How tall is Michael Jordan

Michael Jordan's Height

6ft 4 ¾ (194.9 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". For the Barcelona Olympics, he was listed as 6ft 4.75.

How tall is Michael Jordan
Michael with NeYo / Photos by PR Photos
I'm the tallest. My Father's about Five-Ten, my Mother's about Five-Five. Everyone else is about Five-Six and a half, Five-Seven....the Milkman's about Six Seven.

How tall is Michael Jordan
Michael with Obama

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Average Guess (359 Votes)
6ft 5.01in (195.6cm)
Matt Thomas logan said on 2/Dec/23
5'7 and a fraction said on 9/Sep/23
6'4 3/4 max.
Canson said on 5/Sep/23
It’s him trying to look taller. 6’4 1/2 barefoot always unless he’s gotten shorter now at 60
5'7 and a fraction said on 4/Sep/23
Looks 6'6 with Obama in the above photo for some reason.
dontwannatellya211 said on 2/Sep/23
Doesn't change the fact that he was one of the best basketball players of all time. 6'4 is still frickin tall.
181cmguy said on 30/Aug/23
@Canson, I also have Jordan at 6'4 and 1/2, probably a height twin of Lennox Lewis.
Canson said on 31/May/23
@Alex: that’s a best case. 6’6 out of bed 6’5.25 at a low
Malcolm Oliver said on 29/May/23

The pic with Obama seems skewed by the angle, but I’d bargain that’s a 4 inch difference if any
Alex 6'0 said on 24/May/23
6'6 early morning would likely be 6'5.5 low
Canson said on 21/May/23
@Alex: he measured 6’6 at the combine but I think that’s early early morning. He looks more of Christian’s height at best. Comparing him to draymond green or grant Williams in the series against the Celtics, Williams looks taller. Butler looks 6’5 at times up to 6’5 1/2”. I’d have listed him 6’5 1/2” had I been rob. That’s a good fit
Alex 6'0 said on 18/May/23
What was Jimmy butler measured? 6'7 listing so id think he'd be between 6'5.5-6'6. Looks at least 6'6 though
Shane Gray said on 10/May/23
@Viper never seen anything like what?
Canson said on 28/Apr/23
He’s not lower than 6’4 yet. May even still be near his peak of 6’4.5 or so but never 6’5”
Mike O said on 26/Apr/23
Nowadays, he's 6'4" even, if that. Peak height a bit over 6'5".
Meltdown said on 26/Apr/23
Seeing MJ with Obama is eye-opening. This like like a near 6-inch height different, not 3.75 inches. Obama's head is below MJ's eye-level.

Either MJ is 6'5+ and Obama is 6ft max, or Obama is 6ft 1 and MJ is 6'6+.
184guy2 said on 23/Apr/23
6'4 flat
Same as Chuck
6'6-6'7 is laughlable as much as 6'4.5-6'5
Canson said on 18/Apr/23
@Editor Rob: he measured 6’4.75” but that was likely not an afternoon measurement. I’d guess 6’5.25 out of bed and 6’4.5 at his afternoon height
Jtm said on 18/Apr/23
to be fair it was actually matt damon so take that with a grain of salt.
Jam said on 16/Apr/23
@Rob Damn! Thats a pretty spot on estimation from Ben Affleck. But does that mean he only thought Jordan was an inch taller, given Ben's own claim?
Editor Rob
Maybe he was viewing it from 'about 6ft 3' perspective.
Canson said on 15/Apr/23
@Editor Rob: I’ve been saying that for almost 8 years. He didn’t look a legit 6’5” at times and he looked just barely taller than guys who are solid 6’4”. Not to mention, he measured 6’4 1/2” at one point when he was drafted per Pat Riley. Jordan knows he’s only about 6’4 1/2” barefoot. I still see the 6’4.75” as a measurement about 2-4 hours out of bed and see 6’5.25 out of bed and 6’4.5 at his afternoon low.
Editor Rob
Still feel he did measure near 6ft 4.75 too, but was interesting even Affleck guessed him sub 6ft 5!
Editor Rob said on 13/Apr/23
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Ben Affleck estimated him 6ft 4 and a half!
Canson said on 3/Apr/23
6’4.5” to .75 range is possible for his afternoon height and once you add the orthotics that he admitted to wearing and some bball shoes, he’s 6’6” or very much near it (within 1/8”). But I’d bet money that 195 is not his lowest. He may have dipped to 6’4 5/8 peak as a best case if not 6’4.5”
Josh Jeffords said on 25/Mar/23
I agree completely with the estimate.
Ballers "ALWAYS" give shoe heights.
Esentially his shoe height is .25 rounded up.
Obviously not a millimeter below this...or 8th inch.
John Carlo said on 14/Mar/23
michael-jeffrey jordan, s solid 99.99% at height of 6ft 4 ⅞ (195.3 cm)
James.B 172cm said on 23/Feb/23
Close to 6’5 for sure and heard he is a real nasty piece of works in real life
Canson said on 18/Feb/23
@Berta: that’s not close to 4”. In fact it looks 2.5-3” but I saw when Obama put the medal around Jordan’s neck and it’s 3-4” between them.
Canson said on 17/Feb/23
@Berta: that’s about 9 cm max. That’s less than 4”. More like 3.5 max
Matt6'4.5 said on 16/Feb/23
Jordan is a real area of focus for me, as a 90s kid who gre up in Chicago while he was a megastar. All my childhood (including the games where I saw him personally) he was introduced as “Head Guard, 6’6”. However I remember receiving for a birthday one of those life-size cardboard standees of Jordan. I distinctly remember my whole family puzzlers that it wasn’t much taller than my 6’3 father. Certainly not 3 inches!
berta said on 16/Feb/23
in the photo above with obama he really can look close to 6´6 but i guess he is standing tall and obama relaxed. in the other photo canson just put up when both are relaxed it looks to be around 10 cm. I believe obama is in that josh holloway peak range of over 185 flat at worst 185,5 and on a good day could measure 186. That makes Jordan at worst 195 and probably closer to 196. But still if he was measured at 195 then its hard to argue taller but to be honest i just cant see jordan shorter than vince vaughn 20 years ago.
Canson said on 5/Feb/23
Jordan wears orthotics by his own admission but he doesn’t have a full 4” on Obama. He looks max what Rob lists him here maybe 6’4.5 which he measured originally. This is also how he looks when Obama is putting the medal on him. That wasn’t a full 4” I still say 6’4.5 and 6’1 are their respective afternoon heights

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Rockaway said on 4/Feb/23
At least 6’5 still today. Under listed
QM6'1.5"QM said on 4/Feb/23
If Jordan is 6'4 3/4" as listed then Obama is solid 6'0.5". In this case, Stoltenberg is about 6'1" and Trudeau/ barely 186cms.
Hong said on 4/Feb/23
In the picture with Obama, if Obama is 6ft1? Jordan looks a comfortable 6ft5 in comparison and that's being generous to Obama, judging from that pic alone I'd guess his height as 6ft5.5.
viper said on 12/Jan/23
A couple of walk ons, then Lance Ware and their starting Center
Canson said on 9/Jan/23
@Viper: which 4 players are you referring to?
viper said on 7/Jan/23
Canson, it's wild how Kentucky seems to have 4 players who are their listed height after getting measured at their own basketball pro day.

Never seen anything like it
Canson said on 3/Jan/23
@Joanis: 194-195
Joanis said on 1/Jan/23
Jordan I would say is 195-196cm
Canson said on 29/Dec/22
@Berta: yea but when he’s putting the medal around his neck it’s under 4”. My guess is that the 6’4 1/2” he measured is his afternoon/evening or maybe 6’4 5/8” and this is close to
Lunchtime. He wasn’t as tall as Ron Harper who was a true 6’5 or 6’5+ guy. Harper was 1-1.5” shorter than Rodman and a good 1.5” or so shorter than Pippen

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berta said on 28/Dec/22
he always looked taller than 195 cm. Beside abama in the above photo he looks 6´6. Although its hard to argue against the 195 cm measurement if its true. I always thought he looked very legit 6´5. 6´5 1/4.
Canson said on 10/Dec/22
I’d bet money that this 6’4.75 is at best a lunchtime height in his prime meaning he dipped to 6’4 5/8. He could’ve been 6’4 5/8 lunchtime and 6’4.5 at his low
Griffith said on 9/Dec/22
Wow he's was listed 6'5 ,you down graded him Rob?
Editor Rob
A while ago now. I'd confirmed that for the 92 Olympics Jordan's height was provided to the Olympics as 6ft 4.75.
Canson said on 22/Nov/22
@Editor Rob: how about a page for Vince Carter?

Looks about 6’5-6’5.5 range next to Dominique Wilkins. Likely the 6’5 1/2” is a morning measurement and he dips to 6’5 or 6’5 1/8 later in the day
Canson said on 22/Nov/22
Looks more 6’4 1/2” next to Vince Carter or Kobe. Only difference is that Kobe and Carter have a thicker shoe than him and both appear to have almost identical shoes.

