How tall is Michael Jordan

Michael Jordan's Height

6ft 5 (195.6 cm)

American Basketball Legend. At age 18 he was being described as 6ft 4, and in the NBA regularly called 6ft 6, a height he himself claimed in 1994 "I'm 6-foot-6". Pat Riley was once quoted saying "Did you know that when Jordan was measured he was only 6-4 and a half, not 6-6 the way he's listed".


Michael with 5ft 8 NeYo
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Average Guess (191 Votes)
6ft 5.15in (196cm)
Canson said on 17/Nov/19
@Dream: yea I have him at 6’4.5”
Dream said on 17/Nov/19
@Canson

He honestly looked way shorter than Chuck Connors, with Larry Bird.
Canson said on 16/Nov/19
He is probably close to 6’5” afternoon height. Meaning 6’4.5”
viper said on 16/Nov/19
Funny thing is that MJ isn't 6-6 in Jordan 1 shoes
Tarun Bhandal 167.5cm 5'5 said on 13/Nov/19
Did you upgrade/downgrade Michaels height?
Editor Rob
He's been on 6ft 5 for a very long time now.
Canson said on 3/Nov/19
@JTM: 6’4.75 for Jordan is good but I believe he was always 6’4.5”. As for Kobe I believe he’s fine where he is or could be a small fraction higher but prob not a full 6’5”
Canson said on 3/Nov/19
@Rob: 6’4.75 or 6’4 7/8 for him being he only measured 6’4 7/8 before? Really he did measure 6’4.5 too but if that’s too low the 6’4 7/8 is a more accurate listing if you’re gonna list Barkley that way
Jtm said on 2/Nov/19
Kobe is the one that should be listed 6'5 and Jordan 6'4.5 or at least 6'4.75 that he was listed here before.
Canson said on 1/Nov/19
@Viper: I think maybe a CM or 1/4-1/2”
viper said on 1/Nov/19
I think Kobe may be half an inch taller
Canson said on 26/Oct/19
Looks 6’4.5 with Damon Wayons
Canson said on 21/Oct/19
@Roderick: agreed

@Joe: agreed
Roderick said on 20/Oct/19
6'4.5" IMO seems spot on
joe### said on 15/Oct/19
Canson
maybe carmelo can measure 198.5cm in the afternoon.
Canson said on 15/Oct/19
@Joe: I didn’t think Melo dipped under 198 in person. He looks taller than most guys who are measured around 6’6”. Example Paul Pierce. Pierce I could see 197-197.5 range. Maybe 6’5.75. My guess is 6’5 7/8 could be an extreme low for Melo but 6’6 1/8 is what I could say. Anywhere 6’6-6’6.25. Of course I’m at the mercy of having to trust how long someone has been awake and on their feet
joe### said on 14/Oct/19
Canson
I think Carmelo measures the same as Ali Baba Peak 197.8cm at night and 200cm in the morning.
Chris Junior Hernandez 1990 said on 14/Oct/19
@Canson Honestly i would rule out 200cm out of bed and 198cm before bed for Carmelo.
Canson said on 11/Oct/19
@Junior: I don’t rule out 6’6.25 for Melo actually. He could be over by a hair. Maybe 6’6 1/8 is where I would go for him. 6’6 just as possible tho
Chris Junior Hernandez 1990 said on 10/Oct/19
Just saying MJ worst lowest could be 6'4 5/8 and i have see him look a solid 4cm taller than D Wade. Wade i can could agree with Canson now he is 6'3 a low which link back to 6'6 Carmelo often look 3" on Wade. Or could say MJ never lost anything yet as he was always 194.5cm a low and Kobe Bryant 195cm a low just like i wonder there is always a fraction between them and i would specifically throw Barkley into 194.75cm worst low just in between MJ and Kobe. Making some sense as Pat Riley mention MJ measure 6'4 1/2 that could be donkey years ago during his drafted year and grow a bit or a fraction over, 1980s drafted players might be measure in the afternoon we wouldn't know that for sure like on the sights of Pat Riley sees MJ as 6'4 1/2 a low but MJ could be close to 6'4 5/8 since he was always bald. Worst MJ could be 6'4 1/2 now but not under it.
Canson said on 5/Oct/19
@Mark D: peoole don’t accept you being 6’4? Is 6’4.5 your afternoon/evening height? I measure 6’4.25 (6’5 out of bed) myself and while some people think I’m taller due to the way I’m built I don’t always have an issue when I say I’m 6’4 which is all I ever claim.
Canson said on 5/Oct/19
If Rodman is 6’6 or 6’6.5 like he claims and like Pippen and Jordan said he is then there is no way Jordan is 6’5.5. Rodman was at least 1.5 if not 2” taller than jordan. Reggie Miller and Patrick Ewing have both said (along with Charles barkley) that Jordan is 6’4-6’5”. He was measured 6’4.5 when he was drafted
Canson said on 5/Oct/19
If Rodman is 6’6 or 6’6.5 like he claims and like Pippen and Jordan said he is then there is no way Jordan is 6’5.5. Reggie Miller and Patrick Ewing have both said (along with Charles barkley) that Jordan is 6’4-6’5”. He was measured 6’4.5 when he was drafted
Mark D. said on 4/Oct/19
Being 6'4.5" and calling myself 6'5" because people wouldn't accept me saying 6'4" to round it off, I can say though I've not met Jordan, in pictures I see of him standing next to various people he looks to be around 6'5.5". In good shape with normal posture so he hasn't lost any now. The 6'6" was a simple rounding up in my opinion.
Canson said on 29/Sep/19
@Tunman: I understand what you’re saying. But when Kobe came into the league Jordan at 33 would’ve still likely been at his peak. I don’t argue the 6’4.75 listing for Kobe being his low and Jordan may have been 6’4 5/8”, but Pat Riley saying He’s 6’4.5” shouldn’t be seen as bitterness. People need to stop thinking just because someone says a person isn’t as tall as they claim or they say that person is shorter than they are, that they’re hating on them. Riley was answering the reporter’s inquiries as to why he wasn’t drafted over Olajuwon and Bowie. And Riley saying someone’s actual height is just him doing that. Riley was known as being very honest during his career. He wasn’t going to lie, either. He wasn’t slighting Jordan and people shouldn’t see it that way being it’s just his height not his character. People assume when someone claims someone’s actual height that they try to make someone shorter when they’re not. And furthermore, I honestly don’t think Riley had a problem with Jordan per se. remember, Pat Riley retired Jordan’s jersey with the Heat which is the grandest of gestures bring Jordan never once played for the franchise. He’s the only person other than the Bulls to do so and Jordan is the only player who never once played for a franchise to have his uniform retired by them. Riley did not hate Jordan all that much as he didnt have to do that. And that was early on. If he really had reason to hate MJ it would’ve been in the 90s when Riley coached the Knicks and Heat. But Riley calling him 6’4.5” was just answering (in an honest manner) why he wasn’t drafted first and he was likely either giving an exact or maybe just approximate measurement. Riley has met him so he could give an assessment as to how tall he was. Next to Larry Bird I tend to believe 6’4.5” and having played ball myself through college that’s common for a guy to be listed 6’6” and be as low as 6’4 or 6’4.25 as the same happened to me. But Jordan being listed 6’4.75 would look much better than 6’5” imho because that could’ve very well been at 5 hours for him and maybe dip to 6’4 5/8 perhaps. 6’4.5 tho or .75 would work imho

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Tunman said on 28/Sep/19
@Canson
6'4.75 for Kobe is fair and so is it for Jordan.I still think a peak Jordan and Kobe could have been reasonably the same.6'4 5/8?Not impossible you can argue that but I'm still convinced he was measured at evening and had only little height to lose so 6'4.75 still makes sense.I would take Riley's words carefully though as he seemed quite bitter towards Jordan,so maybe tried to undermine his height to 6'4.5(although maybe he was a little over?)195 is the best compromise if you ask me.
Canson said on 27/Sep/19
Kobe should not be listed 195 and Jordan 196. They should be the same at 195 or Jordan at 6’4.5” being he also measured that mark. He’s not taller than Kobe
Canson said on 26/Sep/19
@Shane: my money in his prime he was actually 6’4.5 or max 6’4 5/8 (something like 194.5cm). But I agree with you that he’s def under 6’5 afternoon height. I think 6’4.75 is a fair listing for him as it’s clear he’s not taller than Kobe. If anything I think Kobe would actually edge him as he really does look the 6’4.75 afternoon height
Shane Gray said on 26/Sep/19
Jordan is under 6'5" by this sites afternoon barefoot standard and I think that is clear. I'm surprised you haven't adjusted this to 6'4 3/4" max, Rob.
Canson said on 25/Sep/19
@Roderick: lol I know right! That’s the second time I’ve done that with the picture. If you google the two Starks and jordan you’ll see it when They’re face to face on the court. Jordan is about 2.5” taller than Starks which adds up being Starks admitted to 6’2” so MJ 6’4.5 ish. I don’t rule out maybe 194.5 for him but that’s as high as I could give Jordan
Roderick said on 24/Sep/19
@Canson I was about to ask you what you doing bruh LOL
Canson said on 23/Sep/19
@Rob: I don’t know why it did that. The pic that I took was of he and Starks eye to eye on the court but for some reason the link takes you to a computer game
Canson said on 21/Sep/19
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Jordan actually has 6-7 cm on Starks

