How tall is Michael Jordan - Page 3

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6ft 5.14in (195.9cm)
Mozart said on 5/Dec/16
He is 6"5.5 without footwear. Don't know why posters are understating his height. Look at this pic with Jordan towering next to Federer.
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Christian-196.2cm (6ft5.25) said on 4/Dec/16
Weird, Jordan looks about 6ft6 with NeYo, and NeYo I believe is a legit 5ft8 (one of the few 5ft8 guys in the entertainment world who claim their height honestly). There's no way that NeYo can be 5ft7, so the only sensible explanation is that Jordan wore lifts/elevator shoes.
Andrew said on 2/Dec/16
I would say that he is 6 foot 6 out of bed.
Joe Rodriguez said on 1/Dec/16
A strong 6 foot 5
Leonardo 1.73m said on 29/Nov/16
Michael Jordan still in 6'5, so he is a strong 6'4.75
Borats Chicken said on 28/Nov/16
Rob, how tall would his father be? 5'11.75 to 6'0?
Editor Rob: Borat, certainly not over 6ft from what I've seen...under it? Likely.
Canson said on 28/Nov/16
I agree with Mathew Robinson. 6'4.5 is more likely than 6'4, but I have serious doubts that he is 195 cm at his lowest. People who describe him have often done so as 6'4 and change. Nobody within 1/4" of 6'5 is going to be described at that because they will always look 6'5" not to mention in his sneaks they are pretty thick. But he isn't that much taller than Tom Brady either maybe cm to half inch. Brady likely if measured 6'4 3/8 is between 6'4- 6'4 1/8 at his lowest and Jordan maybe 6'4.5-6'4 5/8
Mathew Robinson (190 cm) said on 27/Nov/16
Animus said on 25/Nov/16

So let us content ourselves with Jordan being 6ft4킾-6ft5 and no longer entertain the possibility of him being around 6ft4.


6'4" flat is a bit too low, I agree with that. But 6'4.5" is the height that Pat Riley said Jordan measured. I think that could be his true height.
Christian-196.2cm (6ft5.25) said on 27/Nov/16
Sixseven said on 25/Nov/16
He is 6'4,193 cm


How can Jordan only be 193cm when he's taller than Tom Brady?
Duhon said on 25/Nov/16
Strong 6'5".
Sixseven said on 25/Nov/16
He is 6'4,193 cm
Animus said on 25/Nov/16
There is no question that Jordan was closer to 6ft5 than 6ft4 in his prime. (He still is, but let's just limit ourselves to his hypothetical peak height.) Could he have been 1/4" below the full 6ft5? Yes. He can certainly look that short next to Larry Johnson (~6ft5½), who is wearing number 2 in the following picture:

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However, he generally looks 6ft5 next to 6ft4 range guys. Take a look at him next to Tom Brady (6ft4¼):

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While Brady is lowering his eyeline, if you focus on the top of their heads, you can clearly see Jordan is somewhat taller. It's also worth pointing out that Brady is wearing a hat, so the actual difference might be slightly larger than it appears on the picture.

Someone drew attention to the fact that Jordan was described as 6ft4 when he was around 18 years old. They then proceeded to use that as an objection to his current listing, claiming that growth beyond that age is not realistic. This is blatantly false. Plenty of reliable reports verify that people (especially boys) can grow taller after the age of 18. The taller you will eventually become, the likelier it is your puberty will be prolonged. This fact is also the main reason that males are taller than females.

So let us content ourselves with Jordan being 6ft4¾-6ft5 and no longer entertain the possibility of him being around 6ft4.
Canson said on 25/Nov/16
@Allen: that is a great shot if he and Obama. Obama at 6'1 would put Jordan at about 6'4.5
Canson said on 25/Nov/16
@Allen: that is a great shot if he and Obama. Obama at 6'1 would. Jordan 6'4.5
AllenRMX 189_187 said on 23/Nov/16
Michael Jordan Receives The Presidential Medal of Freedom from Barack Obama, skip to 2:41

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john#515 said on 23/Nov/16
I determined a couple years ago (and described on this site) using a lot of side by side comparison photos, he peaked between 6'4.5 - maybe 6'4.75 In shoes he was like 6'5.5 and then they rounded him up, listing him at 6'6. (Anyways if he was described at 6'4 at 18, he's not really getting any taller). Also the Olympics measured him barefoot at 6'3 (and some fraction), so all things considered a solid 6'4, is more likely.
Canson said on 17/Nov/16
Another guy who would wake up 6'5.25-.375 and 6'4.5-.6 at his lowest. He was never a solid 6'5 at his lowest when people close in height guess him 6'4 and change such as Reggie miller Patrick Ewing etc
Dingus said on 17/Nov/16
6'06.00" was probably his in shoe height. He was probably 6'05.00"-6'05.25" barefoot. He wore size 13 shoes, relatively small for his height, but, supposedly had a massive hand span of approximately 11 inches. In terms of weight he started putting on muscles and working out more towards the middle of his career. Watching a documentary he mentioned being 215-216 pounds after working out, however it was from mid-late 90's and he claimed it was the heaviest he had ever been. His armspan is hard to determine. I've seen claims of almost 7 ft, but they seem dubious at best.
Mark(5'9.25 said on 16/Nov/16
Full 6'5" for this guy in peak without question.
Christian-196.2cm (6ft5.25) said on 7/Nov/16
Animus said on 5/Nov/16

Come on, I never said that 196 cm was equal to 6'5". Do you think that someone who just pointed out that 6'4 7/8" and 6'5" are not the same height and are easily distinguishable in the metric system would be make such a mistake?

I said that it was "clear" he was taller than 6'4.5", which principally would indicate he was comfortably over that mark (i.e. ~2cm). I clarified that I did not view him as that tall, but simply didn't see him below 195 cm.


I didn't realize it until now, but I thought ">195 cm" meant below 195 cm. My apologies, you were right.
Animus said on 5/Nov/16

Come on, I never said that 196 cm was equal to 6'5". Do you think that someone who just pointed out that 6'4 7/8" and 6'5" are not the same height and are easily distinguishable in the metric system would be make such a mistake?

I said that it was "clear" he was taller than 6'4.5", which principally would indicate he was comfortably over that mark (i.e. ~2cm). I clarified that I did not view him as that tall, but simply didn't see him below 195 cm.
Christian-196.2cm (6ft5.25) said on 5/Nov/16
Animus said on 1/Nov/16

Notwithstanding Riley's comments, I think it's clear that Jordan was taller than 6'4.5". He wasn't a full 196 cm, but he was probably >195 cm.


A full 196cm and a full 6ft5 aren't exactly the same thing, because 6ft5 is actually 195.6cm. So while I agree with you that Jordan wasn't a full 196cm, I still believe his peak height was a full 6ft5 and wasn't any shorter than 195cm worst case scenario.
Mark said on 2/Nov/16
Rob, how tall does Chris Tucker look with Peak Michael Jordan in the image below?

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Editor Rob: doesn't look much over 6ft, but then he has variable posture....I think Tucker probably is somewhere over 6ft, but not 6ft 1.
Jordan I doubt was less than 6ft 5, you can definitely argue both he and Barkley could look 6ft 5 range players.
Animus said on 1/Nov/16

Yes, I know that. Pat Riley's point still stands; a 6'6" SG (listed 6'7") has truly excellent size for the position, whereas a 6'4.5" SG (listed 6'6") is closer to the NBA average for the position. Back when Jordan played he was typically somewhat taller than the man guarding him, but he didn't have a significant height advantage - he would have had that if he was 6'6" barefoot.

Notwithstanding Riley's comments, I think it's clear that Jordan was taller than 6'4.5". He wasn't a full 196 cm, but he was probably >195 cm.
Animus said on 1/Nov/16

Well, 6'4 7/8" is closest to 195 cm and 6'5" is closest to 196 cm. It's practically the same height, but it's not "really" the same height.

Jordan and Bryant had reasonably different bodies. Jordan had broader shoulders than Bryant and was always a more physical player. He was also more explosive. Bryant had normal-sized hands for his height, whereas Jordan's mitt-sized hands are basketball legend.
unappreciatedgenius said on 29/Oct/16
Jordan was definitely 6'5" in his prime. 6'4 and 7/8" is really 6'5" lol. I feel like they cloned him and named it Kobe Bryant. These guys have the same body!
Christian-196.2cm (6ft5.25) said on 29/Oct/16
Animus said on 19/Oct/16
I believe it was once reported that Jordan was measured at 6'4 7/8" at the Olympics in 92'. If that is true, it's reasonable to round that up to a full 6'5".

Pat Riley once said that the one of the reasons Jordan wasn't drafted as first or second in the 84' draft was that he was measured at 6'4.5" and not 6'6". Even if he was measured at the low figure at age 20-21, I still think it's entirely possible he grew another


The vast majority of NBA players measured at 6ft4.5 barefoot get listed as 6ft6, because most of their shoe heights are between 6ft5.5-6ft6. I wonder if Canson was listed as 6ft5 or 6ft6 when he played basketball, because he's 6ft4.375 barefoot
Animus said on 19/Oct/16
I believe it was once reported that Jordan was measured at 6'4 7/8" at the Olympics in 92'. If that is true, it's reasonable to round that up to a full 6'5".

