How tall is James Harden

James Harden's Height

6ft 4 (193 cm)

American professional basketball player who has played for Oklahoma City Thunder and Houston Rockets. In 2009, Harden was measured at a commanding 6ft 5 ¼ in Sneakers, 6ft 4 flat in socks, possessing a wingspan of 6ft 10 ¾ and weighing in at 222 pounds.

How tall is James Harden
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Average Guess (65 Votes)
6ft 3.89in (192.8cm)
Canson said on 3/Oct/20
@Fried Chicken: it puzzles me how Harden got 6’5 and Russ 6’3”. That just shows you how screwed up the Measurements were this season. I would say it’s 1.25” at best and 1” minimum. If Russ is 6’2.25 Harden is 6’3.5”, if Russ is 6’2.5 Harden is 6’3.5” imho. I can’t see over 6’3.5 for Harden especially given it said all players in 2009 that had measured in 2008 measured 1/2” taller in 09 because it was early morning. They made reference to Green Lawson and Ellington. But I believe that to be the case with Harden where he could’ve been 6’4” flat or a bit under and rounded up. Or he could’ve been slightly over 6’3.75 and moved up. He could be as low as 6’3 3/8 afternoon height imho

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FriedChicken said on 2/Oct/20
If he was 3 cm taller than 189 cm (6'2 1/2) westbrook he'd be 192 cm (6'3 3/4). If Westbrook is actually 6'2 1/4 then Harden would be 6'3 5/8. He never looked an inch and a half taller than Westbrook.
Canson said on 30/Sep/20
@Fried Chicken: it would prob look close to an inch difference
FriedChicken said on 29/Sep/20
Really wondering how this guy would look with Peak Goldblum.
Tyler said on 29/Sep/20
Last year, the NBA remeasured all of the players again. Most of them lost inches, some gained inches. James Harden and Westbrook are two that stayed the same. 6'5 and 6'3.
I always believed Westbrook to be more like 6'4, but eh..

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Canson said on 16/Sep/20
@Wang: Harden has more than 1/2” on Russ. It’s minimum 1” but could look 1.5”. I would give them 3cm and call Russ’s pre draft 6’2.25” accurate and Harden’s 6’4” a morning measurement.

Harden: 6’3.5”
Westbrook: 6’2.25”
6'3 Julian said on 16/Sep/20
I get guessed as either 6’3 or 6’4 and I’m about 210 pounds with wide shoulders. I occasionally get guessed 6’2 and even 6’5 once
Christian 6'5 3/8" said on 14/Sep/20
I'm slightly on the leaner side at my height too, but I very rarely get guessed shorter. I do have long legs for my height though.
Canson said on 14/Sep/20
Christian 6'5 3/8" said on 12/Sep/20
He can't be "above" 6'4" if he only measured at a flat 6'4".

Lol and this is someone who brags about his IQ and that he attended a prestigious university. It’s obvious he doesn’t know what a 6’4 range guy looks like being he swears Conan is over 6-4 too
viper said on 13/Sep/20
Depends on your physical type.

I'm lean at 6-3 and I'm well proportioned

I usually get guessed at 6-3. Sometimes just 6-2. Occasionally 6-4.

I got guessed as low as 6-1 once.
Wang said on 13/Sep/20
Half inch on Westbrook, closer to 6’3
Christian 6'5 3/8" said on 12/Sep/20
He can't be "above" 6'4" if he only measured at a flat 6'4".
FriedChicken said on 10/Sep/20
I don't think you've seen a legit 6'4" person in your life if you think Harden is above it. My cousin is a legit 6'4" and people always guess him at 6'6".
Willes190 said on 3/Sep/20
This guy is obviously above 6ft4.
Canson said on 28/Aug/20
@Mickie: I would give Harden 6’3.5”. I noticed here that everyone measured in 2009 was around 1/2” taller than their afternoon measurements. See the UNC players one was .75” taller Danny Green

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Mickie said on 26/Aug/20
Yeah 6'3" looks like a good guess for Wade to me. Harden in that picture I could see how Rob having them 3/4" apart could make sense.
Canson said on 18/Aug/20
@Mickie: how much difference would you say between he and Wade? I have Wade at 6’3” flat at best not 6’3.25”. I would assume if he’s really the latter that there would’ve been less to do about his height when he played as a 6’4” or 6’3.75 measurement may have been more prevalent

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Canson said on 11/Aug/20
Dan007 said on 8/Aug/20
J. Harden 194 cm
S. Curry 189 cm
R. Westbrook 190 cm
E. Gordon 190cm

Gordon is 188. Curry 186-187 Russ 188-189 and Harden 192

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Mickie said on 11/Aug/20
I will go with 6'3.75" for Harden. It's possible he's more 6'3.5" in the evening.
Dan007 said on 8/Aug/20
J. Harden 194 cm
S. Curry 189 cm
R. Westbrook 190 cm
E. Gordon 190cm
Canson said on 21/Jun/20
@5.9 legit guy: I would guess P.J. 6’4 and Harden 6’3.5”. Curry 6’1.5”
5.9 legit guy said on 3/May/20
PJ tucker is shorter than Harden or at max the same height:
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Just google it
Still claims 6'5 when he is something like 191/192 at max(Harden's height)smh
5.9 legit guy said on 30/Apr/20
I would say James Harden is 192 cm guy and here is why:
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Harden 192 cm guy confirmed
Canson said on 27/Mar/20
With Wade, I’d go with 6’3 For Wade and 6’3.5” For Harden. If 2cm diff 6’2 7/8 and 6’3 5/8
Jean214 said on 15/Mar/20
With 6'3 D Wade
He is 6'3.75(192.4)
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No less no more
Jean214 said on 14/Mar/20
6'3 5/8 (192.1) for James Harden !
Canson said on 26/Feb/20
@Shane: I would have Tucker at close to 6’5 out of bed. But afternoon height of 6’4”. He used to be listed at 6’6”. But then again you have guys like Denzel Valentine and Tyreke Evans who were listed 6’6” and both were right around 6’4 an hour out of bed or less. So they may have been 6’3 1/2 or 6’3 5/8 and listed 6’6 lol. But I’m sure there were some 6’7 listed guys that were really 6’4 1/2 too
Canson said on 26/Feb/20
@Shane: I would have Tucker at close to 6’5 out of bed. But afternoon height of 6’4”
Shane said on 21/Feb/20
@Canson honestly I'm not sure Tucker is even 6'4" flat out of bed. Maybe... but not by much if so.