6’4.5ish vs 6’2”
Editor Rob
🤔 I'm not sure I'd use a computer game to compare heights
Height said on 15/Sep/19
Jordan has between 7 cm to 8 cm on Starks:

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Tunman said on 12/Sep/19
Actually,Christian 6'4.5"is not impossible although you can discuss whether he was this mark or the 6'4 7/8" that did appear too often.Both are reasonable opinions.The whole thing is about how we can interpret Riley's claim in other words did he claim Jordan's exact mark or did he round down a mark like 6'4.75 or 6'4 7/8".Ultimately I'm still convinced that 6'4 7/8"was a true measurement although probably like Barkley it was an evening one so he wouldn't have lost much more than that or maybe 1/8 at most.And Barkley's at 6'4 5/8" is certainly the lowest arguable.I would still leave Jordan at 6'4.75 as the best compromise.It's not completely absurd to think he was exactly the same as Kobe.
Canson said on 23/Aug/19
@Brad: Phil Jackson once said Kobe was slightly taller. I mean they’re very close in height but next to Ron Harper I could see Kobe edging Jordan as Harper always seemed close to an inch taller than jordan on the court
Canson said on 22/Aug/19
@Duhon: an evening measurement would be more legitimate than a morning measurement. Rob has mentioned before that he assumes each person has been awake for 5 hours and that they measure around their low or maybe 1/8” above that mark. I think kobe is probably an afternoon measurement though. I doubt he goes below that by much. He does look more than just a solid 2” shorter than Lebron. I have Lebron pegged as solid 6’7” for site purposes
Canson said on 22/Aug/19
@Duhon: an evening measurement would be more legitimate than a morning measurement. Rob has mentioned before that he assumes each person has been awake for 5 hours and that they measure around their low or maybe 1/8” above that mark. I think kobe is probably an afternoon measurement though. I doubt he goes below that by much
Christian 6'5 3/8" said on 22/Aug/19
At the worst I can see Kobe and Jordan being identical, but I still give the edge to Kobe. If by a miracle Jordan's any taller, it's still not more than 1/8" since Jordan measured 6'4 7/8". And that's ignoring the fact that Pat Riley claimed that Jordan was measured 6'4.5" early in his career.
Bradley said on 20/Aug/19
Shoe advantage Kobe. 23 wins by a smidge.
Duhon said on 20/Aug/19
Jordan looks slightly taller than Kobe here Click Here Also we still don't know if Kobe's 6'4.75" measurement by his wife was an evening measurement and could be near or at his low?
Canson said on 20/Aug/19
@Christian: I would still have Kobe maybe 1/4” taller In that picture. Kobe could look a weak 6’5” with Lebron to be honest whereas he looks 6’5” with others. I believe the 6’4.75 or maybe he dropped below by a mm or so. Jordan I would say 6’4.5 tho maybe even a mm under or over
Chris Junior Hernandez 1990 said on 19/Aug/19
@Manuel Kobe head is a little further behind.
Christian 6'5 3/8" said on 19/Aug/19
@Manuel
Here's a photo of them with visible footwear and they look very similar Click Here
Canson said on 18/Aug/19
Jordan is not taller than Kobe. Kobe is taller than Jordan ever so slightly. Phil Jackson even said that Kobe was taller than Jordan was. Jordan was about 6’4.5. Kobe 6’4.75 or slightly more

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Manuel said on 16/Aug/19
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he is definitely taller than kobe
Canson said on 3/Aug/19
@Junior: I also could buy 6’4.75 max 5 hours out of bed so that would be a better start than 6’5” flat. I think 6’4.5 at a low still but there’s always a chance for 6’4 5/8 at a low. 6’4.75 is still much closer to the truth and that was his initial listing here
Chris Junior Hernandez 1990 said on 31/Jul/19
Rob, so you did feel the low is 195cm for Jordan?
Editor Rob
Well it wouldn't be too hard to believe 6ft 4 7/8ths as a possible measurement for him.
Canson said on 25/Jul/19
@Rob: that wasn’t my intent the video game. I found a pic of Jordan and Starks on the internet. Jordan looks about 2.5” taller when he’s standing in front of him. That’s not 3” flat
Canson said on 25/Jul/19
@Rob and Malcolm Streer: Riley was 6’2”.

@Rob: as for Jordan and Starks: 2.5” is how it usually looks. He only has around 3-3.5 with Larry Johnson and about 3.5 with Anthony Mason
Canson said on 24/Jul/19
@Rob: how much would you say Jordan has on 6’2” John Starks?