Pat Riley once said that the one of the reasons Jordan wasn't drafted as first or second in the 84' draft was that he was measured at 6'4.5" and not 6'6". Even if he was measured at the low figure at age 20-21, I still think it's entirely possible he grew another half an inch.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 3/Oct/16
Could be dipping under this today but if he does eventually get a peak height then 6ft5 is fair
Canson said on 3/Oct/16
@mathewrobinson: you're correct on that front. 6'5.25 out of bed 6'4.5 at his lowest aggregate height
Canson said on 3/Oct/16
MJ has always been 194-195. Longer limbs make him appear taller
Mathew Robinson (190 cm) said on 29/Sep/16
I'm guessing 6'4.5" cause Pat claimed he measured out at that!
Canson said on 20/Sep/16
@Oanh: I agree with you. Looks about 2" shorter than Rodman (6'6.5). Prob 6'5.25 out of bed 6'4.5 at night
S.J.H said on 20/Sep/16
Jordan is 6'4.75 and 6'6 with shoe that obvious and edge out wade by 1.5"
Oanh said on 19/Sep/16
6'5" out of bed height. He looked 2'5" shorter than Dennis Rodman, who admittedly said he was 6'7"...not 6'8"
shiva 181 cms said on 7/Sep/16
Michael jordan's height is (6'5)
Canson said on 5/Sep/16
@Tunman: very very good points you made! He could've rounded down and that is something I thought of. My assumption came tho from others who have seen him in person as well as how he has been described by other NBA players "somewhere between 6'4 and 6'5". If 6'4 7/8 were a low he would always appear 6'5 not 6'4 range. Esp in his sneakers. He also looks shorter than legit 6'5 players. Now 6'4 5/8 for him is also a possibility for a low height just like it is Barkley. It's possible he's the taller of the two. 6'4 5/8 at a normal low would make MJ 6'4 7/8 two hours out of bed which is possible. Having played ball In college we got measured once at a 6am practice (I hadn't reached my full height and was maybe 1/4" shorter than now). So that could be MJ's case as the 6'4 7/8 was said to be UNC. Think the biggest thing is that height varies throughout the day so one guy could measure say 6'4.5 one to two hours out of bed the other in the early to mid afternoon and one would edge tho other by 1/4" or 1/2". But if Someone claimed 6'5 on the street and stood in front of me and were around my height I wouldn't question them because it's just the person rounding up more than likely. I would prob say yea I'm 6'4.5 or something and usually response back is yea I'm about that I was rounding
Tunman said on 4/Sep/16
Very true,though I personally thought Barkley generally gave the best impression among the two but I would hardly have thought more than 1cm which clearly excludes anything under a strong 6'4 range.If Pat Riley described him at 6'4.5 I think there's room for doubt about whether he's a full 6'5 or not.Let's take Barkley as the reference and put him at 6'4 5/8 then it could make sense.While it's possible to question Riley words that he was only 6'4.5 it's almost a certainty that he was measured at least once under 6'5.The question is:was he really measured only 6'4.5" or did Riley rounded down a 6'4 7/8 measurement in order to undermine Jordan?close to 6'5 anyways
Canson said on 3/Sep/16
@123: I respectfully disagree. Jordan for sure is not 6'3 anything and hasn't been likely since High School. I agree He is not 6'6 as listed nor a full 6'5 at his lowest, but I'd be utterly shocked if he's below maybe my height of 6'4.5 (6'4 3/8 at my lowest). I'd personally call him 6'5.25 out of bed and 6'4.5 at his lowest give or take 1/4". This would encompass the measurements of 6'4 7/8 if that measurement is a true measurement as it'd be an hour after waking and 6'4.75 two hours out then after 5 be around the 6'4.5 mark. This is of course guessing but it is how I measure during the day as well 6'5.16 out of bed. And Jordan is not "noticeably" shorter than Barkley. Theyre about the same height. Some pics will make Charles look taller (he is much bigger in the body too) others Jordan will look taller. Sure, one may edge the other by 1/4" inch and not sure which would but having heard from people who have met both. Barkley is the same height as I am according to a friend of mine who is 6'3 and has met him. he said he looked about an inch and a half taller and said he is my height. Someone else I know has met Jordan, he's 6'2 and said the same that Jordan is about as tall as I am Seeing the difference in person. He said not a full 3" taller than he is but at least 2.
Canson said on 1/Sep/16
@John: I agree. 6'4.5-.75 is the norm for a big 2 guard which they'd make 6'6. he's just about exactly 6'4.5 at his lowest. Anyone who describes him that's cognizant of height shoes timing says he looks between 6'4 and 6'5. Basically telling me that he prob isn't as high as 195 at his lowest or else he would look nothing under 6'5 in higher footwear but more like 6'4.5 to look that way and in a pair of His sneakers that'd almost make him a legit 6'6 if they add 1.2-1.4".
123 said on 1/Sep/16
@ john MJ is shorter than Charles Barkley who was measured at 6'4 & 5/8ths MJ is a good decent legitimate six-foot three 6'3/6'3.25 btw proportionaly MJ looks that height as well
John said on 31/Aug/16
123 said on 23/Aug/16
MJ is six foot three which is still VERY tall, I don't think he has lost any 6'3-6'3.25 then and the same now

Please explain to everyone how in the world does MJ look only 6'3. Even a 6 year old kid would notice that he's nothing under 6'4.5"
Canson said on 24/Aug/16
@123: 6'4.5 is an accurate low for him
jessman said on 24/Aug/16
Can't see 6'3 range. Weak 6'5 I see.
123 said on 23/Aug/16
MJ is six foot three which is still VERY tall, I don't think he has lost any 6'3-6'3.25 then and the same now
Canson said on 17/Aug/16
@Shane: agreed and is the definition of a weak 6'5. 6'5.25-.375 like you have him and between 194-195 before 6'4.5-.625. You know too, being your height, if you fall to 6'1.5 like you, do that people wouldn't even give 6'2 a second thought when most ppl claim shoes and especially wearing a higher cut shoe like a Jordan brand and with longer legs and a broad physique. 6'4.5 as a low height is underestimated. Even at 6'4 3/8 on a daily low and 6'4.25 on a gym day low and in a low shoe 3/4" shoe) I still get guessed 6'5 regularly when in reality I'd be exactly 6'5 in shoes at night
Canson said on 16/Aug/16
Shane: I could not have paid for a better estimate than that!
Shane said on 16/Aug/16
@Ice No... he's not 6'6" out of bed... not barefoot. Maybe 6'5"1/4... 3/8 at the very, very most but that's doubtful.
Ice said on 6/Aug/16
wondere if hes 6'6" out of bed ..
Gonzalo said on 3/Aug/16
I haven´t talked about this with my cousin for twenty years (we don´t see each other very often). From what he told me I assumed that he saw Jordan (and the others, Pippen, Rodman, Kemp, Schrempf) not just on the court but also off the court. So his opinion should be reliable. He said that all players where shorter than their listed heights. And he said Jordan was his height or 1`94. That can mean that Jordan was actually 1`94 or a couple of cms over that. From pics posted here I believe he is 1´95-96 and will edge my cousin
Danimal (176-178cm) said on 23/Jul/16
Joe Jake said on 22/Jul/16
I dont understand why most them lie about their heights.
The fact i know is that most of them are short.

Most basketball players are short??? They don't lie about their heights. Some just list their heights basketball shoes.
Canson said on 23/Jul/16
@Joe Jake: they don't lie per Se. That's how they're measured (in shoes). MJ is def close to 6'6 if not a full 6'6 in shoes depending on when he is measured. With his sneaks he can prob gain a good 1.2-1.4 easily. So if he's 6'4.5-.75 that's a weak 6'5 in reality but he's 6'6" for sports and entertainment purposes. One person who met him below described him 197-198 in "public" I reckon that's in shoes as he is frequently described by most in the 194 to 195 range barefoot
Canson said on 23/Jul/16
@Joe Jake: they don't lie per Se. That's how they're measured (in shoes). MJ is def close to 6'6 if not a full 6'6 in shoes depending on when he is measured. With his sneaks he can prob gain a good 1.2-1.4 easily. So if he's 6'4.5-.75 that's a weak 6'5 in reality but he's 6'6" for sports and entertainment purposes
Height said on 23/Jul/16

Canson said on 22/Jul/16
@Height: and your logic is very good overall. You said it well we're pretty close in estimates prob just seeing it a bit diff. I always enjoy debating with you as you always make very strong points
Joe Jake said on 22/Jul/16
I dont understand why most them lie about their heights.
The fact i know is that most of them are short.
Height said on 21/Jul/16

I understand what you meant, it's logic in the same way that it is reasonable and logic for me to think that he is not lower than 195 cm (few mm taller than what you have him at).
Canson said on 20/Jul/16

