen and Rodman, not only from a couple of pictures or videos I use as an example.

The pictures of Magic and Pippen and the videos of Barkley, Pippen and Rodman, although not conclusive, they give you a general idea that:

1. Pippen and Magic are pretty much the same height
2. Pippen is noticeably taller than Rodman
3. Barkley is noticeably taller than Pique and Harden

They serve for the purpose of proving that there is more than 2.5 cm between Barley and Piqué, Harden and that Pippen has an evident advantage on Rodman.

I am not saying Pippen is close to 6'8" if you read my last messages, all I am saying is that he is pretty much the same height as Magic (over 6'7": between 201.5 cm / 6'7.3 - 201.75 cm/ 6'7.4'). Boozer is taller than Pippen on my list too, he is taller than what you mention, my estimate is more accurate as he has always been very similar in height to Malone.

Add to the Rodman videos these couple of videos vs Wilkins (who is about 199 cm):

Click Here

Click Here

I honestly don't think they're pretty much the same, I see significant advantage over Wilkins.

Kukoc is only a little more than and inch shorter than 212cm Vlade Divac, probably 4cm. That 6'9" height for him is what he said he was to scouts when trying out for NBA teams in 1990, because he wanted to play SF / Point Forward and not PF. His case was similar to what Happened to Kevin Durant. This comes straight from his own mouth:

"In NBA circles I am 6'9". I've always preferred to say that I am a 6'9" Small Forward, because it is a height that fits in that position. If I had said that I actually measured more, they would have started to say that I was a power forward. " (translated that from a Spanish interview.)

Kukoc can look as tall as 209cm, but I believe he is 208 cm (6'9.89) or 208.5 cm at his lowest.
S.J.H said on 9/Jun/17
@Canson

You're right! But i atually think Pippen were more on 6'7 a chance
Canson said on 8/Jun/17
Height:

Carmelo I've met and he is 198-199 I agree (actually may be more like 198.5-199). Melo is taller than penny is. Penny measured a solid 6'6" barefoot I agree 197.75-198.25 prob for him not melo. I'll give him that only because he looks it with others. But Your video of rod man and Pippen is no good and your method of observing and throwing cms out of nowhere may work for some but not all players unless you have a good picture with them and that video is not a good picture of them. Or unless you've seen them. Pippen is not an inch taller than rodman is imho. Look at the hall of fame induction as well as them overseas they have about the same difference with Horace grant. Some pics rodman looks taller some pippen can look a lot taller if he is favored or some 1/2" or the same height. Pippen is not as tall as Magic imho. I don't think either is 202cm. Magic at 201 I can see maybe 201-202. But also Google the pic with Jeff sanders and Barack Obama Pippen is an shorter than Sanders who is 6'8 "NBA listed" so that tells me pippen is nowhere near 6'8" as well. As for Carmelo being taller than pippen or vice versa, how do you see a difference because I sure can't? And I don't mean a picture that favors pippen I mean one where they are on the playground they look almost identical if anything it can go either way. Lastly Boozer is not 202-202.5 tops he is closer to 202 barefoot. Boozer is taller than pippen. As for pippen and Lebron I think they're the same height. Both weak 6'7- full 6'7" at their lowest (meaning away from the combine) 6'6.75-6'7".

Lastly Kukoc: if he's 208? (We don't know). He was 6'9" overseas. I'd go 207 for him and 200-201 (tops) for Pippen. I've seen people comment that Pippen is 6'7" in shoes before so don't buy that he's 6'7.5 barefoot. They wouldn't list a guy that tall at only 6'7" for 75% of his career like they did him (he didn't become 6'8" until after a year or so in Portland). In some pics with pippen and kukoc both retired it's 3" in some maybe 2.5" But I doubt he's 208 if he was listed 6'9" overseas.

Here are my estimates below and I agree with you in some tho! Im actually extremely close on others to be honest and chances are we're prob both close to accurate.

Kukoc: 207cm 6'9.5
Grant: 205.5-206 6'9solid
Pippen: 200 imho 6'6.75
Malone: 202.5-203 6'7.75-6'8
Rodman: 198.8-199.3 6'6.25-6'6.5
Boozer: 202cm 6'7.5
Lebron: agreed 200 6'6.75
Melo: 198.5-199cm 6'6.25 (looked about that).
Penny: 198cm (6'6")
Miller: 197-198 (6'5 5/8-6'6)
Harper: 6'5.25 196-196.5
Kobe: 195 (6'4.77)
Barkley: 194.5-195cm 6'4 5/8
Jordan: 194-194.5 6'4.5
Height said on 7/Jun/17
Canson,

Pippen has always been taller than Penny, Carmelo, LeBron and Rodman. If there is someone he doesn't edge by much in that list is LeBron.

Kukoc was always about 6 cm-7 cm taller than Scottie, not 3 full inches...


Pippen has always edged Rodman by seemingly 1 inch:

Click Here

Click Here


All the players you've listed from taller to shorter:

Toni Kukoc (208 cm)
Horace Grant (205 cm)
Karl Malone (203 cm- 203.5 cm)
Carlos Boozer (202.5 cm - 203 cm)
Scottie Pippen (201.5 cm -201.75 cm)
LeBron James (200 cm)
Dennis Rodman (199 cm -199.5 cm)
Anfernee Hardaway (198 cm -198.5 cm)
Carmelo Anthony (198 cm - 198.25 cm)
Canson said on 5/Jun/17
Pippen doesn't look noticeably taller than Penny Hardaway, Height. And with Rodman in many pics can go either way. Depends on who the camera favors. Rod man looks taller at times than him and next to Horace grant there is no visible difference in how pippen measures against a legit 6'9" guy barefoot than Rodman at 199cm peak measures next to Grant. Look at Pippen next to Kukoc. Kukoc was only listed 6'9-6'10 overseas and he looks at good 3" taller than Scottie. I'd say kukoc is closer to 6'10 since he looks taller than grant does too a bit. But not 6'11. He was 24-25 when he crossed the Atlantic and doubt this side of the water made him Amat taller it's just that he's in shoes listed like the rest of the NBA players are. I agree Pippen is fraction taller than Penny or Rodman I'd imagine but at most it's maybe a couple cm and that's on Hardaway not Rodman. 6'7.5 would easily make pippen 6'9" in shoes. People that comment on his YouTube video where he dunked on Ewing say he's 6'7 in shoes (I take that to be 6'7.5 in shoes however if that's as low as he is). Had he really been that tall he'd have been listed like Magic is. With rod man it's max 1/2. He isn't as tall as Magic prime (it's close I agree) but pippen at 202 would make him as tall as Carlos boozer when Boozer is about dead even or very close with Karl Malone and Malone edged pippen well. pippen also was listed 6'7" prime on the bulls and rockets he would've been 6'8" from the get go (not when he went to Portland) if he were that tall. Pippen really doesn't look taller than Lebron and not much different with Carmelo Anthony the same 1/2" or maybe 2cm difference Lebron has on melo
Canson said on 5/Jun/17
@Rising force: no sweat! Height and I argue that way too but I respect him the same and enjoy debating with him as well as you!
Canson said on 5/Jun/17
@Rising force: hill is 6'7" barefoot and he's taller than pippen is by a hair. Pippen is not any taller than penny in the all star pic and penny is at most a solid 6'6" that's what he measured at the combine if it were higher he would've been listed 6'6.5 they didn't do 1/4 or 3/4 back then. Pippen at most is a solid 6'7. Looks more 200cm tho
Height said on 3/Jun/17
Canson, the 6'6.5" for Pippen (nonsense by the way) is just part of that same poor olympic article which knocked off 2 inches from players and had Bird at 6'7", David Robinson at 6'11", etc.

It doesn't make sense that Pippen has always looked the same height as Magic (as in the pictures I posted), yet some insist it's impossible for him to be in the 6'7-6'7.5" range.
RisingForce said on 2/Jun/17
Thanks, Canson, I appreciate it and if I've crossed any lines then I apologize as well. Neither of us can say at all what's in the other person's head or why they believe what they believe. When either of us do it, it's probably arrogant on both of our parts. In Selleck's case, we're talking 1/2", which has no bearing on his career and isn't much to shave off if he had some sort of height complex. For Barkley, I posted a quote where he even talked about how his accomplishments were more impressive at 6'4". And the fact that he ever claimed a plain old 6'4" shows he will downgrade himself, but in his case, the motive is obvious and it's a bigger downgrade than Selleck's potential one. I don't rule out Selleck being 6'4", btw, but unlike Barkley who I never see actually looking under 6'5", I have seen Selleck look no taller than 6'3.5", even in the 80s and early 90s. There's not really the same discrepancy with Selleck. I just assume he's a man who when precise said 6'3.5", but then other times rounded to a full number like everyone else.

As for Pippen, he looks taller than just an NBA 6'7" to me. But even if they only did have halves then why give him a 1/2" if he were 6'7" flat. Pippen looks almost identical to Grant Hill in the '96 all-star photo side by side. It looks spot on, imo. Some people might call a 6'7.5" just 6-foot-7. Maybe his nephew is guessing or maybe Pippen has shrunk half an inch. A survey done years ago showed the average man lost 0.4" by age 50 and Pippen is 51 now(sounds weird, doesn't it?!) With that back surgery of his, plus knee surgery and that nasty ankle injury that f*cked up what was looking like his best season in '96, I wouldn't doubt a half inch loss at all. It's unlikely we'll settle this definitively since a half inch is tough to spot and can easily look to vary in photos, but either way, that would still make Barkley 6'5"-6'5.5" as I saw 1.5" or 2" depending on the photo.

Btw, for home measurements, I have seen obvious errors. Jean-Claude Van Damme's mother apparently measured him 177 cm on TV, but there's no way. He's a 174-175 cm guy, especially by that time. I don't buy the supposed 179.5 cm measurement for Orlando Bloom's wax figure either. He looks no more than about 178 to me. So you see in general, I mostly go by what I think they look. It's always just my opinion, I never delude myself into thinking otherwise, well, not on this subject anyway! If I think it could go either way, then I may make an assumption like Selleck rounding up from 6'3.5" to 6'4" sometimes or stating the precise figure other times. I do have a hard time believing 5'10" Swayze can look as close as he did to a legit 6'4" man even with a slouch. I look at John Lithgow with Michael C. Hall on Dexter and the difference is quite striking, though Hall isn't a boot guy like Swayze. But even 6'3" Jimmy Smits could look not too far off.

The one I could see you being right on is Kobe, 6'4.75"-6'5" seems a pretty good range, but I still have problems with some of his taller appearances like the 2008 Olympic pic with 195 cm Redd, with Magic at Michael Jackson's memorial service and Obama. I think Jordan is basically identical to Kobe and you know my estimate for Barkley. I think he's likely the tallest of the 3.
Canson said on 30/May/17
Agreed rising force. I apologize as well. But I must say I agree with robs estimate for Barkley more so. I don't say he's a flat 6'4 but I'm between 6'4/6'5. I agree with Christian that he walks at 194.5-.6 like his olympic measurement. Meaning he could be 6'4.5 at his lowest but for continuity I'll keep him 6'4 5/8 and Jordan 6'4.5 tops. Kobe looks the full 195 if any of them do next to butler and from what someone else who has met Kobe said he's 6'5. Same person met Jordan and had him a little shorter same with Barkley. He said those two were closer with me so maybe Kobe was in more footwear. I make my comparisons tho (not what you accused me of making people my own height) but based off logic. I know the pre drafts aren't accurate in all cases. Think if you are a prospect and you list yourself taller to make money or they lost you taller . The Olympic measurements have no bearing that Barkley received because he was just that an Olympian who already had a hall of fame career even in 92. You also made a comment about selleck saying why would he downgrade himself? Same goes for Barkley why would he when the NBA and players etc know how tall he is they would've called him out and said he's downplaying most say he's closer to 6'4 than 6'5 but I can also dare to say the solid 6'4" is just then saying he isn't really 6'6". Most people who were older would call themselves 6'4 at 6'4.5 or 6'2 at 6'2.5 but today height skewing doesn't afford for that.

