How tall is Joel Embiid

Joel Embiid's Height

6ft 11 ¾ (212.7 cm)

Cameroonian professional basketball player who plays as a Center for the Philadelphia 76ers. In GQ when asked how tall he is, joked "I like to say six-eleven...I'm six-eleven," although in 2015 claimed "I’m 7’2″ in sandals". In 2019 he was reported as measuring 6ft 11.75 barefoot.

How tall is Joel Embiid
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When it comes down to it, if we got to square up, I'm 7-2, I'm a big dude.

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Average Guess (64 Votes)
6ft 11.95in (213.2cm)
Duhon said on 27/Nov/20
Embiid is obviously more than 7' in shoes, even the 6'11.75 barefoot seems like a low when you see him next to guys like Kevin Garnett.
Canson said on 27/Nov/20
@Viper: could it be a morning measurement? The 6’11.75?
viper said on 27/Nov/20
Rob needs to change the title.

Measured 7-0 in shoes, not barefoot

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Canson said on 21/Nov/20
@Robbe: that “2” is a bit iffy lol. Maybe 1.5 but 2 is possible. He may just be the same type of measurement as Buddy Hield. A morning 6’9 perhaps. Buddy was measured 6’4.5 in shoes previously (afternoon probably) which would make him 6’3.25 then went up half inch in the morning to 6’5 in shoes/6’3.75. Maybe you’re right though. Maybe he’s 6’8.75 if that’s only a 3” difference. I would put Kuzma as a weak 6’8” guy so that’s bad news for Allen lol.
Robbe said on 21/Nov/20
Lol at 6'11 for Bagley. He is tops 2in taller than 6'7 Tatum.

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Another overlisted player is Jarrett Allen. He is also listed at 6'11, but is about the same range as Bagley. Doesn't look much taller than Kuzma.

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You really can't trust these new "updated" measurements. I wouldn't be surprised if Joel is really a bit over 7ft. He hardly ever looks under that mark.
recapa said on 20/Nov/20
honestly ,joel can really look the full 7foot usually .i ,ll give him 7 foot.
Canson said on 19/Nov/20
I’d like to know how a 6’11” 😉 😉 Marvin Bagley can look 3-4” shorter than a 6’11.75 Joel Embiid. Funny that Bagley was “inadvertently” 😉 (or not) called 6’8” during training camp by the announcer

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Andy5'93/4 said on 30/Oct/20
Hey rob. How tall would you think karl anthony towns is? From looking at him with joel if Joel is 6’11.75 i’d say he must be 6’9.5-6’9.75
Canson said on 23/Oct/20
@RJT:

I’m not seeing 6’10.75. Enes Kanter was a morning 6’9.75”. Probably 6’9.25-.5 range at best and he’s not that much taller. Maybe he measured 6’10.75 morning height and maybe he’s 6’10 flat or a hair over

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RJT said on 21/Sep/20
Always thought he's a legit strong 7 footer but at his height, 1/4" is negligible.

Taller than other pseudo 7 foot guys such as Steven Adams who was measured 6ft 10.75".
Carlos Santana said on 31/Aug/20
Weak 7'0
Canson said on 18/Jun/20
idfnbise said on 10/May/20
@Canson no

Did you see the time of the measurement? How do you say no?
viper said on 16/Jun/20
Yeah, I would have lost money on that bet.

Thought there was no way he was under
7-0
Andy5'91/2 said on 12/Jun/20
Under 7’0? Wow
idfnbise said on 10/May/20
@Canson no
Canson said on 28/Mar/20
@Junior: If that’s a morning height, he’d be more 6’11 or 6’11.25. A guy that size loses more than average. Most nba measurements when taking place that early net a .5” difference in the afternoon

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Chris Junior Hernandez 1990 said on 27/Mar/20
He isn't over 1" shorter than a current weak 7'1 Kareem and with Robbe posted 7'0 1/4 morning drafted height Rudy Gobbert have some movement on the upper body screenshots look over one inch on Joel which is more like 1/2" between them not 1" or over. I do believe he is what Rob given as listed but a morning height. A good 6'11 1/2 thought. Ben Simmons is probably 6'8 3/4 a low not more.
Tall Sam said on 12/Mar/20
I saw him pretty close to courtside last night (up a feet rows), in what may be the last NBA game of the season! I would say he is certainly pushing seven feet, the tallest guy on court usually during the game I'd say but not by a big margin. Parsing out where he falls in the 6'11" to 7"0" range is difficulty for sure. While he's not nearly as massive in frame as someone like Shaq, for such a height, Embiid in person looks pretty bulky and well-muscled, I would've guessed him at more than his listed weight of 249 lb.
Big Tyr said on 10/Mar/20
Joel height is still iffy. I want to believe he is in the 6'11 range but it is possible, like Ben simmons, his 6'11.75 was with shoes and he is actually 6'10.5 without them. He was listed before as 213 cm with shoes so it is possible. Ben like said before is probably 6'8.25 morning. While Joel maybe 6'10.5 morning. Making them 2.25 inches apart still.
Robbe said on 1/Mar/20
Joel here with 7'1 Rudy Cobert. Rudy was the only 7'1 player who kept his status after newest measurements, so i believe he really is that height. But Joel is closer to the camera there.

