How tall is Dirk Nowitzki

Dirk Nowitzki's Height

6ft 11 (210.8 cm)

German, former professional basketball player, who played for the Dallas Mavericks. He says "I’m 7 feet."

How tall is Dirk Nowitzki
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Average Guess (38 Votes)
6ft 10.9in (210.6cm)
Joanis said on 1/Jan/23
210-211cm for sure
Canson said on 13/Oct/22
Schroeder is about 6’1” maybe a bit less. The 6’1 was combine measurement which is earlier in the day
IceCold2 said on 11/Oct/22
He only measured 6'10 Click Here
K. Stein said on 20/Sep/22
How tall do you think Dennis Schröder is? He is one of the best german basketball players and seems he is one of the shortest. He is listed between 181 - 185cm. I think he is a little under 185cm. What do you think Rob?
Canson said on 23/Aug/22
@Recapa: agreed. That would be an excellent lunchtime at worst. He may be 6’10 1/2-3/4 range worst case at his low
recapa said on 27/Jul/22
deserves at least a 1/4 downgrade.210-210.5 before bed and 213-213.5 out of bed.
Canson said on 7/Jun/22
He doesn’t have an inch on Duncan either. 6’10.75 tops

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Canson said on 7/Jun/22
@Editor Rob: weak 6’11 next to Garnett. Solid half inch

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FriedChicken said on 3/Oct/21
Just under 6'11.
Jawilder said on 1/Oct/21
Doesn’t have a full inch on 6’10 Tim Duncan.

6’10.75” for the legend
Canson said on 27/Sep/21
Agree with Waterlover. Weak 6’11
Waterlover968 said on 26/Sep/21
dashi said on 26/Sep/21
6ft11 easy
Canson said on 25/Jul/21
@Duhon: good possibility he’s 7’0 out of bed or maybe just under if he’s a guy that only loses a solid inch. I’d say weak 6’11 range for afternoon height (6’10.5-.75 range). He looks marginally taller than Duncan but marginally shorter than Garnett. I have Garnett as a solid 6’11 guy using afternoon height and Shaq might have been a solid 7’ at his peak
Sjane6 said on 24/Jul/21
@Nik Ashton lol its simply proof that he is like lots of basketball players and baseball players for that matter: they've been listed in shoes their entire life and many legit think of their in shoe heights as their real heights. Many Americans do, for that matter.
Sjane6 said on 24/Jul/21
@Duhon why on earth would you think he was lying ? These guys have been listed in shoes their entire lives. Many basketball players LITERALLY think of their shoe height as their actual heights since that's all they've ever known .
Sjane6 said on 24/Jul/21
@Viper he was simply claiming his basketball/shoe height. No big deal.
viper said on 16/Jun/21
I'm pretty sure Dirk knows he isn't 7-0
Canson said on 16/Jun/21
@Duhon: I’d believe he was 6’11 and got 7’0 in shoes just like his listing but he could wake up 7’0 too. I would believe maybe just a fraction under 6’11” afternoon/evening. Wondering if he may lose 3-3.5 cm?
Duhon said on 15/Jun/21
Dirk might truly believe he's 7' and not be trying to lie like other celebrities'. Some people do go by their morning heights as what they believe their true height to be. I'd say Dirk is probably an easy 7' in the morning.
Nik Ashton said on 14/Jun/21
This is proof that extremely tall people claim to be taller than what they are!
viper said on 14/Jun/21
Yeah, enough evidence has been provided where he's 6-10.5 minimum
viper said on 14/Jun/21
Oscar deserves a page.

You could argue he's the GOAT of the old era
Canson said on 11/Jun/21
@Editor Rob: how about a page for Oscar Robertson? The Big O? One of the best of all time. Measured against a chalkboard at 6’4 3/4” and listed 6’5” when he played

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Canson said on 11/Jun/21
@Editor Rob: then next to Kobe that’s not over 6”.
miko said on 11/Jun/21
Yeah he's 6'11.
Harry Sachs said on 10/Jun/21
@Rob are you going to add Shawn Kemp soon? He claims to be 6'10 but looks shorter than that.
Canson said on 10/Jun/21
@Editor Rob: Next to 6’10 Duncan and 6’11 Gasol, he isn’t quite 6’11”