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Mickie said on 22/Nov/22
I suspect Ray Allen is taller than 6'3.5". It's anecdotal, but I saw Ray photographed with a guy I know who is nearly 6'3". Ray looked at least 6'4" in the photo (possibly a bit more) so I think 6'4" could be a better estimate than 6'3.5".
IceCold said on 9/Nov/22
Looked 3 inches shorter than lebron, and also no taller than Ray Allen, maybe 1/4 at best. And Ray Allen is reported only 6'3.5, but maybe he really 6'4 Click Here=
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Peak: 6'4.5 - 6'4.75
Now: 6'4.25 - 6'4.5
Canson said on 12/Oct/22
@Robby Harris: that’s always where I’ve had him in his prime
Robby Harris said on 11/Oct/22
Michael with 6'0"-6'0.5" Chris Tucker in 2009:
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Jordan looks at least 4.5" taller than Tucker. Granted, he's slouching in the last two photos. Tucker at 6'0" flat would safely put Michael at 6'4.5" minimum.

I would argue that 6'4.5" - 6'4.75" is the most realistic range for Jordan. He's in the weak 6'5" category.
Robby Harris said on 10/Oct/22
Michael with 6'0"-6'0.5" Chris Tucker in 2009:
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Jordan looks at least 4.5" taller than Tucker. Granted, he's slouching in the last two photos. Tucker at 6'0" flat would safely put Michael at 6'4.5" minimum.

I would argue that 6'4.5" - 6'4.75" is the most realistic range for Jordan. He's in the weak 6'5" category.
Canson said on 21/Sep/22
@Recapa: yea he may have been peak 194.5 imho but today still not under 194 from the looks of it
recapa said on 20/Sep/22
for a guy who is almost 60.he sure retained his height well and doesnt seem that he lost anything at best maybe an 1/4 of an inch.i doubt that he is under 194 nowdays.also,@Rob, how tall do you think his oldest son jeffrey is Click Here? .he is listed at 6ft1 and he looks close if not 5 inches shorter than his dad.
Canson said on 4/Aug/22
@Malcolm, Warren and Editor Rob: Kobe likely edged him by 1/4”. I can see the 6’4.75 for Kobe at his low whereas 6’4.5 for Jordan. Kobe looked around the 6’5 mark sometimes even taller whereas Jordan usually looks 6’5 at most and on occasion shorter if he’s in a flatter shoe or taller in a thick shoe
Malcolm Oliver said on 3/Aug/22
I honestly think they’re neck and neck. Not only are the average guesses for both the same, the have similar proportions too (not to mention they’re exact same play style and everything in between!). 6’5 chance for both, maybe on a good day.
Rob, who would edge out who between Jordan and Kobe?
Editor Rob
It's so close I am not sure nowadays who I'd say might edge the other.
Warren said on 31/Jul/22
A tiny fraction shorter than Kobe?
Canson said on 18/Jul/22
Northernstar said on 14/Jul/22
I met Jordan and Pippen in 1995. I played High school ball and was measured at 6'3 barefoot. I never grew another inch. Jordan was clearly at least 3 inches taller than me and Pippen was about 4 or five inches taller. Jordan is 6'6 people. Stop the nonsense.

For the Barcelona Olympics, he was listed as 6ft 4.75.
Northernstar said on 14/Jul/22
I met Jordan and Pippen in 1995. I played High school ball and was measured at 6'3 barefoot. I never grew another inch. Jordan was clearly at least 3 inches taller than me and Pippen was about 4 or five inches taller. Jordan is 6'6 people. Stop the nonsense.
Canson said on 3/Jul/22
@Editor Rob: how about an add for Patrick Ewing? His college coach John Thompson alludes to him being 6’10” and so does Larry bird. Listed 7’0 but looked 6’10 next to Shaq as well. People who have met him who I know also peg him 6’10 ish. Bird is referring to Ewing when he says 6’10”. Ewing is about an inch taller than Bird and a couple inches shorter than Shaq

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Canson said on 2/Jul/22
6’10 for Ewing Looks believable. He only Bird by around an inch in pics
Canson said on 2/Jul/22
@Editor Rob: how about an add for Patrick Ewing? His college coach John Thompson alludes to him being 6’10” and so does Larry bird. Listed 7’0 but looked 6’10 next to Shaq as well. People who have met him who I know also peg him 6’10 ish. Bird is referring to Ewing when he says 6’10”

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Canson said on 23/Jun/22
I’ve always thought Harper was taller than Jordan
Canson said on 22/Jun/22
@Viper: yea I can see 6’4 1/2 for Booth and Jordan. Jordan looks it next to Phil Jackson. Ron Harper looks like 6’5 and change next to Jordan. Then again not sure if ground level is different
Canson said on 22/Jun/22
6’4 1/2 at a low and 6’5 don’t look that much different. If someone is 6’4 1/2 at their low, 6’5 is not impossible to look since other guys who claim 6’5 even the most honest ones, will fall slightly under that mark.
Yanis Gabriel said on 22/Jun/22
He looked 6ft5 in Space Jam
viper said on 20/Jun/22
I first saw Booth fairly up close in a game back in 94 at the foul line right behind the basket. I could easily believe his 6-5 listing his freshman year that year.
Canson said on 20/Jun/22
@Viper: they looked about the same size in the last dance. Jordan edged him here in this pic but Booth’s legs are spread wider than Jordan’s

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Canson said on 20/Jun/22
@Viper: they looked about the same size in the last dance
viper said on 14/Jun/22
I'd like to see a pic of Jordan and Keith Booth since Booth was on the Bulls. Booth really looks 6-4.5 at least
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Canson said on 10/Jun/22
I’m 6’4 1/4 at my low which I consider my true walking height. Jordan at his peak was no more than maybe 1 cm if not just 1/4” taller than me. He was a strong 6’4 1/2” peak
Canson said on 23/May/22
@James B: very possible. I ran into a guy at a bar recently that is from Chicago and he said point blank Jordan was 6’4ish in his prime. I take that to be 6’4 1/2”. He is probably 6’3 and change now but said he was 6’4 peak and Jordan was at most half inch taller when he met him. He also admitted he’s lost some height and is 6’3 and a bit now. I think Rob has him listed ok since he did measure it but I don’t think this was an afternoon height. I think this may have been 2 hours or maybe 3 out of bed and be lost another 1/4” throughout the day or he was a 6’4 5/8 guy at a low maybe in his prime
James B 171.5cm said on 23/May/22
Could be 6'4.25-6"4.5 now
Canson said on 15/May/22
@Ice: Rodman is closer to the camera though. There were at most 2” between them
IceCold said on 13/May/22
Jordan looks below 6'4.5 with Rodman Click Here
Canson said on 12/May/22
@Danimal: that’s probably accurate peak height but I’m not so sure he’s down to 6’4 yet
Danimal said on 11/May/22
Between 6'4.5" and 6'4.75" barefoot during his prime. He's pushing 60 years old now and could be a flat 6'4" at his age.
Canson said on 3/May/22
@Andrey: nope. I haven’t ruled it out. Either one could’ve been that you’re right. But that’s as high as I could go for an afternoon height for either of them. I feel that both come down to 6’4 1/2 peak whether it’s both doing so in the afternoon or either being a bit under their normal low (approaching extreme low territory)
Andrey200 said on 2/May/22
@Canson have you ruled out the 5/8 for both Jordan and Barkley? Feels like they both could've been that at peak.
Canson said on 1/May/22
@Vincent: this is interesting. The guy who met Jordan called him 6’4 and change (which signals to me 6’4 1/2 range 3/8-5/8 perhaps) but not sure if he had lost height. The interesting part is the same guy said Pierce is closer to 6’7 or half inch taller than he was which doesn’t sound right. I’d have guessed Pierce 6’6 max. Maybe even a weak 6’6. Maybe his perception is off

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Vincent Caleb said on 29/Apr/22
agreed, I think 6’4.75” or 6’4.5” worst case afternoon
Canson said on 21/Apr/22
@Vincent: this may well be Jordan’s peak lunchtime height but I doubt his afternoon. I’d lean toward max 6’4 5/8 but I think 6’4.5 as well. In both cases it’s close. Maybe 1/8” over for lunchtime if he gets down to 4.5
Canson said on 21/Apr/22
@Ice: Jordan is closer to the camera though. But Haysbert In 08 was prob 6’4”
Vincent Caleb said on 20/Apr/22

I think this listing is fine for jordan. I don’t rule out a 6’4.5 either though
IceCold said on 20/Apr/22
A slouching Jordan was taller than Haysbert from 2008. Click Here

Today he easily will had an inch on him at least.
IceCold said on 20/Apr/22
@Canson, it's still mysterious how he can look over his 6'4 1/2- 6'4 3/4 measurements
Canson said on 20/Apr/22
@Ice: Jordan would edge Haysbert now. But remember Jordan wears orthotics. That can give up to 1/4”. As for listings, you mentioned it just now on Steph Curry’s page. Rob doesn’t usually list in 1/8” increments so this is fair for Jordan’s lunchtime. He may have been 6’4 5/8” lunch and 6’4.5 afternoon. If 6’4.5 was his afternoon peak height, he could’ve been 6’4.25 at an extreme low like I mentioned to Dom. I also don’t rule out 6’4 5/8 for Jordan’s afternoon. Rob even stated below that 6’4.5 range is possible for his afternoon height

Canson said on 23/Dec/20
@Editor Rob: what would you say?

