How tall was Kobe Bryant - Page 6

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Average Guess (297 Votes)
6ft 4.98in (195.5cm)
Christian-196cm (6ft5.25) said on 29/Aug/16
Kobe looked easily an inch taller than weak 6ft5 Cam Newton at the Nickelodeon Kid's Choice awards. And both had similar footwear, plus no camera angle advantage. Sometimes he can look a legit 6ft6, as strange as it is.
Canson said on 24/Aug/16
@S.J.H: he does edge out most of the weaker 6'5s. And a lot of people underestimate a near 195cm guy in person. TBH I can even see Kobe being middle of the 194 range at night 194.5 or so. That still looks 6'5 to a lot of people esp if he's in sneakers
Canson said on 23/Aug/16
@Bobby: thanks! Add to that the slew of 6'3 and 6'4 claiming 6'5 lol. or strong or even legit 6'4s that measure earlier in the day (we are the former with us falling below the 6'4.5 mark but over 6'4 flat at night.
S.J.H said on 22/Aug/16
When i think of over 90% of 6'5 actors were weak 6'5 down to 6'4 in person then i think kobe bryant is easily 6'5 in a mid day and that 6'4-3/4 could be measure at night.
Canson said on 11/Aug/16
@184guy: exactly. I have Kobe and MJ as the same as Joe. Point I'm making is 6'4 5/8 and 3/4 and 1/2 are all between 194 and 195. So saying either for Joe M or Kobe aren't unreasonable estimates.
184guy said on 9/Aug/16
Saying that he looks 194 in the pic doesn't mean that he IS. When i say the minimum he could be of 6'4 5/8 is the very worst case.I say he is 195 because he looks a legit example of a 6'4.75 guy.AT VERY WORST 1/8in below.In the photo with Rob he looks 6'4.5-6'4.75 with a 1/4 inch of advantage.But in GENERAL HE LOOKS 195
You want a draw to understand it ? I think i was very specific now and don't give space to your bologna
Canson said on 8/Aug/16
And I'm the troll???? You went from emphatically saying Joe was 195CM nothing below. Well "He Canson can look 194 CM with Rob. Well Look at my pics. Well Rob, with a 6'5 guy. Now he;s 6'4 5/8.

184guy said on 18/Jul/16
Do not take Canson serious guys.He obviously has a problem trying to guess guys around 6'5
Just take a look at his comments at Joe,Kobe and MJ.
Manganiello is easily 195 as I had already post some proofs and Rob has said that he is in the 195-195,5cm range and this troll insistis to put him as low as 6'4.25
Kobe is a legit 196.He is pretty similar to Peyton and had about 3-4 cms on a legit 6'3.75 Pique
But I agree with him in one point.Dwayne Wade isn't 6'3.75,more like 6'3.25 or even 6'3

184guy said on 19/Jul/16
With Rob,he did not look over 194.I agree
But in General he looks 195.Scroll Down and take a look at the links that I post

184guy said on 21/Jul/16
Joe with 6'5 listed in the 2016 NFL Combine Cam Heyward:
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Here's the source:
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Editor Rob: actually that guy is on draft scout as 6ft 4 and 5/ it shows Joe could be under 6ft 5, without knowing shoes.

184guy said on 24/Jul/16
@Canson said on 23/Jul/16
My final argument is Joe Manganiello
Max 6'5 Min 6'4 5/8 Probably 6'4.75 on dot
184guy said on 7/Aug/16
@Canson said on 29/Jun/16 about WILL SMITH
He's 184. He's at least 4" shorter than Tyler Perry and Michael Jordan
Canson said on 6/Aug/16
@The Man: Thank You.
184guy said on 5/Aug/16
I didn't jumped here.As far as i know here is a public site for any comment . There is a comment a bit below where you said that Kobe is probably 194 and even a guy showed us this comment and you're still saying otherwise.
The Man said on 5/Aug/16
At times Kobe he can look a legit 6'6", and others he can look barely over 6'4". Whether you see him as 6'6", 6'5", 6'4.75", 6'4.5", or 6'4", it's not as if anyone claimed him to be 5'10", so any one of those above 5 heights is rational.
Canson said on 1/Aug/16
@175cm: I agree with you and you are absolutely right that it is guessing and is opinion and that it should get like this. I didn't help the situation but it's because I'm a no nonsense type person and just don't like lying stupidity and inflation. As far as I'm concerned 6'4.75 (194.945 cm) or 1/2 (194.3) are both between 194 and 195 so don't see why the argument is continuing. And The estimate is based on what the man out of his mouth said and I keep hearing "well so and so is this height so Kobe is or must be this."
Canson said on 30/Jul/16
@James: a mind is a terrible thing to waste
Jack185 said on 29/Jul/16
Hi rob, how tall would you say it's the guy next to kobe in the pic Click Here ?
Editor Rob
he could look 6 inches smaller, whether he is barefeet though?
Canson said on 29/Jul/16
Ok. So 6'4 5/8 is 194.546 CM. 64 3/4 is 194.945 CM. That is the 194 cm range right? For both? So you just contradicted yourself in the attack you used to begin this war and try to belittle me? And you did so with a pic you posted on Joe's page with Heyward, right? Who's the troll now, 184guy?

184guy said on 24/Jul/16
@Canson said on 23/Jul/16
My final argument is Joe Manganiello
Max 6'5 Min 6'4 5/8 Probably 6'4.75 on dot

184guy said on 18/Jul/16
Do not take Canson serious guys.He obviously has a problem trying to guess guys around 6'5
Just take a look at his comments at Joe,Kobe and MJ.
Manganiello is easily 195 as I had already post some proofs and Rob has said that he is in the 195-195,5cm range and this troll insistis to put him as low as 6'4.25
Kobe is a legit 196.He is pretty similar to Peyton and had about 3-4 cms on a legit 6'3.75 Pique
But I agree with him in one point.Dwayne Wade isn't 6'3.75,more like 6'3.25 or even 6'3
Height said on 28/Jul/16
@175 @Canson

Thanks! I really enjoy discussing heights here.
Canson said on 28/Jul/16
@James: there you go upgrading people now. Pique is listed 6'3 in places and 192 in others. Your argument before was he was 192 now you've switched. Kobe is listed as 198 cm as well and he isn't barefoot. So what is your argument here?
Canson said on 27/Jul/16
Now James love it how you conveniently left out the remainder of the quote where i said around 6'4.5 like Barkley for the "194" that you are so obsessed with. Since you have such senility and selective memory why don't you scroll all the way down to June 27th and find it. To my knowledge (oh and I am an avg 6'4.5 guy) that is 194.3 cm. that's over a flat 194 but under 195 right? So what is your argument here? Who are you trying to convince?
Canson said on 27/Jul/16

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Canson said on 27/Jul/16
@James: I understand what you said that he looks 196 in pics. I'm going off what he said both 6'4.5 and 6'4.75. And no don't say he can't be any less than 195 because you don't know. Any legit 195 guy can easily dip under 195. If he did it wouldn't even be noticeable to any of us.
Canson said on 27/Jul/16
Well James I clarified it enough times. and said between 194 and 195. I mean if you want to get technical about it that's fine but 194 can mean 194 or 194.9 or if someone is rounding could mean 194.5+. You're going off what you see which is fine, but someone else who met him in person also said he's also between 194-195 (I think I mentioned that below enough times). And just to break it down because you don't seem very good at converting that is between 6'4.5-.75 both of which are heights Kobe Bryant, the man, has claimed himself. That could mean either of the two or right in between. At the end of the day, if you are 6'4.77 (195) you could easily get down another 1/8" or so. 6'4.5 and .75 are practically unnoticeable. Oh and not to mention another poster said he's a strong 6'4 as well. So if someone is between 194 and 195 that means they are in the 194 range. Somewhere in the range perhaps near 195, but are still under 195. So yes that's 194 if you can do the math. Interpret it however you want to but I am done explaining this. You want to continue to pout like a baby, and exaggerate stuff ("I can't believe Canson said 194" repeatedly and you can't let it go and wasn't what I meant, like you are trying to persuade me that Kobe is a height he said he wasn't then go ahead and do it. Was he that good to you? Funny when someone doesn't agree with you or see it your way you belittle. Remember this is opinion based and you were the one who attacked me not vice versa.
James said on 25/Jul/16
"Canson said on 26/Jun/16
@Alex: probably more like 194 barefoot and 197+ in shoes."

In this older comment, Mr. Canson doesn't say that Kobe is "194-195 cm range" or even "194.2 or 194.3". Mr. Canson only says Kobe is 194 cm barefoot. Therefore a fast reading made me understand he was saying that Kobe is in fact "only" 194 cm. That was a pretty normal confusion, nobody is perfect.

"Canson said on 23/Jul/16
@Height: Thank You!!!!! Yep That's exactly what I said too! I believe he's over the flat 194 but under 195. i don't see Kobe or MJ (in their primes) below 194.3 or over 195 is what I was really saying"

On this recent comment, Mr. Canson has even proposed that 194.3 cm could be Kobe's real height.

Now, let's approach empirically the 194-195 cm theory:

Piqué is officially listed as 193 cm:
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Compare Piqué to 191 cm officially listed Kiko Casilla:
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Piqué is 192 cm.

The French Thierry Henry is officialy listed as 188 cm.
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Henry next to 185-186 cm range Cristiano Ronaldo
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Henry next to 189 cm officially listed Adriano Leite "the Emperor":
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Henry next to 185 cm officially listed (184 cm real height) Zinedine Zidane:
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As you can see Henry is a solid 188 cm. But even if he is 187 cm, he still looks 9 cm shorter than Kobe in this pic:
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In other words, Kobe LOOKS 196 cm next to both Piqué and Henry. He can be 195 cm for sure, but probably no less. And 100% sure he is no less than 194.5 cm.

Anyway, Mr. Canson's approach is non-empirical. He makes a lot of estimations completely a priori, not based on any kind of empirical evidence (photos). I don't like the "philosophical" approach of Mr. Canson. Don't get me wrong, I love philosophy. But when it comes to the height issue is better an empirical approach (based on pictures).
James said on 25/Jul/16
@Canson Henry is 188 cm. As I said Kobe LOOKS 196 cm in the pics with Piqué and Henry. He could be 195 cm, but no less for sure.
James said on 25/Jul/16
"Canson said on 26/Jun/16
@Alex: probably more like 194 barefoot and 197+ in shoes."

Initially Mr. Canson argued that Kobe is 194 cm flat, here is the quote.
Canson said on 25/Jul/16
@Height: never saw this pic but it's interesting. Don't know if angle is compromised (or Kobe has a significant footwear advantage). I wondered because at times he looked taller than Manning and at others the same. I'd have figured he Barkley and Jordan were all the same and that they'd look the Same on tv since the cm isn't easy to spot same with he and Manning. But it also may just be what people have said about Barkley not being as tall as advertised 6'6. But If Kobe is really taller he is at least 195 range.

