How tall is Dwight Howard? Dwight Howard stands 6 feet, 11 inches tall—a substantial height that makes the L.A. Lakers superstar taller than both the average American male (roughly 5 feet, 9 inches) and the typical NBA player, who league stats tell us stands just shy of 6 feet, 7 inches.
Howard’s height, however impressive, puts him well behind the tallest players in league history. According to NBAHoopsOnline.com, the most vertically blessed ballers of all time are as follows: Manute Bol (7 feet, 7 inches), Gheorge Muresan (7 feet, 7 inches), Yao Ming (7 feet, 6 inches), Shawn Bradley (7 feet, 6 inches), Chuck Nevitt (7 feet, 5 inches), Slavko Vranes (7 feet, 5 inches), Mark Eaton (7 feet, 4 inches), Rik Smits (7 feet, 4 inches), Ralph Sampson (7 feet, 4 inches), and Priest Lauderdale (7 feet, 4 inches).
Dwight Howard might not be one of the tallest players of all time, but the 27-year-old seven-time NBA All-Star and three-time Defensive Player of the Year ought not feel too bad. He towers over Miami Heat guards Dwyane Wade and LeBron James, who stand 6 feet, 4 inches and 6 feet, 8 inches, respectively. Howard also has height advantage on Kobe Bryant (6 feet, 6 inches) and Kevin Durant (6 feet, 9 inches).
Of course, none of those guys play center, which begs the question: How does Dwight Howard measure up against Kevin Garnett, Tim Duncan and Chris Bosh—his closest competitors for title of league’s best center, according to Dime. As it turns out, all four men stand 6 feet, 11 inches. And people say there’s no parity in the NBA!