A) 196.5-197 out of bed 194.5-195 afternoon
B) 196-196.5 out of bed 194-194.5 afternoon
C) 197.5 out of bed 195 afternoon

I’d say B where he falls to 194.3 in the afternoon and is 196.2 out of bed with a chance at low ends of A 196.5/194.5ish
Editor Rob
B might be a fair mark
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Canson said on 18/Dec/21
@Dom 5’11.5: he may be more 6’4.25 or 6’4 3/8 by that point
Dom5'11.5 said on 14/Dec/21
6’4.5 absolute low before bed and after a game where he lost some water weight

If that is the case, then i presume many celebrities should be downgraded about by an inch at least.

And Haysbert never gives me 194 cm vibes. That's can't be just 1/4 difference between him and Jordan again. Haysbert never looked anywyhere close to Jordan/Barkley/Kobe
Canson said on 17/Apr/22
@Ice: that’s possible. Other possibility 6’5 out of bed 6’4.25 afternoon and evening
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Canson said on 15/Apr/22
@Ice Cold: I would say best case for haysbert in his prime was 6’4.25 afternoon height like I am. He may have been 6’5 out of bed like I am too

Out of bed: 6'4 3/4
Before bed: 6'4 flat
Canson said on 15/Apr/22
@Ice Cold: I would say best case for haysbert in his prime was 6’4.25 afternoon height like I am. He may have been 6’5 out of bed like I am too
IceCold said on 15/Apr/22
@Canson, he has never been
Canson said on 14/Apr/22
@Ice: Haysbert is probably not 6’4.5 today and I have Booker at 6’4” flat as his normal low.
IceCold said on 13/Apr/22
@Canson, Haysbert listed there's 6'4.5. They sure not only 1/4 apart. If jordan would be standing straigt side by side next to Haybsert, i presume it would be at least an inch

And i just can't see listed 6'4.5 - 6'4.75 guys like Devin Booker and Lonzo Ball as tall as him.
Their proportions looks way shorter

Armie Hammer wouldn't be close to his height. Here's Shawne Merriman: Click Here
Canson said on 29/Mar/22
@Icecold: that’s probably an afternoon height though meaning the 6’4.75 at lunchtime wouldn’t be that far off. If he’s a 6’4.5 afternoon he’d be 6’4 5/8 lunch. Rob lists him 6’4.75 here
IceCold said on 29/Mar/22
@Canson If he is only 6'4.5, then many should be downgrade on this site. He looks taller than others 6'4.5-6'4.75 range guys
Canson said on 24/Mar/22
@Viper. I agree.
viper said on 23/Mar/22
Lebron should have picked a different number.

When I see 23 I think of Jordan
Jawilder said on 21/Mar/22
@Canson I didn’t spend long in Mississippi. Grew up just outside New Orleans. BR for college now back in New Orleans.
Canson said on 21/Mar/22
@Jawilder: interesting! So you moved from MS to Baton Rouge?
Jawilder said on 20/Mar/22
@Canson Fact Romo is very tricky. And yeah Rodgers is actually probably 6’1 1/8 at a low. He does look the full inch shorter than Favre. I don’t think Romo is under 6’1 but 6’1.25 seems fair. Btw I was born in the same town as Favre! Have his autographed jersey also 🙌
Canson said on 19/Mar/22
@Jawilder: yea I remember Viper posted a 6’1 1/8 for Rodgers once. That’s probably his normal afternoon height meaning 6’1.25 lunchtime. He looks just about a full inch shorter than Favre. As for Romo, it’s tough to tell. He looks that height at times like you and Celebheights 6’1.5” said or even 6’1”. I know in the video, Jordan didn’t look as tall with him as Caron Butler did
Jawilder said on 18/Mar/22
Romo is the about the same height as Rodgers. Both around 6’1.25.
viper said on 18/Mar/22
Romo looks 6-1 max with Butler
Canson said on 17/Mar/22
@Christian: Warren G is listed 6’2” on Google so makes sense
Canson said on 17/Mar/22
@Viper and Celebheights 6’1.5: Jordan is also favored in the video by a bit. I’ve seen an article where Jordan has admitted he wears orthotics. I posted it on this page a while back I believe. I’ve always had Jordan as weak 6’5 range. Could mean 6’4.5 at a low or 6’4.5-.75 range at a low. But I doubt Romo is 6’2 either. He’s probably 6’1.5 max and Celebheights 6’1.5 is right that he can look 6’1 at times. Here is Romo with Caron Butler. Butler is favored in both. Even with the camera advantage, I’d have said Butler is taller next to him than Jordan. Butler in a good pic would have around 4” on Romo. That would mean a max of 4-4.25 if Romo is 6’1 or 3 5/8 if Butler is 6’5.25 and Romo 6’1 5/8 afternoon. I have a hard time seeing Butler as sub 6’5 (could look the 6’5.25 honestly) when he stood next to me but he has considerable height on Romo as well which means Romo likely isn’t as tall as he was measured or it was early in the day


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Celebheights 6'1.5" said on 17/Mar/22
Tony Romo appears to be 6’1” in my eyes. He has never appeared 6’2” to me.
viper said on 16/Mar/22
Jordan looks a good 6-5 with Romo

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ChristianPerkins said on 16/Mar/22
He looked around 187-188cm in a convention hall when I saw him. He had on 1.25" Air Force 1's vs my 1 1/8" Asics, and I was 3.5" taller.
Canson said on 16/Mar/22
@Cbrady: 6’1 is about as low as I could see it for him. Curry is more a 6’1.5 normal height (not morning height) so not seeing under 6’1” for Morant
Canson said on 16/Mar/22
@Viper: I didn’t think Hill was 6’8 either. That’s rare that someone retains their barefoot measurement for their nba listing. Hill May have been 6’7 1/2” and been rounded up. He could look a fraction taller than Pippen at times so maybe 6’7.25 and Pippen peak height 6’7” or they could be the same
Jawilder said on 16/Mar/22
@Cbrady that is definitely lowballing him. He looks 6’1 with Trae Young and Steph Curry. He 100% isn’t taller than Steph Curry however.
viper said on 15/Mar/22
I met Grant Hill when I was 13 and even then he really didn't look taller than
6-7 I thought

Supposedly measured 6-8
viper said on 15/Mar/22
Christian how tall did Warren G look
Cbrady said on 15/Mar/22
@ Celebheights 6'1.5" I question your assessment of Ja Morant's stature. Maybe you were fooled by his hair style but I would have thought he was 6 at most or possibly 5-11.75.
ChristianPerkins said on 15/Mar/22
@Celebheights 6'1.5"
Many of these celebs hang around and visit downtown LA a lot, but most don't actually live there. More like the northern and western areas like Hollywood, San Fernando valley, Malibu etc., as well as the beachside (the rich areas). Even Palos Verdes to the south too.
Celebheights 6'1.5" said on 14/Mar/22

I’ve met them at a number of basketball events. Some of them are very socialiable, while others will just stop and stare blankly since they’re disinterested in talking with fans. Shaq was originally like that, but I discovered it was because he saw that a friend of mine was wearing a Steve Nash shirt since Shaq despises him. Once I randomly brought up Michael Jordan, he was suddenly interested in carrying the conversation since Shaq never stops praising him.

I imagine that Southern California has quite a few celebrities living in the whereabouts, especially in downtown Los Angeles.
Canson said on 14/Mar/22
@Celebheights 6’1.5: Niang shows 6’6.75 at the draft. Not sure if that’s his Low or just a couple hours after waking. To be fair, it could be a low
Canson said on 14/Mar/22
@Celebheights 6’1.5: I have Curry at 6’1.5 like you are as well
Canson said on 14/Mar/22
@Celebheights: that’s surprising that Morant is 6’2”. I would’ve thought 6’1 range as well (like Jawilder said) or maybe your height at best being he is dwarfed by Zion lol. But maybe Zion really is 6’6 if that’s the case. Actually I can almost buy the listing here as his afternoon height next to Draymond Green as he appears slightly taller than him. However next to Brandon Ingram who I have as a solid 6’7”, he looks 3 cm or maybe 1.5” shorter. They listed Ingram at 6’7 in 2019-20 then bumped him to 6’8 when they bumped Zion to 6’7”. Part of that may have had to do with Lonzo Ball being listed 6’6” when he’s not. JT, a poster here on CH, said he’s met Lonzo. He also lives in the LA area (I’m assuming you Also do) and I know Christian does. JT says Lonzo looked about an inch shorter than him and JT is 6’5”

Someone I met once also met Rodman and also asked him how tall he was and Rodman said he’s “maybe 6’6 1/2”. I’ve always suspected he was a 6’6 range guy after he claimed it back in 1996 when he was interviewed. Then I saw him next to Pippen who was probably around 6’7” peak height and he looked shorter. In addition he was only maybe 2” at most taller than Jordan or maybe even 1.5-2” range
Canson said on 14/Mar/22
@Celebheights: that’s surprising that Morant is 6’2”. I would’ve thought 6’1 range as well or maybe your height at best being he is dwarfed by Zion lol. But maybe Zion really is 6’6 if that’s the case. However next to Brandon Ingram who I have as a solid 6’7”, he looks 3 cm or maybe 1.5” shorter. They listed Ingram at 6’7 in 2019-20 then bumped him to 6’8 when they bumped Zion to 6’7”. Part of that may have had to do with Lonzo Ball being listed 6’6” when he’s not. JT, a poster here on CH, said he’s met Lonzo. He also lives in the LA area (I’m assuming you Also do) and I know Christian does. JT says Lonzo looked about an inch shorter than him and JT is 6’5”
Canson said on 14/Mar/22
@Celebheights: I forgot Muggsy. I’ve seen him as well. I would’ve guessed similar to what you did. And with Blake yea I had him at a solid 6’2” guy like you did. Your list is also impressive!