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Canson said on 24/Jul/16
@Height: To piggyback off 175's comment. I will say that You as a poster, are a breath of fresh air on this site. We all won't agree on everything but you do it the right way and very professionally and very logically. it is good to have someone like you here that argues points "and strong points at that" very fairly objectively and accordingly and not putting words in people's mouths and don't look at one word in a post and automatically jump at someone because it is out of agreement with what they feel. Keep posting and I agree with everything 175 said because it is true. You are great to have here!
Canson said on 24/Jul/16
@175: I agree with your statement. Height is one of the best contributors and posters here on this site.
Canson said on 23/Jul/16
@Height: Thank You!!!!! Yep That's exactly what I said too! I believe he's over the flat 194 but under 195. i don't see Kobe or MJ (in their primes) below 194.3 or over 195 is what I was really saying
Canson said on 23/Jul/16
@Johnson: Kobe claimed 6'4 and a half and three quarters both and two guys on this site have seen him. One said strong 6'4 (Brad). Brad is around 6'6. Another is KROC who is 6'5 196cm flat as he has described himself. He has said before Kobe is between 194-195 and that he is taller than Kobe. So I respect your opinion but No way Kobe is over 195 cm range. keep in mind that Pique is listed as 192 cm and nowhere is he listed 193. In some places he's listed as 6'3". I'd say he's at most and absolute most 192cm if that's what he's listed.
Canson said on 23/Jul/16
@Johnson: Kobe claimed 6'4 and a half and three quarters both and two guys on this site have seen him. One said strong 6'4 (Brad). Brad is around 6'6. Another is KROC who is 6'5 196cm flat as he has described himself. He has said before Kobe is between 194-195 and that he is taller than Kobe. So I respect your opinion but No way Kobe is over 195 cm range
Canson said on 23/Jul/16
Well with no official measurement for Thierry I reckon he could be 6'1 or 6'2

Click Here. I believe in the morning he'd easily be 6'2 but based on the below he is listed 6'1
Canson said on 23/Jul/16
@Height: the pic wasn't that bad really. Thats similar to how they looked on television at the awards. At times Kobe appeared taller and at times Manning did other times they were the same. Hard to say who's taller bUt they look within 1/2" of each other any way you shake it. Most of your pics have objectivity for the most part. I know there's no such thing as a perfect picture especially on Celebheights, but you put a good effort in on each post and it shows you are objective and you see clear indicators for the differences
Canson said on 23/Jul/16
@James: ok. Since you insist. We can't see their shoes between Kobe and Pique. 175cm made a good point below. Since you want to use the old "we don't know if Kobe's wife measured him at night" adage then I'll use that. Fact is the poor pics you post are adequate when you want to make someone taller than they are. But when showing they look as listed they aren't any good. And oh btw Rob has him pegged at 6'4.75 195cm above so yes you are upgrading him. At least I said he looks 194-195 (between 6'4.5 and 6'4.75). In the grand scheme of things there is no "negligible" or "visible" difference between a 6'4.5 and 6'4.75 guy unless you use the garbage you continue to post that clearly is biased and favors someone else. Which appears to be the trend here on this site for a lot of people trying to make someone taller
Height said on 23/Jul/16
@175 cm

I meant to post this video: Click Here
Height said on 23/Jul/16

Canson's theory is that Kobe is between 194 cm - 195 cm at his lowest, not a flat 194 cm.
Canson said on 23/Jul/16
@James: if you believe Kobe is 196 that is fine with me. But my opinion is and I will put it in caps so that you can comprehend it this time HE IS BETWEEN 194-195. THAT MEANS HE IS OVER 194 and prob a bit shy of 195. Would he measure over 6'5 at some point during the day? Indeed he would. I do as well when I wake up. He probably would measure 6'4.75 for most of the day and maybe see 6'4 1/2 or 5/8 in the afternoon or evening which is the norm for most guys who claim 6'5. They don't always measure it legit
Canson said on 23/Jul/16
@175cm: I will say this and very very sincerely that Height at least puts effort and proof in to his posts and he is logical and methodical in his approach and he makes superb points unlike James and 184guy both. But I wholeheartedly agree with you that none of the pics anyone here across this site posts are very good pics. I honestly believe Kobe is over 194 but under or at 195 tops which is what he has claimed before. In my case being a guy who is a solid 194 at night time I have been guessed 6'5 in my life just as often or more than 6'4. And add to that I have long legs and broad shoulders so I automatically look taller than I am and with MJ and Kobe both long legs as well same with Barkley
Canson said on 23/Jul/16
No James I am not a troll. I think you tho have a learning disability of some sort or a reading comprehension problem of some sort because you obviously can't retain what you read or see and to add to it I honestly believe you have a crush on both Jordan and Kobe since you like to make them taller than they are. What do you wish that they were in you or something? Jesus.
Canson said on 23/Jul/16
@James: this is becoming very repetitive. Where did I say Kobe is flat 194cm? Point to a reference where I said he is. Please. I said for the umpteenth time between 194-195. Stop putting words in my mouth. And again I will say that you are comparing a listed height of another athlete to Kobe. I don't know how tall Thiery is and don't know when he was measured. Ok if you want to use morning height Kobe is easy 196 we all know that. But he claimed both 6'4 1/2 and 3/4 because he measured in the afternoon and no on the court he doesn't look 196 with anyone. He looks 195 in many cases like Height said as well but being a bit shy of 195 isn't far fetched and in fact it's hardly noticeable.
James said on 23/Jul/16
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Do you really think Kobe looks 194 cm next to Thierry Henry? Be serious, the guy looks a solid 196 cm in comparison with the football legend.
James said on 23/Jul/16
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Even if Kobe has a little shoes advantange, he still looks a solid 196 cm next to Piqué. There is no empirical evidence (photos) of Kobe being 194 cm.
James said on 23/Jul/16
@Canson are you a troll? There is no evidence of Kobe being 194 cm and you still insist.
Height said on 21/Jul/16
@Canson I think this video works better than most of the pictures.

What would you say about Manning's and Kobe's height?

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Can you see why I have the 195 cm - 195.5 cm theory for Kobe (and MJ)?
Height said on 21/Jul/16
@ Canson I'm not influenced and I don't have an agenda on upgrading or downgrading. I'm just trying to be LOGICAL on the evidence I have seen since, and based on that MJ and Kobe don't look any shorter than a full 195 cm - 195.5 cm at night. I think you are too judgmental on theories/ideas that differ from yours (for example categorizing my past ideas as better). I think I have never judged your ideas, but opted to disagree and explain why I disagree. I do the same with everyone else here.

The video with Peyton Manning shows Kobe as virtually the same height, that's another piece of evidence for example.
Canson said on 21/Jul/16
@175cm: I can't see Kobe being that short based on ppl who have met him and MJ both. I'd say he's at minimum 6'4.5 at his lowest and somewhere between 6'4.5-.75 (194-195) regular height. Similar for MJ
Johnson said on 20/Jul/16
@Canson Go to Ibrahimovic section. Below in the comments there is a link to the youtube clip where we can see 194.7 194.8 cm (big screen required to see the figures). In the Soccer section there is a good pic of Piqué and Rio Ferdinand and Piqué is taller than him. About Ibra and Piqué we don't have very good pics only 2 not very clear and can fool us. My opinion: Ibrahimovic 195, Piqué 193.4 Kobe 196.4
Canson said on 20/Jul/16
@Vegas: I thought Kobe said he's 6'5 in sneaks. If he did say 6'4 it's a lie def. he's over 6'5 in sneaks easy but may be under 6'6 but him being 6'5.5-6'6 in sneaks is feasible maybe just rounded down.
184guy said on 20/Jul/16
@Canson said on 20/Jul/16
Just one question.If Piqué is no more than 6'3-6'3.25 , how tall do you think a guy like Ibra or Sergio Busquets is ?
Canson said on 20/Jul/16
@Height: I honestly can't tell a difference between 1.49cm and 1.6 or 1.7 and doubt anyone can TBH. I agree Kobe is prob inside of 194 between 194-195. As for Pique that 194.7 on the stadio meter I have looked everywhere and don't see any reference to it. I think someone made that up as they do a lot of other stuff to make people taller. I haven't seen him as 193 either only 192. And knowing how newer athletes (in recent years def) are measured in the morning he likely is 191. That's the thing yea you haven't heard anyone refer to him (outside ESPN deportes) because he didn't measure that. None of these heights are lows for the most. They're highs or morning and that's why people don't think objectively. Some of the heights years back were afternoon measurements however like the Melos the Bogans's the Hinrichs you know guys from 2003 all look it. So when I make my points I'm basically saying because someone who was measured 192 in the morning you can't legally compare them to someone else (claiming 194-195 like Kobe has) and say that he is 196 because Pique is 192. It doesn't work that way. Also go look at what KROC said about Kobe on Mangianellos page (Kobe is between 194-195 which he has said many many times and that he can look 6'4 flat in person). So what I am saying has merit it's just that evreyone here inflates heights which I don't do. Also Height in the beginning seeing older posts from you you had Jordan at 194.3-195. It seems like the others who have said 196 have influenced you to change it. It's all a guess but You had better points before with where you were honestly based on points
Height said on 19/Jul/16
@Canson the point is not Pique's height, I don't consider it gospel, but a 191 cm theory for him is unheard of. He is often referred to as 193 cm and sometimes 194 cm, so 192 cm at his lowest sounds reasonable, especially because he looks a legit 10/11 cm taller than 182 cm - 183 cm guys.