KROC said on 21/Oct/14
@Chris Dude just stop the madness. Kobe was never measured at the pre draft camp because he chose to "skip" it. His wife was the one who measured him at 195cm. In person he looks 194cm-195cm. In pictures Kobe Bryant, Charles Barkley both appear to be the EXACT same height as Jordan. All 3 of these guys also have a very similar body type i.e. average legssuper long torso. If MJ is 6'6 then that would make Dennis Rodman over 6'7 and Scottie Pippen over 6'9! Jordan is 194-195, end of story. Quit upgrading people man.
Canson said on 19/Jul/16
Ok Height let's agree to disagree on this one lol. The range is too variant (it's far more likely Oscar and Jean overestimated him). No way in hell MJ is 6'5 1/2 or 3/4 or what they have him esp when ppl who've met him closer in height have said 194-195
Canson said on 19/Jul/16
Yes Height I saw Gonzalo's post. Gonzalo said "he" thinks Jordan is 195.he didn't meet him his cousin did. His cousin actually said he's "his" height 194. I don't see him as that low So let's split it and say he's 194-195. Jim at 6'4.75 said he looked him directly in the eye and he's no lower than 6'4.5 and then the exact same That means to me He's between 194-195. Either of them could've edged the other honestly and don't know what time either measured. Remember he met him 6-7 yrs ago so he didn't change his opinion just said they're similar. I've heard the exact same from ppl I know who I know that have met Jordan in person. They've all said He's between 6'4 and 6'5 or around 6'4.5 or so. Sure they could be a fraction off and keep it real height varies throughout the day. So nobody knows their exact. So someone being 6'4.5 or .75 in the afternoon chances are they can see the other at a diff point of the day they're that close to each other. Don't know why the people that I know who have seen him aren't reliable. They say the exact same as KROC and Jim Gonzalo's cousin. I bet if i said my friends called him 6'5-6'6 then people would take it and use that but it isn't true so I see no incentive to lie and say he is just because he is Jordan. But Because This site is all about inflating people to make them more standout as people for some unknown reason. These include 6'2 and 6'3 guys who's claims are exactly in line with Jim's and Gonzalo's cousin. Jordan is likely between 194-195 but not over 195 is all I was saying. Or else he'd always get a full no questions asked 6'5. Trust me nobody can see 1/8" that easily or 1/4". But he is a very good and very tall height. All I've said is that common sense (people here don't use it they just want to make everyone taller. People say I'm downgrading or trolling. No I'm going off what I see on this page (below) and what I've heard from people who I know are reliably measured and in circles throughout the NBA. can't count how many times he's been called 6'4 range. Only One person on this page has put him above 6'5 and it's likely an oversight judging MJ with Magic or anyone else he never looks 6'5.5 like he gave him 196.6. btw, KROC also said "look I haven't met Jordan but people who have have described him as about 6'5 or a weak 6'5". That was on Barkley's page previously. KROC also called Kobe 6'5 for rounding purposes. Then said he's 194-195. That just means they're both closer to 6'5 than 6'4
Height said on 18/Jul/16
Jim describes him as 194.3 cm - 195 cm (6'4.5" initially and 6'4.75" on his latest comment)

Jean describes him as 196.6 cm (6'5.27")

KROC's fiends that have met him describe him as 195.6 cm (6'5")

Oscar describes him as 197 cm - 198 cm (6'5.57"- 6'5.95")

Gonzalo's cousin who didn't met him but saw him play (distance of seats unknown) about 194 cm - 195 cm (6'4.5" - 6'4.75")

There is one very weak claim form his baseball days, but doesn't sound credible since it was double posted with different user names and 6'3" is also thrown in.

Kobe is virtually the same size and isn't lower than 195 cm and evidence points that could be up to 195.5 cm at his lowest

There is more evidence that Jordan is closer to 195.6 cm (6'5") than to 194.3 cm (6'4.5"), especially from the people who have met him and think in centimeters.

He most probably wakes up at almost 198 cm and remains 197 cm - 196 cm the rest of the day. I can see 195.5 cm - 195 cm as lowest.
Dawkins said on 18/Jul/16
197.5 cm out of bed,195.5 cm at night.
Height said on 18/Jul/16
@Great insight Jean!
Canson said on 16/Jul/16
196.25-196.5 out of bed/ 194.3-194.5 at his lowest
Jean-Clément said on 15/Jul/16
met him at Chantilly golf court in 97 and we shake hands, i measure 193.6 cms and he was like 3cms of advantage. Sorry for my bad english.
Canson said on 13/Jul/16
I'd say 196.2 out of bed 194-194.5 at his lowest
Canson said on 5/Jul/16
Miller: 6'5.75
Carmelo: 6'6.25 (as listed)
Penny: 6'6 (as listed)
Rodman: 6'6.5 (as listed)

Height: to your comment on Kobe's page I haven't met any of the above except Melo but I was an avid watcher and a breather of the NBA. Of course what I provided are all estimates (with the exception of Melo who is 6'6-6'6.25 I'd call him 198.5-198.8). I can't tell a 1/4" of two guys next to each other very well. Just how they appear to me on tv. But these guys you listed here are pretty close in my opinion.
Canson said on 3/Jul/16
@Height: I will say that while Miller does "stretch" sometimes I did hear MWP say he's 6'5 1/2. Don't know if it's his lowest but I can see him as no less than 196.2 (he looks marginally taller than Kobe like less than an inch and about 1.25-1.5 shorter than Matt Barnes). Miller estimated him to be between 6'5-6'6. So he was right on that one. Same with MJ where he estimated him to be somewhere between 6'4-6'5
Canson said on 3/Jul/16
@Height: I look at Jordan with legit 6'5s and he doesn't look as tall (like you mentioned he is taller than most "legit" 6'4s. He looks shorter than Rip Hamilton (who is 6'5 range based on pics I've seen def not 6'6).
Canson said on 2/Jul/16
@123: LOL! Are you joking here or smoking the funny stuff? Jordan is certifiably between 6'4-6'5 barefoot. They wouldn't list a guard 3" taller. (he was already tall for a 2 guard even being 6'4 1/2 barefoot in those days). I know people who have seen him in person to say he is 6'4-6'5. Now Height and I are arguing a 1/4" which is reasonable but he ain't 6'3 LOL! That'd mean every player and I mean every. Dennis Rodman would only be 6'5 if MJ is 6'3.25. Pippen would be 6'5-6'6. Not possible. Rodman is 6'6-6'6.5 and Pippen only a little taller 6'7"
Canson said on 2/Jul/16
@Height: I do agree with you on Reggie doing that. Remember he and Charles Barkley joked and called draymond 6'3 last year lol. But they were doing that being funny. As for Penny I can't see him as over 6'6. If he's a tad shorter than Melo (at least anything that any of us could conceivably see) he'd be a solid 6'6 being Melo was measured 6'6.25. I've met Melo and he looks the height they lost him (but I can see Melo waking to 6'7" or very close to it and not dropping below a full 6'6 maybe even the 6'6.25. As for Boozer, Reggie may have gone far but at the same time Boozer once said something to that effect that he was 6'6. But that from my memory was when he was at Duke. He said they billed him at 6'8 but he was really only 6'6. IMHO boozer may only be a solid 6'7-6'7.5. I have heard people refer to him as 6'7 like Kurt Rambis when the Lakers were looking at picking him up. Rambis mentioned that he's "short for a power forward at 6'7". But he isn't under 6'7 imho
Height said on 2/Jul/16

Miller is 6'6"
Penny is 6'6.1" - 6'6.2"
Melo is 6'6.25" - 6'6.3"
Rodman is 6'6.5"- 6'6.7"
Height said on 1/Jul/16

Nice info but I wouldn't take Reggie Miller's opinions on height seriously (even on his height), he has always been exaggerated and a conspiracy theorist (always subtracting 2 inches from american players and adding 2 inches to european players). He once said that Kirilenko was 7'2", Larry Johnson 6'3" and Carlos Boozer 6'6". Reggie has always been a legit 198cm guy if you see him next to Majerle there is a legit 1 cm to 2 cm between them.

I have seen Penny enough and I can tell you that he is closer to 199 cm than to 198 cm. Melo is taller than him, but by just a tad, trust me.
123 said on 1/Jul/16
Michael Jordan in his playing days was six-three solid 6'3 1/4 mayby but never more nba heights are simply inflated measured fresh out of bed in thick soled shoes than rounded up to the nearest inch.......... listings bs knock off 2-3 inch for alot of player to get real height. nowerdays he lost height height and is now 190cm
Canson said on 1/Jul/16
@Height: Penny's pre draft lists him as a solid 6'6. But I'll be fair and say he could've been 1/8" over possibly because back in that draft I didn't see any 1/4" or 3/4" only 1/2 and full. I do know for some players (a friend of mine was a scout and still works closely with the league in some capacities) if they are slightly over they give them the full quarter or half and even others that may be .3 they will call them 1/2". He also said some get the in shoes height in the barefoot column occasionally (Vince Carter). I also wonder about John Wall as from people that have seen him he looks 6'2 ranfe in shoes not even close to 6'3. I doubt that was anything foul, it was more that he may have stretched for more and was measured in the morning early as I can believe he'd be 6'2 range in the AM. It's possible when they saw him that he was in casual shoes and not his sneakers and later in the day. The same people also met Bradley Beal and said he looks "slightly taller than one of them who is 6'2-6'2.5" which would make me think he's a weak 6'3 or maybe a full 6'3 (I honesty can see either for him) and makes sense if he was 6'3.25 in the morning.