However looking at your numbers Scottie pippen I've seen that number before 6'6.5 never 6'7.75. Pippen isn't significantly taller than rodman is if at all (maybe 1/2" or so). If pippen was 6'7.5 he would've been listed at 6'8" minimum. He was 6'7" on a rockets or bulls roster and 6'8 with Portland in his shoes. Pippen's nephew even called him 6'7" not 6'8" when he was comparing him to himself (he's 6'4" btw). But Look closely at pics. Blake griffin is noticeably taller than pippen is in a pic. Having met Caron butler more than once and played against him, and him standing at most at 196cm in person, I can say Blake next to him or a 6'9.75 deandre Jordan he isn't anything remotely close to 6'8.5 or .75. Caron has been 6'5 since he was in high school as he once said on twitter I believe and five or six years back when he played in DC he still is. Blake looks 202cm and looking at when he was measured (less than 20 minutes after waking) and with thick hair (remember he was guessed by the lady training him 6'5/6'6). Nobody guesses a legit 6'9 like he calls himself that low. He looks 2" shorter than DJ and about an inch taller than matt Barnes (6'6.5/.75). Not to mention they posted a pic on a website of Blake next to a 6'10 female and he was 2-3" shorter. And in pics Blake is no taller than Kevin love either. So pippen unfortunately isn't 6'7.5 like he was listed in his draft. Also remember when you look at those draft listings that you only see 1/2" or full inch maybe prior to 2000. Do you think every person measures perfectly half or full when they are measured? With stake in the game they would likely boost a 6'7.1 or to .5 regardless of what time of the day it is so that could easily put pippen a bit lower at evening not to mention puppet has had multiple surgeries. Remember Pippen didn't go to a very prestigious school or wasn't highly touted yet managed a 5th pick still. The listings and degree of inflation are based on what position they play. So a guy who is a small power forward like Barkley is would get more benefit than a normal sized 6'4.5 2guard like Jordan who also got listed 6'6" yet they came out the same height which leads me to believe if Barkley were really 6'5.5 he'd have easily been 6'7. Clarence weatherspoon was a 6'5-6'6 power forward listed 6'7. But for pippen He could've been a guy who was 6'7" or over then a lost a fraction but I'll give him 6'7 today tops no higher as he doesn't look much taller than Carmelo Anthony does in pics together. Melo is another properly listed player as he is 198-199 in person when I've seen him
RisingForce said on 29/May/17
The archive searches suck now, so I may not be able to find it anymore. I've certainly never seen a 6'6.5". As for Mullin, his 6'7" listing was probably in shoes. I give him 6'5.5"-6'6". You missed the point of what I'm saying, Canson. My point was that clearly you're trying to convince me since Rob still lists Barkley at your estimate instead of mine, yet you're not presenting any of the kind of evidence I find the least bit compelling. But that's not at all a valid argument for you being right on Barkley either since by that logic I'm right on Jordan and you're wrong on him as I tend to more or less agree with Rob's 6'5" listing for him. With no disrespect instead as I think Rob is excellent at what he does, I do maintain that Barkley at under 6'5" doesn't add up with the other listings on this site. So if you're trying to convince me, then you're wasting both our time if you don't present photographic or video evidence to support your assertions. Also, I think we started off some time back with generally nice, civil discussions, but I think it's drifting lately, so let's try to keep this friendly, respectful and light since it's really unimportant whether Barkley is 6'5.5" or 6'4.75". Just avoid anything personal, telling my what is in my head or that I'm bad at estimating height and I'll show you the same respect.
Height said on 29/May/17
Scottie Pippen is pretty much the same height as Magic Johnson (somewhere in the 201.3 cm-201.9 cm range). He even "towers" Chris Mullin who is a little taller than a flat 6'5" (196cm-196.2 cm probably)

Click Here

Also a god friend of mine met Scottie at the airport last year and told me he was well over the 200 cm mark:
Canson said on 29/May/17
@Rising force: that should tell you something it rob's estimates are closer. That the numbers you put out are higher than what they are.
Canson said on 29/May/17
Rising force: I've never seen a 6'7.75. I've seen 6'7.5 and 6'6.5 for pippen but if you know where it is please let me know
Bard said on 29/May/17
How the hell is his brother below average height while he's 6'5 lol
RisingForce said on 28/May/17
Canson, as Ronald Reagan would say "there ya go again." Maybe Pippen is 6'7.25", but your case is not strong at all, your comparing him to a whole group of guys who weren't measured and are using that to somehow invalidate Pippen's measurement? Actually, I've seen 6'7.75" listings for Pippen in old '87 newspapers. You're often just giving your estimates for other players and assuming I agree. Pippen looks every bit his measured height here: Click Here Noticeably taller than Glen Rice who is around 6'7", possibly slightly under. And an even stronger advantage over a roughly 6'6" Drexler, and he always looks like that with Drexler. In fact, even if Drexler is only 6'5.5", Pippen still looks comfortably over 6'7" whenever I've seen them together. Chris Mullin, also listed 6'7" was undobutedly an easy 1.5"-2" shorter than Pippen. Instead of declaring things, back up your case. Otherwise, this is getting tedious. I'm not even sure who your trying to convince either. Rob's listings on these NBA players are typically in line with your estimate, not mine.
Canson said on 27/May/17
Rising force: There is no way pippen is really 6'7.5 barefoot. Look at him next to Karl Malone Larry bird or magic. He's not as tall as Magic is let alone the other two. Look at the pic with president Obama and Jeff sanders and sanders himself is a listed 6'8". Even if both stood straight pip is still shorter than sanders. He may be 6'7" that's at absolute most and he's at least full 2" taller than Jordan is if you see other pics. A 1987 pre draft measurement when they didn't measure anything but 1/2 or a full inch isn't that reliable. Anything over 6'7" would've been pushed up to 1/2". Keep in mind pippen has had multiple surgeries like Peyton manning has like knee back (herniated discs). Keep in mind Horace grant is 6'9" and toni kukoc barefoot 6'9-6'10 and both are more than 1.5 or 2" taller than pippen. Kukoc overseas was listed 6'9 and 6'10.?he got his 6'11 in the NBA in shoes and came here as a fully grown adult
oke said on 24/May/17
imo he is physically more similar to lebron than Kobe except maybe in length one of the most legitimate 6"6 maybe adding an inch while being bald
Christian-196.5cm (6ft5 3/8) said on 23/May/17
@RisingForce

I still won't put Jordan at over 195, much less 196 or 197. 6'4.5"-6'4.75" is very possible.
Spencer said on 21/May/17
Solid 6'5 peak. 6'5.5
RisingForce said on 17/May/17
Jordan can indeed look near 6'5.5" with Obama, much like Kobe did and a height Jordan looked near with Dwyane Wade. But Jordan is basically identical in height to Kobe, but no taller: Click Here There should at least be a 1/4" upgrade or downgrade with one or the other. Really, I think it's more likely Kobe is a 6'5" guy who might drop to 6'4.75" at his lowest, or Vanessa undermeasured him a bit. Also, Jordan is definitely not taller than Barkley, really, he's shorter as you can see the majority of the time they're together, including the '92 Dream Team photo, but evening them up would at least be better. Jordan usually looked around 6'5"-6'5.5" with 6'7.5" Pippen such as back to back here: Click Here and 6'6.5"-6'7" Rodman. The average guess looks about right in the back to back pic with Pippen.
Canson said on 8/May/17
Don't know What to tell you Johnson. Vernon Davis also at 6'3.25 looks very tall next to Obama surprisingly so maybe more Obama isn't a full 6'1" and the angle with Jordan as he's 194/195
Johnson said on 7/May/17
@Canson @Rob and company

Why does Jordan look so tall compared with Obama who is legit 6'1??. If Obama is solid 185 MJ appears rather 197 than 196. Look when he is putting him the medal

Click Here
Canson said on 24/Apr/17
Click Here

Two posters here say he's 6'4" or so. My guess is just that he measures a bit over 6'5" out of bed and 6'4.5 at his lowest and prob no lower than 194cm.
Canson said on 18/Apr/17
@Duhon: to be fair and honest I cannot tell how much is between them now I would've thought a full inch may not be but isn't more than an inch either. I also saw a pic with Karl Malone and Jordan where they're next to each other and they look almost the same minus the obvious shoulder difference and we know Malone is taller than Scottie pippen and Rodman are both and at least 3" taller than Jordan if not more. I would've posted the pic but the link is no good anymore. The angles will make people close in height especially an inch or less diff appear similar just like it did Malone and Jordan in that pic. If you google Michael jordan Karl Malone you'll see it. The pic below with MJ and Dr J looks maybe an inch worst maybe 2cm.

Click Here
Duhon said on 17/Apr/17
Canson said on 16/Apr/17
See his retirement year with the Wiz against Philly in 03. Doc was an inch taller just about and that's a well aged Doc so makes Jordan 6'4" range. Yes out of bed Jordan I believe is over 6'5" maybe 6'5.25

In their respective primes there wasn't a full inch between Jordan and Dr.J. Click Here

If not for Doc's significantly thicker hair there you'd be hard pressed to estimate the difference.
Canson said on 16/Apr/17
@Shiva: no I have not met the man. I'm going off how he looks on camera against others and from multiple people who have met him on the internet who have said 6'4ish as well as two people who I know have met him say 6'4/6'5. Yes all of that could be true. However what if I had met him and he were the relaxed one and I had been on my feet or vice versa? It works both ways. He was described by pat Riley who had also met and coached against him that said he's 6'4.5 when drafted. Not to mention looks close to an inch shorter than Julius Erving most of the time. See his retirement year with the Wiz against Philly in 03. Doc was an inch taller just about and that's a well aged Doc so makes Jordan 6'4" range. Yes out of bed Jordan I believe is over 6'5" maybe 6'5.25
shiva 181 cms said on 16/Apr/17
@canson, how could you particularly tell Michael Jordan's height even up to an mm ,did you meet him, even meeting him we couldnt tell properly (i mean he could have been relaxed and you could be standing all day) or is he measured accurately up to an mm ,well you did use 1/8" increase or decrease , imo we can't judge 1/8" just by looking,heck even a pimple over your head could contribute to 1/8" increase or even excess weight could knock off a fraction , my conclusion is 1/8" or even higher accurate measurement are not at all reliable I mean same person could measre a1/8" lower or higher at his low
shiva 181 cms said on 16/Apr/17
@canson, how could you particularly tell Michael Jordan's height even up to an mm ,did you meet him, even meeting him we couldnt tell properly (i mean he could have been relaxed and you could be standing all day) or is he measured accurately up to an mm ,well you did use 1/8" increase or decrease , imo we can't judge 1/8" just by looking,heck even a pimple over your head could contribute to 1/8" increase or even excess weight could knock off a fraction , my conclusion is 1/8" or even higher accurate measurement are not at all reliable I mean same person could measre a1/8" lower or higher at his low
Canson said on 16/Apr/17
@Christian: yes. I was saying what I did in response to Shane saying that someone can lose (as he does on occasion) a full inch in a day. I myself have lost over an inch before but it's not typical. I don't believe Jordan does regularly either. Jordan at 196.2 out of bed 194.3 at his lowest maybe an 1/8" in either direction makes the most sense to me
Christian-196.9cm(6ft5.5)Noon said on 15/Apr/17
Canson's partially correct. I don't think Jordan loses a full inch on a normal day, however he may if after a long day of strenuous excercise.
Canson said on 14/Apr/17
@Butt Checker: that comment makes no sense. Who are you referring to or what are you referring to?
Butt checker 6'3 said on 14/Apr/17
Canson,you don't know anything about 1/4 or 1/3 inches until you measure them at their low
Canson said on 14/Apr/17
@Shane: who do you think would be taller between MJ and Kobe? I'd say the latter imho. I can see Kobe the full or near 195 at his low whereas Jordan is my height imho or maybe only a small fraction taller like 2-3mm. Both 6'5 plus out of bed tho
Canson said on 14/Apr/17
Shane you're correct and I didn't phrase it correctly. I meant in a normal day. If you are height out of bed is 6'2" you're true height shouldn't be below 6'1 should be about 6'1.25. The sub 6'1" is prob an extreme low for you. The most I've lost in a day is maybe 1.05" as I wake to 6'5.08 and have gotten to a whisker above 6'4" on an absolute low day. My "true" height is 6'4.33. I can see Jordan going down to 6'4.25 after a longer day too.
Canson said on 13/Apr/17
Click Here
Shane said on 13/Apr/17
@Canson have to disagree with you saying no guy his size loses a full inch. As you know I'm 6'2" barefoot and sometimes lose a full inch or slightly over unfortunately. So people 3 inches taller than me certainly can lose as much.
Canson said on 13/Apr/17
@KH: I agree. Hence below where I mentioned what I did about Kobe and MJ if they had sneakers on most would assume to be 6'5" as is. I think the reason for the debate is how people are listed here 1/4 1/2 3/4 increments. If someone measures like 6'4.5 at their lowest they may claim either truthfully. Have seen it work both ways. 1/4" is not hard to tell it's impossible almost but 1/2" is easy back to back
KH said on 12/Apr/17
6'5 is pretty close. I dont get arguing about half and quarter inches. Stand next to someone a quarter to half inch taller or shorter then you unless you stand back to back it will be very hard for someone to say who is taller definitively using the naked eye.
Canson said on 12/Apr/17
Out of bed 196.2 (6'5.25)
Before bed 194.3 (6'4.5)

