How tall is Allen Iverson

Allen Iverson's Height

5ft 11in (180.3 cm)

American basketball player associated with The Philadelphia 76ers and Denver Nuggets. In a 1999 Orlando Sentinel he claimed "I'm 6-foot".

How tall is Allen Iverson
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Average Guess (58 Votes)
5ft 11.2in (180.9cm)
Canson said on 17/Sep/17
Canson said on 8/Sep/17
@animus: agreed!
Animus said on 7/Sep/17
Insanely gifted athlete. It's hard to overstate the level of athleticism and toughness this man possessed at 5 feet 11 inches in order to lead a team to the NBA Finals and to be a 4x NBA scoring champion.
Canson said on 26/Aug/17
Teddy said on 23/Aug/17
6'2 Terence Garvin with Iverson. Click Here

Iverson is leaning a lot but even if he didn't he still isn't less than 4" shorter. I think 5'10.5 for Bubba Chuck is perfect. Fits what Larry Brown described him as well as Lebron.
Teddy said on 23/Aug/17
6'2 Terence Garvin with Iverson. Click Here
Canson said on 4/Aug/17
The funniest part is watching this guy play in person as I have before (didn't get the pleasure of meeting him however but he looked small on the court with anyone but Chris Whitney and Ty Lue when he was a Sixer paying the wizards) he is really something to watch. He gave it his all on the court and truly left it all out there. I honestly having played the game at high school and collegiate levels have never seen someone his size accomplish that much. Nor has someone has size had the impact on the game and culture like he did. And it's no disrespect to the Tiny Archibalds and Isiah Thomas's of the world (both Zeek and IT) but AI was more talented (God Given) And I can agree with many that he never even reached his full potential or even the same degree of accomplishment (in the critics eyes) as Zeek with his rings. He had so much more to offer and his career didn't end the right way imho. And while he says he has fulfillment and is contrite I think he would've yearned for more as any Athlete would. Had he worked more with honing his God given talent with his athleticism and speed and focused on buying into what Larry Brown sold and of course even had the opportunity woth more talent like Brown had in his later years with the Pistons he'd be easily a top 10 player of all time at that stage and would have a good 2 or 3 rings. But seeing as where he started and almost ended up with at 18 years old (jail) he did remarkably well for himself
Canson said on 4/Aug/17
@James: agreed and it's good to be different imho! Brings out the best of us and our debates here on celebheights. johnson is a different breed but we both still respect him too!
James said on 29/Jul/17
I absolutely agree with @Canson in this particular case. While I appreciate a lot the interesting comments of @Chris, I have to admit that he seems to overestimate a lot of people. Chris is a very respectful user, I hope he doesn't get angry with me for this. But I do think he has a general tendency to overestimate the height of famous people.
Unanimous said on 19/Jul/17
5'11 155-160
Canson said on 12/Jul/17
@Chris: if he were 6'0 almost 6'1 he'd have been listed 6'2" on a roster. Are you really 6'5" as you claim? You tend to overestimate everyone you comment on.
Chris said on 7/Jul/17
Iverson isn't 5'11. I've met him before, and he's surprisingly big. Look at pictures as well - he towers over everyday people. He's easily 6 foot. Probably approaching 6'1
Canson said on 18/Jun/17
@Rising Force: I will say AI was misunderstood though and pund for pound was the best I've seen play I mean even using their official listed height he's a mere 6'0" while Jordan is 6'6 and he had a much harder road but the one thing that separated the two immensly was Jordan took practice just as seriously as the game where AI in game may have been the most effort I've seen on the court. He worked harder than almost anyone I've seen
Canson said on 18/Jun/17
@Rising Force: I agree with everything you said even AI's weight. Brown may have exaggerated that a bit but in thinking he wasn't over 160 prob not 150 although for a year or two. AI was always listed 6'0" 165. But everything else was well said! AI will probably never truly be appreciated. Us enthusiasts that saw him play I. College and saw how bad his Sixers teams were pre and post can tell but another thing was before they got Brown you said well he was running point and Brown made him into an undersized but powerful 2 guard
RisingForce said on 17/Jun/17
Good find Canson, but Lebron also seems to be doubting his pretty accurate weight of 160-170. There was one year, maybe it was 2000 where Iverson pissed off Brown by dropping a lot of weight, but for the most part he was between 160-180. But yeah, Jordan was special, regardless of athletic gifts. Iverson was an underrated off the ball player under Larry Brown, probably stemming from his days at Georgetown, but Jordan was more efficient with his movements. Once Phil Jackson came, Jordan was able to average 34 a game and not dominate the ball. Jordan really never fell into the trap that a lot of volume scorers do. He was more looking to move in for a better shot, despite being a respectable 3 point shooter by 1990. You never really saw some of these stupid heat checks players take now. He could also be a lockdown on ball defender and while his help defense was his strength whether doubling the post or playing the passing lanes, he picked his spots much smarter. Iverson could gamble in Brown's system when he had great defenders around him and shot blockers, but he could get carried away and in the post-Brown years, he showed less interest in that side. This is more praise for Jordan rather than shots at Kobe, Iverson and those guys. I admire all of them, but Jordan was something else.
Morningheight 181.5cm said on 17/Jun/17
Iverson is though to figure out I'd guess 5'11.50 in his prime.
Canson said on 12/Jun/17
Lebron says the same as Larry brown here 5'10 1/2 (brown said 5'10/5'11

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Im 171CM said on 11/Jun/17
5'10" flat for Allen...
Canson said on 7/Jun/17
Well said Rising force! Wasn't just his height he didn't have the same gear as Jordan which is something most don't have. He also didn't "practice" like Jordan did lol!!! His approach wasn't quite the same on or off the court
RisingForce said on 5/Jun/17
Iverson was fun to watch with the right team and coach(about '99-'03), but there's a lot that separates him from Jordan, not just 5-6 inches. Would be interesting to see what Iverson at his best would do in a league where Westbrook averaged a triple double, though.
Canson said on 5/Jun/17
Well said Christian! And he never won a ring and still gets his praise!!! Well deserved
Christian-196.5cm (6ft5 3/8) said on 3/Jun/17
His lack of height probably hindered him from being one of the top greatests in bball history. Sure, he was great, but if he was at least 6'3" he would've had the same level of success as Jordan and Kobe.
Canson said on 3/Jun/17
He was a soldier at 5'10/5'11!!!
RisingForce said on 2/Jun/17
I can't go lower than 181 cm right now, but I stand by my higher estimate. Do you have a source for this measurement? Why not believe the 6'0" w/o shoes from pre-draft? He can look both shorter and taller, but the posture thing is big. I thought my friend was basically my height, but we compared once and suddenly I was looking at about the bottom of his nose. I had thought he was maybe 5'9" max before that, but he suddenly looked closer to the 5'10" range he was claiming and his posture was no worse than Iverson's.
Canson said on 31/May/17
@Rising Force: maybe Iverson is really as tall as his former coach described him. Yes the teams do measure them every year and Iverson's 6'0" was in shoes
RisingForce said on 29/May/17
Iverson can look 5'11" flat, so I'll leave that possibility open on him, though I think it's his slouch. Frankly, I don't really care what Larry Brown estimates him as. You've repeated that before so obviously I know that already. I care what he looks. Larry Brown may not be considering Iverson's slouch for all I know or he may just not be that accurate estimating height. I have no idea. It's worth mentioning once, but it's not proof of anything. You have no proof of some team measurement, Iverson was supposedly measured 6 feet pre-draft in 1996. It could have been an hour out of bed, so maybe he's 5'11.5". But for team measurements, a Rockets team measurement in the late 80s/early 90s had Hakeem at 6'10.75", iirc and while I find it plausible I'm willing to bet you think he's shorter. Back to Iverson, he looks 7" max shorter than 6'7.25" Lebron here: Click Here He actually looks 184 cm there, imo, just like he did with Steve Francis in another full shot. Michael Curry was listed 6'5" and only looks 4" taller here: Click Here Obviously, Iverson isn't 6'1", but Curry's 6'5" was probably in shoes, making Iverson look 6'1" in shoes in comparison, or worst case, 1/4" under. That would make sense since Iverson got 6'1" listings in college.

