The NBA is no longer going to allow teams to lie about their players’ heights and fans cannot wait to see how tall players like Kevin Durant (especially Kevin Durant), Chris Paul, Joel Embiid and others really are.
According to Marc Stein of the New York Times…
“NBA teams were notified this week that they must certify and submit the precise height and age for every player within the first week of training camp. For years some players have been listed as taller — and some shorter — than they really are. The league clearly wants to change that,” Stein wrote on Twitter. “Height will be measured with players’ shoes OFF, I’m told. Player weight will not be sought because that number fluctuates so often. Among the motivations for this new policy, sources say, is the fact that Buddy Hield’s age was found to be recorded incorrectly in 2018.”
This change won’t really have any effect on the games themselves, but accuracy is never a bad thing. Especially if it means that NBA fans will be able to stir the pot one more time with some of the touchier players in the league.
Can I get a little clarification on why this matters? Are people going to prepare for KD differently because he's listed at 6'11" instead of 6'9"?— Evan Newell (@Evan_Newell) September 26, 2019
I just explained that.
KD about to be 7’0 now finally— but why (@CocoForPuff) September 26, 2019
6ix9ine: Your honor, have you ever noticed Kevin Durant doesn’t really look 6’9” pic.twitter.com/fwiA01OJSk— Sanaa 🤟🏾 (@JohnnySanaa) September 26, 2019
Kemba Walker 5’8 confirmed— Yer (@lakersdres24) September 26, 2019
Gonna be weird hearing 6'7 LeBron— Albozz💥 (@TheKingOfAlb) September 26, 2019
We're finally gonna get 7'2 Joel and 7'0 KD and 6'9 Dwight and 5'10 CP3 and ok on second thought,— Karens In Paris (@NekiasNBA) September 26, 2019
So long JJ Barea being listed at 6’ https://t.co/UWFFcn57uk— Brice Paterik (@BricePaterik) September 26, 2019
Isaiah Thomas showing up for his certification pic.twitter.com/SUdDAWPbE7— actioncookbook (@actioncookbook) September 26, 2019
Kevin Durant's growth spurt boutta be legendary— Evan (@evan_brownlow) September 26, 2019
Also important to note…
Finally we will know Thon Makers real age— Connor H🇺🇸☄️🌎 (@madSteveKerr) September 26, 2019