No guy his size loses a full inch
shiva182cms said on 11/Apr/17
Michael Jordan's height

6'5.75 (197-198cms) out of bed
6'4.75(195cms) before bed
Borats Chicken said on 10/Apr/17
Rob,
how tall was he at 16? 5'10 or 5'11?
Duhon said on 9/Apr/17
Michael next to 6'2.5" Steve Franchis Click Here Click Here
Canson said on 8/Apr/17
@Duhon:

Click Here
Canson said on 5/Apr/17
@Christian: I agree also based on how Pat Riley said MJ was measured when he was drafted. My best guesses are

Kobe 196.5-197 out of bed/ 194.75-195 evening (similar likely to Cam newton)

Jordan 196-196.5 out of bed/ 194.25-194.5 evening (similar to Colin kapernick but maybe a hair taller)

Conceivably If either said 6'5" esp in their sneaks adding around 1.2-1.4" they'd both look it in person
Duhon said on 4/Apr/17
Canson said on 4/Apr/17
@Borats: 6'4.75 is what he was initially listed until someone pleaded with Rob to changing it saying "oh he's only the greatest athlete of all time". He was measured 6'4.5 when he came in the league (afternoon height likely) and still is

Do you have a source for that height measurement claim?

Also that's quite the slight at Rob for assuming he'd change a height listing due to the pleading of one site user. There are many pages here where fans plead for Rob to change the height listing and he won't unless he himself believes in that height.
Christian-196.2cm (6ft5.25) said on 4/Apr/17
Canson said on 4/Apr/17
@Borats: 6'4.75 is what he was initially listed until someone pleaded with Rob to changing it saying "oh he's only the greatest athlete of all time". He was measured 6'4.5 when he came in the league (afternoon height likely) and still is

-------

Yes. Rob still has Jordan listed taller than Kobe, when it should be the opposite.
Canson said on 4/Apr/17
@Borats: 6'4.75 is what he was initially listed until someone pleaded with Rob to changing it saying "oh he's only the greatest athlete of all time". He was measured 6'4.5 when he came in the league (afternoon height likely) and still is
Borats Chicken said on 4/Apr/17
rob, what was the height before he was 6'5?
Chris said on 3/Apr/17
I saw a documentary saying his dad was only 5"8, mum 5"5 , brother 5"8/9 but a maternal grandfather over 6 feet. I personally think Jordan could look easily 6"5 next to the likes of federer even now but next to some real big 7 foot guys he could look near 8 inches shorter. I think 6"5 is good though probably no more.
Canson said on 30/Mar/17
Out of bed 196-196.5
Before bed 194-194.5
Canson said on 30/Mar/17
I'd say that Pat Riley was correct in that he's 6'4 1/2 barefoot. He doesn't look taller than Kobe and in pics can look a hair shorter. Maybe Kobe is a full 195cm or 195.1 and MJ 6'4.5 )194.3-194.5
Borats Chicken said on 26/Mar/17
Rob, could you check out nba david robinson who was 5'9 in junior high school, then 6 feet, 6 inches tall senior year in high school who then grew in naval military days to 7'0-1
Canson said on 25/Mar/17
He doesn't look like he's lost any height honestly. Just got heavier over the years
Borats Chicken said on 19/Mar/17
rob, how tall would his father be in this picture?
Click Here
Editor Rob: might be 5ft 10-11
Canson said on 11/Mar/17
Dillon: that's what I think as well that Kobe is about 6'4.75 and Jordan 6'4.5. Approximately. Both could be a mm over or under as well
Dillon said on 10/Mar/17
@Canson: Well if that's true then Kobe is 6'4 and 3/4 cause he's slightly taller than Jordan.
S.J.H said on 9/Mar/17
@Canson

Sorry for some of my typo i mean one time my lowest i measure 200.2cm and my usual normal day lowest is 200.4cm , carter height can be confuse like kobe sometimes he look big 6'6 next to some celebrities i know he is not and i've heard quite number of people mention carter was about 6'5 or a little lower when they meet him in the nba game court. Atually if you claim 6'5 and wear some 0.8-1" footwear most of time nobody would suspect you're under it and just like alot of honest people standard they just claim morning height but by the time you see them in the afternoon they're about half inch gone under the height they mention so you're solid 194cm i've know only one solid 194cm he edge you by a few mm before bed which is my younger brother who was still growing at 17 this year just two months back i saw him and honestly he look taller than how many 6'5 actors apear on screen. my brother is right at 6'5 on morning medical (9-10am) and he gives a strong impression of kobe bryant range 194.5-195cm and i can relate how some shorter women being fool by taller guys being 6'0-6'1 they think was 6'2-6'3. My mom only brother, my uncle who was solid 6'1 he always have have high volume of hair also have short neck higher shoulder level than most 6'1 guys he give impression that he is easy 6'2-6'3 to most lady in his family and friends. My mom was 5'8.5 and she even get fool all the time thought that he was little over 6'2 untill we measure him in a tradition way he was not over 185.4cm which is 6'1 and i always thought he was close to 6'2
Canson said on 8/Mar/17
SJH I think carter may have been given that because he played both forward and guard. I see that being out of bed for him and dipping to 195 at night. Or maybe shoes as I did hear one person also say he was eye level with them at 6'4.5. He isn't as tall as Dr J even and he was a confirmed 6'5.5 more than likely prime a friend of mine who is near my height maybe 6'4 flat met him and thought he was 6'6"
Canson said on 8/Mar/17
@S.J.H: I've done the same. I got 6'5.25 before out of bed but was after longer sleep. Now I'm consistently when I measure right under 6'5 1/8 at 195.8cm and come down to 193.9 at night. I can give the impression of being 6'5 or 6'6" as well because of my build (broad shoulders and decent muscle) and good posture and length and have even been told 6'8" once and 6'7" a couple times. I claim 6'4 all the time and may go 6'4" and change if someone else is close with me that says they're 6'4 (if they're a morning measured I can tell immediately in most cases) because they usually wouldn't even hit 6'4" after 1 hr and I'd be an entire inch taller. But in general People have no idea if they are far away and women are the worst especially older ones. They take what a liar guy has told them, sometimes even not and they automatically try to guess. Then some women I see (we have a friend who does it) inflates their fiancée. When I first met them and even after almost a year we've known them she asked what are you 6'7"? And I told her no 6'4 and change. Oh well my fiancée (who I also know) is 6'3". Now I had never discussed height with her fiancée but had seen him before and said he's about 6'0-6'1. Sure enough to her surprise "I'm not 6'3, I'm 6'0" he's about 6'0.5 he said to me but he just like I, doesn't round up either. And he guessed me at 6'3-6'4" when he first looked at me I guess because I had been on my feet and was in flat shoes which made me probably around 6'4.5 or so if it was my absolute low of 193.1. Of course he's seen me since then and he's 4" shorter nearly after looking. A strong 6'
Canson said on 8/Mar/17
Dillon: take a look at Google and enter Pat Riley and John Feinstein. It will bring the article up. It has to Do with why Jordan wasn't picked over Bowie or Dream. Riley says right there that he's 6'4 1/2 not 6'6". He could be 6'4 5/8 because there is no difference in appearance between that and 1/2 but when Riley mentions that he isn't far off him (around 6'2).however a 195 cm guy will look a full 6'5
S.J.H said on 8/Mar/17
@Canson

I have a friend who was from my high school volleyball team he came at his lowest 199.5cm and he get a full 6'7 from his medical and even at his lowest he still gives impression of 6'7 (despite his bald) and i can see lebron may dip into my friend range and i'm not under 200.4cm before bed so far and only that one time i measure 202.2cm that was ever my lowest and the only time i can be 6'8.1 out of bed when i got a good sleep for 10 - 11 hours upon waking straight away measure with half a minute between morning 6-8am and still go down my lowest 204.4cm 6'6.9 , but i don't consider this is atual out of bed height to my lowest because most adult sleep between 7-9 hours a day for the world standard while i usually sleep 6-8 hours and lost significant 2.3cm a day maybe because i'm a skinny guy i weigh in only 182lb so i don't lost that much of height. NBA not just inflate players height but also weight as well. My 6'0 cousin was a big NBA fan he weigh about 205lbs himself and he met matt barnes a few times say barnes leave a remarkable impression how skinny he was not impossible the weight NBA list him at 6'7 and 226lbs but only around 200lb in real and 6'6 just like he claim in instagram and he mention kevin durant was right about 6'9 and look every bite below 220lb no way any near to 240lb nba listed and i buy both and they just don't fit the weight they get listed

Click Here carter was report to be 6'5.5 without shoes and if KROC mention was reliable this measurement really came in an early morning
Dillon said on 7/Mar/17
@Canson: Do you have the link to Pat Riley making the comment on Jordan's height? Can't seem to find it.
Canson said on 7/Mar/17
@S.J.H: Lebron may dip down to around 6'6 5/8 that's possible or maybe after a hard day 6'6.5. Jordan dips to 6'4.5 regularly but looks 2" shorter than Lebron maybe 2.25 while Lebron looks about 2" taller than Kobe or Vince carter so as well Vince I'd reckon is the tallest of the 3. I saw KROC mention once (KROC is 6'5-6'5.25) that Vince is the full 6'5 but no more than that and heard RJ say before that Vince is 6'4.5 (6'5 on a good day). My suspicion is that the Nba as I can easily see inflated when they measure and a guy who measures a hair over 6'4 gets boosted to 6'4.5 at least before they started doing 1/4" increments. And Jordan was boosted to 6'5 on his when he is for sure under that even when he was measured. With no hair like he's had since he's been 2-3 years in he'd be around 6'4.5. I've heard 6'4 7/8 but believe that to be an earlier measurement in the day maybe 2-3 hours or even 1 hour if the former maybe his low was 6'4.5-5/8 and because he was in the middle he was rounded down
Canson said on 7/Mar/17
@S.J.H: I've heard for Lebron he wasn't measured but I'd see him waking at maybe your height and being similar to you. Maybe if you get to 6'6 7/8 roughly he's 6'6 5/8 at his lowest. He looks 1/2" or cm taller than Melo is and Melo in person looked the height on his pre draft inmho and that is correlating to me at 194cm (he was between 4-5cm taller). I know when KROC met Lebron he said he looked 6'7" in person but that could've been footwear diff as well but I'd put him in aggregate at 200cm or near it afternoon and maybe a hair below evening. He can look 6'7 with Love still but that could also mean love is 6'7.25 or .5 not 6'7.75
S.J.H said on 6/Mar/17
@Canson

Honestly Yao ming 7'3-3/4 self confess making lebron look between 6'6-6'6.5 (Yao head length vary 0.5 longer than lebron) so i doubt 200cm you think he could just be morning and 6'7.25 if was measure 6-7am with thick socks 2-3mm he did be right at 6'7.25 or close enough. I try wake up at 6am and measure before 7am i can hit 6'7.7 with thick socks but i still go down my everyday lowest 6'6.9 without socks. I start to believe Yao could hit 7'5 in the draftcamp measurement since it's between 6-7am and players all wear their socks get measure and although yao answer a china host silly question on out of bed height he mention 7'5 not 7'6.5 the host ask i think he round down his out of bed height maybe he reach 7'5.5 out of bed since draft measurement was 7'5 and losing 1.5-1.75" is assurd for a giant like him.

