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Hello guys today. We're going to take a look at a couple of players, and they're terribly inaccurate official heights from the NBA
now I am aware [that] certain players want their heights to be listed [with] shoes on and some others without shoes on and
You can probably find their actual measurements from their draft combine
But there are still times when some players heights just seem so wrong and it cannot be explained
First off, let's take a look at Russell Westbrook
He is listed at 6 for 3 inches and in his pre draft measurements in 2008
He was [6] foot two and a quarter without shoes on
And now let's take a look at Damian lillard
Who is also listed at 6-3 but was measured at 6 foot [1] and [3] quarters only half an inch shorter [than] Westbrook?
So they should basically be close to the same height, right?
But look at this photo here of Westbrook and lillard at the 2015 all-star game
Does it look like Westbrook is only half an inch taller than lillard?
He looks like he's at least 2 inches taller than him now. Here's a photo of westbrook standing next to 6 5 James Harden
They look like they're pretty much the same [height] although Hardens mohawk makes him seem a little bit taller
My conclusion is that perhaps Westbrook grew a couple of inches since he got drafted
I
Mean he was only
19 years old back [then] and we have seen some other players grow taller since they first came into the league so it is possible
right [now] I think Westbrook is closer to 6 foot 5 with shoes on as opposed to 6 3
And next we have Kevin love
[love] was officially listed at 610 and he's been listed at that height ever since he came into the league
But when he watched love plate, it's pretty clear [that]. He's a bit undersized for his position
Throughout the Years his height has actually been very inconsistent
[depending] on who you compare him to in this photo love the standing next to 6 foot 8 Derrick Williams
When they were both playing for Minnesota, but they looked like they're around the same height
Williams even looks like he's watching a bit and
Then in this photo, [Lebron] [James] who's listed at 6/8 [seem] to be just as tall as love
So what's going on here?
according to Pre-draft measurement
Love is actually six seven and three-quarters the [size] of the average small forward in the NBA
Usually players add an extra inch to their real height, but love added over two inches to his official height to boost himself to [610]
Well, we shouldn't really blame them though. [I] mean, it's not like he's insecure about his height or anything
It's pretty common among big men to claim that they're taller than what they are since it makes them look better on paper
Coming out of college if love said he was a 6/8 power forward and said that might scare away some teams from drafting him
number three Justice Winslow
Winslow is currently listed as being six foot seven
However, just by watching him walk onto the stage during draft night. You could clearly tell that he is not six foot seven
For comparison Adam silver is six three and winter is hardly taller than him
Maybe he'd be six seven if his hair was included his pre-draft measurements are also really weird and probably inaccurate
Apparently without shoes he was six six in
2014 but then he shrunk to six for a year later at the draft combine
I don't know. I mean that is kind of weird and his height [is] just all over the place
During winslow's rookie season when he played alongside dwayne wade they looked relatively the same [size]
Even though weight is listed at [6-4]
We typically see power forwards or centers exaggerate their high since [it] makes them look better
but rarely do we ever see a wing player like winslow do that so it's kind of surprising [and]
finally the most egregious listed height in
probably NBA history belongs to Kevin Durant's
Durant's official height is [six] foot [nine]. Which is ridiculous because he's clearly way taller than that
Through the years every time he stood next to a guy who should be taller than him like a center
He ends up being taller than them
So it's no secret. That durant is definitely taller than 69 and nobody even has to look that up online to know that
here's Durant on 2007 draft night standing next to [7] foot tall Greg oden
Yeah, and here's him last year standing next to 7 foot tall Stephen Adam
after years of reporters and fans questioning his real height
Durant finally came clean a few months ago in an interview with Bob fitzgerald from KNBr sports radio
During admitted that he was indeed seven foot tall with shoes on so this mystery is finally solved
His reasoning for saying he was 6 9 for this long
Was that he thought it was cool [to] call himself a six month small forward and if he was any taller
people would consider him a power forward which he did not like and
That's all guys thanks for watching. I hope you enjoyed this video stay tuned [for] more in the future
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4 RIDICULOUS NBA Players' Official Heights

476 Folder Collection
Zenn published on September 19, 2018
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