As for Ewing, I just don't buy that one bit. I'm convinced he's a 7 footer in shoes. Outside of Mutombo's joke I never heard his height doubted in all the years I watched him. Announcers use to say Olajuwon was under 7 feet regularly, but he's a bare minimum of 6'10"(I think 6'10.5"-6'10.75") and Ewing is clearly taller, just like Ewing was always noticeably taller than fellow Georgetown alum 6'9.5" Mourning. We can debate Ewing at another time if you like, but we're already arguing about too many basketball players right now.
Canson said on 29/May/17
@Rising Force: look at Jeremy Lin page poster Robert Broome at 6'5" says Ewing is 6'9" and change that's prob what mutombo refers to with Patrick. I believed 6'10" prime for Ewing that's how ive always seen him. So maybe 6'9.75 or 6'9.5. If you look at spree and Jordan they're not much different with Ewing. As for AI you can discredit the others but Larry brown was similar in height. Brown is also very familiar having been his coach and they measure him at some point during their time together likely every year so 5'10/5'11 is fair and more than accurate
RisingForce said on 17/May/17
Here's another comparison, Andre Igoudala is almost 6'6" himself(he measured 6'5.75" to be exact) and Iverson comes to about his nose: Click Here putting him half a foot shorter, so 182 cm would be pretty likely.
RisingForce said on 17/May/17
Actually, Cube's head reaches Iverson's top eyebrow exactly: Click Here That would be about 3.5", but Iverson is slouching noticeably as taller people do with shorter people, while Cube only has a slight lean. I used the exact top of Cube's hair as well for the line, which could give him a bit of an edge. He looks 5'11.5" with a slouch. He looked 6'0.5" with Steve Francis in the full pic below. I'm only suggesting he's somewhere from 5'11.5" to 6 feet. And I'm sorry, but that other statement is just ridiculous. Trusting people you've never met can judge height or even have an interest in getting it precise is wildly inaccurate. Mel Gibson's co-star said he's 5'6"-5'7" and Scott Stapp the guy from Creed met with Mel and also said Mel was 5'7". Anyone with a decent sense of height can tell that's nonsense. I can understand you valuing the judgement of friends, but picking random people, including off the reddit boards is just silly. How tall do you think Kevin Durant is? All his teammates and people who played with him insist he's no shorter than 6'11", possibly 7 feet. Guess it must be true. Flip Saunders said for years Kevin Garnett was at least 7'1" and he coached him for what a decade? Freddie Prinze Jr. said Kiefer Sutherland was 5'4", a height you hear many insist Tom Cruise is around as well, or even Rod Stewart. We're talking about MUCH bigger mistakes here than calling a weak 6'/strong 5'11" range guy an inch shorter, especially one who slouches like Iverson and even more, one who was on a court with giants. Seriously, you expect people who you've never met or gotten a sample of how they judge height to be accurate to the inch? Most people don't size someone up like Rob does when he meets a celeb. Rob does it because it's his job. So many people if they're say 5 feet away or even more, will conclude someone is similar in height to themselves if they don't have to look up or down when talking to them, despite the fact there could be a few inches. If you followed this line of thinking consistently, you'd end up with some of the most absurd results imaginable along with the fact that you'll quickly see how much estimates for one individual can vary. Take Mel Gibson and you'll see from 5'4" to 5'11" and this is from people who have indeed met him, like I said, some of the 5'6"-5'7" estimates come from people who worked with him, but then you finally get an accurate estimate from a co-star like Sigourney Weaver who said 5'9". How can I differentiate between Weaver's estimate and the others? By using my eyes. Ultimately, that's what matters and is the deciding factor. I mean, Mutombo said his longtime friend Patrick Ewing was 6'9". Do you believe that? I doubt it since we both agree Latrell Sprewell is a legit 6'4". If what just a collection of people said was definitive then why do you get such variations? Because many people don't precisely judge height, the person is the same, so it's the people judging who change. You've heard what is said about eyewitness testimony, right? This will only be solved by posting comparisons. If Iverson is 179-180 cm as it seems you're suggesting then post some good comparisons that show it. Tim Duncan and Garnett said T-Mac was 6'10", which former coach Doc Rivers also said when he was really not much over 6'7" and Orlando Magic players, including Dwight Howard himself use to say Hedo Turkoglu was taller than Dwight, which is nonsense as Turkoglu was only 6'8" or so while Howard isn't under 6'9" and could have grown to 6'9.5". I could go on with these.
Canson said on 17/May/17
@Rising Force: 4"? I saw where you said people are bad judges of height but your judging with he or Barkley or Kobe isn't very good either. Ice cube is not 4" shorter he's above AI's eyebrows well above even in that pic. If his coach along with people who met him said he's 5'10/5'11 that's what he is sorry. Lue is shorter than him too so 5'9" range for Lue is very possible at best he's 5'10" and a half inch shorter than AI
Canson said on 17/May/17
Well Hope says it best below. Larry Brown said himself below exactly that AI is 160 lbs and he also said at the same time 5'10/5'11.
hope said on 17/May/17
Reading this, I saw the comment from Larry Brown that AI weighed around 160 lbs. I laughed because I heard two announcers once discussing his size. They were both chuckling about how on one program he'd been listed as 6'0" and 175 lbs. One said, "175 lbs.? He doesn't go more than a buck-fifty and change." Because he's been thought of as a "tiny" man in the NBA for years, and because he appears to be tiny when playing with giants, I imagine he's taller than expected. I'd put him at 5 10.5" or even 5'11". He might have been a soft 5'11.5' or a soft 6" at one time, but I doubt it. The thing to keep in mind are his skills. It's hard enough for a guy who's 6'5" to reach the NBA. To play at his size, and be one of the best players in the game, illustrates just how good he was.
RisingForce said on 14/May/17
My mistake, Barea was measured, and it was indeed 5'10" flat, don't know by how much, but Lue is taller than that.
RisingForce said on 14/May/17
Unless I know the specific posters it doesn't mean much to me. Not everyone judges height well. There's no way Lue is only 5'9" range. JJ Barea looks shorter than any of these guys and I assume he's about 5'10"(don't think he was measured pre-draft). Iverson has terrible posture here, but still looks about 4 inches taller than Ice Cube going by where Cube reaches on Iverson's head: Click Here
Canson said on 1/May/17
Ty lue is nowhere close to 6'0" tall one poster met him below and said he's 5'9" range same height as he is
Canson said on 1/May/17
@Rising Force: Larry brown says here that AI is 5'10/5'11. Weak 5'11 in barefoot is gonna make him 6'0" in shoes which is how most posters who have met him here on celeb heights have described him 5'10-5'11 range

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RisingForce said on 29/Apr/17
Iverson isn't an inch shorter than Chris Paul. The 2 look virtually identical in height: Click Here Click Here CP3 could possibly edge out Iverson by a quarter inch in the first pic and Iverson probably edges out Paul by 1/4" in the 2nd pic, but it depends on posture, shoes and hat. I've always thought Iverson was just about 6 feet, but just under, as shorter as 5'11.5" is possible as well. Though I distinctly remember, Iverson was taller than Tyronn Lue during the 2001 NBA Finals. The announcers made a big deal about. Here's an example: Click Here Iverson is 6'1" in shoes, it just depends on how big his shoes are. He was very undersized for a shooting guard, but the 5'10" range stuff is nonsense. Part of it is Iverson's bad posture, but here's an excellent full shot where I'm not even sure I see him a full 2" shorter than 6'2.5" measured Steve Francis: Click Here His head reaches Francis' hairline there.
Canson said on 17/Apr/17
@KH: agreed and great insights
KH said on 14/Apr/17
Weak 5'11. He is close to an inch shorter then Chris Pual. Only about an inch and a half taller then Larry Brown. Sixers fan watched him for years. Super skinny too have been near him plenty of times.
Canson said on 11/Apr/17
@James: don't bother replying to Chris as Chris is a troll. He has said that Magic is 6'9" barefoot and that Bird is 6'10" just to make Magic 6'9" and that Jordan is 6'6" barefoot. Why they would list bird at 6'9" when he is 6'10 is mind boggling. Some people just have no common sense. Those are all shoebheights (Bird is 6'9" or near it barefoot) while everyone knows MJ and MJ aren't their barefoot heights on paper. Some will argue 6'5 for Jordan others 6'4.5 like myself but that would put him 6'5.75-6'6" in shoes while Magic got his 6'8.5 in a shoe (pat Riley even said he's 6'7" and coached him for 8 years lol).
Canson said on 7/Apr/17
@Chris: do you not see what you're doing? You have some nerve calling James out when you upgrade everyone you comment on. You use shoe heights. Everyone here knows Iverson isn't a legit 6'0" tall. He's listed 5'11" here by Rob. why would Larry Brown who is not only close in height with Allen Iverson but coached him for 6 years say during his hall of fame induction that AI is 5'10/5'11? Maybe that's what he is and maybe that's what Beckham is
Chris said on 7/Apr/17
"He's similar to Beckham, so 5'11"

Do you see what you're doing. You say everyone is smaller than they are, so it fits your theory that everyone is smaller than they say they are.

It's much more likely that both Beckham and Iverson are the exact same height they say they are - 6 feet
Canson said on 26/Mar/17
Out of bed 181 range
Before bed around 179
Canson said on 22/Mar/17
@JJ: no way! He's 178-179 bare minimum
jj said on 21/Mar/17
He's 175cm
Canson said on 2/Mar/17
@Ok: I'd go with what Larry Brown said he's 5'10/5'11 a weak 5'11 is prob more like it. That's how most people guess him.
ok said on 25/Jan/17
5'10 imo
Chris said on 9/Jan/17
No more than this
horace said on 29/Dec/16
181 centimeters with no footwear.
James said on 17/Dec/16
@Joe He is not 6 foot by any means, not even out of bed.