The point is that Kobe consistently looks 4 cm - 5 cm taller than him when they were together, and that his lowest is at or inside 195 cm

That height still maintains about a 3.8 cm difference with Melo (1.49")
Canson said on 19/Jul/16
@184guy: no I didn't say that. Wtf are you putting words in my mouth? I didn't say anywhere here Kobe is only 194 nor did I say that Wade is 187. I clearly said I think he's 190 and Kobe 194-195. Don't know how many times I said it. But don't get angry at me. You started this and it's because I don't agree with you that's all. And Why don't you go learn to comprehend what you read before you make comments like that. And Melo (who I have met is 6'6.25 as listed) That is 198.8 cm. I just clearly said he's at least around 1.5" taller than Kobe. It doesn't take too may pics with them together to tell that. And no Carmelo isn't taller than he is listed if that's the route you were planning on taking. They wouldn't underlist an already by many standards short small forward. Are you telling me it's less than that? I'd put Kobe between 194-195 like I've said over and over and like KROC who has met Kobe said. Get your s**t straight.That's between 6'4.5-.75. And btw any time anyone else has posted the exact same pic it has been a good pic. It's not for me just because everyone here comes in wanting their idol to be taller than they are. For God sakes are you attacking me over a cm? I said 194-195. 195.58 is 6'5 so yes we are really arguing childishly over it. And unfortunately Kobe is the one who self proclaimed himself both 6'4 1/2 and 6'4 3/4. He didn't ask to be put there he was measured at that. So I'm not making it up. And no do not give me a story about Kobe downplaying himself or being measured at night like all the other fanboys such as James have done. It's always an excuse like that just because others like Pique (who likely got his 192 in the morning) aren't as tall as they claim. KROC 196cm flat himself noticed an advantage on Kobe and called it so it's now more than one person just on this page.
Canson said on 19/Jul/16
@184guy: no I didn't say that. Wtf are you putting words in my mouth? I didn't say anywhere here Kobe is only 194 nor did I say that Wade is 187. I clearly said I think he's 190 and Kobe 194-195. Don't know how many times I said it. But don't get angry at me. You started this and it's because I don't agree with you that's all. And Why don't you go learn to comprehend what you read before you make comments like that. And Melo (who I have met is 6'6.25 as listed) That is 198.8 cm. I just clearly said he's at least around 1.5" taller than Kobe. It doesn't take too may pics with them together to tell that. And no Carmelo isn't taller than he is listed if that's the route you were planning on taking. They wouldn't underlist an already by many standards short power forward. Are you telling me it's less than that? I'd put Kobe between 194-195 like I've said over and over and like KROC who has met Kobe said. Get your s**t straight.That's between 6'4.5-.75. And btw any time anyone else has posted the exact same pic it has been a good pic. It's not for me just because everyone here comes in wanting their idol to be taller than they are. For God sakes are you attacking me over a cm? I said 194-195. 195.58 is 6'5 so yes we are really arguing childishly over it. And unfortunately Kobe is the one who self proclaimed himself both 6'4 1/2 and 6'4 3/4. He didn't ask to be put there he was measured at that. So I'm not making it up. And no do not give me a story about Kobe downplaying himself or being measured at night like all the other fanboys such as James have done. It's always an excuse like that just because others like Pique (who likely got his 192 in the morning) aren't as tall as they claim. KROC 196cm flat himself noticed an advantage on Kobe and called it so it's now more than one person just on this page.
Vegas said on 19/Jul/16
Wade was an inch taller than Zach Levi on video backstage on tonight show and rob has been photographed with levi so no wade isn't 6'2 range.

Paul is on video with kimmel and looks every bit his stated measured height

Arguing measured height is usually a complete waste of time..btw soccer listings are hit and miss across the board. We all remember the glasgow Celtic player listed 5'8 by his former club and rob caught him fir a full length photo and he turned out to be 6'2.

Btw on topic it looks like Kobe was telling a bit if white lie when he claimed to stand 6'4 in sneaks..
184guy said on 19/Jul/16
@Canson said on 19/Jul/16
Awful pic.By this pic,you would argue Melo 199,Kobe no more than 194 and Dwayne at 187.So this is why this pic is useless
Canson said on 19/Jul/16
Again. Kobe is at least 1.5" shorter than Carmelo so explain to me how he is 6'5 1/4. He's at most 195 like KROC said before. There are angles where Manning has him as well. A 1/2" is not easy to detect unless they are in full view right next to each other or back to back. End of the day Peyton 196 Kobe 195. Period

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Canson said on 18/Jul/16
@James: the pics u posted comparing him to Wade are beyond atrocious. I apologize. Not to mention one of them they are extremely close nowhere near 4cm. And Wade doesn't look anywhere near 192. Paul is said to be 5'11.75 by pre draft standards and two people who met him (one is 5'11 on his page) have said he's 5'10. Don't know if he got a shoe measurement moved over like Wade likely did. But We'll split it for the sake of it and call him 5'11 because he can look taller than Iverson imho. But Wade doesn't have 4" on him. Wade isn't anything over 6'3 tops and that's a gift (191) and the posts I've seen in other places outside of here have merit now. He may be under 6'3" flat and only 190. (if you see other places here two or three people have said that have met him he's under 6'3. Nobody who has met him has said he's near 6'4.) he's nowhere near 6'4 with Melo. Melo has 8 good cm on him maybe even 9 in these pics. Wade can look as small as 6'2.5 with him in some
Canson said on 18/Jul/16
@James: the pics u posted comparing him to Wade are beyond atrocious. I apologize. Not to mention one of them they are extremely close nowhere near 4cm. And Wade doesn't look anywhere near 192. Paul is said to be 5'11.75 by pre draft standards and two people who met him (one is 5'11 on his page) have said he's 5'10. Don't know if he got a shoe measurement moved over like Wade likely did. But We'll split it for the sake of it and call him 5'11 because he can look taller than Iverson imho. But Wade doesn't have 4" on him. Wade isn't anything over 6'3 tops and that's a gift (191) and the posts I've seen in other places outside of here have merit now. He may be under 6'3" flat and only 190. (if you see other places here two or three people have said that have met him he's under 6'3. Nobody who has met him has said he's near 6'4.) he's nowhere near 6'4 with Melo. Melo has 3-4" on him easy
Canson said on 18/Jul/16
@Height: please show me "a valid reference" legitimately where Pique was measured 194.7 cm. I don't think there really is one. I think it was said somewhere on this site by someone else and is being used by everyone as gospel now just as a lot of other quotes and nuggets of info that usually favor someone being taller. Every place I've seen he's listed 192 and I am willing to bet any amount of money that this is his morning measurement. Meaning he'd likely be at absolute absolute most, a solid 6'4 out of bed and 6'3-6'3.25 (191) at night like I mentioned before. ESPN lists pique as 6'3 not 6'4. If he "truly" measured over 6'4.5 194.7 is 6'4.6+, then he'd prob be listed as 6'5 but no less than 6'4. I suspect that this "mysterious" 194.7 was a shoe measurement or was something that was made up and that he really measured 192 which I can easily see in the morning. Now if he measured the 192 then he measured it but it is likely that Kobe's measurement was at a different time so the comparison is not valid. If anything the afternoon or lower height should be the one considered when "comparing" two people unless they measure and claim the same time
184guy said on 18/Jul/16
Do not take Canson serious guys.He obviously has a problem trying to guess guys around 6'5
Just take a look at his comments at Joe,Kobe and MJ.
Manganiello is easily 195 as I had already post some proofs and Rob has said that he is in the 195-195,5cm range and this troll insistis to put him as low as 6'4.25
Kobe is a legit 196.He is pretty similar to Peyton and had about 3-4 cms on a legit 6'3.75 Pique
But I agree with him in one point.Dwayne Wade isn't 6'3.75,more like 6'3.25 or even 6'3
Canson said on 18/Jul/16
@James: With Carmelo Anthony. That is more than an inch it's at least 1.5" and no Melo is not taller than his listed pre draft height 6'6.25 in case that was getting ready to be said. I've met him. It's verifiable in other pics with guys like Kyle Korver and Paul Pierce. And no, shoes aren't in an issue. Kobe has almost the same diff with Melo that I had when I met him. If anything maybe an unnoticeable diff like maybe 1/4" which I'll give him which would put Kobe in the high 194 range (194.6-.7) which is close enough to call him almost 195. He isn't over that.

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Height said on 18/Jul/16

I would regard ESPN as generalists on heights and not the best of sources, if ESPN counts more than comparisons, then Kobe is the 6'6" listed there and Wade is the 6'4" listed there. Truth is they don't include heights with precision like in here with .25, .50, .75 for example. So if someone is 192 cm, they could either list him or her at 6'3" or 6'4".

I posted a video where Pique has a clear 10 cm/ 11 cm on 182 cm - 183cm measured Ivan Rakitic. He is often referred to as a solid 192 cm guy because he measured 194.7 cm in the morning or afternoon. It is logical that he drops max to 192 cm.

@BIGgame he looks taller on certain angles while they are both slightly moving, and on others he looks the same. So My guess is that, if there is a difference between them, they are within 1cm max of each other. I'm not a follower of Manning, so I only know he is not considered any lower than 196 cm.
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Canson said on 18/Jul/16
@James: I respect your opinion I really do. And you are thinking logically. But you keep doing the same repetitive thing. Using someone else's height for reference. ok. We do know that most athletes are measured in the morning? Right? They do. I have seen Pique as 6'3 on ESPN. That counts more than someone who is "supposedly" 191 and you comparing Pique to him. Time of day is the standard and should be but few here think of that. I think it's well beyond known that these measurements occur in the morning. But if you can find the time where Pique measured 192, please do. I will bet and guarantee that isn't his lowest. everyone here is going off claims or what someone "appears" to be when in reality you can't tell. I am 194cm myself and have a friend who is 191. The latter is built like I am and he is honest but at times people say you two are about the same height and sometimes if Footwear is diff then he can look as tall as me almost. Oh and basketball shoes are higher than soccer cleats.

So if Pique measured it in the morning at 192 which he likely did and I don't doubt it, then at the end of the day he wouldn't be. If he received a 192 measurement then he likely wakes to 193. That's common sense. And he is likely 191 at the end of the day. I have no doubts that Kobe would be over 6'5" in the morning so not arguing there. He likely if Pique measured 192 would be mid 196 out of bed and drop to mid to high 194 which is what I have said many times. However if the man himself claimed 6'4.5/6'4.75 why are we all of a sudden inflating him and undermining his claim just to make others taller? That is what you are doing. so who are we to argue. Height varies throughout the day. That is all I am saying and if Kobe measured and desires to claim his afternoon height then there is nothing wrong with that. You do see above Rob has him at 6'4.75 right? I don't simply inflate people to boost someone else or to "fall in line with people." That's what others here do. Kobe knows himself better than anyone else and if that is what he measured "and claims" then that's what he is. Not to mention we have a reliable enough claim from a 6'5 guy (KROC) here on this site to say he edged him out and enough other people that also say 194-195. Let's agree to disagree if this is the case but I will clarify again 194 flat is 6'4 3/8 (which I measure at the end of the day). I doubt Kobe is that low. My guess would be that he's around 194.4-195 That's 6'4.5-.75. I think that is close enough to be honest and nobody could tell a difference unless standing right in front of him (KROC and Brad both have said he's a strong 6'4 to weak 6'5").
James said on 17/Jul/16
By the way Piqué is 192 cm.

Compare him with 191 cm Kiko Casilla:
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Crypto139 said on 17/Jul/16
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Yeah I got sure don't see where Manning is a half to a full inch taller. It seems they are very close.
Canson said on 17/Jul/16
Well according to ESPN pique is 6'3. Don't know why they would do the downgrading.

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Canson said on 17/Jul/16
@James: number one, get your facts straight and do not put words in my mouth. I have never said here on this site that Kobe Bryant is 194 flat. Never. So cut the crap and stop exaggerating my claim because I don't agree with you. That's exactly what you are doing. Clearly I said he's between 194-195. Please James. Find me a place where I said he's 194 flat. Oh you can't can you?