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Editor Rob
I'm not sure about video game heights, but in reality I think they were near 3 inches apart
MalcomStreet said on 23/Jul/19
Hey Rob I think 6ft5 is a good listing for MJ. And Rob out of curiosity how tall do you think Pat Riley is? Hes listed as 6ft 4 but looks more 6ft 2.5 now he was probably 6ft 4 in his youth but 6ft 2.5-2.75 now. So Rob, How tall do you think Pat Riley was in his youth and how tall do you think he is now Rob? And do you think you can add Pat Riley to this Site Rob?
Editor Rob
I am not so familiar with Riley's height, but with Jordan I wouldn't have guessed he was over 6ft 3 really
Canson said on 15/Jul/19
@Junior: Jordan was not 19 when he was drafted. He was 21. He played 3 years in college and was drafted in 84. He was born in 63. Better chance he didn’t grow after as he was an adult
Canson said on 15/Jul/19
@Junior: Jordan is without a doubt over 6’5” peak when he woke up. I would say 6’5-6’5.5 range out of bed. Probably 6’5.25
Canson said on 15/Jul/19
@Junior: I’m not seeing how it’s a myth. 6’4.5 at a low is very possible. And Kobe is not 6’5 flat he’s 6’4.75. Jordan only had Brady by little. 1/2”-3/4”. I don’t rule out a peak 6’4 5/8 for Jordan but 6’4.75 seems too high
Canson said on 15/Jul/19
@Tunman: imho a good listing on the site may be 6’4.75 or 6’4 5/8. Lunchtime height (5 hours out) he may be either of those. Afternoon height would be 1/8” less at 6’4.5 or 6’4 5/8 though. The key factor is that looking close to 6’5” is not hard when you’re wearing 1.25” sneaks and thick shoes all the time. The other is that he did look over 4” shorter than Larry bird and close to 2” less than rodman
Nik said on 14/Jul/19
The average guess is 6'5.15" after 178 votes, here's comment no. 1620!
Tunman said on 12/Jul/19
Still I think 6'4.75 could fit him better than 6'4.5.He honestly looks too close to 6'5 to be much under it.Pat Riley was certainly not a Jordan fan,but if anything his words suggest that Jordan was indeed measured under 6'5 the question is how much.I mean in that interview he seemed so disgusted so may have tried to undermine him in terms of height by saying 6'4.5(but it could have been anywhere from 6'4.5 to 6'4 7/8).So 6'4.75 could be a good compromise
Chris Junior Hernandez 1990 said on 12/Jul/19
Canson, Jordan was drafted at 19. He had a little potential to grow a little taller. 6'5 is at least a morning height. To be fair for Tom Brady and Michael Strahan being 6'4 a low. MJ stay 6'4.75" and Kobe 6'5 the 6'4 1/2 stuff is myth for both of them unless we met them in real.
Canson said on 11/Jul/19
@Junior: only thing is that Barkley measured 6’4 5/8 in 92 and Kobe 6’4.75. Barkley is also guessed 6’4-6’5 or just 6’4 in person when people meet him. As for Jordan he also was supposed to have measured 6’4.5. But for all of these guys the ones we have specific measurements for Kobe and Barkley specifically, it’s not as right to doubt those as being too low versus Wade or someone else being too high. When someone is drafted there is money and their career on the line. Those are the measurements that I would question. I mean look at Shawne Merriman. We have all but debunked that myth. He’s not 6’4 3/8 or even close. There are others too such as kyler Murray. He is not 5’10”. But I would less likely doubt an Olympic measurement when someone has been in the league for 9 years and they already not only know how he performs but they have an idea of how tall the guy is already. They’re essentially being measured for Sh1ts and giggles versus for their standing in the draft and essentially their careers. That is where the frauding would expect to play in (if at all). But it’s also that those guys were measured at lows. Whereas the others were not
Canson said on 10/Jul/19
@Rob and Junior: Jordan measured 6’4.5 when he was drafted. He’s probably a smidgeon shorter than Kobe
Chris Junior Hernandez 1990 said on 10/Jul/19
Although Canson point out 6'4 3/8-6'4 1/2 for MJ but that is respectively his estimate. I would still go 6'4.75" a low for Jordan and Barkley and 6'5 a possible chance for Kobe Bryant. Kobe's real height has become some myth to go when the few version came out 6'5(late 90s claimed),6'4,6'4 1/2 and 6'6 by his own words and his wife claim to measured him 6'4.75" and 6'6 with shoes on.
Canson said on 9/Jul/19
@Never: his height wouldn’t matter because he was a guard. He was a big 2 guard in his era as most of them were 6’3-6’4 barefoot whereas he was 6’4-6’5 barefoot. I would say someone like Charles Barkley 6’4.5 or Draymond Green 6’5” or Larry Johnson or Clarence Weatherspoon 6’5 and and a bit were truly undersized
Chris Junior Hernandez 1990 said on 9/Jul/19
Rob, i'm curious that were you atually think Jordan is taller than Kobe Bryant and Barkley?
Editor Rob
He might not be, arguably 6ft 4.75 for Jordan is possible too.
Canson said on 8/Jul/19
@Mickie: I have him strong 6’5 out of bed. 6’5.25 maybe 6’5 3/8 and 6’4,5 or 5/8 at a low. He’s probably not over 6’4.5 really. I think Brady is 6’4” flat or at absolute worst if he dips below the mark it’s 6’3 7/8 but not lower on a normal basis
Canson said on 8/Jul/19
@Mickie: I have him strong 6’5 out of bed. 6’5.25 maybe 6’5 3/8 and 6’4,5 or 5/8 at a low. He’s probably not over 6’4.5 really
Never said on 6/Jul/19
If anything, being "only" 6-4.5 makes him even greater!
Mickie said on 4/Jul/19
Brady measured 6'4 3/8", that was probably a fairly early measurement but I think it suggests that anything below 6'3 7/8" - 6'4" at a low is pretty unlikely (unless it was conducted closer to waking up than I suspect). It could even mean more 6'4" - 6'4.25" - it's difficult to say. I have Jordan more like 6'4.5", probably a strong 6'5" in the morning.
Canson said on 2/Jul/19
@Junior: I didn’t mean that Jordan was that low. What I meant was Jordan’s 6’4.5 measurement would be the same as me measuring 6’4.25 meaning based on time of the day. I would have Jordan at his peak as taller than me. Even if my peak were 193.9-194 I still have Jordan 194.3-194.7 range. I doubt Brady is a weak 6’4. He’s a solid 6’4” Jordan weak 6’5 not dipping less than 6’4.5 probably still or maybe 1 mm worst case today at 56
Chris Junior Hernandez 1990 said on 2/Jul/19
If you bring down MJ at 6'4.25" then Tom Brady needed to drop 2cm down into 6'3.5" zone no arguement for higher. MJ had him by 2cm. The worst i can only think of 6'4 1/2 for MJ and Brady stay weak 6'4.
Canson said on 17/Jun/19
@Junior: I think 6’4.5 would be equivalent to me measuring 6’4.25 meaning his normal low in his prime. Maybe best case he’s something like 6’4 5/8 peak at a low
Canson said on 16/Jun/19
He was always 6’4.5. 6’5 in the morning. He doesn’t look like he’s lost any height
Spencer Dobkin said on 14/Jun/19
6'5" peak. 6'4.5" today.
Junior Hernandez 1990 said on 12/Jun/19
Drafted at 6'4.5" which can mean MJ had grow taller up to a 6'5 morning measurement and stable at 6'4.75". Sometime i don't think Kobe is taller nor shorter than MJ. Include Barkley they are all big looking 195cm guy might all fall into 6'4.75" a low.
Canson said on 11/Jun/19
He should at least get 6’4.75 since he’s not taller than Kobe although he did measure 6’4.5 when he was drafted
Canson said on 28/May/19
I agree with Duhon on the difference between them but for afternoon heights I’d knock off 1/2 for my estimates to solid 6’5 and 6’4.5 maybe give or take 1/8” on both. Carter to me genuinely looks a textbook 6’5” more so than Kobe or Jordan tho
Onabill Choudhury said on 27/May/19
His parents are below average height people plus his own brother is only in the 5 ft 8 range so MJ really got lucky with genetics
Duhon said on 26/May/19
6'5.5" Vince Carter and 6'5" Michael Jordan Click Here
Canson said on 30/Apr/19
Absolute most I could buy at his peak is 6’4 5/8 at a low which would make him 6’5 7/8 in b-ball sneaks and near enough 6’6” to look it. 6’4.5 would still make him 6’5.75 or so and that won’t look much different or anywhere in between the two figures.
Canson said on 27/Apr/19
@Jdubbz: I can look at a guy like Carmelo who really is 6’6” range and put MJ’s 6’6 to rest easily. Kobe really can look 6’4.5, like he claims, with Melo
Canson said on 27/Apr/19
@Jdubbz: if he’s met him. But every person who I personally know whether it be in his prime or today says he’s 6’4/6’5” range. I’ve seen a couple people here say he looked 6’5 or a little under but if he’s in his basketball sneaks he will look closer to 6’5 since they give 1.25” he’d be 6’5.75 in them. I’ve seen people on the internet say the same that he’s 6’4 range or 6’5 at most. Likely that he’s 6’5 in the morning and 6’4.5 range at a low 3/8-5/8 perhaps
Canson said on 26/Apr/19
@Christian: he also measured once at 6’4 1/2”
Jdubbz said on 26/Apr/19
@Canson:

Right? Maybe Eddioe is a strong 6'4 in the morning when he's in his sneakers lol. There is no way MJ is near 6'6 barefoot; even 6'5 is questionable these days.
Christian 6'5 3/8" said on 25/Apr/19
@Eddie
Jordan was measured 6'4 7/8" once so there's no way he's 6'6".
Canson said on 25/Apr/19
@Jdubbz: at best a weak 6’3” and that’s if he’s actually met him
Jdubbz said on 24/Apr/19
@Eddioe:

Sorry to break it to you, but if MJ is at least 2 inches taller than you, then you're a strong 6'2 at best.
Canson said on 17/Apr/19
Lol Mike is not a barefoot 6’6”. Hes 6’4-6’5
Eddioe said on 16/Apr/19
I worked with Mike for over three years in the late 90's. I saw and talked to him several times a week. I'm a strong 6'4" and Mike is AT LEAST two inches taller than me. He is 6'6" no doubt.
Canson said on 25/Mar/19
@Jdubbz: a lot of people who meet him today still describe him as how he supposedly appeared in his prime. 6’4 and change or “almost 6’5”. Then again I have seen some say 6’4” and some 6’5”. I could possibly say he was something like 194.5 like Barkley peak but today still looks 194-194.5 It’s also possible that his height loss has been very minimal
Canson said on 25/Mar/19
I doubt he’s as low as 6’3.75 or 6’4”. To be quite honest, Jordan appears to have retained his height since his playing days. It’s more than likely that he was never the full 6’5” at his low peak. He may have been something like 6’4.5-.75 range however. He’s likely not over 6’4.5 at a low today but 6’5 range in the morning
Jdubbz 196cm said on 25/Mar/19
@Canson:

Do you think he's still that height or has he lost a little? If he was a legit 6'4.5 peak then I could definitely see him being your height these days or maybe even a mm lower
Height Geek said on 24/Mar/19
In his playing days I'd give him 6'5" flat. However, for the past ten years or so he seems to be more in the 6'3.75" to 6'4 1/8" range to me.
Canson said on 22/Mar/19
Agreed JTM. Always been a legit 6’4.5 barefoot at a low
Jtm said on 21/Mar/19
he's at least 1 inch shorter than 6'5.5 Julius Erving in one of the pictures Shashank 3/8 posted.
Canson said on 19/Mar/19
@Cmillz: lol I wanted to be 6’6” like Mike when I was a kid. I thought he was but knew as probably a teen he wasn’t
cmillzz said on 18/Mar/19
Lol, there was actually a time where I thought he was 6’6 when I was more naive about height.
Canson said on 10/Mar/19
He is slightly shorter than Kobe. Kobe 195 Jordan 194 range
Shashank 6'3 3/8 said on 8/Mar/19
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Looks shoeter than kobe
Junior Hernandez 1990 said on 8/Mar/19
Some think Jordan is only 6'4 some say 6'4 1/4 some 6'4 1/2 most say he is 6'4 3/4 and fans say 6'5-6'6. I go with logic if Jordan had a measurement at 6'4.88 (195.3) then he qualify for 6'4 3/4 whether he is fraction under or he is a full 195cm we don't know it. I trust 6'4 1/2 previously but he can look alot like 6'4 3/4 just don't see Jordan lost height yet and he look solid 10cm on 185cm Obama so no point argue 6'4 1/2 while he pass for 195cm.
Canson said on 5/Mar/19
@Christian: I’m surprised too. Even for Barkley, I’m not seeing where he measured that. But I do see where he “officially measured 6’4 5/8” at the Olympics. The sportswriter mentioning 6’4 7/8 “as official” here when he’s also measured 6’4 5/8 at 29 years old in the Olympics makes it more believable which is a crock. But I’ll flip the argument. People always make an excuse about the sportwriter that mentioned Jordan measuring 6’4 1/2 but it’s “too low for Michael Jordan to be” so it’s not accurate because it wasn’t a “credible source”. But because the Sportswriter used a measurement that made Barkley taller, it is more “accepted” and because Jordan edges out 6’4” and 6’3 guys listed 6’5”
Christian 6'5 3/8" said on 4/Mar/19
@Canson
Jordan should at least get a 6'4 7/8" listing, since he was measured that at one point. Rob gave 6'4 7/8" for Barkley so I don't see why he still won't give Jordan the same thing.
Canson said on 1/Mar/19
Jordan is overlisted if we are going by site standards. Best case if we just go with 5 hours may be 6’4.75 but really he looks 6’4.5 at a low so 6’4 5/8” after 5. Either of those three work better than the solid 6’5”.
Canson said on 27/Feb/19
@Rawdshaq: agreed then and now same height
rawdshaq said on 26/Feb/19
6'4 1/2" is perfect. An absolute legend and amazing player
Mimi said on 17/Feb/19
Happy 56th birthday to the "Greatest". 🎉🎂I'll give Michael a 6ft5.
Canson said on 22/Dec/18
Looks 6’4.5 next to Dwight Freeney in one pic and Mario Lemieux in another
Canson said on 17/Dec/18
@Junior: the highest I buy at his peak is 6’4 5/8ish. Maybe somewhere between 6’4 1/2-2/3. People also must realize that he tends to wear a lot of footwear that makes him appear taller. That’s also not known if he wears an orthotic. It wouldn’t surprise me if I’m in a 1” shoe and he’s in something that gives 1.25 and he edged me out that I wouldn’t assume he’s 6’4.75 perhaps if I’m 6’5.25 in a 1” shoe I would see him at 6’5.75 maybe a tad over if he had an orthotic too. I would automatically assume without looking that he’s around 6’5”. I’m not saying he does wear one definitively but if he does that would put him almost right at 6’6” in sneaks from 6’4.5
Junior Hernandez 1990 said on 16/Dec/18
We don't know if Jordan was really 6'4 1/2 today. If he was measure 195.3cm then he might just lost a fraction under it if is not an early morning measurement so probably MJ still close to 6'4 3/4 and if he really have lost a fraction now then he would be 6'4 1/2 like Canson mention same to Charles Barkley.
Canson said on 12/Dec/18
Peak height

6’5.25-.375 out of bed
6’4.5-.625 at a low weak 6’5

Today 6’5.25/6’4.5
Michael 5'10", 178 cm said on 6/Dec/18
He's 6'5", not 6'6" like him and Barkley were listed as back in their playing days. Michael is a legit 6'5".
Canson said on 25/Nov/18
@Christian: that may be why they downgraded him to 6’4 now a days
Christian 6'5 3/8" said on 24/Nov/18
@Canson

It says 6046 though. Click Here
Canson said on 22/Nov/18
I would say that based on how Jordan looked when he played baseball (long pants) that he is of the same exact size as Matt Ryan. 6047 morning and would dip to 6’4.5 or 6’4 3/8 at a low. They look the same size on tv
Canson said on 17/Nov/18
@Junior: today he may be. Barkley can look closer to 6’4 today to be honest. I’d say peak heights they’re close both 6’4.5 barefoot
Junior Hernandez 1990 said on 16/Nov/18
Sometimes i atually convinced that Jordan was merely taller than Barkley like listing given.
tabios said on 10/Nov/18
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jordan with embiid compared to 6.6 courtois embiid tinyurl.com/ycj4ju8v
Canson said on 29/Oct/18
@Mickie: I believe Drexler is 6’5” but Mullin not sure on. He can look shorter than Barkley or the same. It could be a thicker shoe however. I believe MJ and Barkley to be the same height.
Mickie said on 25/Oct/18
@Canson - you could be right about Mullin and Drexler, although they do look above Jordan in height in the dream team photo. How much exactly could be debated. They could just be 6'5" guys.
Canson said on 23/Oct/18
@Mickie: I would have Magic 6’7-6’7.25. I agree about MJ and always have had him at that height 6’4.5. That’s likely his low however and he would measure a hair over 6’5 out of bed. Drexler I actually have at 6’5 flat and Mullin could be 6’5 or under. He and Barkley looked similar. Unless Barkley had more footwear. If they’re actually the same, Mullin is 6’4.5 too. He looks that with Sprewell who admitted to being 6’4”. Mullin was listed 6’6 when he came in the league. He used to be a guard. He was boosted to 6’7” when he began playing forward

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Mickie said on 22/Oct/18
Check out the '92 dream team photos. If we accept Bird is a legit 6'9", he's is standing in between MJ who would appear 6'4.5" and Magic Johnson who would appear to be perhaps 6'7.25" - 6'7.5". Chris Mullen and Clyde Drexler are on Magic's other side, they appear close in height to each other. Maybe Drexler at around 6'5.5" if he equals everyone else's posture and Mullen perhaps 6'5" - 6'5.25" without his hair. Anyway, both of those guys look taller than MJ.
Canson said on 22/Oct/18
@Animus: you are right. I don’t think Jordan was taller than him and I don’t think Barkley actually believes that he is either. That was for the argument that he was making
Animus said on 21/Oct/18
@Canson

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Go to 6:48. Barkley describes Jordan as having the perfect body and as being taller than himself. He also describes him as 6'6. Now, I'm not saying either proposition is true--he's clearly not 6'6--but Barkley at least at one time believed Jordan was taller than him.
Canson said on 18/Oct/18
@Animus: I’ve never heard Barkley say MJ was taller I don’t think but I’ve heard Jordan say that they roughly the same height before. My guess is both are 6’4.5 at a low. Barkley may lose more than Jordan but who knows. I would have both or at least MJ as

196.2 out of bed
194.3 at a low

Barkley

196.5 out of bed
194.3 at a low
Animus said on 17/Oct/18
He might be slightly shy of a full 6'5. Barkley seems to think that Jordan was taller than him, but he also thought that Jordan was 220-230lbs, so he seems terrible at gauging physical stature. I'll bet a lot of money that Jordan is within ½cm of 195cm. He's somewhere in the 194½-195½cm range, but it's extremely difficult to tell, where he would fall.
Canson said on 14/Oct/18
@Christian: 2Chainz may even just be 6’4 but I could buy his current listing here. I see some where he edges Jordan some where Jordan edges him. It’s not much tho. Maybe a cm or half inch maximum. But I think 6’4.25 is ok for him but Rob should’ve just left Jordan at 6’4.75 as he was previously listed. I personally think he’s 6’4.5 and always has been but 6’4.75 is closer to it
Canson said on 13/Oct/18
6’5 1/4 out of bed peak.
6’4 7/8 early morning measurement (after an hour or two)
6’4 1/2 in the afternoon
Christian 6'5 3/8" said on 12/Oct/18
@Duhon

2 Chainz isn't even listed 6'4.5" by Rob, he has him at 6'4.25"
Canson said on 10/Oct/18
@Junior: the only time that 2Chainz is favored is when he looks taller than Jordan. Even in the video I posted, Jordan is favored at times and is slightly taller. For most of the video, they can be the same height as the difference between them is the same when Jordan is favored or when 2Chainz. That leads me to believe that they are roughly the same height. Maybe Jordan has 1/4” but it’s also possible that 2Chainz is only 6’4” flat. Jordan looks 6’4.5 with Magic, Barkley, Larry Bird as well as Ron Harper and other ballers I’ve seen him with
Canson said on 9/Oct/18
@Junior: maybe 3/8” but we need to determine footwear. My guess is that there may not be a noticeable difference. Jordan at 6’4.5 and 2 Chainz 6’4.25 is possible. Or the latter may be closer to 6’4”. I believe MJ would be 6’4.5 at a low and 6’5.25 out of bed
Junior Hernandez 1990 said on 8/Oct/18
@Canson bad angle in that video. 2 Chainz is closer to camera angle and Duhon post make Jordan closer to camera take a little advantage look like he was easily over 6'5 when leaning. Overall i believe 2 Chainz is 1/2 inch shorter than Jordan if there is a better straight line standing picture to compare their height.
Duhon said on 7/Oct/18
Here is the pic with 2 Chainz who Rob has at 6'4.5", Jordan is leaning in and still looks at least 6'5" Click Here
Canson said on 6/Oct/18
Here he is with 2 Chainz. Jordan has never been a full 6’5 or even 195. He was at most 6’4.5 at a low at his peak

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Canson said on 5/Oct/18
@Brad: you said recently that he’s a weak 6’5”. You’re inconsistent

@Dream: easily
Dream(5'9.5") said on 5/Oct/18
i think Bo Burnham and Metta World Peace would edge out Michael Jordan.

