Height of professional athletes?

Just curious, but is the height of professional athletes taken while wearing their skates, shoes, kleets ect? Because that's the height that they compete at, or is it taken without shoes? Cause I notice that some of them are rounded up or their height is listed as one inch taller from the last season to this season on the official team rosters.


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  • Yes, some athletes' heights are taken with their shoes.

    Take for example Michael Jordan, he's called as 6'6, while in barefoot he's really around 6'4.

    It differs in every sports.

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  • Athletes heights and weights are generally self reported, they usually do not have someone take down exact measurements each season( at least for football)

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  • It's supposed to be without shoes and the actual height of their body, but since they don't usually uniformly measure everyone and instead have the athletes turn in their heights they can vary pretty widely.

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  • Without cause it wouldn't be accurate in cleats as some athletes change cleats throughout the season and the cleats go into the earth so they don't add to the height.

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  • it depends on the team and the sport. a lot of rosters add an inch or 2 and several pounds to make their team seem more intimidating

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  • 90% smoke but are under 4 feet tall obviously

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