As for Phelps, yea he’s around 189 cm. I met him at a casino. I’d say worst case, he’s 6’2.25” perhaps but the listing Rob has fits. That makes sense for Lochte being 6’0 range
Celebheights 6'1.5" said on 14/Mar/22
Ja Morant actually appears to edge out Steph Curry in a lot of photos, while Steph Curry edges him out. 6’1 1/2” isn’t completely out of the question.

I read an interesting article about how Ja Morant was no more than 5’9” when he joined the varsity high school basketball team, and I believe the source the listing came from was Fansided.
Jawilder said on 13/Mar/22
@Celebheights 6'1.5".

No way Morant is 6’2, maybe 6’1. Only player I’ve seen up super up close is Jrue Holliday and he was 6’2 or so.
ChristianPerkins said on 13/Mar/22
@Canson and Celebheights 6'1.5"
Man, I wish I'd meet even half of the number of celebs and famous athletes as you guys did. I've met many "lesser known" and "D-list" celebs, but as far as the more "famous" ones, only Darius Rucker, Warren G and O'shea Jackson Jr (the latter whom I couldn't even gauge his height because of the distance). And I live in LA of all places, so one would think that I'd meet lots of celebs and famous figures.
Celebheights 6'1.5" said on 13/Mar/22

You’ve met Michael Phelps? If he’s 6’2 1/2, then that confirms Ryan Lochte stands in the 6 foot range. This makes sense, given how Lochte is noticeably shorter than McNabb, who looks 6’2”.
Celebheights 6'1.5" said on 13/Mar/22
A few more basketball players who I’ve met:

Stephen Curry-He did wear a hat, but it seemed like the top of our heads were about the same.

Russell Westbrook-I was surprised by how tall he appeared in person, because I wouldn’t have guessed that he was anything more than 187 centimeters based off of how he appeared in photos. A friend of mine is 6’2”, and Russell Westbrook actually seemed taller than him by a bit. I would have ruled out 6’2 1/2”, but I don’t think it’s entirely out of question now. I’d still go with 6’2 1/4”.

Dennis Rodman-He’s in the 6’6” range. Lebron’s taller than him.

Yao Ming-I saw him one time in the airport, and I remember people were staring at him from all directions as if he was a freak of nature. Even the security guard’s eyes dilated in surprise, and he had to have been 6’6”-6’7”. I then shook his hand, and he turned out to be swell. The guy actually commented on the fact I was wearing a Pete Chilcutt jersey, and Yao actually discussed his experience playing the sport.

Yao claimed to be 7’5 1/2”. I didn’t even need to ask him. Lol.

Tony Allen-He would edge out Russell Westbrook, so I’d give him 6’3”.

Shaq-He was entertaining to chat with in person, even if he’s kind of a hothead. The guy is dogmatic with his thinking, but the man is perspicacious about anything basketball related. I’d say Shaq makes just about as many controversial statements in person as he does in his talk show. After I told him I’m a fan of Michael Jordan, he opened up and acted more neighborly to me. Even if he’s a bit pretentious, I harbor reverence for the man. He’s like a savant with his expertise in this field.

I’d calculate him as standing at 7 feet tall.

Rex Chapman-He acted bumptious and unpalatable to the extreme. He’s in the 6’3” range. I remember him shifting his eyes at me after I asked him a question, and the guy treated a waitress as if she was his slave. He’s unpleasant.

Georges Niang-He’s about the same height as Lebron, making him around 6’7”.

Ja Morant-He was just taller than me by 1/2” of an inch, so I’d give him 6’2”.

Mugsy Bowes-He was the only basketball player who I felt like a center around. I’d give him 5’2”.

Steve Blake-I agree he’s 6’2”.

And there were others.
Canson said on 9/Mar/22
@Celebheights 6’1.5 and Mickie: yea I’ve met quite a few but you’ve also met quite a few!

Theismann 5’11 today. But he may have been taller peak

Caron Butler: looked easily what he measured at the draft-6’5.25”. I saw an easy inch between us. He can pass for 6’6,5 in basketball sneaks for sure

Jarrett Jack looked maybe 2” shorter than me so maybe 6’2-6’2.5 range. Measured 6’2.5. I’d say 6’2.25 is likely

Michael Phelps looked around what Rob lists him when I met him maybe worst case he’s a full 2” shorter than me. 6’2.5 is fair

Bogans: I played against him and have seen him off the court. I’m still not sure if I’ve lost height over the years to come down to where I am now 6’4.25 but likely not anything noticeable. I remember being 6’4 3/8 before. However I would’ve said Bogans was the full 6’4” and slightly shorter from the times I’ve seen him. But slightly could mean eye level was different. I don’t think he’s under 6’4” though. 6’4” flat makes sense for him

Nick Collison- I wasn’t real close to him when I saw him but he looked several inches taller. Couldn’t tell but I’d buy that he was at least 6’8- 6’9” perhaps. Seeing him with KD 6’8.5 is probably worst case

Lonny Baxter looked a couple inches taller from a distance that I saw him from. I say a couple because I wasn’t very close but it was noticeable that he was taller. He measured 6’6.25”

Steve Blake looked the 6’2” he measured

Roy I was close enough to him and he looked an inch taller so 6’5.25 like measured. Similar to Butler

Kirk Hinrich looked little shorter than me. I’d say 1.5-2” tops. So 6’2.5-.75 is probably fair. Measured 6’2.75 at the pre draft

TJ Ford looked 5’10 up close not 5’11

Larry Johnson was at most an inch taller than me. I also saw him next to a 6’6 and change teammate who looked around an inch taller. I’d say he’s closer to 6’5” than 6’6”. His 6’5.5 could’ve been rounded up or a height a couple hours after waking. But I could buy 6’5.25 next to my 6’6 plus teammate

Carmelo Anthony as listed when I last saw him almost to letter. I was told 1.5-2” but I don’t know if I had a thicker dress shoe or who was up longer. I assumed I was at a low. I had it at two inches and think he’s perfectly listed.

Harvey Grant looked easily what he measured 6’8.5. I saw him as an adult a couple times too. I wouldn’t have been surprised if he were 6’9 but didn’t look at footwear

and saw Charles Barkley from afar. Couldn’t tell exactly but I wouldn’t have guessed he’s any taller than me. He likely had a small fraction meaning less than a cm. But I was nowhere near him

Then as a kid or teen Popeye Jones, Scott Padgett, Jeff Shepard, Darvin Ham from a distance- wouldn’t be able to tell other than maybe Darvin Ham who looked 6’5 or 6’6”, I wouldn’t be able to
Tell when I met him

Cedric Maxwell looked 6’7 or 6’8 next to my father who was 6’4 peak and 6’3.5 today

Michael Adams, Rex Chapman, Harvey Grant, Rick Mahorn, Derrick Coleman, Muresan actually as an adult and as a kid- muresan was too tall to guess lol

Juwan Howard as a kid and Tracy Murray as a kid then others on the court. I’ve probably left out some.