I haven't seen Penny against enough 6'6 guys to know (only one who is close to 6'6" in Reggie Miller). I have seen him with Dennis Rodman and they look similar (I think Rodman is taller however) But on the same dime, Miller has also said before he is somewhere between 6'5 or 6'6 barefoot. I've heard him say it more than once. Once when he said MJ was between 6'4 and 6'5 and another time when He described a matchup with Antoine Walker and Ron artest and said Artest is "his height" around 6'5 or 6'6. If I had to be fair, I'd call Metta 6'5.25-6'5.5 and call Reggie 6'5 3/4 esp since he was listed 6'6 in college. Metta claimed 6'5 1/2 on Big Boi's neighborhood. So I'd give Penny 6'6. Melo looks taller (at least in my opinion). Melo's pre draft is 6'6.25
Canson said on 1/Jul/16
@Height: what I was saying about shoes is when he in public with someone else or against other players. The former with someone else, the shoe will make a difference. Not necessarily Stackhouse. I've never paid attention to Stackhouse's shoes but with Jordan I've owned many and I know many others who have who are taller in them.
Canson said on 1/Jul/16
@Height: Jordan wore a thick heel too though. As for the 6'4.5 Riley gave him he got that from inner circle. I never heard Knight say it. My guess is MJ measured that at his low (mid to late afternoon after most of the height is gone). Sprewell though (as is the case with Vince Carter) only has a barefoot measurement with no shoe measurement so that is suspect to me. In the Case of Carter, RJ said "Vince is 6'4 1/2, 6'5 on a good day, I take it as he's between 6'4.5-6'5. But an excerpt from a game when spree played for the Knicks when Pitino said he's 6'6. Sprewell said "I'm 6'4. I appreciate the extra inches." Someone I know and played men's league with is friends with him from high school and has seen him and confirmed he's "at most 6'4" or "about 6'4". I highly doubt he's any less think he was making a point tho to say he isn't 6'5 as he's listed on the roster. He told me that I look taller than him (of course we aren't standing next to each other and I'm thicker than Spree as well).
Height said on 30/Jun/16

I get your point, but to me discussing shoes in this case is nonsense because Stackhouse wore Filas with thick soles. Nick Anderson is 6'4"alright, but not a flat one that is, most likely a weak 194 cm from what I've seen.

As for Penny, he's 6'6", but like Nick he's not a flat 6'6" he has always edged flat 6'6"players by a little, he is more a weak 199 cm guy as he always seemed very similar in height as Melo (Melo being just tad taller). That is 2 inches.

Horace always was about 1.5cm - 2cm taller than Harvey at about 205 cm, hence the difference with Anderson (almost 12 cm difference = 4.5 to 4.7 inches)

There is no actual record that MJ was 6'4.5" when drafted (or that he was measured at that) other than opinions of Basketball people like Pat Riley or Bobby Knight who could have said 6'4.5" of any player between 193.1 cm and 195.5 cm. In their eyes, all the Jordans, Andersons, Stackhouses, Sprewells,Houstons, etc are 6'4.5"...they see the general picture as they think in feet and inches and not cms, that is a fact for me as I've seen numerous times where the subtle height differences between players are ignored.
Canson said on 29/Jun/16
@Height: Stackhouse and Jordan look the exact same to me always. I've never seen a pic where stack is shorter than him. I've seen some where stack can look taller but he's the same height. If anything One may have an 1/8" on the other which we can never see. Jordan remember too wears high cut shoes. I have his sneaks and am close to 6'6 in them in one pair I have even at 6'4 3/8 at night. They're a good 1.4" easy. From pics I see of Jordan in public he looks my height (Colin Kapernick is similar height as well) and he looks similar to him so does Kobe. They all don't look as tall as Howard Stern or Cam Newton. They're legit 6'5s. And Jordan is also built the exact same way as I am too. Very long 36 inseam and avg torso. That automatically gives the impression he's taller. Believe me I've been asked if I'm 6'6 many a times in my life. I see a lot of 6'3 1/2 guys or 6'2.5 guys say 6'5 and 6'4 claiming their morning and shoes. Nick Anderson is about 6'4. i have to honor what he claimed. Penny looked 2" taller than him to me and saw pics with Grant and he was a good nearly 5" taller than Nick. I've never met Horace but have met his brother. Prob 6'8.5 looked 4" taller than me

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Canson said on 29/Jun/16
Height: I guess anything is possible but if Jordan gets guessed at 6'4 by people close in size to him he def comes down below 195. To put in perspective there's no way he's as tall as Klitschko is. He's 198 out of bed and 196 at his low. 197 is 6'5 5/8. And a strong 197 is 6'5 3/4-7/8. I'd air more toward 196.2 from bed maybe 196.5 (6'5 3/8) the latter would mean he'd be in the 7/8" category for height loss and with his build I can't see that. I see 196.2/194.4 at his lowest esp when he was 6'4.5 when drafted
Canson said on 29/Jun/16
@Height: I doubt he'd be 197. That's 6'5 5/8. A strong 197 is 6'5.75/6'5 7/8. He def isn't that tall. He'd be klitschko's size and he is def shorter than him. But I can see him as 6'5.25 maybe 6'5 3/8 (absolute max) out of bed and getting down to 6'4 1/2-5/8. He would be more while maybe not low 194 maybe a high 194. And 6'4 1/2 is very very tall. I have easily been guessed at 6'6 many time even 6'7 as well. Bobby 3342 will also tell you LoL!
Height said on 29/Jun/16
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Stackhouse at 194.4 cm vs Jordan at 195.5 cm
Height said on 29/Jun/16

Nick Anderson never looked a flat 6'4" and is not shorter than 6'4.25" (193.7 cm), that is virtually 194 cm. Stackhouse has always been slightly taller than Nick and slightly shorter than MJ, about 1 cm shorter.
Canson said on 28/Jun/16
@Height: Anderson is only 6'4 (193) not 6'4.5. Stackhouse is 6'4.5 but Jordan and he are the same. In some pics Stackhouse can look taller actually but they're prob the exact same

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Height said on 27/Jun/16
@Canson I agree at MJ not being a full 6'5" (195.6 cm) at night, but considering that he can be a strong 197 cm during the day, and he genuinely looks more than 2 cms taller than legit 193 cm people, I think the absolute lowest he can drop at night is inside the 195.5 cm - 195 cm range (very similar to Kobe).

Interesting facts about your height!
Canson said on 27/Jun/16
Height I agree on the metric system being better. I'm not saying Jordan can't measure 6'4.75 earlier in the day but I think he would be 6'4.5 or my height (6'4 3/8-.42)at his lowest. In fact I firmly believe he'd still be 6'4.75 two hours out of bed and 6'4.5 at night. he and Stackhouse along with Kobe all look 6'4.5 and they can even look shorter than Carter as well or same height. 6'4.5 is very possible for Jordan 194.5 which is why some people even 6'2+ guys have said he's 6'4 others 6'5. That really is dependent on what time of day that specific person describing him measured and how much (degree of rounding) the person does. I often get 6'5 more than I do 6'4 (at 194.5)
Height said on 25/Jun/16

Like I said on another thread, I think 6'4.5"and 6'4.75" are interchangeable, and 6'4.5" is one of the common ways for Basketball people (in USA at least) to refer to anyone who is between 193 and 195.5 cm. That is why I'm an advocate of the metric system.

I once believed MJ could be as low as 194 cm 194.5 cm as full grown pro, especially considering that Barkley looked 1cm - 1.5cm taller than him most of the time, but then after carefully comparing him again with other players who are legit 6'6" (Reggie Miller or Penny Hardaway who is actually more like Melo's height at 6'6.25") he honestly seemed like a flat 6'5"guy.

MJ is no way shorter than 195 cm or 195.5cm, he genuinely edged legit 6'4" players by about an inch (thinking guys like Mitch Richmond). Or how he edged player that are true 194 cm like Nick Anderson or Jerry Stackhouse by a little less than half an inch (about 1cm).
Canson said on 25/Jun/16
@Height: I agree. He was never "flat" 6'4 in the pros. But 6'4.5 when he was drafted I can see
Height said on 23/Jun/16

I believe he was 6'4" when he was still in high school and then he continued growing during his first 2 college years. In the NBA he always seemed 1 inch taller than legit 6'4" guys.
Canson said on 22/Jun/16
He was said to actually be 6'4 when he first entered North Carolina his freshman year.
Leo 5'8 said on 18/Jun/16
Rob. How tall is his brother? Click Here
Editor Rob: could be near 10 inches smaller.
5'6 Aravind said on 10/Jun/16
Can he lose an inch at 53?
Editor Rob: some can make it to that age without any noticeable loss (apart from a few mm's), while others really can look like they've lost 0.5-1 inch. I wouldn't have said Jordan looked to have lost much.
Canson said on 3/Jun/16
@Sal agree with most of what u said. But him saying Rodman is half inch taller than him I heard him say the same but it was to illustrate that Rodman really isn't "6'9 260 he's 6'6 220 in Jordan's words". Jordan is comparing his listed height in the league (his shoe height rounded up) to Rodman's legit barefoot height (Rodman is prob 199cm 6'6-6'6.5)
Sal said on 2/Jun/16
My food for thought. He always looked the same height as Barkley, occasionally taller, usually slightly shorter. He was described by those who looked at him in the NBA draft as a 6'4" guy as opposed to a 7'1" Bowie, which doesn't look correct when you saw him next to Ralph Sampson who was exaggerated 7'4". The Olympic measurement we can't verify said 6'4.88" And Michael Jordan described Rodman as being a half inch taller at 6'6" and at North Carolina I saw a roster with him listed at 6'5.5" so I'm saying the 6'5" estimate sounds about right. The picture of him with Russell though makes me wonder how much height he would have lost. He regularly looks 6'10" to 6'11" with modern listed guys and he was measured at 6'9 and 5/8" but wanted to be rounded down. If Russell was around 6'8.5" now that would make Jordan closer to 6'4" or so as per your comment on the height difference Rob.
Height said on 25/May/16
Canson, how can you be so sure? Have you met him?