A young John Cleese could also be taller than Michael Jordan.
Bradley said on 3/Oct/18
As listed now and then.
Canson said on 30/Sep/18
He needs a downgrade. This is a morning height for him equivalent to someone else measuring an hour after waking but by CH standards 6’4.5.
Batistataker said on 30/Sep/18
6ft 5 ¼ (196.2 cm)
Truly Madly Deeply said on 28/Sep/18
1,94 m
Canson said on 20/Sep/18
6’4.5 then and now
Canson said on 20/Sep/18
@Junior: because of his thick sneaks. Around other b-ball players he looks 6’4.5 honestly esp Larry bird
Junior Hernandez 1990 said on 18/Sep/18
Atually Jordan can look a bit over 6'4 1/2. Most of time he look 6'4 5/8 or 6'4 3/4.
Canson said on 10/Sep/18
@Viper: Rob has most of the b-ball players listed 1/2” taller (morning) than they measure at a low due to morning heights. Except Kobe and Bird and KG.
Canson said on 10/Sep/18
@Junior: 6’5.25 prob out of bed (6 AM), 6’4.5 around 2 PM

@Viper: agreed
Canson said on 10/Sep/18
@Brad: you said yourself that he’s a weak 6’5”
viper said on 7/Sep/18
Agree with 6-4.5.
Junior Hernandez 1990 said on 7/Sep/18
@Bradley MJ probably was 6'5 at 8am, 6'4 1/2 at 8pm.
Canson said on 6/Sep/18
@Junior: my guess is that is his normal low for the day 6’4.5 and 6’5.25 out of bed. In his sneakers he would be close to 6’6” due to the thickness and he has long limbs and good posture which is why he appears taller
Bradley said on 5/Sep/18
6-5 for decades and even now. Rob has him iced like a 6 seconds to go basket.
Junior Hernandez 1990 said on 5/Sep/18
@Canson Pat Riley are telling the hard truth. MJ real height affected those 6'5 listed actors which never met by Rob will all be hold on the 6'4 1/2 except for Pete Holmes we all already know he belong a bit under 6'4 1/2. Even many actors met by Rob were strong fraction over listed.
Canson said on 2/Sep/18
@Junior: Manning would at least be 6’5” at a low in his prime. He was measured at his pro day at 6’5 3/8 I believe and 6’5.25 combine. I agree on MJ. 6’5.25 out of bed 6’4.5 at a low
Canson said on 31/Aug/18
@Brad: you said before that Jordan had a footwear advantage on you and that you had him by an inch. Meaning if you are 6’5.5 now and 6’6” then, Jordan was likely a weak 6’5” (6’4.5) all along
Junior Hernandez 1990 said on 31/Aug/18
@Dream(5'9.5") Well say Dream. He def get guess over 6'5 all the time. One point to say most of the 6'5 listed actors are not legit 6'5 like MJ too, prob most of them measure 6'4 1/2 and round up. Peter Cambor call himself 6'5 look more like MJ height or lower. I believe on the 6'4 1/2 is a low MJ get. He still look this range alot while Tom Brady is def a weak 6'4 with him.
Junior Hernandez 1990 said on 30/Aug/18
Pat Riley said that Jordan was measure at 6'4 1/2 that would put Peyton Manning down at 6'4 3/4 and Joe Manganiello not over 6'4 1/4 or less. Which accumulated out all NBA/NFL and all sportsman measured their height in the morning between 6.30-10am which they're 1/4 to 5/8 shorter than what they all be measured depends on the sleep and the time they get a proper measurement. Added a random example like a unmeasured actor who claim 6'4 and a touch like Jeff Goldblum would be only 6'4 at his low not the 6'4 1/2 peak guessing all over the place.
Canson said on 28/Aug/18
@Dream: I think he would measure that in the AM. Peak height I still can’t see above 194.5 max. Maybe 194.3 (6’4.5).
Bradley said on 28/Aug/18
6-6 in the 80's for me, not much less now. Jordan has been 6-5 for decades, no loss. Worn Chucks area a must for me. His 6-6 fib is typical NBA listing jive.
Dream(5'9.5") said on 27/Aug/18
@Junior

Michael Jordan—even if he was 1/8ths under 6’5”—has a intimidating presence that he could get mistaken for being taller.
Canson said on 25/Aug/18
Lol he measured 6’4.5 so the only way he would be 6’5.5 is In shoes
Junior Hernandez 1990 said on 23/Aug/18
Why i always feel that is many 6'5 listed actors look shorter than Jordan. 6'4.88 (195.3) get round up 6'5 but could it be more like 6'4 5/8 (194.6) my guess for MJ. Those 6'5 claim actor most are 6'4 1/2 only a few look to be close to what they claim. One example 6'4 1/4 Armie Hammer look no way 6'5 but still claiming it ever since his Social Network movie appearance. Some are still not nailed by Rob for a downgrade. MJ deserved same listing as Barkley.
Spencer said on 22/Aug/18
Strong 6'5" when he was younger like 6'5.5". 6'5" today.
Canson said on 15/Aug/18
@Rob: there’s no good reference for a 6’5” measurement either
Canson said on 11/Aug/18
@Gracian: fast forward to 3:03. That’s not even a 4” difference as President Obama is above Jordan’s eyebrows. If Obama was still a full 6’1” at that time Jordan would be 6’4 1/2 like he was when he was drafted. He likely was a guy who woke up to 6’5.25 and dipped to around 6’4.5 at a low in the afternoon
Canson said on 11/Aug/18
@Rob: he obviously is under the mark. He measured 6’4.5 and 6’4 7/8 at two different times. My guess the former is his actual height and the latter earlier in the day. Bird has over 4” on Jordan