As for James, I think you may be dead on with the Magic thing and Magic is quite height conscious as well so he may have suggested it because if Lebron is listed 6'9" barefoot it makes Magic look that tall in pics when we both know neither are likely over 6'7 1/2" max out of bed.
Shane said on 21/Feb/20
@James Hard: foot protection devices? Are you referring to orthotics?
Canson said on 7/Feb/20
@James Hard: 6’2” is egregiously too low for Harden. Look at him next to Westbrook or PJ Tucker. 6’3” flat looks too low. Same either Carmelo Anthony. While I don’t think he’s as high as 6’4” barefoot, I think 6’3.5” is where he would fall. Best case 6’3 5/8 worst 6’3 3/8 afternoon heights.
James Hard on said on 29/Jan/20
The guy is 6'3 at most, 6'4 with those foot protecting devices - it would surprise me if he was 6'2
Canson said on 23/Jan/20
@184guy: that would easily be lunchtime for him if not afternoon possibly
184guy2 said on 21/Jan/20
6'3 5/8 pretty good for Harden
Canson said on 15/Dec/19
Canson said on 23/Oct/19
@Shane: Tucker looks 6’4” at best afternoon height. Honestly he may be like Harden 6’3” range
Canson said on 23/Oct/19
@Shane: I agree with everything you said. Westbrook would have no problem at 6’2.75 or 5/8 even around an hour out of bed so he would get the 6’3” easily. Harden they maybe didn’t measure. He would be under 6’4 pretty quickly. Max I see for Harden is 6’3.5 afternoon height. That looks pretty accurate for him so maybe 6’4.25 out of bed like you said. I could believe AD’s height being a low for him but Howard seems like a morning height. And lol. Lebron probably wasn’t measured at all or they measured him 6’7.5 and made a mistake. My other theory is that they want to model him after Magic since he’s playing some 1 this season
Shane Gray said on 22/Oct/19
@Canson I agree listings are crap. Also, i don't believe for a second PJ Tucker is close enough to 6'5" to get a 6'5" listing but i could be wrong. He looks like one of the shortest formerly 6'6" listed guys I've ever seen. I could see Westbrook being 6'2 1/2" or a bit more it they measured early in day but I do not buy Harden could have measured a full 6'4 1/2". They may have did almost out of bed and he got like a quarter inch over and figured nba couldnt do anything about it best they could say is it was a quarter inch off which they could easily defend. I'd say Lakers measured very early in day as well if Dwight got 6'9 3/4" as well as AD. And no I'm not for a second buying Lebron anywhere near 6'8 1/2" even out of bed. I could see 6'7 1/2" to maybe 3/4" out of bed at most. 6'8" if I'm being super super generous. No chance at 6'8 1/2".
Canson said on 21/Oct/19
@Viper: the other question is did the person really meet the celeb and are they good at estimating height
Canson said on 21/Oct/19
@Junior: my guesses Kobe 195ish maybe give or take a mm so maybe 195.1 or 194.9 Harden 191.5-192 range 6’3.5” vs 6’4.75-.8
Chris Junior Hernandez 1990 said on 20/Oct/19
@Canson Agree with you. Harden maybe just a touch at 192cm a low since Kobe is the most solid 195cm guy in this site than those others 6'4 3/4 listing.
Canson said on 19/Oct/19
Harden hasn’t grown. He is the same size. 6’4 or 6’4.25 out of bed 6’3.5 afternoon. Kobe is a good 3cm taller and Barkley has him by an inch. Like Viper said the listings are crap
viper said on 19/Oct/19
If Harden looked 6-4.5-6-5 he must have been wearing lifts.

