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
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I'm the tallest. My Father's about Five-Ten, my Mother's about Five-Five. Everyone else if about Five-Six and a half, Five-Seven....the Milkman's about Six Seven.

How tall is Michael Jordan
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Average Guess (258 Votes)
6ft 5.01in (195.6cm)
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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ChaosControl 6'2.5/189.2cm said on 19/May/21
@CBrady no it was on a Facebook post of my mum’s where she asked people to guess my height. The highest in person guess was 2m
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
@Cbrady
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
@Cbrady
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
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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.
viper said on 8/Apr/21
Weird how he looks over 6-5 with 6-1 Obama
Canson said on 5/Apr/21
Dingdong da 5'5 1/8" said on 3/Apr/21
Rob in my opinion Jordan is taller than Barkley you have Barkley taller than Jordan, you listed Jordan at 6’4 3/4” and Barkley at 6’4 7/8”. My listing in my opinion Barkley 6’4 1/2” 6’4 5/8” and Jordan at maybe 6’4 7/8”

I think if Rob is going to be consistent, 6’4 3/4 for Jordan since he measured it at the Olympics and 6’4 5/8” for Barkley since he measured it
stiggles said on 5/Apr/21
No more than 6ft 4 flat in 2021..
Dingdong da 5'5 1/8" said on 3/Apr/21
Rob in my opinion Jordan is taller than Barkley you have Barkley taller than Jordan, you listed Jordan at 6’4 3/4” and Barkley at 6’4 7/8”. My listing in my opinion Barkley 6’4 1/2” 6’4 5/8” and Jordan at maybe 6’4 7/8”.
Canson said on 24/Mar/21
@Editor Rob: is Levert worth an add?
Canson said on 15/Mar/21
@Editor Rob: yea definitely over 2 but not so sure about the full 3”. I think mid 2 range
Canson said on 14/Mar/21
@Editor Rob: this is the Pic I had tried to post before. 2.5” imho

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Editor Rob
at that moment you could see over 2 inches, maybe close to 3
heyyyyyyyy said on 12/Mar/21
looks 6'5" to me hes just so tall
Canson said on 22/Feb/21
@Berta: I got a taller impression from Kobe than Jordan. I’d have give Jordan the measurement from when he was drafted 6’4.5”. 6’4.75 is likely a bit earlier in the day
berta said on 21/Feb/21
wooow only 6+4 3/4 i thought he was at worst 6´5. i think the full 6´5 is better listing but the number must have come from a measurement.
recapa said on 20/Feb/21
@Rob,how tall would you say Mj son,s looks to you Click Here .he was listed at 6ft4 in collegue he looks around 6ft1-2 range to me.
Editor Rob
near 6ft 2 there
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 17/Feb/21
💪🎁🎂 Happy Birthday Michael! 🎂🎁💪

Many Happy Returns to Michael Jordan on his 58th Birthday! He reached an incredible height, considering the height of his parents.

6ft5. 🎈😆🍻😄🎊

🎈🎁🎂🎊🎈🎁🎂🎊🎈🎁🎂🎊🎈🎁🎂🎊
Canson said on 9/Feb/21
@James Roy and Rob: I would say probably still around 6’4.5”
James roy said on 7/Feb/21
@Rob hey Rob how tall do you think Micheal jordan is today at nearly 58 years old?
Editor Rob
maybe a small fraction lost, but really I don't think he's much less than peak today.
Canson said on 31/Jan/21
@Fried Chicken: not to mention, Jordan wears an orthotic. I wouldn’t be surprised if there’s only 1/2” between them with Jordan at 6’4.5. I use afternoon heights which in Jordan’s case, 6’4.5 would be his. So 6’5.25 out of bed. I don’t rule out a hair over that but I still think 6’4.75 for his afternoon is too high. But lunchtime is very possible if 6’4 5/8 was his afternoon instead
FriedChicken said on 11/Jan/21
2chainz is most likely a flat 6'4 than 6'4 1/4.
Canson said on 10/Jan/21
Means 2Chainz isn’t as tall as he listed being Jordan was only measured at 6’4.75 and even 6’4.5 and 6’4 7/8 (allegedly). He’s never received a 6’5 measurement on record
5ft10guy said on 8/Jan/21
He's 6ft5. At least .Hes noticeable taller then 2 chains
Canson said on 2/Jan/21
@Rising: how tall would you say Marcus Camby was/is? I would’ve guessed 6’10” but he really does look 6’11” next to Kenyon Martin. I’m thinking Martin may have only been 6’8 or so. He said once when they asked how tall he was in high school or college (I’ll find the interview) he said “6’8, about the same as I am now”. I heard it recently in an interview as a matter of fact. I’ll find it on YouTube. Camby is favored with KMArt though so he looks to have more height on him than he really does. Maybe 6’10.5 worst case for Camby?

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Canson said on 2/Jan/21
@Rising: yea with Jordan, it’s hard to tell who is taller in the video which leads me to believe Spree is likely in the 6’4 range. He looked long next to him. I’d definitely give him 193 minimum and that’s prob fair with how he stacks up with 6’4.75 Allan Houston. He also claimed 6’4 but he could be a hair over. Maybe best case 6’4.25 but I’d go 6’4”-6’4 1/8 like a peak Liam Neeson. I would have Houston at Kobe’s height and Jordan just a touch shorter than them. I could believe 6’4.75 measurement for Jordan but I wouldn’t say it’s a low but maybe close to one? I could see 6’4 5/8 being the low if not 6’4.5”. I think Rob’s listing for him is much better at 6’4.75” than 5”. I’d like to see Sprewell added

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Canson said on 31/Dec/20
@Rising: yea I remember saying you met Spree. I would’ve said a legit 6’4” just by looking at him. I would’ve probably said something like:

6’4.75 out of bed 6’4 flat afternoon

Or

6’4 7/8 out of bed 6’4 1/8 afternoon
Rising174cm said on 30/Dec/20
Sprewell looked 6'4"+ to me in person towards the end of his time with the Knicks. I couldn't tell you if he was just a really solid 6'4" or closer to 6'4.5", but I will say he looked to tall to drop under 6'4".
Chris Junior Hernandez 1990 said on 25/Dec/20
@Peter193

Possible the picture was disadvantage of tilt down from the 7'2 guy angle and look at 7'0 Shaq head is much closer to the camera. I have check on this 7'2 guy IG also first thought of him lie several inches but figure out he was over 7'1 but how much i am not sure maybe just 7'1 1/2 round up 7'2, def not a full 7'2 as he claim but maybe it's a morning measurement he hit it.
Canson said on 24/Dec/20
@Editor Rob: I would say his measurement at the olympics could be one 2-3 hours out of bed. If not he’s a guy who would fall to 6’4 5/8 perhaps
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
viper said on 22/Dec/20
Jordans hands are 11 inches, that I can believe.