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This is better pic. Rudy is looking down at Joel. I believe Rudy is a good inch taller than Joel Click Here

This pic has also been posted here claiming Joel is the same height as Kareem.

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But, Joel is standing on higher ground there, and still looking shorter than Kareem, so Kareem must be at least 1-1.5in taller than Joel. Kareem was probably 7'1 back in 2018, so that would make Joel not over 7ft. Just like with Gobert.
Canson said on 28/Feb/20
@Robbe: I see guys like Porzangis and Boban having some height on him. But with Nerlens Noel a morning 6’10 probably 6’9.25-.5 he can just look 6’11 maybe a hair over. I wonder if he is a morning measurement too

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Free Hk said on 28/Feb/20
People who thinks he is under 7 feet is stupid
Robbe said on 24/Feb/20
In this pic Joel looks hair taller than Markkanen. In the previous pic it was the other way round. Probably footwear issue, heels size varies quite a lot. Big guy on the right is Domantas Sabonis, listed as 6'11. Doesn't look any shorter than Markkanen. Poor Ben Simmons looks like 3.5in shorter than those big guys lol Click Here
Big Tyr said on 12/Feb/20
6'11 - 7'0 is right actually. He is just too big to be much less. Click Here
He also claims 6'11 often and measured that. The link above was before the "remeasuring" of players.
Canson said on 11/Feb/20
Bamba measured 6’11.25 at the pre draft which is held in the morning.

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I even saw in one place 6’11 in shoes but he may have grown since then

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So if he’s only 6’11.25 morning he’s 6’10.75 afternoon. Embiid’ s 6’11.75 May be an afternoon which is why he looks 1” (not 2) taller. Bamba’s legs aren’t straight in the first and in the 2nd the angle isn’t good. If they stood next to each other I doubt it would be that much between them. If it’s really 2” then Bamba was way over listed and really is only 6’11” in shoes and 6’9.75 which I doubt
Canson said on 11/Feb/20
Bamba measured 6’11.25 at the pre draft which is held in the morning.

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I even saw in one place 6’11 in shoes but he may have grown since then

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Big Tyr said on 10/Feb/20
@Robbe I definitely could be wrong on Embiid. Also, I don't think Joonas and Mo Bamba are those heights. I know that Mo Bamba measured only 6'11.25 at the combine.
Robbe said on 9/Feb/20
Joel with 179cm Bryan Cranston, and 6'11.5 Joonas Suotamo with 179cm Jasper Pääkkönen.

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Looks pretty much same to me.
Robbe said on 8/Feb/20
According to the latest measurements, Joel should be 0.25in shorter than Mo Bamba. Looking at pictures, it seems very unlikely. Joel looks about 2in taller.

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Mo Bamba is a legit 7 footer. Here with 6'3 Adam Silver.

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So how the heck Joel towers over Mo Bamba, but not over Markkanen? Is it just camera angle with Bamba? Just looking those Joel vs Mo pictures, i would have guessed 7'2 for Joel.
Nik said on 5/Feb/20
@ Sandy Cowell - I'd love to see a picture of his sandals, if they weren't chunky he'd wear them down to nothing!
Robbe said on 5/Feb/20
Joel looks roughly 2in taller than 6'9.5 listed Kevin Durant, compared to 6'2 Stephen Curry.

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Like Canson said, 6'10 is way too low for Joel, i also think he is somewhere between 6'11-7ft.

What comes to Markkanen, he generally looks like a legit 7 footer. Here with 197cm, 193cm, and 190cm guys Click Here

Markkanen is also taller than new Chewbacca, Joonas Suotamo, who claims 6'11.5 Click Here

Markkanen should have his own page.

Joel can look sometimes over 7ft, but that's probably due to his hairstyle lol.
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 5/Feb/20
But Nik - they'd need to be chunky in order to support his huge stature! I bet a big bloke like that wears his shoes down much faster than a lightweight one!
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 5/Feb/20
@ Robbe - I do like the spelling of your name - very original! At least we are able to differentiate between you and Big Rob, which is a great idea. 👌

Joel Embiid now: Good grief - what a GIANT! At around 7ft tall, he simply HAD to become a basketball player, and he's justifiably proud of his height or he wouldn't be able to carry off that ostentatious electric blue suit so well.

