How tall is Kevin Garnett - Page 3

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6ft 11.28in (211.5cm)
Ozzy said on 21/Nov/06
Well, I agree that judging from photos is difficult, however in the latest "kicks" there are pics where KG "obviously" as you say, is standing up straight, Duncan on the other hand seems to always stand with a slightly bad pose, shoulders forward and neck a bit forward. show me a pic with TD standing chest and chin out... so with those two (KG and TD) standing next to each other it's a pretty tough call in my eyes...
Ann said on 16/Nov/06
Don't use photos to measure. People can be shorter if they want to be. Obviously KG doesn't stand very straight when he is in the photos.
Alex said on 16/Nov/06
Derek, I figured 6'5.5-6'6 but I'd like to know which for sure.
Derek said on 16/Nov/06
Alex, average NBA player is 6'7" 220. Barefoot, it would be 6'5 1/2"-6'6".
Ozzy said on 15/Nov/06
your q, ghah ghah.. i will not bother to do it again, i posted a pic of those two standing next to each other at the ASG some time ago... do the research yourself.. or start paying attention.
Alex said on 15/Nov/06
Does anyone know for sure what the average barefoot height is for NBA players today? I am sure its over 6'5, but not sure if its a full 6'6 since some guys are listed more than an inch taller than they really. 6'5.5 or 6'6 its gotta be.
Alex said on 13/Nov/06
The average could be 6'5.5 though since the 6'7 was almost def in shoes, but I could see 6'6 as the average still. The average in the NFL is 6'2 245lbs or 250lbs.
Viper652 said on 13/Nov/06
Id say the average is 6-6 in the NBA and 6-5 in college.
Alex said on 12/Nov/06
Guys, I read the average height/weight for an NBA player was 6'7 220 or it was 225lbs, but about the height though is that in shoes or barefoot? I would assume in shoes but I could be wrong, but if its in shoes then the average height for an NBA player would be around 6'5.5 barefoot I'd say. What do you guys think.
Alex said on 9/Nov/06
I thought Duncan was 6'11 barefoot. If he's 6'10 then Garnett is 6'11 then. Yao looks 7'5 there, maybe 7'6 tops.
Derek said on 6/Nov/06
Funny thing about Duncan is that he was always listed at 7', until about 2 years ago when they brought him down to 6'11". KG was actually listed at 7' himself for a brief period and he was brought down to 6'11". KG and Duncan look around the same height and T-Mac is 6'7" tops.
Viper652 said on 6/Nov/06
You might be right Coolj.
CoolJ said on 4/Nov/06
That's cause Duncan is shorter.. About an inch or so.
Viper652 said on 3/Nov/06
Now in that picture it looks like Duncan would be shorter If he took a step back.
Viper652 said on 1/Nov/06
Actually, KG is closer to the camera in that shot. He might even be a tad shorter If he stepped back towards Duncan.
CoolJ said on 1/Nov/06
Viper, he's definitely taller than Duncan. You can judge that with various pictures on the net.
Viper652 said on 1/Nov/06
He looks the same exact height as 6-10 Tim Duncan.
ghah ghah said on 30/Oct/06
gasol is significant taller than kg ?? where is your source to prove it ??
i have seen the highlight of gasol dunking on kg, and once they both reached the ground and stared at each other head to head, i noticed that kg is almost as tall as gasol, maybe gasol is half inch taller but thats about it.
i would say gasol is 212cm and kg is 210cm while duncan being 207cm.
Ozzy said on 30/Oct/06
But then you're just taking Duncan's height as a given... I always thougth 6-10 looked more accurate for TD, and it is harder than it might seem to judge from that Kicks cover, you have to take into account leg stance and slouching, even a slight slouch takes off over an inch off your height (which TD is doing). Amjan, where is the source for your Dirk height, the only player i know for sure is 214cm is Gasol, and he's significantly taller than both KG and Dirk. Compare Garnett to the player next to him in that pic, the 6-9.5 Stoudemire (Stoudemire said this was his height in an interview during the olympics, when he got confronted with his the 6-7 the official olympic site had him on).
Anonymous said on 27/Oct/06
im sorry but if Duncan is 7-0, then garnett is 7-2 cause if you check out the newest edition of Kicks with them all on the cover, garnett and duncan are standing at their full heights, and Garnett is definately two inches taller then duncan, hes definately 7-1 at least.
Amjan said on 14/Oct/06
Just compare KG to 7'0.5" (214) Nowitzki. KG is taller, which makes him over 7'. In support to what i said - they're both taller than Duncan
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Gonzalo said on 28/Sep/06
He was two inches taller than kirinlenko, listed 2`06 in Europe. 2`10-2`11 for Garnett looks feasible
Viper652 said on 22/Sep/06
Dirk looks taller than 6-10 to me.
Ozzy said on 22/Sep/06
Yes... And Louie, maybe, just maybe, I would make your statements worthy of consideration if your rhetoric was just a little bit better (that is, a lot, you sound like a kid), and stopped claiming "that is the truth" without backing it up with anything remotely close to a good argument.
Viper652 said on 21/Sep/06
But to say 6-8 is small in the NBA is laughable.
Louie John Buluran said on 21/Sep/06
He is 7 ft 0 at least Dirk is 6 ft 10 and that is the truth
Viper652 said on 20/Sep/06
Louie, your claims are ridiculous to say the least.
Louie John Buluran said on 20/Sep/06