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Peter193 said on 21/Dec/20
Rob, this guy next to Shaquille O'neal claims to be 7ft 2 Click Here

what do you think??
Peter193 said on 20/Dec/20
MJ next to a 7ft 2 guy! Click Here
Canson said on 20/Dec/20
@Vincent: I agree. maybe in Kobe’s case 6’4.8 (195-195.1) and Jordan 194.3ish which is why we could see the small difference. His wife may have rounded down a tad. Jordan at his peak I don’t rule out 6’4.5-.75 either. I would say he was right around the middle of the range 194.5-.6 versus falling to 194.9-195. At the latter stage he would’ve looked 6’5 almost exclusively like Kobe did where Jordan looked 6’4 on occasion more so than Kobe
Christian 6'5 3/8" said on 20/Dec/20
@Canson
I'm sure Latrell was famous within the basketball world (among basketball fans), but he may not be a mainstream household figure, is maybe what Rob was trying to imply. I've never heard of Latrell Sprewell either.
Vincent Caleb said on 19/Dec/20
@Canson:
I have Kobe as a very minimum 6’4.75” guy, maybe even the full 6’5”. Jordan I think may be 6’4.5-6’4.75”, maybe the former is more likely than the latter. There could have been 1/4 between the two.
Canson said on 19/Dec/20
@Editor Rob: Well Sprewell was a well known (and a terrific) basketball player. He’s better than guys like Larry Johnson, Michael Carter-Williams or Jeremy Lin or even Mark Eaton (just to name a few). Ditto for the Ball Brothers and some others
Canson said on 18/Dec/20
@Editor Rob: how about a page for Latrell Sprewell? Listed 6’5” admitted to being 6’4” likely because he was measured 6’4.5 earlier in the day with no increments like Scottie Pippen was

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Editor Rob
still a lot of bigger names to consider in basketball world, not sure about Latrell.
Canson said on 17/Dec/20
@Vincent Caleb: I get a slightly taller impression from Kobe next to Obama for some reason
Canson said on 15/Dec/20
@Recapa: I’d give him 194-195 range. Maybe 194.5 at best or 194.3
recapa said on 14/Dec/20
194.5-195cm.
Vincent Caleb said on 12/Dec/20
Here is a better representation of Obama and Jordan, although Obama is tilting his head up a bit.
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Canson said on 12/Dec/20
Here is Wade with Jordan behind the scenes. I’ll say Wade is probably the full 6’3” here. He’s at a slight footwear disadvantage with Jordan and looks maybe 4cm shorter maybe 1.75”. I have Jordan at an afternoon height of 6’4.5”

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Christian 6'5 3/8" said on 11/Dec/20
@viper
How old was your dad at the time? Maybe the car passenger thing was legal depending on the state. (you're from NC right?)
Canson said on 11/Dec/20
@Editor Rob: where did you find the quote of him saying he’s 6’6 and that the milkman is about 5’7”? That’s interesting
Editor Rob
author wrote it in a book, but I changed it to the exact quote that Jordan said.
Canson said on 11/Dec/20
@Viper: that is quite some time ago though lol. Not in the last 25 years. And you and I are only a couple years apart if I’m not mistaken? I’ll be 39 in about 3 1/2 weeks
viper said on 10/Dec/20
It wasn't THAT long ago where the passenger could drink alcohol in a car.

I remember as a toddler my dad drinking a beer driving up the interstate. If he was pulled over he would have just handed it to my mom. It would have been legal
Canson said on 8/Dec/20
@Junior: the only issue with 6’4.75 for Jordan is what you said about Kobe being taller or at least looking taller. Otherwise, no issue being that is closer to his actual listing than he initially was. I could buy his low being about 6’4 5/8 peak but not any higher. Barkley may also be that but not higher. Today I would say Barkley is not that height anymore and that he’s my height
Christian 6'5 3/8" said on 7/Dec/20
@Sandy
That's just the way it is though. Same thing as a 20 year and 364 day old person not being able to legally buy or drink alcohol, while a 21 year old can. We can call it unfair all we want, but the law is always definite and precise.
Chris Junior Hernandez 1990 said on 7/Dec/20
The 1/4 downgrade on MJ do Kobe Bryant a justice. Like my older estimate that MJ is 6'4 3/4 or worst low 6'4 1/2 not sure if he is lower now. Charles Barkley i atually think his worst low was 6'4 5/8 as the Olympic described him. Kobe is def the tallest among three of them.
Canson said on 7/Dec/20
@Ly: they’d likely be similar in height. Jordan has a 6’4.5 measurement on record too and Barkley had 6’4 5/8”. It could even be the opposite that Jordan is taller but the difference Barkley is suggesting “Jordan being 6’6” is non existent
Ly said on 7/Dec/20
so charles barkley is ever so slightly taller than jordan despite him saying that jordan was taller than him
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 6/Dec/20
@ Christian - At not even an inch shorter than you, Michael WOULD be allowed to become a jet fighter pilot.

This is when height rules become really rather weird!

😣🙃😖😝✈️

6ft5.
viper said on 5/Dec/20
Interesting. Didn't expect Karl to admit he's 6-8
Canson said on 5/Dec/20
@Editor Rob: very few basketball players will be as tall as listed. Maybe 1-5 in the league at a given time at best
Canson said on 4/Dec/20
@Editor Rob: how about a page for Karl Malone?

He admitted in this interview at his dealership to being 6’8” (he was listed 6’9” during his career)

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Editor Rob
yeah I remember reading him as 6ft 9, but maybe that is the truth of 6ft 8 coming out!
Canson said on 4/Dec/20
@Mr T Black: all In all, I think this is a better listing for him. I don’t rule out this as an afternoon height but I still lean toward 6’4.5. Maybe 6’4 5/8 which would mean he’d still be 6’4,75 at lunch like Rob mentioned if he measures 5/8 in the afternoon. Even if not as low as half I would guess Jordan falling closer to 6’4.5 than 6’5 in the afternoon
Canson said on 4/Dec/20
@Mr T Black: I could see them rounding up to 6’5 or just keeping it at 6’4 7/8” before rounding down.

@Editor Rob: I could see a 9-10 am measurement. If he woke up to say 6’5.25 and dipped to 6’4.75 after 2 or 3 hours
Canson said on 3/Dec/20
@Fried Chicken: or was a measurement in college.
MrTBlack said on 3/Dec/20
@Canson

