How tall is Joel Embiid

Joel Embiid's Height

7ft ½ in (214.6 cm)

Cameroonian professional basketball player who plays as a Center for the Philadelphia 76ers. He joked "I like to say six-eleven", was measured 7ft barefoot at age 20, but then also claimed to once measure 7ft 2 in sandals.

How tall is Joel Embiid
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Average Guess (32 Votes)
6ft 11.98in (213.3cm)
Chris Junior Hernandez 1990 said on 1/Aug/19
Click Here Does look 16.5cm taller than 6'6 Thibaut Courtois.
K.A 188 said on 24/Jul/19
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

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

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

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

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.
Ellis said on 24/Oct/18
Hmmm, now he could be 7'0.5, but Kristaps Porzingis looks taller than him I saw in a video when he went to give Joel a dap. I think Embiid is in Rudy Goberts range 7'1 or 7'2 in sneaks. Porzingis is taller than both, but I'm almost positive that he is shorter than Boban. My guesses:
Embiid: 7'0.5(on point)
Gobert: 7'0.5(same size as Embiid, I saw a picture where Embiid was taller but it had to be angling, Gobert is very tall
Porzingis: 7'1.5
Boban Marjonovic: 7'2.25 as listed(I would agree with this)
My friend actually met Kristaps in the city, the one time that I didn't show up to a basketball practice and went home because I wasn't feeling good, I was so pissed. I actually got to meet Hassan Whiteside, I was wearing sandals and he was wearing these big basketball shoes, he was probably 4 inches taller than me in the picture.
Editor Rob
I think there was a chance this guy grew around 20 a bit, not much but a final little bit.
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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