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How Tall is Kevin Durant?

Kevin Durant is one of the leagues most outstanding players, although he is currently unable  to play due to injury, he will be back rocking a Brooklyn Nets jersey in no time. However, there has always been a query over Durant’s height. People are unsure of Durants exact height to add to the speculation ,when Durant was asked by Google for Google questions how tall he was, Durant responded with ‘Some say I’m 6’9, some say I’m 6’10 some say I am 6’11’. The video then cuts out, I guess this leaves some mystery and it made me wonder more, how tall is Kevin Durant?

How tall is Kevin Durant? Kevin Durant is  6’10 tall. However, with his shoes on Durant admits that he is more like 7’0 tall. Having the height gives him an advantage with his shooting of field goals at 49% within the arc.   

Kevin Durant is an interesting player, not only is he a two-time NBA Champion, he also left the Oklahoma Thunder under a cloud . Whether Durant goes a team instantly improves and with Durant going to Brooklyn, I think we will see a deep playoff run from the Brooklyn Nets once Durant has returned from injury.

Kevin Durants Height In High School?

Durant was particularly tall in high school reaching 6’0. As Durant was so tall he started playing in the Amateur Athletic Union. He played with a number of soon to be NBA stars such as Michael Beasley. It was at this time that Kevin also started wearing number 35 in honour of  his Amateur Athletic Union Coach who was murdered at the age of 35.

By the time Durant went to the University of Texas to play college basketball he was 6’7. Durant was so impressive as a player he was listed as the second best prospect in the country. Kevin entered the draft in 2007 and was the second pick over and was picked up by the Seattle Super Sonics.

Why was there speculation over Kevin Durant’s height?

There has been speculation for over Kevin Durant’s height ever since he joined the NBA with the Seattle supersonics (which later became the Oklahoma City Thunder).

The reason for this was because Durant was labelled as 6’9 tall. However, people began to notice that he was taller than other individuals who were list as 6’9 tall. Perhaps, those people had lied to make themselves look taller, I lied about my height when I was applying to universities. Over time it became apparent that Kevin Durant’s height was labeled incorrectly. At the time there was no requirement to have an official height, this therefore fueled the speculation that Kevin Durant’s height was wrong. One of the top googled questions about Kevin was how tall he was. He filed a response which says some folks say i am 6’9, some say 6’10 and some say 6’11, the video then cuts out. This only fueled the speculation and Durant contributed to this by saying:

Durant explained the situation to The Wall Street Journal, saying: “For me, when I’m talking to women, I’m 7 feet. In basketball circles, I’m 6-9. But really, I’ve always thought it was cool to say I’m a 6-9 small forward. Really, that’s the prototypical size for a small forward. Anything taller than that and they’ll start saying, ‘Ah, he’s a power forward.’ ”

Wall Street Journal

Durant has always been questioned about his height as he always seems taller around other players that are listed as being taller than Durant. Evidence of this shown below where Durant who was labelled as 6’9 is the same height as Demarcus Cousins.

What changed to clarify Kevin Durant’s height ?

The NBA wanted their information to have integrity, there had been speculation over ages and heights of players for a number of years. In this age of misinformation the NBA wanted to ensure that the information was accurate for the most basic of derails. In the first weeks of the 2019 season the NBA informed general management of NBA franchises that the height of players would have to be submitted to the NBA and would have to be verified by a medical professional. This therefore, the information supplied by each team on NBA players height would be accurate. In terms of age, this was verified by the NBA by seeing a copy of every players passport or driving licence.

What is Kevin Durant’s official height?

Kevin Durant’s official height is 6’10 and 7 ft tall with shoes on.