They may have rounded down to .75” instead of stating 7/8ths. At that minute unit of measurement, they could go to 6’5” or 6’4 3/4”.
Canson said on 2/Dec/20
@Editor Rob: do you think he dips below this figure in the afternoon (other than at an extreme low) or do you see that as a normal afternoon height equivalent to your listing?
Editor Rob
I would be surprised if it were 9-10am measurement, I could see him around this mark at lunch quite easily.
FriedChicken said on 2/Dec/20
The 7/8 thing was confirmed a rumor because he was measured 3/4 instead.
Canson said on 2/Dec/20
@MrTblack: I’m wondering if the 7/8 was his measurement at UNC
MrTBlack said on 2/Dec/20
Wait, wasn’t he measured at 6’4 7/8ths at Barcelona Olympics?
Editor Rob
at the time of the Olympics, the media had access to the Olympic database with info on atheletes. A journalist mentioned he brought up Jordan's file and was 6ft 4.75
Canson said on 29/Nov/20
@Vincent: when he’s putting the medal on him, I would say 6’4.5 still.
Vincent Caleb said on 27/Nov/20
Maybe 4.75 is better for Jordan than 4.5. At the time it is a good start. Jordan did hold up well with Obama. I still think Kobe has the edge.
Canson said on 25/Nov/20
@Fried Chicken: Riley may have been talking about a pre draft measurement or a measurement at UNC. Roy Williams mentioned that he was 6’4.5” one year and grew to 6’6” then next. I think in shoes obviously and he didn’t look as if he actually grew that much when he was at UNC. If anything I believe him being 6’4” when he was in his freshman or sophomore year or possibly he was even a hair under and he may have grown to 6’4.5 (afternoon height) by the time he left. I don’t rule out something like 6’4 5/8” but he never looked like he was that close to 6’5 as he measured (6’4.75). That looks like a measurement earlier in the day. He doesn’t give the impression of Tiny Lister, Dan Snow or one of those other guys who actually measures 6’5” in the afternoon
Canson said on 24/Nov/20
@Fried Chicken: I’m not even convinced MJ has lost 1/4”. I think he’s always Been a 6’4.5” guy at the lowest so 6’5.25 out of bed. Maybe he’s a hair over the mark in his prime and a hair under half now or right at it today but he still looks similar to how he did in his prime. But his height is mostly in his legs. Barkley on the other hand may have lost a fraction. Barkley carries more weight and has had hip replacements. Tbh I don’t know what he would measure today. I would say not much taller than me today at 6’4.25 and if he is it’s 194 if not he could be as low as 6’4” flat today. The issue with Barkley is his footwear. He didn’t look anything more than 6’4” with Calais Campbell or with Clark Kellogg. Campbell measured 6’7.75 early morning and he’s easily (at least) 3” shorter and Kellogg has 3” on him. Then with Jonathan Ogden people used that in the past to prove Barkley was 6’6” here but Ogden isn’t 6’9” like he’s listed. His combine measurement was a flat 6’8” and that was likely a morning measurement. More 6’7.5” too. But Barkley with Ogden may have been 194 range still
FriedChicken said on 23/Nov/20
If he's lost anything i doubt it's really much notable. Maybe 1/4. He's holding up well in age compared to Barkley who most likely lost 3/8.
James B 172c, said on 22/Nov/20
Rob Jordan is in his late 50s

Maybe he has lost a cm and was the full 6’5 in his 20s?
Editor Rob
6ft 4.75 was the figure submitted to the Olympics in 1992. Unless he was undermeasured, then he came in at 6ft 4.75 in late 20's.
Canson said on 22/Nov/20
Here is Gervin with Jordan. I firmly believe 6’4.5 barefoot but 6’4.75 would be more of a measurement 2 or 3 hours after waking

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Canson said on 22/Nov/20
@Fried Chicken: I still am of the same opinion of Vincent and Recapa: but yea shoe height and then some (maybe 1/4”).

But I do want to note. George Gervin was always listed 6’7” when he played although he has claimed 6’8. Fast forward to 5:40 and he is obviously 6’7” next to Magic. He isn’t taller than Magic.

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Then Gervin with Jordan. To note, Gervin called MJ 6’4/6’5 just like Reggie Miller and Patrick Ewing
FriedChicken said on 21/Nov/20
Him calling Jordan 6'6" was probably giving him a shoe height as well. I doubt Barkley's height perception is that off as there was very little between them.
FriedChicken said on 21/Nov/20
Yes Barkley said that Jordan is taller so he needs a revision. I also think Barkley needs a peak and current he isn't as tall as before as shown with Kelogg. Though I'm not sure how he realized a 1/8 difference in person. Maybe he saw Michael Jordans measurment and saw .75 and his own measurment was somewhere in the 6'4.65 - 68 ish.
Tunman said on 21/Nov/20
@Canson
Yeah,out of him and Kobe he could be the shorter one although Kobe's head is certainly helping that illusion.While I can see a chance for 194,5cm I have to agree with Friedchicken that Riley was likely referring to that 6'4.75 measurement,just to imply that Jordan was measured under 6'5 which is indeed the case,I mean except from Riley's words we don't have any other mention that he was measured at 6'4.5(which doesn't mean he can't be 6'4.5 or 6'4 5/8).Ultimately I feel he could have been very similar to someone like Barkley,whether a few mms over or under is a mystery that we may never solve.
Jtm said on 21/Nov/20
still not buying kobe was under 6'5
Canson said on 21/Nov/20
I have to hand it to Rob (even though he doesn’t need a compliment but deserves it, being he’s as good as he is), He predicted in November that he would have a listing from the Olympics for him. Now Barkley needs the downgrade to 4 5/8”
Canson said on 21/Nov/20
@Fried Chicken: it’s possible
FriedChicken said on 20/Nov/20
The Pat Riley quote could be talking about his 6'4.75 measurement. I've been rounded down to 5'10 1/2 multiple times at 5'10.75
recapa said on 20/Nov/20
oh so he,s been downgraded nice .6ft4.75 is a good beginning since he measured that tall but i,m still convinced that kobe was slightly taller : 6ft4.75 kobe,6ft4.5 jordan,6ft4 5/8 barkley.
Canson said on 20/Nov/20
@Vincent, Tunman, and Duhon: the reason I’ve always said 6’4.5 (aside from the Kobe pics) is based on how he looks relative to Larry Bird and to others when they meet him. A guy that measures as high as 6’4.75 would almost always get guessed at 6’5 or 6’6 whereas a lot of people have met Jordan and said he looked 6’4ish whereas some say 6’5ish. Of course some say 6’6” too but a 6’4.75 guy at an afternoon height would be close to or right at 6’5 for most of or all of the day. But this listing is a good first step
Canson said on 20/Nov/20
@Tunman: I think all things considered this one is ok. It’s not an early morning at least even if he comes down further. As for Melo, that’s pretty close. If he’s less it’s probably not much more than maybe 1/8” if even that. I actually buy his being a low. For Jordan, this is probably a fair compromise being he never measured 6’5 and only has the 3 I mentioned. I still believe he falls to 6’4.5 but that would be at an afternoon height meaning 6’5.25 out of bed. If lunch that would equate to 6’4 5/8 so that’s 1/8” more if the case. Unless Rob has a specific 6’4.5 measurement on record he wouldn’t go lower than this.
Vincent Caleb said on 20/Nov/20
There are a couple pictures of Kobe and Jordan in those suits, and in all of them they either look the same or Kobe edged him. Still think Jordan needs another downgrade
Tunman said on 20/Nov/20
Yeah 6'4.75 made sense indeed.
@Canson
While 6'4.5 isn't impossible I feel we have with Jordan a case where a guy was measured at his lowest,anyways clearly not in the morning,much like Carmelo Anthony whose listing here seems undisputable.At least it confirms what we long suspected,that he was measured just under 6'5.The question is:did Riley want to round Jordan's measurement down to 6'4.5 or was he truly measured at that mark?Idk,I feel the current mark is just the best compromise imo.
Duhon said on 19/Nov/20
@Vincent Again using the picture you posted, if Kobe has any edge in height at all which can't actually be seen, its from the maybe mm difference in Kobe's close cropped hair vs Jordan's totally bald head. Click Here
Canson said on 19/Nov/20
@Vincent: agreed! While I can see that measurement not quite being an afternoon height, it’s far better than 6’5”. The most I could conceivably see is 6’4 5/8 being his afternoon low but I think 6’4.5”. What’s odd is Barkley saying standing next to him he is taller lol. There are times when Jordan actually looks taller though but other times Barkley looks taller. IMHO with Kobe, I was able to see about 1/2” or maybe 1cm in the oic he had with Barkley but that’s likely Barkley after some height loss.
Realist said on 18/Nov/20
Neo is 5'7.5 lol Jordan is 6'4.8 towering him
Vincent Caleb said on 18/Nov/20
@Duhon:
If you look close enough at the picture MJ is getting edged dude. Also , you picked a different angle than my pic that was benefiting Jordan a little more than in mine. Go back to my picture and get a ruler, put it flat over your screen and you will see. C’mon man, it is pretty clear who had the edge. Also, no offense, but the second picture you got was just not very good. It was from a really low angle and looked a little closer to the left so it would be supporting Jordan more, while Kobe had bad posture and Jordan had good posture. The pic I posted they had a clearly good camera angle, no footwear differences, and pretty identical posture. Most pics from the court are not great for height comparisons. Anybody can post a bad picture and use it as evidence. See look-
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Is Lebron really 6’11” and KD only 6’9” flat?
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Is Kobe 6’6” and Jordan 6’4”?
Now let’s look back at the original pic I posted-
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Kobe is taller in that here is another one-
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Kobe is taller there also, but just barely.
In conclusion, there is quite enough evidence out there that points to Kobe being the taller of the two, but it really depends on which pictures you look at, and which pictures you WANT to look at. I am sure there are pictures you can find out there of MJ edging out 6’6” dudes, just like there is a pic of Yao edging out a 7’7” dude. Try to find the best pictures and evidence, and you will see who is the taller of the two.
FriedChicken said on 18/Nov/20
I guess the 6'4.88 Barcelona measurment was a rumor all along and he was actually measured 1/8 shorter at 6'4.75.