Joel gets 7ft.
Canson said on 4/Feb/20
@Big Tyr: curry said 6’10, 6’11, 7’0”. No way that Embiid is only 6’10”. I believe his measurement this year. I just don’t know if that’s his afternoon height. If it’s not then he’s closer to 6’11. But he’s not less than 6’11 or 6’11.25. As for Simmons I believe he’s still 6’8.25”. He didn’t grow. I think for Curry 6’1.5 is accurate
Canson said on 4/Feb/20
@Robbe: my apology. You’re right. I thought he went from 7 to 6’11. He sent from 7’1 to 7’0”. I still doubt he’s that tall
Robbe said on 4/Feb/20
@Canson, Markkanen listed 6'11 now? Care to share a link to that? I have seen only 7ft listings for Markkanen. Chicago Bulls just updated their players heights, and Markkanen is still listed at 7ft. Markkanen was actually announced at 7'1 on preseason game last october. Doubt he's that tall though barefoot.
Nik Ashton said on 3/Feb/20
He must have some chunky sandals!
Mickie said on 3/Feb/20
I don't know if Embid would measure taller than Markkanean, but he isn't taller in that photo.
Big Tyr said on 3/Feb/20
This is also a good picture of Joel and Embiid Click Here
They are literally face to face. Nothing fishy going on and Joel doesn't look taller than Dirk.
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Big Tyr said on 3/Feb/20
I'm still confused about Embiid. He doesn't look much taller than Kevin Durant and DeMarcus cousins in videos. He also looks a little smaller than Dirk nowinski. Maybe I was right before about Embiid being 6'9.75. look at this video of him and Kevin Durant. Click Here when they are walking past each other around the 35 second mark. Embiid doesn't look much taller than Kevin Durant who I think is less than 6'9.5. They are WAY TOO CLOSE in height for that to be a 2 inch difference. Embiid also doesnt look much taller than DeMarcus in this video. Click Here Around the 32 second mark. That doesn't look like 2 inches. More proof? Ok Joel looks 8.25 - 8.5 inches taller than 6'1.25 - 6'1.5, at his lowest, Stephen curry. Click Here in this picture.
Also Stephen curry called Embiid 6'10 in this video around the 4 minute 10 second mark though he did say 6'11 7'0 after, but curry probs think Embiid is around 6'10, that's why he started off with that and he does look around it with Curry. Click Here
I can see Joel being 6'10.5 in the morning 6'11.75 in shoes and 6'9.75 at his lowest. Makes since why he likes to say 6'11. As for Ben simmons I can see 6'8.25 in the morning, 6'9.5 in shoes and 6'7.5 at his lowest. Stephen curry is probably 6'2 in the morning and 6'1.5 or maybe 6'1.25 at his lowest.
Here is a picture of Joel Embiid and Dirk nowinski Click Here
I tried to find the video of them during that all star game interview but it has been completely removed from the internet.
Here is another picture of them together
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Dirk just always look a little taller than Embiid.
Canson said on 2/Feb/20
@Robbe: Markkanean is listed at 6’11” now. Chances are he’s a weak 6’11” based on how he measured at the combine. I’d say Embiid May be slightly taller
Robbe said on 2/Feb/20
Joel here with 7ft Lauri Markkanen.

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They look about the same. Judging from their eyelevel, Markkanen may be hair taller. Anyway, Joel is very close to 7ft. Rob's listing is probably spot on.
Canson said on 26/Jan/20
@Editor Rob: I don’t see where he measured 7’0” at 20. The only other measurement I see for Embiid is 6’11” flat when he was drafted. That’s in addition of course to the 6’11.75 from this season. But I think he’s the rare case where a player may have grown as he easily looks a solid 7’0” most of the time although we can attribute that to others being overlisted in the nba
Editor Rob
I remember reading it, hence why I mentioned it
Canson said on 26/Jan/20
If he only measures 6’11.75 he isn’t a stronger 7 footer. If that was his normal low (afternoon height) then the listing is probably appropriate. If that’s his extreme low (a rarer occasion) then maybe the argument can be made for Rob to list him at a solid 7’0” as that’s what his afternoon height would really be. But he wouldn’t be a hair over 7’0” which constitutes strong. Just solid. Problem is we can’t assume that that is an “extreme” low especially when most of the other athletes are measured at morning heights and left at that listing here.
Big Troy said on 15/Jan/20
I was definitely wrong. Joel Embiid is anywhere from 6'11 to 7 ft. He seems to hold 212 cm to 213 cm pretty well if he isn't slouching. Disregard my last comment. This listing is perfect. He and Shaq might be the same height.
Canson said on 3/Jan/20
Smith Joe said on 29/Nov/19
@Ellis
you're lying, you say that you think Joel is 7', and you're 4' shorter than him and as tall as LeBron, which means you think LeBron is 6'8, but LeBron is only about 6'7 1/2 or 1/4.