Many people claim what you say, but many others similar in height claim he is a legit 6'5 guy, which I believe. Honestly he doesn't seem as low as 194cm (maybe at age 17/18 or so). The absolute lowest I see MJ is at 195cm-195.5 cm and during the day he certainly gives the impression of being a full 6'6", so I don't see why he can't be at 197cm at his highest.
Canson said on 25/May/16
@Rampage: a little off on this one. But close. He's 196 out of bed and 194 at night. He's the same as me (a hair over 6'5 out of bed, 6'4.5 afternoon and maybe 6'4.4 or so at his lowest). You get people close in height to him describing him as 6'4 pretty regularly. He isn't that low but he spends time in both ranges during the day to get classified as both
Phil said on 22/May/16
Michael Jordan's brother Larry is 5 foot 7 or 5 foot 8.
plus said on 22/May/16
In the picture where they stand together I see Jordan 196 and Bryant 195.5. Very similar but I don't see Kobe edging him out
Arnold said on 21/May/16
Flat 6-5 at his very least. Only time in his life he was a weak 6-5 was at age 17/18/19.
bobbyh3342 said on 21/May/16
Jordan has always been a weak 6 5 (194 to195) but since he was one of the best to ever lace up..... I guess he can get the full 6'5
Height said on 19/May/16
@Rampage that is correct and should be the norm here at celeb heights.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 17/May/16
Out of bed: 197-198cm
Before bed: 195-196cm
Leo said on 3/May/16
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Michael Jordan:
Height: 6-4.88 (1992 U.S. Olympics at age 29)

What do you think Big Rob?
Editor Rob: still not sure on the authenticity of these olympic stats, whether actual measurements were taken or not.
Oscar said on 28/Apr/16
He seems to be every cm of a 197/198cm person when you meet him. So 195-196cm is perfect for my childhood idol
Rifle said on 17/Mar/16
What do you think is the difference between Bill Russell and Jordan in this pic?

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Editor Rob: not that much over 4 inches
Dawkins said on 4/Feb/16
195cm at his very least and he's a good 196cm/197cm during the morning!
Height said on 24/Jan/16
Great insights DRE!
Canson said on 22/Jan/16
DRE: very well said! I agree. And I know it is debatable. we're in the same ballpark with the mid to high 6'4", so no argument! Also agree about Vince. He's the same height as the 3 guys you mentioned as well as Kobe. RJ said during his biography for dunking that he's 6'4 1/2, (6'5 on a good day) so right on the money there too.
DRE said on 21/Jan/16

Of course all of this is debatable, but I truly think that's about 4 inches between him and Federer. Maybe just under 4 inches, but not less than 3 and a half.
If he is 6-4 3/4 or 6-4 7/8 that is irrelevant to me as both are still the same height (with just millimeters in difference), and still puts him at a 3 and 3/4 inch or 4 inch difference with Roger Federer.

Both Stackhouse and Nick Anderson where fractions shorter than MJ. MJ always edeged Stackhouse by a fraction and of course on some angles they appear the same, but the actual truth is that MJ edged him by a fraction, just the same way as Vince Carter (about 6'4.8-.9 ) edges MJ by a fraction.
Canson said on 20/Jan/16
@DRE: I'll split the diff between you and Matthew and say 3-4. def not a full 4 tho. 6'4.5-.75 is about right which makes him just about what you said in your last post, a weak 6'5 (1/4" isn't noticeable on anyone). Not a full 6'5 but between 6'4-6'5 as people like Reggie Miller have said about him. And remember in his shoes he wears (high sole and basketball shoes both) he will be almost a legit 6'6 coming out of that range barefoot.
Canson said on 20/Jan/16
@DRE: I'll split the diff between you and Matthew and say 3-4. def not a full 4 tho. 6'4.5-.75 is about right which makes him just about what you said in your last post, a weak 6'5 (1/4" isn't noticeable on anyone). Not a full 6'5 but between 6'4-6'5 as people like Reggie Miller have said about him. He actually looks the same height as Stackhouse (not taller) (measured 6'4.5) in the pics on the Wizards. and about the same as Barkley officially measured 6'4 5/8 by the Olympics. Ditto for Kobe. And remember in his shoes he wears (high sole and basketball shoes both) he will be close to if not a legit 6'6 coming out of that range barefoot.
DRE said on 18/Jan/16
He clearly looks 4 inches taller than Roger Federer like Height said...that's what 4 inches / 4 and half inches looks in real life.

I just don't see him as a 6'4 and a half guy...I believe that was his height coming out of high school and then grew slightly more. Plus the guy looks 6'6"/ 6'7" in real life, and tad taller than real 6'4 and a half guys like Nick Anderson or Jerry Stackhouse. So just a hair under 6'5 or a flat 6'5 sounds about right.
Canson said on 17/Jan/16
Duhon: I don't downgrade for my health. I do it because they're guys claim these heights. On the flip side you are always upgrading people. "Oh a morning height is true' sounds like someone is insecure with his height and wishes he was taller if you ask me!
Duhon said on 17/Jan/16
Pre-Draft measurements are accurate teams want the real data at that pivotal time. Lol Canson keeps going to every NBA player page trying to downgrade them, sounds like someone is bitter they couldn't make the NBA.
Mathew Robinson (190 cm) said on 14/Jan/16
The pics next to Roger Federer... I don't think that quite looks a full 4" in either shot. Over 3 yes, but not 4.
Canson said on 26/Dec/15
Feder the only one here who is stupid is you. The predraft measurements aren't correct and that's well known
feder said on 22/Dec/15

go ahead take lebron's word for it because people's opinion is more accurate than measurements that are directly from the nba pre draft camp lol stupid
Canson said on 21/Dec/15
Thanks Jim! I wasn't too surprised to hear that number. Most people that I've heard along with the folks in the NBA have said around 6'4 1/2.

Just curious. Is the 6'4.75 a measurement after you've been on your feet a while or is that a measurement early in the morning? Just curious to see how MJ would compare to me because all 3 of us are probably similar in height (I'm about 6'4 1/2 if I were to measure late in the day maybe early evening, pretty much a weak 6'5).
WEG said on 19/Dec/15
He walked past me at the arena and he is a legitimate large 6'6"
Jim said on 19/Dec/15
I had the pleasure of meeting Michael Jordan at his Michael Jordan Celebrity Invitational event back in 2009. I was help coordinating the event so I met him very briefly the morning of.

I'm 6'4.75 w/o shoes and when I met him I looked him right in the eyes. We were the exact same height. I was actually a bit surprised, I figured he'd be a little taller than me. So yea. I'll never forget how massive his hands were too. They swallowed mine when I shook his hand.
S.J.H said on 18/Dec/15
There is a picture where standing close to kobe bryant that makes jordan a fraction shorter
Nathan said on 8/Dec/15
I'm guessing 196cm is right on the mark for MJ , most sports stars I've met in real life aren't anywhere near as tall as they claim, so are but most are not . A legitimate 6 foot 6 man is huge 😉
Sam said on 8/Dec/15
He looks very tall, he looks 6'6"in person so I wouldn't give him anything lower than his olympic measurement 6'4.88" (195.28 cm).
Ozzy said on 30/Nov/15
I also reacted to something Miller (since he's in the pic as well) said about Artest during a game: "He's about my height, around 6'5" - 6'6""...for what it's worth...
James B said on 30/Nov/15
Legit very tall man
Canson said on 26/Nov/15

Great picture. if we take into account penny's head tilt (slightly), definitely puts Jordan between 6'4-6'5 somewhere in there. Reggie Miller also said the same that MJ is 6'4-6'5.
Ozzy said on 25/Nov/15
Next to 6-6 Penny (per combine results): Click Here
Tunman said on 13/Nov/15
Lol,you seem a big fan of MJ,that's clear.The guy was so perfect that even stating his qualities is useless.Watching him play would be enough to convince even the most skeptical ones about that.
BUT I must point out that James was a better jumper.MJ vertical leap is listed as 48" but actually it's only 43" (8'10" hands up with 12'5" as the highest reach).James has a 44"vertical leap.
Obviously some qualities of MJ are simply present in every player,one can't take those qualities as decisive since they aren't measurable but you summarized quite well the player,in one word the best.
plus said on 31/Oct/15
in Olympics of 1992 he was measured at 6'4.88 is 195,28 cm, so he should be downgraded to 195 cm
Him said on 24/Oct/15
MJ at 195cm-196cm and Barkley at 196cm-197cm sounds reasonable.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 6/Sep/15
Rob, is it possible for Jordan to have lost a centimetre at 52?