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@Gracian: he looks 6’4.5 with larry Bird which is what he was when drafted.
Editor Rob
I would need to find a good reference for the measurement.
Gracian said on 10/Aug/18
I can not understand people who want to argue the zone 6'4.75-5" for him... For me Jordan looks closer to 196 cm than 195 and think that zone 6'5-5.25" is more likely for him. Here's Jordan's full performance next to Obama: Click Here
Obama can look very often 186 cm, but even if he has only 6'1" Jordan does not look under 6'5" next to him. In addition, here are more of his photos next to Ne-Yo: Click Here
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Rob, thank you for giving Ne-Yo downgrade to 172 cm, but even now Jordan still does not look lower than 6'5" next to him. Rob, what's your opinion about height of Jordan?
Editor Rob
I think Jordan is somewhere close to 6ft 5. I cannot confirm whether he really was measured under it. He might have been, but for the moment 6ft 5 I still think is ok.
Canson said on 9/Aug/18
@Shane: I actually believe he’s slightly over 6’5” out of bed. Going by afternoon heights, he would be a weak 6’5 (6’4.5ish). But if we went by morning heights he’s a legit 6’5”
Shane said on 9/Aug/18
@Canson: I think clarification would help. You accurately stated celebheights uses afternoon barefoot heights as the standard. But then you also said Jordan isnt a legit 6'5". That is true IF ONLY going by this site. But he likely is 6'5" out of bed so in the bigger picture that makes him a legit 6'5" barefoot.
Canson said on 1/Aug/18
Not to mention measured 6’4.5 when drafted as well
Canson said on 1/Aug/18
MrTBlack said it well in a previous post here. Jordan measured 6’4 7/8 in college which is likely a morning height but that still makes him around a weak 6’5 (6’4.5ish maybe 5/8 peak) perhaps somewhere in between since Celebheights is based on an afternoon height. Fact is he is not a legit 6’5” like he’s listed
Mickie said on 31/Jul/18
I tend to considering the measured heights when available. Jordan has been quoted as having measured 6'4.5", and when you really look at him next to other tall guys, it starts to look about right. Larry Bird at 6'9" looked 4.5" taller than MJ.
Canson said on 26/Jul/18
@Brad: didn’t you just say that he was a weak 6’5” on Stallone’s page as you admitted that you weren’t 6’6”? You admitted you were more like 6’5.5 in the afternoon and said several times that Jordan was an inch shorter than you? You even said before that You wore Chuck Taylor’s and pretty much said that Jordan had a footwear advantage on you? That puts Jordan at 6’4.5 like he was when he was drafted
Bradley said on 25/Jul/18
6-6 listed forever, 6-5 reality. Still Six-Five.
Canson said on 21/Jul/18
@Tunman: he does look 6’4-6’5. Looks what Pat Riley says next to Larry Bird
Tunman said on 16/Jul/18
Does he look 6'4-5?Hmmm,maybe more chance for being nearer to 6'5.The thing is that we unfortunately don't have a recording of the 6'4.5"Riley spoke about.knowing that the guy wasn't exactly a great fan of MJ there is always a chance he rounded to 6'4.5" a measurement like 6'4.75"or so.Not impossible.If anything Riley's words suggest a sub 6'5 measurement but again the question is by how much?6'4 7/8"has appeared too often not to have been a measurement but that's only my opinion.
Canson said on 5/Jul/18
@Junior: he def isn’t as low as 6’4”. But 6’4.5 at a low looks accurate as that’s the most common 6’4/6’5 or 6’4 and change. That also explains how he looks “a little under” 6’5 as that’s how that would look
Junior Hernandez 1990 said on 5/Jul/18
Strange that i ever read up someone claim he is 6'4 and standing next to Jordan in real say he probably edge out Jordan by like a 1/4 or 1cm. I hope those people can stop those nonsense. Jordan is 6'4.88 and down at least 6'4 5/8.
Canson said on 2/Jul/18
@Christian: really not even 6’5. I think he mentioned that. I think he mentioned 6’4 3/4 too. I think 6’4 7/8 and 5/8 are the two I see and I agree that it would be the lower of the two. Likely that the 7/8 is a morning height of some sort as well
Christian 6'5 3/8" said on 30/Jun/18
@Canson

Yeah, if Barkley has four different measurements (6'4 5/8", 6'4.75", 6'4 7/8" and 6'5"), then it only makes sense to go with the lowest one since no one's gonna be any taller at their low than what they measured.
Canson said on 30/Jun/18
I think going off afternoon heights, Pat riley’s Claim for Jordan is believeable which is why he looks “a little under” “almost” or a “weak” 6’5” to most. He would measure 6’4 7/8 or 6’5 if he got measured an hour out of bed like most guys are today. But Celebheights is based on afternoon heights (at least it’s supposed to be). Some guys are listed morning but that’s because Rob doesn’t have anything else to go off of other than another athlete in the same sport who also measured morning. Rob also won’t rarely underlists he would overlist if anything
Canson said on 30/Jun/18
@Christian: Barkley’s 6’4 7/8 measurement is even no more official than his 6’4 5/8” in my opinion. People only take it more seriously because Barkley looks taller next to other over listed celebs and players and because the quote contains the words “official”. Barkley has always been one of the most inflated celebs here in this site. I agree that if Barkley has this then Jordan should get the 6’4 7/8, 6’4.75 (although no direct reference to but he was listed this before), or 6’4.5 since that’s what he actually measured when he was drafted. The thing is Jordan at 6’4.5 is probably his normal low which is why people think he’s “closer to 6’5” since he would measure maybe 6’5.25 out of bed (in my opinion) and be a weak 6’5 for virtually the whole day. People who think him being “almost 6’5” etc don’t realize that 195 and 6’5 won’t look any different (Kobe is a prime example of this) whereas 6’4.5 at a normal low will look “a little under 6’5” not to mention he wears a thicker sneaker often enough
Height said on 29/Jun/18
@Canson

Obama is a solid 6'1" (185.42 cm) if not a tad taller. My friend has met him, check the photo I posted on his page.
Christian 6'5 3/8" said on 28/Jun/18
@Rob

But Barkley's 6'4 7/8" measurement is no more "official" than Jordan's. You even listed Kobe as 6'4.75" which wasn't even an official NBA measurement but a measurement by his wife. It doesn't make sense for Jordan to not get a 6'4 7/8" listing now.
184guy2 said on 28/Jun/18
@Junior
Joe is taller than Alexander , Armie Hammer and Michael Straham , all 193-194 guys so he should be at least 6'4 5/8 . He in fact looked similar to Ben Rorthlisbeger who was measured at 6'4 7/8 in 2004
Canson said on 28/Jun/18
@Junior: That looks max 3.5. I’m not sure if Obama is still a solid 6’1” today
Canson said on 28/Jun/18
1984 pre draft was supposedly 6’4.5. Also saw 6’5 but that was likely rounded up

6’4 7/8 was either at Olympics in 92 or at UNC
Junior Hernandez 1990 said on 28/Jun/18
@Canson Thinking of someone like Alexander Skarsgard and Joe Manganiello i don't think they were same height as Jordan. The two guy is in the 6'4 3/8-5/8 zone mid day. Jordan look solid 10cm taller than 185cm Obama. 6'4 3/4 is possible when he stand straight.
Christian 6'5 3/8 said on 27/Jun/18
Rob, you might as well should list Jordan at 6'4 7/8" since you now list Barkley at 6'4 7/8". Both were officially measured at that height.
Editor Rob
People throwing about 1984 draft camps, 1992 olympic measurement of 5/8th and 7/8ths. I would like to find a pre-internet mention or article.
Canson said on 23/Jun/18
He looks about 6’4.5 with Obama. He’s favored in the pic but otherwise that would be less than 4” between them. Also looks that way when he’s putting the medal on. People need to remember that not everyone claims a normal low or measures at that height whereas Jordan measuring 6’4.5 would be “a little under 6’5” to some if they had an earlier measurement than him

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Canson said on 21/Jun/18
@Ace: Jordan measures 6’5 in the morning but likely 6’4.5 in the afternoon
Canson said on 20/Jun/18
@Junior: 194.3 and 194.5 aren’t much of a difference. Same case with if he were guessed 194.5 and 195. Only thing I say is that he’s guessed 6’4 or 6’4 and change more often than 6’5” which is why I don’t believe he’s as high as 195cm and doesn’t look that tall in a handful of pics. Looks 194ish a lot esp with Bird

Kobe on the other hand looks 6’5 more often than not which makes me believe he’s probably around 6’4.75 at a low. A guy at 6’4.75 isn’t going to look different than 6’5. And when someone says weak or a little under it typically means the person is around 6’4.5 or 1/2-5/8 at a low as opposed to 3/4” since nobody could tell 6’4.75 and 6’5 apart. Have to remember Jordan wears his thick sneakers more often than not and even in a thick dress shoe he gets 3cm which puts him around 6’5.75 or so and a 6’6” in shoes can’t tel a difference from 6’5.75 and a full 6’6”. They look the same. It wouldn’t surprise me if Kobe also wears thick sneaks often which is why he can look 6’5” or over as well. If we were to redo the measurements in the AM they would probably be 6’5 and 6’5.25 respectively an hour out of bed as I see MJ 6’5.25 and Kobe 6’5.5 out of bed
Ace said on 19/Jun/18
NeYo is 5'7 Michael B Jordan is 5'9 Michael Jordan is 6'5
Canson said on 19/Jun/18
@Height: my opinion on the three:

MJ: 194.3-194.5
Kobe: 195 approximately
Carter: 195-195.5

I would give Ron Harper something like 196-196.5 as he looks closer in height with MWP than those two.

I base mine off lows for the day so I would say MWP is probably 6’5 and change. 196-196.5 at a low and would likely be 6’5.5 or near it for a while during the day
Canson said on 19/Jun/18
@Height: I agree that Carter is likely the tallest of the 3.
Height said on 17/Jun/18
I think Vince Carter could be a legit 6'5" guy. Anywhere in the 195.6 cm - 196 cm range.