Ellis said before that he’s a solid 6’7” at a low. But that would be his afternoon being guys his size lose a full inch throughout the day. Meaning if he were to get a lunchtime listing he would be similar to Lebron’s listing here 6’7.25 or 6’7 1/8”. I doubt Lebron is any taller than Ellis In reality. Both probably wake to 6’8” or Lebron possibly less and both dip to 6’7” or in Lebron’s case maybe even a hair under the mark. Not entirely sure what time of the day Lebron measured the 6’7.25” but he typically looks the full 6’7” so maybe it was late morning or lunchtime 6’7 1/4 or 1/8 and rounded up since they don’t use 1/8 in the pros. If Joel measured 6’11,75 afternoon height then 7’0” is fair game if he measured around lunch being a guy that size stands to lose a lot more height than average person would
Canson said on 27/Dec/19
@Duhon: that may be his afternoon height. But to compare to Mutombo the pic itself isn’t perfect with him leaning in and it’s possible Mutombo has lost some height today. I don’t disagree at all on 7’1” afternoon height for him peak. If below it’s a hair literally.
Duhon said on 25/Dec/19
I think Embiid has at least an inch on KG Click Here The 6'11.75" was likely a low for him he mostly looks a stronger 7'. I believe Dikembe measured 7'1" barefoot Click Here
Canson said on 19/Dec/19
@Duhon: that may be how they would be. Only thing is the footwear is not known. I have Garnett as a 6’11” flat afternoon height and Giannis 6’10 perhaps or maybe even a hair under or over. Ennius is the one I’m not sure of now. I thought before that he was 7’0” but if he measures 6’11.75 not sure if that’s his low or if it’s an early morning. Really he could look that height in the afternoon
Duhon said on 15/Dec/19
Click Here Embiid with Garnett and Garnett with Giannis
joe ### said on 13/Dec/19
I don't think he's under 6'11.5.
Canson said on 6/Dec/19
Embiid is taller than Drummond. It’s not even close. Probably 2+ inches in reality
Big Troy said on 6/Dec/19
Here is better, full body picture of Andre Drummond and Joel Embiid: Click Here
Big Troy said on 5/Dec/19
Here is Joel with 6 ft 9 and 3/4 of an inch combine barefoot measured and celebheights listed Andre Drummond:
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Their heights look identical. Joel's hair just makes it seem as if he's taller. Joel Embiid is around 6 ft 9 and 3/4 of an inch.
Big Troy said on 5/Dec/19
Joel doesn't even look 6 ft 10 with 6 ft 10 dirk nowitzki. Click Here
YES Joel looks shorter. And Dirk has measured ONLY 6 ft 10 barefoot many times. Joel also looks the same height MAYBE a fraction taller than 6 ft 9 and 1/2 an inch barefoot measured DeMarcus cousins.
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Skip 30 seconds into the video. Does he really look 2 inches taller than Boogie? NO. His hair maybe has you guys thinking he's taller, but Joel seems to be between 207 cm and 208.5 cm. You could also see both of their shoes in the video and Boogie is wearing regular ball shoes just like Embiid. Joel looks 6 ft 9 and 3/4 of an inch. Dirk maybe 208.5 cm like measured and Boogie possibly 207 cm like measured.
Here are some more pictures with Joel and Dirk that can be easily found online:
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I don't see Joel being taller than Dirk. Who is not more than 6'10. Dirk was listed 208 cm before they bumped him up to 211 cm, which was his NBA height not his real barefoot one.
Here is dirk with 6 ft 11 and 1/2 an inch measured Tyson Chandler:
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There are more pictures of them together but clearly Dirk is 211 cm with 212 cm measured Tyson Chandler.
ALSO, here are pictures with Dirk and DeAndre Jordan who was measured at 6 ft 9 and 3/4 of an inch:
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DeAndre looks about how embiid looks next to Dirk. My guess for embiid is 6 ft 9 and 3/4 of an inch.
Smith Joe said on 29/Nov/19
@Ellis
you're lying, you say that you think Joel is 7', and you're 4' shorter than him and as tall as LeBron, which means you think LeBron is 6'8, but LeBron is only about 6'7 1/2 or 1/4.
joe### said on 31/Oct/19
Karl Anthony towns look 6'9.75.
Chris Junior Hernandez 1990 said on 21/Oct/19
@joe### Atually i still had Embiid at 6'11 1/2 didn't really see him below 212cm and Dirk 6'10 1/2 look as low as 3/4 inch shorter than 6'11 1/4 Tyson Chandler (some say 6'11 and some say he grew to 7'0) also look about 1" sometimes.
NE Asian vs Nordic said on 19/Oct/19
he's about 212 cm tall.
Ellis said on 16/Oct/19
@Canson: 6'11.25? I don't know, Embiid seems like a guy that clears 7 feet, I'm just tripping over the fact that I'm only 4 inches shorter than him, and he would colossally dwarf almost everyone. I'm pretty sure me and LeBron are the exact same height, although I might be a hair taller.
Canson said on 16/Oct/19
@Joe: I could buy that for Bagley and Embiid
joe### said on 15/Oct/19
Junior

can't dirk be only 6'10.25-6'10.5 he looks taller than lamarcus aldridge than 6'10.25 and also looks 1.25 taller than deandre jordan which is 6'9.75 i looked dirk with chandler he can looks 1cm to 2 cm shorter.

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Canson said on 15/Oct/19
@Junior: 6’11.25 is likely. But 6’11:75 morning height isn’t gonna be much higher than that
joe### said on 15/Oct/19
Viper and canson
Bagley 6'8.75 vs joel 6'11.5
Chris Junior Hernandez 1990 said on 14/Oct/19
@joe### Dirk was much closer to the camera, we can argue Dirk is more like 6'10 1/4 since 6'11 1/4 Tyson Chandler had 1" on him , but i don't think Embiid is listed much too high now. Click Here Tyson and Dirk here not counting a hair for Dirk and we could easily buy an inch between them. Tyson was drafted and measure at 6'11 1/2 and for standards height lost in a day he did be as worse low as 6'11 1/8 (211.1cm) but i doubt it lower so just saying Tyson is solid 211cm then Dirk is not over 208.5cm which is roughly close to 6'10 1/8. Just give a round up 6'11 1/4 for Tyson and 6'10 1/4 for Dirk respectively.

