Paul Pierce's Height
6ft 6 (198.1 cm)
American former professional basketball, who played for the Boston Celtics. At Kansas he was billed "6-7, 220 pounds", although as the 10th Pick
in the draft, he was 6ft 6. He himself once mentioned "My junior year in high school. I grew from 6 feet 2 inches to 6 feet 6 inches."
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Average Guess (25 Votes)
6ft 6.31in (198.9cm)
Mickie said on 8/Mar/20
In person I thought he looked only 2" taller than me. I had on boots at the time, though. They had a decent heel, so weak 6'6" is possible. I could see him being height twins with Anthony Joshua.
said on 8/Mar/20
Pierce with Magic
Canson said on 3/Oct/19
Looks a weak 6’6” with Brady
said on 2/Oct/19
Definitely 6'6" with 6'3" Adesanya.
Canson said on 18/Aug/19
@Mickie: maybe 6’5.75. He looks like he has an inch on Kobe but I can agree he doesn’t look as tall as Melo
Mickie said on 5/Jan/19
@Canson - I agree that sounds about right to me
Canson said on 30/Dec/18
@Mickie: with Brady who I believe is a solid 6’4 or hair over he looks like he has camera advantage but prob only around 1.5” taller. Pierce doesn’t look quite as tall as Melo either
Canson said on 30/Dec/18
@Mickie: with Brady who I believe is a solid 6’4 or hair over he looks like he has camera advantage but prob only around 1.5” taller.
Mickie said on 27/Dec/18
Yeah, I agree with Canson on 197 - 197.5 cm. I saw him in person and I saw 196.5 cm tbh. But it was winter in Boston when I saw him, it's very possible I had thicker footwear than he did. I believe he measures 6'6" a little earlier in the day but would come down a fraction lower.
Sandy Cowell said on 14/Dec/18
I can just imagine that, should this 6ft6 basketball player talk to his colleagues about Celebheights, telling them that there are specific pages for people with the same first name, his mates will take it quite for granted that Pierce is the tallest Paul, or little short of being so. I'd like to see their faces when he tells them, 'Oh no! There's somebody nearly 14 inches taller than me!"
The second tallest Paul on Celebheights can have 6ft6. 👥👤📏
Canson said on 23/Nov/18
I don’t think he’s a full 6’6” the more I see. But doubt less than 197-197.5
said on 19/Nov/18
Pierce with Brady
Canson said on 19/Sep/18
More I see he may be 197 cm but I doubt less. Looks about an inch taller than Kobe so maybe it’s less than a full inch as opposed to over. But he can look Melo’s height at times too
Canson said on 9/Sep/18
@Junior: Rose may be more like 6’1.25. I still wouldn’t put Bogans any less than 6’4 maybe 6’3 7/8 absolute worst case
Canson said on 9/Sep/18
@Junior: Bogans is surely at least a solid 6’4”. He’s not less than that. He has 2 pre drafts one in 02 at 6’4.5 then 03 6’4.5. I’ve spent considerable time around him when I was younger playing ball against him and have seen him as an adult. The worst case for him is that he’s Tom Brady’s height as at times I did feel slightly taller but at others we were the same exact height. I wouldn’t go less than maybe 6’4 or 6’3 7/8 at a low. Wade isn’t as tall as Bogans as he is closer in height with Ray Allen. I have ray 6’3.75 and Wade being 6’3” flat would kinda surprise me. He looks weak 6’3”.
Junior Hernandez 1990 said on 7/Sep/18
@Canson Keith Bogans doesn't strike me as a 6'4 guy. He look 6'3 1/2 with 6'1 Derrick Rose all the time. Keith Bogans and Wade look very close in height. I still doubt if Wade is under 6'3 1/4 doesn't look this low next to 6'5 1/2 Jimmy Butler and 6'5 1/4 Klay Thompson. (Have deduct 1/2 inch from draft morning measurement)
Canson said on 28/Aug/18
Max 6’6 which he can look but can also give off a 197 cm impression which I think is the lowest he would measure. He’s no worse than a weak 6’6” at a low
Canson said on 27/Aug/18
@Mickie: Udonis Haslem has as well. Wade never looks more than maybe 6’2.5-6’3 in good pics where he’s not favored somehow. Physically, he looks nowhere near 6’4”. I have played ball with Keith Bogans and Caron Butler. Bogans 6’4” in person and Butler 6’5” and both look taller physically.