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Looks kinda similar to Beckham, around 5' 11" is OK.
Cr said on 8/Dec/16
he looks 178 cm
Joe said on 8/Dec/16
181 cm barefoot. He looks shorter because he wears baggy clothing, especially pants. He actually appears 6 foot if you watch footage of his college years at Georgetown University. Even the 1996 draft combine measured him at 6'0" without shoes.
184-182 said on 28/Nov/16
@hijopotamus: I believe that was Isiah Thomas of the Detroit Pistons, who was listed at 6'1"

As for Allen Iverson, I'm betting he's around the 5'11 mark give or take a little based on what time of day it is
hijopotamus said on 26/Nov/16
Rob, wasnt Iverson same height as Will Smith on Prince of Bel Air??
Canson said on 23/Nov/16
Larry Brown who is 5'8-5'9 said during AI's HOF press conference 160 lbs at most and 5'10/5'11 which is what people like KROC who have met him (here on Celebheights) have also said
James B said on 27/Oct/16
Upper end of average for an American man but a midget in basketball yes
manny said on 25/Sep/16
Chris Paul is 6foot and looks to be that inch taller that Iverson so I would have to say this is accurate and no lower that a strong 5'10. For Iverson anythinglower is nonsense
Wallace said on 11/Sep/16
Highly doubt he's six feet. He isn't much taller than Tyronn Lue. I met Lue when he played for LA and his listed six feet is bs. I'm five eleven and was taller by some maybe an inch and a half
Canson said on 26/Aug/16
5'10-5'11 barefoot
123 said on 23/Aug/16
Iversion is 5'9 look at him with mj
Canson said on 22/Jun/16
@Truth: right where you have him prob 5'10.5. A friend of mine at 6' even said he looks an inch and a half shorter than he was
truth said on 21/Jun/16
Looks like a strong 5'10, weak 5'11 guy. Very similar to me (only slightly taller), 5'10.5 - 5'11.
Buck said on 9/Jun/16
I think 5'9 is a crime, he's a weak 5'11 or very strong 5'10 at worst but I imagine 5'11 is closer to reality
Leo said on 4/May/16
So, Allen is 5'11 and not less. Good job Rob.
Draxler said on 26/Apr/16
Rob, What is the difference?
Chris Paul and Allen Iverson
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Editor Rob: doesn't look much really, they could be within 1cm of each other
Mike said on 8/Apr/16
@Junior Lewing Koo Seriously? You think he's 5'8". You should never be taken seriously on this website ever again.
Junior Lewing Koo said on 4/Apr/16
I would say that I'm approximately 5'8
Allen Iverson was always overrated as a player and his height. I would say, Iverson gotta be around possibly 5'9 with shoes. Without shoes 5'8. Why does the NBA Exaggerate players height?
Ljungberg said on 2/Mar/16

KG is like 6-11.25 and Ray Allen is actually a legit 6-4 guy (He is a little less than 3 cm shorter than MJ at 193 cm - 193.5 cm)
Canson said on 26/Jan/16
Height: I could not have paid for a better response than that! Spot on!
Height said on 25/Jan/16

You are right about Garnett, as that 6'9.5" measurement comes from an Olympic height...that's what Fiba does to players that are not officially measured: they knock of 1.5" off their listed NBA height.

But as far as Ray Allen goes, he's in the 6'3" department, he is a strong 6'3" though at about 6'3.6"-6'3.8"...

He is about 1 inch shorter than Kobe and about 1.5-2 inches shorter than Paul Pierce who is about 6'6".
Pdubble said on 24/Jan/16
Some ppl gunna believe what they want to believe..somebody tried saying kg must be 6'9.5...and ray Allen only 6' is atleast 6'11shoes off..Ray is 6'5 no shoes, just stop it..some guys heights are altered..not all tho.
WAF said on 29/Jul/15

You are most likely referring to this article: Click Here

Barkley does not say that he lied about his height. He says that some players do. There is a distinction between lying yourself and having a coach who lists all the players heights and decides to exaggerate - that is how it's commonly done.

I think most well-informed fans of the NBA, and there are not many, are aware of the fact that players listed height is their height in shoes. There is therefore very little ambiguity - you subtract about an inch off every listed height and you have the barefoot height. There are, of course, exceptions:

Chris Paul is actually about 6'0" without shoes and therefore should be listed 6'1". Kevin Durant is at least 6'9" without shoes and should be listed at 6'10", but because he is a small forward, he is listed at 6'9" as that is typically the tallest height for a small forward - 6'10", 6'11" and sometimes 7'0" is the height of a power forward.

Then there are players like Dwight Howard, Kevin Love, and Nick Young whose heights are all exaggerated, even when accounting for shoes. (Howard might have grown half an inch, which would justify his 6'11" listing, but I am not sure.)
In general the listed heights are accurate heights with shoes worn. Besides, the important thing is not whether a player is 6'8" or 6'9", but whether he is 6'6" or 6'9" - the wingspan and standing reach are arguably more important measures when comparing players of almost equal height.

So, Barkley was correctly listed at 6’6”, since he is at least 6’5” (even though he is listed at 6’4.75” here).

The most problematic aspect of the current listing convention is that some people don’t know that it has not always existed and they thus tend to underestimate the height of former players compared to current ones. That’s why it is a widely held belief that centers were undersized when Wilt Chamberlain played and that he could dominate on sheer size alone - as a matter of fact, Wilt Chamberlain was actually a finesse player, who wanted to beat you with his skills and not his unprecedented size and athleticism (although he did that as well - especially if he was provoked). People also say that Bill Russell would have been too short and insufficiently athletic to compete today, even though he was about 6’9.63” and would legitimately have been listed 6’11” unlike Dwight Howard (unless he grew after getting drafter - not that it ultimately matters for his worth as a player) and that he was a freakish athlete who could run and jump like few human beings on this earth: Click Here
jjg943 said on 3/Jun/15
I say 5'10"-5'10 3/4 barefeet to being 5'11 3/4- 6'0" legit with shoes on....
leonari said on 17/May/15
He ain't broke
b-mint1994 said on 12/Apr/15
5'9.5" is hate-crimish. At worst he's a strong 5'10/weak 5'11"
Dusty said on 6/Apr/15
Draft express, or any draft-oriented measurements are definitely not the be all end all. That's where the lies begin. Just read about Charles Barkley, there's a quote from him where he says straight up that he lied to get listed at 6'6, and says he's really 6'¾
oregon said on 10/Mar/15
Rob, look at his photos with 5'11 rapper Fabolous. Also look at his pictures with Dwyane Wade...this guy is 5'9.5...
b-mint1994 said on 28/Feb/15
I wonder how many of the listed 6 ft point guards are a legit 6 foot in real life.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 19/Feb/15
At 5ft11, he's practically a midget in his sport
trev said on 21/Aug/14
Met AI when I was a kid. My pops knew Louis Katz (owned the Nets) and I got to be a pregame ballboy one game when they were playing the sixers. I loved AI so I went to the sixers side of the court. I was only 12 back then so I maybe don't have the greatest retrospective judge of his height but if I had to guess compared to other players on the court I don't see him as less than 6'0" at his peak (back then I mean). Nice guy!!
Ian C. said on 13/Aug/14
I don't know, Speed, if I want Allen Iverson to be short, other than that the less tall he is the more spectacular his achievements as an athlete. I sure get a nasty, spiteful thrill out of him being broke though. Anybody else out there get that, or should I go into therapy (again) for being a jerk?
Roger said on 12/Dec/13
How is that possible that you have Fabolous and Allen Iverson both at 5'11 even though that Fab is at least an inch taller than AI. The pictures below clearly shows that. They were wearing the same shoes by the way Reebok Questions. I think you should downgrade AI to 5'10 taking into consideration below pictures. :

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speed said on 7/Dec/13
why do we all want him to be short?
kyle said on 2/Dec/13
@Bosnia if you can mistake someone who is the same height as you with someone who is 3 inches taller than you then you are genius!
bulba said on 6/Nov/13
Wasnt he listed as 5ft 10.5in at one point?
Bosnia said on 5/Nov/13
@kyle How do we now that you estimated Lues height corectly? Lot of people make are making mistake when judging someones height. So, like Malone11 said, if you cannot trust predraft measurments where it is clearly written "height with and w/o shoes"..
Bosnia said on 5/Nov/13
@Lyvloev how is it possible that Iverson had already lost height? :s That is exaggerating...
Lyvloev said on 4/Oct/13
His peak height was 5 ft 11 1/2 in, soonly he fell to 5 ft 10 3/4 in, however he is now 5 ft 10, clearly.Do not forget his wingspan at 6 ft 3 1/4 in, and, yes NBA height is in shoes so he is 6 ft, but do not forget in predraft he was listed in shoes at 6 ft 1 in.
KROC said on 13/Aug/13
I use to see Iverson all the time at Rucker Park back in the day. He always looked a little below 5'11.
KVC said on 2/Aug/13
Rob, you have rapper Nelly at 5'8.5 (which I believe is a bit too much, seeing as how Nelly himself claims only 5'9, I'm sure he's no taller than 5'8) and in this video we see Nelly and Iverson in similar footwear, with AI looking marginally taller. Do you think that video would change your estimate of AI? Also, Iverson is listed oficially at 6'0 with shoes - which means he should be 5'11 barefeet if they didn't add anything - which everyone knows they do.

