Larry Bird Height

"A winner is someone who recognizes his God-given talents, works his tail off to develop them into skills and uses these skills to accomplish his goals."

~ Larry Bird

American former professional basketball player, Larry Bird is known as one of the greatest basketball players of all time.

Larry Bird belongs to the elite, upper-crust of the tall players of the NBA where nearly everyone is tall. 

Anyway, Larry once mentioned his height as 6-feet-9 inches. Which confirms our own impression of his height as well.

In his prime, Larry looked far taller than a 6-feet-5 inches tall Michael Jordan and even taller than a 6-feet-7½ inches Magic Johnson -- who is for some reason thought to be a 6-feet-9 inches tall guy -- but hey, it's actually Larry who is a real 6'9" tall guy.

The height of Larry bird is

6'9" or 206 cm

Larry Bird standing with Magic Johnson in front of a height chart background
Magic Johnson and Larry Bird

Young Larry Bird and Magic Johnson standing with a basket ball
Larry Bird with a supposedly 6'9" Magic Johnson (Magic was never 6'9", we peg his height around 6'7½")

For reference, here is the average human height around the world.

Country Male Female
Indonesia 5'4" 4'11"
India 5'5½" 5'½"
Mexico 5'6½" 5'1½"
China 5'6½" 5'1½"
Japan 5'7½" 5'2½"
Brazil 5'8" 5'3"
Russia 5'9" 5'3¾"
United States 5'9¼" 5'4"
United Kingdom 5'9½" 5'4¼"
Canada 5'10" 5'4½"
Australia 5'10" 5'4½"
Germany 5'10½" 5'5"
Sweden 5'11" 5'5½"
Netherlands 5'11½" 5'6"

Data was collected from official sources wherever possible. A more detailed chart can be found here.

"I've got a theory that if you give 100% all of the time, somehow things will work out in the end."

~ Larry Bird