Click Here
Canson said on 2/Mar/17
@Mark: people are saying he's a full 6'5 because he's Michael Jordan. Rob had him listed 6'4.75 until someone said "gosh Rob he's only the greatest athlete of all time can you just give him 6'5?" From people who I know one of which is around the league he is about the same height as me (I'm 194cm). I would say he wakes 6'5.25 and gets down to 6'4.5 (of which a person like this will call themselves 6'5 automatically) but he isn't as tall as a guy like Howard Stern and wouldn't noticeably in person be as tall who is a true 6'5 guy who doesn't drop below. But for stern it's always that he's 6'5.5 or 6'6 because people don't want to accept it (even after two people who met stern on his page said he's 6'5) in person
Canson said on 1/Mar/17
@S.J.H: Lebron at 6'6" range I can see but more 200cm at his lowest than 198-199. He looks near 6'7". MJ 6'4.5 I see
Canson said on 1/Mar/17
@Rob: barkley measured 6'4 5/8 at the 92 olympics so it must not be a "bad day". That's his height according to his teammates who all say he's closer to 6'4 than 6'5 or 6'6
Mark(5'9.25 said on 28/Feb/17
Rob, would you put Jordan as a legit 6'5", weak 6'5", or strong 6'5"? I notice some tend to put him down at 6'4.5".
Editor Rob: to be fair Mark, Barkley/Jordan/Kobe are all arguably 6ft 5, but if you notice I recently added a quote to Barkley's page where he said he measured 6ft 5-4.75, so maybe on a bad day he dipped under the 6ft 5 mark...

Jordan typically looked 6ft 5.
S.J.H said on 27/Feb/17
@Canson

Remember lebron james prank the joke saying dwyane wade is only 6'2 and he is only 6'6 and a coach even joke about wade being 6'1, in fact the lowest they got by half inch more than lebron prank. Lol. Wade is at least 189cm to 190cm like he look 1.75 shorter than jordan and we both agree jordan is legit 6'4.5 let alone those voting even got mj at 6'5.21 he was bang on 6'4.5 for every evidence it means it
Canson said on 26/Feb/17
Lol his height is going up every day. He's now at his out of bed height almost 6'5.25 with the average vote of 6'5.21. His peak before bed was 6'4.5-.6. No more. No way a guy who is 6'5.25 has his peers say he's 6'4/6'5. That's a guy who is 6'4.5-:6 who's almost right in the middle
Canson said on 26/Feb/17
@S.J.H: I could even see Jordan being taller than Barkley possibly. In some pics he is taller others same or the opposite. Barkley looks every bit of 6'4.5 no more not much less (maybe 194cm). However remember last weekend (all star weekend), when the skills challenge occurred and the guys were commenting on the bigs vs the guards. Kenny smith said "charles isn't a Big he's only 6'4". It's funny how he has always called Barkley 6'4" as has Danny Ainge (calls him 6'4.5) and says he's half inch taller than he is same with Moses Malone he used to call him 6'4 joe Klein called him 6'4 Dan majerle also says even today he was "maybe 6'5" more likely 6'4" and I also notice majerle calls himself 6'6 when he isn't clearly (looks 6'5-6'5.5). Jordan and magic have also said Charles is only 6'4" range and Jordan said they're the same height. I firmly believe that Jordan at peak was maybe 6'4 5/8 as well or 6'4.5. Pat Riley made the comment once that he was 6'4 1/2 when he was measured and he has seen, interviewed, and spent time with him to know how tall he is. People compare Jordan to guys like nick Anderson or stackhouse etc and assume he's taller because of his build when in reality we don't know who is. There is no conceiveable way that we can tell those height differences within 1/2" on distorted tv angles and in pics they can even be misleading
S.J.H said on 24/Feb/17
@Canson

Both charles barkley and mj might had lost a fraction height since few years ago as they're both turn 54 this year. At age 50 is like 90% men will lost a few mm shorter some even lost up 0.5". If you look back jordan video in the 90s to early 2000s i don't think kobe bryant could be any taller than a younger mj and barkley. Putting it now mj lowest 194.0cm zone and barkley few mm over 194cm and kobe hover 194.5cm would be accurate
Canson said on 17/Feb/17
I would say Kobe will likely edge him by 1/2cm. MJ 194.25-194.5 at his lowest Kobe 194.75-195 at his. Barkley prob right in between at 194-4-194.6
Chuck said on 10/Feb/17
6'5.5" back in the 90s
berta said on 30/Jan/17
to me jordan can look 6 foot 5 ore 1/4 over. the 195 listing was to low. strong 196 sound good
Canson said on 17/Jan/17
George Gervin here calls him 6'4/6'5 as has Reggie Miller and Patrick Ewing in the past. That safely rules anything above 195cm out 197 or 196 even a full 195. Nobody is going to notice .23" (195 is 6'4.77), he would automatically get 6'5" especially if that is his lowest height. Now 194-195 range is what 6'4/6'5 refers to. He likely is 6'4.5-.6 at his lowest (not a full 6'5 but not a total lie as most people half or over regardless of what time of day they measure will round up). At least he's in the zone at his lowest

Click Here
Johnson36 said on 16/Jan/17
197 cm
S.J.H said on 15/Jan/17
I always felt jordan is a real 195cm guy than kobe and charles barkley who always easily look more like solid 6'5er
Canson said on 12/Jan/17
@Christian: to your question you posted while back before about my listed height when I played was both 6'5" and then 6'6". You're right typically someone my size or Jordan's Kobe's or Michael Redd etc will get a 6'6" listing especially in the league they would. I got 6'6" because I was measured around 6'5.5-.75 in sneaks and I played forward. I used to personally claim 6'5" when I played but just go 6'4" now unless a legit 6'4 or 6'5" is right next to me I say I'm almost 6'4.5 sometimes or 6'4" and change now. Truthfully, When you're this height and I'm sure you see it the same way since you're about an inch taller, there's no real reward to lying up as is the case with any height truthfully. For me not really any reward to saying 6'5 over 6'4" (I never got that whole thing either because it's not like people lying an inch don't go unnoticed eventually and don't know why they think they won't eventually be exposed). Even less benefit for you as 6'5" is more desirable in my honest opinion than being 6'6" and that's what you really are and hold majority of the day. I've always looked at the inflation someone attributes to me when lying about their height or not knowing how tall I am, as why would I claim a height I would have no desire to be. Now 6'5" if I were maybe a cm taller I'd claim and because I essentially am out of bed at least but since I fall closer to 6'4 (even get down to 6'4 1/8 when on my feet all day), never see a reason to claim more than 6'4". But it'd be a cold day down there before I claimed 6'6" or 6'7" when I'm nowhere near either and no benefits to them, only doorways and more problems fitting in cars airplanes etc (6'5" guys tell me this all the time that they don't lie either).
Canson said on 12/Jan/17
@Christian: to your question you posted while back before about my listed height when I played was both 6'5" and then 6'6". You're right typically someone my size or Jordan's Kobe's or Michael Redd etc will get a 6'6" listing especially in the league they would. I got 6'6" because I was measured around 6'5.5-.75 in sneaks and I played forward. I used to personally claim 6'5" when I played but just go 6'4" now unless a legit 6'4 or 6'5" is right next to me I say I'm almost 6'4.5 sometimes or 6'4" and change now. Truthfully, When you're this height and I'm sure you see it the same way since you're about an inch taller, there's no real reward to lying up as is the case with any height truthfully. For me not really any reward to saying 6'5 over 6'4" (I never got that whole thing either because it's not like people lying an inch don't go unnoticed eventually and don't know why they think they won't eventually be exposed). Even less benefit for you as 6'5" is more desirable in my honest opinion than being 6'6" and that's what you really are and hold majority of the day. I've always looked at the inflation someone attributes to me when lying about their height or not knowing how tall I am, as why would I claim a height I would have no desire to be. Now 6'5" if I were maybe a cm taller I'd claim and because I essentially am out of bed at least but since I fall closer to 6'4 (even get down to 6'4 1/8 when on my feet all day), never see a reason to claim more than 6'4". But it'd be a cold day down there before I claimed 6'6" or 6'7" when I'm nowhere near either and no benefits to them, only doorways and more problems fitting in cars airplanes etc (6'5" guys tell me this all the time that they don't lie either).
berta said on 10/Jan/17
the strange this was than tom hnks looked 5 cm shoter than abam and michael jordan looked 12 cm taller. he cant really be shorter than this when he was ythat miutch taller than obama who always in photos with celebrities looks in 186 range exept from phootos with basketvball players
Chris said on 9/Jan/17
I don't completely dismiss his claim or being 6"6 or near or can look 4.5 inch on federer and Bill Murray.
Christian-196.2cm (6ft5.25) said on 24/Dec/16
Animus said on 16/Dec/16
@Christian

I just think it's very bizarre to claim that Jordan, a man more than half a foot taller than the average American man, is wearing lifts or elevator shoes. That's an extraordinary claim requiring extraordinary evidence, and I just don't see it.

Small sources of error can easily distort the apparent difference between two individuals varying wildly in height. And apart from purely technical aspects of the taking of the photo, it's also possible Jordan had a nap before the event, is better hydrated or anything else that could give him a small artificial advantage.

By the way, it's not true that I don't believe anything you say. I value your input and was very impressed with your humility and honesty in our last exchange on this page.

-------------

Staying hydrated won't give you any significant advantage, maybe 1/8th of an inch, but not more than that. Neither will a nap, because it takes at least 6-7 hours of lying down to fully decompress your spine by 3/4th inches, and I've never heard of anyone who takes a nap for more than 3 hours. So even if Jordan did those two things, it still won't be enough to make him an inch taller than his normal height.
German said on 22/Dec/16
Click Here

With Tom Brady... I see minimum two inches between them
Animus said on 16/Dec/16
@Christian

I just think it's very bizarre to claim that Jordan, a man more than half a foot taller than the average American man, is wearing lifts or elevator shoes. That's an extraordinary claim requiring extraordinary evidence, and I just don't see it.

Small sources of error can easily distort the apparent difference between two individuals varying wildly in height. And apart from purely technical aspects of the taking of the photo, it's also possible Jordan had a nap before the event, is better hydrated or anything else that could give him a small artificial advantage.

By the way, it's not true that I don't believe anything you say. I value your input and was very impressed with your humility and honesty in our last exchange on this page.
Canson said on 15/Dec/16
@Danimal: yes agreed!
Danimal said on 15/Dec/16
6'4.5"
Canson said on 14/Dec/16
Sorry meant to say the former.
Canson said on 13/Dec/16
Weak 6'5" between 194.5-195 barefoot more likely toward the latter
Height said on 13/Dec/16
Here's a better picture with Larry Johnson:

Click Here
Christian-196.2cm (6ft5.25) said on 13/Dec/16
Animus said on 9/Dec/16
@Christian

That makes no sense. It's extremely difficult to distinguish a height difference of 9" and 10" from each other, especially if the picture is taken at an angle.