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Editor Rob
Some photos like This they look pretty close, though you can see being closer would add to his height in the other shot
Pierre said on 9/Jun/21
Click Here Then Big Show next to Dirk is never close to 6"10' here again.
Dirk with his head almost 90 degree to the vertical line and tilting to the opposite side to the camera still looks a good inch taller...
Canson said on 9/Jun/21
@Alex: 6’10.5 makes him near that in shoes so you’re right
Canson said on 9/Jun/21
@Editor Rob: can you add Oscar Robertson? I posted a picture of him measuring 6’4.75” against a chalk board and was listed 6’5”. I posted this on Bill Russell’s page
Alex 6'0 said on 8/Jun/21
6'10.5 i could see which gets the 7'0 listing. 6'10-6'11 can easily claim 7'0 and most would question it
Canson said on 8/Jun/21
@RJT: definitely closer to 6’11 than 10. But I’d still say weak 6’11 range versus solid at least if we use afternoon heights. I think 6’10.75 would be the catch all listing
Jtm said on 8/Jun/21
Rob will you consider adding Tim Duncan?
Editor Rob
another big name that is missing!
Jtm said on 8/Jun/21
Agree with most of the comments. Maybe not full 6’11 but definitely closer to that than 6’10.
184guy2 said on 7/Jun/21
Good find
But Yeah , Shaq looks taller than Dirk
6'11-6'11.5 for Shaq is laughable
RJT said on 6/Jun/21
@Editor Rob

Here's screenshoot of Dirk's height in German TV show (2001)
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Also Shaq was in that tv show and even if Shaq may slightly edged him out, at most about an inch.
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So yeah Dirk was/is 6'11.
BobbyCurls said on 6/Jun/21
Dirk and 6'9 range Detlef Shrempf: Click Here

Dirk and Bill Russell in 2011: Click Here
BobbyCurls said on 6/Jun/21
I can't see Dirk measuring below 6'10.75 if he is standing tall, but he definitely gives a 6'10 impression, especially in the later years of his career.

Best guesses:
Dirk- 6'10.75- 6'11
KG- 6'11- 6'11.25
Duncan- 6'10- 6'10.25
thatmanoverthere said on 6/Jun/21
Guys, he consistently looks much, much closer to 6’11 than 6’10 when compared to other basketball players, and he almost always never stands up completely straight. Given these two things, I would say this listing is pretty spot on.
JT said on 5/Jun/21
Again roughly Kevin Garnett’s height Click Here

Click Here Dirk closer to the camera in the top photo and Big Show in the bottom photo

~ 7’6” Yao Ming and Dirk with a similar posture as in the above Big Show photo Click Here Dirk looks over 7 foot easily, which he's not and which is why you need to look at many pics to estimate one’s height
recapa said on 5/Jun/21
not the best picture but here is dirk and 7 foot shaq Click Here.
Canson said on 4/Jun/21
@Editor Rob: maybe morning measurement for Dirk. Vince Carter looks more 6’5 than 6’5.5”
Canson said on 4/Jun/21
Where does Gasol show “almost 7’0 1/2”? It says 7’0” here

Here is his brother 6’11” Marc with Dirk

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Duhon said on 4/Jun/21
Even with the pronounced head tilt noticeably taller than 6'10" Paul Wight aka Big Show Click Here
Editor Rob
from that moment you could imagine there being over an inch between them!
Elias B (187cm) said on 4/Jun/21
I have employed myself with Dirk´s height for quite a long time now. For all guys saying he´s more than an Inch shorter than Pau Gasol, Gasol has been measured at almost 7ft. 1/2. KG i´d give no less than 6´11.5". Explains why Dirk and KG seem almost even in height, KG sometimes seems a tad taller. And Dirk hunched a lot on Pics so it´s difficult to see his height sometimes. Additionally Dirk has injured himself couple of times and has lost height bc of that. At the end of his NBA time i´d give him 6´10.75" and peak absolutely 6´11" and no less. Even with Doncic who is a legit 6´6.25" at least, Dirk even in his older years seemed 5 inches taller, that would make Dirk 6´11" with no doubt.

Sending Love :)
RJT said on 3/Jun/21
Obviously all star pics can be used but as y'all already know, it's not always legitimate as players rarely standing on same line, etc.

I think all star pics where players feet were seen are more trustworthy because we can see their legs and thus more accurate than the pics where their legs weren't seen.

