How Tall is Brittney Griner?

Brittney Griner’s height is 6 feet 9 inches, which is equivalent to 206 cm or 2.06m.

The female basketball player’s height is comparable to other notable basketball players like Allyssa DeHaan and Sue Geh who both stand at 6 feet 9 inches. However, the likes of Heidi Gillingham stands taller at 6 feet 10 inches, but the tallest of them all is Margo Dydek whose height is measured at 7 feet 2 inches.

Brittney Griner’s Bio

  • Age: 33– Years Old
  • Birthday: 18th of October 1990
  • Birthplace: Eg Los Houston Texas, United States
  • Birth Sign: Libra
  • Ethnicity: African-American
  • Father: Raymond Griner
  • Mother: Sandra Griner
  • Siblings: Shkera, Pier, and Decarlo Griner
  • Build: Athletic
  • Brittney Griner’s Height in Inches: 5 feet 9 inches
  • Brittney Griner’s Height in Centimetres: 206 cm
  • Brittney Griner’s Height in Meters: 2.06m
  • Brittney Griner’’s Weight: 93 kg
  • Brittney Griner’s Wingspan: 88 inches
  • Brittney Griner’s Shoe Size: 17 US
  • Hair Color: Dark Brown
  • Eye Color: Dark Brown

How Tall Is Brittney Griner?

Far from being the tallest woman in basketball, Brittney Griner still stands heads above several players both male and female. The Women’s National Basketball Association (WNBA) star stands at a gigantic 6 feet 9 inches or 206 cm and she balances her great height on a body mass of 93 kg or 205 lbs. Though her other body statistics are not known, she boasts a wingspan of 88 inches. She also wears shoe size 17 (US).

To keep her body in tip-top shape, the Phoenix Mercury player follows a strict workout. Although there has not been any reports as to whether or not she is on a diet, she herself has revealed that she loves to eat what has been described as one of the unrefined and grossest pregame meal combos, Bacon and Skittles.


Brittney Griner’s Height Compared To Other International Basketball Players

Brittney Griner may be seen as super tall but there are way taller female basketball players who have come and gone in the WNBA.

The tallest in this category was Poland-born Malgorzata Dydek, also known as Margo Dydek or Large Marge, who lived from 28th of April 1974 to 27 May 2011. She stood at an astounding 7 feet 2 inches and weighed 223 lbs. or 101.2 kg.

Coming closely behind large Margo was Heidi Gillingham at 6 feet 10 inches tall. From Canberra, Australia, Heidi, who took center stage in the history of Vanderbilt women’s basketball was born on the 10th of September 1959 and died at the age of 39 on the 14th of September 1998.

Margo and Heidi are the only ex-female basketball player who surpasses Brittney Griner in height, others like Sue Geh and Allyssa DeHaan are her equals in the height department.

No female basketball player seems to come close to Griner in height in recent times. We only have the likes of Glory Johnson and Candace Parker who managed to cross 6 feet. While power forward Glory Johnson stands 6 feet 3 inches tall, Candace Parker, who also plays in the power forward position, comes an inch taller at 6 feet 4 inches. Note, Glory is Griner’s ex-wife.

Comparing Brittney Griner’s Height With the Likes of Lebron James and Kobe Bryant

The tallest players in basketball are usually the men, but Brittney Griner surpasses some of the best male players in the history of the game. She comes three inches taller than the late legendary player, Kobe Bryant, who stood at 6 feet 6 inches or 1.98 m and weighed 96 kg.

Lebron James, on the other hand, is Griner’s equal in height. The small forward stands 6 feet 9 inches or 2.06 m tall, weighing 113 kg.

However, all these heights do not come close to that of the tallest man on earth, Sultan Kösen, who played basketball unprofessionally. He stands 8 feet 3 inches tall. The title of the tallest professional player in the NBA in recent times goes to China-born Sun Ming Ming at 7 feet 9 inches.

Comparing Brittney’s Height To That Of Her Wife, Cherelle Griner

Brittney Griner's Height
Brittney and Cherelle image source

Cherelle Griner is not in the same height category as her wife, Brittney Griner. She stands way lower at 5 feet 7 inches with 67 kg as body weight. Cherelle has a general body measurement of 38-26-38 inches.

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