Best regards: KVC
monogamy said on 19/Jan/13
i assume our buddy malone11 here is about 16-19 years old. so don't be too mean to him as he is not an adult yet
kyle said on 14/Jan/13
Malone11 the only ignorant man here is you. Inacuracy of draft measurements were proved many times not only on this website. Just for instance check Tyronn Lue's height (6'0 from pre draft measurements) I"m from Boston, have seen and approached him many times and he was exactly the same height as I am (5'9.25). As don omar said don't think you are smarter than this website's visitors!
malone11 said on 31/Dec/12
if you dont trust the official predraft measurment, what the hell are you gonna trust? the ignorance on some people here, i actually linked everybody up and supported the claim
Don Omar said on 26/Dec/12
If it is so easy to solve this mistery over Iverson's height this page is irrelevant. So malone11 don't think that you are smarter than most people here because you really look dumb while doin' this!
Tony said on 20/Dec/12
Yeh I dont actually trust those draftexpress measuremnts for iverson. I saw someone post on another forum he was measured 5'10.25, sounds right but I do not think they backed it up.
Pop said on 20/Dec/12
malone11 those so called "measurements" for AI appeared after someone posted unconfirmed information here on this page.
malone11 said on 10/Nov/12
Click Here he measured 6'0 barefoot at the draft combine, case solved
Knowledge said on 1/Oct/12
Murad is probably right considering he played in Turkey 178cm (5'10) is the best estimate.I really dont see him being even 5'11 or let alone 6'.Even in basketball shoes its a reach
Noble said on 29/Aug/12
met him in atlanta this summer, 5'10 is correct i think, considering the fact that he was in sleepers
hungarian said on 24/Jan/12
Probably Murad said the right thing. He's 178 cm.
Francis said on 8/Oct/11
Allen Iverson's height without shoes is 5'11 and 6'0 with shoes.
LG69 said on 28/Aug/11
5'11 barefooted...6'0 with b-ball shoes.
james d.ang said on 11/Jul/11
nice game
responseto done deal said on 10/Jul/11
done deal says on 20/Dec/10
Ronny says on 20/Aug/10
Jameer Nelson is actually 5'9. Met him in person.

no pre draft measurements show he is 5-10 or 5-11 without shoes..

bc said on 6/Jul/11
Click Here

This photo was taken on 20 Feb 2005 for the NBA All-Star Game.

Allen Iverson, who was born in 1975, was 30 years old by that time. We can then assume that he was in his prime and should not have started shrinking yet. Dwayne Wade, who was born in 1982, measured 6-3.75 without shoes and 6-4.75 with shoes on during 2003 pre-draft camp when he was 21. We can also assume that he has not grown by then.

In this photo, they were both the same distance from the camera. The floor was flat. They were both wearing basketball shoes. They were both standing in a good posture though Wade was leaning a bit forward, but we can assume this to cancel out the effect of a slight tilt in camera angel ( which gives a little advantage to Wade)
So comparison based on this photo should be accurate enough.

Now you can see that the length of Wade's head is about the same as the NBA Spalding basketball (standard circumference: 29.5 inch. By simple maths, diameter is found to be 9.4 inch)
So we simply give 9.4 inch as the length of Wade's head.

Now you can also see the top of Iverson's head reached just below Wade's eyes; and Iverson's eyes reached just below Wade's chin.

To make things simple we assume that Wade has his eyes located in the middle of his head. So dividing 9.4 by half and we can tell Wade's eyes are 4.7 inches below the top of his head and 4.7 inches above the bottom of his chin.

To conclude, Wade has a bit more than 4.7 inches over Iverson and Iverson has to be lower than 5-11.05.

Based on this piece of evidence, I'll give Iverson 5-10.5.
yeshi said on 11/Jun/11
Allen iverson look like 6-2.
Viper said on 7/Jun/11
I can agree with 5-10
kj said on 6/Jun/11
viper your really being way too technical about this...most people just say 5-10 even though their really 5-9 1/2...two inches isn't's really not that much....two inches isn't a people wear different size shoes

if someone says their AROUND 6 foot that could mean 5-10 or 6-2....around just means an estimate
kj said on 6/Jun/11
he's not 5-9..he's just stocky looking...loko at nba pre draft measurements and he measured at a bit over 5-10 w/o shoes
Shi said on 30/May/11
He's definitely less than 6'. First time I met him was in a stairwell at PCOM (where the 76ers practice(d?)). He was a step above me and he was BARELY taller than me and I'm 6'3". I met him two other times, one time I was standing right next to him and he was a good 4 or 5 inches shorter than me.

I'd definitely say he's around 5'10"
Chris said on 23/May/11
Ayo I know hes 6 feet tall cause the NBA say he was and I'm sure dey aint lyin so Gloomy why dont yo shut yo... and try to get in the NBA and slam dunk.
Sam said on 5/Apr/11
He looks 177cm
Gloomy said on 6/Feb/11
Cm on guys he's 5'10, i'm from philly had close encounters many times.
Jordan said on 6/Feb/11
kj says on 1/Feb/11
what are your sources? like i'd rather believe you than a legit website

YEah, like you can back up your own claim he's 5'11 with any source... I'm waiting...BTW the information that Iverson is 5'11 1/4 appeared on this website first in 2007 and it wasn't backed up with a source too!
Viper said on 4/Feb/11
LOL 6-0 1/2. Better chance hes 5-9
Tamara said on 3/Feb/11
I actually met Iverson twice, once a couple of months ago and again today.
He appear very short as in maybe a good 5'10 - 5'11 but its also because his posture is horrible. I say standing up he'd probably reach a good 6'0 1/2.

He's also not very nice to talk to in person. He was really rude.
kj said on 1/Feb/11
Ronny says on 30/Dec/10
done deal says on 20/Dec/10
Ronny says on 20/Aug/10
Jameer Nelson is actually 5'9. Met him in person.

no pre draft measurements show he is 5-10 or 5-11 without shoes..

Some of the pre draft measurements are innacurate too!

what are your sources? like i'd rather believe you than a legit website
Jordan said on 31/Jan/11
Look at pictures of him and travis diener, there are 3 inch difference between them. Btw I met him in person and he is the same height as me and I'm 5'9.
stranger said on 29/Jan/11
Click Here

he's 5-11 without shoes he just looks shorter because he's stocky
you have no proof it's inaccurate...their a lot more accurate than nba listed heights
jake said on 2/Jan/11
Might be 181 cm and 6' out of bed.
Bon said on 30/Dec/10
He looks 5'10, not more
Ronny said on 30/Dec/10
done deal says on 20/Dec/10
Ronny says on 20/Aug/10
Jameer Nelson is actually 5'9. Met him in person.

no pre draft measurements show he is 5-10 or 5-11 without shoes..

Some of the pre draft measurements are innacurate too!
Nono said on 25/Dec/10
As tall as became maybe there's a pic they stand together
done deal said on 20/Dec/10
Viper says on 31/Jul/10
Iverson looks 5'10-5'10.5

comical book laughable? umm that's stupid I wouldn't go that far if you tell someone your around 6 foot that could mean 5-10-6-2

2 inches is not that much of a difference
done deal said on 20/Dec/10
Ronny says on 20/Aug/10
Jameer Nelson is actually 5'9. Met him in person.