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Dirk noticeably taller than 6'9 Stoudemire so Dirk isn't only 6'10 flat.

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#21 KG also noticeably taller than Stoudemire, and Dirk was very similar with him even with the lean & hunch while also visibly taller than the dude next to him, Duncan.

So we can conclude from these pics he's not as short as 6'10 flat and may just be 6'11.
RJT said on 3/Jun/21
Keep in mind that Dirk usually always hunch in a picture more so than any other extremely tall guys, so in few pics he might "appear" shorter than the next guy, doesn't mean he's shorter.
Canson said on 3/Jun/21
@Editor Rob: then in the same pic you posted, he’s shorter than Gasol by over an inch. Pau is 7’0” as he’s an inch taller than his 6’11 brother
Canson said on 3/Jun/21
viper said on 31/May/21
184guy2 said on 30/May/21
Downgraders will say he is ''only'' 6'10

Nah, it's just you upgrading
Editor Rob
click here with Kevin sometimes looks very close

@Editor Rob: he clearly isn’t as tall as Garnett. At least half inch. And Garnett I doubt is really over 6’11” flat if going off the afternoon standard. He’s clearly shorter than Shaq. Shaq struggles to look over 7’0 next to Wilt or Kareem. I do agree with 184guy that 6’10 is a bit low but I don’t think he’s 6’11” flat. That was debunked by my pics and the ones Robbe posted of both Gasols with him
Canson said on 3/Jun/21
@Editor Rob: see all posts from Robbe and me and others. Weak 6’11 range (6’10.5-.75). Definitely not a full 6’11” next to 6’11 Marc Gasol or 7’0” Pau Gasol. May just be 6’10.5 in reality
ChaosControl 6'2.5/189.2cm said on 3/Jun/21
He’s nothing near 6’11. 6’10 max. Could easily be less. All these basketball players lie about height
Robbe said on 3/Jun/21
Looks slightly shorter than 6'11 Marc Gasol, so 6'10.5/ 6'10.75 seems pretty good guess for Dirk Click Here
Canson said on 2/Jun/21
@184guy: I don’t rule out 6’11 flat for Garnett. That’s what I’d give him next to Shaq. Maybe it’s an afternoon height for him. He was only
Listed 6’10 coming into the NBA from high school. As for Dirk, I agree that he’s taller than 6’10”. I’d go with 6’10.5 or 6’10.75 perhaps though as opposed to 6’11” flat. Gasol looks over an inch taller in the pic RJT posted. I’d say minimum 3cm
Mickie said on 2/Jun/21
Paul Pierce got the 6'6" barefoot measurement. He looked 2" taller than me in person, although I most likely had a footwear advantage. I could believe he is 6'5.75" or so.

As for Dirk, maybe 6'10.75" would be a good listing?
Canson said on 2/Jun/21
@Editor Rob: see my post from the other day along with the pics Robbie posted. He’s looking 6’10.5-.75 range with Chandler as well.
JT said on 2/Jun/21
Dirk is very close in height to Chris Kaman Click Here who measured 6’11.5” as well as 7’0” Pau Gasol Click Here He also looks a good 5 inches taller than Luka Doncic Click Here who Rob has at 6’6.25”.
RJT said on 1/Jun/21
KG 6'11
Dirk 6''11 or 6'10.75" worst case
Gasol 7ft