Then football Darrell Green, Gary Clark, Charles Mann and Dexter Manley, Charles Haley, Dana Stubblefield, Dan Wilkinson all when I was younger,

Michael Irvin- looked the full 6’2 up close although I had boots on I remember so I saw 2-3” between us. That lines up to 6’2 imho
Vernon Davis easily looked about the full 6’3” up close.
Jared Gaither 6’8
Terrell Suggs as well looked 6’3” at worst

A friend of mine has met Bradley Beal and thought he was slightly taller but probably had footwear advantage and my friend is 6’2.75 today instead of 6’3” so it’s likely Beal is 6’3” like listed. He met Wall and said he was max 6’2”. Another friend met Wall and guessed 6’1.5-6’2. Maybe he had footwear advantage though

@Celebheights 6’1.5: same friend that has met Beal has met the Rock. I saw the pic of them and he looked a couple inches taller due to the angle but he says himself the Rock was really 6’2 and not much shorter than him so that lines up to what you had him. I agree with you on Affleck. He looks shorter than Butler but not by as much as we would think. He looks 6’2” minimum next to him given Butler’s shoe looked thicker

The others I mentioned I could tell what they were so much. I’ve also seen John Larroquette and thought he was taller (near 6’5) than listed but likely because it was at an angle at an airport and I was much younger. And seeing him with Moll he is 6’4”. He could’ve had footwear advantage or if my dad was not standing straight or Larroquette on an incline when he walked past him.
Celebheights 6'1.5" said on 9/Mar/22

That list is impressive! Here are some of the celebrities who I’ve met before, besides Michael Jordan:

Jim Carrey-He’s about 6’1 1/4”
Will Smith-He’s my height.
Ben Affleck-He’s around 6’2” at least
Dwayne Johnson-Nowadays, he’s around 6’2”.
Eric Bana-He’s 6’2”.
Samuel L Jackson-He’s a strong 6’1” nowadays.
Matthew Foxx-6’1 1/2”
John Cena-As listed.
Justin Timberlake: He’s a little under 6 feet.
Seann William Scott: He’s a strong 5’11”.
Andy Murray: He claims to be 187.5 centimeters tall, but I would have guessed that he’s 6’2” flat in person. The height difference between he and I was no more than 1/2” of an inch.
Lebron James: 6’7”-6’7 1/4”. I’m still undecided, and this is after spotting him twice!

And there are other names.
Canson said on 8/Mar/22
@Mickie: I also have met Theismann but likely after height loss. He looked 5’11 in person which he’s listed today
Mickie said on 8/Mar/22
Quite a list, Canson. As far as pro athletes in person I have seen a few in the Boston area most notably Paul Pierce, Wes Welker, Bill Russell (from a distance), Nomar Garciapara.
Canson said on 23/Feb/22
Looked 6’4.5 next to Magic and also LeBron at the all star game. That’s assuming Magic is still 6’7.5 which he looks at times or 6’7.25”. I don’t think MJ has lost any height yet
Johnny Miles said on 23/Feb/22
Canson said on 18/Feb/22
@Cold Water: I doubt he’s that low even today. In his peak a very weak 195 range (194.5-195) guy at his lunchtime height or a strong 194 even at his afternoon afternoon height. Fits the build of a very weak 6’5 peak or a strong 6’4 1/2” who maintained it throughout the full day barring the extreme low
Cold Water said on 16/Feb/22
193.3 cm
Jawilder said on 9/Feb/22
@Canson Yup. Y’all would be hard to tell apart.
Okidoki said on 8/Feb/22
Maybe i should move to America if i want to meet them more often, heheh.
Okidoki said on 8/Feb/22
@Canson: Interesting, that's cool. I have only met a few celebrities in my life in person, i play Futsal (similar to soccer indoors) and one of the best players of all time in my country visited and played with us once, at rehabilitation from an injury.

That you have played with skillful guys is good, one can learn and maybe even improve from that. Maybe you're height skills to are even better now, since you have met so many.
Canson said on 8/Feb/22
Out of bed 6’5.25”
1 hour 6’4 7/8-6’5
2-3 hours 6’4.75 to 6’4 7/8
5 hours 6’4 5/8
7 plus 6’4.5

Extreme low 6’4.25 possibly
Canson said on 8/Feb/22
@Ian: I agree with you on his lunchtime height being 194.5-195. I have him 6’4 5/8 lunchtime and 6’4.5 afternoon height. One thing I will add is that Jordan wears an orthotic. I posted an article about that before too quite a ways back. It looked 3-4 when he put the metal around his neck. At times 4” but at times 3.5” perhaps

@Okidoki: also Dan Marino
Canson said on 7/Feb/22
@Okidoki: yea I have met and played quite a few players. Some that I’ve met or seen since they’ve been drafted. I played against Butler, Jarrett Jack, Keith Bogans, Nick Collison, Lonny Baxter, Steve Blake, and have seen Roy, Kirk Hinrich, TJ Ford, Nick Collison from a distance after he was drafted, Larry Johnson, Carmelo Anthony, Harvey Grant, and saw Charles Barkley from afar. Then as a kid or teen Popeye Jones, Scott Padgett, Jeff Shepard, Darvin Ham from a distance, Cedric Maxwell, Michael Adams, Rex Chapman, Harvey Grant, Rick Mahorn, Derrick Coleman, Gheorge Muresan actually as an adult and as a kid, Juwan Howard as a kid and Tracy Murray as a kid then others on the court. I’ve probably left out some.

Then football Darrell Green, Gary Clark, Charles Mann and Dexter Manley, Charles Haley, Dana Stubblefield, Dan Wilkinson all when I was younger, Michael Irvin who I assumed was either 6’2” or near it next to him as an adult although I was wearing boots I believe, Shawne Merriman from a Distance but I honestly couldn’t tell what he was. I assumed maybe his listed 6’3 or the 6’4 they gave him in the pros because I wasn’t near him to tell, Vernon Davis I stood right next to and is his listed height of 6’3”. I’ve seen Joe Theisman a bunch of times up close and he’s 5’11” but not sure if he was taller when he was younger. I’ve also seen John Riggins who I’d say was 6’2-6’3 range possibly but don’t remember exactly, Laverneus Coles, Steve Smith, and Jared Gaither. I wasn’t real close to Gaither but he had a pic with my 6’7 friend when he stood next to him at the game we were at and he was only an inch taller so 6’8” is where I had him not the 6’9 he’s listed
Ian Momo 'Questionable 5'10' said on 7/Feb/22
@Canson well it's not like jordan was tiptoeing or something on the picture with obama, he still put Obama on his eye level (4 inches taller) than him on the rest of the clip. i would say this listing is the highest i would go, he's around 194,5-195
Canson said on 1/Feb/22
@Ian: the pic with Obama is a bit misleading because Jordan is purposely trying to make himself taller as a joke in the video. He measured 6’4.75 and 6’4.5 which I can believe both. I think the 6’4.75 is probably somewhere in the 2-4 hour out of bed range but maybe at most a lunchtime height. I could see 6’4.5” being his afternoon perhaps. There are other shots of Obama when he’s putting the medal around his neck where it’s under 4”. I don’t completely rule out 6’4.75 for his afternoon/evening but I’d say more 6’4 5/8 or 6’4 1/2”. Rob has him close to accurate here for a lunchtime measurement tho as it could be maybe - or + 1/8” 6’4 5/8 at lunch to 6’4 7/8” and 6’4.5 to .75 afternoon although I’d lean toward the lower end of that
Ian Momo 'Questionable 5'10' said on 1/Feb/22
@Canson it would be unlikely if he's even that low, if he is then Obama would be 6'0,25-6'0,5 max, and it would disrupt many many of the listing
Canson said on 31/Jan/22

I’d say:

Kobe 195
MJ 194.3-194.5
Ibra 194

Add 3 mm to get a lunchtime height since I estimate at an afternoon height
Canson said on 31/Jan/22
@Okidoki: I think with Kobe it may be a bit more noticeable as he could’ve been the solid 195 afternoon height. He looked 6’5 very often so 6’4.75 was probably his normal low. I saw pics with Metta World Peace and Sasha Vujecic and Rick Fox which made me believe he’s slightly under 6’5 along with Caron Butler who I have met and is maybe what he measured at the draft 6’5.25”. Butler looked to have me by about an inch and I’m 6’4.25”. Butler was slightly taller than Kobe in some pics. Also let Brandon Roy and he looked slightly taller than Kobe and also measured 6’5.25” and looked about the same as Butler in person
Okidoki said on 30/Jan/22
@Canson Like you said, he measured that and generally looks in the 194 range too, so it's highly unlikely Ibra is 195 in the afternoon. While Kobe is someone who definitely looks a bit taller, i think he always looked about 195 if not almost 6'5, like 195.3 maybe.

Kobe and Jordan are listed the same height here, but overall Kobe really seems to edge him in most of the events they were together.
Canson said on 30/Jan/22
@Okidoki: I agree with what you said. Where I have Ibra constitutes that. That’s how he measured too. 194 and 194.5. He and Jordan should be close in height I agree
Okidoki said on 28/Jan/22
Okidoki said on 28/Jan/22
@Nice to meet you, heheh. I have noticed that you have been long here. first and foremost, i am a big fan of Ibra, i have followed his career since he was young. We are of course splitting hairs now with even less than a half cm of estimates, but i have generally become good enough at studying proportions of people that i just look at them often and get to about the right height.

I think Zlatan is one of those where you can narrow down the range to a very narrow range. For example, there are some people where you can argue more wider ranges, like let's say Stallone, or Pitt. But i think Zlatan always really looks at least 194, but never more than 195. By looking at him, i just get the feeling he is a couple of mm's above 194 most of the day. I would be very surprised if he was under 194, i deem that as almost impossible in my opinion. I look at the picture of Jordan there with Obama and imagine Zlatan there having the same posture, the same shoes on seems very close to me.

But if i have to give a personal verdict, i would say that at best, Zlatan is the exact same height as Jordan, while Jordan is at least Zlatan's exact height i feel. It is quite unlikely probably that Zlatan is the slightly taller one.

