Just for fun, here are listed heights for these five Rockets centers, per Basketball-Reference:

  • Yao Ming — 7-foot-6
  • Ralph Sampson — 7-foot-4
  • Dwight Howard — 6-foot-11
  • Hakeem Olajuwon — 7-foot-0
  • Elvin Hayes — 6-foot-9

Looking at that picture and knowing, as Ethan Sherwood Strauss has pointed out, that Dwight Howard’s draft measurements put him at 6-foot-9 and that he looks about the same height as Elvin Hayes (6-foot-9) and maybe an inch shorter than Hakeem Olajuwon, who most people agree is really 6-foot-10, how tall do you think Dwight Howard really is? I’d wager on 6-foot-9 but I wouldn’t put it past Dwight to choose one height then switch to another then go back to his original then maybe change to a whole new height because it fits him better. You get it.

(via Justin Verrier)