He still looks 6ft5. I'm just wondering if it may be a case of him being a little over it in his 30's.
[Editor Rob: some guys will reach his age with minimal/negligible height lost, while others I think can look 1/2 inch or 3/4 inch under what they did...maybe in their 40's, some lifestyle changes or wear and tear has a toll and they ship over half inch by early 50's.]
MrTBlack said on 19/Aug/15

He's probably wearing those big clunky basketball shoes in this pic which ad 2" or more. He looks around the 6'5" mark in dress shoes and casual tennis shoes.
Sammy said on 17/Aug/15
He looks over 6-5 with neyo
Jim said on 11/Jul/15
I was lucky enough to meet MJ at the Palm Springs Golf Resort back in 2011. I'm exactly 6'4.75 without shoes on. I was wearing golf shoes at the time. With them, I'm close to 6'6. Jordan was also wearing golf shoes, and when I met him, he looked me directly in the eye. He maaybe was a tiny bit shorter, but nothing noticeable. He's still 6'4.5 to this day, no shorter. He's also got huge hands. When we shook hands, his engulfed mine.
Jim said on 11/Jul/15
I was lucky enough to meet MJ at the Palm Springs Golf Resort back in 2011. I'm exactly 6'5.75 without shoes on. I was wearing golf shoes at the time. With them, I'm close to 6'6. Jordan was also wearing golf shoes, and when I met him, he looked me directly in the eye. He maaybe was a tiny bit shorter, but nothing noticeable. He's still 6'4.5 to this day, no shorter. He's also got huge hands. When we shook hands, his engulfed mine.
Lillo Thomas said on 9/Jul/15
Jordan is 6'4.5 at worst today . I still think he is 6'5 or very close to it. So no, losing 2 in inches at his age is BS. Maybe he lost half inch at very most.
Crypto139 said on 5/Jul/15
Lol Rob must have read my comment, now Brady has a page.
crypto139 said on 27/Jun/15

Lol dude this site is about height not actual skills. Hell I could go on peyton Manning's page and complain that Peyton is not anywhere near Tom Brady and stuff but that defeats the purpose of the site. Though I do believe if Manning has a page then a better QB like Brady should have one too.
mike said on 27/Jun/15
Michael Jordan lost two or one inch due to age, i think he's 6'4.
godjlove said on 20/Jun/15
Jordan vs James 25

1. Handles - Jordan
2. Jumper - Jordan
3. Smoothness - Jordan
4. Power - James
5. Finesse - Jordan
6. Agility - Jordan
7. All-Around Stats - Jordan
8. Patent Moves - Jordan
9. Defense - Jordan
10 Hustle - Jordan
11 Leadership - Jordan
12 Rings - Jordan
13 Basketball IQ - Jordan
14 Skill Set - Jordan
15 Game time/Clutch - Jordan
16 Passion - Jordan
17 Love for Game - Jordan
18 Heart - Jordan
19 Niceness - Jordan
20 Dominate - Jordan 
21 Hops - Jordan
22 Ownership - Jordan
Ozmosis said on 17/Jun/15
MJ was listed at 195 cm at the '92 Olympics.
Duanne said on 16/Jun/15
I've seen countless side by sides. I think jordan is a high 6'4
James said on 3/Jun/15
Looks 6'6 to me Click Here
And in this video barkley says jordan is taller at 6:50.
jjg153 said on 3/Jun/15
Yeaa MJ was a 6'4.75-6'5" barefeet atleast... That 6'6" height was definitely in his Air Jordans which is legit in NBA Basketball...
Height said on 2/Jun/15
Adding to what Tunman said,

If Barkley is 6'4.75" (195 cm) then Jordan should be downgraded to 6'4.25" (193.5 cm). Otherwise, at peak height it could be Barkley : 6'5" flat (196 cm) and Jordan 6'4.5" (194.5 cm) as stated by Pat Riley.
Tunman said on 30/May/15
Rob,Is it possible that MJ was only 6'4.5?Remember Riley described him so.The more I see pics with Barkley the more I doubt MJ was taller.Actually Barkley could even look fractionally taller.If Barkley is only 6'4.75 like he said (maybe after a long day training/playing?),MJ could have been 6'4.5"after a long day?Maybe a downgrade to 6'4.75 could be a good beginning.
[Editor Rob: I think Barkley probably is counting his lowest measurement, big Michael may well dip a little under 6ft 5 aswell.]
Crypto139 said on 28/May/15
Tom Brady with Michael Jordan. Click Here
bobby h3342 said on 11/May/15
when your as good as he was, he can be any height he wants to lol
Devin Paul said on 16/Apr/15
Jordan is on the lower end of 6'4 (6'4-6'4.25). Barkley is between 6'4.5-6'4.75 like he says (I've seen him in person and am 6'5 and definitely was not looking up at him). Chuck is taller than MJ. I'd say rodman is 6'5.5-6'6 barefoot since 6'6.5 seems to be his height in shoes as he has claimed that numerous times. And remember pippen was drafted at 6'6 1/2 barefoot and 6'7.5 (shoes). Pip is closer to 6'7 tho barefoot and is taller than both Jordan and rodman.if you look at the picture of the 96 all star team below that was used to compare pippen and Jordan, pip isn't much taller than penny and Reggie miller so he may still be in the high 6'6 range
Height said on 9/Apr/15
1986 article describing MJ (age 23) as 6'4":

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Jackson said on 8/Apr/15
Majored in Geography, which is where I heard that UNC puts all of their academically-challenged athletes.

Now they put them in fake classes at UNC. He was described as 6'4 his freshmen year.
Crypto139 said on 20/Mar/15
@height Pippen is about 6 feet 7.5, Hakeem is about 6 feet 10 and Russell is atleast a legit 6 feet 9 but possibly 6 feet 10.
b-mint1994 said on 19/Mar/15
MJ and Charles appear the same height in this picture:

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height said on 18/Mar/15
Rob, could you please consider opening a page for other hall of famers like Scottie Pippen, Hakeem Olajuwon, Bill Rusell maybe? Thanks!
Burgos said on 17/Mar/15
Yes, Kobe does seem to have 1cm on Jordan. I think Jordan is 6'5" (196cm) and Kobe is 6'5" 1/4 (197cm)
b-mint1994 said on 16/Mar/15
Is it me or does Kobe seem to edge MJ out?
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And yet MJ is listed taller on here...
Crpyto139 said on 15/Mar/15
It seems headsizes varies alot at tall heights as Schaubs head is a lot bigger than mannings, which is a lot bigger than Bolt, his is a lot bigger than Jordan, which is a lot bigger than kobe's head finally. Also those guys are within an inch of each other. Sorry rob if this was a strange but probably a very funny comment though. I don't have much of a social life I guess. :p
height said on 13/Mar/15
Rob, I think updating MJ to 195cm would be appropiate.
Crypto139 said on 12/Mar/15
Tunman lol former Texans QB Matt Schaub's head was longer and he is about a cm taller at 197 cm or about 6 feet 5 5/8 of an inch according to his combine. Click Here
177cmGuy said on 28/Feb/15
195-196cm is a good estimate. Surprising thought he got cut from his high school basketball team at age 15 due to only being 5'10 and for having average basketball skills. Guess he prooved them wrong in both ways.
Bob said on 28/Feb/15
I believe that he is a legit 6'6. He is slightly bent in this picture. Scottie Pippen was a legit 6'9.
Tunman said on 15/Feb/15
Manning's head could be 25,5 or 26cm at most and his forehead possibly 13 cm.
Maybe a little big indeed though at his height 25 cm could be average.
I think he's slightly closer to the camera with Bolt
Maybe MJ and Bolt are both 195 after all?
dietmar said on 8/Feb/15
Lol, Peyton Manning has indeed a huge forehead. With normal size of head he would be a regular 193cm guy.

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Anyway, i have allways suspected Usain Bolt is not a full 196cm guy, he is moore like 194-195cm. Just like Michael Jordan.
Duhon said on 6/Feb/15
That picture of Bolt and Peyton is funny. If it wasn't for Peyton's ridiculously sized head/forehead, it looks like Bolt would be physically taller overall.
dietmar said on 5/Feb/15
Michael Jordan appears to be the same height as Usain Bolt Click Here

On the other hand, Usain Bolt seems to be shorter than Peyton Manning (196cm) Click Here

So, my guess is Jordan is no moore than 194cm. Same height as Usain Bolt. Charles Barkley says he is 195cm, so reckon that's what he is.
height said on 3/Feb/15
I'd say list him at his more accurate measured height, which is 6'4.75".

The thing about this site it's that it list MJ as being taller than Barkley, when it's actually the other way around. Barkley has always been taller than MJ.

MJ is 6'4.75" / 6'4.88" (195cm) barefooted and 6'6" in athletic shoes.

Barkley is 6'5.5" (197cm) barefooted and 6'6.5"+ in athletic shoes shoes.