i mean in Today's NBA even a 6 ft 8 is small cause there are many tall guys in the league today KG is 7 footer u must take the hair of dirk and he is barely 6 ft 10
Viper652 said on 13/Sep/06
KG is anywhere between 6-9-6-11. But the 7-1 claim is ridiculous.
Ozzy said on 12/Sep/06
The lying about his height argument to avoid playing center is just too thin... LJB: disagree, your images don't prove anything unless you can state the heigths of the players you compare with, dirk and td are always hunching while kg is standing up straight. Yeah, and learn to write, and stop contradicting yourself... The average nba player is 6'6.5 w/o shoes, 6'7 with shoes... 6'9-6'11 is small??? When did you start believing everything you read? yeah, kg claims t-mac is 6-10, barkley claims he is 6'4.5, shaq claims he is 6-11.5, mutombo claims ewing is 6-9, to which ewing didn't protest, d-howard laughs at himself being listed at 6-11, and he doesn't mind being a PF or a C, so... who to believe? i have no idea, but i do think the trend is that players are shorter than listed, or at best the same height, just trying to be objective, i don't want a player to be a certain height, i just find it interesting that the heights listed obviously are incorrect.. so, well... i posted a link under, i think, the jordan thread... check out the tendencies...
Leung said on 4/Sep/06
KG is at least 6’11”, he could very well be a legit 7 footer and lying about his height because he never wanted coaches to automatically slot him into center position. This guy is a phenomenal talent and could finish his career as one of the most dominant forwards in the history of the game.
Viper652 said on 3/Sep/06
Louie, are drunk when you post, or sober? Please tell me you are drunk. No sane man would say 6-9-6-11 in the NBA is small.
Viper652 said on 30/Aug/06
6-9-6-11 is small in the NBA?
Viper652 said on 29/Aug/06
You inflate eveyone's height on here Louie. 7-1 for KG is ridiculous.
Louie John Buluran said on 11/Aug/06
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Almost 40 and no girlfriend said on 7/Jun/06
yes, I agree with Ball-A. 6-9+ for KG. He looks a lot taller than he is due to lanky frame. This is the same reason why if a girl and a man are the same height or even a bit shorter, the girl will always "look" taller. A 6 foot girl looks very very tall, whereas a 6 foot guy doesn't look all that tall.
Ball-A-Hallic said on 4/Jun/06
I read an article that when KG was still in HS he was 6'9 as a senior but everyone called him 6'11 so he said everyone thought he was 6'11 but he was only 6'9.
Oz said on 23/May/06
CoolJ: Yes, I was, considering gasol's 213-14, i think kg is 210-11 w/o shoes.
Almost 40 and no girlfriend said on 22/May/06
Really, since did you ever see NBA players appearing in photos barefooted CoolJ? I can maybe see 6-10 w/o shoes for KG, but standing next to Shaq he looked a good 2 inches shorter (and a LOT skinnier), so 6-9 1/2 w/o shoes or 6-11 with shoes is spot on. But if he cranks his neck up and stand a tad on balls of his feet then he will easily be 6-10.
CoolJ said on 22/May/06
"Almost 40" I believe Ozzy was referring to Garnett's height W/O shoes there bud.. He's taller than 6'9.5 without shoes. Compare to Amare who is 6'8.5-6'9 w/o shoes.
Almost 40 and no girlfriend said on 22/May/06
Ozzy you are right, 6-11 with shoes, about 6-9 1/2 without shoes.
Ozzy said on 22/May/06
On Basketballplayers in general, KG in particular: Go to gettyimages and search for pics of garnett and duncan/garnett and gasol/garnett and dirk. gasol measured in at 214 cm (7'0.5)for the spanish national team, and for barcelona, in europe the listings are generally w.o. shoes. in the pics gasol is clearly taller than garnett (by at least an inch, and garnett is a visibly taller than duncan (about an inch is my guess), and about the same height as dirk. Garnett has got a smaller head and a more slender and longish frame than the others which might make him appear even taller than he is. Judging from these photos, taking account for that gasol is max 215 (but i don't think, because then he would be billed as a 7'1 guy in the nba) and minimum 213, i'm guessing TD at 208-209cm (6'10-6'10.75), and KG/Dirk at 210-211cm. Duncan also doesn't seem that much taller than Amare who according to himself is 6'9-6'9.5. Think TD is marginally taller than 6'10 but still closer to that mark than 6'11. As a curiousity: search for pic of magic and bird as well, both listed at 6'9, there are some really good pics where it is clear that bird has close to at least 2 inches on magic.
CoolJ said on 19/May/06
If only it looked about right.
Viper652 said on 9/May/06
6-9 1/2 sounds right for KG.
Anonymous said on 7/May/06
in the fiba archives KG is listed at 207 cm (6-9.5). Mutombo claims Pat Ewing is 6-9, and Pat admits to it, but he insists it is a "good 6-9".
CoolJ said on 28/Apr/06
If Duncan is 6'10.. which I believe he is.. or at a minimum 6'9 3/4".. Garnett has to be 6'11" which debunks Shaq's whole 6'11.5" thing.
Viper652 said on 28/Apr/06
Duncan looked a solid 6-10 at Wake Forest to me. Not 6-9
30 something and no girlfriend said on 27/Apr/06
duncan was listed as 6-10 at wake forest, then when he went to the nba all of a sudden he's 6-11 or 7 feet. so 6-9 for duncan isn't out of the question. i mean coolj, would you have believed it if someone had told you that patrick ewing was really 6-9?? you would say no way he looked big on the court and he was listed as 7 feet all his life. but pat ewing is indeed 6-9. So why not duncan and kg?