This is a great listing in my opinion.
Canson said on 18/Nov/20
Meant to say Kobe looks taller than Jordan imho. But it’s a marginal difference as Kobe can look the same or shorter at times. On balance, I think the 1/4” difference with Kobe being slightly taller is more likely. Rob reducing MJ to 6 4.75” at least corrects part of the problem
Vincent Caleb said on 18/Nov/20
@Canson:
I am loving this downgrade. I don’t think we are going to get 6’4.5”, but this is still very good. I’m glad Rob removed the quarter.
Canson said on 18/Nov/20
Editor Rob says

I mentioned it just over halfway through my video.

What was always interesting was that articles like NY Times mentioned Jordan was 6ft 4 for the Olympics...but they forgot to mention the fraction.

A journalist described how the media at 92 Olympics could look up the database with all the athlete information. So the guy mentions he looks up Jordan and his height is 6ft 4 and 3/4.

It's just a shame the journalist never mentioned any other heights stored!
Because this seems like an actual measurement by the team for their Roster, which was submitted to the Olympics.

therefore listing Jordan at 6ft 4.75 makes sense to me.

But I’ve always saying that all along as far as the 2” reduction not being accurate but Barkley’s being accurate at 6’4 5/8. I don’t think he and Jordan were 6’4 but I thought 6’4.5 to 6’5”. While 6’4.75 is more believable for him, I still don’t see it as a normal low for him. I see him measuring around 6’4.5 in the afternoon
Canson said on 18/Nov/20
Kobe looks marginally taller than Kobe imho. But Rob has reduced MJ to 6’4.75 so it puts them at the same height now
Canson said on 17/Nov/20
This article says many in the league thought Jordan was considerably closer to 6’4”.

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Duhon said on 17/Nov/20
@Vincent in that specific picture they come out as virtually identical in height see with the line Click Here I've always viewed MJ as having the slight edge in height on Kobe Click Here Jordan had a longer wingspan and bigger hands it would makesense that he'd proportionally be a little bigger than Kobe.
Canson said on 17/Nov/20
@Robbe: it’s hard to tell how much Penny has on Miller being he’s raising his head
Canson said on 17/Nov/20
Canson said on 16/Nov/20
@Vincent: while I could accept the 1/4” downgrade for MJ, I agree and always have that Kobe would be the taller of the two. If 1/4” is all Rob would give for the downgrade, Kobe may need to be upgraded to 6’5 lol. But I’ve seen pics with Caron Butler and Kobe. Butler looks taller imho. I’ve met Butler and I could give him his pre draft listing or worst case maybe 196cm. He looked as good a 6’5 as I’ve seen. Surely not early morning whereas Kobe looks a weak 6’5 by comparison imho. I think if we go with Butler at 6’5.25, Kobe at 6’4.75, MJ would get 6’4.5” also being he measured that when he was drafted according to Pat Riley
Editor Rob
well since Jordan was indeed stored as 6ft 4.75 for the 92 Olympics, it is hard to argue against it...it would make sense then he was 6ft 6 in sneakers.

@Editor Rob: Where did you see the 6’4.75”? That’s believable for a measurement (at some point during the day). Kobe also received a 6’5.25 from FIBA at some point. I would say it’s not a low but I think it’s a lot better than 6’5” being he never measured that at any stage. Only 6’4.5 4.75 and 4 7/8”
Editor Rob
I mentioned it just over halfway through my video.

What was always interesting was that articles like NY Times mentioned Jordan was 6ft 4 for the Olympics...but they forgot to mention the fraction.

A journalist described how the media at 92 Olympics could look up the database with all the athlete information. So the guy mentions he looks up Jordan and his height is 6ft 4 and 3/4.

It's just a shame the journalist never mentioned any other heights stored!
Because this seems like an actual measurement by the team for their Roster, which was submitted to the Olympics.

therefore listing Jordan at 6ft 4.75 makes sense to me.
Robbe said on 17/Nov/20
Penny Hardaway 6'6, Reggie Miller 6'5.75, and Michael Jordan 6'4.75 Click Here
Canson said on 16/Nov/20
@Vincent: while I could accept the 1/4” downgrade for MJ, I agree and always have that Kobe would be the taller of the two. If 1/4” is all Rob would give for the downgrade, Kobe may need to be upgraded to 6’5 lol. But I’ve seen pics with Caron Butler and Kobe. Butler looks taller imho. I’ve met Butler and I could give him his pre draft listing or worst case maybe 196cm. He looked as good a 6’5 as I’ve seen. Surely not early morning whereas Kobe looks a weak 6’5 by comparison imho. I think if we go with Butler at 6’5.25, Kobe at 6’4.75, MJ would get 6’4.5” also being he measured that when he was drafted according to Pat Riley
Editor Rob
well since Jordan was indeed stored as 6ft 4.75 for the 92 Olympics, it is hard to argue against it...it would make sense then he was 6ft 6 in sneakers.
Canson said on 16/Nov/20
@RJT: I think 6’4.75 would be a good start for him
Vincent Caleb said on 16/Nov/20
Kobe always gave a slightly taller impression than Jordan.
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He even edged him by a quarter.
I think it is fair to say that MJ needs a downgrade.
RJT said on 16/Nov/20
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MJ is 6'4.75"
FriedChicken said on 15/Nov/20
I still think he's a guy who'd measure a little under 6'5" like Kobe. Under 6'5" afternoon but close enough to claim it.
Canson said on 15/Nov/20
@Christian: agreed
Canson said on 15/Nov/20
@Leo: yea at UNC he was listed at that height
Leo2001 said on 14/Nov/20
Found this in the "The Last Dance",listed as 6 feet 5 and 189 lbs.