If you are right about Jordan being in the 194 range and not even 195, it's cool that the best Basketball player of all time is over an inch below average.
Canson said on 27/Jan/22
@Okidoki: I would say


Out of bed 6’5 1/8”
1 hour out 6’4.75 (maybe 6’4 7/8)
2 hours 6’4 5/8 (maybe 6’4.75)
5 hours 6’4.5
7-8 hours on in 6’4 3/8


6’5.25 out of bed
6’4 7/8 after an hour (maybe 6’5)
6’4.75 after 2 (maybe 6’4 7/8)
6’4 5/8 after 5 or 6
6’4.5 afternoon (7-8 hours)

Yea I’d say around what you did 3mm maybe between them

If we went by afternoon consistently like I list myself or Rob does 6’4 3/8 and 6’4.5 or lunch maybe 6’4.5 and 6’4 5/8” respectively
Okidoki said on 25/Jan/22
The fact that Zlatan often can appear about 195 cm on the pitch, makes me think he is not only 194 flat. I think he is either 6'4.5 or 194.5 cm, in my opinion most of the day. He really looks that range, looks always at least 194 whenever we see him, no doubt about that, but looks at most 195 though. I think standing at his best for a measurement without busting a gut ofcourse, he would measure about 194 and a half i think. Jordan peak could have been a couple of mm taller than Zlatan maybe, i think they really look quite close.
Canson said on 22/Jan/22
@Editor Rob: that’s where I have him. 6’4 3/8 afternoon 6’4.5 lunch and MJ 6’4 5/8 lunch 6’4.5 afternoon or at best 1/8” more to give him what he’s listed here at lunch. I really think 6’4.5 afternoon as a person I recently met says he’s seen Jordan a lot in his days in Chicago and he is my size and said MJ looked about our height. He said 6’4.5 was possible but he didn’t see 6’5. He said he himself was solid 6’4 and that if MJ was taller that it was maybe half inch. Hard to tell being only 6’4.25 who was taller
Canson said on 21/Jan/22
@Editor Rob: do you think Zlatan’s 6’4.5 is an afternoon/evening or a lunchtime? He measured 6’4 3/8 too so maybe that’s his low and maybe MJ measures 6’4.5 at his as Riley said
Editor Rob
6ft 4.5 lunch at most
Okidoki said on 19/Jan/22
Maybe a bit of a weird comparison Rob, but do you think that Zlatan and Jordan could have been the exact same height, do you see any chance of that?
Editor Rob
very close, although I still would think that Jordan has the better chance of measuring slightly taller.
Canson said on 17/Jan/22
@JaWilder: I’m not even so sure Jordan or Barkley would measure 6’5.5 out of bed. However Kobe I believe would’ve measured it out of bed as he seems the strongest 6’4.75 out of all three. The other two would’ve been 6’4 1/2 or 6’4 5/8” respectively. I think an hour out of bed all three could measure 6’4 7/8 or more (in Kobe’s case 6’5.25 maybe or 6’5 1/8 depending on how quickly he lost) and Barkley or Jordan 6’4 7/8 or 6’5 flat probably
Jawilder said on 13/Jan/22
@Luis Enrique Montanez Well you aren’t wrong, but all of them would measure that in the morning.
Canson said on 13/Jan/22
Luis Enrique Montanez said on 12/Jan/22
You decreased Michael´s height under 6´5, this is totally ludicrous, Michael Jordan, as well as Charles Barckley and late Kobe Bryant, had an identical height of 6¨5 and a half.

So I guess you measured all of them, huh? Jordan measured 6’4.5 and 6’4.75 so he isn’t 6’5,5. Kobe’s wife measured him 6’4.75 so he also wasn’t 6’5.5. Barkley measured 6’4 5/8 at the Olympics so he isn’t 6’5.5”. Barkley was clearly a good 1-2” shorter than Dr J who was 6’5.5-6’6 peak height. Food for thought, Reggie Miller is a 6’5.5-6’6 range guy and he’s taller than Jordan Barkley and Kobe by at least an inch
Luis Enrique Montanez said on 12/Jan/22
You decreased Michael´s height under 6´5, this is totally ludicrous, Michael Jordan, as well as Charles Barckley and late Kobe Bryant, had an identical height of 6¨5 and a half.
Malcolm Oliver said on 8/Jan/22
Interesting to find out he had a late growth spurt of several inches. Definitely helped out in the end. Almost 6’5: 195cm. Don’t think he’s lost any height though.
Canson said on 20/Dec/21
Actually I’d give Penny the full 6’6” based on everything I see
Canson said on 20/Dec/21
@Editor Rob: how about a page for Penny Hardaway. Was listed 6’7” but measured 6’6 at the draft. Looks like a weak 6’6” worst case but maybe a full 6’6 best case
Canson said on 18/Dec/21
@Dom 5’11.5: he may be more 6’4.25 or 6’4 3/8 by that point
Dom5'11.5 said on 14/Dec/21
6’4.5 absolute low before bed and after a game where he lost some water weight
Canson said on 11/Dec/21
Click Here

Not the most credible source of course but 6’4.5 here
Canson said on 15/Nov/21
@Arch: when he’s putting the medal around his neck he can look around the 6’5” mark. I personally feel the 6’4.5” is accurate that he measured when he was drafted next to Larry Bird or some others but 6’4.75” from the olympics may be a fit. He would certainly measure 6’4.75 at some point even after he’s been awake for a couple hours maybe even 3 or so
Arch Stanton said on 14/Nov/21
He actually doesn't look far off 6'6 with Obama in that photo...
Arch Stanton said on 14/Nov/21
Interesting he reached around 6'5 with a 5'10 father and 5'5 mother. Then you can get a 6'4 father and 5'8 mother with a 5'10 son... Big variation with genetics....
Canson said on 14/Nov/21
He’s not just 6’4”. He’s still around 6’4 1/2” and was around that mark when he was in his prime. No more than 6’4.75”
Johnny Miles said on 12/Nov/21
Peak height: 6’5, current height: 6’4
Canson said on 11/Nov/21
@Recapa: I think Jordan would retain his listing esp being most other top tier superstars did. Kobe would have too or maybe since he was honest maybe 6’5”. I’m talking LeBron gaining an Inch when he didn’t , Harden staying the same, Durant gaining an inch (although he was heavily scrutinized as being taller than he was when though it was .5” barefoot) and some others such as Kawhi. So for the following

Anthony Davis lost the inch off his but because he didn’t want to be 6’11 so he was reduced based on his accurate measurement
Kawhi may have gotten an early morning 6’6.25-.5
Westbrook could’ve gotten earlier in the day or maybe 6’2.5 is his low now
Beal lost 2”
Kyrie lost an inch
Curry retained his until this season. Now he’s listed 6’2
Luka D kept his but early morning he would be near 6’7
Porzingis no chance he’s that tall
Wall lost an inch
Giannis kept his but he would be 6’11 or near it even after a 2-3 hour after waking measurement
Zion at 6’6 is prob decent being he’s that out of bed and near it after a couple hours (worst case is he’s maybe 6’5.25 or .5)
Lonzo: no chance. He should be listed 6’5 like Lavine
Jimmy Butler is ridiculously listed at 6’7”. He should be listed no higher than 6’6”
Chaoscontrol. said on 11/Nov/21
Always thought he looked a bit short for a 198 guy. When I was you get Id have guessed 195-196 but just 195 is plausible
Canson said on 11/Nov/21
I wonder if Derozan gained a fraction. He was 6’5.25 morning height (6’4.75 afternoon) when drafted. I wonder if he’s not a full 6’5 afternoon height now or 6’5.25 next to those guys and got 6’5.5-.75 after an hour or 6’5 3/8-1/2
Canson said on 11/Nov/21
@Recapa: yea he may be 194 especially being he looks taller than Lonzo at times. Worst case he’s 6’4.25 like I am perhaps and Lonzo about the same
recapa said on 9/Nov/21
lavine is a prime example of a strong 194 guy who is listed at 6ft5 which means that nothing that i say is automatically valid.
recapa said on 9/Nov/21
i,d say that he,ll retain his 6ft6 (198.1) listing as many 194-195 range guys do such as kobe , michael redd, zach lavine but he could be lowered to 6ft5 (195.6) too ,who knows? lol.
Canson said on 9/Nov/21
@Shane: I’ve noticed that Memphis and Sacramento are two teams who thumbed their noses at the rules in 2019. No way Ja Morant is 6’3”. Dude looks 6’1 range at best and Jaren Jackson Jr measured 6’9.75 barefoot and 6’11 in shoes. Both are listed at their shoe heights. Same with Cam Reddish which you pointed out. He was measured at 6’6.5 when drafted but shot up to 6’7.5 4 months later lol. Don’t even get me started on LeBron and Ben Simmons or James Harden.
Canson said on 2/Nov/21
@Shane: I agree. Would get a roundup to 6’5 as I feel 6’4.5 afternoon 6’5.25 out of bed so either way I agree. Yea I see it may depend on the coach tho
Shane said on 29/Oct/21
@Canson 6'6" as superstar. 6'5" otherwise. I despise the NBA changing things after 40 years. I notice some teams are getting back to more shoe heights, tho.
Canson said on 21/Oct/21
I wonder what he would be listed in today’s NBA. Probably would retain his 6’6 listing somehow just because of who he is
Canson said on 9/Oct/21
@CBrady: I’d say right at an inch in his prime. Not unfathomable that he was 196-197 in his prime out of bed and 194 afternoon/evening since a lot of players suspected that he was closer to 6’4 than 6’6”
Cbrady said on 6/Oct/21
Barkley had a massive butt that really helped him when he posted up taller guys or got into a rebounding scrum. I think it is very possible he lost a full inch or even 1.1 during a full day.
Canson said on 4/Oct/21
@JaWilder: I remember when he was in Houston he said his normal playing weight was 252-255 then he said he was 272 that season and still getting up 😂 😂. He was a lot to handle on the court at only 6’4 and change
Jawilder said on 2/Oct/21
@Canson Yeah Big Barkley got up for sure. I’d imagine he lost an inch throughout the day due to his weight during his playing days.
Canson said on 30/Sep/21
@JAWilder: excellent assessment! I wonder if Barkley lost an inch throughout the day due to his weight. He was pretty heavy despite his leaping ability when he played. Barkley got up lol
184guy2 said on 29/Sep/21
joe may look taller because of the hair
Vincent Caleb said on 28/Sep/21
MJ would look similar to Joe manganiello perhaps if he stood next to Rob in his youth