@Canson There is no way Embiid is only 6'11. The worst i couldn't think under 6'11 1/4. Click Here 6'5.5-6'6 Thibaut Courtois had like 1/2 inch lower than embiid shoes, Click Here this picture look between a solid 6" between them, we can say it's close to 16cm so took it as 14.5cm just estimate and Thibaut low maybe not 6'5.5" this low maybe just 6'5.75"(197.5) so the lowest is 211.5cm for Joel Embiid which is KG listing.
Canson said on 14/Oct/19
The I like to say 6’11” is probably not a stretch being he’s gonna be less than 6’11.75 at his low
viper said on 14/Oct/19
With 6-9 Marvin Bagley Click Here

6-11.5 tops
joe### said on 13/Oct/19
dirk Nowitzki measured 6'10 at 20 years old he looks bigger than that I think he is 6'10.75 or even 6'11 as he is listed and he doesn't look smaller than embiid
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Chris Junior Hernandez 1990 said on 12/Oct/19
Click Here Look here guys.. 6'6 Thibaut Courtois look at least 16cm without a hair shorter than Joel Embiid. Not implies Embiid a full 214cm but Thibaut lowest could be as low as 6'5 1/2 and Embiid had a fraction more footwear on him. So my estimate is Rob listed him too high previously and a current height is very accurate.
Canson said on 11/Oct/19
@Joe####: I sure do remember. And I said it once before but then I believed he was 7’0” later on. I still remember Keis and Chris both inflators say he was “7’2” because the Sixers listed him at that height
joe### said on 10/Oct/19
Canson
do you remember in 2017 i mentioned 6'11 to joel on the page of kevin durant.
Canson said on 9/Oct/19
@Junior: they likely didn’t measure him in the afternoon. He’s probably closer to 6’11” at a low
viper said on 9/Oct/19
He's 6-11.25 at a low
Chris Junior Hernandez 1990 said on 8/Oct/19
Wow a 3/4 downgrade. Excellence deal that i wouldn't thought Joel is under 7'0. But he might be 6'11 & 3/4 a low.
viper said on 7/Oct/19
I mean, what's the penalty If a player is found with lifts in his socks?

People think Lillard had lifts in his socks
Editor Rob
10 week suspension and made to play 4 matches barefoot.
viper said on 7/Oct/19
I don't see what's wrong with weighing guys before the season.

Some players lose a bit a weight through the season.
Editor Rob
I believe weights are at least being given like This list.
viper said on 7/Oct/19
I thought Joel would measure 7-0.75
Canson said on 7/Oct/19
@Viper: I’m not entirely surprised tho. I don’t see where he measured 7’ either. Rob mentioned it. That was his combine supposedly so maybe it was morning. The only fact prior to this was 6’11”

What’s surprising or maybe not so much is that Lebron (according to Jackson on his page) measured 6’7.25. I expected higher than that. That means that his year was morning measurements too or maybe he at least and maybe even Wade were. Melo didn’t look like one but 6’5 7/8 and 6’6 could be the same in appearance or more likely he grew. This means Lebron May be a weak 6’7” or 6’6 7:8 maybe
Canson said on 7/Oct/19
@Viper: I’m not entirely surprised tho. I don’t see where he measured 7’ either. Rob mentioned it. That was his combine supposedly so maybe it was morning. The only fact prior to this was 6’11”
Canson said on 7/Oct/19
viper said on 7/Oct/19
Canson you are an upgrader :)


Lol
viper said on 7/Oct/19
Still don't understand why they arnt weighing.

I thought NBA was going for transparency here. They want their real birth dates. How about real weights.

Joel looks more than 250 pounds
Editor Rob
I'm sure they said it fluctuates too much.

But then height for a 7 footer could fluctuate 1.5-1.75 inches. Wake up over 7ft 1 and shrink to 6ft 11.5...
viper said on 7/Oct/19
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 23/Oct/18
Now that's a physical specimen. Doubt anyone is buying is 6ft11 claim

Sometimes the truth is staring right at you
viper said on 7/Oct/19
Canson you are an upgrader :)
viper said on 7/Oct/19
I don't think anyone thought he was under 7-0. This is a big surprise.
viper said on 7/Oct/19
At best Joel is 6-11.5 and Simmons is
6-9.25

I believe Ben measured 6-9 3/8 rounded up.
viper said on 7/Oct/19
It is a major joke they measure them with socks.

NFL doesn't allow that
Editor Rob
It's not exactly going to make much difference.

No player is going to risk putting lifts in socks.
viper said on 7/Oct/19
Philly PA announcer would announce him at 7-2, lol
viper said on 7/Oct/19
Average guess here turns out to be near the truth.

