James Comey Is Taller Than Most NBA Stars: How Tall Are Other World Leaders?
Comey stands at an impressive 6 feet 8 inches. That's the same height as Lebron James, whose Cleveland Cavaliers are battling the Golden State Warriors right now in the NBA finals. In terms of height, Comey would fit right in. He's taller than Cavs starting guard Kyrie Irving by a full five inches. Comey tops the Cavs' other guard, JR Smith, by two inches.
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On the other side of the ball, Comey rises above three-fifths of the Warriors starting five. He's taller than Draymond Green by just an inch, taller than Steph Curry by a full five inches and is taller than Klay Thompson by an inch. Kevin Durant tops Comey however, by one inch.
According to an interview with the (http://flathatnews.com/2014/11/17/fbi-director-james-comey-reflects-on-his-time-at-the-college/) college paper of his alma mater William and Mary, Comey played intramural basketball in college. Comey, however, said that he would not play ball with former President Barack Obama for fear of any appearance that he was personally close with the man he was supposed to be independent of. For the record, Barack Obama stood at 6 feet 1 inch.
Comey's son Brien played basketball at Kenyon College up until last year when he graduated, and he is also 6 feet 8 inches.
America has a history of tall leaders, many US presidents have been six feet or taller. The tallest president is considered to be number sixteen, Abraham Lincoln who stood at 6 feet 4 inches.
President Lyndon B. Johnson was also 6 feet 4 inches as is former Secretary of State John Kerry. Comey is a full eight inches taller than Trump, the man who fired him.
The current average height for American men is 6 feet.
This year we also got America's tallest senator, Luther Strange. Strange, who replaced Jeff Session's seat in Alabama, is 6 feet 9 inches. According to (http://www.rollcall.com/news/hoh/alan-simpson-is-no-longer-the-tallest-senator-and-hes-ok-with-that) Roll Call , he unseated former Senator Alan Simpson as the tallest senator in the body's history. Simpson was 6 feet 7 inches tall.
Former Representative Tom McMillen was the tallest ever member of congress, he was 6 feet 11 inches. McMillen was a retired NBA player.
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Internationally, a few leaders stand out. the President of Montenegro Filip VujanoviAaAaAeAa is 6 feet 7 inches. NicolAaAaAeA s Maduro, president of Venez is 6 feet 3 inches, as is Prince William of England.
The tallest ever head of state was King Sancho VII. He was 7 feet 3 inches and king of Navarre, a former kingdom within Spain.
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|Publication:||International Business Times - US ed.|
|Date:||Jun 7, 2017|
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