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This came up in another thread where I mentioned that I've always had the impression that Elton Brand was an undersized PF. Upon checking, he's listed at 6'9" which is taller than Tmac (6'8") and Shawn Marion (6'7"). But from watching the games EB doesn't seem taller than either two of them. Someone submitted a photo that had Mike Bibby, EB, and JO, but it was hard to compare their heights due to the players standing at different distances to the camera.

Can anyone clarify or come up with good evidence of EB (or any other player's) true height? Or explain factors in a player's perceived height due to body build,arm length, etc. and how that translates into playing height (good example, Tayshun Prince's and AK's wingspan)?
 

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universal! said:


I guess this is a start. Anyone know how tall David Stern is?

Note to Bulls fans, try not to look at EB's cap.

I think Stern is 5'8" or 5'9". According to nba.com, Elton is 6'8", not 6'9". Take away 1 1'2"-2" and that should be their accurate heights. The following should be accurate or almost accurate:


Jason Kidd- 6'2
AI- 5'10"
Dwayne Wade- 6'2"
Vince Carter- 6'5"
Ben Wallace- 6'7"
LeBron James- 6'6"
 

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try to dig up some info on pre-draft camps, even guys that dont work out will usually get measured, nba heights are pretty much taken with shoes on. a guy like brand is more than likely 6-8 barefoot,amare was 6-8 1/2,lebron 6-7, barkely 6-4 3/4.............
 

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tmac is 6'10. if you watched the all star intros, he was between kobe and duncan. he look a couple inches taller than kobe, and a inch or so shorter than duncan. he is the 2nd tallest player in the rockets starting line up.





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Nate Robinson 5'7"



are you sure about Wade and Lebron (6'2", 6'6")

Nate is actually 5'7 1/2" according to the New York Post. I'm not 100% sure with Wade and Bron but AI is definitely under 6' because my cousin, who is 6' met him and got his autograph and said he had almost 2 inches on AI. AI is probably 5'10"- 5'10 1/2".
 

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KG is 7'1" he has said it many times on camera that his real height is 6'13"
TMac is around 6'10" it is very evident when you see him standing next to Dirk and Bosh.

Also I heard Doug Collins say a couple of times that Ben Wallace is just 6'7" he is just using lifts in his shoes.

Does anyone know how tall JRich really is cause I have heard alot of people say that he is only 6'5" but he looks taller because of his 7 foot wingspan
 

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Nate is actually 5'7 1/2" according to the New York Post. I'm not 100% sure with Wade and Bron but AI is definitely under 6' because my cousin, who is 6' met him and got his autograph and said he had almost 2 inches on AI. AI is probably 5'10"- 5'10 1/2".
Wade is listed at 6'4 but I heard he was 6'2-6'3.
 

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Wade looks 6'5" sometimes. he's defintely taller than he seems
 

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MOST players are actually one inch, to one and a half inches shorter than their listed height, however there are some players (KG and Richard Jefferson come to mind immediately) who are actually TALLER than their listed height. (KG listed at 6'11 - actually 7'1; RJ listed at 6'7 - actually 6'8, 6'9.)

McGrady is listed at 6'8 in shoes, but I believe he's closer to 6'9 or so. It's usually done for defensive scouting purposes. McGrady is 6'9, but being listed at 6'8 might cause an opposing coach to try and throw a 6'6 guy on him, and in the NBA that extra inch matters, especially considering Tmac's wingspan.
 

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KG is 7'1" he has said it many times on camera that his real height is 6'13"
TMac is around 6'10" it is very evident when you see him standing next to Dirk and Bosh.

Also I heard Doug Collins say a couple of times that Ben Wallace is just 6'7" he is just using lifts in his shoes.

Does anyone know how tall JRich really is cause I have heard alot of people say that he is only 6'5" but he looks taller because of his 7 foot wingspan

J-Rich is listed at 6'6" but the wingspan makes him look about 6'7" or 6'8". His real height I believe is 6'4 1/2", which means in NBA standards, he's 6'5 1/2" and they round up to 6'6".
 

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D.J. said:
Nate is actually 5'7 1/2" according to the New York Post. I'm not 100% sure with Wade and Bron but AI is definitely under 6' because my cousin, who is 6' met him and got his autograph and said he had almost 2 inches on AI. AI is probably 5'10"- 5'10 1/2".
for the longest time i dint know he was listed at 6' i just figured he was 5'9 or 5'10.


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I took the liberty to look up some pre-draft camp measurements.

2005
http://www.insidehoops.com/chicago-camp-measurements.shtml

2004
http://www.nba.com/bulls/news/predraft_vitals_04.html

2003
http://www.nba.com/media/bulls/predraft_vitals_03.pdf

2002
http://nbadraft.net/2002predraftmeasurements.htm

2000
http://www.thehrr.com/nba/draft2000/chicago2.PDF

LeBron is missing, but I think I remember reading he's 6'7 1/4" w/o shoes (so a legit NBA 6'8")

My vote goes for Romain Sato w/ the most freakish measurements.

EDIT: Couldn't find 1999, but this article says Brand is "every bit of 6'8" and had the 2nd biggest wingspan of all players @ 7'5! His standing reach is 9'2" which was second to 7'3" Alec Radojevic's 9'4." He's not undersized.

http://www.enquirer.com/editions/1999/06/30/spt_wingspan_may_carry.html
 

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I took the liberty to look up some pre-draft camp measurements.

2005
http://www.insidehoops.com/chicago-camp-measurements.shtml

2004
http://www.nba.com/bulls/news/predraft_vitals_04.html

2003
http://www.nba.com/media/bulls/predraft_vitals_03.pdf

2002
http://nbadraft.net/2002predraftmeasurements.htm

2000
http://www.thehrr.com/nba/draft2000/chicago2.PDF

LeBron is missing, but I think I remember reading he's 6'7 1/4" w/o shoes (so a legit NBA 6'8")

My vote goes for Romain Sato w/ the most freakish measurements.

EDIT: Couldn't find 1999, but this article says Brand is "every bit of 6'8" and had the 2nd biggest wingspan of all players @ 7'5! His standing reach is 9'2" which was second to 7'3" Alec Radojevic's 9'4." He's not undersized.

http://www.enquirer.com/editions/1999/06/30/spt_wingspan_may_carry.html
:jawdrop:
 

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Goes to show that it's hard to eyeball the heights of the players, especially taking their builds into account.

Couldn't find 1999, but this article says Brand is "every bit of 6'8" and had the 2nd biggest wingspan of all players @ 7'5! His standing reach is 9'2" which was second to 7'3" Alec Radojevic's 9'4." He's not undersized.
That would explain EB's block stats. Great find on the article btw.
 
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