Incredible that people thought he was
7-2
Canson said on 6/Oct/19
Canson said on 6/Oct/19
@Rob: he probably was rounded to 7’0”. He is likely just 6’11” being that’s what he was before and being that is a morning measurement. Al Horford also is1/2” taller than they were at the combine
Editor Rob
I suppose it depends how they are measuring. Most stadiometers don't reach 7ft, so how are they actually doing it - against a wall with a guy on a stool...there may well be some room for more error this way.

@Rob: going off the measurements of course. But off appearances he looks a solid 7’ at a low to me at least
Ellis said on 6/Oct/19
@Canson: You really think Embiid is only 6'11 at night? that sounds bizarre to me, but then again if they were all measured at the same time, I doubt that Ben Simmons is 6'9.5 at a low, and the Tobias Harris measurement is complete BS, he is shorter than Kristopher London, who is 6'8 on a good day.
Ellis said on 6/Oct/19
@Rob Paul: I always though Embiid was a legit 7 footer, now it's gonna be really interesting to see how tall the other centers are. Do you think most of these measurements are in the morning, like Porzingis 7'2.75?
Editor Rob
I'd love to see a video of some of the 7 foot players being measured, it would be interesting to see what figure they get.
viper said on 6/Oct/19
"He joked "I like to say six-eleven"
viper said on 6/Oct/19
Nobody should ever believe the I was measured in so and so shoes ever again.

Says he was measured 7-2 in sandals
Canson said on 6/Oct/19
@Rob: he probably was rounded to 7’0”. He is likely just 6’11” being that’s what he was before and being that is a morning measurement. Al Horford also is1/2” taller than they were at the combine
Editor Rob
I suppose it depends how they are measuring. Most stadiometers don't reach 7ft, so how are they actually doing it - against a wall with a guy on a stool...there may well be some room for more error this way.
Onabill said on 5/Oct/19
Rob, Joel Embiid has been re-measured at got a 6 ft 11 3/4 measurement, will he get a height downgrade?
Editor Rob
Yes that's an interesting measurement, given he had a 7ft one before at 20, he's shrinking!
Chris Junior Hernandez 1990 said on 1/Aug/19
Click Here Does look 16.5cm taller than 6'6 Thibaut Courtois.
Ellis said on 13/Jul/19
@Canson: Yeah, Embiid is definitely a 7 footer.
Canson said on 10/Jul/19
@Cole: I don’t think under 7’0” the more that I’ve seen of him. However I do think that that should be his listing instead of 7’0.5. I think he’s 7’0” at a normal low
Cole Carpenter said on 14/May/19
After seeing Embiid next to 6’10 Ibaka and 7’1 Gasol, I think Embiid is around 7’1 flat in shoes. Meaning he’s about 6’11.50 barefoot
Ellis 6'8 said on 10/May/19
I think Joel Embiid is 7'0 foot at a low, Nikola Jokic is also 7'0 at a low, I'd like to see him on here. Kristaps Porzingis is 7'1.25 at a low, and Boban Marjanovic the tallest NBA player, is around 7'2 at a low, he is legitimately always 7'2, while Kristaps holds 7'2 only part of the day. It's quite interesting to me that some of these tall players are not even lying, they are not saying a 'shoe' height, such as Embiid Jokic, and Boban who may very well be 7'3 in the morning.
Ellis said on 14/Apr/19
@Canson: I agree, maybe a bit below that mark.
Canson said on 14/Apr/19
I think he’s a flat 7’0” at a low
rawdshaq said on 14/Mar/19
@Junior Actually I have a pair of sandals that make me about 1 1/2 taller, they are super thick
Ellis said on 2/Mar/19
@Sotiris Gravas: Yeah Kareem definitely shrunk, in the picture with Joel, it actually leans towards Joels favor, but Kareem has got to be taller. If I'm right, Kareem has always been a guy who hasn't lost that much height considering his age. I'd reckon, Kareem is 7'1.25, and Joel is as listed.
Sotiris Gravas said on 21/Feb/19
Joel and maybe now 7'0.5" Kareem (2018)... Click Here

Kareem and Moses Brown (2018)... Click Here

Kareem and Shaq (2019)... Click Here
Junior Hernandez 1990 said on 18/Jan/19
7ft2 in sandals. That sandals would be real thick like 1.5-1.75" because Joel is probably 7'0 flat at his low.
Ellis said on 24/Nov/18
@Lanky: I would hope so man, hopefully I'm still growing. 6'10 is very tall, you could probably get away with saying that you are 7 feet tall which is really cool. My growth pattern was unusual to, my parents sought me to be around 6'1 or 6'2, then I had a monster growth spurt at 14, I seriously think it was all the milk I drank lol. Anyways, thanks for your consideration.
Canson said on 23/Nov/18
@Ellis: maybe an inch. I would’ve given him 6’11 and now 7’0”.
Lanky said on 22/Nov/18
@Ellis: If you want to grow a little more, there’s definitely hope there for you. I was a weak 6’9” at 18, and grew just over an inch over the next couple of years. Having said that, I think my growth pattern was a little unusual.