He's 6-3 range
joe### said on 18/Oct/19
Yes silver looks solid 6'3.
grom said on 18/Oct/19
Rockets released their new updated confirmed heights with no shoes. James Harden is still listed at 6’5”, it is possible he grew after the draft. I can say, seeing him in person, 6’4.5” to 6’5” is very possible. I do believe with the new rules concerning height listed on official roster, anything over 1/2” can be rounded to the nearest inch; although some teams are listing height with the fraction
Canson said on 18/Oct/19
I don’t understand how he kept his listing. He is not a 6’4.5 guy out of bed even
Canson said on 16/Oct/19
@Joe: I would say 190 is possible for Silver. Harden 191-192 imho. 6’3,5 at a normal low.
joe### said on 15/Oct/19
Adam Silver 6'3-6'3.25
Harden 6'3.5-6'3.75
Canson said on 14/Oct/19
@Junior: I think 6’3.5 best case for Harden
Chris Junior Hernandez 1990 said on 9/Oct/19
@Canson Barkley current height is just an estimate you think of it doesn't mean he started to shrink. I had a uncle who was 63 now a retired basketball coach and 6'4, he had multiple surgeries on knee, hips and back and he still look 6'4 a few months ago when we met. Not everyone losing height at aging zone (60s) some people don't lost any height at all. Barkley might be one time measure at his extreme low 6'4 5/8 and other time was always closer to 6'5. Harden the worst w/o a hair, socks and shoes i could buy as low as 6'3 1/2 but hardly think below that range. 6'3 5/8 is still a end low for Harden as he look with strong 6'2 Westbrook.
Canson said on 24/Jul/19
@Junior: he may be less than that. Not all players listed 6’4” actually measure that tall. 6’3.75 or a hair over was possible for him meaning he could even be 6’3 3/8. Harden looked at least an inch shorter than Barkley if not more and Barkley isn’t over 6’4 1/2 today (if even)
Chris Junior Hernandez 1990 said on 22/Jul/19
6'3 5/8 (192.1) is the low end for Harden.
Canson said on 9/Jul/19
Measured early morning same as Griffin and Curry
Canson said on 20/Jun/19
6’4 morning height assuming he wasn’t rounded up. So 6’3.5 or 6’3 and change which is how he looks
Onabill Choudhury said on 13/Jun/19
6 ft 4 is a good height for Basketball, the average height for a PG is 6 ft 1 3/4 to 6 ft 2 with out shoes and the average height for a SG is 6 ft 3 - 6 ft 3 1/4, so Harden should have no shame being 6 ft 4! Plus he looks way taller than Superstar PGs and SGs
Canson said on 10/Jun/19
@KA188: Harden is at least an inch shorter than 6’4.5 Barkley and he’s like 3cm taller than 6’2.25 Westbrook. His was an early morning measurement so 6’3.5 is the highest I could buy. He never looks a legit 6’4” on the court
K.A 188 said on 6/Jun/19
@CANSON, the Spanish Prince edged harden by exactly an inch so flat 6ft4 seems right for Harden .
Canson said on 15/May/19
This is definitely a morning height. Max 6’3.5 and at a low could drop another 1/8”. Really looks like a weak 6’5 guy in basketball sneaks (1 1/4” added) not barefoot.
Canson said on 22/Mar/19
@Shane: well said! And even in 2008 you have a guy like Kevin Love who may have “known what to do” lol. He is supposedly closer to 6’7”. Yea low for me would be normal low. So for example if you’re 6’2 out of bed and 6’1.25 at a low then I’d go with 6’1.25 even if you came down to 6’1” flat or less at an extreme low. That’s similar to me but in my case I round down. But for this site I consider the 6’4.25 my true height, actually 6’4.25-.3 as opposed to 6’4 flat
Shane said on 20/Mar/19
@Luca easy answer. 2008 measurements were done later in day. 2009 measurements and those since 2009 have been done very early in morning, almost out of bed.
Shane said on 20/Mar/19
@Canson when you say low here you mean typical low rather than extreme low, correct? Might be good to explain this when saying this because the average person is likely going to think a low is a true low or as low as a person can shrink to it compress to or -- in other words -- assume it means an extreme low.
Shane said on 20/Mar/19
@Canson when you say low here you mean typical low rather than extreme low, correct? Might be good to explain this when saying this because the average person is likely going to think a low is a true low or as low as a person can shrink to it compress to or -- in other words -- assume it means an extreme low.
Canson said on 4/Mar/19
Anywhere between 6’3.25 up to 6’3.5 which is the max he would measure at a low. Sweet spot is 191.5
VelikiSrbin said on 2/Mar/19
With 6'6 listed Slim Thug Click Here looks about 2-2.5 inches difference

I think Harden is a strong 6'3/weak 6'4
Shashank-6'3 3/8 said on 2/Mar/19
Harden would be dead on my height
Morning 193.5
Evening 191.5
Shashank-6'3 3/8 said on 2/Mar/19
Luca said on 1/Mar/19
Rob,what do you think about the pic/video ?
An official article posted by an user here noticed how the same players,measured both in the 2008 and 2009 pre draft,resulted at least 0,5 inches taller.
This fact,plus the pic w pogba,makes him surely 192 cm at my opinion you should downgrade him
Editor Rob
6ft 3.75 is arguable
Canson said on 23/Feb/19
@Luca: agreed. About a 3cm difference. I would say 188.5-189 for Russ 191.5-192 for Harden
Luca said on 23/Feb/19
Dear Rob,sorry if i ve been posting a lot these days,but i'm really struggling to discover harden's and westbrook's height.
However i've recently found some proofs that can give us a clear idea about it.
As we know pogba is a decent 191 cm guy : in the following pic he seems to edge out harden,even if ,with the same posture i think that james would have the edge by nomore than a cm,especially compared to how pogba looks next to 194 cm ibrahimovic

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Here you can also see that pogba has a flat pair of shoes,so he has no advantage

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Taking all this into account,here you can see a perfect pic and a really good video to compare harden and russell in height

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I see exactly 3 cm between them,so my final guess is harden 192 cm westbrook 189 cm.
Rob,could you please give me your opinion on these listings? I guarantee that eventually this would be my last post about it.
Canson said on 23/Feb/19
@Shashank 6’3 3/8: I doubt there’d be a noticeable difference between you. The max I can give him is 191.5-192. I think minimum 191-191.5. He’s somewhere 191-192 imho. I think 6’3.25-.5. He looks almost dead in between Russ and Kobe in height
Luca said on 22/Feb/19
Dear Rob,since we know paul pogba is a good 191 cm,what's your guess on james harden and russell westbrook evening height ?

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Editor Rob
I'm not sure he's got same posture as Pogba, but with Westbrook he looks 6ft 4 range.
Shashank-6'3 3/8 said on 22/Feb/19
@ Canson
I'd love to believe that but any guess between 191.5-192 could be his possible low no higher than 192. He could wake at around mid 193 range or 6'4 1/8.He would surely very similar to me in height
Canson said on 20/Feb/19
@Shashank 6’3 3/8: I think he would be your height. He at times only looks 4” taller than Chris Paul who is said to be as low as 5’10 by some and 5’11 max by others. I doubt Harden would be 6’3.75 at a low. Maybe a 3cm diff with Westbrook to be honest. I’d give him 6’3.5 max honestly
Shashank-6'3 3/8 said on 19/Feb/19
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Looks max 1.5 inches taller than 6'2 1/4 russell Westbrook.
He could measure 192.Not amy lower than 6'3 1/2.
Canson said on 23/Jan/19
@Junior; I could buy 191.5 or even 6’3 3/8. 6’3.5 is the absolute most I buy. Your estimate is reasonable tho if he really did measure 6’4 in the AM but he just never looks that tall. He looks at least 3cm shorter than Barkley who is 6’4 5/8 peak. Maybe less today
Junior Hernandez 1990 said on 22/Jan/19
6'3 1/2 is 191.7cm, to be frank that Harden atually don't look that low. He can look between 192-193cm. 6'3 5/8 could be his lowest of the day. Prince Felipe probably wasn't over Kobe height at low (6'4.75") i can see at least 3cm difference on Kobe and Harden although sometimes look over like 1.5".
Canson said on 28/Dec/18
@Max Kelt: I agree. I would say that Beal grew since being drafted. From what I’ve heard of people who’ve met him he has.