Kobe would have small edge on both IMO
Canson said on 28/Sep/21
@Editor Rob: how about a page for Oscar Robertson? One of the greatest of all time. Says right here he measured 6’4.75” with a picture and was listed 6’5 his entire career

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Jawilder said on 28/Sep/21
@Canson I think you might be right and he is a 6’4 5/8 er at a low, maybe 6’4.5” at worst! His good buddy Barkley on the other hand is at most a small fraction inch shorter imo. Somewhere between 6’4 3/8 at worst and 6’4.5” at best.
Canson said on 24/Sep/21
@JAWilder: yea it could be spot on peak lunchtime height. Maybe worst case 6’4 5/8”. I see his afternoon as 6’4 1/2-5/8 in his prime or even 6’4.5-.75
Jawilder said on 23/Sep/21
6’4.75” is what MJ would definitely measure around lunch.
Canson said on 22/Sep/21
@Recapa: that looks pretty good. 194-194.5 for MJ 195-195.3 for Kobe perhaps. Maybe Jordan was a solid 6’4.5 guy at a normal low and Kobe more like 1/3” taller than him
Canson said on 21/Sep/21
@Cansont: well id trust the measurement he got in 1992 over what someone thinks. At least we know he’s not taller than 6’4.75”. Now he could be lower if he measured the 6’4.75 earlier in the day. But when he was drafted he was 6’4.5” and he looks shorter than Kobe was and Ron Harper who is 6’5 range and taller than both Kobe and Jordan. So chances are he’s 194-195 like Barkley
recapa said on 21/Sep/21
i believe that peak jordan was exactly 194-194.3 while kobe was 195-195.3
Canson said on 21/Sep/21
Cansont said on 19/Sep/21
@Canson but he's taller than barkley who's a solid 6'5 even though he always claim 6'4.5.

If he claims 6’4.5 then he’s 6’4.5 range not 6’5”. And Jordan measures 6’4.75 so he isn’t 6’5
Canson said on 20/Sep/21

I doubt there is any discernible difference between Jordan and Barkley. Also Jordan measured 6’4.75” at the olympics in 1992 so he’s not taller than he measured. Barkley measured 6’4 5/8” at the olympics in 1992 so he’s not a solid 6’5 either
Cansont said on 19/Sep/21
@Canson but he's taller than barkley who's a solid 6'5 even though he always claim 6'4.5.
Canson said on 9/Sep/21
MichaelMyers said on 9/Sep/21
6'5" peak, 6'4.75" or so now.

He measured 6’4.75 in 1992 at 29 when he was at his peak.
MichaelMyers said on 9/Sep/21
6'5" peak, 6'4.75" or so now.
recapa said on 9/Sep/21
here is mj back to back with dwaune wade thats around 4cm or so between the two :194-194.5 for mj and 190-190.5 for d-wade Click Here.
Canson said on 7/Sep/21
I get a taller impression from a guy like Carter than I do MJ
00 said on 7/Sep/21
I would say mJ is 6’4 he’s not 6’6 because rodman was two inches taller than him and mj was the same height as Barkley
Canson said on 3/Sep/21
@Recapa: that’s about as good an estimate as it gets. Kobe may have been a hair over the 6’4.75 mark and MJ 6’4.5”
recapa said on 2/Sep/21
this pic shows even tho barely noticaeble a 1cm difference between MJ and kobe Click Here for the goat and 195-195.5 for kobe.thats my opinion.
Canson said on 31/Aug/21
@Editor Rob: how about a page for Jayson Tatum? One of the best players in the NBA right now. Listed 6’8” but looks an inch shorter or maybe a couple cm shorter than 6’8” flat Kyle Kuzma

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Stinky 186 cm said on 31/Aug/21
A solid 6’ 5” for the goat himself, This guys was scary good at basketball I loved watching his games on YouTube or highlights pretty much I used to be a bit of a sneaker head and I used to have a lot of Jordan’s when I was in high school and when I say a lot I mean like 20 pairs lol I also like the extra boost that some pairs gave me I felt like a strong 6’ 2” - 6’ 3” guy in them lol (ofc it depends on the pair)
Canson said on 29/Aug/21
@Editor Rob: how about a page for Tracy McGrady. Listed 6’8 his whole career but I’ve seen 6’7 barefoot listings and 6’6.5” on sites.
gian kharlo said on 28/Aug/21
during the year 1984 nba draft michael jordan was listed in height of 6' 4 ⅞"
berta said on 28/Aug/21
i know many wont agrre with me here but i cant see vince vaughn taller than michel jordan, kobe bryant and chales barkley. actually if i didnt know what they claimed i would guess barkley at 197 after seing him with the rock and others and michale jordan and kobe little over 6,5. i just cant believe they are only 195.
Canson said on 2/Aug/21
@Mickie: I bet at their peaks there was maybe a cm or so between all three with Kobe looking the tallest and Jordan and Barkley being touch and go
Canson said on 2/Aug/21
@Alex: the best case I can see is 6’4 5/8 maybe 2/3 as his afternoon/evening and 6’4 3/8-1/2 extreme. I wonder if Kobe was really more 195-195.5 range. It looked around a CM with them. Maybe his wife measured him at an extreme low. Kobe always looked taller imho. But then Brandon Roy and Caron Butler who I’ve seen looked slightly taller than Kobe. Wasn’t much though
Mickie said on 1/Aug/21
Kobe and Jordan look very close to me. Barkley, too.
Canson said on 23/Jul/21
Jordan would edge a peak MCD. MJ at his peak was a very strong 6’4 1/2 to weak 6’5 guy. MCD was probably a 6’4 guy who maybe lost a full inch from waking (could’ve been 6’5 out of bed) being he weighed so much
Anonnymous said on 21/Jul/21
Makes me wonder if he was shorter than late Michael Clark Duncan in their prime.
Alex 6'0 said on 19/Jul/21
Strong 6'4.5 at least. Maybe 6'4.5 was a an extreme low and 6'4.75 afternoon
Canson said on 10/Jul/21
@Editor Rob and Matt M: I doubt he’s really even lost anything. Wouldn’t surprise me if his afternoon/evening wasn’t just 6’4.5 or 6’4.5-.75 range all along. I doubt he was a solid 6’4.75 at his low and Rob even acknowledged he would likely dip under the mark
Matt M said on 8/Jul/21
How tall do you think Jordanis now at almost 60 years old. Would u say he's closer to 6'4 these days
Editor Rob
would still probably expect him to be 6ft 4.5 today, I don't think he's shrinking half to 3/4 inch just yet.
Canson said on 25/Jun/21
@Viper and Duhon: I’ve always thought he looked bigger in the frame but Kobe always looked taller
Duhon said on 24/Jun/21
@Viper I agree. He's always seemed bigger than Kobe, height, frame etc.
Canson said on 24/Jun/21
@Viper: Phil Jackson also said Kobe was slightly taller. IMHO Jordan was 6’4.5” if that’s the case being Kobe was shorter than Caron Butler
Canson said on 24/Jun/21
@Viper: other way around for me. I’ve always seen Kobe as the taller of the two. Look at Kobe with Harper or Horace Grant versus Jordan with them.
viper said on 23/Jun/21
IMO, he's always given me a bit taller impression than Kobe
Canson said on 22/Jun/21
6-5 project dude said on 15/Jul/06
yea, he is 6'5 1/2 trust me, me and him got measured, i know him personally