Number two quit telling me so and so is this height or that height. That is what a lot of people on this site do and mysteriously it is always a claimed height of someone else being bounced against the other. And always one person (example Wade who is 191 not 192) is used and it's Oh Kobe can't be just 195 because Wade is 192. Doesn't work that way. Wade from pics and LeBron's mouth is 6'3 tops. I have seen many people who are 6'2 all over the Internet say Wade is their height. KROC described him as 190 when he met him. And Never does he look almost 6'4. I will take the word of KROC who has met Wade and Kobe both and put them right where I have them. KROC at 196 cm flat, James, said Kobe is 194-195 (195 tops) that obviously implies to me that he saw a difference in height with him. Jim on MJ's page described MJ as 6'4.5-6'4.75 (don't know what time Jim measured himself). Also how many times has Kobe said "I'm 6'4 1/2 and 6'4 3/4" which oh coincedentally comes out to 194-195? I'm going off what he has claimed and what everyone else who has seen him in person has said James. Jordan has never been a flat 6'5. His peers have even called him 6'4 range but nope let's not take their word. Let's continue to inflate other people and make MJ taller.

And it doesn't matter if they are because two 194-195 cm guys are both sure fit first ballot hall of famers and two of the best to lace up and prob number 1 and 2 at that position. Their height means nothing. Oh and when was Pique measured at 193 cm (height said 194.7 but he was 193 according to the Internet) on the stadiometer? If it was in the morning which it likely was, he's 191 then not 192 or 193. So yes if Kobe is 4cm taller which he likely is or about 4. I know people who have seen and met jordan and have seen pics of 6'2 and 6'3 guys next to Jordan (who you call the same height as Kobe) and they aren't 2 and 3" shorter. They are maybe 1.5 and 2.5. I don't get how people close in height with these guys can call them 6'4-6'5 if they were in reality truly 6'5" at their lowest. That implies that they aren't. Keep in mind both wear sneaks most of the time so they'd always look 6'5 or more to the public always and wouldn't be called 6'4 by 1/2 of the general population and other half 6'5". What you don't understand and most don't is that I am a legit 194 cm guy myself. Friends who have met MJ said he's about as tall as I am. Of course he could be closer to 195 but I doubt a full 6'5 if more than one person has described a guy with egregiously long legs as 6'4 to 6'5 and are close in height with him.
BIGgame said on 17/Jul/16
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Crypto139 said on 16/Jul/16
It seems Kobe looked taller than Manning at the ESPYS. There was only one photo in which Manning looked taller and he had obvious camera advantage. Kobe is at least Manning's height.
James said on 16/Jul/16
And Kobe also looks 196 cm next to 192 cm Dwyane Wade:
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So Kobe looks 196 cm next to Piqué, Henry, Wade and Jordan. Still, Canson thinks Kobe could be 194 cm flat. Unbelievable.
James said on 16/Jul/16
Kobe looks 196 cm next to 188 cm Thierry Henry:

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He also looks 196 cm next to 193 cm listed (192 cm real height) Gerard Piqué:

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He looks exactly the same height (196 cm) as Michael Jordan:

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James said on 16/Jul/16
Canson you are constantly insisting on the same mistake. You are extremely dogmatic. There is no way Kobe could be 194 cm flat as you always say.

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What more evidence do you need?
Height said on 16/Jul/16
I don't agree that Pique is shorter than 192 cm Canson. He was measured with a stadiometer at 194.7 cm (morning most probably) and has a clear 10cm, if not 11 cm, on 182-183 cm Ivan Rakitic: Click Here

His absolute lowest is a solid 192 cm.
Height said on 16/Jul/16

Pictures where you can't see players feet/stance or where one of the players is closer to the camera are not good for comparing height with precision. Perhaps they are good for giving a general idea, but are not good for comparing with precision.
Canson said on 16/Jul/16
@Jake: I already said I haven't met those guys he mentioned. But do me a favor since you are so demonstrative. Why don't you enlighten us all with a picture of a 6'5.75 Lebron and explain how he slept in the gym where they were measured. Otherwise you have cause for suspicion. This site is subjective as we all know and we all just give our opinions and mine come from people who have met them and I've provided pics for my comparisons. So why don't you do the same or shut the eff up
Canson said on 16/Jul/16
@Height: the definition you have for "strong" 6'4" is incorrect. If that's his lowest, he'd be 6'5 at worst a weak 6'5. (Typically give people the full number if they're within 1/4"). My suspicion is Kobe is below 195 flat at his lowest. A strong 6'4 is what I am 6'4 3/8 194 cm at my lowest. 194.3-195 is weak 6'5. I do agree tho that MJ and he are the same height virtually. What I was saying is if one is taller than the other it'd likely be Kobe. I wasn't saying he def is. And I say it because Kobe looks the exact same as Carter while Carter is taller than Jordan by a hair. I'm beginning to think Carter is around 195 and the other two are 194.3-194.6 at their lowest
Canson said on 16/Jul/16
@RP: I noticed that too. Manning looks to be around 196 cm flat (in the papa john's commercials JJ Watt edges him out).

@Height: I agree with you but this is all subjective, all of us are. We all have our viewpoints and we are both pretty close in our estimates 6'4.5 vs 6'4.75 which isn't really noticeable. We really can't see a diff unless someone is a cm or more unless you look strictly at eye level. But 195 at Kobe's lowest is possible I agree, but I honestly think he drops to around 194.3-195 range. One thing to take into account is if his wife measured him at home at that height, we don't know what time of day or whether he was lounging around. I've done the experiment myself, if I lounge around and don't leave the house or lay down most of the day I don't get down as low either. I use KROC as reference as he said 194-195 which implies to me 6'4 1/2-5/8 from a guy who is a solid 6'5 maybe 6'5 1/8 himself. If I had to guess Kobe's as low as 6'4.5 but as high as 6'4.75 at his lowest so I'll split the diff and call him 6'4 5/8ish. I say what I say because I'm similar in height to these guys (he MJ and Barkley) and often get class'd 6'5" when I'm under 6'4 1/2 in reality. People round up so much.

But I will say as I know legit 195 people who are never guessed as 6'4 they always get 6'5. even someone like me who is an average 6'4.5 guy when I take into account my lowest of 6'4 3/8 then look at someone in a mirror. If that person is 3/8" taller I would not be able to tell if they are 3/8 or 1/2" just by looking at them and I'd class them as 6'5 myself. But another thing we all have to look at. Some of these guys we use for comparison in the NBA are self claiming their heights and even in later years the pre drafts while most are "at the time they measure in the morning" not all are correct. I see a lot of people using the pre drafts for reference but unless u compare two people in the same draft class that are verifiably measured at a certain time or same time the comparison is no good. For example if one person was measured in 04 (let's say Iggy) and one in 2010 (let's say Steph curry) Iggy will look closer to his height because we know for a fact that in 2009 that all measurements were morning going forward. My estimate for Iggy is in line with yours I'd say he's the same height as Draymond or maybe 1/4" taller. I suspect in other years that was the case as well but it's on record for 2009 and beyond.
RP said on 16/Jul/16
At the 2016 ESPY's Peyton Manning was 0.5" taller than Kobe Bryant on stage.
Canson said on 15/Jul/16
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Julius Randle's pre draft is 6'7 3/4 (morning) so subtract 1/2" min. No more than 6'7 1/4. Kobe looks 194-195 with him (6'4.5-.75)
Height said on 15/Jul/16
Canson, claiming that he is taller than MJ is simply speculating and being subjective. The difference between both is so little (maybe 2/3 mm or maybe no difference at all) that both should be considered the same. Both have similar body types (with Jordan having an edge in wingspan and hand size) and are virtual clones.

The evidence (next to Kaka, Pique, Djedovic) points out that Kobe is no lower than this listing 195 cm (precisely 6'4.752" /"strong 6'4") and perhaps even 0.5 cm taller (a hair under 6'5"), but I'm going to keep that half cm to myself and say he is 195 cm at his lowest.
Dawkins said on 15/Jul/16
197.5 cm out of bed,195.5 cm at night.
Canson said on 13/Jul/16
196-197 out of bed, 194-195 at his lowest
Canson said on 13/Jul/16
Don't know how MJ is 197 cm. Rodman has nearly 2" on him as does Phil Jackson. Don't think if Reggie Miller is 198cm himself that he'd call someone 0.5" shorter between 6'4-6'5. It's more likely Pique is only 191 and Kobe is 195
Canson said on 12/Jul/16
@James: you actually make valid points as well. Some pics are good. But enough people (in the NBA) have described MJ and Kobe between 6'4 and 6'5. I agree both aren't flat 6'4s and both likely over 6'5 when they wake. Kobe if anything would be the closest to 195 (194.8-.9) and MJ 194.5ish at least in my opinion subjectively. If someone is 195 at their lowest (6'4.77) and in higher shoes, they'd almost never be classified as 6'4. Be always 6'5 esp when people inflate heights the way they do
Height said on 11/Jul/16
@James agree that he looks 196 cm with Pique.
Height said on 11/Jul/16

Some of the pictures you have used to compare aren't useful for comparing since you can't see the stance or feet, especially the ones with MJ.

I used this one to compare them, MJ has a slightly wider stance than Kobe (making him shorter). So I'd say the are virtually the same height (or MJ is a hair taller):

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James said on 11/Jul/16
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Kobe and Jordan look EXACTLY the same height: 196 cm.
S.J.H said on 11/Jul/16
Atually kobe look a solid 196cm for many comparison. This prove why all 6'5 actors don't look tall as him and they're mostly 192-195cm range in real
Canson said on 9/Jul/16
In pics with Metta World Peace (6'5 1/2 out of his own mouth more likely 6'5.25-.5) and Rick Fox (6'5.5) Kobe looks 3/4"-1" shorter. I wouldn't put him above where Rob has him at the 6'4.75. He looks similar to Vince Carter as well (6'4.5-6'5 range too). If anything maybe he edges Jordan by 1/8-1/4"
James said on 9/Jul/16
Kobe is 196 cm, her wife measured him at night or with bad posture. And Michael Jordan is 197 cm. Let's see the strong empirical evidence.

