The league is taking actions to make sure there will be no more fibbing on how tall NBA players really are when you look at the listed height on rosters.
NBA players have been notoriously known about having certain details of their physiques be listed.
But that is all about to change.
According to Marc Stein of The New York Times, the NBA has told teams that they must submit EXACT player heights and ages within the first week of training camp for the league to reference.
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, league sources tell @NYTSports— Marc Stein (@TheSteinLine) September 26, 2019
Heights will be measured with shoes off according to Stein.
One player who comes to mind is Allen Iverson, who was listed at 6'0'' and nobody seemed to bat an eye. Teams and players have controlled their height and weight listings throughout NBA history.
For reference, here is this year's Trail Blazer roster, with last year's NBA heights. It will be interesting to see how this changes in the next week:
Hassan Whiteside, 7'1" Center
Zach Collins, 7'0'' Center
Jusuf Nurkic, 7'0'' Forward/Center
Pau Gasol, 7'0" Center/Power Forward
Skal Labissiere, 6'11" Power Forward
Jaylen Hoard, 6'9" Small Forward
Mario Hezonja, 6'8" Small Forward
Rodney Hood, 6'8" Shooting Guard
Anthony Tolliver, 6'8" Forward
Gary Trent, Jr., 6'6'' Shooting Guard
Kent Bazemore, 6'5" Small Forward/Shooting Guard
Anfernee Simons, 6'4'' Shooting Guard
Damian Lillard, 6'3'' Point Guard
C.J. McCollum, 6'3'' Shooting Guard/Point Guard