Harden 6 3.5
Beal 6’3.5
Russ 6’2.25 imho
Max kelt said on 26/Dec/18
Canson I agree with you harden at 192 6’3.5 and Russ at 189 6’2.5 and I think for Bradley Beal he’s 192 6’3.5 also same height as Harden.
Canson said on 18/Nov/18
@Legit 6’2. That’s about how I see them too 192 for Harden 189 for Russ
Canson said on 8/Oct/18
6’4-6’4.25 out of bed
6’3.25-.5 at a low
Legit 6'2 said on 6/Oct/18
I would give him 192 cm if Russ is really 189 cm and non a legit 6'3
Slightly taller than Westbrook
Canson said on 19/Sep/18
@Michael Gray and Christian; I’ve got Beard at 6’3” and change max. He’s prob a hair over 6’3” at a low but I wouldn’t be surprised if he’s only like 191cm at a low or 191.5 as opposed to 6’3.5. An aged Barkley edged him by 2.5 or 3cm
Christian 6'5 3/8" said on 15/Sep/18
@Michael Gray

Yeah, that's why you can't really trust listed NBA heights, or any listed heights from sport organizations for that matter. You have guys that are inflated as much as 3", and then there are a few who's accurate like Larry Bird and Kevin Durant.
Michael Gray said on 13/Sep/18
@Canson yeah I remember when he was listed 6'7". I may be slightly lowballing him. But also as we know listings dont always mean much. Justice Winslow is listed at 6'7" after measuring 6'4 1/2" early in day.
Canson said on 9/Sep/18
@Shane: Kobe skipped the pre draft though and at one stage he was listed 6’7” but when he played alongside Eddie Jones because he played a lot of 3. I saw a FIBA measurement for Kobe at 6’5.25. My guess is that is the height maybe 1-2 hours out of bed and maybe he dips to 6’4 5/8 or 3/4 on a normal day
Junior Hernandez 1990 said on 7/Sep/18
@Christian 6'5 3/8" @Shane
Kobe hardly look under 6'4.75", next to Lebron, Jordan and Barkley and Doctor J a full 195cm most likely to be a height before bed and always hard to look under 6'5 with tons of celebrities. Let alone bottom low 6'4.25".
Christian 6'5 3/8" said on 22/Jul/18

Alright, I got what you mean. You're right, he may have been 6'4.5" after an intense game. But I can't really see him being 6'4.25" though.
Shane said on 20/Jul/18
@Christian when I talk low I mean bottom height or extreme low (like after a game or an evening workout) If I'm talking full height I'm talking out of bed. If Kobe were ever 6'5 1/2" barefoot at or near our of bed he would be seen as still listed 6'7" imo but even if he were that tall he could dip to 6'4 1/2" range for a low (low low or extreme low). Again, I wouldnt put him as high as 6'5 1/2 out of bed (full and true height imo but not what is used here) but could see it being possible to be like 6'5 1/4" out of bed. I know afternoon height is the standard for this site so I would say 6'4 3/4 might be a solid estimate at that time of day. As far as you ruling out 6'5" for a low I obviously agree as I think that is closer to his full, non compressed height than it is to his low or extreme low.
Christian 6'5 3/8" said on 11/Jul/18

I disagree. I wouldn't ever put Kobe as 6'4.25" at a normal low. At very worst I can see 6'4.5" for him but 6'4.75" is alright. But I rule out a full 6'5" for him since he measured 6'4.75" and claimed 6'4".
Canson said on 11/Jul/18
@Junior: Shane’s referring to an extreme low meaning after a game perhaps. He’s right that a 6’4.75 guy could dip to 6’4.5 at an extreme low. I’m 6’4.25 and on a relaxed day where I am not on my feet as much can be 2mm over (not the norm), but can dip to around 6’4” flat after a night on my feet. So if Kobe wakes 6’5.5 and dips to 6’4.75, he may be 6’4.5 or a mm less at an extreme low
Junior Hernandez 1990 said on 9/Jul/18
@Shane If that's the way then all players need a downgrade by 3/4". Just because Kobe claim he is 6'4 and other time he say he probably 6'5 in sneakers?
Canson said on 8/Jul/18
@Shane: Kobe at a “normal low” may be 6’4.75 maybe 6’4 2/3. As far as an extreme low he may be around 6’4.5 or hair less. I’ve always had Kobe slightly taller than Jordan and Barkley
Shane said on 7/Jul/18
@Junior no chance Kobes low is 6'4 7/8 lol. That's way too high. Closer to 6'4 1/4 to 1/3" at a low. 6'4 1/2" tops for a low.
Junior Hernandez 1990 said on 1/Jul/18
Harden can be 6'3 5/8 (192.1) in a mid day and Kobe Bryant 6'5 (195.6) and both settle down the low at 6'3 1/2 (191.8) and Kobe 6'4 7/8 (195.3). Because they look to have 3-4cm differences so i rule out 3.5cm between them.
Rising - 174 cm said on 30/Jun/18
@Canson: As you may have guessed, I see Barkley as the tallest of the 3 with Jordan the shortest. Kobe's 6'4.75" measurement was probably close to accurate with a small margin of error considering it was done at home(having worked as a carpenter, I regularly see walls and floors that aren't completely level, especially over time) and Vanessa is more than a foot shorter. 6'4.75" probably is his low give or take a small fraction. I can rule out 6'5.5" for him since Metta is that height and a bit taller, maybe 1-2 cm taller. It's possible Jordan measured 6'4.5", but Riley was probably going off memory so I think it's possible he measured 6'4.75" and I'd say that was perhaps the best listing for Jordan as Kobe appeared a tiny bit taller. Whatever Barkley's height, I think he'll shrink a good 3 cm in a day. You're not much older than me, but I doubt I've lost anything. I have chronic knee problems and in fact was undermeasured before I started making sure they were straight. A much healthier lifestyle helped me measure my full height long after I stopped growing.
Canson said on 28/Jun/18
@Rising: I agree that he being some derivative of a weak 6’5”, would make him 6’6” with shoes and listed. I played collegiately and was listed at 6’6” and come down to 6’4 1/4 at a low (6’5 out of bed). I may have been 6’4 3/8 at my peak not sure (I’m 36 but have a disc that is deteriorated in my back). I was always told that I was almost 6’4 1/2 when I was measured before but also got 6’4.75 once from my teams strength and conditioning coach in college. That was likely a morning height as I’ve never replicated it and we did get measured early morning before as well once or twice. Then early afternoon but I did lounge around some I’m sure if I didn’t have class. I’ve always stuck with 6’4 1/2 before I came on the site but 6’4 now a days. I claim 6’4 myself but have guys that claim 6’5 that are an inch shorter.