Kobe compared with 192 cm listed Dwyane Wade (4-5 cm of difference):

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Kobe with 192 cm Piqué:

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Kobe with 188 cm Thierry Henry (9 cm of difference in the pic):

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And finally, let's compare Kobe with Jordan (1 cm of difference):

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Crypto139 said on 8/Jul/16
Honestly he does appear to be more than his 195 claim. A lot of other people that are celebrities in that range doesn't appear as tall as he does. Maybe 196 would fit better.
Canson said on 8/Jul/16
@J: you also have to look at the pics with Rick Fox. Fox has almost 2cm on Kobe. Fox is around 197 (I'd say precisely 6'5.5)-196.7 cm
Canson said on 8/Jul/16
@J: I doubt Kobe edges MJ by much at all. People who have met Kobe also say 194-195 (I'd guess around 6'4 5/8 for both poss) In fact some pics they look almost identical. I could see one as 6'4.75-.8 (maybe Kobe as he looks almost identical with Carter) and the other as maybe 6'4.5-.6 these are there lowest of course). Jordan can look maybe a whisker shorter than Carter
Canson said on 8/Jul/16
@Height: likewise. I respect you a lot because you are balanced. You downgrade when you do see appropriate at least!!!
J said on 7/Jul/16
Rob, this page needs your attention more. As linked in my previous message on here, throughout the site and elsewhere on the web as well as in person, to firmly establish that Kobe is at the very minimum 6ft 5 or 6ft 5.25 up to 6ft 5.5. Again, as it must be stated, Kobe has very bad posture. Far worse than the average NBA player or someone of his stature. When he stands up straight (which does not happen often and may not have happened when his wife measured him) he is shown to be taller than Jordan (this is one example). This can be seen in innumerable YouTube videos of their match ups in the 90s and beyond (1998, for a salient example). Again, Kobe has been shown to be over an inch taller than strong 6'4 individuals. Multiple google image searches of Kobe and Bill O'reilly will show you this. Again Rob, this needs your attention.
Canson said on 6/Jul/16
@Joao:absolutely right he doesn't look much taller and isn't. Draymond got a morning measurement. He likely is more like 6'5.25. I see guys on his team Iggy (legit 6'5.75) Iggy can look a solid 6'6 at times to be completely honest and Livingston 6'6'.25 edge him out. I'd say green would prob avg 6'5 3/8-6'5.5 for the day and drop to 6'5 1/8-.25 once the half inch is lost. In some pics tho he is taller than kobe
Height said on 6/Jul/16

Similar stance and body position (kind of mirroring each other), although MJ has a slightly wider stance, giving Kobe a slight advantage in height:

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They look the same.

If there is a difference between them, Jordan has it (since his stance is a tad wider), and it isn't more than 0.5 cm
Height said on 6/Jul/16

Really enjoyed reading your lengthy post and I must say you are lucky to have met and seen some of these guys, even the not so iconic ones like Bogans, Maxiell or Butler.
I've always understood your points and you make great ones by the way, and agree that all of this many times is opinion based. I upgrade or downgrade depending on my experience of watching these guys together on video and pictures. at the end of the day I think most people here are Basketball enthusiasts.
Height said on 6/Jul/16

That picture is not a good one, since you can´t see their feet and stance.

Can't you see the obvious pattern there? 3 cms knockoff NBA listed heights. Chris Mullin 3 cm taller than MJ? 1cm perhaps if you happen to have watched both of them during their careers. Although some of the alleged Barcelona measurements may be a match, all of them are still a 3 cm knockoff, just like in many of the other olympic tournaments (like atlanta 96 and sydney 2000)
Canson said on 5/Jul/16
@James: I respect your opinion but seeing your posts you tend to upgrade the majority of the people that I've seen you comment on, just like you claim I don't know what I'm talking about. And saying what if his wife measured him at night? I highly doubt it but So what. Who the hell cares? If we give credence to a "bogus" "inflated" out of bed measurement why is that no good? That's the problem with the mentality here is to "slob" on someone just because they're Kobe Bryant or MJ etc instead of being objective. They have to be a certain height because they're them. Common knowledge is that 1.5" is added. Either way how can you tell a difference between 194.3 cm and 194.9? That's 1/4". I sure can't and I am 6'4.5 myself (194.3 avg) even if I am right in front of someone. Even then I have 6'5 friends who are sometimes close in height with me or can appear the same or even a lot taller depending on footwear or if one is on the feet longer etc
Canson said on 5/Jul/16
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I like first hand encounters best. As mentioned by KROC as well (194-195). 6'4.5 as stated here
Canson said on 5/Jul/16
@Height: as for the 194/195 thing you mentioned. Two of the primary people Thst met Jordan and Barkley both are 6'2 and 6'3. One of them the 6'3 guy says they're 6'4-6'5 the other the 6'2 guy said Jordan is "my height" and when he met Barkley he said Charles looked 6'4 to him. Another friend met Kobe who is 6'1. He said Kobe looked 6'4 1/2 as well. Of course none of these is 100% accurate but then again one thing nobody here takes into account. And I mean nobody does. What if person A measured 6'4 an hour to two out of bed. He could be 6'3 1/2 or 5/8 at his mid or late afternoon height, Person B may have measured 6'4 3/8-1/2 at their afternoon height). So yes person B will be nearly an inch taller. I have to give more credence to the afternoon measurer especially because an hour out of bed you are still under the "laying height". So when I say these things I'm using common sense. But you are more than right in that I have not met Kobe Jordan Barkley or Carter up close. Now Barkley I did (didn't say this earlier) see once but from a distance same as DR J and of course if we are close in height I can't tell unless I'm in front of him
Canson said on 5/Jul/16
@Height: I understand what you are saying and I don't take any offense at all. We are all debating (in good fun) and It is a good question. Unfortunately, I do not have any that I can upload with NBA players. Many were Long in the past (when I played in HS and college for a few yrs) and not on a phone. I met Melo in the last few months but unfortunately didn't get a pic with him. I am honest in saying he looked as listed 6'6.25 looked adequate enough. Definitely not under a flat 6'6 at his lowest. He had me by 1.5-2". Looked a very weak 2" to where it could've been 1.5 but he isn't anything under 6'6. That I know. It wasn't professional to take a pic in a restaurant in that area but I did stand right in front of him to talk to him (I actually met him years ago but he was in high school as he is a few years younger than me). I do have some with FB players however and a hockey player. But as for NBA ball players I've met Muggsy (he was very short). Caron butler (looks as listed, definitely isn't under 6'5 not over 6'5.5) he was slightly taller than me, with Keith Bogans (we are very close in height- as listed). (played against him), Harvey (6'8.5ish). I also saw Dr J but was not directly in front of him was from a distance so couldn't get a read on his height. I've also met a few others like Larry Johnson (when I was in college years ago and he was at the end of his career with New York). LJ Wasn't much taller than me and was "similar" to Butler. Both Are easy 6'5-6'5.25 likely. Brown is 6'10 (of course it's hard to tell with him because he towered me). Jason Maxiell 6'4-6'5. He didn't look any taller than I am and is listed 6'7 lol. Maybe he had me by a cm and couldn't tell. TJ ford (was under 6'0 is all I can say prob 5'10). Kirk Hinrich is 6'2, Scott Padgett looked 6'8/6'9. Devin Ebanks looked 6'6 1/2-6'7. Some of the other guys that play today I played against over the years as well.

However you are correct. I've never met those 4 you mention but I do trust the eyes and words and knowledge of their teammates over some of the comparison we use here esp older players who have no measurement on record. In addition others here on Celebheights have said something to the effect of Kobe being 194-195 (KROC who is 6'5 said it), MJ being 194-195 (two people on his page have said he's either 6'4.75 or about the same height as another 194 guy). I've heard many people say he is between 6'4-6'5 and 195 at someone's lowest will be 6'5 esp in his sneakers. But I don't think any of them is a solid 194. What I said was "average" 6'4.5-.75 for all of them (said it many times). I don't see them below 6'4.5 at worst my exact height 6'4.4 at my lowest. But For some reason everyone takes 194 as 6'4.25 or something and I never said that. Btw 6'4.25 is still 193.7.

Problem is, The other guys that you, me, and everyone else compares these guys against, it is possible they aren't the height they claim #1, #2 knowledge that height varies throughout the day, it's not far fetched. Really, none of us is good enough to tell what a 6'4.25 person looks like vs a 6'4 person up close. None of us can tell from pics and none of these pics is ideal. Proportions, etc vary. But I will say, that when people have met MJ or Barkley or Kobe etc and one half says 6'4 the other half 6'5, that conventional wisdom tells me they are all somewhere in between. It's also possible that a "supposed 6'4" like Pique if he measured 6'4 flat on a stadio meter in the AM (just using an example) that he may not measure that at the end of the day. Proportions vary and height varies through the day.

Lastly, I know for you that you are objective and are looking and "see what you see". But others here automatically want to "upgrade" or make someone a certain height just because they Are Michael Jordan or Kobe Bryant or anyone else. They tend to bring everyone else up along with them (like Charles Barkely) because he is taller or "appears taller" than other guys do next to him. I trust enough resources that have met Barkley to know he's not over 6'5 and doesn't even look that to most people. I trust his teammates, GMs, opponents, Etc. I've never heard one person say he's 6'6 or 6'5 1/2 etc. they all say he's under 6'5 some even say 6'4. I mean Dan Majerle, Moses Malone, Joe Klein, etc. To be honest that is far more credible than pictures posted here with compromised angles and some of the biased people here who compare him to others esp Jordan just so that don't have to downgrade his Airness. That's what I'm getting at. So me I'm not downgrading anyone. I go off what "reliable" sources have said and also have common sense to know someone like Barkley isn't any taller because he (as a power forward) would've easily been overlisted more than under. it is also common knowledge that many players usually were 1.5" shorter than listed almost all players were. Now a days it's closer to 2" when they measure early like they do.
Canson said on 5/Jul/16
@James: have you ever met Kobe Bryant? I have not but I doubt you have either. But KROC has met him tho and he said he's between 194-195 (KROC is 196) so he could tell. I think if Kobe isn't 6'4.5-.625 that Brad wouldn't have seen a difference like that. He would've just said he's 6'5. Brad is 198 and said Kobe is a strong 6'4 on Jordan's page. By the way, I didn't say he is a solid 194. I put him around 6'4.5 (194.3-194.5). Kobe did claim he's 6'4.5 before as well. Everyone here goes off "because so and so claims this and looks this in a picture." You do know that many of the people here can't tel a difference (I sure can't) between 194.5 and 195 if I'm not standing right in front of the person nor do we know if the objects (people comparing against are truly what they claim). Instead we inflate people to keep them in line.
Joâo said on 4/Jul/16
There's no much difference between him and Draymond Green who is 6'5.75'' barefoot according to draftexpress.

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In a lot of photos Jordan is shorter than both Barkley and Kobe and was listed 6'4'' in the 92 olympics (but also remember him listed 195cm in the spanish tv at the start of the olympic matches. Click Here 0:54) Why he gets a taller listing? Rob, are you a fan of the 90s Bulls?
Height said on 4/Jul/16

Likewise! You do too and I really like it when you tell your insiders stories or find old newspaper links!
Canson said on 2/Jul/16
@Height: they said pique's stadio was 193.4 or .04. I didn't see 194.7. That makes sense if he was that on the morning. Thatd make Kobe around 195 maybe 194.5 afternoon. You make good points though and it's fun to debate with you!
Height said on 2/Jul/16

Could you please share some of the pictures you have taken with the basketball players you have met? I bet you have at least one picture, you seem to be be pretty sure about Kobe's, Carter's, Jordan's, and Barkley's height even though you haven't seen them or met them. I hope you take this the right way but my guess is that you are only being logical from what other people have told you and not by the experience of meeting/watching them, and that they are actually a tad taller than the alleged 6'4.5" people who have met them (how can a 194 cm guy in front of a 195 cm guy on the street or hotel/restaurant notice such a subtle difference? Even me with my sharp nit picky eyes wouldn't notice).