no pre draft measurements show he is 5-10 or 5-11 without shoes..
Murad said on 5/Dec/10
I'm a member of Besiktas club medical crew. We measured Iverson at 178 cm and he weighted at 71 kilos.
JIm said on 30/Nov/10
Iverson is definitely < 6'0" - I have stood right next to him and he is about 6" smaller than me and I am 6'3" - Saying he is a solid 5'10" is a probably a gift, but I could accept it - No way is he 5'11" or 6'0"
Viper said on 1/Nov/10
LOL, no he wasnt. Hes 5'10
Legacy said on 31/Oct/10
Click Here Iverson was measured 5'10" without shoes and 6'0" with shoes. Most NBA player height listings are with shoes rounded up to the nearest inch.
Legacy said on 31/Oct/10
Dman1528 says on 22/Sep/10
Allen iverson is 5'10.5 barefoot and about 150 pounds i still have the SI kids poster from like 2002 back when they had interviews and stuff on the back of them and they where talking about his true height and weight most of the shorter nba players under 6'6" have 2 inches added to there height and most that are 6'6" and over have once inch added to there height.
I think I read that issue. In the interview doesn't Iverson say something like he isn't really 6ft and 165 pounds and he's really 5'10" and 150 pounds but maybe 6ft and 165 pounds if he stood on a phonebook and wore a lot of really heavy clothing?
HS said on 31/Oct/10
Iverson was measured at 6'0 without shoes when he was drafted
JANELLE said on 26/Oct/10
He is not six feet anything he is more like 5'10 I stood right in front of him and he is not taller than my husband who is 5'10. Unless he grew a couple of inches in his twenties Allen Iverson is not six feet tall.
Anonymous said on 12/Oct/07
lol what are you talking about? There is no rule to how nba players are listed. Example...Shaq is 7'1" and listed 7'1", Vince Carter is 6'5.5" and listed 6'6" but Desmond Mason is 6'6" but listed 6'5" while Steve Nash is 6'1" and listed 6'3".
Anonymous said on 6/Oct/07
NBA Players are listed 2 inches taller then there actual heights
Anonymous said on 11/Sep/07
He was measured 5'11.25" barefoot, 167 pounds and a 6'3.25" wingspan in 1996.
Viper said on 9/Sep/07
Sometimes "supposed" measurements are total BS.
Sexxy Beast said on 8/Sep/07
I remember SI did a test on Iverson. They measured him without shoes and his height measured 5-11.5 so I think your listing is a little off.
Viper said on 8/Sep/07
He looks 5-9 1/2 with Ray Lewis no less!!
Mura said on 8/Sep/07
To Jason: Scan that page that describes him as 5'9 1/2 and show us PLEASE!!!
Viper said on 7/Sep/07
I see 3 inches between Ray and AI there. And Ray Lewis is a shade below 6-1.
Jason said on 7/Sep/07
I've seen him described as 177cm (5'9 1/2'') in an old basketball magazine of my brother's. The 165lbs he's always been listed at is exaggerated also - he wouldn't be over 150.
truthBtold said on 6/Sep/07
Glad to see the height estimates for AI are starting to conform with actual eyewitness accounts, and not toward the impressive skills of a shorter man in a real tall man's game. It is also funny to me how being slightly built can skew the perceptions of height both ways! Huhhh?!?!? Check it for yourselves people use it to make Kevin Bacon shorter and AI taller. Repeating my Jan/06 post, He grew up in Va, and people that knew him well have told me he is 5'10 or was even in the his short Georgetown days, no pun intended.
Anonymous said on 5/Sep/07
lol if Vince 6'3 1/2" barefoot then T-Mac is barely over 6'4". The 6'5 1/2" height makes sense for Carter and someone posted here a long time ago that Carter was measured 6'5 1/2". Anyway A.I looks 5'11" next to Ray Lewis and next to 6'3" Jason Kidd
Mura said on 4/Sep/07
Typo only with Lue's height? Maybe carter is 6'3 1/2 ever think of that? "VC is 6'5 1/2 barefoot end of story". End of your story, LOL! BTW I don't give a F... about carter's height, it's AI's page!!!
Viper said on 4/Sep/07
AI looks a flat 5-10 with Ray Lewis who is barely 6-1 himself. Click Here
Jonathan said on 4/Sep/07
AI can pass for 6'. Most people think i'm 6', but i'm barely 5'10 barefoot. I have a long figure so it looks like i'm 5'11 or 6'. So allen isn't really 6'.like i said more like 5'10 to 5'll. I CAN TELL by the way he use to dunk because, i dunk the same way with one hand.
Jonathan said on 4/Sep/07
allen iverson is 5'10.5 to 5'11. Terrell Brandon(older player) is 5'll and if you watch allen iverson's rookie game vs cleveland when he dropped 50 points, Terrel is about a half an inch taller than my dude AI. Hate to say it, but AI isn't 6'0. whenever he stands next to someone 6'0 or 6'1, he's a little shorter than them.
Anonymous said on 4/Sep/07
give me a link to anything showing Lue 5'9". Also that could have been a typo putting the asterisk there ever think of that? VC is 6'5 1/2" barefoot end of story.
Alex said on 27/Aug/07
He probably is only 5'10. The could pass for a 6'0 guy on the court though.
Mura said on 26/Aug/07
To Anonymous 22/aug/07: And you believe them? They list Tyronn Lue at 6'0 and they say that heights were measured w/o shoes, so even if AI is 5'11 1/4 barefoot as you claimed earlier, then Lue should be 5'10, because Iverson is more than an inch taller than him!!! So your POV is wrong!(search through the i-net for some photos of AI and Lue from NBA Finals 2001) P.s. BTW everyone knows that Tyronn Lue is 5'9 or so.
Anonymous said on 22/Aug/07
Oh you want a link? Vince has terrible posture but he was measured 6'5 1/2" barefoot and weighed 219 pounds.

Click Here

Vince Carter 6'5.5" 219 pounds
Paul Pierce 6'6" 229.5 pounds
Antawn Jamison 6'7.75" 230.5 pounds
Brad Miller 6'11" 255.5 pounds

I back up my statement with a link. Vince is 6'5 1/2" barefoot case closed. Allen Iverson is 5'11 1/4" barefoot.
ChicoNico said on 20/Aug/07
I got Allen Iversons autograph in Milwaukee a few years back and he wasnt even taller than my barely 5'11" brother.
I Know It All said on 16/Aug/07
The posted height of "5 ft 10.75 in" barefoot looks totally accurate!! ...Vince Carter is Not 6'5 1/2" barefoot!! He's that(barely) in 1 inch shoes!! I remember vaguely of him in a Gatorade commercial playing in the street with the other sports stars. He looked short, barely taller than everyone else in the commercial!
Anonymous said on 7/Aug/07
T.J. Ford was measured 5'11" barefoot. Jordan and Barkley are taller than 6'4" flat too. Allen Iverson is 5'11 1/4 barefoot. Vince Carter was 6'5 1/2 barefoot so Jordan must be atleast close to 6'5"
NBA said on 6/Aug/07
the NBA boosts some players heights but not all. AI is really 5'10.5 barefoot. Charles Barkley is 6'4 just like Jordan, TJ Ford is 5'10 as well. Nate Robinson is 5'7 3/4
JWill said on 17/May/07
Look at this, here is proof that Allan Iverson is 5'10'', look at him standing next to 5'7'' rapper Jada Kiss in this hot 2004 Reebok Answer 6 Iverson Jadakiss commercial. He's only 3 inches taller.
Click Here
Anonymous said on 15/May/07
Tracy is 6'6 1/4 here he is with 6'10 Hakeem Olajuwon

Click Here
snipa said on 15/May/07
i wouldn't be surprised if iverson is 5'10'' because he has very long arms wich make him eligable to be registered as a 6 footer!!! what i'd like to know is if kobe and tracy's height is made up too??? ....etc
Viper said on 9/May/07
Im laughing my ass off reading those quotes of, 5-10, Hes 5-10, then I see Allen saying "Im 6-0, legit", LOL. Funny stuff. Ive been saying 5-10 for him for a long time actually.
g_dawg said on 9/May/07
GQ magazine's May 2007 edition has an extensive article on Allen Iverson. The article ends with a discussion of his height. Quotes taken straight from the piece:
Larry Platt (editor of Philadelphia magazine; Iverson biographer): "I've stood next to him and I'd say he's like, five ten."

Brad Greenberg (former general manager, Philadelphia 76ers; head coach, Virginia Tech): "Five Ten."

Allen Iverson: "I'm six feet. Legit."

I'm willing to believe 2 people's opinion that he's around 5'10" over Allen Iverson's own claim, which might've been his height measured in shoes at the NBA pre-draft camp. Once again, more evidence he's 5'10". End of story.
g_dawg said on 22/Apr/07
Allen Iverson is 5'10.5" George Karl, his coach, was listed as 6'2" (height with shoes) when he played for the ABA. He probably lost a half inch of height since then, making him 6'0.5" barefoot. Karl is 2 inches taller than Iverson in this photo: Click Here