--------------

Ok, here's a picture without any angle advantage, since you don't seem to believe a word I say. Click Here Jordan is bending his back MORE than NeYo, yet he's STILL a full head taller than him (ignore the hat) And the average man's head size is about 9.5 inches, so Jordan looks a good 6ft6 here, even though in reality he's not. So he must be wearing lifts or elevators.
Animus said on 9/Dec/16
@Christian

That makes no sense. It's extremely difficult to distinguish a height difference of 9" and 10" from each other, especially if the picture is taken at an angle.
Dingus said on 8/Dec/16
Borats Chicken, in an interview with David Letterman I believe Jordan mentioned his father as being about 5'10. He also stated that his mother and all his brothers and sisters are about 5'06"-5'07".
Mozart said on 5/Dec/16
He is 6"5.5 without footwear. Don't know why posters are understating his height. Look at this pic with Jordan towering next to Federer.
Click Here
Christian-196.2cm (6ft5.25) said on 4/Dec/16
Weird, Jordan looks about 6ft6 with NeYo, and NeYo I believe is a legit 5ft8 (one of the few 5ft8 guys in the entertainment world who claim their height honestly). There's no way that NeYo can be 5ft7, so the only sensible explanation is that Jordan wore lifts/elevator shoes.
Andrew said on 2/Dec/16
I would say that he is 6 foot 6 out of bed.
Joe Rodriguez said on 1/Dec/16
A strong 6 foot 5
Leonardo 1.73m said on 29/Nov/16
Michael Jordan still in 6'5, so he is a strong 6'4.75
Borats Chicken said on 28/Nov/16
Rob, how tall would his father be? 5'11.75 to 6'0?
Editor Rob: Borat, certainly not over 6ft from what I've seen...under it? Likely.
Canson said on 28/Nov/16
I agree with Mathew Robinson. 6'4.5 is more likely than 6'4, but I have serious doubts that he is 195 cm at his lowest. People who describe him have often done so as 6'4 and change. Nobody within 1/4" of 6'5 is going to be described at that because they will always look 6'5" not to mention in his sneaks they are pretty thick. But he isn't that much taller than Tom Brady either maybe cm to half inch. Brady likely if measured 6'4 3/8 is between 6'4- 6'4 1/8 at his lowest and Jordan maybe 6'4.5-6'4 5/8
Mathew Robinson (190 cm) said on 27/Nov/16
Animus said on 25/Nov/16

So let us content ourselves with Jordan being 6ft4킾-6ft5 and no longer entertain the possibility of him being around 6ft4.

---

6'4" flat is a bit too low, I agree with that. But 6'4.5" is the height that Pat Riley said Jordan measured. I think that could be his true height.
Christian-196.2cm (6ft5.25) said on 27/Nov/16
Sixseven said on 25/Nov/16
He is 6'4,193 cm

-------------

How can Jordan only be 193cm when he's taller than Tom Brady?
Duhon said on 25/Nov/16
Strong 6'5".
Sixseven said on 25/Nov/16
He is 6'4,193 cm
Sixseven said on 25/Nov/16
He is 6'4,193 cm
Animus said on 25/Nov/16
There is no question that Jordan was closer to 6ft5 than 6ft4 in his prime. (He still is, but let's just limit ourselves to his hypothetical peak height.) Could he have been 1/4" below the full 6ft5? Yes. He can certainly look that short next to Larry Johnson (~6ft5½), who is wearing number 2 in the following picture:

Click Here

However, he generally looks 6ft5 next to 6ft4 range guys. Take a look at him next to Tom Brady (6ft4¼):

Click Here

While Brady is lowering his eyeline, if you focus on the top of their heads, you can clearly see Jordan is somewhat taller. It's also worth pointing out that Brady is wearing a hat, so the actual difference might be slightly larger than it appears on the picture.

Someone drew attention to the fact that Jordan was described as 6ft4 when he was around 18 years old. They then proceeded to use that as an objection to his current listing, claiming that growth beyond that age is not realistic. This is blatantly false. Plenty of reliable reports verify that people (especially boys) can grow taller after the age of 18. The taller you will eventually become, the likelier it is your puberty will be prolonged. This fact is also the main reason that males are taller than females.

So let us content ourselves with Jordan being 6ft4¾-6ft5 and no longer entertain the possibility of him being around 6ft4.
Canson said on 25/Nov/16
@Allen: that is a great shot if he and Obama. Obama at 6'1 would put Jordan at about 6'4.5
Canson said on 25/Nov/16
@Allen: that is a great shot if he and Obama. Obama at 6'1 would. Jordan 6'4.5
AllenRMX 189_187 said on 23/Nov/16
Michael Jordan Receives The Presidential Medal of Freedom from Barack Obama, skip to 2:41

Click Here
john#515 said on 23/Nov/16
I determined a couple years ago (and described on this site) using a lot of side by side comparison photos, he peaked between 6'4.5 - maybe 6'4.75 In shoes he was like 6'5.5 and then they rounded him up, listing him at 6'6. (Anyways if he was described at 6'4 at 18, he's not really getting any taller). Also the Olympics measured him barefoot at 6'3 (and some fraction), so all things considered a solid 6'4, is more likely.
Canson said on 17/Nov/16
Another guy who would wake up 6'5.25-.375 and 6'4.5-.6 at his lowest. He was never a solid 6'5 at his lowest when people close in height guess him 6'4 and change such as Reggie miller Patrick Ewing etc
Dingus said on 17/Nov/16
6'06.00" was probably his in shoe height. He was probably 6'05.00"-6'05.25" barefoot. He wore size 13 shoes, relatively small for his height, but, supposedly had a massive hand span of approximately 11 inches. In terms of weight he started putting on muscles and working out more towards the middle of his career. Watching a documentary he mentioned being 215-216 pounds after working out, however it was from mid-late 90's and he claimed it was the heaviest he had ever been. His armspan is hard to determine. I've seen claims of almost 7 ft, but they seem dubious at best.
Dingus said on 17/Nov/16
6'06.00" was probably his in shoe height. He was probably 6'05.00"-6'05.25" barefoot. He wore size 13 shoes, relatively small for his height, but, supposedly had a massive hand span of approximately 11 inches. In terms of weight he started putting on muscles and working out more towards the middle of his career. Watching a documentary he mentioned being 215-216 pounds after working out, however it was from mid-late 90's and he claimed it was the heaviest he had ever been. His armspan is hard to determine. I've seen claims of almost 7 ft, but they seem dubious at best.
Mark(5'9.25 said on 16/Nov/16
Full 6'5" for this guy in peak without question.
Christian-196.2cm (6ft5.25) said on 7/Nov/16
Animus said on 5/Nov/16
@Christian

Come on, I never said that 196 cm was equal to 6'5". Do you think that someone who just pointed out that 6'4 7/8" and 6'5" are not the same height and are easily distinguishable in the metric system would be make such a mistake?

I said that it was "clear" he was taller than 6'4.5", which principally would indicate he was comfortably over that mark (i.e. ~2cm). I clarified that I did not view him as that tall, but simply didn't see him below 195 cm.

------------

I didn't realize it until now, but I thought ">195 cm" meant below 195 cm. My apologies, you were right.
Animus said on 5/Nov/16
@Christian

Come on, I never said that 196 cm was equal to 6'5". Do you think that someone who just pointed out that 6'4 7/8" and 6'5" are not the same height and are easily distinguishable in the metric system would be make such a mistake?

I said that it was "clear" he was taller than 6'4.5", which principally would indicate he was comfortably over that mark (i.e. ~2cm). I clarified that I did not view him as that tall, but simply didn't see him below 195 cm.
Christian-196.2cm (6ft5.25) said on 5/Nov/16
Animus said on 1/Nov/16

Notwithstanding Riley's comments, I think it's clear that Jordan was taller than 6'4.5". He wasn't a full 196 cm, but he was probably >195 cm.

---------------

A full 196cm and a full 6ft5 aren't exactly the same thing, because 6ft5 is actually 195.6cm. So while I agree with you that Jordan wasn't a full 196cm, I still believe his peak height was a full 6ft5 and wasn't any shorter than 195cm worst case scenario.
Mark said on 2/Nov/16
Rob, how tall does Chris Tucker look with Peak Michael Jordan in the image below?

Click Here
Editor Rob: doesn't look much over 6ft, but then he has variable posture....I think Tucker probably is somewhere over 6ft, but not 6ft 1.
Jordan I doubt was less than 6ft 5, you can definitely argue both he and Barkley could look 6ft 5 range players.
Animus said on 1/Nov/16
@Christian

Yes, I know that. Pat Riley's point still stands; a 6'6" SG (listed 6'7") has truly excellent size for the position, whereas a 6'4.5" SG (listed 6'6") is closer to the NBA average for the position. Back when Jordan played he was typically somewhat taller than the man guarding him, but he didn't have a significant height advantage - he would have had that if he was 6'6" barefoot.

Notwithstanding Riley's comments, I think it's clear that Jordan was taller than 6'4.5". He wasn't a full 196 cm, but he was probably >195 cm.
Animus said on 1/Nov/16
@unappreciated

Well, 6'4 7/8" is closest to 195 cm and 6'5" is closest to 196 cm. It's practically the same height, but it's not "really" the same height.

Jordan and Bryant had reasonably different bodies. Jordan had broader shoulders than Bryant and was always a more physical player. He was also more explosive. Bryant had normal-sized hands for his height, whereas Jordan's mitt-sized hands are basketball legend.
unappreciatedgenius said on 29/Oct/16
Jordan was definitely 6'5" in his prime. 6'4 and 7/8" is really 6'5" lol. I feel like they cloned him and named it Kobe Bryant. These guys have the same body!
Christian-196.2cm (6ft5.25) said on 29/Oct/16
Animus said on 19/Oct/16
I believe it was once reported that Jordan was measured at 6'4 7/8" at the Olympics in 92'. If that is true, it's reasonable to round that up to a full 6'5".

Pat Riley once said that the one of the reasons Jordan wasn't drafted as first or second in the 84' draft was that he was measured at 6'4.5" and not 6'6". Even if he was measured at the low figure at age 20-21, I still think it's entirely possible he grew another

-------------

The vast majority of NBA players measured at 6ft4.5 barefoot get listed as 6ft6, because most of their shoe heights are between 6ft5.5-6ft6. I wonder if Canson was listed as 6ft5 or 6ft6 when he played basketball, because he's 6ft4.375 barefoot
Animus said on 19/Oct/16
I believe it was once reported that Jordan was measured at 6'4 7/8" at the Olympics in 92'. If that is true, it's reasonable to round that up to a full 6'5".

