How tall is Kevin Durant? Kevin Durant stands 6 feet, 9 inches tall—a height that makes him quite large compared to normal folks but only qualifies him as a “small forward” in the NBA. The 24-year-old Oklahoma Thunder superstar packs 235 pounds onto that 6-foot, 9-inch frame, and at that size, he’s managed to rack up numerous honors (including NBA Rookie of the Year) and win three league scoring titles.
Durant’s height makes him taller than a number of his fellow NBA stars, among them Miami Heat guard Dwyane Wade, who stands 6 feet, 4 inches tall. The real question, though, is how Durant measures up to the other top players at his position. According to the Bleacher Report, Durant is the second-best small forward in the NBA, right behind LeBron James, who stands 6 feet, 8 inches tall. Durant is also taller than No. 3 on the list, Carmelo Anthony, who’s eye-to-eye with James at 6 feet, 8 inches. Durant similarly edges out Paul Pierce (6 feet, 7 inches) and Andrew Iguodala (6 feet, 6 inches), who claim the final two spots on the top five.
How tall is Kevin Durant compared to the greatest small forwards in NBA history? As per HoopsManifesto.com, the crème de la crème of the position was Boston Celtics legend Larry Bird, who also stood 6 feet, 9 inches tall. In terms of height, Durant and Bird are evenly matched; as for which player should be judged as better or more important to NBA history, only time will tell.