Kobe more in the 195cm-195.5cm range and Jordan in the 195 cm-195.3 cm range.
Canson said on 14/Jun/18
@Christian: lol I’ve been saying that since I’ve been on this site especially the NBA’s. I have two friends that have met John Wall and both insist he’s at absolute most 6’2” and that’s on a good day. Both say he looks 6’1.5-6’2. Max. Same with Wade he’s 6’3.75 and my former coach told me he’s marginally taller than him and he’d be surprised if he measured 6’3” let alone over it but 6’3” is possible imho max.
Christian-6'5 3/8" said on 13/Jun/18
@Canson

Sometimes you can't even fully trust draft heights, lol. Who would've thought that 1/8" gets rounded up to 1/2"?
Junior Hernandez 1990 said on 13/Jun/18
I think 194.5cm lowest for MJ. Couldn't think below it.
Canson said on 12/Jun/18
I think 6’4.5 is a normal low for him
Canson said on 12/Jun/18
@Christian: they may do that if someone is a tweener. Like in his case they didn’t know if he would be a forward or guard. He played 3 a lot at UNC. A lot of times they tailor it to the position they play. I see exactly where you’re coming from though!
Canson said on 12/Jun/18
@Christian: they may do that if someone is a tweener. Like in his case they didn’t know if he would be a forward or guard. A lot of times they tailor it to the position they play. I see exactly where you’re coming from though!
Christian-6'5 3/8" said on 11/Jun/18
@Canson

Why would they round up 6'5 1/8" to 6'5.5" though? I can see him being measured maybe 6'5 1/4" or 3/8" since they didn't use quarter fractions.
Canson said on 10/Jun/18
@Christian: the two variables with Carter are that he doesn’t have a shoe measurement and two that he might have measured something like 6’5 1/8 early AM. Not to mention, he played the 3 a lot in Toronto. They listed him 6’7” back then but when he moved to the 2, he was put at 6’6”. I can’t remember if they had 1/4” back then and know they don’t do 1/8” even to this day. But also because of how he looks with MJ. He looks taller than both imho. Now to Caesar’s credit Richard Jefferson did say Vince was 6’4 1/2, 6’5 on a good day. I could buy 195 however or at best 6’5” flat. Not 6’5.5 as he’s not as tall as Dr J either in their pics and Dr J was way past his peak in 2000 when Vince won the dunk contest
Christian-6'5 3/8" said on 9/Jun/18
@Canson

I wouldn't put Carter under 6'4.75" either. He measured 6'5.5" at the draft so 6'4.75" is the lowest I can see him at.
Canson said on 9/Jun/18
@Caesar: I agree with you on Wilkins. Probably around 199cm range from what I’ve seen in his peak. Not sure if he would edge Dennis Rodman or not however
Canson said on 8/Jun/18
@Height: my bad. I thought you were referring to my last comment. Didn’t realize it was Christians
Canson said on 8/Jun/18
@Caesar: I think Carter is slightly taller than the 3. He looks a legit 6’5” or at very worst 195 range.

@Christian: I’ve heard different stories on his 6’4 7/8 measurement. I heard it was actually at UNC then at the Olympics. I could buy that as a morning height though but not a low.
Tunman said on 8/Jun/18
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Literally the same as Bakley and a strong 2"smaller than 6'7 Wilkins
Idk but overall he looks like he could still be a small fraction under 6'5
Canson said on 7/Jun/18
the only listings that have merit are 6’4.5 and 6’4 7/8. Most simply believe that he’s 6’6” because he’s listed that way.
Caesar said on 7/Jun/18
Jordan, Kobe, and Vince Carter are all 194 guys. You can google their picture and see that there's practically nothing between them. Dominique Wilkins is in the photo as well I believe and looks 6'6-6'7 next to them.
Canson said on 6/Jun/18
@Junior: if he measured 194.7, that would likely be closer to an extreme low imho. I used to think Kobe was 6’4.5 as he claimed it once before as well but he often looks closer to 6’5”.
Canson said on 6/Jun/18
@Height: that was actually me that said that not Christian. I don’t think anything is unreasonable per se but I find it hard to believe that he would measure that at a normal low, which is the way Rob classifies celebs here. He’s been guessed by some who meet him who are close in height as 6’4 and 6’5 both. And He measured 6’4.5 before as an adult coming into the NBA. At the end of the day that’s a 0.7cm difference which none of us can see that easily
Christian-6'5 3/8" said on 6/Jun/18
@Height

If he grew since his 6'4.5" measurement at the draft, then I don't completely rule out 195 for Jordan, but I know for a fact he's not over 195.3 since he was measured that (6'4.88") once later in his career.
Height said on 4/Jun/18
@Christian, then again in the picture you use Kobe has a slight camera advantage. 195cm isn't hard to believe, it's a possibility.
Canson said on 2/Jun/18
@Christian: I’ve seen a few places this being one

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Canson said on 1/Jun/18
@Junior: 195 is hard to believe for MJ. At least for me. A lot of people have met him that are taller and have put him closer to 6’4”. A 6’4.75 guy especially in a sneaker is gonna be 6’6”. They would look 6’5”. I also see how Jordan has stacked up with other players and how he was measured 6’4.5 when he was drafted
Canson said on 31/May/18
@Christian: unfortunately nothing reputable. I’ve seen it on one of the sites like you posted for the 6’4 7/8 measurement. It’s probably something heard 3rd person and said he’s 6’4.75 but then again maybe someone had some knowledge of it from a historical site that doesn’t exist anymore and posted it there.
Junior Hernandez 1990 said on 31/May/18
@Canson One thing we have to suspect was that Vanessa Bryant using what kind of height instrument to get Kobe 6'4 3/4? Because if is some sort of ruler on the wall or height chart wallpaper that paste on wall it may have given a cm more or less and if is a stadiometer we could say Kobe is only 194.7cm because the device give about 1/8 more and if is a measuring tapes then would be most accurate of all. I have the experience measure 1/2 inch shorter from a wallpaper height chart with my wife both at a sports club and that makes us curious of questioning it and when we headed home in the evening my wife took out a measurement tapes and it show a 1/2 gain back compare we measure at the sports club height chart. My point also is Jordan could be taller than you think a min 6'4 5/8 than just 6'4 3/8 that low.
Christian-6'5 3/8" said on 29/May/18
@Canson

Do you have a link to an article or site where Jordan was measured 6'4.75"?
Paul Jason said on 29/May/18
MJ is the same height with Charles Barkley and Kobe, 6'4.75. This was his pre-draft measurement.
Canson said on 28/May/18
@Junior: it’s funny because I see a lot of pics where Kobe doesn’t look under 6’5” too but that means he likely isn’t under 6’4.75 at a low. Then with MJ he looks “almost 6’5” to many because he probably gets down to 6’4.5 or maybe 194 but no less
Canson said on 28/May/18
Tunman: that’s true. I’ve never seen a 6’5 measurement only 6’4.5, 6’4.75, 6’4 7/8 and his 6’6 listing.
Junior Hernandez 1990 said on 27/May/18
@Christian-6'5 3/8" I see 1cm even 1/2 inch too and this picture i look at it many times and notice Kobe had a little camera advantage. There is some zoom in version of this picture or other similar ones that was a fraction between them at most and we could easily tell because they were both bald it's easy to look at it.
Canson said on 27/May/18
Christian, what you said makes sense though because I’ve seen Kobe 6’5.25 by FIBA. So Kobe could be 6’4.75 or maybe 195cm or a hair over and Jordan 6’4.5 or a hair under at a low
Canson said on 27/May/18
@Christian: true. my guess for MJ is maybe he’s 194 barefoot (6’4 3/8) or 194.1 whereas Kobe maybe is a full 195. That makes sense for MJ if he measured 6’4 7/8 since some only lose 1/4” height if they’ve been awake for an hour vs a full cm. That could’ve been the case with him as well. Kobe’s looks like his low
Tunman said on 27/May/18
Rob,since we started using 1/8" maybe it's time to bring MJ down to 6'4 7/8"?
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I believe he was measured at that mark,I mean too many sources are specific about the 6'4.88"for it to be fake
Editor Rob
If I can find what this original source of 6ft 4 7/8ths was, I would give him it...but I'm not sure where exactly it came from.
Christian-6'5 3/8" said on 26/May/18
@Dream

1cm difference is actually noticeable if you analyze close enough. 1/4" is where it starts to look virtually the same. The pic I posted is about a 1cm difference and you can tell that Kobe has the edge. Click Here
Canson said on 26/May/18
@Dream: they say Kobe was 6’5.25 when he was measured by FIBA. Not sure if that was with his fro or in the AM. The latter is likely. There’s a chance he may get to the 6’4.75 at a low but could be a mm or so over as well
Dream(5'9.5") said on 24/May/18
@Junior I definitely agree that 6’4 7/8” is a great listing for Kobe Bryant.