i seriously doubt kg is taller than alonzo mourning or pat ewing, or duncan, for that matter. he's a beanpole, that's why he looks tall, but seeing him stand next to shaq, you realize, ok, he's not that tall.
CoolJ said on 27/Apr/06
Something is foul here.. if KG is really 6'10" than Duncan is struggling with 6'9" and sorry, I don't buy that for a second.
Jason said on 27/Apr/06
I'd agree with 6'10'' for KG. Where did the 207cm measurement for him at the Sydney Olympics come from, though? He was 24 years old then - did he grow after?
Ball-A-Hallic said on 26/Apr/06
the guy 2nd tallest gut there looks like he'd be maybe 6'8 hes the second man on the left
sing said on 19/Apr/06
no, the camera angle is null in this case since shaq is right against the wall. shaq will be below that 7 feet line if he takes his shoes off, no question about it. btw the guy he was standing next to was pretty tall too, his probably a legit 6-6 since his head is tilted to one side, who was that guy? Lol.
CoolJ said on 19/Apr/06

Then again there.. you're taking a movie prop and the camera angle for what its worth.
sing said on 18/Apr/06
yes, you are talking with shoes measurements. If shaq is over 7 feet with shoes, then that means he's close to 7-3 with shoes. Take a look at the photo below from the movie Steel, Shaq, with shoes on, is 7 feet even or a tad over 7 feet, shoes off, he's most likely exactly 6-11.5. This photo doesn't lie. The man knows his own height.

