Kevin Durant reveals why he lies about how tall he really is

'For me, when I'm talking to women, I'm 7 feet,' Kevin Durant said.

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NBA players love to stretch the truth on how tall they are. Many times, players add an inch or two to their actual height to gain a mental advantage.

But it looks like Oklahoma City star Kevin Durant has different heights for different occasions.

"For me, when I’m talking to women, I’m 7 feet," he told the Wall Street Journal. "In basketball circles, I’m 6-9."

Durant is listed at 6-9, but that might be what he wants to be listed at instead of how tall he truly is.

"But really, I’ve always thought it was cool to say I’m a 6-9 small forward," he said. "Really, that’s the prototypical size for a small forward. Anything taller than that, and they’ll start saying, ‘Ah, he’s a power forward.’"

Durant’s combination of size, speed, ballhandling and range make him virtually unguardable if he’s listed at 6-9 or 7-1. But you can’t argue with the results for the four-time scoring champ.