Pat Riley once said that the one of the reasons Jordan wasn't drafted as first or second in the 84' draft was that he was measured at 6'4.5" and not 6'6". Even if he was measured at the low figure at age 20-21, I still think it's entirely possible he grew another half an inch.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 3/Oct/16
Could be dipping under this today but if he does eventually get a peak height then 6ft5 is fair
Canson said on 3/Oct/16
@mathewrobinson: you're correct on that front. 6'5.25 out of bed 6'4.5 at his lowest aggregate height
Canson said on 3/Oct/16
@mathewrobinson: you're correct on that front. 6'5.25 out of bed 6'4.5 at his lowest aggregate height
Canson said on 3/Oct/16
MJ has always been 194-195. Longer limbs make him appear taller
Mathew Robinson (190 cm) said on 29/Sep/16
I'm guessing 6'4.5" cause Pat claimed he measured out at that!
Canson said on 20/Sep/16
@Oanh: I agree with you. Looks about 2" shorter than Rodman (6'6.5). Prob 6'5.25 out of bed 6'4.5 at night
Canson said on 20/Sep/16
@Oanh: I agree with you. Looks about 2" shorter than Rodman (6'6.5). Prob 6'5.25 out of bed 6'4.5 at night
S.J.H said on 20/Sep/16
Jordan is 6'4.75 and 6'6 with shoe that obvious and edge out wade by 1.5"
Oanh said on 19/Sep/16
6'5" out of bed height. He looked 2'5" shorter than Dennis Rodman, who admittedly said he was 6'7"...not 6'8"
shiva 181 cms said on 7/Sep/16
Michael jordan's height is (6'5)
Canson said on 5/Sep/16
@Tunman: very very good points you made! He could've rounded down and that is something I thought of. My assumption came tho from others who have seen him in person as well as how he has been described by other NBA players "somewhere between 6'4 and 6'5". If 6'4 7/8 were a low he would always appear 6'5 not 6'4 range. Esp in his sneakers. He also looks shorter than legit 6'5 players. Now 6'4 5/8 for him is also a possibility for a low height just like it is Barkley. It's possible he's the taller of the two. 6'4 5/8 at a normal low would make MJ 6'4 7/8 two hours out of bed which is possible. Having played ball In college we got measured once at a 6am practice (I hadn't reached my full height and was maybe 1/4" shorter than now). So that could be MJ's case as the 6'4 7/8 was said to be UNC. Think the biggest thing is that height varies throughout the day so one guy could measure say 6'4.5 one to two hours out of bed the other in the early to mid afternoon and one would edge tho other by 1/4" or 1/2". But if Someone claimed 6'5 on the street and stood in front of me and were around my height I wouldn't question them because it's just the person rounding up more than likely. I would prob say yea I'm 6'4.5 or something and usually response back is yea I'm about that I was rounding
Tunman said on 4/Sep/16
@Canson
Very true,though I personally thought Barkley generally gave the best impression among the two but I would hardly have thought more than 1cm which clearly excludes anything under a strong 6'4 range.If Pat Riley described him at 6'4.5 I think there's room for doubt about whether he's a full 6'5 or not.Let's take Barkley as the reference and put him at 6'4 5/8 then it could make sense.While it's possible to question Riley words that he was only 6'4.5 it's almost a certainty that he was measured at least once under 6'5.The question is:was he really measured only 6'4.5" or did Riley rounded down a 6'4 7/8 measurement in order to undermine Jordan?close to 6'5 anyways
Canson said on 3/Sep/16
@123: I respectfully disagree. Jordan for sure is not 6'3 anything and hasn't been likely since High School. I agree He is not 6'6 as listed nor a full 6'5 at his lowest, but I'd be utterly shocked if he's below maybe my height of 6'4.5 (6'4 3/8 at my lowest). I'd personally call him 6'5.25 out of bed and 6'4.5 at his lowest give or take 1/4". This would encompass the measurements of 6'4 7/8 if that measurement is a true measurement as it'd be an hour after waking and 6'4.75 two hours out then after 5 be around the 6'4.5 mark. This is of course guessing but it is how I measure during the day as well 6'5.16 out of bed. And Jordan is not "noticeably" shorter than Barkley. Theyre about the same height. Some pics will make Charles look taller (he is much bigger in the body too) others Jordan will look taller. Sure, one may edge the other by 1/4" inch and not sure which would but having heard from people who have met both. Barkley is the same height as I am according to a friend of mine who is 6'3 and has met him. he said he looked about an inch and a half taller and said he is my height. Someone else I know has met Jordan, he's 6'2 and said the same that Jordan is about as tall as I am Seeing the difference in person. He said not a full 3" taller than he is but at least 2.
Canson said on 1/Sep/16
@John: I agree. 6'4.5-.75 is the norm for a big 2 guard which they'd make 6'6. he's just about exactly 6'4.5 at his lowest. Anyone who describes him that's cognizant of height shoes timing says he looks between 6'4 and 6'5. Basically telling me that he prob isn't as high as 195 at his lowest or else he would look nothing under 6'5 in higher footwear but more like 6'4.5 to look that way and in a pair of His sneakers that'd almost make him a legit 6'6 if they add 1.2-1.4".
123 said on 1/Sep/16
@ john MJ is shorter than Charles Barkley who was measured at 6'4 & 5/8ths MJ is a good decent legitimate six-foot three 6'3/6'3.25 btw proportionaly MJ looks that height as well
John said on 31/Aug/16
123 said on 23/Aug/16
MJ is six foot three which is still VERY tall, I don't think he has lost any 6'3-6'3.25 then and the same now


Please explain to everyone how in the world does MJ look only 6'3. Even a 6 year old kid would notice that he's nothing under 6'4.5"
Canson said on 24/Aug/16
@123: 6'4.5 is an accurate low for him
jessman said on 24/Aug/16
@123
Can't see 6'3 range. Weak 6'5 I see.
123 said on 23/Aug/16
MJ is six foot three which is still VERY tall, I don't think he has lost any 6'3-6'3.25 then and the same now
Canson said on 17/Aug/16
@Shane: agreed and is the definition of a weak 6'5. 6'5.25-.375 like you have him and between 194-195 before 6'4.5-.625. You know too, being your height, if you fall to 6'1.5 like you, do that people wouldn't even give 6'2 a second thought when most ppl claim shoes and especially wearing a higher cut shoe like a Jordan brand and with longer legs and a broad physique. 6'4.5 as a low height is underestimated. Even at 6'4 3/8 on a daily low and 6'4.25 on a gym day low and in a low shoe 3/4" shoe) I still get guessed 6'5 regularly when in reality I'd be exactly 6'5 in shoes at night
Canson said on 16/Aug/16
Shane: I could not have paid for a better estimate than that!
Shane said on 16/Aug/16
@Ice No... he's not 6'6" out of bed... not barefoot. Maybe 6'5"1/4... 3/8 at the very, very most but that's doubtful.
Ice said on 6/Aug/16
wondere if hes 6'6" out of bed ..
Gonzalo said on 3/Aug/16
I haven´t talked about this with my cousin for twenty years (we don´t see each other very often). From what he told me I assumed that he saw Jordan (and the others, Pippen, Rodman, Kemp, Schrempf) not just on the court but also off the court. So his opinion should be reliable. He said that all players where shorter than their listed heights. And he said Jordan was his height or 1`94. That can mean that Jordan was actually 1`94 or a couple of cms over that. From pics posted here I believe he is 1´95-96 and will edge my cousin
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 25/Jul/16
195/196cm
Danimal (176-178cm) said on 23/Jul/16
Joe Jake said on 22/Jul/16
I dont understand why most them lie about their heights.
The fact i know is that most of them are short.

Most basketball players are short??? Uhhhhhhhhh...no. They don't lie about their heights. Some just list their heights basketball shoes.
Canson said on 23/Jul/16
@Joe Jake: they don't lie per Se. That's how they're measured (in shoes). MJ is def close to 6'6 if not a full 6'6 in shoes depending on when he is measured. With his sneaks he can prob gain a good 1.2-1.4 easily. So if he's 6'4.5-.75 that's a weak 6'5 in reality but he's 6'6" for sports and entertainment purposes. One person who met him below described him 197-198 in "public" I reckon that's in shoes as he is frequently described by most in the 194 to 195 range barefoot
Canson said on 23/Jul/16
@Joe Jake: they don't lie per Se. That's how they're measured (in shoes). MJ is def close to 6'6 if not a full 6'6 in shoes depending on when he is measured. With his sneaks he can prob gain a good 1.2-1.4 easily. So if he's 6'4.5-.75 that's a weak 6'5 in reality but he's 6'6" for sports and entertainment purposes
Height said on 23/Jul/16
@Cason

Likewise!
Canson said on 22/Jul/16
@Height: and your logic is very good overall. You said it well we're pretty close in estimates prob just seeing it a bit diff. I always enjoy debating with you as you always make very strong points
Joe Jake said on 22/Jul/16
I dont understand why most them lie about their heights.
The fact i know is that most of them are short.
Height said on 21/Jul/16
@Canson

I understand what you meant, it's logic in the same way that it is reasonable and logic for me to think that he is not lower than 195 cm (few mm taller than what you have him at).
Canson said on 20/Jul/16
@Height:

KROC said on 21/Oct/14
@Chris Dude just stop the madness. Kobe was never measured at the pre draft camp because he chose to "skip" it. His wife was the one who measured him at 195cm. In person he looks 194cm-195cm. In pictures Kobe Bryant, Charles Barkley both appear to be the EXACT same height as Jordan. All 3 of these guys also have a very similar body type i.e. average legssuper long torso. If MJ is 6'6 then that would make Dennis Rodman over 6'7 and Scottie Pippen over 6'9! Jordan is 194-195, end of story. Quit upgrading people man.
Canson said on 19/Jul/16
Ok Height let's agree to disagree on this one lol. The range is too variant (it's far more likely Oscar and Jean overestimated him). No way in hell MJ is 6'5 1/2 or 3/4 or what they have him esp when ppl who've met him closer in height have said 194-195
Canson said on 19/Jul/16
Yes Height I saw Gonzalo's post. Gonzalo said "he" thinks Jordan is 195.he didn't meet him his cousin did. His cousin actually said he's "his" height 194. I don't see him as that low So let's split it and say he's 194-195. Jim at 6'4.75 said he looked him directly in the eye and he's no lower than 6'4.5 and then the exact same That means to me He's between 194-195. Either of them could've edged the other honestly and don't know what time either measured. Remember he met him 6-7 yrs ago so he didn't change his opinion just said they're similar. I've heard the exact same from ppl I know who I know that have met Jordan in person. They've all said He's between 6'4 and 6'5 or around 6'4.5 or so. Sure they could be a fraction off and keep it real height varies throughout the day. So nobody knows their exact. So someone being 6'4.5 or .75 in the afternoon chances are they can see the other at a diff point of the day they're that close to each other. Don't know why the people that I know who have seen him aren't reliable. They say the exact same as KROC and Jim Gonzalo's cousin. I bet if i said my friends called him 6'5-6'6 then people would take it and use that but it isn't true so I see no incentive to lie and say he is just because he is Jordan. But Because This site is all about inflating people to make them more standout as people for some unknown reason. These include 6'2 and 6'3 guys who's claims are exactly in line with Jim's and Gonzalo's cousin. Jordan is likely between 194-195 but not over 195 is all I was saying. Or else he'd always get a full no questions asked 6'5. Trust me nobody can see 1/8" that easily or 1/4". But he is a very good and very tall height. All I've said is that common sense (people here don't use it they just want to make everyone taller. People say I'm downgrading or trolling. No I'm going off what I see on this page (below) and what I've heard from people who I know are reliably measured and in circles throughout the NBA. can't count how many times he's been called 6'4 range. Only One person on this page has put him above 6'5 and it's likely an oversight judging MJ with Magic or anyone else he never looks 6'5.5 like he gave him 196.6. btw, KROC also said "look I haven't met Jordan but people who have have described him as about 6'5 or a weak 6'5". That was on Barkley's page previously. KROC also called Kobe 6'5 for rounding purposes. Then said he's 194-195. That just means they're both closer to 6'5 than 6'4
Height said on 18/Jul/16
Jim describes him as 194.3 cm - 195 cm (6'4.5" initially and 6'4.75" on his latest comment)

Jean describes him as 196.6 cm (6'5.27")

KROC's fiends that have met him describe him as 195.6 cm (6'5")

Oscar describes him as 197 cm - 198 cm (6'5.57"- 6'5.95")

Gonzalo's cousin who didn't met him but saw him play (distance of seats unknown) about 194 cm - 195 cm (6'4.5" - 6'4.75")

There is one very weak claim form his baseball days, but doesn't sound credible since it was double posted with different user names and 6'3" is also thrown in.

Kobe is virtually the same size and isn't lower than 195 cm and evidence points that could be up to 195.5 cm at his lowest


There is more evidence that Jordan is closer to 195.6 cm (6'5") than to 194.3 cm (6'4.5"), especially from the people who have met him and think in centimeters.