I can see you topping out at a strong 6’8” with a bit of luck.
Ellis said on 21/Nov/18
@Canson: Hopefully, growing taller would be nice. I would make an argument that Joel Embiid grew ever since he was drafted, he came in probably at about 6'11.25, and he grew a little more than an inch.
Canson said on 19/Nov/18
Perception can vary with him. And at times He can look like he’s grown since he came in the league

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Here he is with MCW who’s pre draft is 6’4.75 probably 6’4.25-.5 at a low (my height) and Noel

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Ellis said on 18/Nov/18
@KH: I agree, I saw at 8:05 in MLG Highlights of the game they were the exact same height, if anything Joel Embiid is a bit taller like you said.
Canson said on 18/Nov/18
@Ellis: lol you wanna grow even taller? Wow! More power to you.
KH said on 16/Nov/18
I just watched the Sixers play the Jazz and Embiid looked a fraction taller then Gobert to me. Its tough to tell with big guys because they rarely straighten up fully but he looked taller.
Nik said on 15/Nov/18
He ain't half tall!
Ellis said on 14/Nov/18
@Christian 6'5 3/8: I just turned 18 very recently.
Christian 6'5 3/8" said on 13/Nov/18
@Ellis

How old are you? I stopped growing at 19.
Canson said on 12/Nov/18
@Junior: I think 7’0 flat afternoon height
Junior Hernandez 1990 said on 10/Nov/18
Before anything Joel Embiid gets a downgrade i would trust this listing. Although my previous estimate all along is a decent 7'0 not more.
Ellis said on 10/Nov/18
@Canson: Yeah but that is using my September measurements, I have now obviously grown after 3 hours my range would probably be a high 6'6 like 6'6 3/4 but now it's 6'7 1/8, hopefully I'm still growing.
Canson said on 9/Nov/18
@Ellis: you lose less than 1/4” after 3 hours of being awake? I’m surprised. Most lose 1/4 after 1 hour some up to a full cm
Canson said on 9/Nov/18
@Ellis: you lose less than 1/4” after 3 hours of being awake?
Ellis said on 8/Nov/18
@viper: What type of shoes are those lol, my shoes cover around 1.25 or maybe 1.5. I'm like 6'8.5 with shoes after 3 hours, I could maybe clear 6'9 with them right when I get out of bed idk, as of now the only measurement I know is after 3 hours currently speaking were I'm 6'7 1/8 barefoot.
viper said on 5/Nov/18
6-2 Shawne Merriman hits 6-4 in shoes lol.
Ellis said on 5/Nov/18
@Christian 6'5 3/8: Yeah that's correct.
Christian 6'5 3/8" said on 5/Nov/18
@Canson

He said that he wears a 36 I believe.
Canson said on 5/Nov/18
@Ellis: what is your inseam?
Ellis said on 4/Nov/18
@Canson: If we are talking me wearing shoes during nighttime then no I'm more like 6'7.5-6'7.75, but in the morning and afternoon I easily clear 6'8 with shoes.
Canson said on 4/Nov/18
@Myself: I believe Ellis as well. Some guys vary in height more than others
Canson said on 4/Nov/18
@Ellis: you hit 6’8 in shoes from 6’6.25?
Ellis said on 3/Nov/18
@Christian 6'5 3/8: It's more like 1 1/8, but yeah I get it, it's a lot, but when I get up I'm at 6'7 and 1/3 just about, maybe a bit taller because I have pretty thick hair, when I let it grow out it gets really high. At midnight I'm a little above 6'6.25(but it's a paltry amount) and I stay there pretty much past 5-6 pm I don't shrink anymore. When I put on my shoes I easily clear 6'8, I can definitely give off the impression if my hair grew out that I'm 6'9 at the height I am at now, but I can't because my hair is still true to the top of my head.
Myself said on 3/Nov/18
Yeah, i'm between 1.25 and 1.5 inches shorter than Christian and i lose between 1.9 and 2.3 cm normally. I think Ellis figure is believable. It's a very noticeable shrinkage though yeah.
But i think you should be happy enough being at "such a low" anyway heheh
Christian 6'5 3/8" said on 2/Nov/18
@Ellis

Losing 1.25" is a lot even for a 6'6"-6'7" guy like yourself. I'm about an inch shorter than you and I lose 3/4"-7/8". (I wake at 6'6 1/8" frequently)
Canson said on 1/Nov/18
@Christian: the short legs can also influence the loss throughout the day I agree

@Ellis: he could potentially dip below 7’0” by a hair. I remember he said 7’2” in sandals but likely a morning height that’s slightly rounded up. Meaning he could be what you said very high 7’0” an hour out of bed like the combine or near 7’1” and measure 7’1.5 in sandals. I think he’d be same size as Shaq it not slightly taller to be honest
Canson said on 1/Nov/18
@Christian: the short legs can also influence the loss throughout the day I agree
Ellis said on 1/Nov/18
@Christian 6'5 3/8: That's why I said Joel may be a very high 6'11 in the night because a person of such a massive stature probably looses a lot of height over the day, he would probably wake up at 7'1 maybe a little taller. I as well am extremely tall, I wake up at around 6'7.5 maybe a little below and I go all the way down to 6'6.25. I go from my hair very well touching the top of the door frame, to it not touching it at all.
@Lanky: First off, you are extremely tall which is awesome! Second, I met Hassan Whiteside, he is probably around 6'11, now he was obviously taller than me but he did not dwarf me, his eye level was probably at the top of my head. I was wearing sandals while he had these big basketball shoes. It was also late in the day so I was a lot shorter, it's actually very noticeable that I shrink in the day which is crazy.
Christian 6'5 3/8" said on 31/Oct/18
@Ellis

