To ensure the accuracy of the player’s personal data, the NBA asked all teams to submit verified height and age before the training camp started. Per reports from The New York Times, the league will now require valid IDs to verify a player’s exact age such as passport and driver’s license and certification from a tam’s physician for their official height.

These changes are now being put in effect by the league’s game simulator NBA 2K and they uploaded some of the notable changes in the height of some players. Those players were namely Tacko Fall, Brooklyn Nets’ Kevin Durant, rookie Zion Williamson of the New Orleans Pelicans, and the reigning MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo.

 

As a result, the Celtics’ two-way player Tacko Fall who is at 7-foot-5, per the NBA’s data, is still the tallest player in the league despite shrinking by an inch. He went to his Twitter account @tackofall99 and retweeted NBA 2K’s post saying that he is 7-foot-6.

 

The “shorter” Tacko reiterated the truth about his 7-foot-6 frame by tweeting this:

 

The Senegalese rookie got a lot of back-up from the digital side of his fan base.

 

On the contrary, former MVP Kevin Durant grew an inch as the animation that 2K posted on Twitter. The injured Brooklyn Nets star grew from 6-foot-9 to 6-foot-10 and the fans are having none of it.

 

Durant’s height was already getting interest years back as they kept noticing that he grew taller and as the same height of some smaller centers in the league.

 

Williamson, the top overall pick of this year’s draft, saw his height drop by an inch from 6-foot-7 to 6-foot-6. The former Duke star has yet to play an NBA game as he is still recovering from his knee surgery and with issues surrounding his weight being too heavy for his height and style of play, that’s something that needs to be addressed.

 

The reaction thread, though, was more concerned about the game’s glitches than his vitals’ changes.

 

And for the MVP from the Milwaukee Bucks who, for some time played point guard, grew significantly taller. The “Greek Freak” is now a 6-foot-11 force, two-inch above his billed height at 6-foot-9. The people, however, think that 2K isn’t even aware of their game for Giannis being 6-foot-11 already in their previous releases.