99 % of the evidence through the years points that they are not below 195cm (and for that not any taller than 195.5 cm).

The evidence of Kobe with measured people who are shorter and a little taller is very clear to point he isn't as low as 194 cm.
James said on 2/Jul/16
@Canson You are completely wrong. You are saying that 194 cm is a possibility for Kobe. Nope. As demonstrated by @Height, Kobe is no less than 195 cm.
Height said on 1/Jul/16
@Canson And 195 cm is strong 6'4". All I'm saying is that him under 195 cm doesn't make sense especially with all the evidence of him with measured people like Kaka, Pique, Djedovic. If he can pull off a 196-197 next to Pique and Kaka and a 196 next to Djedovic, it makes sense that his lowest is 195 cm.
Height said on 30/Jun/16

Football medicals never measure players with shoes.
Canson said on 30/Jun/16
@Height: enough people have met him (Brad being one) Kroc being another. Along with others I have heard and seen online to say Kobe's a strong 6'4. Remember Brad is 6'6 but KROC is 6'5 himself and called him 194-195
Canson said on 29/Jun/16
@Height: was that in shoes or barefoot?
Height said on 29/Jun/16
@Canson Piqué was measured 194.7 cm in the morning with a stadiometer. There is very little chance that he drops below 192 cm at the end of the day. Plus he is not the only proof, Kaká and Djedovic close to Kobe proof that is not 193 cm or 194 cm, which are too low. There is no way he can appear 4 cm-5cm taller than Piqué or 10 cm-11cm taller than Kaká at just 194cm.

195 cm -195.5 cm barefoot is more precise.
Canson said on 28/Jun/16
@Height: agreed he isn't 193. But prob 194.5 same as Jordan at most 6'4 5/8. Pique is prob 6'4 in shoes so prob more along the lines of 191 afternoon height
Canson said on 28/Jun/16
Pique looks 191. Maybe he's 193 in shoes. That's gonna put Kobe 194-195 range 6'4.5ish
Alex said on 27/Jun/16
Yep, 194 barefoot is right
Canson said on 27/Jun/16
Alex: that's a bit low for him. He's 194.5 avg. 6'4 1/2-5/
He's the same size as Colin Kapernick and Michael Jordan
Height said on 27/Jun/16

Check out Kobe next to 186 cm - 186.5 cm Kaka:

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That is what a 10 cm - 11 cm difference looks like.

Next to 192 cm Piqué (right before slouching for the group photo):

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That's what a 4 cm difference looks like.

Next to 199.5 cm Nihad Djedovic (measured by Bayern Munchen):

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That is what a 3 cm - 4cm difference looks like.

He is not shorter than the 195 cm listing Rob has given him (195.5 cm in my opinion, a strong 195 guy).
Height said on 26/Jun/16
@Alex that is pushing a bit too far I think.

His pal Gerard Piqué is 192 cm and Kobe easily has like 4cm on him.
Canson said on 26/Jun/16
@Alex: probably more like 194 barefoot and 197+ in shoes. I can't see him as 6'5 or over but don't see him as 6'4 flat. He and Jordan are both around 6'4.5 along with Barkley
Alex said on 25/Jun/16
He is a true 193 cm barefoot and 195-196 in shoes
Canson said on 23/Jun/16
@Rampage: I'll take it one step further. Don't underestimate 194 or never falling below even193 as towering heights. Those are true 6'4 solid to strong 6'4s at that. Not the kinda knockoff 6'4 where someone walks around and is 191 or even 190 at night because the doctor measured them at 6'3 1/2 in the morning or 6'3 3/4 and never told them how tall they really were LOL. See a lot of that
Canson said on 22/Jun/16
no way Lebron is under maybe 6'6.5. Kobe isn't a full 6'5 however. He's in between 6'4-6'5 avg height. He's another one guessed between 6'4 or 5 by many
123 said on 18/Jun/16
not a troll James been posting since spring 2011
truth said on 18/Jun/16
Did she use a stool to measure him? XD (sorry, but I had to, this **** is just too funny).
Editor Rob
it's likely, they use chairs to measure many tall players.
James said on 17/Jun/16
@123 Lebron 196 cm? Internet troll detected.

Compare Lebron with Wade:
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In these pics, he looks 16 cm taller. There is no way Lebron is less than 201 cm.
123 said on 16/Jun/16
kobe himself claims to be six-four flat and six-five in sneakers, also his wife measured him at 6'4 3/4, I think he was measured in the morning, and at his low he is 6'3 3/4, Kobe is six four flat like he says, LeBron is six-six 196cm, dwyane wade is 188cm, Michael Jordan is 193cm, (the ball players get 2 inch inflation often)
Editor Rob
I think it's more likely he was just under 6ft 5 later in the day.
Peterson188cm said on 10/Jun/16
196cm 197cm is perfect for Kobe. 195 cm is ridiculous. 6ft 5 is the minimum for him. My opinion!
Celebheights 6'1.5 said on 7/Jun/16
With Novak Djokovic and Alexander Ovechkin:

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If Kobe Bryant isn't wearing elevator shoes (or if this ground isn't uneven), then they both appear to be overlisted by him.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 26/May/16
He looks huge in that photo. Don't underestimate 195cm as a towering height.
James said on 25/May/16
I wanted to say: "Maybe HIS wife measured him at night". Sorry, English is not my native language.
Editor Rob
it may well be a low mark and during the day he looks a 6ft 5 to people.
James said on 25/May/16
Maybe her wife measured him at night...
James said on 24/May/16
@James You are right. Kobe is 6 ft 5 in (196 cm).
Compare him to 6 ft 4 listed (probably 6 ft 3.5) Gerard Piqué:
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And please... choose another nickname. There is only one place for the name James in I am the real one.
James said on 21/May/16
Rob, why not upgrade Kobe to at least 6'5 if everyone thinks he's 6'7 and when he entered the NBA at age 18 he was listed as 6'6? Also, most players that entered the draft back then had their listed height without shoes unlike now everyone's height is with them
Canson said on 16/May/16
Lol@James: don't see why he would say he's 6'4.5/.75 if he is taller
Leo said on 16/May/16
Hi rob, how tall would you say is the swimmer next to kobe in this picture Click Here
Editor Rob
anywhere between 5ft 11 and 6ft range
James said on 10/May/16
Rob, Kobe needs an upgrade. Anything under 6'5 is nonsense
Canson said on 3/May/16
@J: why Kobe would downgrade himself is a mystery? Btw Conan ain't 6'4 he's 6'3. I agree O'Reilly may be 6'4 tho
J said on 2/May/16
Rob, I think you should consider upgrading Kobe to 6'5, or even 6'5.5. He has notoriously bad posture. This is uncontroversial. I have some images of him next to Conan O'Brien and Bill O'reilly - two men with strong 6'4 statures. As a bonus, I included a picture with Michael Jordan - where Kobe is exhibiting his terrible posture once again and it is clear he has the advantage, even with his less than mediocre posture.

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jack92 said on 28/Apr/16
impossible that kobe is under six-five he is really tall. IF kobe is the six-four as listed what is Obama then six-foot on the dot? LOL, what about dwyane wade I guess he must now be six-two? please dear editor come around and see sense, you posters are dilliusional, he is six-five BARE MINIMUM
MD said on 17/Apr/16
With a 6'2.5" Michael Phelps:

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Clinton said on 14/Apr/16
@height. Steven Gerrard is more of 179cm not up to 182
5ft10guy said on 7/Apr/16
I think kobe a solid 6ft5 then almost.Hes taller then dwade and nick young . And it looks alittle more then an inch for dwade
thetruth said on 5/Apr/16
Rob : how tall do you think Deangelo russel is based on theese photos with kobe Click Here Click Here Click Here Click Here
He is listed at 6 foot 5 on wiki.
177-178 cm guy said on 19/Feb/16
Is this an inch between him and Wade Rob?

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Editor Rob
yeah it could be near an inch if the picture was blown up a bit bigger.
Height said on 15/Feb/16

I'm an advocate of the metric system too! Much more precise than feet, inches and fractions.
Peterson188cm said on 12/Feb/16
197cm is perfect for him!
S.J.H said on 11/Feb/16
Just use in cemtimeters that kobe mid eye level look like 11.75cm to 12.0cm as most 6'5 guy mid eye level were right on 12cm to 12.5cm. This account kobe to look slightly taller than average guy his height. But i strong doubt that obama might have loss 0.25 at 6'0.75 since he make kobe look a comfortable 6'5 guy. Just my estimate below

Kobe 195-195.3cm
Obama 184.8cm-185.1cm
plus said on 21/Jan/16
Yes, Kobe's eyes frame is really high. Average people has their eyes 10-12 down the top of their heads. Kobe has their eyes like at 6-7 cms. He will make people look tiny
Editor Rob
6-7cms is maybe a bit small, although when he raises his eyelevel it could look 8-9cm in some photos I noticed.
Andrea said on 13/Jan/16
Rob, how long would you say his head is? You've said more than once that he has a small head and eyelevel...
Editor Rob
for 6ft 5 he doesn't have a big head, but a smaller eyelevel than average for his height and is more prone to having a positive tilt (raising his eyelevel slightly). It probably still is a fraction over 9 inches
Rifle said on 10/Jan/16
If Kobe is 6'4.75", how tall is this guy?

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Editor Rob
in the picture can appear 6ft 9 range
S.J.H said on 18/Dec/15

Believe or not Lamar was 6'9 without shoe and yes he look 4" taller than Kobe
Dan said on 21/Nov/15
I'd say about 6'5", not 6'6", Lamar Odom is listed as 6'10" and looks more than 4" taller than Kobe.
Canson said on 10/Nov/15
The more I see of he and nick young and he and other similarly sized players the more he looks a weak 6'5 than 6'4. He is likely between 6'4.5-.75 somewhere in there with the former being close to his low most likely. I def see at least 6'5 maybe even a quarter above out of bed.
joe @@ said on 10/Sep/15
in most parts of the pictures he has bad posture he seemed a little taller than usain bolt
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 6/Sep/15
Rob, could he be as low as 194cm?
Editor Rob
I don't think he looks that the almost 6ft 5 range is what he looks at his low.
STAT said on 30/Aug/15
There's this namesake of Kobe B. who's a highschool player here in LA, Kobe Paras(?) is he a legit 6'6-6'7 guy or is he probably listed a bit higher like the Mamba?
MD said on 25/Aug/15
Probably should tell you more abou Gerard's listing than Kobe's...
Height said on 20/Aug/15
Kobe and Steven Gerrard (183cm/182cm). Looks like he has at least 15cm on Gerrard:

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joe said on 24/Jul/15
Lillo Thomas says on 22/Jul/15
Lillo Thomas said on 22/Jul/15
Hello , you are the one that is wrong. All those heights you listed are sneaker heights. And we are discussing barefoot heights . Jordan is about 6'6 in shoes , barefoot 6'5 or a little under. Wade is 6'3 at best without shoes . 6'4 is his sneaker height. Kobe Bryant is 6'6 in sneakers. And barefoot about 6'5 or a little under.
Hello said on 21/Jul/15
Koba bryant is 6'6(1.98m)
Michael jordan is 6'6(1.97m)
Dwyane wade is 6'4(1.93m)
You guys were wrong
JohnnySmall said on 18/Jul/15
with 6-2 or so Ovechkin (whom ive seen also billed from 6-1 to 6-3)
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i dunno. i see like 5.5 inches bw them.
decide yourself, heres ovechkin with phelps, who is 6-3 max. alex is more on the 6-1 range?
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i came up to conclusion that kobe s height here is legit, many others are oeverestimated.
Matthew said on 16/Jul/15
Rifle says on 14/Jul/15
Do you think ex NBA srar bill Russell was 6'10 at peak?