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KG is 6-9.5, 6-11 with shoes, Amare is 6-10 with shoes, 6-8 or so without shoes. Kobe is 6-5 without shoes, over 6-6 with shoes on.
siing said on 18/Apr/06
well in your photo coolJ shawn marion looks taller than Duncan!! obviously there are some camera angle distortions etc. so it's hard to compare the heights of the players. they are standing in a semicircle so that makes it even more difficult because photos aren't 3 dimensional...

this photo below, however, proves that KG is much shorter than shaq and since shaq is 6-11.5 or 7 feet even barefooted, KG cannot be 6-11 or even 6-10 for that matter. I think KG is legit 6-9.5.

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CoolJ said on 17/Apr/06
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Garnett with an easy 2" over the 6'8.5" measured Amare Stoudamire who supposedly grew an inch after his first year with Phoenix. Garnett is even a half step back from Amare.
CoolJ said on 17/Apr/06
Well Sing.. Get Garnett next to a officially measured player.. (pre-draft proof required) who came out of school after 4 years of college so there's less chance they grew since..

sing said on 17/Apr/06
no garnett is 6-10 without shoes MAX. he looks tall because he's really skinny and lanky. but stand him next to Shaq, and he looks like a short skinny guy. Lol.
CoolJ said on 17/Apr/06
Ball-A-Hallic - I'd like to see that... because that would make Duncan like 6'7.5 - 6'8 which isn't likely.

Unless Garnett grew since then.. I still think the absolute minimum is 6'10.5"
Ball-A-Hallic said on 16/Apr/06
I read in my cousin Sports illustrated mag, there was an article on how famous pro players got their nicknames, well KG was called 6'11 wen he was a HS because he was so tall, but KG himself said I'm only 6'9, but since my friend started callin me 6'11 it stuck with me.
CoolJ said on 14/Apr/06
When did Yao mysteriously grow to 7'7 without shoes?? Source please?
CoolJ said on 13/Apr/06
Sing, I think that picture proves my point.. Yao has about 7" on Garnett and about 5" on Shaq.

Yao = 7'6"
Shaq = 7'0.5"-7'1"
Garnett = 6'10.5-6'11"

Also realize Garnett is a half-step back from Yao and Shaq thus making them look larger.
sing said on 12/Apr/06
my fault, I posted the wrong pics, I meant to post pic# 8, with kg, shaq, and yao standing together. kg is 6-9.5 or 6-10, no more. Duncan is about 6-9, same as Patrick Ewing.

