View Full Version : "NBA Heights"

10-25-2008, 01:42 PM
Does anyone else think it's dumb how the NBA lists players at their height with shoes and then some? Take Michael Beasley for example. He was measured at exactly 6'7" without shoes at the combine. 6'8.25" with shoes. Yet he is listed at 6'10" everywhere! That's quite a big difference. Dwight Howard is listed at 6'11" but was actually measured to be 6'9". And then there's Andrea Bargnani, who was measured to be 7'1.25" at the combine with shoes and is listed as 6'10". I don't get why they don't just list the players at their measured combine height WITHOUT shoes. Can anyone explain this to me?

10-25-2008, 01:55 PM
Players play in sneakers...that's the only explanation I can think of.

Ph1lly Diehard
10-25-2008, 02:11 PM
Players play in sneakers...that's the only explanation I can think of.

Its the only explanation you need.

Who cares what they are without sneakers, you play in sneakers, enough said.

10-25-2008, 02:21 PM
Okay so why is Beasley listed 1.75" above his height in shoes? Why not just use the actual height? And why is Bargnani listed a full 3.25" shorter than he is with shoes?

10-25-2008, 02:25 PM
Bargnani is listed as 7' on both NBA.com and ESPN.com...only Yahoo has him listed at 6'10''. So he is actually listed as his real height on both of those websites...I'm not sure why it matters it matters how tall players are listed as...

10-25-2008, 02:28 PM
They are already inflating NBA Heights in the 1970's and 1980's. Hakeem Olajuwon was measured at 6'10" in the mid 1980's, but NBA.com listed him at 7'0" tall in their official website.

10-25-2008, 02:30 PM
Bargnani is a *** and wears high heels.

10-25-2008, 03:00 PM
Players play in sneakers...that's the only explanation I can think of.

Yup totally agree.

10-25-2008, 03:43 PM
Heights and weights in basketball are always fudged. Ever seen the program at a HS basketball game? The whole team is listed 2" taller than they actually are. Don't get all caught up in it, just take the numbers with a grain of salt.

10-25-2008, 05:38 PM
college teams can put whatever they want. I also don't think the NBA ever changes your numbers after you are drafted, ie, LeBron was 6'8", 230 lbs or something then, and is more like 6'9", 264 lbs now. They should just have their in shoes measurment, and do it again every training camp for the season. Besides, scouts, and coaches all know how tall they really are the second they stand next to them, so who cares what paper says.

10-25-2008, 06:07 PM
I agree that it is stupid, their listed heights should be barefoot heights. I know there's the argument for 'they play in shoes though', but they should be measured without shoes just like everyone else in the world for the sake of comparing.

10-25-2008, 06:10 PM
They usually measure players with and without shoes. I think what they are listed at on NBA. com is what the team wants them listed at.

10-25-2008, 06:11 PM
there height should be listed at what they are without shoes!
''they play in shoes'' is such a stupid arguement. when you measure yourself you measure yourself WITHOUT shoes on so that you can get your TRUE height!

10-25-2008, 06:40 PM
Im 6'3 when I wear womens pumps. :p Not that I wear womens pumps

10-26-2008, 12:12 PM
Shaq is listed at 325lbs. Fat chance. He's at least 375..

10-26-2008, 07:10 PM
if they play in shoes they should list their height in shoes, but don't add on to it. i laugh when i see d rose listed at 6-4 when he's only 6-1 1/2 (ws 6-2 1/2 ) or kobe at 6-6 when he's 6-4 1/2(ws 6-5 1/2)


10-26-2008, 07:33 PM
they should do it buy there hieght with shoes cause they will be weraing them