So how was he subsequently measured 6’4 3/4” at the olympics? I doubt you and him really were measured or it was likely in shoes which is believable. He was 6’4 1/2” when drafted. The 6’4.75 may even be earlier in the day and 6’4.5 in the afternoon and evening
Jameson said on 21/Jun/21
Under 6’5” barefoot, 6’6” in basketball shoes.
Canson said on 18/Jun/21
Still surprised he’s guessed higher than Kobe. He was a peak 6’4.5 to 5/8 and Kobe maybe 1/4 or cm higher at best
Canson said on 18/Jun/21
@Shane: not sure which type. He mentioned it before though
Shane said on 16/Jun/21
@Canson: What type orthotic does Jordan wear? As for Camby, I would say 6'10" range is still solid. He never looked as tall as the guys listed 7 foot when he was playing, and those guys were mostly 6'10 1/4" to 6 10' 3/4". 6'11" tops. Some 6'10" flat afternoon.
Shane said on 16/Jun/21
Almost every NBA combine since 2009 -- if not all -- have measured guys early in the morning. And there could have been some mixed in before then, too. I personally miss the standard NBA shoe heights, simply because that's how 95%+ players were listed since late 70s and early 80s until this recent change, which can make things confusing for people who don't follow height closely like us, and think today's players are shorter than five years ago, etc. I'd have preferred just to leave that standard alone -- right or wrong -- and just know virtually every listing was something near a typical basketball shoe height. I hope they drop this policy next season, because it's very inconsistent in how it is used from one player and one team to the next, which has only added to the confusion, not reduced it.
Canson said on 25/May/21
@Danimal: Jackson was actually more 6’7” barefoot. But Jordan wasn’t over 3” shorter than him. That was probably a 2.5” to 3” difference at best putting Jordan 6’4.5” ish. Kobe could look 6’5 next to Phil Jackson but we don’t know if Phil had begun to lose height by then
Canson said on 23/May/21
@Danimal: most of the pics favor Jackson. There wasn’t that much between them. But I agree Jordan was always more 6’4.5 than 6’5”. The only catch is that Jackson was actually 6’7” not 6’8”. 6’8 was a shoe height. Jackson wasn’t an inch taller than Scottie Pippen or Dennis Rodman I doubt either
FriedChicken said on 20/May/21
Cbrady, his mom looks 5'7 last time I've seen her.
Danimal 176.7cm said on 20/May/21
Michael always looked shorter than 6'5" next to his coach (listed 6'8" Phil Jackson) even though Michael was wearing Air Jordan's and Phil was in dress shoes:
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Canson said on 18/May/21
@Cbrady and Chaos: the funny part is that he would still retain his 6’6 listing in today’s NBA even under the new rules just because he is MJ. I’m sure Kobe would’ve too. The only two players maybe 3 that lost height were Davis (6’11 to 6’10” which he wanted to be listed all along) Kyrie (6’3 to 6’2 which was obvious), and Bradley Beal 6’5 to 6’3”. Beal is satisfied with being 6’3” and Kyrie has said 6’3 in shoes before. Both guys are more impressive being listed shorter. Then you have other guys who gained such as Nick Batum when he went to 6’9 from 6’8 then back to 6’8 this season. But Notice Steph Curry had a clear morning measurement (see Blake Griffin’s measurement video and it was 630 AM)? I also posted about his measurement and posted the article on multiple occasions stating they took place early morning in 2009 on this site. Harden Curry and Griffin Are all part of the 2009 class so easily knock 1/2” off at minimum. All three players analyzed gained at least half inch (Wayne Ellington, Ty Lawson, Danny Green). Ellington went from 6’3.75 to 6’4.25 so he’s appropriately listed at 6’4” today. One comparison on there (I believe Danny Green) gained 3/4” from 2008 to 2009. Maybe he grew or maybe it was one where his 6’5 1/8 was rounded up to 1/4” or just under 1/8” and he was 6’4.5 the year before. Next to Kawhi Leonard and Lebron he looks weak 6’5” like when measured. So to add to this, how in the world did Lebron get taller? Or Kawhi Leonard, Steph Curry, James Harden retain their previous listings? Not only that but other guys retained theirs who are of lesser status such as Thaddeus Young, Joe Harris, and many others such as Danny Green? If they had someone certify the measurements like they should have, Lebron may get away with 6’8” (6’7.5 earlier in the day rounded up), Kawhi would likely be listed 6’6”, Jimmy Butler 6’6” (wouldn’t surprise me if he ended up listed at 6’5 if they measure in the afternoon being he never looks much over that Mark), Curry 6’2, Etc. The players growing an inch or two after being drafted is overblown. Rarely does that happen. Maybe Embiid Anthony Davis and a handful. Davis was measured 6’9.25 when he was drafted but that was likely a morning height and he was probably 6’8.75”. He’s probably 6’9.75 like he measured last year now. He did claim to grow an inch so it adds up esp being he was slightly shorter than Durant when he was drafted
Canson said on 18/May/21
@Cbrady: prob 5’11.25 perhaps. I’m 6’4.25 barefoot. Sometimes I can spot it but other times maybe not. I can always tell a 5’11 from a 6’0 guy though just like one guy claimed 6’1 once that was 5’11.5 at best (more like 5’11.25). I called him on it immediately after he asked how tall I was and argued with me about it. I told him he’s 5’11” and that I’m 6’4”
Cbrady said on 17/May/21
@ Fried Chicken How tall is your 6-4 cousin's mom do you think?

@ ChaosControl Did you get guessed in person by somebody to be 6-9?

@ Canson I was curious what height comes to your eye level? 5-11.5 or so? Do you think you are in a good position to seperate guys who are slightly under six foot (but claim it)?
Joey Diaz said on 16/May/21
Interesting how NBA like to lie about heights. I think 6’4.75 is pretty accurate. The fact that he’s slim makes him look taller. Doesn’t look like he’s lost much height.
viper said on 16/May/21
Canson, Jordan looked taller in a baseball uniform than Giancarlo Stanton.

I guess because he's lankier
ChaosControl 6'2.5/189.2cm said on 12/May/21
FriedChicken said on 11/May/21
My cousin is 6'4 and his mom described him at 6'9 lmao.

You think that’s bad I got guessed 6’9 once
FriedChicken said on 11/May/21
My cousin is 6'4 and his mom described him at 6'9 lmao.
Cbrady said on 7/May/21
Funny story, I was watching the Netflix documentary the last dance and my mom happened to walk into the room right when MJ was walking through a hoard of people. She says “ wow he is tall! How tall is he”? I say “ almost 6-5 maybe just under it”. She says “ oh, so he isn’t a giant? I thought he was at least 6-7”. Goes to show how tall a guy over 6-4 can look I guess.
Duhon said on 6/May/21
Looking 6'5" with 6'3" Adam Silver Click Here
Duhon said on 6/May/21
@recapa I don't think anyone on this site believes Jordan was 6'6" barefoot it's more the question of if he was/is 6'5" or under it? I think he could look 6'5" depending on the person he's next to. He looked 6'5" next to Obama. Click Here
Canson said on 21/Apr/21
@Editor Rob: Jordan doesn’t look over 6’4.5 with a 6’7.5 Magic

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recapa said on 20/Apr/21
to those who think hat jordan was ever 6ft6 barefoot here he is next to a real 6ft6 if not a touch over guy aka carmelo: Click Here looks about 3cm to 4 cm shorter to me.
Canson said on 16/Apr/21
@Editor Rob: how about a page for Vince Carter? He measured 6’5.5” barefoot in 1998 but next to Bakari Sellers looks 6’5” flat. Sellers claims 6’5” on Twitter but doesn’t quite look it with Barack Obama

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Canson said on 15/Apr/21
@Editor Rob:

Take a look at this. Not sure if Pippen lost height but I doubt that much. 6’4.5 was probably an afternoon height for Jordan in his prime. 6’4.75 probably 2-3 hours post waking up. Meaning a 9-11 AM height after waking at 7

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Pippen and Magic

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Editor Rob
Magic still seems to be holding up well through to age 60...still can look over 6ft 7
Canson said on 15/Apr/21
@Vincent: he looks 6’4.5 with Phil Jackson too who was max 6’7” and Ron Harper who was probably a little over 6’5” at best maybe just 6’5”. I always knew Harper was taller. Rob made a good decision to go with 6’4.75” but in reality, the 6’4.5” figure fits better given Kobe is taller. Jackson has less footwear on and his head is tilted down

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Harper with Rodman

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Jordan with Rodman

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Chris Junior Hernandez 1990 said on 14/Apr/21
6'4 3/8 like MCW is the worst of worst i guess for Jordan, Barkley still had the edge.
Vincent Caleb said on 13/Apr/21
Kobe has the edge.
Canson said on 9/Apr/21
@Viper: when Obama is placing the medal on him he looks a bit under 6’5”
Canson said on 8/Apr/21
@Viper: he wears an orthotic too so likelihood is you may view him as 6’5”. I bet he’s 6’4.5 afternoon height though.
viper said on 8/Apr/21
If I met Jordan and didn't know his height I'm sure I would guess 6-5 and nothing under it. Same with Kobe.

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