He most probably wakes up at almost 198 cm and remains 197 cm - 196 cm the rest of the day. I can see 195.5 cm - 195 cm as lowest.
Dawkins said on 18/Jul/16
197.5 cm out of bed,195.5 cm at night.
Height said on 18/Jul/16
@Great insight Jean!
Canson said on 16/Jul/16
196.25-196.5 out of bed/ 194.3-194.5 at his lowest
Jean-Clément said on 15/Jul/16
met him at Chantilly golf court in 97 and we shake hands, i measure 193.6 cms and he was like 3cms of advantage. Sorry for my bad english.
Dawkins said on 15/Jul/16
197.5 cm out of bed,195.5 cm at night.
Canson said on 13/Jul/16
I'd say 196.2 out of bed 194-194.5 at his lowest
Canson said on 5/Jul/16
Miller: 6'5.75
Carmelo: 6'6.25 (as listed)
Penny: 6'6 (as listed)
Rodman: 6'6.5 (as listed)

Height: to your comment on Kobe's page I haven't met any of the above except Melo but I was an avid watcher and a breather of the NBA. Of course what I provided are all estimates (with the exception of Melo who is 6'6-6'6.25 I'd call him 198.5-198.8). I can't tell a 1/4" of two guys next to each other very well. Just how they appear to me on tv. But these guys you listed here are pretty close in my opinion.
Canson said on 3/Jul/16
@Height: I will say that while Miller does "stretch" sometimes I did hear MWP say he's 6'5 1/2. Don't know if it's his lowest but I can see him as no less than 196.2 (he looks marginally taller than Kobe like less than an inch and about 1.25-1.5 shorter than Matt Barnes). Miller estimated him to be between 6'5-6'6. So he was right on that one. Same with MJ where he estimated him to be somewhere between 6'4-6'5
Canson said on 3/Jul/16
@Height: I look at Jordan with legit 6'5s and he doesn't look as tall (like you mentioned he is taller than most "legit" 6'4s. He looks shorter than Rip Hamilton (who is 6'5 range based on pics I've seen def not 6'6).
Canson said on 2/Jul/16
@123: LOL! Are you joking here or smoking the funny stuff? Jordan is certifiably between 6'4-6'5 barefoot. They wouldn't list a guard 3" taller. (he was already tall for a 2 guard even being 6'4 1/2 barefoot in those days). I know people who have seen him in person to say he is 6'4-6'5. Now Height and I are arguing a 1/4" which is reasonable but he ain't 6'3 LOL! That'd mean every player and I mean every. Dennis Rodman would only be 6'5 if MJ is 6'3.25. Pippen would be 6'5-6'6. Not possible. Rodman is 6'6-6'6.5 and Pippen only a little taller 6'7"
Canson said on 2/Jul/16
@123: LOL! Are you joking here or smoking the funny stuff? Jordan is certifiably between 6'4-6'5 barefoot. They wouldn't list a guard 3" taller. (he was already tall for a 2 guard even being 6'4 1/2 barefoot in those days). I know people who have seen him in person to say he is 6'4-6'5. Now Height and I are arguing a 1/4" which is reasonable but he ain't 6'3 LOL! That'd mean every player and I mean every. Dennis Rodman would only be 6'5 if MJ is 6'3.25. Pippen would be 6'5-6'6. Not possible. Rodman is 6'6-6'6.5 and Pippen only a little taller 6'7"
Canson said on 2/Jul/16
@Height: I do agree with you on Reggie doing that. Remember he and Charles Barkley joked and called draymond 6'3 last year lol. But they were doing that being funny. As for Penny I can't see him as over 6'6. If he's a tad shorter than Melo (at least anything that any of us could conceivably see) he'd be a solid 6'6 being Melo was measured 6'6.25. I've met Melo and he looks the height they lost him (but I can see Melo waking to 6'7" or very close to it and not dropping below a full 6'6 maybe even the 6'6.25. As for Boozer, Reggie may have gone far but at the same time Boozer once said something to that effect that he was 6'6. But that from my memory was when he was at Duke. He said they billed him at 6'8 but he was really only 6'6. IMHO boozer may only be a solid 6'7-6'7.5. I have heard people refer to him as 6'7 like Kurt Rambis when the Lakers were looking at picking him up. Rambis mentioned that he's "short for a power forward at 6'7". But he isn't under 6'7 imho
Height said on 2/Jul/16
@Canson

Miller is 6'6"
Penny is 6'6.1" - 6'6.2"
Melo is 6'6.25" - 6'6.3"
Rodman is 6'6.5"- 6'6.7"
Height said on 1/Jul/16
@Canson

Nice info but I wouldn't take Reggie Miller's opinions on height seriously (even on his height), he has always been exaggerated and a conspiracy theorist (always subtracting 2 inches from american players and adding 2 inches to european players). He once said that Kirilenko was 7'2", Larry Johnson 6'3" and Carlos Boozer 6'6". Reggie has always been a legit 198cm guy if you see him next to Majerle there is a legit 1 cm to 2 cm between them.

I have seen Penny enough and I can tell you that he is closer to 199 cm than to 198 cm. Melo is taller than him, but by just a tad, trust me.
123 said on 1/Jul/16
Michael Jordan in his playing days was six-three solid 6'3 1/4 mayby but never more nba heights are simply inflated measured fresh out of bed in thick soled shoes than rounded up to the nearest inch.......... listings bs knock off 2-3 inch for alot of player to get real height. nowerdays he lost height height and is now 190cm
Canson said on 1/Jul/16
@Height: Penny's pre draft lists him as a solid 6'6. But I'll be fair and say he could've been 1/8" over possibly because back in that draft I didn't see any 1/4" or 3/4" only 1/2 and full. I do know for some players (a friend of mine was a scout and still works closely with the league in some capacities) if they are slightly over they give them the full quarter or half and even others that may be .3 they will call them 1/2". He also said some get the in shoes height in the barefoot column occasionally (Vince Carter). I also wonder about John Wall as from people that have seen him he looks 6'2 ranfe in shoes not even close to 6'3. I doubt that was anything foul, it was more that he may have stretched for more and was measured in the morning early as I can believe he'd be 6'2 range in the AM. It's possible when they saw him that he was in casual shoes and not his sneakers and later in the day. The same people also met Bradley Beal and said he looks "slightly taller than one of them who is 6'2-6'2.5" which would make me think he's a weak 6'3 or maybe a full 6'3 (I honesty can see either for him) and makes sense if he was 6'3.25 in the morning.

I haven't seen Penny against enough 6'6 guys to know (only one who is close to 6'6" in Reggie Miller). I have seen him with Dennis Rodman and they look similar (I think Rodman is taller however) But on the same dime, Miller has also said before he is somewhere between 6'5 or 6'6 barefoot. I've heard him say it more than once. Once when he said MJ was between 6'4 and 6'5 and another time when He described a matchup with Antoine Walker and Ron artest and said Artest is "his height" around 6'5 or 6'6. If I had to be fair, I'd call Metta 6'5.25-6'5.5 and call Reggie 6'5 3/4 esp since he was listed 6'6 in college. Metta claimed 6'5 1/2 on Big Boi's neighborhood. So I'd give Penny 6'6. Melo looks taller (at least in my opinion). Melo's pre draft is 6'6.25
Canson said on 1/Jul/16
@Height: what I was saying about shoes is when he in public with someone else or against other players. The former with someone else, the shoe will make a difference. Not necessarily Stackhouse. I've never paid attention to Stackhouse's shoes but with Jordan I've owned many and I know many others who have who are taller in them.
Canson said on 1/Jul/16
@Height: Jordan wore a thick heel too though. As for the 6'4.5 Riley gave him he got that from inner circle. I never heard Knight say it. My guess is MJ measured that at his low (mid to late afternoon after most of the height is gone). Sprewell though (as is the case with Vince Carter) only has a barefoot measurement with no shoe measurement so that is suspect to me. In the Case of Carter, RJ said "Vince is 6'4 1/2, 6'5 on a good day, I take it as he's between 6'4.5-6'5. But an excerpt from a game when spree played for the Knicks when Pitino said he's 6'6. Sprewell said "I'm 6'4. I appreciate the extra inches." Someone I know and played men's league with is friends with him from high school and has seen him and confirmed he's "at most 6'4" or "about 6'4". I highly doubt he's any less think he was making a point tho to say he isn't 6'5 as he's listed on the roster. He told me that I look taller than him (of course we aren't standing next to each other and I'm thicker than Spree as well).
Canson said on 1/Jul/16
@Height: Jordan wore a thick heel too though. As for the 6'4.5 Riley gave him he got that from inner circle. I never heard Knight say it. My guess is MJ measured that at his low (mid to late afternoon after most of the height is gone). Sprewell though (as is the case with Vince Carter) only has a barefoot measurement with no shoe measurement so that is suspect to me. In the Case of Carter, RJ said "Vince is 6'4 1/2, 6'5 on a good day, I take it as he's between 6'4.5-6'5. But an excerpt from a game when spree played for the Knicks when Pitino said he's 6'6. Sprewell said "I'm 6'4. I appreciate the extra inches." Someone I know and played men's league with is friends with him from high school and has seen him and confirmed he's "at most 6'4" or "about 6'4". I highly doubt he's any less think he was making a point tho to say he isn't 6'5 as he's listed on the roster. He told me that I look taller than him (of course we aren't standing next to each other and I'm thicker than Spree as well).
Height said on 30/Jun/16
@Canson

I get your point, but to me discussing shoes in this case is nonsense because Stackhouse wore Filas with thick soles. Nick Anderson is 6'4"alright, but not a flat one that is, most likely a weak 194 cm from what I've seen.

As for Penny, he's 6'6", but like Nick he's not a flat 6'6" he has always edged flat 6'6"players by a little, he is more a weak 199 cm guy as he always seemed very similar in height as Melo (Melo being just tad taller). That is 2 inches.

Horace always was about 1.5cm - 2cm taller than Harvey at about 205 cm, hence the difference with Anderson (almost 12 cm difference = 4.5 to 4.7 inches)

There is no actual record that MJ was 6'4.5" when drafted (or that he was measured at that) other than opinions of Basketball people like Pat Riley or Bobby Knight who could have said 6'4.5" of any player between 193.1 cm and 195.5 cm. In their eyes, all the Jordans, Andersons, Stackhouses, Sprewells,Houstons, etc are 6'4.5"...they see the general picture as they think in feet and inches and not cms, that is a fact for me as I've seen numerous times where the subtle height differences between players are ignored.
Canson said on 29/Jun/16
@Height: Stackhouse and Jordan look the exact same to me always. I've never seen a pic where stack is shorter than him. I've seen some where stack can look taller but he's the same height. If anything One may have an 1/8" on the other which we can never see. Jordan remember too wears high cut shoes. I have his sneaks and am close to 6'6 in them in one pair I have even at 6'4 3/8 at night. They're a good 1.4" easy. From pics I see of Jordan in public he looks my height (Colin Kapernick is similar height as well) and he looks similar to him so does Kobe. They all don't look as tall as Howard Stern or Cam Newton. They're legit 6'5s. And Jordan is also built the exact same way as I am too. Very long 36 inseam and avg torso. That automatically gives the impression he's taller. Believe me I've been asked if I'm 6'6 many a times in my life. I see a lot of 6'3 1/2 guys or 6'2.5 guys say 6'5 and 6'4 claiming their morning and shoes. Nick Anderson is about 6'4. i have to honor what he claimed. Penny looked 2" taller than him to me and saw pics with Grant and he was a good nearly 5" taller than Nick. I've never met Horace but have met his brother. Prob 6'8.5 looked 4" taller than me

Click Here
Canson said on 29/Jun/16
Height: I guess anything is possible but if Jordan gets guessed at 6'4 by people close in size to him he def comes down below 195. To put in perspective there's no way he's as tall as Klitschko is. He's 198 out of bed and 196 at his low. 197 is 6'5 5/8. And a strong 197 is 6'5 3/4-7/8. I'd air more toward 196.2 from bed maybe 196.5 (6'5 3/8) the latter would mean he'd be in the 7/8" category for height loss and with his build I can't see that. I see 196.2/194.4 at his lowest esp when he was 6'4.5 when drafted
Canson said on 29/Jun/16
Height: I guess anything is possible but if Jordan gets guessed at 6'4 by people close in size to him he def comes down below 195. To put in perspective there's no way he's as tall as Klitschko is. He's 198 out of bed and 196 at his low. 197 is 6'5 5/8. And a strong 197 is 6'5 3/4-7/8. I'd air more toward 196.2 from bed maybe 196.5 (6'5 3/8) the latter would mean he'd be in the 7/8" category for height loss and with his build I can't see that. I see 196.2/194.4 at his lowest esp when he was 6'4.5 when drafted
Canson said on 29/Jun/16
@Height: I doubt he'd be 197. That's 6'5 5/8. A strong 197 is 6'5.75/6'5 7/8. He def isn't that tall. He'd be klitschko's size and he is def shorter than him. But I can see him as 6'5.25 maybe 6'5 3/8 (absolute max) out of bed and getting down to 6'4 1/2-5/8. He would be more while maybe not low 194 maybe a high 194. And 6'4 1/2 is very very tall. I have easily been guessed at 6'6 many time even 6'7 as well. Bobby 3342 will also tell you LoL!
Height said on 29/Jun/16
Click Here

Stackhouse at 194.4 cm vs Jordan at 195.5 cm
Height said on 29/Jun/16
@Canson

Nick Anderson never looked a flat 6'4" and is not shorter than 6'4.25" (193.7 cm), that is virtually 194 cm. Stackhouse has always been slightly taller than Nick and slightly shorter than MJ, about 1 cm shorter.
Canson said on 28/Jun/16
@Height: Anderson is only 6'4 (193) not 6'4.5. Stackhouse is 6'4.5 but Jordan and he are the same. In some pics Stackhouse can look taller actually but they're prob the exact same

Click Here
Height said on 27/Jun/16
@Canson I agree at MJ not being a full 6'5" (195.6 cm) at night, but considering that he can be a strong 197 cm during the day, and he genuinely looks more than 2 cms taller than legit 193 cm people, I think the absolute lowest he can drop at night is inside the 195.5 cm - 195 cm range (very similar to Kobe).