Mickie said on 31/Jul/18
@ Canson - Yeah that's a pretty massive difference in height for a guy who has been measured 6'5.25" and one who's supposed to be only 1.5" shorter. I think Lebron has referred to D-Wade as being 6'2" before, even if it wasn't in the most serious of situations.
said on 26/Jul/18
@Mickie: I only go with that because he looks 6’2” range. Look at this pic with 6’5.25 measured Wilton Speight. Speight measured 6’5.25 at some point and likely was a morning measurement. I actually can see 6’5 however for him. Even if that were his low (6’5 1/4), he still makes Wade look 6’2” range. I’ve always had Wade between 6’2-6’3 probably about 2cm shorter than you are maybe 1.75 cm (6’2.5-.75) barefoot and a weak 6’3”. Speight has camera advantage here and still is much taller even taking that advantage away based on how high Wade comes compared to him. I can tell you as I have a friend that is exactly that height (6’5.25 at a low) that stands next to my 6’3” friend (190.3-.5 cm) at a low and there isn’t that much difference even if we account for the camera angle.
Mickie said on 25/Jul/18
@ Canson - you could be right about Wade not even being 6'3.75" in the morning, but that's the best explaination I have for that figure if it wasn't a flat out mistake. There was a video of Blake Griffin being measured by the NBA once and it what I gathered from it was that he was measured as early as possible. They had measurement stations numbered off and height was labeled #1. Other years it may have been done differently, or certain players may have been wise to the trick of laying down as much as possible before measuring.
said on 13/Jul/18
@Mickey: I don’t even think that was a morning height for Wade. Maybe he did lay down but they appear to be afternoon heights in 03 maybe except Lebron who I can buy 6’6.75 perhaps. I’ve met Carmelo and he’s absolutely a legit 6’6” in person if not 6’6.25 at a stretch. He had me by 1.5-2” according to everyone around me. (He looked closer to 2” to me) but that still fits 6’6 no less and I would personally say he could be 1/8 over at a low which is why he may edge Pierce at times if Pierce is more 197cm range. I’ve also met Kirk Hinrich and while 6’2.75 May be a touch high it could be right. He would most likely be around 189cm tho as it looked 1.5-2” from my eyes when I saw him. Then I’ve known Keith Bogans most of my life. He and I are about the same height. I’m 6’4.25 and some days 6’4.25-.3 at a low. Bogans did the combine in 2002 and got 6’4.5 then 6’4.25 in 2003. I would bet that if he’s less it’s maybe 6’4 or 6’4 1/8 as we are the same exact height essentially. Then TJ Ford was the one who looked smaller in person. He looked closer to 5’10 than 5’11” but it could’ve been a case where he laid down before he was measured and got close to a morning height. That said Wade’s measurement appears to be a shoe height honestly. He would never measure almost 6’5” like he does. I mean look at Wilton Speight (6’5.25) and not sure what time of the day as I’m not sure if it’s a combine (early morning) or maybe a Pro Day that was placed there. Even if I give Speight 6’5.25 at a low, Wade looks 6’2.75 with him max and that’s factoring the significant camera angle Speight has on him. Wade has said before as have Otis Smith and Erik Spoelstra that he’s 6’4 on a good day. A guy at 6’3.5 or even 6’3.75 isn’t going to say that. That’s for someone who barely makes 6’3”
Canson said on 13/Jul/18
@Mickey: I don’t even think that was a morning height for Wade. Maybe he did lay down but they appear to be afternoon heights in 03 maybe except Lebron who I can buy 6’6.75 perhaps. I’ve met Carmelo and he’s absolutely a legit 6’6” in person if not 6’6.25 at a stretch. He had me by 1.5-2” according to everyone around me. (He looked closer to 2” to me) but that still fits 6’6 no less and I would personally say he could be 1/8 over at a low which is why he may edge Pierce at times if Pierce is more 197cm range. I’ve also met Kirk Hinrich and while 6’2.75 May be a touch high it could be right. He would most likely be around 189cm tho as it looked 1.5-2” from my eyes when I saw him. Then I’ve known Keith Bogans most of my life. He and I are about the same height. I’m 6’4.25 and some days 6’4.25-.3 at a low. Bogans did the combine in 2002 and got 6’4.5 then 6’4.25 in 2003. I would bet that if he’s less it’s maybe 6’4 or 6’4 1/8 as we are the same exact height essentially. Then TJ Ford was the one who looked smaller in person. He looked closer to 5’10 than 5’11” but it could’ve been a case where he laid down before he was measured and got close to a morning height. That said Wade’s measurement appears to be a shoe height honestly.