For good measure I would say this:

An hour out of bed:

Barkley would probably measure 6’5 flat or maybe 6’4 7/8 and would measure about 6’4.5 at a low maybe 6’4 5/8 (6’5.25-.5 out of bed)

Jordan 6’4 7/8 an hour out of bed 6’4.5 at a low 6’5.25 out of bed

Kobe I think is the tallest of the three 6’5.5 out of bed 6’4.75 at a low. I can’t see him any less than a weak 6’5” and in fact he can look 6’5” at times. But maybe an extreme low for Kobe is 6’4.5 but not daily.
Rising - 174 cm said on 28/Jun/18
@Canson: Did he really claim 6'5.25" too? I think I might remember that from when he did play by play during a game about a decade ago. It was either 6'5 1/4" or 6'5 3/4", iirc, but I don't quite remember. Most NBA players do claim their NBA listings at some point so he probably did claim 6'6" at least once. He's basically claimed all the same heights Dolph Lundgren has!
Canson said on 27/Jun/18
@Rising: I think he claimed 6’5.25 lol. And 6’6”. He is all over the place
Rising - 174 cm said on 27/Jun/18
@Canson: I know he's claimed all of those heights, but what I'm saying is there's no proof he measured 6'4 5/8". There is at least one sports writer who claimed Barkley "officially" measured 6'4 7/8" and they may even be referring to the same thing because the other writer said he learned Barkley was "more like" 6'4 5/8" than 6'6". That could simply mean 6'4" and a fraction. The writer doesn't say how he learned that either. I assumed it was a measurement for years, but it could have been Barkley claiming it at a press conference. I don't know if he meant shoes or barefoot when he claimed 6'5.5" because he's never specified. Barkley usually seems to speak about barefoot height because even if he were somewhere between 6'4.5"-6'5" then he'd be more or less 6'6" in shoes, which is typical for NBA heights.
Canson said on 25/Jun/18
@Rising: he claimed 6’5 and 6’5.5 the latter a shoe height, but he’s also claimed 6’4.5 and was measured 6’4 5/8. Ainge calls him 6’4 “range” here and he calls himself “6’4 1/2” when referring to Gerald Wallace but to be fair 6’4 5/8 is essentially 6’4.5, as do Dan Majerle and Joe Klein. Moses Malone also called Barkley 6’4” range as did Dr J at one point

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He’s inconsistent. But from the sounds of it the 6’4 5/8 would be closer to the truth for a barefoot height or perhaps 6’4.5 as lows and he would clear 6’5 out of bed with much ease. It’s more that a lot of the others are overlisted even with shoes than him downplaying his height
Rising - 174 cm said on 25/Jun/18
@Canson: Yeah, as a Knick fan, those were definitely better days! People forget that even with Ewing and Oakley, Anthony Mason was the one guy who guarded Hakeem effectively and he was the one type of player who could give Shaq trouble, yet I've seen him guard wings like Vince Carter well and play a sort of point forward role. I'd love to see Harden going against those Knick teams with Derek Harper with those big men waiting at the rim. The '93-'95 Knicks were arguably the greatest defensive team, but It wasn't like they didn't have guys who could score either. Ewing had the ridiculous wingspan, turnaround jumper and "3 step move" across the lane while Starks was one of those guys who could carry you on streaks. Later on, Allan Houston had that smooth pull up jumper(met him around '99-'00 and all I know is he was taller than Sprewell, I'd have thought 6'5"-6'6" range) and dropped 50+ twice in the same season while Spree could be explosive as well and almost dropped 50 twice in the same season. My friend offered me a ticket to the game Spree wound up scoring 49 at the Garden, but I couldn't make it! Two guys who can score 50 in those days were nothing to sneeze at offensively. Miami made for a great rivalry as well. I'm sure casual fans hated those series, but that 2000 series was ridiculously close and competitive after that '99 upset. Zo was at his peak while Ewing was old and had bad knees, but he still had enough left to compete with Mourning. The Bulls were validated as more than just Jordan in '94 when they may have beaten the Knicks without Jordan if not for the Hue Hollins call. Thye started off as mostly Jordan while the team learned the triangle in '90 and '91 before Pippen came into his own in late '91 around the time Grant did and by '94, they knew the system so well, they could win executing and somewhat make up for the loss of Jordan no longer being able to carry them. Pippen became a better player with added responsibility as well and these are reasons the second 3peat teams couldn't lose. Same thing happened in '98 by the time Pippen's back began to go and Jordan had to carry them at 35, even with his injury to his shooting hand. Of course, Detroit started it all and everyone knows about their defense, but they had so many different weapons they could go to and would ride the hot hand whether it was Isiah, Dumars, The Microwave, Dantley and later Aguirre, James Edwards in the post etc. Those Seattle teams were great too and the teams were probably at their best before Payton and Kemp reached their own respective peaks. Derrick McKey was underrated and a great all around player for them and that '93 team may have actually been their best, even though they probably got by Houston due to the refs. Bob Kloppenburg's SOS pressure defense was a thing of beauty. Even the late 90's Lakers were far more talented than the 3peat teams from top to bottom, but were less mature and didn't have Phil. 2000 was probably the last year as you had most of the 90's guys still at the top of their game like Malone and a loaded Blazer team(much like the great teams with Drexler, Porter etc. in the early 90's). The Kings had some great teams around that time too and you still had some phenomenal talents on the perimeter like McGrady and Iverson. The great teams that didn't win it all like Utah, Seattle, Phoenix, Portland etc. all get forgotten. As does David Robinson in his pre-Duncan days when he was one of the great defenders and most athletic 7 footers who ever played. Nowadays, too many guys like that fire up 4 or 5 3s and they're not Dirk Nowitzki by any stretch shooting 28, 30, maybe 33%. That and the flopping/lack of physicality is probably what bothers me the most. Lebron is one of the guys who would probably thrive in any era due to his once in a generation physical talent, but it'd certainly be an adjustment and I could see him getting frustrated by the physicality of Riley's Knicks. I have a much harder time seeing a guy like Harden winning MVPs or being an elite superstar in those days and even Durant would get less foul calls than he was use to and would have to adjust to stronger players being able to guard him with their strength.