A.I. is 5'10.5" End of story.
diego said on 13/Apr/07
you are so cool im one of your bigist fan
2Pac said on 13/Apr/07
Larry Brown is not 5'8, he is exactly 5'9! Look at the pictures with Nate Robinson (5'7 .75 at the pre draft camp)- Larry is an inch taller than Nate!!! P.s. for pictures!
more_evidence said on 11/Apr/07
Allen Iverson is around 5'10". On the show Quite Frankly, Stephen A. Smith (who's 5'11") is clearly taller than A.I. by an inch. Also look at photos with Larry Brown and Iverson...Larry Brown was listed in the NBA as 5'9", but now he's certainly 5'8" or less. Iverson appears 2 inches taller than Coach Brown.
2Pac said on 26/Mar/07
JWill give us a photo of that page in SI or smth to proove your words!
Anonymous said on 25/Mar/07
He is shorter than Jim Gray by an inch or 2 it looked.
Viper said on 24/Mar/07
Time for a downgrade to 5-10 maybe.
JWill said on 23/Mar/07
Iverson said himself in sports Illustrated for kids that he is really 5'10'', He said he's 6'0'' standing on a phone book.
Anonymous said on 21/Mar/07
He should have been a great legend, it's admirable that only being 180 cms he could become a legend.
Anonymous said on 15/Mar/07
Gilbert is 6.2.25 barefoot according to his pre-draft measurement.
Viper said on 14/Mar/07
Gilbert is listed at 6-3, not 6-4. I think hes 6-2 barefoot.
Anonymous said on 13/Mar/07
gilbert arenas listed 6-4 was measured 6-3 1/4 in shoes... he looks even shorter.. around 6-1 1/2 without shoes I'd say.. I saw a pic where he looked shorter than terry and jones.. what do you think?
allen4 said on 13/Mar/07
ok guys,look this very hot pictures of my french book "basket-news" 2005:
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i'think allen is 178cm barefoot and 181 cm in shoes.....
Viper said on 3/Mar/07
odb, sometimes It is over 2 inches for some.
odb said on 2/Mar/07
you guys don't kno nuthin, the NBA measuring should be pretty accurate, a.i. is 6 with shoes, and 5'11 without, u guys don't kno shit
NBA said on 18/Feb/07
doc rivers says hes 5'10, and he says hes being generous with that. 5'11 is a bit too much
Antron said on 15/Feb/07
certainly short by NBA standards, but it clearly hasn't hampered his ability. Dude can throw down with relative ease, I would be surprised if he were shorter than 179cm. This mug has him at 6 foot, probably with shoes:
Click Here
The police have no reason to exaggerate. I think the current listed height is accurate.
Rossco said on 17/Jan/07
Yeh good pic Jack it didn`t look as though he was standing much further away tho but now i see it i can see it`s correct 5ft 11.5" as listed then?
Derek said on 16/Jan/07
Rossco- Marbury is 6'1" and Iverson looks 5'11" tops.
matt said on 14/Jan/07
i met him once he looks 6 but hes prob 5'10 the reason i say that is hes so long people think hes a tiny guy but he has some of the longest arms and biggest hands ive ever seen
tgan said on 28/Dec/06
hes definetly 5-11 (180-181 cm) although he looks like 5-10 all the time as he has a thin frame and when you see him on the court with all the tall giants, its not suprising to think his shorter.

Click Here

In his wedding photo he clearly looks quite tall and even though hes bending slightly hes still taller then the other way is he 5-9 like some say ridiculous...
Alex said on 18/Dec/06
For a couple of years he was listed at 6'1 on they they list him at 6'0. I think 5'11 is probably his barefoot height.
r jacob said on 13/Dec/06
shook his hand in a niteclub, I'm 5'10, allen is 5'11 maybe 5'11 1/2.
Anonymous said on 10/Sep/06
im 6"ft1 with shoes on 6ft2 with boots, and when i met him i had my boots on hes no more then 5"11 at best
Derek said on 23/Aug/06
i went to the nba store in nyc and on the wall, his measurement is 6' w/shoes. barefoot, i'd say 5'10 1/2"-5'11". amazing player though.
Alex said on 14/Aug/06
Ray, he's def a great ball player but if he's really 5'10 even though I think he could be 5'11 then they would have inflated his height by 3 inches. Thats pretty rare for NBA. Normally its 1-1.5 inches inflated.
Rayray said on 11/Aug/06
hes listed as 6'1 but thats deffnitly wrong. i'm 6'1 and when i got his autograph he looked no taller than 5'11 , but that was with his shoes on i would say hes like 5'10 barefoot. i was kinda suprised but either way hes a great ball playa.
Conner Iannone said on 10/Aug/06
All the basketball players heights are exaggerated. A lot like wrestlers. Ben Wallac is 6'6.5 but gets listed at 6'9. Now, is B.Wallac really as tall as Tim Duncan? Come on.
Alex said on 6/Aug/06
I think he could be 5'11 but nothing more. Looks over 5'10 flat though. You may think he's even shorter sometimes because you'll see him on the court with guys much taller than him which will make him look shorter. They use to list him at 6'1 so I doubt he'd really be 5'10 getting his height inflated 3 inches. 5'11 seems accurate.
jesse said on 3/Aug/06
i say the guy is a shrimp im 15 and 5-11 im taller than him i got his autograph i say he is 5-10
gary dowe said on 22/Jul/06
it realy doesn't matter how tall a NBA player has. you dont have to be big you have to play big
goldvirgo said on 22/Jul/06
Meting him I would say about 5-11.5 with shoes on. Im 6ft barefoot. I weigh about 165lbs. Im probablly a little slimmer than him.His arms arent as long as they say to.
Ozzy said on 19/May/06
Believe I've seen Marbury at 185 or 186 cm somewhere, so, 6-1, and I think that makes sense. With Francis I guess it's the same with him as is the tendency with most nba 6-3 guys: A 6-3 guy in shoes tend in most cases to be 6-1.75 to 6-2, so my guess is Steve Francis at 6-1.75 (think he was listed at 6-2 in college also, so it makes sense). Robinson I think is somwhere in the 6-11.5 to 7-0 range.
Ball-A-Hallic said on 17/May/06
what about stephon maurbury he's 6'2 or 6'3 i think 6'0 actually and steve francis he's looks 6'1 tops not 6'3.
Jason said on 14/May/06
Jason Kidd was listed as 190cm (which is 6'2 3/4'') at the 2000 Olympics. Probably right, though sometimes even the Olympics fudges height for whatever reason. I remember David Robinson got listed as 216cm (7'1'') at the 1996 Olympics and Allen Iverson was listed as 182cm (5'11 1/2'') at the Athens Olympics just past.
deepestvoice said on 13/May/06
I have been surprised somewhat to find out how false a lot of athelete's heights are. I remember during the 2002 NBA Finals preview in Sports Illustrated they listed Jason Kidd as 6'5. I knew he never looked that tall. Where do writers get these heights from?
Quad-4 said on 8/May/06
ROB....The reason why they like to list these guys heights with shoes and then round up is likely to increase their confidence in their playing abilities.

It's about psychology. ("I'z ain't no average FOO. I'z gos game bruther'. U ain't fina dunk on me. Step back part'ner.......")

Anonymous said on 7/May/06
We can all agree on that the height are way off. I think deadman makes a good point when saying that position matters. Height is more important from a coachs pow at the 5 than at the 1. DHoward have never tried to upgrade himself, in an interveiew he laughed at the question about his height, saying that his own listings are way off: listed at 6-11, DH said something in the lines of: "no way, I'm barely 6-10 in shoes, hedo is taller than me, people percieve me as taller because i am big this way (across his chest).
I also found some interesting numbers in the FIBA archives. I think the players are measured in cm when they compete in intl tournaments and the heights of the nba players differ quite a lot from the nba-listings. Examples (nba listings in ()):
Jason Kidd: 6-2.75 (6-4) 190 v. 193 cm
Gary Payton: 6-2.75 (6-4)
Allan Houston: 6-4.75 (6-6) 195 v. 198 cm
Vin Baker: 6-9.75 (6-11) 207 v. 211 cm
Shareef Abdur-Rahim: 6-7.5 (6-9) 202 v. 206 cm
Alonzo Mourning: 6-9 (6-10) 206 v. 208 cm
Ray Allen: 6-3.5 (6-5) 192 v. 196 cm

Anonymous said on 26/Apr/06
yea wagner was measured at 6 1/4 barefoot at the pre draft camp. so that means he should be in the high 5'11's real height, since the camp is not at night. a normal person is about 1 inch taller in the morning, then 1/2 inch shorter at afternoon, and at night its usually down another 1/2 inch. and dont forget at the camp, the players stretch ALOT before they play, and to be measured, that helps them get a tad taller
deepestvoice said on 26/Apr/06
Yeah, NBA heights are way off. Dujan Wagner is a prime example. He got listed at 6'2 and was probably closer to 5'10 or 5'11 max. Same thing with Tony Parker. He's listed at 6'2 and Bill Walton even said he's only 5'll. Nobody can really tell because everyone is tall out on the court, so people really don't question a player's listed height.
Jason said on 24/Apr/06
Mutombo saying Larry Johnson barely topped 6'3'' when measured? Hmmm, I'd say he'd have to at least be 6'5''. Charles Barkley being only 6'4'' flat sounds right, though.
deadman said on 23/Apr/06
i really don't know why there is any debate...if you have ever played any sports you know they list your height at what you tell them, or what you measure in shoes. i played high school basketball, and was 5'11 my senior year but got listed at 6'1. my brother was 5'9 and listed at 6'. when i went away to college, i would stay on campus for part of the summer. a lot of local area guys(that either went to other schools, or were already playing professionally in the nba or cba or europe) would come home for the summer. aj guyton who played at indiana and played for the bulls and lakers was from the area. he was always listed at 6'1, but in shoes was barely 6'. willie coleman who went to depaul, was listed at 6'3, but was only 6'0.75 barefoot(and quite chunky). it also depends on what position you play. coleman was a shooting guard, aj ran the point. and leung, you're right, i found the nba rising stars video and he says 6'5.
Anonymous said on 20/Apr/06
you guys have to think about it, even the pre draft heights might not be right. have you ever measured youself in the morning, afternoon, and night? I consider myself 5'9.5, when i wake up im 5'10.5, afternoon 5'10, and night 5'9.5. gravity takes you down during the day. dont believe me, measure yourself

marvin williams was 6'7 barefoot at the pre draft camp, but listed at 6'9. dwight howard is listed at 6'9 barefoot but listed at 6'11. what if they measured in the morning, and did tons of stretching right before they measured? I would too if i was an nba player, your stock goes up. extra inch = millions of dollars if your a good player

maybe dwight howard is 6'9 in the morning, 6'8 at night. nba heights are way off.
Leung said on 17/Apr/06
CoolJ, 6'3" come on man that's exaggerated. Larry Johnson was officially listed as 6'7" but he was closer to 6'5.5". Early in his career he played Power Forward and then Small Forward during his years at the Knicks.