Mickie said on 10/Jul/18
I've never seen Ray Allen except from afar (at a Celtics game) nor heard any one who had mention his height in person. Figuring Pierce is 6'5.75" at his low I'd say Allen at 6'4" would be about right. Allen looks taller than Dwayne Wade to me, who managed to measure 6'3.75" (although I would wager the only way that's right is that it's about 5 min after waking up).
Canson said on 7/Jul/18
@Mickie: do you know anyone who has met Ray Allen when he was in Boston or have you? Another poster here, Bobby3342 says he met him and that he’s 192/193 which I believe. But then you have some that say 6’4.5-.75 when he looks shorter than Kobe and about 2” shorter than Pierce. Allen likely would’ve gotten listed 6’6” had he really been that tall and the times he did play 3, he looked tiny compared to other 3s. He also looked much shorter than Rashard Lewis
said on 7/Jul/18
@Mickie: I could see that. This is odd tho a guy says he saw him closer to 6’7”. He probably underestimated his footwear and/or who knows if one of them had just woken up from a nap of course because he definitely doesn’t look anything close to 6’7”. Garnett also towers him. But I would buy 197 cm, just for the mere fact that Carmelo and he look close and Pierce while he edges Kobe doesn’t really edge Vince Carted quite as much. Carter shows 6’5.5 but I would just give him a full 6’5” max at a low tops. He looks maybe a hair taller than Kobe at times and at other times the same. Richard Jefferson actually said he’s around 6’4 1/2 maybe 6’5” in a Documentary.
Now back to the guy who posted about Pierce in this link, not everyone meets a celeb like they say or is accurate about height but he does have Jordan pretty close as I’ve also seen and heard even from people who’ve met him that he’s about 6’4 1/2 barefoot. Same with His Luther Head estimate as that looks good too
Mickie said on 5/Jul/18
I'd be surprised if he was 198 cm at a low, but I can believe 197 cm range. He looked 196 range but I could have had a footwear advantage up to 1 cm which would account for it. So perhaps 197 - 197.5 cm range is possible for Pierce (at a low).
Canson said on 24/Jun/18
@Christian: ditto and probably a few mm over
said on 19/Jun/18
@Micky: maybe 6’5 3/4-6’6” for Pierce. He can look close with MWP in height at one point and taller at others. He also looks a tiny hair shorter than Melo. However once inside 6’5 3/4-6’6 range you pretty much are 6’6”
Christian 6'5 3/8" said on 19/Jun/18
197 is the lowest I can see him at.
Canson said on 18/Jun/18
@Micky: actually looking at Metta World Peace with him he does look 197ish. The YouTube video i found for MWP that I showed Rob has him claiming 6’5 1/2 to Big Boi on His Radio show. They look the same
Junior Hernandez 1990 said on 17/Jun/18
But at least 197cm.
Micky said on 20/May/18
Conan is something like that. My height give or take a fraction. When he's said 6'4.5" in the past, he is probably counting his shoes. As for Pierce, my sense is he probably measured 6'6" at something like mid morning (my impression is that most of the combine measurements are either early morning or mid morning measurements) and was that tall legitimately. Probably comes in at a low at like 6'5 5/8" or 6'5 3/4". I did feel like he wasn't more than about 2" taller, but it's not absurd to think I may have had a 1/4" - 3/8" footwear advantage or something.
Canson said on 19/May/18
@Micky: it’s possible. And I didn’t meet him so he may not be 6’6” flat. I trust your judgment. He can look 6’6” but that doesn’t look much different from 6’5.5 really. I do believe that Conan would be no taller than you if even. Meaning if you are a low of 6’3 3/8 I actually only have 6’3.25 for Conan. He has very long hair which gives the illusion he’s taller. He doesn’t stack up to 6’4” with other guys “supposedly” near him in height and always inflates others as well.