I've seen the figure 6'9 5/8" associated with him in his playing days.
Rifle said on 14/Jul/15
Do you think ex NBA srar bill Russell was 6'10 at peak?
Editor Rob
never really looked at him
joe 193cm night said on 6/Jul/15
Yamato says on 4/Jul/15
you're all completely wrong kobe is much higher than wade
Yamato said on 4/Jul/15
Kobe and wade almost look the same Click Here
Lorne??? said on 2/Jul/15
Further proof of what we already know; that NBA heights are taken I'm the morning.

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As you can see, Pat Conn. measured 6ft4(barefoot) at the combine, yet earlier this year he measured 6ft3.75.(oddly enough, his reach was longer in the New England measurement!).

But it's clear to me that was a later measurement. So this guy(whom I actually like; he seemed like a solid player at Notre Dame, though I don't watch college b-ball, except Notre Dame playoff games this year) is touted as a 6ft5 SG prospect, yet he's actually a fraction under 6'4. Boy, I bet Hollywood loves getting pics taken with B-ball players. :)

(And FYI, he didn't grow a quarter inch between measurements, the man is 22 years old, and both measurements were taken this year, likely within weeks of each other.)
Lorne??? said on 26/Jun/15
Stephen curry supposedly measured 6'2 barefoot...

Anyway, here is a list of the 2015 NBA pre-draft heights, both barefoot, and in shoes.

And it's ridiculous. They're are several players gaining a full 2 inches from footwear! And this one guy, at the top of the list(last name Brown) is supposedly getting 3 inches of footwear! (6ft5.5 barefoot, 6ft8.5 in shoes)! Surely that is an error, but the large portion of players gaining 1.5-2 inches from footwear shows me that these players know exactly what they're doing. No b-ball shoe I know of gives 2 inches, even Shox give like 1.4.

My point/question is, are some of these guys wearing lifts to the combine???

(And, having watched some of the draft coverage, height was mostly given in shoes)

Oh, here's the link:
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joe 193cm night said on 18/Jun/15
Stephen Curry does not seem 6'3 with kobeClick Here
WalkingTall6ft3.35 inches said on 14/Jun/15
I'm beginning to think Kobe could be 6'5 at least.In these photos he's with 2 legit 6'7 guys as measured in draft barefoot according to draftexpress.
With Tracy Mcgrady(scroll down a bit to see): Click Here
With Trevor Ariza: Click Here

He definitely looks taller than 195cm.....
Tall Guy 192cm said on 12/Jun/15
Kobe does look to be about 6'5" or a little over 6'5" barefooted, quite possibly be 6'5.75" right after we gets out of bed. I think her wife might of had underestimated his height by half an inch, and he could of might been a little more over 6'5" like 6'5.25". I am saying this because I had the same experience back when I was 17 soon to be 18 when my mom measured me at 5'11.5" (182cm) which I knew it was wrong, as I had measured my self before at exactly 6 feet. Though, now at 27 years of age I am now measured 6'3.5" (192cm) so I grew about 3.5" to 4" inches in height. The thing that I find funny is that at the DMV office right before we were leaving with my mom the place, she noticed they had a height ruler thing and told me to stand straight to measure me against door and apparently she told I was a little over 6'6" which I find hard to believe. Anyways, I wonder how how tall will I be measured if I was in the NBA, when I am only 6'3.5" in height.
G said on 7/Jun/15
Put up steph curry
joe 193cm night said on 3/Jun/15
here kobe with Oscar Schmidt 205 cmClick Here
jjg943 said on 3/Jun/15
6'4 1/2-6'4 3/4 barefeet to a legit 6'6" in sneakers👌...
joe 193cm night said on 29/May/15
he was with the late michael clarke duncan tried to bring images
Lorne??? said on 29/May/15
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This may have been mentioned, but it's hard to see just 195 with legit 193cm Conan O' Brian
joe 193cm night said on 26/May/15
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joe 193cm night said on 26/May/15
kobe is strong 195cmClick Here
Lorne??? said on 23/May/15
Anyone have a guess on Tim Duncan? He's taller than Deandre Jordan(pre-draft measurement 6ft9.75) and really can look 6'11, yet is shorter than Kevin Garnett(6ft11-11.5). I'm guessing 6'10.5 or so?
Lorne??? said on 18/May/15
@Andrea: 192cm is definitely possible for Harden, I didn't mean that he was 6'3 flAt, but I simply can't see a full 6ft4. I mean there looks more than an inch between him and Kobe(who is supposedly "just" 195cm), and he's a bit shorter than Nick Young, ho you yourself pointed out can look barely 6'4 himself(though I do think he could measure 6ft4.25). But it's hard to tell with basketball players, because there talk, and the measurements aren't always reliable. Harden can look anywhere between 6'3 and 4; and could very well be 6ft3.5-75; but he just doesn't look 6'4 to me.

King Felipe, can look between 6'4 and 5 himself, but the pics would be interesting.

It's funny you mentioned Harden, a sportswriter who wrote an article about how both the NBA and most universities lie about players heights,(I can't recall the exact players) but he specifically mentions Hardens 6'4 measurement as matching up with his university height(which also listed him 6'4.) So maybe he's closer to that mark than the other players I listed. :)
Bishop said on 17/May/15
I think he is at least this height, with a good chance to be 6'5". He makes a lot of guys look shorter than listed.
Andrea said on 15/May/15
Lorne, that James Harden guy actually looked very similar to King Felipe (in some pictures slightly taller, in others slightly shorter) while having maybe a bit more shoe! I doubt Felipe would be more than 0.5 inches taller than that guy. So, James Harden at 6'3 would put King Felipe at 6'3-6'3.5! You sure about that? He was listed at 6'5.5 and clearly never looked that tall to me but i don' think he'd be below 6'4 to be fair! Of course Arch even guessed him near 6'6, based on his proportions, which is madness :)
Lorne??? said on 11/May/15
Ok, I am starting to believe that even the NBA's so called pre-draft "measurements" are crap. I mean I understand that many may be morning measuremnts, but I have found multiple players who are at least 2cm less than what they supposedly measured, and in some cases 2-3 inches shorter than their team listings. Here are some examples:

Nick Young: listed 6'7, pre draft measurement supposedly 6ft5, yet in reality he is shorter than Kobe Bryant, who has claimed 6'4.75, though he could very well be the full 6'5. So that means Nick Young, is maybe, 6ft4.25, and can barely look 6ft4 at times.

Jeremy Lin- He has been listed 6'4(a height he has also claimed), and supposedly measured 6ft3, yet he doesn't really look over 6'2 at time, and Rob now has him listed 6ft2.25.

James Harden's pre-draft was supposedly 6'4, but he's clearly closer to 6ft3...

They're are other examples, but did all of these men really measure nearly an inch taller than they are by the afternoon? To be fair, talk guys like them will likely drop a full inch from morning to night, and could very well drop a good 3cm. But still, morning height drops incredibly fast; I know I can drop half an inch in 2 hours. Just seems quite odd.

Anyway, my point is that even the pre-draft measurements seem quite dubious, although some look accurate(for example, Kyle Korver is listed 6'7, but his predraft measurement was 6ft5.25, I think, an he really does look around 6'5, and I can believe Jeff Teague measured 6ft0.25(hi tem listing is 6'2, pre-draft 6ft0.25) so it seems a 50/50 split.

Also, I'm not sure what Steve Nash measured(pre draft measurements weren't required at that time, and they are hard to find) but I don't even think he's quite a full 6'1, he could be as low as 6ft0.5, but I give him 6ft0.75. A slightly unrelated note, just saying)
b-mint1994 said on 29/Apr/15
@joe 193cm night: His dad is listed at 6'9" online.
joe 193cm night said on 27/Apr/15
The father of Kobe, is quite highClick Here
Andrea said on 24/Apr/15
Sure! Post the photos then ;)
KROC said on 23/Apr/15
Yes Andrea, I actually have met all of these players. Google Rucker Park shortie;)
joe 193cm night said on 21/Apr/15
kobe 194,5cm and 19´5 and 196,5 pela manhã Click Here
joe 193cm night said on 17/Apr/15
To beginning to think he can look 195.6cm by the afternoon
joe 193cm night said on 17/Apr/15
Rob, 6'5.75 (197) possible in the morning
Editor Rob
he could be that and shrink to just under 6ft 5.
Bishop said on 15/Apr/15
That's because Young isn't 6'7". His draft height is listed as 6'5", although most would agree he's closer to 6'4". Kobe can look taller than this at times.
b-mint1994 said on 13/Apr/15
Kobe looks quite a bit taller than Nick Young and he's supposedly 6'7"....
joe 193cm night said on 10/Apr/15
sorry for writing in Portuguese had forgotten
joe 193cm night said on 9/Apr/15
rob such make a page for Tom Brady
joe 193cm night said on 8/Apr/15
kobe and tom Brady, rob acha que Tom é 6´4.25 Click Here
heightwise said on 31/Mar/15
I think he looks a hair over 6'5. It definitely fits when compared to Lebron. Has never looked small/undersized on court. Just a humble guy when it comes to height.
Andrea said on 20/Mar/15
O yeah, of course you met him ;) And you also met Kobe, Chris Paul and all the other basketball players, right?
KROC said on 16/Mar/15
Yes I've seen Rick Fox in person. He is 196-197cm so your right on the money Rob. Kobe is 194-195cm at best.
joe 193cm night said on 12/Mar/15
I think Kobe has an average head do not think guys like Manganiello would not be higher than it
Andrea said on 11/Mar/15
Totally agree with you, Tunman. It is true that he can pull off looking over 6'5 in most of the photos but there are also pictures where he doesn't, like those with Rob Gronkowski... He also doesn't look taller than Rick Fox, who is 6'5 range too! 6'4 or 6'5 in sneaks is indeed a big joke! I mean, if he really were as low as 6'4, most of the people on here would need a drastic downgrading! I think he was talking "in general" and just came out with 6'4, but there's noway he's as low as that! In any case, his wife has measured him, i'm wondering how reliable is a "measurement" like that!
Tunman said on 10/Mar/15
yeah,Lorne Young is more likely 6'4 range.
Anyways Kobe is really modest about his height.6'4 or 6'5 in sneaks is a joke.
I don't know but I'm feeling his wife measured him after a long day of training.
A real possibility that 6'4.75 is his absolute lowest.
That could be a first explanation to why he looks so often a strong 6'5
Andrea said on 10/Mar/15
Rob, what is the "shot of all player"? Kobe looks taller than him in every picture i've seen and it is not just a cm or something like that, it seems quite a noticeable difference! I would have guessed Nick between 6'3 and 6'4 next to Kobe, if i didn't know the "measurement"...
Editor Rob
there's a group shot and difference might only be a fraction.
We know a proportion of nba measurements might be within an hour out of bed.
Lorne said on 8/Mar/15
Yeah, pictures are deceptive. But the point is, Kobe is taller than a guy who supposedly measured 6ft5,(believe me, I actually watch lakers B-ball). Personally, I'm thinking the 6'5 is maybe a morning measurement, and young is closer to 6'4(a la Tim Tebow) but either way, it is yet another incident of Kobe looking 6ft5+.
Lorne said on 7/Mar/15
I thought Lebron was listed 6ft7.5, that is why I asked about downgrading. But 6his 6ft7.25 draft measurement I can live with. I'm still not sold on 2.5 inches between them, though.

