How tall is Karl Malone

Karl Malone's Height

6ft 8 (203.2 cm)

American former basketball player, who played as a Power forward for Utah Jazz and LA Lakers.
In 2015 he claimed "I’m 6-foot-9, 272 to be exact. I’m not hard to find", although In a 2012 'The Zone' interview, a blogger reported Malone saying "I’m actually 6’8″"

How tall is Karl Malone
Henry Simmons and Karl
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How tall is Karl Malone
Karl and Frankie Muniz
Photo by Albert L. Ortega / PR Photos

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Average Guess (28 Votes)
6ft 8.15in (203.6cm)
Canson said on 30/Jan/23
@Height: I’d give Worthy 6’8.5” seeing how he has a distinct advantage over Magic. He also measured 6’8.5 at UNC. Maybe 6’8.25. But he’s lost height today. Looks sub 6’8 now

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Daniel Lee said on 18/May/22
Gives a 6'5 illusion with Shawn Bradley
Canson said on 3/Oct/21
@Recapa: agreed.
recapa said on 20/Sep/21
202.5-203 peak before bed and 205.5-206 out of bed.
Height said on 22/May/21
Peak height at 6'8 is perfect for him, same as James Worthy.
Canson said on 22/Feb/21
I agree with Robbe JayHay etc. a peak height would be around 6’8 maybe 6’7.75 worst case at a low and 6’7.5 at best today. He had 3” on Barkley at the HOF induction ceremony. We all know that Barkley was never taller than 6’4 5/8” at a low since that is what he measured.
JayHay said on 20/Jan/21
I’d guess around 6’7.5” at a low now, he’s 57.
JayHay said on 20/Jan/21
I’d guess around 6’7.5” at a low now, he’s 57.
Robbe said on 21/Dec/20
With 6'5 Clyde Drexler.

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I think we all agree Mailman is somewhere between 6'7/6'8. So Mailman needs a peak/curerent height. With Anthony Davis, he really struggles to look over 6'7.
Canson said on 19/Dec/20
@Junior: that looks about right. Malone had 3” on Barkley in 2010. Maybe Barkley was still around his peak height then and 6’4.25 today or maybe he had more footwear. The event I’m referring to is when the 1992 Dream Team was inducted into the HOF Barkley was in front of Malone on camera in the very beginning
Chris Junior Hernandez 1990 said on 18/Dec/20
Canson, most likely Malone holds a solid 6'7 1/2 and Lebron solid 6'7.
Canson said on 17/Dec/20
Malone could be Lebron’s height today but not sure. I still get a taller impression from Malone than Lebron. I have Lebron 6’7 flat afternoon height
Chris Junior Hernandez 1990 said on 15/Dec/20
Mailman current height could be same as my brother at 6'7 1/2.
Christian 6'5 3/8" said on 15/Dec/20
His racing jacket may accentuate it a bit further, but still broad for his size. A naturally gifted athlete for sure.
Robbe said on 15/Dec/20
Simmons head looks 0.5in bigger than Mailman's, so he is probably slightly closer to the camera. According to this chart Mailman is slightly under 6'6.5 if Simmons is 6'4.

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Simmons head is 9.5in there, and Mailman's only 9in, so it's not telling the truth. Mailman i believe is nowadays pretty much the same height as Lebron, and Simmons is a legit 6'4.
Mickie said on 14/Dec/20
Malone has impressive shoulder width. Henry Simmons isn't a small framed guy but Malone's shoulder width dwarfs his.
Canson said on 14/Dec/20
@Mickie and Christian: may also be that he’s at a more favorable angle than Malone
Mickie said on 14/Dec/20
@Christian - I agree, there is a posture difference between the two but I think even accounting for that Simmons can perhaps even pass for 6'4.5" in the photo. The angle might be giving him a little height, but it's not easy to tell.
Christian 6'5 3/8" said on 13/Dec/20
If Malone's 6'8" as listed, Simmons looks every bit of 6'4" there.
Mickie said on 11/Dec/20
@Canson - I agree with that. I'd give a prime Malone 6'8" flat, 6'7.75" at worst case.
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 11/Dec/20
@ Canson - You're most welcome!

Duhon said on 10/Dec/20
This picture of Karl Malone being absolutely dwarfed by Mark Eaton always blows me away Click Here
Canson said on 10/Dec/20
@Mickie: the lowest I could argue in his prime is 6’7.75”
viper said on 10/Dec/20
He was listed 6-7 in high school
Mickie said on 9/Dec/20
Peak 6'8" is okay but no more imo. It's arguable whether he wouldve been a legit 6'8" or a weak 6'8". Today maybe more of a strong 6'7" range guy?
Vincent Caleb said on 8/Dec/20
Nice add, 6’8” seems about right.
Nik Ashton said on 8/Dec/20
The above pic is so cool!
Canson said on 8/Dec/20
@Miss Sandy Cowell: Thanks!
Canson said on 8/Dec/20
@Junior: yea in his prime, Wilkins was about 199. Today he’s probably closer to 6’6 flat
Canson said on 8/Dec/20
I agree on the claim for his peak but today he’s 6’7 or a hair over. Only has 3” on Barkley when the 92 Dream Team was elected into the HOF
vastlybetter566 said on 7/Dec/20
Muniz really looks tiny next to this god. If Muniz wasn't a famous person, I would assume, that this is Malone meeting a 12 year old fan. Forgive me for thinking that.
Robbe said on 7/Dec/20
There is a video on Youtube of Mailman and 6'9.75 Anthony Davis. Mailman looks around 2.5in shorter with footwear advantage. His shoes looks pretty thick there.

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WalkingTall191.5cm said on 7/Dec/20
6'8 should be listed as his peak height,today at 57 years of age he is a strong 6'7.
FriedChicken said on 7/Dec/20
He does seem to have lost some height with those pics.
Duhon said on 6/Dec/20
Good listing. Malone had a noticeable edge on Magic who was a strong 6'7"+ Click Here
Hussein Nizam said on 6/Dec/20

The footwear seems to be in Magics favor tbh, those shoes add quite a bit more height. Too close to call because their heights are similar.
Chris Junior Hernandez 1990 said on 6/Dec/20
Dominique Wilkins is more closer to 6'6 1/2 now not flat 6'6. Malone is def 6'8 peak but could be as low as 6'7 1/2 now.
recapa said on 6/Dec/20
6ft8 max peak
Peter Sun said on 6/Dec/20
He's 6'9 exactly, I've seen a lot of photos of him with other NBA players. Solid 6'9.
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 6/Dec/20
You've got him up then Canson! You've GOT HIM - and isn't he huge? 😯 There's no need, though, to stick another inch on his already gigantic 6ft8! I read your comment on Michael Jordan's page.


Robbe said on 6/Dec/20
Yeah, mailman was never over 6'8.

With 6'7.5 Magic Johnson Click Here

With 6'6 Dominique Wilkins, compared to Deontay Wilder Click Here

Nowadays mailman is around 6'7 i think.
Canson said on 5/Dec/20
Nice add!

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