Micky said on 17/May/18
Conan on the other hand, I felt he was basically my own height. I believe Pierce was on his show once after the 2008 title, although the video I found of it cuts out right before you would get to compare their heights.
Micky said on 17/May/18
@Canson - you are correct. I live in Boston. Maybe my impression of Pierce's height was lower than it should've been - he does look Melo's height there and in photos I'd say from photos with Kobe it'd be hard to argue Pierce under 6'5.5" (and possibly the solid 6'6").
said on 13/May/18
@Micky: that is definitely a shocker if he really is only 196.5cm. I would’ve thought he was a legit 6’6” like his draft height but maybe Not. I know that Melo looked around his draft height in person. I’m 6’4.25 or .3 at a low and Melo looked anywhere around Minimum 1.5 if not a full 2” taller than me in person.
Canson said on 13/May/18
@Micky: I’m guessing you live in Boston area since you met he and Conan?
Micky said on 9/May/18
This may shock some people, but I've seen him and person and thought he was shorter than this. I didn't think he had more by more than 2" tops, and I'm 6' 3 3/8".
Canson said on 26/Apr/18
As listed. He does not even look like he drops below the mark
Jeffrey said on 5/Mar/18
Canson said on 4/Mar/18
Pierce likely is a guy who doesn’t drop under 6’6”
Canson said on 3/Mar/18
@Height: looks good. Agreed!
Height said on 23/Feb/18
Paul Pierce: 198.1 cm
Vince Carter: 195.6 cm
Canson said on 12/Feb/18
Maybe add Vince Carter Rob!
In the reference you posted with his height, they have Carter 6’7” and Pierce 6’6” when he’s in reality a good inch shorter than Pierce. I honestly don’t believe Carter’s measurement of 6’5.5. He doesn’t look noticeably taller than Kobe really. I’ve seen pics where Kobe edges him. I can def see Carter a full 6’5” but no higher and also can see 6’4.75 at times
Canson said on 12/Feb/18
Avg is a bit high. His barefoot height is spot on imho. As measured and listed and a full 6’6”
Nik said on 5/Feb/18
@ Sandy Cowell - Hi!
Well, yes, you have to get used to it that there are people about at least a foot taller than you are! In other words only coming up to the shoulder level of some people, at best! However there are so many short people about that we are in very good company! I don't see many people about who are a foot taller than I am but it wouldn't bother me if I did, why should it? Nevertheless I see a lot of men who tower over me a bit but I also see just as many men who are my height or smaller! Then there are men slightly taller than me, like Rob!
See you on Rob's page, if your phone doesn't allow it you could reply to that comment on the "General Heoght" page or another page!
JKE 168cm said on 4/Feb/18
@Sandy Cowell. I'm not American, but juniors in highschool are ussually 16-17.
Sandy Cowell said on 4/Feb/18
@ Nik - Yes, terrible isn't it, what with people a foot+ taller than you are, but I suppose you get used to it! What else can you do?
Enjoy your week ahead, Nik!
Canson said on 4/Feb/18
He does not look anything less than 6’6” barefoot and with Kobe looks 3cm taller and about an inch on Vince carter or perhaps 3cm. Looks similar to Melo although I think Melo would edge him by a touch
Animus said on 4/Feb/18
“The Truth” was definitely taller and bigger than his fierce rival Kobe Bryant.
said on 4/Feb/18
Rob, how tall you recko is his wife?
Might be 5ft 8ish
Nik said on 4/Feb/18
6'6"! From a English short-a**e nearly a foot smaller!
Sandy Cowell said on 3/Feb/18
Imagine reaching 6ft2 and still growing 4 inches when you're still at high school! I can't! Everyone else, at least the boys, must have been so jealous!
By the way, could some kindly American tell me how old you are at Junior High?
Paul is getting 6ft6.5 from this short-arse from England.
Canson said on 3/Feb/18
Agree with everything you said Junior! And that’s a huge compliment as there are several good ones that played for Boston other than just Bird and McHale. You also have Reggie Lewis (unfortunate what happened to him) Cedric Maxwell (I actually met him in person when I was a kid) along with Hondo
Chase said on 2/Feb/18
One of my favorite players. 6’6 barefoot 6’7 in shoes
Junior Hernandez said on 2/Feb/18
Another accurate listing and one of the best forward in Celtics history.