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WalkingTall6ft3.35 inches said on 2/Feb/15
Was measured 6'4.88 for the 1992 olympics i read somewhere,and that's enough to call him a weak 6'5 which i believe he is.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 25/Jan/15
6ft6 out of bed, Rob?
[Editor Rob: 6ft 5.75 maybe, but 6ft 6 could be as equally possible.]
MrTBlack said on 25/Jan/15
To be fair, he doesn't ever look 6'4.5". But you guys should realize how massive 6'5" is. Also factor in that alot of shoes give people 1-1.5" gain so if you see a 6'5" man, he'd be 6'6.5" in shoes and would have to duck through doors since most door frames are 6'8".
Danimal said on 24/Jan/15
Michael Jordan was somewhere between 6'4.5" and 6'5" in his prime. 6'6" in shoes. Barkley was 6'5.5" barefoot.
Lillo thomas said on 24/Jan/15
Michael jordan is 6'5 max . 6'6 barefoot is BS for MJ.
Judd said on 23/Jan/15
I always thought he was 6'6". IMO he's a strong 6'5", so 6'6-6.25" is fair!
He has at least 4" on Barack Obama (legit 6'1") and he's visible taller than Will Smith (6'1.25-1.5")...He could be a legit 196 cms:

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Ozzy said on 17/Jan/15
@Dhon: Good Kobe pic. Rick Fox was measured at 6'6 w/o shoes.
joe 192cm said on 15/Jan/15
Duhon,look at the photos with Tom Brady kobe kobe is not 6'5 complete
Ozzy said on 15/Jan/15
Next to 6'7 listed (6'6 w/o shoes - pre-draft measurment) Penny Hardaway: Click Here

Reggie Miller doesn't look quite 6'7 either...
Duhon said on 14/Jan/15
I'm starting to think Kobe is at least a full 6'5" barefoot. Click Here

#21 on Kobe's left there Kareem Rush, was measured at 6'4.75" barefoot and you can see Kobe has somewhat of an edge on him.
Tommy said on 30/Dec/14
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Mario Lemieux 6-4(193cm) and MJ, almost same height.
Silent_D said on 29/Dec/14
I remember saw old footage of him in the eighties. He looked skinny and not big compared to other players. I think he was still growing though. I know he is a really guy because he plays basketball and is a legend. I think now he is 195cm.
andrew said on 7/Dec/14
I heard from my friend that his actual height on barefoot is 6-2
height said on 3/Dec/14
Barefoot heights/with shoes height:

Jordan 6'4 7/8"....6'6"
Barkley 6'5 1/4"....6'6 1/2"
Magic 6'7 5/8"... 6'8 3/4"
Bird 6'9 1/2"... 6'10 7/8"
Pipppen 6'7 1/2"... 6'8 7/8"
Klay Thompson 6'4" 1/8.... 6'5"
height said on 3/Dec/14
Here's the Pat Riley article Click Here
WalkingTall 6ft3.25 said on 24/Nov/14
Yeah,that's the one Rob...4 cm is probably bang on and that puts Wade at about 191-2 cm just as i thought.
WalkingTall 6ft3.25 said on 22/Nov/14
How many centimetres is there between Jordan and Wade here Rob,i'm thinking 3-4,or 1.5 inches.
[Editor Rob: the one they held the sneakers? If so that is about 4cm I think]
KROC said on 14/Nov/14
MrTBlack I keep hearing about that measurement but I cant seem to find a source for it. Pat Riley said that Michael Jordan was 6'4.5 once I believe.
MrTBlack said on 1/Nov/14
@ Real Heights

Jordan's 6'6" listing is in his shoes. He's and 1/8 of an inch shy of 6'5".
MrTBlack said on 30/Oct/14

Jordan was measured at 6'4 7/8" in college so it's safe to say he's a legit 6'5".
Bonus said on 24/Oct/14
Nba Heights Official and true
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KROC said on 21/Oct/14
@Chris Dude just stop the madness. Kobe was never measured at the pre draft camp because he chose to "skip" it. His wife was the one who measured him at 195cm. In person he looks 194cm-195cm. In pictures Kobe Bryant, Charles Barkley both appear to be the EXACT same height as Jordan. All 3 of these guys also have a very similar body type i.e. average legssuper long torso. If MJ is 6'6 then that would make Dennis Rodman over 6'7 and Scottie Pippen over 6'9! Jordan is 194-195, end of story. Quit upgrading people man.
Chris said on 20/Oct/14
Charles Barkley was well over 6'7 in his police mugshots. He's almost 6'8 in them. Shoes add about an inch. So Barkley is probably close to 6'7 flat footed. Barkley is about half an inch taller than Jordan in photos. An inch at the very most. It's pretty obvious Jordan is close to 6'6 if not over it
[Editor Rob: Barkley looks as if he's looking down a bit at the camera, so it's a given that his mugshot is adding height.]
Chris said on 20/Oct/14
Kobe Bryant is 6'5. That was his pre draft measurement without shoes. Jordan is taller than Kobe. Quite clearly.

If Jordan isn't 6'6, he's very close to it. They would have just rounded his height up, for the official stats
Chris said on 20/Oct/14
ab - 6.475 is actually 6.5. You round up height. So Kobe is 6'5
Chris said on 20/Oct/14
Short guys love to claim there's some sort of conspiracy against them. They bring everyone down an inch then say "well he's the same as him!"
James said on 16/Oct/14
Jordan, in my opinion, is a very strong 6'5" flat. His height was never more deceiving than when he tried to play baseball. His legs are so long, he was so lean (just over 3% body fat in his prime, NOT NOW!) and he has a 7 feet wingspan. Those features made him appear to be much taller than 6'5." As most people know, he also has absurdly large hands. Those huge hands hanging off super long arms also made him appear longer. I remember when he used to rebound basketballs in a full palming motion. Very very few NBA players can come close to doing that. Finally, most of MJ's footwear choices make him look, if anything, shorter b/c they are usually low heels, especially in dress shoes. He's a tall guy, with even taller features, but still noticeably shorter than former similarly sized teammates, Pippen and Rodman. I grew up idolizing this guy but from lawyers that I know in D.C., I hear that he is a straight-up egomaniac jerk. Also, a terrible NBA General Manager and identifier of talent. Ironically, he is the best of all-time on the court but that's about where it ends. His riches are not a fluke but they are nowhere near his creation. Faulk, his agent, is to thank for just about everything. Finally, no accusations toward MJ, because I don't know if this is true at all....but I have heard, from unnamed people in the know, that he read at a 3rd grade level when he got to Carolina. I hope that is not true. Majored in Geography, which is where I heard that UNC puts all of their academically-challenged athletes. Once MJ made the NBA and people realized that he was so good, Nike and the Bulls hired a swarm of people to further educate and polish him up for being a commercial-making, product-selling god. Despite all the bad things I've head about MJ, the kid in me will always idolize him. 6'6" in his frequently worn golf shoes.
payr said on 2/Sep/14
Kroc, you started this bashing and you're going to get back at me for giving my opinion?! Measurement s are more accurate than your opinion. Peoples posture and angle can deceit you. You are an idiot. You are the one who gets mad for someone who has a different opinion and proof. Hypocrite. You need anger management
ab said on 28/Aug/14
hey crypto, kobe said his wife measured him at 6'4.75
johny z said on 27/Aug/14
For 7/19/14 posting, I like your heights for Jordan, Barkley, and Kobe. I'm not so sure about magic johnson. All photos including the dream team,team picture indicate Bird is 1.5 to 2" bigger than magic. I think magic was 6'7" at best.This would put bird height at what you said.I also think from seeing rodman/pippen/jordan photos that rodman appears to be 1.5" bigger than jordan and 1.5" smaller th
an pippen.My guess would be rodman 6'6 1/4 ,pippen 6'7 1/2.
Crypto139 said on 22/Aug/14
Wait so if Michael Jordan is 6 feet 5 Rob, then how tall do you think Kobe Bryant is then? He is listed as 6 feet 6 or even 6 feet 7. So do you believe he is taller than Jordan? If so by how much then?
ab said on 18/Aug/14
kroc is right, kobe said his height is 6'4 but was measured at 6'4.75. i would give him the 6'4.75 listing
KROC said on 13/Aug/14
Dude shut up. There is two inches between them. Look at the behind the scenes for that particular photoshoot on YouTube. Jordan consistently had two inches on Wade and Jordan isn't even a legit 6'5. Kobe always has two inches on Wade and he isn't even a legit 6'5. Kobe's lying about Wade's height to support his listed height. Wade is 6'2.5-6'2 34. Now be a good Lil boy and go somewhere. Seriously who responds to a post I made 6-7 months ago? Get a life.
payr said on 13/Aug/14
KROC says on 3/Feb/14
Navid, I've met Dwyane Wade more times then I care to mention... He'd be lucky to be 6'3. There's at LEAST two inches between him and Jordan in that picture

Lol at least two inches?! You are not bright. The average forehead is 4 inches and the top of his head and you're saying at least two inches! You are a joke. The measurement s are more accurate than your opinion. There is an Olympic s team photo and wade looks only an inch shorter. Not two inches! Kobe even said he was 6-4 and some change
Whacked88 said on 5/Aug/14
I always thought he's 198cm tall, but then again, he's over fifty now and could've lost a couple inches.
Chris said on 1/Aug/14
RP, that's just completely false.

Barkley in his police mugshot is nearly 6'8! He was obviously in his shoes. But that means he's obviously 6'6 barefoot. He's probably taller than that in fact.