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CoolJ said on 12/Apr/06
Wow Sing is annoying. The first pic of Yao and KG is no good.. The 2nd I think suggests he's around 6'11".. what I've been saying for nearly a year.
Shaq is a prankster. if you don't know that by now, you're a fool. If KG is only 6'9.5" than Duncan is like 6'8.. and that is ludicrous.. keep following that down the chain and you have guys like Kobe at 6'3 or 6'4. It just doesn't work out.
sing said on 11/Apr/06
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KG is not 7 feet, if Shaq admitted he's 6-11.5 barefooted, then how can KG be 7 feet? He's clearly 2-3 inches shorter than Shaq. I would put KG at 6-9.5 or barely 6-10 without shoes, with shoes on, probably 6-11 or just over that. No way is he 7-1, Shaq is 7-1, how on earth can he be as tall as Shaq? He is not even close to Shaq's height.
Alex said on 25/Mar/06
Garnett is listed at 6'11 so hes probably a solid 6'10 barefoot. He could easily get away with 6'11-7'0 though with his skinny build.
Ball-A-Hallic said on 17/Mar/06
Garnett looks 7'0 and TD is a solid 6'10er in bbare feet but wit shoes he's 6'11 and KG is 7'0 ive heard
NBA said on 19/Feb/06
I am pretty sure that NBA heights are increased or decreased acoring to the interest of the players. For example, I was at a movie last summer, steve nash was there too, in vancouver...when some guy is 6'3" as hes listed, u wud notice the guy..really, as someone mentioned here..6'3" is pretty uncle is 6'3" 5'11...nash dint seem too much taller..hes proly max 6'1"....nate robinson who won the slam dunk competition is listed 5 9"...but the guy is actually 5 7", even reggie miller said tht during the rookie game. Kobe was 6'6" for a while, then i saw it change on NBA.Com for a while to 6'7 and now its back to 6'6"..i guess they just want it to be itimidating to shorter players who wanna make it. this game is not for the small hearted...go boykins!!
da truth said on 4/Feb/06
Ayo in about three interviews i've seen KG in (one during his all- star game), when told he was 7 feet tall, Kevin admitted that he was 6-12, which means he doesn't want to be seen as a 7 footer.
CoolJ said on 23/Jan/06
Karee: Duncan isn't even a legit 6'11"
Karee said on 22/Jan/06
KG is at least 7 feet, probably more around 7'1". When you look at pictures of him and Duncan, Garnett is at least an inch taller. Duncan is listed at 7 feet. So, it would make sense that KG is 7'1".
CoolJ said on 30/Dec/05
KG is just under 7'.. 212-213cm.
J2 said on 28/Dec/05
If KG is not 7 feet tall than a lot of NBA players are lying about their heights i was at a lakers vs t-wolves the game the other day i saw kg and he is as tall as chris mihm who is listed at 7 ft and at least 2 inches taller than Lamar Odom who is listed at 6-10.
CoolJ said on 27/Dec/05
mask: I think you are close.. They are both about 6'10" barefoot.
mask said on 24/Dec/05
hey guys take a look:
To me Duncan has 2 1/2" on Malone and is even a 1/2" taller than o'Neal(always in shoes).So Malone 6'8 1/2"(205) Duncan 6'11 1/2"(212) and o'Neal 6'11"(211) "in shoes".Without 6'8"(203),6'10 1/2"(209),6'10"(208).
T Bizz said on 22/Dec/05
i am 6'3 3/4" barefoot and peopple come up to me and say wow your tall i hope you play basketball...i respond wow your short you must play miniature golf....its always fun to see their response
Anonymous said on 21/Dec/05
Is Tony Parker really 6'2"?
Anonymous said on 30/Nov/05
I am a solid 6'9" and Shaq was BARELY taller than me while wearing flip-flops in an elevator we shared in L.A. NBA heights are ALL bulls***.Stop the fanboy hand wringing and accept this.
CoolJ said on 29/Nov/05
I think Garnett is almost 7'... 7'1 I doubt.. because Shaq is not 7'1 barefoot and Shaq has a good 4cm on Garnett
J2 said on 28/Nov/05
Yall crazy Garnett is 7'1" Flip Saunders said it himself when they interviewed him after a Lakers game. And that man sees him bascially everyday.
yoshi said on 25/Nov/05
i mailed Wolves office how inches KG's actual height.

Wolves office replied " He prefers to be listed as 6'11", but is more
likely 7'0". "

Anonymous said on 23/Nov/05
NY2C: Thats the rumour, we know about that. It is never something KG has said himself.
CoolJ said on 21/Nov/05
Duncan might be 6'10 3/4.. with shoes.