Anonymous said on 17/Apr/06
if collins said hes 6'11.5 with shoes, ankle braces, orthotics, and 2 pair of socks, those stuff would add about 2-2.5 inches of height. have you ever went to a shoe store and saw a pair of size 15+ shoes? those shoes at least give 1.25-1.5 inches of boost. add that with ankle braces and 2 pairs of socks, its really alot of height.

patrick ewing is not even 6'10, but listed at 7-0 in his entire career. he even said it himself
deadman said on 17/Apr/06
larry johnson stated that he was 6'4. if you can locate the nba rising stars video from 1994 i think, he says it on there
CoolJ said on 17/Apr/06
In reference to the bullman article.. Collins was measured pre-draft at 6'10.5" so its highly unlikely he's actually only 6'8 -- Larry Johnson barely topping 6'3" .. come on
Anonymous said on 17/Apr/06
nice article bullman.. i still remembered the nba finals between new jersey and the lakers a few years back, when shaq and kobe was still together with phil, and the nets subbed in jason collins for mutumbo or arron williams, i forgot. so collins comes in, listed at 7-0 while is twin brother jarron collins was 6-11 at utah. so he comes in the game, stands next to shaq, and was like not even eye level. it was like he gaved away 3 inches, and i was like.. damn, thats a buge inch. his shoulders was at shaqs chest
Ball-A-Hallic said on 16/Apr/06
I'd say tim Duncan and Peja are both 6'9(without shoes) than KG looks a solid 6'11(with shoes and it looks like Shaq is 7'1 but if Shaq's 6'11.5 than KG gotta be 6'9.5 and Tim D and Peja would be 6'8.
bullman said on 15/Apr/06
Click Here
check that out

[Editor Rob: an interesting article bullman, I laughed at the guy talking about the idea of getting measured on an inversion table first thing in the morning...]
CoolJ said on 12/Apr/06
Tor: Although that may be true for some cases.. I believe the player/team still has the final say in what goes into the media guide, and ultimately gets propagated everywhere else.

See Steve Nash who is nowhere close to 6'3"
Tor said on 11/Apr/06
NBA measures players height in shoes at the Chicago Combine. On average, shoes add and inch and a quarter to a player's height, and you can assume that, by and large, that amount was added to every player's height. This is often forgotten and color guys act like it's a secret that Charles Barkley was closer to 6'4 than his listed 6'6". He was 6'4 3/4" (NBA History page). In shoes? 6'6". KG refuses to be listed as a 7 footer, though he is, because he doesn't want to be defined as a center. He IS 7'1" in shoes, about 7 feet tall barefoot. By the way Childress' height isn't 6'5", it's 6'6 1/2". Interesting fact, Iguodala is also 6'6 1/2", but their listed height is two inches apart. Iggy wore thinner shoes at the Combine, and they rounded down. Childress wore thicker shoes and they rounded up. It would be nice if the league did away with the whole "in shoes" thing and rounded to the closest inch measurement (or gave fractions), but then again, they don't measure standing reach or wingspan, or vertical leap for the fans, and that's just as important to how tall a player plays.
CoolJ said on 10/Apr/06
KG is supposedly one of the guys in the NBA who's supposedly to be his listed height, or slightly over. which makes O'Neal's height claim of 6'11.5" ludicrous.
M. Jordan tha 2nd said on 10/Apr/06
KG is not 7'1! If Shaq is 6'11 1/2 (which he admitted) then KG is in the 6'9- 6'11 area. No way is KG bigger than Shaq! Dirk Nowitzki is the same. He is also not a 7 footer.

Here is a picture of KG next to Shaq- Click Here
Anonymous said on 10/Apr/06
Doctor JMcP.. wheres the sources that says he is 5'11 1/4?

and kg is not 7'1 barefoot. havnt people seen the 06 all star pics? garnett was posing with yao and he looks like a midget next to him..
DJ said on 9/Apr/06

true KG is not 6'10 he is 7'1" almost
the Minnesota Timberwolves, Flip, Duncan, T-MAC everybody says KG is closer to 7'1" than 6'10.5"
Flip used to call him 6'13"
He asked to not be listed as a 7-footer cause he doesn't like the label of a back-to-the-basket big guy that can only rebound and dunk

LeBron was 6'6" when he was a sophomore then he grew but he wanted to be listed at 6'6" for a long time cause that was Jordan's height and he didn't want to be taller than his role model but it became obvious that he was a legit 6'8"

myself, I was last measured at 5'8" with a 6'1" wingspan
prob 5'8.5" with a 6'2.5" wingspan now
Doctor JMcP said on 9/Apr/06
Iverson's height:5'11 1/4 w/o shoes, 6'0 1/2 with shoes on; wingspan:6'3 1/4; weight: 167 pounds. Info to stop foolish discuss.
Anonymous said on 8/Apr/06
Gerald green is 6'6 barefoot Click Here

so a 6'6 person can list himself as 6'8, which is normal in the nba. josh childress is 6'5 3/4 and hes listed at 6'8, and in his rookie season i tihnk i remembered that he was listed at 6'9.

also, delonte west is 6'1 1/2 in the pre draft camp, now listed at 6'4.

think about it. lets say your a good basketball player and the nba wants you. youre 6'6 3/4 but youre weapon is rebounding, playing in the post. you could list yourself at 6'6, but your stock will totally go down and no one wants you. if you list yourself at 6'8, or 6'9, you can be a solid power forward, make millions more, once your contract is up, teams would want you, etc. listing at 6'6 makes you more of a guard/barely SF, but listing at 6'8 6'9 would make you a s/f, PF.
Anonymous said on 31/Mar/06
They always say that a player is still growing about younger guys (then the NBA teams can also justify listing them taller than they are). This might be true in some cases, but many big kids are big because they develop earlier, as I think is the case with players like James, Stoudemire and DHoward, you can tell that they're fully grown by their frame. Its a medical fact that when you have stopped growing vertically, then you fill out. KG for instance might have grown slightly since he entered (listed at 6'10 his last year in HS, now 6'11), as he was clearly not fully grown.
Jason said on 24/Mar/06
The 6'7 1/4'' would be right. I remember reading that he was still growing.
M. Jordan tha 2nd said on 23/Mar/06
How tall do you think Lebron really is? I have seen him listed at 6'8 (Obviously), 6'7.25 and also at 6'6.

Click Here

Read the first section of the article and it talks about Lebron being a 6'6 guard. I know he was only 17 when the article was written but Lebron was pretty much a man and fully grown at 15/16. I was just wondering if he is actually really 6'6.
Ball-A-Hallic said on 17/Mar/06
AI looks 5'10.5 to me but in shoes he's 5'11 and they just boost him too 6'0
Anonymous said on 16/Mar/06
but does AI then mean "just above 6 foot" in shoes? 'cus Jameer Nelson consequently says he is 6 foot also, although he admits to be 5-11, but that that doesn't count.

And, yeah, dan: according to the formula, the nba height cart is not true.. your argument isn't much worth either.
Vincent said on 15/Mar/06
in a 2005 sports illustrated christmas issue, iverson responds to a question by the journalist- how do you do it at your size- by saying, "I'm 165 pounds, but I'm just above six foot also, so yeah- I'm skinny."
Anonymous said on 15/Mar/06
"Martin Iti checked in with the largest wingspan at 7'5". He's 6'8.5" without shoes making him a legit 6'10" with a 9'3.5" standing reach."

(same link)

so, legit height is with shoes in the nba?
is it reasonable to assume then, that ie iverson clearly is in the 5'10-5'11 range?

Anonymous said on 15/Mar/06
"Our formula for a players (with shoes) height is to round up to the nearest inch giving (up to) an inch and a half to players without their shoes on. A player cannot gain two inches with 2 inch shoes ala Ales Chen. Therefore he's 7'0" without shoes, and measured 7'2" with, but credited at 7'1". A player who is measured at .75 or .50 without shoes is given the extra quarter half to an inch."