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Christian 6'5 3/8" said on 14/Nov/20
@Lins
Pics taken on gold turf aren't the best, because of the high chances of unlevel ground.
Lins 5'11.25 said on 14/Nov/20
Rob, How tall MJ looks here: Click Here
Editor Rob
not much more than 6ft 4 that moment
Canson said on 13/Nov/20
@Ricky84: look at someone like Caron Butler. 6’5.25 and received a 6’6.5 shoe measurement rounded to 6’7”. However his measurement is one of the ones that looks close to his afternoon height from having seen him in person. He certainly isn’t under 6’5” and my money is on him being over the mark than under being he looked close to an inch taller than me. Then you get someone like Jaylen Brown or DeMar Derozan who were measured the same and listed 6’7” prior to the 19-20 season. Both are now listed 6’6” but both of them are morning measurements. Brown looks max 6’5 and Derozan looks Kobe’s size
Canson said on 13/Nov/20
@Ricky84: shoes plus roundup. They do it in football too with barefoot heights. You get guys who are 6’2 listed 6’3 and 6’3 3/8 listed 6’4”.
Ricky84 said on 12/Nov/20
Why they inflate height so much if steve nash is about 6'1 where did they get the 6'3 from.
Canson said on 11/Nov/20
I’d go 6’2.5 for Payton next to Jordan
Canson said on 11/Nov/20
@Height328: Payton could be right. I would’ve thought 6’2.5 but I saw him on Hanging with Mr Cooper standing in front of Tim Hardaway and that didn’t look 4” to me. Hardaway was a barefoot 5’11 tops. As for Nash could be that or a hair under that 184 range. Agree on Jordan and Wade
Height238 said on 10/Nov/20
Jordan has never looked 6'6 to me, maybe around 6'4.5 is more accurate.
Gary Payton never looked 6'4, closer to 6'2.
Steve Nash never looked 6'3, maybe the 6'1 height on this site is more accurate.
Wade never looked 6'4 to me. Around 6'3 sounds more accurate.
Canson said on 4/Nov/20
@Ricky84: I think he’s 6’5.25 out of bed and 6’4.5 afternoon height. The most I could conceivably argue for his peak is 6’4 5/8” perhaps and 6’5 3/8” out of bed perhaps. I don’t rule out 1/8” more but I just don’t see it. He looks 6’4.5 with Larry Bird too. As for Scottie Pippen, I agree at times but I don’t know if Pippen was a true 6’7” either. Meaning he could’ve been weak. I saw pics of him when he played and he looked over 2” shorter than 6’9” Horace Grant.
Ricky84 said on 3/Nov/20
@Canson Yeah 6'3 for wade seems about Right maybe 1.91 that would make michael a 6'4.5 do you think michael stays at 6'5 most of the day? He only looks 2 inches shorter that 6'7 scottie back in the 90s
Canson said on 3/Nov/20
@Ricky: I don’t think that’s a low for him either. I’d say 6’3”
Ricky84 said on 2/Nov/20
@Canson interesting that wade claims 6'3.25 i thought he would claim something like 6'4 since basketball players add 1 or 2 inches.
Canson said on 31/Oct/20
@Christian: I’ve seen a normal low but never extreme. A guy like Eric Gordon or Russell Westbrook being 6’2 or 6’2.25 would be a normal low imho. They were measured in 2008 and in the afternoon and don’t appear to be morning heights or heights after laying down. Derrick Rose and Kevin Love appear to be a bit lower than they measured but both may have had the benefit of laying down. Love looks 6’7” ish next to Chris Bosh. I’d go 6’7.25-.5 max and even though photoshopped he looks that with Rose and Noah. Another is OJ Mayo. I’m not sure where he fits but I know someone who’s met him and said he’s 6’3 max. He measured 6’3.25” so not sure what is accurate

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Canson said on 31/Oct/20
@Christian: I’ve seen a normal low but never extreme. A guy like Eric Gordon or Russell Westbrook being 6’2 or 6’2.25 would be a normal low imho. They were measured in 2008 and in the afternoon and don’t appear to be morning heights or heights after laying down
Canson said on 31/Oct/20
@Tunman: it’s possible with Barkley’s weight but he wasn’t extremely heavy when he played. Probably 250-265 in his prime. What you said could be true like Christian said. If he were 6’4.75 afternoon his extreme could be 6’4.5 and could’ve been something he reached regularly. However my guess is 6’4 5/8 or 1/2 would be his afternoon and he dipped another 1/4” at an extreme since so many people who’ve met him or played with or against guessed him at 6’4”. I think we can agree at his peak that 6’4” flat was too low but I saw someone else who posted here years ago who said they played against him just in the gym. They claimed 6’5 and that he was 1/2” shorter. As for Ainge, yea I think maximum 6’4” flat in his prime and that Barkley was 1/2”-3/4” taller. Imho 6’4 5/8 for his peak since that was his Olympic measurement. As for Jordan I feel he’d be the same range. I think a legit 6’5 or strong 6’5 really would be Ron Harper. I could buy something like 6’5 to 6’5.5 as he always looked taller than Jordan and looked taller next to Rodman or Pippen

But if the standard here is a lunchtime measurement, I think Barkley’s previous measurement may be sufficient enough being like you said, he claimed that height and if 6’4 5/8 is actually his afternoon height, 6’4.75 would be his lunchtime. I feel 6’4 7/8 is too high and goes against anything anyone else who’s played with him has described him as. He’s typically guessed 6’4-6’5 (Mo Cheeks and Larry Bird and Michael Jordan) and 6’4 by Joe Klein and Moses Malone. He was also said to be 6’5.5 with shoes on before
Lins 5'11.25 said on 31/Oct/20
Ronaldinho(179cm) and MJ: Click Here
Christian 6'5 3/8" said on 29/Oct/20
@Tunman
Yeah, 6'4.75" for Barkley is possible if the 6'4 5/8" measurement was an extreme low, like you said. But very rarely (if ever) an athlete officially measure at their extreme low.
Canson said on 29/Oct/20
@Tunman: I wonder if Wade really measured that and if it was really morning. Melo looks around his draft height in person and Bosh looks his in pics. Lebron looks near enough meaning he could be 6’7” flat. Then a guy like Hinrich could look more 6’2.5 and then TJ Ford 5’10 not 5’11”. Some are just off. In Wade’s case I almost wonder if that’s his actual measurement and it was maybe one later in the morning a bit under 6’3.25 rounded up. I saw a pic with Harden and one with Beal and Wade looked smaller. Whereas Beal and Harden were morning measurements (2010) and (2009). It explicitly said it for 09 and 10 I’m assuming they wouldn’t have changed it. I wouldn’t necessarily give Jordan and Wade that at extreme lows but normal lows. I always estimate at afternoon height but not extreme lows. Like Rob for instance is 5’8 1/8” afternoon height. That’s his normal low but not extreme low as he said it’s 5’8” flat but he loses less than average whereas for me 6’4 flat would be mine which equates to 1” from my morning height of 6’5
FriedChicken said on 29/Oct/20
Also remember the orthotics thing, which could add a quarter inch. At least an eighth.
Tunman said on 29/Oct/20
@Canson
Those figures (190,5 and 194,5)are very possible for their extremes imo.Wade was measured 6'3.75 in the morning and claimed 6'3.25 which is quite honest,always a chance for 1/8 less.
@Christian
Barkley was measured at 6'4 5/8.But he certainly won't dip under that.Well in the pic with 6'4 Ainge he looked 3/4"taller than him,so 6'4.75 which is a mark he claimed at least once
Is it possible that
Jordan turns 6'4.75 with extreme low 6'4.5 and Barkley 6'4.75 and extreme low 6'4 5/8?Barkley's heavily built so maybe gets more easily closer to his extreme?Ultimately both could be listed just under 6'5
Christian 6'5 3/8" said on 28/Oct/20
@Tunman
6'4.75" for Jordan is definitely possible, but that's the highest I'd argue. Same goes for Barkley.
Canson said on 28/Oct/20
@Ricky84: I would give the difference between Wade and Jordan closer to 4cm. I’d say 194.5 and 190.5
Canson said on 28/Oct/20
@Tunman: interesting comparison. It’s possible for 6’4.75. It could be the case where both guys are strong 6’4.5” meaning they measure 6’4.5-5/8 perhaps at a low or what we call a weak 6’5 here 6’4.5-.75
Canson said on 28/Oct/20
@Ricky84: Wade actually claimed 6’3.25” this year
Tunman said on 28/Oct/20
Well,6'4.75 or 6'4 7/8 is very likely,it's almost a certainty that he was measured just under 6'5 but the question is by how much?
Do we have a Tim Robbins case?Looking near enough to 6'5 and claiming (or at least Riley claimed for him) 6'4.5".He could have been between those 2 marks at 6'4.75.The 6'4 7/8" was maybe an evening measurement with only a further 1/8" left to lose.6'4.5 as an absolute lowest after a long training session?Very possible but that's the lowest arguable.
Ricky84 said on 27/Oct/20
Dwayne wade is 6'3.5 at least so 1.92m so jordan must be atleast 1.95
Canson said on 27/Oct/20
@RJT: Jordan had a footwear advantage on Wade. That doesn’t look a solid 2” to me though. If considering footwear and that (from the behind the scenes video where Wade had flatter shoes) the 1.5” difference looks right
RJT said on 27/Oct/20
@Canson
With 6'3 Wade, Jordan looked to have 2" on him
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Similar posture & shoes I assume for both guys