Interesting facts about your height!
Canson said on 27/Jun/16
Height I agree on the metric system being better. I'm not saying Jordan can't measure 6'4.75 earlier in the day but I think he would be 6'4.5 or my height (6'4 3/8-.42)at his lowest. In fact I firmly believe he'd still be 6'4.75 two hours out of bed and 6'4.5 at night. he and Stackhouse along with Kobe all look 6'4.5 and they can even look shorter than Carter as well or same height. 6'4.5 is very possible for Jordan 194.5 which is why some people even 6'2+ guys have said he's 6'4 others 6'5. That really is dependent on what time of day that specific person describing him measured and how much (degree of rounding) the person does. I often get 6'5 more than I do 6'4 (at 194.5)
Height said on 25/Jun/16
@Canson

Like I said on another thread, I think 6'4.5"and 6'4.75" are interchangeable, and 6'4.5" is one of the common ways for Basketball people (in USA at least) to refer to anyone who is between 193 and 195.5 cm. That is why I'm an advocate of the metric system.

I once believed MJ could be as low as 194 cm 194.5 cm as full grown pro, especially considering that Barkley looked 1cm - 1.5cm taller than him most of the time, but then after carefully comparing him again with other players who are legit 6'6" (Reggie Miller or Penny Hardaway who is actually more like Melo's height at 6'6.25") he honestly seemed like a flat 6'5"guy.

MJ is no way shorter than 195 cm or 195.5cm, he genuinely edged legit 6'4" players by about an inch (thinking guys like Mitch Richmond). Or how he edged player that are true 194 cm like Nick Anderson or Jerry Stackhouse by a little less than half an inch (about 1cm).
Canson said on 25/Jun/16
@Height: I agree. He was never "flat" 6'4 in the pros. But 6'4.5 when he was drafted I can see
Height said on 23/Jun/16
@Canson

I believe he was 6'4" when he was still in high school and then he continued growing during his first 2 college years. In the NBA he always seemed 1 inch taller than legit 6'4" guys.
Canson said on 22/Jun/16
He was said to actually be 6'4 when he first entered North Carolina his freshman year.
Leo 5'8 said on 18/Jun/16
Rob. How tall is his brother? Click Here
Editor Rob: could be near 10 inches smaller.
5'6 Aravind said on 10/Jun/16
Can he lose an inch at 53?
Editor Rob: some can make it to that age without any noticeable loss (apart from a few mm's), while others really can look like they've lost 0.5-1 inch. I wouldn't have said Jordan looked to have lost much.
Canson said on 3/Jun/16
@Sal agree with most of what u said. But him saying Rodman is half inch taller than him I heard him say the same but it was to illustrate that Rodman really isn't "6'9 260 he's 6'6 220 in Jordan's words". Jordan is comparing his listed height in the league (his shoe height rounded up) to Rodman's legit barefoot height (Rodman is prob 199cm 6'6-6'6.5)
Sal said on 2/Jun/16
My food for thought. He always looked the same height as Barkley, occasionally taller, usually slightly shorter. He was described by those who looked at him in the NBA draft as a 6'4" guy as opposed to a 7'1" Bowie, which doesn't look correct when you saw him next to Ralph Sampson who was exaggerated 7'4". The Olympic measurement we can't verify said 6'4.88" And Michael Jordan described Rodman as being a half inch taller at 6'6" and at North Carolina I saw a roster with him listed at 6'5.5" so I'm saying the 6'5" estimate sounds about right. The picture of him with Russell though makes me wonder how much height he would have lost. He regularly looks 6'10" to 6'11" with modern listed guys and he was measured at 6'9 and 5/8" but wanted to be rounded down. If Russell was around 6'8.5" now that would make Jordan closer to 6'4" or so as per your comment on the height difference Rob.
Height said on 25/May/16
Canson, how can you be so sure? Have you met him?

Many people claim what you say, but many others similar in height claim he is a legit 6'5 guy, which I believe. Honestly he doesn't seem as low as 194cm (maybe at age 17/18 or so). The absolute lowest I see MJ is at 195cm-195.5 cm and during the day he certainly gives the impression of being a full 6'6", so I don't see why he can't be at 197cm at his highest.
Canson said on 25/May/16
@Rampage: a little off on this one. But close. He's 196 out of bed and 194 at night. He's the same as me (a hair over 6'5 out of bed, 6'4.5 afternoon and maybe 6'4.4 or so at his lowest). You get people close in height to him describing him as 6'4 pretty regularly. He isn't that low but he spends time in both ranges during the day to get classified as both
Phil said on 22/May/16
Michael Jordan's brother Larry is 5 foot 7 or 5 foot 8.
plus said on 22/May/16
In the picture where they stand together I see Jordan 196 and Bryant 195.5. Very similar but I don't see Kobe edging him out
Arnold said on 21/May/16
Flat 6-5 at his very least. Only time in his life he was a weak 6-5 was at age 17/18/19.
bobbyh3342 said on 21/May/16
Jordan has always been a weak 6 5 (194 to195) but since he was one of the best to ever lace up..... I guess he can get the full 6'5
Height said on 19/May/16
@Rampage that is correct and should be the norm here at celeb heights.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 17/May/16
Out of bed: 197-198cm
Before bed: 195-196cm
Leo said on 3/May/16
Click Here
Michael Jordan:
Height: 6-4.88 (1992 U.S. Olympics at age 29)

What do you think Big Rob?
Editor Rob: still not sure on the authenticity of these olympic stats, whether actual measurements were taken or not.
Oscar said on 28/Apr/16
He seems to be every cm of a 197/198cm person when you meet him. So 195-196cm is perfect for my childhood idol
joe### said on 28/Apr/16
6´4.75
Rifle said on 17/Mar/16
Rob,
What do you think is the difference between Bill Russell and Jordan in this pic?

Click Here

Regards
Editor Rob: not that much over 4 inches
Dawkins said on 4/Feb/16
195cm at his very least and he's a good 196cm/197cm during the morning!
Height said on 24/Jan/16
Great insights DRE!
Canson said on 22/Jan/16
DRE: very well said! I agree. And I know it is debatable. we're in the same ballpark with the mid to high 6'4", so no argument! Also agree about Vince. He's the same height as the 3 guys you mentioned as well as Kobe. RJ said during his biography for dunking that he's 6'4 1/2, (6'5 on a good day) so right on the money there too.
DRE said on 21/Jan/16
Canson,

Of course all of this is debatable, but I truly think that's about 4 inches between him and Federer. Maybe just under 4 inches, but not less than 3 and a half.
If he is 6-4 3/4 or 6-4 7/8 that is irrelevant to me as both are still the same height (with just millimeters in difference), and still puts him at a 3 and 3/4 inch or 4 inch difference with Roger Federer.

Both Stackhouse and Nick Anderson where fractions shorter than MJ. MJ always edeged Stackhouse by a fraction and of course on some angles they appear the same, but the actual truth is that MJ edged him by a fraction, just the same way as Vince Carter (about 6'4.8-.9 ) edges MJ by a fraction.
Canson said on 20/Jan/16
@DRE: I'll split the diff between you and Matthew and say 3-4. def not a full 4 tho. 6'4.5-.75 is about right which makes him just about what you said in your last post, a weak 6'5 (1/4" isn't noticeable on anyone). Not a full 6'5 but between 6'4-6'5 as people like Reggie Miller have said about him. And remember in his shoes he wears (high sole and basketball shoes both) he will be almost a legit 6'6 coming out of that range barefoot.
Canson said on 20/Jan/16
@DRE: I'll split the diff between you and Matthew and say 3-4. def not a full 4 tho. 6'4.5-.75 is about right which makes him just about what you said in your last post, a weak 6'5 (1/4" isn't noticeable on anyone). Not a full 6'5 but between 6'4-6'5 as people like Reggie Miller have said about him. He actually looks the same height as Stackhouse (not taller) (measured 6'4.5) in the pics on the Wizards. and about the same as Barkley officially measured 6'4 5/8 by the Olympics. Ditto for Kobe. And remember in his shoes he wears (high sole and basketball shoes both) he will be close to if not a legit 6'6 coming out of that range barefoot.
DRE said on 18/Jan/16
He clearly looks 4 inches taller than Roger Federer like Height said...that's what 4 inches / 4 and half inches looks in real life.

I just don't see him as a 6'4 and a half guy...I believe that was his height coming out of high school and then grew slightly more. Plus the guy looks 6'6"/ 6'7" in real life, and tad taller than real 6'4 and a half guys like Nick Anderson or Jerry Stackhouse. So just a hair under 6'5 or a flat 6'5 sounds about right.
Canson said on 17/Jan/16
Duhon: I don't downgrade for my health. I do it because they're guys claim these heights. On the flip side you are always upgrading people. "Oh a morning height is true' sounds like someone is insecure with his height and wishes he was taller if you ask me!
Duhon said on 17/Jan/16
Pre-Draft measurements are accurate teams want the real data at that pivotal time. Lol Canson keeps going to every NBA player page trying to downgrade them, sounds like someone is bitter they couldn't make the NBA.
Mathew Robinson (190 cm) said on 14/Jan/16
The pics next to Roger Federer... I don't think that quite looks a full 4" in either shot. Over 3 yes, but not 4.
Canson said on 26/Dec/15
Feder the only one here who is stupid is you. The predraft measurements aren't correct and that's well known
feder said on 22/Dec/15


go ahead take lebron's word for it because people's opinion is more accurate than measurements that are directly from the nba pre draft camp lol stupid
Height said on 22/Dec/15
He looks at least 10cm (4 inches) taller than 185cm / 186 cm (6'1") Roger Federer.

So I wouldn't give him anything under 195cm (6'4.75" / 6'4.88").

Click Here

Click Here
Canson said on 21/Dec/15
Thanks Jim! I wasn't too surprised to hear that number. Most people that I've heard along with the folks in the NBA have said around 6'4 1/2.

Just curious. Is the 6'4.75 a measurement after you've been on your feet a while or is that a measurement early in the morning? Just curious to see how MJ would compare to me because all 3 of us are probably similar in height (I'm about 6'4 1/2 if I were to measure late in the day maybe early evening, pretty much a weak 6'5).

Heights are barefeet estimates, derived from quotations, official websites, agency resumes, in person encounters with actors at conventions and pictures/films.

Other vital statistics like weight, shoe or bra size measurements have been sourced from newspapers, books, resumes or social media.

Celebrity Fan Photos and Agency Pictures of stars are © to their respective owners.