In Embiid's case, his afternoon and night height may be more apart than average heighted people, or even people like us and Canson.
Lanky said on 31/Oct/18
I know it’s not exactly scientific, but I’m 6’10” and my 6’ best friend met Joel and said he looked noticeably taller. Now in my experience, ‘normal’ sized guys don’t usually notice a difference in size between two people our size if there’s only an inch or so in it. I think 7’0.5” is a very fair listing.
Canson said on 31/Oct/18
@Ellis: afternoon heights is what they’re supposed to be which don’t vary much from evening. However for many Rob used the pre draft measurement and the majority of the ones here are half inch shorter than listed. I think Zinger would edge out Embiid. Zinger likely is still at least a strong 7’1” guy by how he appears whereas Embiid is prob a solid 7’0” tall
Christian 6'5 3/8" said on 31/Oct/18
He seems to have short legs in proportion to his height.
Ellis said on 30/Oct/18
@Canson: So what you're saying is that these are nighttime heights on this website? If so, then 7'0.5 is too high, he might, at night, be a very high 6'11. 7'1 sounds right in the morning. Also how do you think Embiid would look standing next to Porzingis? I think Embiid Gobert and Porzingis are all around the same height range, KP is probably a bit taller though.
Canson said on 29/Oct/18
I think if we are talking an afternoon height which is the norm and the standard here on CH, he’s a solid 7’0”. We have to remember tho that he may wake to 7’1” or so in the AM at that size. That in sandals measurement could be a morning height. However, I don’t believe he’s 6’11”. He’s def a legit 7’0” tall today
WalkingTall6ft3.35 said on 29/Oct/18
@Duhon But then again you have this photo of the two and Embiid looks noticeably shorter even considering the angle disadvantage:

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Bobby 5'10 said on 29/Oct/18
How would this guy compare to Robert Wadlow?
Editor Rob
Standing beside Wadlow, even a 7 footer would feel unusually short.
Tunman said on 29/Oct/18
Did he gain height after 20?Remember that this kind of men lose around 1.5" or even 2".I think he's comfortably over 7'1 maybe even 7'2 out of bed.But maybe 7'flat is just as well if he was measured at this mark?
Nik said on 29/Oct/18
@ Koushiro - I do see what you mean!
Jdubbz said on 27/Oct/18
A legit 7ft+ for sure. Unlike most of the NBA "7 footers".
KH said on 26/Oct/18
Lol are you kidding me Koushiro this guy is massive. He also weight like 280lbs lol while most guys around his height int he league wieght like 250-260 tops. He is right around this height is clearly taller then De'Andre Jordan.
184guy2 said on 26/Oct/18
Looks this with Thibaut Courtois
Duhon said on 25/Oct/18
Looks at least this next to 7'1.25" listed Dikembe Mutumbo: Click Here
Bobby said on 25/Oct/18
I think he'd measure closely with a 7ft YouTuber, and I keep waiting for Rob to add him.
Sandy Cowell said on 25/Oct/18
What a wonderfully eye-catching electric blue suit! It goes to show that Joel is confident about his height, and why not? It gave him a career as a basketball player!

7ft and half-an-inch.
heightchecker34 said on 25/Oct/18
Hi Rob, where would a 5'9-5'9.25 guy like myself be standing next to him? (If he is wearing regular shoes or barefoot)
Editor Rob
You might look around 4 to 5 inch under his chin
Koushiro said on 25/Oct/18
He's gotta be one of the smaller looking 7 footers I've seen.
Nik said on 24/Oct/18
Joel is amazingly tall!
Ellis said on 24/Oct/18
@Rob: That is true, there are some examples of players growing after they were drafted, one in particular is Giannis Antetokounmpo, they said he was 6'8.5 when they first scouted him so he was listed at 6'9. I think he grew a little more than an inch and he was around 19 years old, now I think he is around 6'9.75 so he is listed at 6'11.
Canson said on 24/Oct/18
I’d give him the full 7’0” but not 7’0.5. He was 6’11 when measured at the combine.
Junior Hernandez 1990 said on 24/Oct/18
Wow i'm surprise he get over 7'0 listing by Rob. I would pegged him at 7'0 1/4.
Mel said on 23/Oct/18
If he would stand next to Shaq, who would be taller?
Editor Rob
I've not seen any clips, I'm sure these men have had to been filmed together?
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 23/Oct/18
Now that's a physical specimen. Doubt anyone is buying is 6ft11 claim
Sandy Cowell said on 23/Oct/18
Ha ha! I'd have to climb on a chair if I measured Joel - and I can't see the results being very accurate!

I'll agree with 7ft and half-an-inch for this basketball player.

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