He's not as low as 6'4.5" imo, MJ is slightly taller than 6'4.5/8" Barkley though I agree MJ could be on weaker side of 6'5 such as 6'4.75" or 7/8
Ricky84 said on 26/Oct/20
I dont think his low has ever been 194 the lowest i go for him is 195. 196-97 out of bed.
FriedChicken said on 23/Oct/20
Yeah 6'4 1/2 is a low not a max.
Canson said on 23/Oct/20
I think 6’4.5 would’ve been his afternoon low not a max. He could’ve been in the 194-195 range and 196 range out of bed
Matt logan said on 21/Oct/20
6'4.5 at most for Michael
Canson said on 18/Oct/20
@Fried Chicken: assuming Ainge is the full 6’4 or was the full 6’4, I could buy a weak 6’5” in that video. I think 6’4.5-.75 range still fits
FriedChicken said on 17/Oct/20
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Here's MJ with 6'4" Danny Ainge.
Canson said on 12/Oct/20
Ellis said on 10/Oct/20
@Rob Paul: What do you mean by, "At least by November we'll have a final answer on what Jordan was truly listed at the Barcelona Olympics." Where did you hear this information? I'm just curious as to why they would release this information so late.
Editor Rob
6ft 4.5, 4.75, 4 7/8ths or 6ft 5.25...I was never sure what it was.

But in 92 the media could look at the olympic database...

I will mention the figure in a future video. Suffice to say it's not 6ft 6. 🧐

@Editor Rob: I’m willing to bet Barkley’s measurement will be 6’4 5/8” which means he was never as tall as he’s listed now in his prime
Hyper said on 12/Oct/20
@Canson

Oh yeah! For sure! I feel Bo 6'5 3/8" is a bedtime height. The more I really look at him, the more I do really see a case for 6'5.5" for the afternoon, at least. I see why you would guess him there, but definitely not 6'5" flat!
Canson said on 11/Oct/20
@Hyper: I would say minimum 2cm maybe 1” peak heights. 6’4.5 for Jordan and 6’5.25-.5 for Bo
Hyper said on 10/Oct/20
@Christian

I definitely have Bo taller than Jordan without question.
Canson said on 10/Oct/20
@Editor Rob: 6’5.25 can be safely ruled out. If anything they would round up to 6’5” like in ‘84. His measurement was somewhere between 6’4-6’5”. I could buy up to 6’4 7/8 because it’s been said but I doubt that’s a low. 6’4.75” afternoon height wouldn’t completely shock me but I would expect 6’4 5/8 or 6’4 1/2”.
Christian 6'5 3/8 said on 10/Oct/20
@Rob
Where did the 6'5.25" come from?
Editor Rob
I should have added a 'whether it was' at the start...because whatever figure it really was, I was never sure on it.
I mean it's definitely not 6ft 5.5-6, let's put it that way.
Ellis said on 10/Oct/20
@Rob Paul: What do you mean by, "At least by November we'll have a final answer on what Jordan was truly listed at the Barcelona Olympics." Where did you hear this information? I'm just curious as to why they would release this information so late.
Editor Rob
6ft 4.5, 4.75, 4 7/8ths or 6ft 5.25...I was never sure what it was.

But in 92 the media could look at the olympic database...

I will mention the figure in a future video. Suffice to say it's not 6ft 6. 🧐
Christian 6'5 3/8" said on 9/Oct/20
@Hyper
Probably it's because Bo is actually taller than Jordan.
Canson said on 8/Oct/20
@Editor Rob: correct. I have worn one and that’s what it gave me. But that can make the difference with him appearing 6’6” in a 1.25” shoe as opposed to 6’5.75”. I’ve seen in the past where more people guess him 6’4 and change as opposed to 6’5”. Maybe In flatter footwear and without the orthotic
Editor Rob
He looks too tall to be only a 6ft 4 guy, but never tall enough really (from everything I've seen over the years) to clear 6ft 5
FriedChicken said on 7/Oct/20
They're releasing the 1992 olympics statistics by then?
Canson said on 6/Oct/20
@Editor Rob: id be shocked if he measured a full 6’5” afternoon height. I wouldn’t be shocked with 6’4.75 peak height but I would expect something in the 6’4.5-.7 range. ESP when people say that he has looked a bit under 6’5” or 6’4 and change. A 6’4.75 guy at a low wouldn’t look under 6’5 esp in a thick shoe. And it mentioned orthotics so looking 6’5 isn’t hard then or even in a 1.25” shoe for a 6-4.5 or 6’4.6 range guy
Editor Rob
One of those orthotic slip-ins can give a little 1/4 boost
Hyper said on 6/Oct/20
@Rob

I remember watching the episode. In the opening, Bo bowed down a lot and Jimmy just barely reached Bo’s lower mouth. That was when Bo walked in. I also remember Bo had less footwear than Kimmel. I wish I took a screenshot but darn.

I have to pay to get it but I’m won’t because reasons. Anyways, someone did show the opening and Bo really dwarfed Kimmel. (The difference is similar to how Rob Gronk looked with the host.)
Canson said on 5/Oct/20
@Editor Rob: he was listed at 6’5” in 1984 Olympics. Maybe it was a roundup. But 1992 I’ve never seen a concrete answer as I’ve seen 6’4 7/8 thrown around many times.
Editor Rob
yeah, I think people would be shocked if Jordan was really 6ft 5.5, let alone 6ft 6 barefoot!
Hyper said on 5/Oct/20
Rob, this is weird.