@Canson actually, my final answer is that Kobe Bryant would be taller than Michael Jordan based on the draft measurements. Like you said, it’s very hard to tell a difference. Like Rob said, 1 cm can really vanish in a photo. It’s like trying to look at the size of tiny pencil leads.
Canson said on 24/May/18
@Junior: the logic is definitely there but only problem is that they don’t do 1/8” increments. But I could see him measure that in the AM and be 6’4.5 at a norm. Agreed on Kobe though. He was 6’5.25 at FIBA I believe
Junior Hernandez 1990 said on 24/May/18
@Canson Jordan was probably drafted at 6'4.88" (195.2) it was def a morning 6-7am measurement came down a low 6'4 1/2 and Kobe 6'4.75" was never being verified measured during drafted. I bet Kobe will measure 6'5 1/4 between 6-7am just half an hour out of bed. I still think possible Kobe was 6'4 3/4 or 6'4 7/8 at his low of the day.
Canson said on 23/May/18
@Christian: The thing with MJ is that he measured 6’4 7/8 at one stage but it wasn’t the draft because they don’t do 1/8” increments. That was said to be at UNC then some say the 92 olympics. The latter is possible but it’s likely that it was a measurement early in the day or after he had been laying down, meaning after a nap. I believe 6’4 1/2 for him like Pat Riley said. And believe 6’4.75 for Kobe as he appears it with Richard Sherman. Kobe also stacks up a bit more against Horace Grant than Jordan imho and same with Ron Harper
Canson said on 22/May/18
@Dream: you make good points. It’s often really hard to say who is taller with two guys who are likely very similar in height like these two. I would say a cm, at most, separates them. I would go with Kobe being taller compared to how they stack up next to Horace Grant or Ron Harper. But it’s also possible that if you took a picture of them today that the edge may be more pronounced assuming Kobe may not have lost any significant height. Not saying Jordan has either because he still looks the same but I’d believe Jordan having dipped to maybe a flat 194 today before Kobe losing height. My guess for peak for MJ would be somewhere in the 194.2-194.5 range imho of course at a low. And he’s still likely 6’5 out of bed
Christian-6'5 3/8" said on 21/May/18
@Dream

Jordan was standing a bit closer and we can't see their footwear either. This is a better pic Click Here
Canson said on 20/May/18
@Junior: too bad we can’t see their shoes (at least not Jordan’s shoes) very well. I am curious to see who has the footwear advantage or if there is one. I’ve for The most part had Kobe taller than Jordan. I used to believe similar but now I see Kobe taller than him. Kobe could look an honest 6’5” to tell you the truth but then in other cases he looks 195 like with Jamal Crawford
Dream(5'9.5") said on 20/May/18
@Christian

I'm referring to this picture here (I'm going by the top of their heads).

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I'm not going to 'really' count this picture because they're both walking, and Jordan is closer to the camera, but here's another example. (It's not a very good one.)

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Of course, There are some pictures that Kobe does look slightly taller than Michael Jordan. (Like what @Junior linked.)

At the same time, Anyone could make a case that Kobe Bryant is taller than Michael Jordan.. Some would say the opposite.

I can only guess. I can be wrong, but that's just my opinion.
Canson said on 20/May/18
I know he’s the Greatest Basketball player of all time but that doesn’t mean he has to have a height “requirement” here. He’s my favorite player as well but I still stand by the fact that he has a 6’4 7/8, 6’4.75 and 6’4.5 measurement and the latter is his low which means that is how he would be classified here on this site. But that is perfectly normal for someone his size. Someone measuring 6’4 1/2 is going to be listed 6’6. I played ball myself and measured in at or was rounded to 6’4 1/2 and was listed at 6’6” in college when I’m actually 6’4.25 at a low. Him being 6’4 1/2 barefoot doesn’t “alter” his legacy one bit like people here think. 6’6 is just a “listed height”
Canson said on 20/May/18
I know he’s the Greatest Basketball player of all time but that doesn’t mean he has to have a height “requirement” here. He’s my favorite player as well but I still stand by the fact that he has a 6’4 7/8, 6’4.75 and 6’4.5 measurement and the latter is his low which means that is how he would be classified here on this site. But that is perfectly normal for someone his size. Someone measuring 6’4 1/2 is going to be listed 6’6. I played ball myself and measured in at or was rounded to 6’4 1/2 and was listed at 6’6” in college when I’m actually 6’4.25 at a low. Him being 6’4 1/2 barefoot doesn’t “alter” his legacy one but like people here think. 6’6 is just a “listed height”
Canson said on 20/May/18
I know he’s the Greatest Basketball player of all time but that doesn’t mean he has to have a height “requirement” here. He’s my favorite player as well but I still stand by the fact that he has a 6’4 7/8, 6’4.75 and 6’4.5 measurement and the latter is his low which means that is how he would be classified here on this site. But that is perfectly normal for someone his size. Someone measuring 6’4 1/2 is going to be listed 6’6. I played ball myself and measured in at or was rounded to 6’4 1/2 and was listed at that when I’m actually 6’4.25 at a low. Him being 6’4 1/2 barefoot doesn’t “alter” his legacy one but like people here think. 6’6 is just a “listed height”
Canson said on 19/May/18
@Junior: I’d go with 1/4” difference MJ 6’4.5 and Kobe as listed 6’4.75 in my opinion. 1/8” is impossible to see
Junior Hernandez 1990 said on 17/May/18
Kobe look at least 1/8 min taller than Jordan. We can say Jordan is 6'5 and Kobe 6'5 1/8 or Kobe stay 6'4.75" but Jordan was not more than 6'4 5/8".

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Canson said on 17/May/18
@Christian: Today, i saw the picture with he, Adam Silver, and Steve Ballmer. If Silver is really 6’3, Jordan is absolutely no higher than 6’4.5. That’s assuming Silver isn’t more like 190cm, then Jordan would Barely make 194cm. I can believe Kobe being slightly taller than Jordan as well as he can look 6’5” more often imho
Christian-6'5 3/8" said on 17/May/18
@Dream

How so? In most of the pics I see them standing together, Kobe edges him by a hair.
Dream(5'9.5 said on 13/May/18
Actually, the more I see it, the more I realized he is taller than Kobe Bryant most of the time.
Canson said on 11/May/18
@Christian: agreed! I’m still curious as to when that actually occurred. Meaning was it at the olympics or at UNC. I have heard both actually. I do believe he measured it as he is, in essence, a weak 6’5” even if he’s measuring 6’4.5 at a low. It’s odd to me because of Barkley’s Olympic measurement of 6’4 5/8. I would have them either identical or Jordan a touch lower. My guess is that if this did occur at the Olympics that Jordan got measured closer to when he woke up than Barkley. I could see that measurement being a normal low or close to a low for Barkley (no lower than maybe 6’4.5 at a low for him) but for Jordan it seems high imho. The highest I could buy for Jordan at his peak is maybe the same as Barkley 6’4 5/8 or maybe 194.5 since those wouldn’t look different than 6’4.5 either
Canson said on 10/May/18
@Micky: well said! I think he would measure over 6’5” slightly like 196cm maybe 6’5.25 when he wakes up and around 194-194.5 cm at a low. Maybe he could be a mm or two over 6’4.5 or under but he looks 6’4 1/2. And you’re right people don’t realize how tall that is at a low especially. A guy who measures that at a low will often look 6’5 since I’m sure a lot of guys that are honest 6’5 claimers May measure 6’4.75 or so. It’s also worth noting that he has long limbs and if he’s in his signature footwear he would measure close to 6’6, say 6’5.75. 6’5.75 in shoes will get him 6’5 all day especially since he’s in higher footwear than the avg person would be. People don’t realize that many of these basketball heights are not people measuring at a low. They’re earlier in the day. Nor do they realize that 1/4” increments didn’t even come until late 90s
Christian-6'5 3/8 said on 9/May/18
@Micky

I agree. Cam was actually measured at 6'5", while Jordan was measured 6'4.88" or 7/8" once. Click Here So if anything, the listings should be switched.
Smiles03 said on 9/May/18
Was 6'6
Micky said on 9/May/18
I think he'd really be 6'4.5" personally. If that's what he measured. People don't realize how tall that is.
Canson said on 9/May/18
@Micky: I have Cam edging him tbh
Canson said on 9/May/18
@Micky: yea that was one of his measurements along with 6’4.5. I think that would be a start as he’s never measured a full 6’5”. He would clear the mark out of bed and be around 6’4.5 at a low however
Micky said on 8/May/18
Perhaps Jordan is a candidate to be listed at 6'4 7/8" like Cam Newton?
Canson said on 23/Apr/18
@Junior: that’s probably fair since they would measure it at some point in the day but if I had to guess the only one who would measure it properly (at a low) is Kobe. MJ and Barkley most likely dip to 194-194.5cm
Canson said on 22/Apr/18
@Rob: I agree with Micky. You really should list that quote as it is relevant to his height
Editor Rob
I'll mention the Flynn line.

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