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184guy2 said on 1/Jun/21

He looks very very close to 6'11.25 Kevin and Duncan
If it was a 3cms differnece would be noticiable
viper said on 1/Jun/21
He looks 6-10 with Chandler
BobbyCurls said on 1/Jun/21
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This PDF has the entire '98 draft class listed with barefoot heights. Dirk is listed at 6'11, Paul Pierce at 6'6, Antwan Jamison at 6'7.75, and Vince Carter at 6'5.5.
Editor Rob
With Dirk there was no * beside his name, so it may not have been barefoot...
BobbyCurls said on 1/Jun/21
"International listings are supposed to be fairly accurate, mostly listed barefoot, and this may be true in some cases. Andrea Bargnani was listed at 2.09 Meters in Europe (6'10 ¼) and that seems to be accurate enough. Dirk Nowitzki was listed at 2.08 Meters, 2.11 Meters, 2.12 Meters(6'10, 6'11 and 6'11 ½) in Europe and he seems at least that tall. Dajuan Wagner who was listed 6'2 in the NBA and measured 6'0 ¾ at the pre-draft camp barefoot is listed 1.85 Meters in Europe which is roughly his barefoot height. So international listings appear to be accurate, although like every rule, there are exceptions. - Source: Click Here ©DraftExpress
ChaosControl 6'2.5/189.2cm said on 1/Jun/21
My money’s on 6’10 7/8 for Dirk and 6’11 1/8 for KG
recapa said on 1/Jun/21
if i were to choose between who,s taller dirk or kg i,d pick kg but it,d probably wouldnt even be noticeable with the naked eye.
Robbe said on 1/Jun/21
Dirk is about an inch shorter than 6'11.5 measured Tyson Chandler, so 6'10.5 might be closer to the truth Click Here
viper said on 31/May/21
184guy2 said on 30/May/21
Downgraders will say he is ''only'' 6'10

Nah, it's just you upgrading
Editor Rob
click here with Kevin sometimes looks very close
Mickie said on 31/May/21
Interesting. I thought he was 6'10.5" for some reason.
BobbyCurls said on 31/May/21
Here is Dirk with:

Duncan: Click Here

Yao and Duncan: Click Here

6'11.25 Tyson Chandler: Click Here

Marc Gasol: Click Here

KG: Click Here
Canson said on 31/May/21
Canson said on 30/May/21
@Editor Rob: he looks just under 6’11”. 6’10.5-.75 perhaps. See him with 6’9.75 afternoon measured DeAndre Jordan and 6’7 (likely morning measured) Harrison Barnes. See Barnes with Draymond. Barnes may be a weak 6’7” with Draymond

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7’0” Pau Gasol next to Dirk. Gasol’s brother Mark is listed 6’11 now which he likely is since there’s about an inch between the two. Dirk looks over an inch shorter than Gasol.

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Editor Rob
I remember somebody saying he claimed 7ft in shoes once, though I'm not sure where it was.

@Editor Rob: 7’0 in basketball sneakers is believable. That puts him around 6’10.75”. Could be 6’10.5 but I doubt less than that.
Canson said on 31/May/21
@Viper: he’s not as low as 6’10 flat. He was slightly taller than Duncan but looked maybe slightly shorter than Garnett. If anything, I’d go with a weak 6’11” range for him. Rob isn’t that far off. 6’10.5-.75” based on the pics I provided below
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 31/May/21
A guy 6ft10+ will get away with claiming 7ft about 95% of the time
Hyper said on 31/May/21
Sriram S Rajamani said on 30/May/21
Same height as Tim Duncan. Shorter than KG and Shaq.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 30/May/21
I just knew before even clicking, going by this guy's head/facial structure that he was going to be near 7ft!
viper said on 30/May/21
Thought he was 6-10
BobbyCurls said on 30/May/21
Nice to see this legend added to the site. In his prime Dirk edged 6'10 Duncan, and seemed to be slightly shorter than KG. I'll give Dirk the full 6'11, but by the end of his career, with all the injuries and poor posture, he really gave a 6'10 impression.
184guy2 said on 30/May/21
Downgraders will say he is ''only'' 6'10
Canson said on 30/May/21
@Editor Rob: he looks just under 6’11”. 6’10.5-.75 perhaps. See him with 6’9.75 afternoon measured DeAndre Jordan and 6’7 (likely morning measured) Harrison Barnes. See Barnes with Draymond. Barnes may be a weak 6’7” with Draymond

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7’0” Pau Gasol next to Dirk. Gasol’s brother Mark is listed 6’11 now which he likely is since there’s about an inch between the two. Dirk looks over an inch shorter than Gasol.

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Editor Rob
I remember somebody saying he claimed 7ft in shoes once, though I'm not sure where it was.
Chris Junior Hernandez said on 30/May/21
Dirk is more legit 210cm which i still believe he pass 6'11 for morning height.
recapa said on 30/May/21
yay, you finally add the mav legend .thanks rob .about his height i doubt that he was ever the full 6ft11 he is shorter than kg.
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 30/May/21
Ha ha ha! That's even taller than my tallest hairdresser, who was 6ft7!

7ft in the morning, yes, but here we measure the slightly later heights.

6ft11. 🏀⛹️‍♂️

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