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It might be higher ground but Jordan looks visibly shorter than Bo Burnham.
Editor Rob
Might be downward angle helping Jimmy out a bit.

Check how Lavar Ball looked with Kimmel...at least as tall as how Bo looked, although slight posture change maybe for Bo
Canson said on 4/Oct/20
@Editor Rob: I can rule out the following at his peak: anything 6’5 or over or under 6’4.5”. He would likely have fallen into the 6’4.5-.75” by site standards. I could see 6’4 7/8” being a measurement early in the day and 6’4.75 or 6’4 5/8 as a lunchtime. 6’4.5 or 6’4 5/8 afternoon
Editor Rob
At least by November we'll have a final answer on what Jordan was truly listed at the Barcelona Olympics

Watch this space 🧐
Canson said on 4/Oct/20
@Christian: yea I can see 6’4.5 peak not 6’4
Editor Rob
yeah he's never gonna be measured as low as 6ft 4, neither 6ft 6 barefoot!
Christian 6'5 3/8" said on 4/Oct/20
@Canson
Jordan wasn't as low as a flat 6'4" IMO. I'm pretty sure the 6'4" guesses were just rounded down. I've been guessed at just 6'5" sometimes as well, despite being 6'5" and change.
Canson said on 3/Oct/20
@Christian: I wonder now because he’s looked 6’4 to many people too and that was when he played. That’s why I suspect he was middle of the range and maybe looked it to some that were precise or slightly over and looked 6’5 to others but it could be lifts. I still say a best case was something like 194.5 or 194.6 and worst case 194.3 perhaps
Christian 6'5 3/8" said on 3/Oct/20
@Canson
True
Canson said on 2/Oct/20
@Christian: there may be some that add 1/4”
Christian 6'5 3/8" said on 2/Oct/20
@FriedChicken
Maybe around 1/8". It's not anything that significant.
Canson said on 30/Sep/20
Probably in his 30s
FriedChicken said on 29/Sep/20
What age did he start to need Orthotics? Also how much height do they add?
Canson said on 29/Sep/20
FriedChicken said on 28/Sep/20
You always see most basketball players in their shoe heights 1.25 taller than their barefoot height so i always found 6'4.75 for Jordan quite reasonable. Add 1.25 more and you get bang on 6'6 flat as he was listed throughout his career.

Then you get some like Jimmy Butler that got 1.75” from his alleged measurement. I’d have given Jordan something like 6’5.75” in shoes
FriedChicken said on 28/Sep/20
You always see most basketball players in their shoe heights 1.25 taller than their barefoot height so i always found 6'4.75 for Jordan quite reasonable. Add 1.25 more and you get bang on 6'6 flat as he was listed throughout his career.
Canson said on 25/Sep/20
@Editor Rob: but the constant here is that he’s never measured 6’5”. Always under. Pat Riley said 6’4.5” and George Gervin (I posted that previously) called him 6’4-6’5” as did Reggie Miller and Patrick Ewing did. He also wears an orthotic now

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Canson said on 23/Sep/20
@Editor Rob: you also had him at 6’4.75” at one point I remember. That to me is a decent listing for him. He’s never measured 6’5” let alone over. 6’4 7/8” was the highest I’ve seen and then 6’4.5”. They make mention to 6’4.75” some places too. He’s clearly not taller than Kobe
Editor Rob
6ft 4.75, 5 are figures that are quite arguable.

6ft 4 7/8th is also a figure that's been brought up on here...the issue with that is it came from a forum and was repeated without knowing for sure who reported it originally.
FriedChicken said on 23/Sep/20
Was he ever listed lower than this in the past? If so, what made the upgrade happen?
Editor Rob
He was given a fraction over 6ft 5 at one point, but has sat on 6ft 5 for many years now.
Canson said on 25/Aug/20
He measured 6’4 1/2 and 6’4 7/8 (that may be a morning height) in his prime so I doubt he was ever 6’5 flat. Even if he grew it would’ve been something like 6’4 2/3 max afternoon height in his prime. Looked over 4” shorter than Larry Bird and close to 3” shorter than Magic
6'4'' Guy! said on 22/Aug/20
Rob maybe closer to 6ft4 1⁄2 today?
Editor Rob
Possibly at an age which he could have lost 1/4, but I think still looks closer to 6ft 5 than 4 in recent years.
Canson said on 11/Aug/20
Duhon said on 10/Aug/20
@Canson would you agree MJ has a larger frame than Kobe? We know he had larger hands and I believe a larger wingspan too. His frame seemed fuller than Kobe's as well, when you compared them to their younger years before they got into weight training.

From the height of their head it's very close but I'd give the slight edge to MJ there as well.

I agree Duhon. MJ definitely had the larger frame especially in his later days when he played for the Wizards and even when he played in Chicago. Phil mentioned that once I remember that Jordan had a bigger body. But I have Kobe as slightly taller. It’s not much though. Maybe a small fraction. Especially seeing the video to that picture. But I will say that Kobe could’ve been 195-195.5 possibly and Jordan 194/195 range. So could be something like 6’4 5/8 vs 6’4 7/8 or 6’4.5 vs 6’4.75

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Duhon said on 10/Aug/20
You can see MJ has about .25" over Kobe here along with the noticeably higher shoulders Click Here
Duhon said on 10/Aug/20
@Canson would you agree MJ has a larger frame than Kobe? We know he had larger hands and I believe a larger wingspan too. His frame seemed fuller than Kobe's as well, when you compared them to their younger years before they got into weight training.

From the height of their head it's very close but I'd give the slight edge to MJ there as well.
Canson said on 9/Aug/20
He’s not taller than Kobe was
slim 6'1 said on 8/Aug/20
taller thana kobe, 196cm
Canson said on 3/Aug/20
Let’s just drop the politics altogether as Rob said
FriedChicken said on 3/Aug/20
How did a trivial discussion about the height of Michael Jordan end up in a political argument.
viper said on 31/Jul/20
Wiles probably loves Alex Jones lol
Editor Rob
In the UK, most folk when hearing the name Alex Jones will think of This Alex Jones.
Canson said on 22/Jul/20
@Viper: The traffic in the Washington DC area is terrible lol
Canson said on 22/Jul/20
viper said on 19/Jul/20
He thinks you're a lefty liberal because you live in Northern Virginia, lol

Northern Virginia is great If you don't mind horrible traffic.

I will say Jordan looks taller in a baseball uniform to me than Giancarlo Stanton who may be 6-4.5

Though Jordan is lankier

@Viper: He’s a disgrace to this website. Lol he calls me a leftist because he supports Trump and because he doesn’t like me as a poster. I estimate below Rob Often and I call him on his bullsh*t about the things he says and his behavior. Most people here simply ignore him. He thinks a person who estimates below Rob is liberal and a person who estimates above is conservative when in reality it would be the opposite.
viper said on 19/Jul/20
He thinks you're a lefty liberal because you live in Northern Virginia, lol

Northern Virginia is great If you don't mind horrible traffic.

