It’s human nature to lie about small little things that make you seem better qualified for a position, or a better person overall, and that fact is no different for NBA players.

Many players in the league are prone to lying about their official listed heights to seem taller or shorter than they really are, usually to play in a preferred position. Prospective NBA players are measured during the draft combine for their official height once they come into the league as a rookie, but as history has proven to us before, that doesn’t mean players don’t continue to grow taller once they enter the league, Anthony Davis and Kevin Durant being the standout examples.

Other than them, however, there are a few more players in the league who have lied about their official height, and we’re about to run through four of the most egregious examples.


Russell Westbrook

(Photo by Sam Forencich/NBAE via Getty Images)

Official listed height: 6’3″

Actual height: 6’5″


Kevin Love

Official listed height: 6’10”

Actual height: 6’8″


Justice Winslow

Official listed height: 6’7″

Actual height: Around 6’4″


Kevin Durant

Official listed height: 6’9″

Actual height: 7’0″

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