As for Barkley, he's claimed 6'4", 6'4.5", 6'4.75", 6'5" and 6'5.5" to my knowledge. I don't know if he's claimed anything else, but it wouldn't surprise me.
Rising - 174 cm said on 24/Jun/18
@Christian: That's true. He claimed to have been measured 6'5" and 6'4 3/4". I've said many times I believe he downgrades himself, but if you take Barkley at his word then he did measure 6'4.75"-6'5".
Canson said on 24/Jun/18
@Christian: he’s also claimed 6’4 1/2 as did Danny Ainge when referring to him on more than one occasion. Dan Majerle and Joe Klein called him 6’4 but he’s probably no less than 6’4.5

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Canson said on 24/Jun/18
@Rising: I echo your sentiments about the NBA 20 years back! Some of the best ball ever played actually in the 90s with those Seattle Houston SA and Jazz teams and of course in the strong east back then like Chicago, New York, Miami, and even further back the Bad Boys!!! I don’t see any of these ballers today being able to take on those late 80s and very early 90s Pistons teams. That includes Lebron he wouldn’t know what to do with himself with those hard fouls that Laimbeer and Mahorn would give him
Canson said on 24/Jun/18
@Rising: I echo your sentiments about the NBA 20 years back! Some of the best ball ever played actually in the mid 90s with those Seattle Houston SA and Jazz teams and of course in the strong east back then like Chicago, New York, Miami, and even further back the Bad Boys!!! I don’t see any of these ballers today being able to take on those late 80s and very early 90s Pistons teams. That includes Lebron he wouldn’t know what to do with himself with those hard fouls that Laimbeer and Mahorn would give him
Christian 6'5 3/8" said on 23/Jun/18

Well, Barkley himself claimed to have measured 6'4.75" once as well.
Rising - 174 cm said on 22/Jun/18
Of course, anyone could have measured 1/8" under and they'd round it, but I don't think there's any proof of Barkley measuring 6'4 5/8". We don't have proof of the '92 players being measured at all during the Olympics, just one SI article saying they learned during that time Barkley was "more like 6-4 5/8", which doesn't say he was exactly that height and the writer also doesn't specify how he learned Barkley and Magic were those heights. The only heights listed for Dream Team players were listings that literally knocked 2" off everyone's NBA listing with the one exception being John Stockton, whom they listed at a believable 6'0" for some reason. Other than that, I've not seen any measurements for that team.

As for with Harden and Barkley, I'm only trying to judge what the difference looks like between the two, not the heights I believe the two players to be. But as I said, an angle could exaggerate a 3 cm difference to more like 5 cm. I believe low angles like that typically favor the taller person and Barkley might be positioned closer.

On a side note, whenever I see Harden drive into the lane and throw his arms up looking for a whistle, I miss the NBA from 20 years ago!
Canson said on 21/Jun/18
@Rising: I’d say it’s a full inch or maybe close to 3cm between them. A morning height for Harden could’ve even been 6’3.8-.85 and been rounded since they don’t do 1/8” increments in the NBA. Harden may well just be 6’3.25-.5 range while Barkley measured 6’4 5/8
Canson said on 21/Jun/18
@Ace and Rising: Harden was a morning measurement. He’s likely just 6’3.5 max whereas one guy met him below and said that too. He looked no more than maybe 1.5” on Eric Gordon
Junior Hernandez 1990 said on 21/Jun/18
@Ace Kobe must be 6'5 3/8 then and Russell Westbrook 6'2 5/8. There is 3-4cm between Kobe and Harden and there is 3-4cm between Westbrook and Harden.
Ace said on 19/Jun/18
I say Harden is just over 6'4 people online always height jacking but no way is he 6'6 I will say 6'4.2 morning in socks
Rising - 174 cm said on 18/Jun/18
Barkley looked more than an inch taller than Harden. Here's their commercial: Click Here and here's a still: Click Here Not the best angle, but Barkley's posture doesn't even look good, but he looks at least 2" taller. So three possibilities: Harden is shorter than 6'4", Barkley is taller than 6'5" or the angle is exaggerating the difference. Maybe 6'4" was an early measurement for Harden, but there's definitely more than 2 cm between the two.
Canson said on 2/Jun/18
Didn’t look but max 1.5” taller than 6’2” measured Eric Gordon. That’s assuming Gordon is a full 6’2”. Also didn’t look anywhere near as tall as Trevor Ariza. Looked closer to 4” at times definitely not less than 3.5”
Canson said on 31/May/18
191.5-192cm at a low
Canson said on 19/May/18
Agree with Jezza. I think he would measure between 191 and 192 barefoot as the 6’4” was a morning measurement which could also be a hair over 6’3.75 since they don’t do 1/8” increments. I doubt less than 6’3.25
Jezza said on 16/May/18
I'm a little over 6'2 and he was barely taller than me in person. I'd say he's about 6'3 or maximum 6'3.5
Sandy Cowell said on 16/Apr/18
Jack Nicholson in 'One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest' would doubtless call him something else, just as he did with an irate little Mr Harding!

