Official heights revealed for LeBron James, Kevin Durant others amid new policy
A hot topic in the NBA as the regular season is set to get underway has been the league’s new mandate that requires teams to provide “precise” height measurements for players. This has led to some players being listed at a different height — some taller, some shorter — than previous measurements.
Some new official heights of NBA stars under the auspices of the new policy have been revealed, including how the likes of LeBron James, Kevin Durant, Anthony Davis, Dwight Howard and Klay Thompson now measure up.
Stadium NBA insider Shams Charania has the lowdown on how the heights of a handful of superstars have been impacted.
The NBA has installed new rules for teams to verify official player heights, now without shoes.— Stadium (@Stadium) October 18, 2019
Here are the new heights for Dwight Howard, Anthony Davis, LeBron James, Kevin Durant and Klay Thompson, according to our NBA Insider @ShamsCharania pic.twitter.com/Zj6B6rt8pF
As originally reported by Marc Stein of The New York Times, the NBA required that teams “must certify and submit the precise height and age for every player.” These heights had to be submitted to the league during the first week of training camps.
Further, the NBA mandated that players’ heights must be measured with their shoes off, a policy bemoaned by Stephen Curry.
It was learned a few weeks back that Draymond Green lost an inch due to the new policies and practices put in place. The Golden State Warriors star made it clear he could not care less about it.
Odds are that the players noted in the above tweet — with James and Durant adding a half-inch and Howard, Davis and Thompson losing between 1 1/4 and 2 inches — will view it all as much ado about nothing as well.