Did you know LeBron James’ actual weight is a mystery? Or that Kevin Durant tells people he is taller or shorter depending on the person he is talking to? This is the game of basketball in a nutshell and what more could you ask for?
Enter Victor Wembanyama, the No.1 pick in the 2023 NBA Draft and the most hyped up prospect since LeBron James. Wembanyama, at 7’2 was listed by his team in France, but was said to be 7’5 when measured with shoes. His actual height has been revealed and it turns out he is 7’3.5 when measured without his shoes!
Most players gain between 1-2 inches of height when they measure in shoes according to data from the NBA Draft combine. So we can still call Wembanyama 7’5, and he is now the tallest player in the NBA.
Knowing the real measurements of the players in the NBA is part of the appeal of the game, and we can now rest assured knowing that the measurements we’ve been given are true. From the introspective of a fan, it’s nice to finally have the facts and not have to speculate when it comes to the height and size of our favorite players.
So what is the tallest player in the NBA? Look no further than Victor Wembanyama, who stands at an astonishing 7’3.5!