This mister can have a huge basketball player-like height of 6ft4! What am I saying? He IS a basketball player!
Canson said on 15/Apr/18
@Viper: right. He’s shorter than Barkley by an inch. Not sure if Barkley had a thicker sneaker
Canson said on 11/Apr/18
Looks 6’3 range with Trevor Ariza. I’d say anywhere in the strong 6’3 to weak 6’4 territory. 6’4 out of bed tho
Canson said on 28/Feb/18
@Shane: Right back at you bud!

I respect your opinion btw! Just varies person to person on it
Shane said on 27/Feb/18
@Canson always respect your opinions and enjoy your take. Hope all is well my friend.
Canson said on 25/Feb/18
@Ricky: I agree with what you said maybe not as low as 6’3 but maybe his normal height during the day would be 6’3.25-.5 worst case and he’s a strong 6’3 in reality. I respect Shane of course but disagree on the morning argument because In reality if someone measures later in the day they aren’t their morning height anymore. I believe more in a range for each person
Canson said on 25/Feb/18
@Shane: I respect what you say but that’s an opinion on your part as far as morning height being a true height. I don’t get what you mean by part of the body isn’t showing tho in the measurement that’s just the norm for everyone we all compress. No such thing as a true height just like you are 6’2 out of bed essentially signaling a strong 6’1” but you claim 6’2 as opposed to I’m 6’5 out of bed 6’4.25 at night and strong 6’4 and just say im 6’4”. Guess it varies from person to person.
Shane said on 23/Feb/18
@Frost: Why on earth would you run them before measuring Lol? NBA is right on to measure first thing in am to get players full, complete height, not a compressed version of it. Why doesn't the Olympics make sprinters run 4 sprints before they time the first one lol and get an average? No, they time them at their fastest, full speed. When u cash your check at bank do u tell the bank u don't want to keep the full amount because after a couple bills your money will shrink so let's just not count it all? Just silly. I'm 6'2" barefoot out of bed which is my true, full, optimal height of my entire body. I'm not counting a height when part of my body isn't showing in the measurement. :)
Shane said on 23/Feb/18
@Ricky: lol. If his morning measurement is 6'4" as u said then his max is 6'4" quite obviously. And if he can measure 6'4" without shoes then he is 6'4". He doesn't lose part of his body and never get it back lol! Height before compression is true, full, real height as it gets the full person, not the compressed one.
Ricky said on 14/Feb/18
he looks 1-2 inches shorter than kobe bryant and he claims to have measured at 6-4 1/2 to 6-4 3/4....kobe has said his wife measured him at this without his shoes.....I'd say he's 6-4 could be his morning measurement...I'd say he's 6-3 to 6-3.5 max...more like 6-3 flat
Alec28 said on 13/Feb/18
I saw the video he’s the exact same height as Adam silver Russ is 190
Canson said on 12/Feb/18
@Junior: that’s the absolute most I’d give harden. Honestly 6’3.5 looks a lot at times he can look closer to 6’3” to be honest like 191 (6’3.25)
Junior Hernandez said on 11/Feb/18
Telling truth. Harden look nothing over 192cm with Kobe and sometimes looke easily 1.5" between them.
Canson said on 1/Feb/18
@awkward: I don’t believe russell’s Measurement. It was def a morning height but he’s also shorter than Adam silver who is 6’3 maybe just 190cm. That had to have been hair that boosted him. He’s not even as tall as clarkson and is dwarfed by Kobe
Johnson said on 27/Jan/18
The pictures of Pau Gasol and Howard show like 2 inches of difference
awkward said on 26/Jan/18
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Canson said on 25/Jan/18
@Johnson: they’re the same ones I’ve seen of the two guys. At times it’s 5.5” others 6”. Howard at 6’9” flat is likely just an afternoon measurement and he may have possibly gained half inch (maybe). Harden was a 6am hour measurement tho they’ve all been since 2009. Plus no 1/8” increments so that 6’4 could be anywhere from 6’3 3/4-6’4. But to me he looks 6’3.5 pretty regularly so that could be maybe 6’3 3/8 or 6’3.5 maybe at best.
Canson said on 25/Jan/18
@Mark Huntington: commish looks about half inch taller than Russ imho. Russ was an afternoon measurement in 08 which is why people assume he’s taller than he is so his is actually the accurate one of the two. His looks right with Melo as well who I have met and is about 1.5- 2” taller than me (I’m 6’4.25) and he could look no less than a decent 6’6” no more than 6’6.25ish (198/199). Harden is the morning measurement so 6’3.5ish fits him better. Commissioner silver is def around 6’3.
Mark Huntington said on 25/Jan/18
He’s 6’4 Russell Westbrook is the same height as the commissioner Adam silver who is 190cm, which is weird because Adam looks waaaay taller then 190 he’s almost the same height as everyone at the draft guys who measure 6’4 1/2 Adam is the same height. That being said I saw Russel collect his MVP award from Adam and looked the same height and harden is an inch or a little more than a inch taller than Russell when standing tall, Harden for sure is 6’4 flat.
Dirkking667 said on 25/Jan/18
This dude is 6’4 I’m 6’3 1/4 in the afternoon and he was at least 2 cm taller than me he’s huge met him at the Addidas gotloute camp in California.
Canson said on 24/Jan/18
Harden looks a bit more than 5” shorter than Dwight Howard next to him most of the time. Sometimes looks closer to 6”. There are a variety of pics. Only question is did Howard grow? Can look 6’9.5 at times to tell you the truth.
Canson said on 24/Jan/18
@Andrea: actually in other pics that is a possibility. He was mentioned to be over 6’5” at one stage but not sure if that’s a different time of the day as he also was measured 196. Maybe he’s lost some height or posture is poor to where it appears that way
Andrea said on 24/Jan/18
There are several pictures of him with King Felipe and I would say that Felipe looks taller than him (with probably less footwear aswell), but I doubt it's anything more than an inch. Speaking of Felipe, I still think 6'5 is his best case scenario and I certainly wouldn't be surprised if he was more 6'4.5 range. If you look at him with Obama, I'm not sure he really looks a big 6'5 guy. Actually, guys like Michael Jordan and Kobe Bryant give a taller (and closer to 6'5) impression than a guy like Felipe next to the same Obama...
Canson said on 24/Jan/18
6’3 1/4-6’3 1/2 at a low. Out of bed 6’4-6’4 1/4 just doesn’t look a proper 6’4 anywhere
Canson said on 24/Jan/18
6’3 1/4-6’3 1/2 at a low. Out of bed 6’4-6’4 1/4
Kevin185cm said on 22/Jan/18
Kevin 185 hey he is 6-4 nice listed
Chase said on 22/Jan/18
He got drafted when he was 19. Definitely possible he grew a fraction afterwards. I could see him a half inch taller than pique even considering the lean.
Canson said on 21/Jan/18
@Joao: I’d bet money King Felipe is 1.5” taller bare minimum if not a bit more. You need to use a pic that compares them more objectively where you can see clearly angle ground level footwear etc which you can’t here. I’ve seen pics where a 6’4 5/8 Charles Barkley looks as tall as Magic at 6’7”. King Felipe is at worst a solid 6’5 Harden got measured in the early morning 6’4. He’s max 6’3.5 if not 6’3 3/8 at a low as the NBA doesn’t do 1/8” increments they will round to the next 1/4 if you’re over a certain fraction
Canson said on 21/Jan/18
@Rob: I wouldn’t put Russ being 6’2.5 out of the question but his was for sure an afternoon measurement in 2008 and he was almost 20 when drafted. I agree with Frost and Christian on Harden. Russ tho actually looks his listed height imho. Also given the absence of 1/8” measurements and looking at him with Carmelo Anthony looks a solid 4”. when I met Melo he looked around his draft height so I think Russ could be somewhat the same. I have more questions about Harden’s measurement but it was in the morning being he looks nowhere near 6’4” than Russ’s. Harden can only look 1” taller than Russ tbh. And looks at least an inch shorter than Barkley at least and about 1-1.5” shorter than Kobe. I Bring up 1/8” increments because Harden could only have been somewhere between 6’3 3/4-7/8 as well and been given 6’4. He doesn’t look more than about 191-192 max maybe even just 191.5ish next to Dwight Howard who is supposedly only 6’9”
Andrea said on 21/Jan/18
Hard to say who looks taller between him and Pique there, but yeah... We don't know their footwear which could certainly make the difference. If they have similar footwear, it's funny that one guy managed to measure almost 195 and the other one 6'4, when there's barely any difference between them. That being said, I don't see how some people still think or ask if 6'5 is possible considering that he (Harden) got measured at 6'4 flat and that it was likely early in the morning, so he could even be more around 6'3.5 at his low, like Christian said.
Christian-6'5 3/8 said on 21/Jan/18
@Editor Rob