Click Here

[Editor Rob: well worth reading that stuff about height measurements...

it is just crazy. Seriously, why they can't simply list the barefoot height to the nearest half inch is beyond me.]

dan said on 13/Mar/06
nba height chart-is true guys..because i have seen ...they wouldnot dunk like that
Anonymous said on 4/Mar/06
allen iverson is five foot six
NBA said on 19/Feb/06
AI hes 6 wid lifts for sure..but hes aroudn 5 11 without shoes....NBA does increase/decrease acc to the players needs...nate robinson is arouund 5 7" according to reggie miller during the rookie game last nite. I walked past Nash one time at a movie theatre..this guy is not not more than 6'1" max...he doesnt even look like a baller...normal guy on the street. mate at uni went to arizona for a while..he saw arenas play pick up all the time..and says he was no more than 6'2"..hes listed at 6'4"
and some time back he was listed as 6'2"..maybe ur height increases wid ur points tally!lol
Brian said on 19/Feb/06
I'm from philly, and have seen and even hung out with AI many times (basically in a bar drinking next to him). My true height in bare feet is 5'9'' 1/2 and iverson is basically my height, maybe a little taller depending on his posture. Also, i'm 165 lbs and I am a visibly thicker man than he is.... amazing athlete for his size.
Viper652 said on 14/Feb/06
Allen Iverson would have to be wearing lifts to be 6-0. He barely scrapes 5-10. Gilbert Arenas is no taler then 6-1 himself.
gdawg said on 13/Feb/06
bg, I saw the same footage and was surprised that Gilbert Arenas (at Arizona he was listed at 6'3", which probably means he's 6'2" barefoot) didn't tower over Iverson. However, hugging is a deceptive way to compare heights, since one person may lean in and the height difference may be obscured.

Based on people's encounters with Iverson and photos next to Larry Brown, AI is most likely 5'10" to 5'11" barefoot and close to 6 feet in shoes.
bg said on 13/Feb/06
Allen Iverson is about 6 foot like I said before. Alot of you who are measuring this cat either have a bad sense of measuring, or you are alot shorter or taller than 6 foot, or who else know's what because AI is about what they have him at. I'm watching NBA TV as I'm writin this, and I've been seing it over and over again for the past 2 hours. 76ers vs Wizards and Iverson walks over before tipoff and gives Gilbert Arenas who's 6'3 a hug and the height difference isn't very much at all so it's impossible for AI to be 5'10. Also, some of you who are measuring this dude in your minds may in actuality be a little shorter than you think you are which would cause your measuring to be a little off too. No disrespect to anyone about that.
6 foot 1.5, 16, still growing said on 2/Feb/06
definitely correct. i have a college basketball card of his when he was at michigan and if I recall it said 5 foot 11. So the NBA added an inch to his height cause 6 foot sounds better. So what? He's still one of the most exciting and greatest playmakers in the game today, second maybe to kobe.
Dwayne said on 2/Feb/06
Rip is 6"7 no doubt
seattledude said on 1/Feb/06
I saw nate robinson a couple of times, i'm barely 5'7 and my friends 5'8. he stood next to him in a community center in seattle (this was before he was drafted) and my friend was a tad taller than him. this was around nates sophmore year at UW, which he was listed as 5-9. other than that, he be dunking over people thats over a foot taller than him with no effort at all at the gym
truthBtold said on 31/Jan/06
It is an open secret that the NBA measures you WITH your shoes ON. Also in a game where height is a premium, be sure that many will and do ssstttrrreeetccch the truth. People I know from Va. say AI is only 5'10", no hate included.
Kalvin said on 25/Jan/06
I would say Iverson is 5'11" nothing more maybe a shade shorter but nothing less than 5'10.5"
yoshi said on 24/Jan/06
Nate Robinson's without shoes' height is 5-7 3/4.

dat dude said on 19/Jan/06
yall need to quit hatin on my boy. ivey is about six one im 6'3 and he came to our practice at michigan state and spoke to my man shannon and they wre alomst the same height and shannon is 6'2 so i think that settles that
Mr. Awesome said on 17/Jan/06
igor, jason richardson is my friend's cousin, he really is 6'6''. my friend (who i mentioned in an earlier post on will smith, who got us VIP access at NBA jam session, because richardson is his cousin) hovers around 6'4'' maybe a bit bigger, and jason is a couple inches bigger. they are a tall and wealthy family, as both of my friends parents are VP's of major corporations...and then of course there's jason.
CoolJ said on 17/Jan/06
Childress 6'5 eh? not really igor.

Guys like Garnett, Shaq, Brendan Haywood, Dwyane Wade are their listed heights.. or at most a half-inch shorter,.

However, MOST players are listed 1-1.5" taller.. (2" in a guy like Nash's case)
igor said on 17/Jan/06
his real height is 5,10 or 178 cm.In the nba 90 % of players are leasted at 1 inch or higher then there real height so dont be fooled when u see allen standing next to someone like tj ford who is also listed at 6 foot but is actually 5'10 as well. by the way his not the only one for e.g kevin garnett is not 6'11 his 6'9, tim duncan not 6'll his 6'10, shaq not 7'1 but 6'11,josh childress not 6'9 but 6'5, jason richardson not 6'6 his 6'4, lebron james 6'8 his 6'7, ben wallace not 6'9 `his 6'7 and the list goes on. They are usally listed taller cause of the attraction or cause of the scouts.
Viper652 said on 12/Jan/06
BG, no way is he 6 foot. He is 5-10 at best.
bg said on 12/Jan/06
Allen Iverson is about the 6 foot they have him listed at. He just probably looks short on tv because he's so frail. Something else that very few of you know is that if you stand up for a long time, your spine compresses and will cause you to be as much as an inch shorter than your actual height. If you ever notice that when you've been playing ball for a few hours or doing something standing up, your back and legs start hurting. That is the reason. I'm 5'10 and 1/4 without shoes and after I stood up for 8hrs at work, I came home and measured myself and I was exactly 5'9. After a good night's rest, I woke up the next morning and I was back at my 5'10 and 1/4. I've done this measuring for 2 months so it holds water. Also, if any of you watch Streetball on ESPN and know Spyda. He is another one who looks short on TV and swears up and down that he is 5'10 but I had the opportunity to meet him at an open run and stood right by him. I had to look up to dude so he was about 6'1 with the shoes.
Jason said on 5/Jan/06
A new friend of mine (she's 5'6'') said she's seen Allen Iverson in person before (he's her fave player) and said he ''looked short and not even 6 feet''. I asked her how tall she thought he was and she guessed 5'10''.
Viper652 said on 29/Dec/05
He is 5-10. I remember his 5-10 listing when he played at Georgetown.
l0ck n l0ad said on 27/Nov/05
To Ozzie again... Wow your bro and his friend were very tall for 13 !! The reason why they didn't grow as much as the doctor predicted is probably because they entered into puberty much earlier than the rest. Same thing with me I guess...

I always thought that I'll grow over 190cm without a doubt but too bad I stopped growing around 16 at 6'2" (188cm). Anyway you have a nice height Ozzie! I think the ideal height (except for height freaks) is about 190cm, well make it 190.5cm so it's exactly 6'3" in feet/inch system. That way you're not too tall and definitely not short and it's all around a very good height. Well maybe 6'4" (193cm) at most so even if you get old and shrink an inch you can still maintain 6'3" rather than slip to 6'2" if you're 6'3" at your peak... Well enjoy your height dude it's perfect, I wish I had that extra inch to make me 190cm+ since we got by the metric system over here.

Take care

p.s. it's time you bulk up dude 185lbs is a joke for your height unless you're going for that pretty boy ripped/thin look or doing modeling...
Ozzie said on 22/Nov/05
Agree with Calvin. (digr.: Reggie Miller has a lot of experience and has met a lot of the players regularly for many seasons. Reggie was listed at 6'6 in college and 6'7 in the nba. On TNT he commented on a mismatch between Antoine Walker and Ron Artest (listed at 6'7 as well), where he estimated Ron to being "between 6'5 and 6'6". This example to say that I think I trust former teammates estimates more than some shorty who has run into a player once or twice... that goes for all fans who have met players. It is also easier to guess height if you are the same height or taller than the person you are guessing. Also Haratio: good point, but I don't think it is that much up to the player if he doesn't care, which I think is the case with AI, he has proved his point anyway. Also taller players seem to be more concerned with height.
Horatio said on 21/Nov/05
If I was under 6 feet and a basketball star, I'd be damn proud of it, in a sport where height more than anything else is prized, where 7 foot tall Eastern European villagers who have never touched a basketball are sought out by coaches for a career at the highest levels of the game... Anyway, I don't know how tall Iverson is, but I don't see why he would lie about his height.
Calvin said on 19/Nov/05
wow, I was only 5'5' when i was 13, 5'6 when i was 15 and at 17 i'm 6'1'. I remember meeting Iverson and he's 5"11" or so.

I've been reading some of the comments and seeing the pictures but people need to take into account:
-The shoes the people are wearing
-their posture and the way they are standing

I mean, someone compared KG to Shaq and how he is only 6'9' 1/2 but the guy was obviously not standing straight. It's also VERY DIFFICULT to measure someone height by someone standing next to him and the're much taller. Example: why would someone measure Iverson's height through comparision of someone like Lebron (who by the way, i can say for a fact is NOT 6'6', no way in hell, he is 6'7' 1/4 or so without shoes) they should compare Iverson to someone of same stature to depict an accurate answer.

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