Jordan is about 0.5 inches shorter than Barkley in most pictures. So he's obviously between 6'5.5 and 6'6
RP said on 19/Jul/14
True barefoot heights at peak: Jordan 6'4 7/8", Barkley 6'4 7/8", Kobe 6'4 3/4", Magic 6'7 5/8", Bird 6'8 1/2", Pipppen 6'7 1/2", Rodman 6'6 3/4", LeBron 6'7 1/2"
Shak said on 18/Jul/14
They measure bball players in shoes so mj is really 6'4.5 whereas yao ming is really 7'3.5
NBAHeights said on 8/Jul/14
I don't get this pic. Kobe only looks an inch taller than 6`2 Brandon Spikes in this picture, but he looks 5 inches taller than 6`3 Ovechkin. Click Here
176,2Tunman said on 28/Jun/14
Rob,did Riley lied when he said Jordan was 6'4.5?Actually the more I see the more I think he was a solid 6'5.He towers over almost everybody.Well someone here said he was measured at 6'4.7/8 so maybe this was the true measurement and Riley said 6'4.5?
Lillo thomas said on 26/Jun/14
Real heights. Nope michael jordan isn't a legit 6'6
Mr. Kaplan said on 25/Jun/14
Ovechkin certainly isn't 6'3". He's 6'1" tops.
realheights said on 24/Jun/14
rob jordan is 6'6 (198 cm)
Mathew said on 22/Jun/14
Seahawksfan 187-188 CM. says on 15/Jun/14
Kobe Bryant could pass for 6'7.5" by 6'3" listed Ovechkin

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Would anybody care to explain this?


Maybe Ovetchhin is really 6'1"? It is interesting how Kobe (who has claimed 6'4" himself, and his wife claimed to have measured him at 6'4.75") can look so tall at times. Then of course there are times when he doesn't: Click Here Click Here
cole said on 29/May/14
@Editor Rob: I'm just curious: in comparison, Michael Jordan looks taller by 5'8 listed NeYo than Joe Manganiello does with you. What's the explanation here? Joe being more 195 cm and NeYo nearer 171? Poor camera angles and/or a lack of knowledge on the footwear situation (in Jordan and NeYo's shot)? Jordan being taller than 6'5?
[Editor Rob: there is a chance he's in that 5ft 7.5 range yeah]
jordydecke said on 25/May/14
@Carl there's no photo...?
Carl said on 25/May/14
I'm Carl and exactly 6'5 1/2 to 3/4. Am a former college player and have measured this height for last 30 yrs. I just met Kobe at a restaurant in OC on 5/24/14, See pic below. Kopbe looks about 1/2 to 3/4 in shorter than me. So I think he must be almost exactly 6'5" in bare feet. The below photo is proof.
Gonzalo said on 14/May/14
My cousin was a professional basketball players listed 1`94. He saw the 1996 NBA finals live in Chicago and Seattle and told me all players were much shorter than their listed heights. He said Jordan was his height.
IMO Jordan is at least 1`95
Sal said on 29/Apr/14
I'd say you are in the ball park but every video or photo I've seen with Jordan and Barkley, Barkley is about a half inch taller. If Jordan is 6'5" then that would make Barkley 6'5.5" as he claims he is. If Jordan is 6'4" which is what the olympics measured him at then it would make Barkley 6'4 and 5/8" which is what the olympics measured him at.
Lillo thomas said on 8/Apr/14
Chris are you blind ? Neyo is taller than jordan shoulder level . From the top of the head to the shoulder is 1 feet difference. Neyo is exactly in jordan chin level. That's 9 inches. By the way jordan was never a legit 6'6 in his peak. Infact I don't think he lose any height yet. Young jordan looked taller because he weighted considerable less. Still the same height.
chris said on 4/Apr/14
Hold on just a second Rob. He looks almost a foot taller than 5.8 NeYo. He simply looks every bit of his peak 6.6 and going by that pic I would buy 6.7 or 8.
rhaegar said on 24/Mar/14
Dennis Rodman is atleast 6'8. He was guest at TV show in my country which host is exatly 198 cm and he actually looked 3-4 inches taller, but he had some really weird shoes which i tank give atleast 2 inches while the host had dress shoes.
KROC said on 8/Mar/14
@Nick Yeah I've met Kobe Bryant on a couple of occasions. He's a weak 6'5. Probably the 6'4.75 that his wife measured him at.
Brad said on 7/Mar/14
6' 5" without shoes, I had him by an inch a foot away almost 3 decades ago.
Lillo thomas said on 6/Mar/14
Michael jordan is 6'5 tops without shoes. His 6'6 listing is with shoes on.
1.95.1 said on 4/Mar/14
Michael Jordan is 1.98. Today 1.97 or 1.98
1.89.5 said on 3/Mar/14
1.98 or 1.96? Rob? Please
Nick said on 23/Feb/14
Kobe with 6'6.25'' measured Rob Gronkowski: Click Here

Would this put Kobe under 6'5'' (assuming he isn't barefoot)?
luca said on 20/Feb/14
italian basketball player Gino Cuccarolo is 2,20.
5'11 morning height said on 15/Feb/14
Who cares about Dwade everyone knows that he grew 4inches from his 5'11" hieght his senior year in high school. To what he is listed at with shoes on 6'4". Jordan is 6'4" 1/2 barefoot he also grew about 5 inches from 5'10 to his current height. Who cares about height unless your an athlete and have to perform with it. Everyone else is very very sad in life for arguing hieghts of strangers.
KROC said on 10/Feb/14

It could have been a discrepancy of some sort. More then likely he was really measured at 6'2.75. There's a reason why his teammates tease him about his height. In reality he's pretty undersized for a 2 guard. To put it in perspective, if he was really measured at that height, they would have him listed at 6'5...
Joe said on 8/Feb/14

Wade was measured at 6'3.75'' barefoot during the NBA combine. I don't know how he'd be able to fake that if he's no more than 6'3''.
KROC said on 3/Feb/14
Navid, I've met Dwyane Wade more times then I care to mention... He'd be lucky to be 6'3. There's at LEAST two inches between him and Jordan in that picture.
jason said on 1/Feb/14
he was measured at 6-4 1/2 according to pat riley which was right before the draft....the commentator on the nba pre draft tv viewing even said that nba height listings are with shoes on, so I don't get how people say "well people keep growing after 18" yet they were listed the same exact height since they were drafted....that's not the case it has to do with the listings being with shoes on...Kevin Durant and Perkins are the same height and Perkins measured 6 8 1/2 without shoes or 6-8 3/4...Kevin Durant may be taller but not much... he's really 6-9 and maybe some change without shoes.
navid said on 1/Feb/14
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only looks like an half an inch at the most.....I doubt that's even 2 inches....I don't get why people say wade is undersized when he's only an inch shorter than Jordan...Kobe and Jordan are the same height...I also don't get
ff said on 1/Feb/14
riley said he only measured 6-4 1/2 without shoes and the nba draft express commentator said that the height listings in the nba are with shoes on....when jordan and wade were back to back it only looks like an inch and a half at the most
ff said on 1/Feb/14
these combine measurements are in the morning and so are the nba pre draft measurements.....morning height is a little off because when you are laying down you are taller due to compression of the spine and most of the day you aren't that height when you get out of bed....gravity makes you lose that height during the day
Penny Hardaway said on 29/Jan/14
Scottie Pippen was measured at 6'7.5" (without shoes. He looks like 2.5" taller than MJ.
MrTBlack said on 18/Dec/13
He does wear bb shoes which makes him more massive but this sounds right. Remember, people aren't aware of how massive 6'5" is.
fff said on 17/Dec/13
viper bryant measured at 6-2 without shoes
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KROC said on 12/Dec/13
Unfortunately I've missed out on a couple of occasions to meet Jordan whenever he comes to Rucker Park in NYC. Most people that i know that have met him say that he looks 6'5 in person.
JB said on 1/Dec/13
Only 6'5"? When I see him in pics with other celebrities(non basketball players) he just towers over everyone. He's a head taller than Wayne Gretzky who's official height listing is 6'0" and he's also a head taller than Kevin Kostner who is supposedly 6'1". I still believe he's a legit 6'6".
Griffin said on 26/Nov/13
6'4" maybe 6'5" in the morning
Mathew said on 20/Nov/13
With 6'7" Pippen I can see a good 6'4.5":
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leonard23 said on 29/Oct/13
Him and Kobe are the same height. Take a loo at these pics

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Lillo thomas said on 25/Oct/13
What the hell was michael jordan smoking when he says dennis rodman is only a half inch taller ? Dennis rodman is atleast 1 inch taller . In most pics together the difference is around 1.5 inches .
LeBron6 said on 18/Oct/13
Jordan is leaning towards him
Viper said on 14/Oct/13
Jordan doesnt look taller than 6'4 with 6'1 measured Dez Bryant. Click Here
clement said on 30/Sep/13
My Guess is 6'4"
Clement said on 27/Sep/13
My Guess is Mr.Michael Jordan is 6'3"tall.....
johnny z said on 26/Sep/13
I have seen numerous pictures of MJ and Charles Barkley standing side by side and there is no negligible difference between their heights. CB has always said his true height is 6-4 3/4 and I believe him. I feel MJ is also 6-4 3/4.
hieghtiko conji said on 26/Sep/13
Very Nice Hieght
Lorne said on 18/Sep/13
Knowing he measured 6 ft4.88, that sounds spot on, if that's his lowest height then 6ft5 listing is fine. Can anyone tell me where to find the Olympic measurements? I can't find them anywhere, but am interested to see. Clearly they are available, right?
Ud191cm said on 15/Sep/13
[Editor Rob: I'm going to do that for Michael]

[Editor Rob: I'm going to do that for Michael]

Rob does that mean you actually had him at under 6'5??
If then, then why so? He was measured well over 6'4.75 that is 6'4.88.Its close enough for a 6'5 right?

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