KG is probably 212cm. 213 on a good day.
Anonymous said on 20/Nov/05
tim duncan is only 6'10 3/4 but it is rounded to 6'11
NewYork2Cali said on 17/Nov/05
KG is 7 feet without shoes and socks. He want's to be listed at 6'11" because he likes to play the 3 and 4 spots and being listed over 7' will just associate him with the 5 positon.
Ozzie said on 7/Nov/05
Okay... I don't believe anybody, quotes, pics, listings or sigthings. The only thing certian is that the NBA is not a reliable source. However, just to join in, with KG i think he is maybe close to, or even over, 7' in shoes, and then about his listed 6'11 without, but unlike most nba-players he does not want to pad his height (reminding you of Akindele who got boosted from 6'9.5 at the Chi Rookie Camp, to 7'1 when he signed with the Warriors, or Duncan: 6-10 as a rookie, 7' for the next 6 seasons before he got his will and was downgraded to 6'11, according to himself he is a shade under 6'11, or Barkley, or Pippen (whose case ive mentioned before). In the NBA, generally, the with shoes measurements are recognized as the 'actual height'. So then, in certain shoes, KG might scrape 7'1.
CoolJ said on 14/Oct/05
212cm for Garnett
CoolJ said on 9/Oct/05
KG is definitely no shorter than say 6'10.5" .. I've done quite a few measurements on him.. and most of them suggest he is slightly over his 6'11" measurement.. Something around 6'11.5"
yoshi said on 9/Oct/05
KG's friend's Chauncy Billups said KG's actual height is 7"1'
Sal said on 2/Oct/05
I think that one photo of yao and KG together are pretty conclusive... Yao came into the league at 7'5" and was rounded up to 7'6" in the video game's... I would say that if Yao is is 7'5" then KG is about 6'9.5"-6'10" and is given his shoe's height during measuring... I measured 5'5.5" in college and was given the half inch up rather than down...
yoshi said on 27/Sep/05
KG is 7"1'
Ball-A-Hallic said on 4/Jul/05
COOLJ u wer rite if u go 2 and scroll down to the photo store and look up the all-star portraits and click on Tim Duncan or Kevin Garnett and go to the Big Western All-Stars potrait and u can clearly c KG does hav about an inch over TD if not 2 so check it out 4 urselves.
CoolJ said on 30/Jun/05
Duncan is shorter than KG. Duncan is barely over 6'10"
Ball-A-Hallic said on 29/Jun/05
In my friends magazine i saw a pic of KG n TD(Tim Duncan) standing 2gether n TD had about an 1 inch or 1 inch and a half over KG so TD's probally 7'0 like he's listed and Kevs 6'11
JBricks said on 12/Jun/05
I think you're being deceived by the amount of Yao's hair. I believe Garnett is right around 6'11" barefoot, not 7'.
Sing said on 12/Jun/05
Alright, let's say you are right. KG is 7 feet. That would make Yao about 7-9 judging from these photos! Take a look at photo# 10, WOW what a height difference!!! Even KG can't believe how tall Yao is!!!
Sing said on 12/Jun/05
You don't think there are 7+ inches separating Yao and Shaq? You are delusional. If Shaq thought Yao was more like 7-10, and Shaq admitted himself being only 6-11.5, then you know Shaq thinks there are more than 7 inches separating the two. Even to Shaq, Yao looks like a giant. So I don't think you should be talking smack.

Anyhow the point I was trying to make with the photo is KG is much shorter than Shaq. Yao is stooping down in the photo, or else you won't be able to see his head from nose up. Peace.
JBricks said on 12/Jun/05
well if yao is "7'7" as you say Sing.. then Shaq is taller than "scraping 7'"

Its also pretty sad that u have 2 aliases you use to support your claims.
Sing said on 11/Jun/05
What's unrealistic is saying KG is 7-1 when in fact he's only 6-9.5,that's the only thing that's unrealistic here. Shaq is much bigger than KG in every way, taller, and wider, and Shaq is barely scraping 7 feet without shoes.
JS said on 8/Jun/05
I think you'll find that once you compare a lot of heights in the NBA, that Shaq is taller than 6'11" even though he claims he doesn't hit 7'. If Shaq was only 6'11, then Garnett would be 6'8 or 6'9 and that'd make Duncan 6'7 or 6'8.. keep going down the line and it starts getting unrealistic.

Ball-A-Hallic said on 7/Jun/05
Shaq's still bigger than K.G. and in real life Shaqs probally 6'11 and is boosted up to 7'1 or 7'0 wit shoes so K.G. b-in over 6'11 is Bull s***. I'm sure the NBA would have said somethin bout him if he was over 6'11 but I highly doubt the team would want 2 keep his tru height a secret
JCS said on 7/Jun/05
If KG was 7'1, that would mean Shaq is 7'3 or 7'4.. and Yao is about 7'8 or 7'9.. so it can't be true.
JS said on 7/Jun/05
Rumor has it, they don't list Garnett over 7' because they don't want him to be recognized as a center because he's not.
JS said on 6/Jun/05
Realistically, barefoot, I think he is right around 6'11".

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