And that first pic is terrible for judging height, but they're looks 2 inches between them. Believe me, I'm an NBA fan, and Kobe looks a 6ft5er, though as Rob has mentioned, small head, eye level gives illusion of being taller.
height said on 7/Mar/15
2 inch difference (5 cm aprox.) between Kobe and Lebron is right.

Kobe Bryant: 6'4.5"/ 6'4.75" (194.3 cm / 195 cm)
Lebron James: 6'6.25" / 6'6.5" (198.8 cm / 199.3 cm)
WalkingTall6ft3.35 inches said on 1/Mar/15
Lebron has 2+ inches on Kobe it's a no brainer:
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Lorne said on 24/Feb/15
Are you going to downgrade Steve Nash and Lebron James, Rob?

No way in hell Nash is 6'1 with Kobe at 195cm(though I always suspected Nash was more 184cm anyway) and Lebron looks barely 2 inches taller than him, so even 6'7 is generous.

But I am glad to see some NBA heights on here, I actually watch the NBA. :)

Good job, Rob, you keep improving the site!
S.J.H said on 22/Feb/15
If Kobe stand no taller than 6'4.75 therefore Dwyane Wade should be 6'2.75 and Lebron James 6'6.75 at best
joe 192cm said on 9/Feb/15
he has two cm solids on Tom Brady I think Brady is 6'3.5 (192) NFL usually rounds a few times
b-mint said on 25/Jan/15
Have you thought of doing hockey player heights Rob?
Editor Rob
not really considered them, basketball is probably one of the most interested sports in which height gets discussed a lot.
MrTBlack said on 23/Jan/15
My co-workers still think this guy is 6'6" when he claimed 6'5". (Shakes head) people just get so upset when they find out that their favorite aren't as tall as they are listed.
Tall Guy said on 17/Jan/15
When I was 16 I as 6'5 barefoot and I seen Kobe in person and he wasn't as me, I can see over his head. I just turned 18 standing 6'6 barefoot, seeing him again after a laker game I have quite a few inches over him than before
5ft10guy said on 17/Jan/15
this really throws me off since I've seen pictures where he's noticebly taller then wade
Andrea said on 17/Jan/15
How tall do you think Big Magic is? Between 6'7 and 6'8? Has he ever been measured officially?
Editor Rob
Magic claims to be 6ft 9...although that is unlikely, somewhere in 6ft 7 range.
Tunman said on 16/Jan/15
Well he indeed looked nearly 3" shorter than Kobe but he seemed at least the same as Tony Hawk,if not a fraction taller.
the pic with Colin proves he's no more than 6'2.5 and possibly even 6'2.25 but as I said many people will need to be downgraded and Hawk can't be 6'3 any longer.
Quite funny that even tall guys want to boost themselves,I could have understood that need from a short/average man.
Andrea said on 16/Jan/15
Tunman, even 6'2.5 is pretty generous next to a Kobe! He doesnt even look 6'2 with him, let alone 6'3! Of course i'm not saying i believe he's under 6'2 but i think he might measure anywhere between 6'2 and 6'2.5! His "almost 6'4" claim is pretty optimistic!
Tunman said on 15/Jan/15
Rob,you downgraded Phelps to 6'2.5? I thought he was a good 6'3 honestly.
that done,maybe some listings could become questionable
Is tony hawk still 6'3?
Also phelps at 189 max would put Missy Franklin at 183 max,and Ryan Lochte at 184 max...hmmm,are most sportsmen's listings fake by 1"+?
Editor Rob
I think most of the nfl listings seem legit, as they can usually show actors or some others as being less than their claims.
joe 192cm said on 15/Jan/15
Rob, this image of Colin kaepernick very michael phelps'm downgraded the suppression talves a measurement error or else the height of the morning
Andrea said on 15/Jan/15
Did you meet Rick Fox, Rob? How tall did he look to you? I've seen him in Oz and i would have guessed him more 6'5.5 than a full 6'6...
Editor Rob
yes he was at a starfury convention with eliza a few years ago and a guy like Cudmore looks noticeably taller, I'd guess he was over 6ft 5 but a full 6ft 6 I didn't think.
Andrea said on 15/Jan/15
So, you cam't explain all those things, huh? Downgrade Phelps to 6'2 max and Lisa to 6'4 if you wanna be coherent!
Editor Rob
it's true that Phelps could be max 189cm, there was a photo of him with 6ft 4 5/8ths Colin who has at least 0.3 in less footwear...
Duhon said on 14/Jan/15
I think Kobe is a full 6'5". Click Here #21 on his left Kareem Rush was measured at 6'4.75" in the draft, and you can see Kobe edges him by a bit.

Editor Rob
and Rick Fox the other side.

I've seen Fox up close at a convention and he didn't even look 6ft 6...
Tunman said on 14/Jan/15
Rob,maybe this guy is downplaying his height?I'm really 6'4 I'm probably 6'5 with sneaks.Clearly he's taller than that.Now his wife said she measured him at 6'4.75 is perhaps not the most "scientific"measurement
Did she use stadiometer,aerosol,book?did she stood on a chair to perform the measurement?all legit questions that deserve answers.
I have no doubts he's near that mark but I wouldn't exclude a full 6'5.I'm not sure he's shorter than guys like Jordan or Bolt,actually he's rather taller.
joe 192cm said on 14/Jan/15
Andrea, the own kobe said I'm probably 6-5 in sneaks But just between you and me, I'm really 6-4
6'6 in case it is impossible because the 6'6 Rob Gronkowski
Andrea said on 14/Jan/15
Yeah, but you still didnt't explain how he looks so tall with guys like Lisa, Michael Phelps, Redfoo, Neymar,... I can certainly buy this listing, when i look at him with measured people but when it comes to people who didnt get officially measured it just doesn't "match"! Could Michael Phelps be under 6'2? I never bought his full 6'3 listing but i wouldnt have guessed him under 6'2-6'2.5... Lisa is supposed to be a quarter inch taller and she looks at least a couple cms shorter... Neymar looks nearly a full head shorter! Could he be 5'7 range?
joe 192cm said on 13/Jan/15
Andrea, Jordan is greater cm
Andrea said on 13/Jan/15
A chance? There's more difference between Redfoo and Kobe than between Joe and Grant (and Joe is supposed to be even taller than Kobe)! And again what about Michael Phelps? Lisa Leslie? There's a big number of celebrities listed on here who look noway near their listing when you compare with Kobe... How do you explain those? And who knows how the hell Kobe's wife measured him, there's a big room for an error! I'll trust only Big Rob's measurements :)
Editor Rob
there's always a chance of error, but Kobe is supposed to have had a pre draft of 6ft 4.75 aswell, although the data on this I can't find, others from years ago on BBall forums mentioned it.
WalkingTall6ft3.35 inches said on 13/Jan/15
Good shout for Kobe,basically identical to Jordan heightwise,but not as a player.
Andrea said on 13/Jan/15
Rob, Kobe actually looks between 6'4 and 6'5 in that picture... So i'm guessing that it's not him that is underlisted, but the others who are overlisted? Take a Michael Phelps, he's noticeably shorter than him, "much more" than this guy who is a real 189-190! And again Lisa Leslie! You realize you can't have all these guys at their listings and Kobe at 6'4.75! When i said to list him 6'6 was just a way not to mess up with the other listings... Even that Redfoo guy who claims 6'2 seems near 5 inches shorter than him! So is he 6'?
Editor Rob
there's a chance red is shorter yes, he might also be in thinner sneakers.
Andrea said on 12/Jan/15
So you think Morgan Freeman is a weak 6'1 today? And how can Joe Manganiello be taller than him? Here's Joe with a guy who's supposed to be only 6': Click Here
Kobe makes 6'-6'3 guys look short!
Editor Rob
here's Kobe with a guy measured 6ft 2 and 5/8ths.

Click Here.

I don't think he makes him look short, he's raising his eyes a bit though, his eyelevel looks 1.5 inches smaller than the other blokes in comparison there.
jtm said on 12/Jan/15
freeman is probably no more than 6'1 today.
joe 192 said on 12/Jan/15
Rob, I think you and good-listed
Andrea said on 12/Jan/15
Rob, i continue the discussion on here, to avoid any "spam" on the request page...
Of course, you're considering Morgan Freeman at 6'0.5-6'0.75 range in that pic! You think he's that low today? And you also don't look so much shorter than Kobe in that picture. Take a Neymar, you said he's 5'8-5'8.5 (so similar range to you) and he gets dwarfed by Kobe, certainly more than you! And Michael Phelps? And Lisa Leslie? You certainly can't have Lisa at 6'5 and Kobe shorter than her since he's clearly taller by at least 2 cms!
Editor Rob
no, I wouldn't have said he really is that low, but yes Kobe if Morgan is 187 could appear over 6ft 5 in the photo. I'm not convinced he really is 6ft 5.5 though, he looks over an inch smaller than the 6ft 6 nfl player in 2 photos with him!
Sam said on 12/Jan/15
My brother was the captain of Kobe's basketball team in high school but I never actually went to go seem them play. My brother's a bit over 6'6" I believe but I never asked him how tall Kobe was in comparison to him & he graduated a couple years before Kobe. But my friend graduated high school with him and told me that Kobe was about an inch over him, my friend's about 6'4".
Arch Stanton said on 11/Jan/15
Well, I think he can pull off looking a legit 197cm at times. I'd say 195 was his lowest.

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