I will say Jordan looks taller in a baseball uniform to me than Giancarlo Stanton who may be 6-4.5

Though Jordan is lankier
Jtm said on 16/Jul/20
Gary Payton was supposedly measured 6'2.75 and I would bet that was closer to his morning height.
Canson said on 30/Jun/20
He really needs to be downgraded 1/8” minimum being that (6’4 7/8) is the measurement of record although 6’4.5 is also believable. Rob was not listing celebs at 1/8” increments when he first listed Jordan back some 10 or 15 years ago
Canson said on 27/Jun/20
@Fried Chicken: I don’t think it was at the olympics. That was supposedly at UNC when he measured that. But yes 6’4 7/8 would be a better listing for him than 6’5” flat because he has that measurement on record (along with 6’4.5) but doesn’t have a 6’5 measurement anywhere to be found
FriedChicken said on 26/Jun/20
If he was meaaured 6'4.88 at the olympics age 29 wouldn't that be 6'4 7/8 or is it closer to a full 6'5 rounded up?
ana said on 24/Jun/20
still very tall
Alex 6'3.25 said on 26/May/20
He's 194,5 or 195,5 cm at most, he never was a legit 196 cm.
Canson said on 25/May/20
@Viper: it wouldn’t surprise me if that’s a morning measurement for Pippen at say 6’7.1. Carter got the 6’6.75 in the morning too

@Christian: I wonder sometimes who’s taller or who was taller between the two meaning Barkley and Jordan
viper said on 25/May/20
Maryland's Robert Carter looked extremely similar to Pippen physically on the court and he measured 6-6.75

That 6-7.5 Pippen measurement I think was 6-7.25 rounded up
Christian 6'5 3/8" said on 24/May/20
@Junior
Maybe, but I can't see Jordan being any taller than him. I could see Kobe (RIP) edging both of them out though.
Canson said on 22/May/20
@California Carpenter: ff to 15:30-16:00 which is where Coach Williams begins talking about Jordan’s measurements.
Canson said on 22/May/20
California Carpenter said on 20/May/20
@Canson, I posted a comment in March and I just noticed your reply.

I give Jordan so little mainly due to his college measurements. When he still had hair in his younger days he looked to be a strong 6' 4.5", not small by any means, but also not very big on a basketball court.

I think you are about dead-on in your guesses for Rodman and Pippen. I would give a prime Pippen a little more than you, I think he may have brushed the 6' 7" mark but 6' 6 7/8" is also a real possibility. Rodman also wouldn't be caught dead without tall heeled shoes, so he's a bit of a wildcard.

I remember after the first or second Night of the Documentary, UNC head coach Roy Williams who was an assistant there at the time Jordan was there said he was 6’4.5 his freshman year and 6’6” now. Now I take that to be that Jordan either grew and was 6’5.5-6’6 range in his shoes yielding 6’4.5-.75 barefoot or even the 6’4 7/8 he got; or that Williams is exaggerating. I can tell he’s definitely not 6’6” especially when Reggie Miller has claimed to be under 6’6” before himself and he has said that Jordan is 6’4/6’5 range. In pics Jordan is at least an inch shorter than him
Chris Junior Hernandez 1990 said on 22/May/20
Still think MJ and Barkley were exactly the same height.
California Carpenter said on 20/May/20
@Canson, I posted a comment in March and I just noticed your reply.

I give Jordan so little mainly due to his college measurements. When he still had hair in his younger days he looked to be a strong 6' 4.5", not small by any means, but also not very big on a basketball court.

I think you are about dead-on in your guesses for Rodman and Pippen. I would give a prime Pippen a little more than you, I think he may have brushed the 6' 7" mark but 6' 6 7/8" is also a real possibility. Rodman also wouldn't be caught dead without tall heeled shoes, so he's a bit of a wildcard.
Alex 6'0 said on 19/May/20
Rob well yea a good increase in weight and size. Its been 11 years. I was between 195 and 200 then. Weight gradually increased over the years adding muscles but also adding fat too. I'm 36 now
Editor Rob
yeah, 11 years since I was over there and now age 43.
Alex 6'0 said on 19/May/20
Viper size 11 and you're taller than me too
viper said on 18/May/20
I wear size 11 but I really take 10.5
Nik Ashton said on 18/May/20
It would be great to see a photograph of Michael Jordan and George Hertzberg!
Alex 6'0 said on 16/May/20
Also I'm 6'0 240lbs too. So a pretty big guy in general. Rob remembers me when i was built but ive gotten significantly bigger lol
Editor Rob
That's a fair increase, I am still 155 range, Jenny 140.
Alex 6'0 said on 16/May/20
Tunman, yea i returned to posting a couple weeks ago. No my size 14s my foot is 1/4 from the end. Ive tried on 13s and foot is at way end. 6'0 i should be an 11-12.
Tunman said on 15/May/20
Alex 6'0 said on 13/May/20
I'm 6'0 with a size 14 in most shoes. Thats big foot for my height lol

Hey,it's cool to see you back,or maybe is it me who missed your recent posts?
Anyways,size 14 is indeed very big but are you sure you're not wearing kind of very comfortable size?
I mean I know a guy who's maybe like 0.75-1" smaller than me who claims to wear size 12 but looking at his feet could have sworn they weren't bigger than mine(I wear size 11 which is slightly big for the average man)
Canson said on 14/May/20
@Viper: I could buy Strawberry being more of a 196 range guy at times as opposed to 195.5. Jordan I’ve never imagined (outside of my childhood when I didn’t know better) being anything close to 6’6” barefoot. Lol I wanted to be 6’6” when I was younger but of course knowing what 6’6” really looks like now I wouldn’t want it
Canson said on 14/May/20
@Viper: he looked physically taller too. That’s in addition to being lankier
viper said on 13/May/20
Strawberry was lankier than Jordan though
Alex 6'0 said on 13/May/20
I'm 6'0 with a size 14 in most shoes. Thats big foot for my height lol
Canson said on 13/May/20
@Viper: I wear a 13 at 6’4.25” so Jordan’s isn’t too small for his height as he’s likely not more than 1/4” give or take, taller than me
Canson said on 13/May/20
@Viper: the documentary is the best. I’m sad that this is the final episode this Sunday. MJ’s suits look amazing. I actually disagree as far as his height in a baseball uniform. I get a taller impression (physically) from Darryl Strawberry than I do MJ. Strawberry was a true 6’5” guy maybe even a hair over the mark. I would still put Jordan at 6’4.5 or so. He looked similar to how Matt Ryan looks in appearance in my opinion
viper said on 13/May/20
The NBA listed Adrian Branch at his real height of 6-7. Branch said in an interview he was 6-7.5

At times he seemed to edge Bias
viper said on 13/May/20
What a coincidence you posted that after I mentioned Bias
Canson said on 12/May/20
Here they list Jordan at 6’5” and this is his Junior year when he was likely done growing. If he were really 6’5” plus barefoot, he would be listed 6’6” more than likely. I’m willing to be money that he was 6’4.5” barefoot or maybe 1/8” taller and when he came to North Carolina was under 6’4” barefoot. He likely grew

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viper said on 11/May/20
That Roy Williams comment is funny.

6-7 Len Bias had at least 2 inches, sometimes looked more than 2 playing against Jordan when Jordan was a junior in 1984
viper said on 11/May/20
Canson, maybe it's just me but some of Jordans suits look awesome at least on him lol

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