Westbrook was measured 6'2.25" so he can't be taller than that. I can confidently say he's not 6'2.5"
Editor Rob
Well it's not impossible for some players to have gained a fraction or so, especially those under 21.
Edwin said on 20/Jan/18
Rob. Is 6'5 possible. NBA lists him as 6'5
Editor Rob
He was measured 6ft 5.25 in sneakers and 6ft 4 in socks, so it's a bit unlikely.
Frost said on 20/Jan/18
@Rob The NBA still hasn't received the backlash the NFL received in the 2000s for strange combine disparities. A 14 man squad with strange height fluctuations is vastly different to a 53 man roster where half of the players are either under-listed or over-listed.

Kind of tired of weird height regulations. Height is an objective. Wake your players up at 8AM have them run their early drills and measure them around noon. Accuracy at its finest right there.

Also Harden isn't much taller than Westbrook. Like an inch, maybe an inch and a quarter. Coupled with the Ansel Elgor pics he needs an upgrade tbh.

To keep Westbrook at 6'2.25 Harden can't be anything more than 6'3.5
Editor Rob
Westbrook at 6ft 2.5 may well be closer.
Joao said on 20/Jan/18
Clearly taller than Felipe VI
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So, one of them should be reviewed.
Christian-6'5 3/8 said on 20/Jan/18
6'3.5" at most
Johnson said on 19/Jan/18
Yes, Piqué busting a gut marked 194.7-194.8 in a video
Editor Rob
One thing I find curious...why are the NBA still measuring these players with what is basically a set square and a wall chart.

It's not like they can't afford a spare $10,000 to get a custom made stadiometer made to accommodate heights up to 8 feet tall.
star69 said on 19/Jan/18
Alec said on 19/Jan/18
He’s 6foot7

No he's not. Where did you get that height from?
I thought he was 6'5 area but 6'4" seems to be accurate.
Canson said on 19/Jan/18
Doesn’t look a legit 6’4 but would likely measure that within the first hour or one hour out of bed as his was in 2012. 191-192 range is how he would measure during the day. Only about an inch or so taller than Westbrook
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 19/Jan/18
Rob, could a fraction below 6ft4 (i.e. 6ft3⅞) be closer for Pique?

This guy looks to have the edge but maybe it's not as much as it looks in that photo as Gerard is leaning in...
Editor Rob
Well I'm not sure on their footwear, but one thing is sure. Earlier in the day Pique cleared 6ft 4 busting a gut and Harden got 6ft 4 flat.
Alec said on 19/Jan/18
He’s 6foot7
Editor Rob
Wearing high heels he certainly is.
Johnson said on 19/Jan/18
Good addition.Carmelo Anthony is another player everybody talks about here

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