How tall is Ming Yao

Ming Yao's Height

7ft 5in (226 cm)

Chinese Basketball player. Shawn Bradley, another giant of the court has been quoted as saying: "He's not as tall as me. If he's 7-6, I'm 7-8". Yao has stated "I'm 7-6".


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Average Guess (50 Votes)
7ft 5.55in (227.4cm)
Tyson said on 17/Jul/17
He is listed 7'5 for the NBA these last years and Shawn Bradley looks 1 inch taller, if Yao is 7'5.5, Shawn isn't under 230 cm.
Mark(5'9.5") said on 13/Jul/17
When someone is too easily over 7'0", it is easy to mistaken them as much taller.

Between 7'5" - 7'6" is what I would guess Yao Ming at.
even said on 12/Jul/17
7 foot 6 out of bed
7 foot 5 late at night
Mirko said on 10/Jul/17
I think he is taller than me
even said on 8/Jul/17
7 foot 5
Logan said on 12/Jun/17
He look about 5 inches taller than shaq maybe even 6 inches but he is totally 7,6
Guanzo said on 10/Jun/17
Looks 6' taller than Shaq

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Gunner said on 9/Jun/17
ROB are you familiar with Adam Rainer supposedly he was the only human to ever exist being dwarf and giant??Click Here
Editor Rob: it's one of those cases which sounds implausible, but in fact seems to have been a very rare instance of someone being very short and then extremely tall. I wonder if another case like that will exist?
Canson said on 8/Jun/17
Shaq isn't 7'1" he's not as tall as Wilt. He's at most a solid 7'0". Yao is at most a solid 7'5" like Rob has him
Logan said on 29/May/17
Looking at pictures with Shaq which is 7,1 I think he is 7,6.5
Logan said on 29/May/17
Looking at pictures with Shaq which is 7,1 I think he is 7,6.5
John said on 10/Apr/17
He has to be 7'6. Why would he add an inch, when he's already a giant?
Sandy Cowell said on 18/Mar/17
It's intriguing to note that, although the Chinese average for men and women is considerably less than in most countries, you always find a super-tall Chinese man and woman comfortably sneaking into the 'very tall' categories!
Ming gets 7ft5 from me! SEVEN FOOT FIVE! That's got to be the tallest person I've commented on for 2 weeks at least!
S.J.H said on 15/Mar/17
@Bard

Indeed true and the tallest chinese player who ever got into NBA history :)
Canson said on 14/Mar/17
@Bard: very intelligent and love the comment! Height doesn't have any bearing on someone's credentials and don't know why people here on this site think it does

@S.J.H: well said as well! Common sense says that Yao is not as tall as Shawn Bradley. Bradley was taller all along. Yet Yao was better which sums up what I said to Bard as well. Sampson is only 7'0 tall that's the truth. People assume he was taller because people embellish Hakeem Olajuwon who was really only 6'9" and that's according to Mario Elie his own teammate (he said Dream was only 6'9"). It makes sense with what Robert Broome said about Patrick Ewing. Ewing was about 6'10" barefoot I think maybe today he's 6'9" and change. Ewing was taller than Dream and shorter than Robinson or Shaq.
Bard said on 14/Mar/17
7'4, 7'5, or 7'6, he's still a legend.
S.J.H said on 9/Mar/17
@Guanzo

7'3 is close to 221cm. Yao on his own word 223cm 7'3-3/4 that might be his lowest in normal day and 7'5 was precisely 226.06cm since nba draft camp measure players mostly in the morning 6 to 7am like blake griffin mention on a youtube video. Yao ming might be 7'5.5 out bed and drop to his absolute lowest 7'3.75 losing 1.75" a day for a giant like him is normal day and another giant shawn bradley might have got one time 7'6 in early morning but dip as low as 7'5 since he was 3cm taller than Yao. Sampson is only 7'0 and precisely near 7'1 in the morning between Yao and Sampson is more like about 4" some picture Yao is closer to camera that i could understand that might fool you he was 5" taller than Sampson but not certainly not 6" and like Canson say Yao is only 4-5" taller than shaq. By the way no way Yao was 1/4" taller than shawn bradley, bradley is 3cm taller than Yao that was the truth. Don't listen to the article say by the coach. In 2008 Yao attend a tv show in china have told the host he is 223cm believe it or not in 2008 he is 28 years old and he never grow since he started draft into nba.

Click Here if you're chinese and good in the language than i you can read more on this the top of the page it mention it. I'm not chinese and i am not that fluent in mandarin but i can read some here i took chinese class since 6th grade. This article can't fool people who can read it. He did confess he was only 223cm. What time he really measure himself barefoot we don't know but truth he is only near 7'4 or we can say he is 7'4 not over
Canson said on 8/Mar/17
@Guanzo: I don't think you're a fanboy. But you're saying Yao is 6" taller than Sampson? I don't see that. And what S.J.H said has merit behind it. Yao could dip to that with his long torso and he's really only 4-5" over Shaq. I'd air toward 7'4" but don't see a full 7'5 honestly at his lowest and I agree with SJH
Guanzo said on 7/Mar/17
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Now if Yao is 7-3, then Sampson is what? 6-9??? I am not a Yao fanboy, I am just trying to get to the truth. Truth is some men do grow at 22 or even later, and Mr. Yao, as his coach said, grew from 7-5 to 7-5 3/4. When Yao was 22 yrs old Bradley was 1/2 inch taller than Yao, true, but when Yao was 24, Yao was 1/4 inch taller than Bradley, AND THAT IS THE TRUTH.
Canson said on 5/Mar/17
@Bard: that's feasible. He could lose 2 full inches. Like s.J.H mentioned he may come down to 7'3.75. The things to take into consideration he may have been measured improperly as tall as he is now this could be too low or too high. Either way. Maybe he wasn't really 7'6 or not really as low as 7'3.75. Maybe he wakes to 7'6 flat and gets down to 7'4 is another possibility. The thing with Yao in addition to being tall is he has thick hair. Hair that thick regardless of whether the stadio pushes it down still influences the measurement you get.
Bard said on 4/Mar/17
Completely agree Canson. Yao's height probably fluctuates around 2 inches every day. Ewing and Hakeem were more like 6'10 peak, and close to 7' in shoes. Shaq is still around 7'1 in shoes.
Canson said on 3/Mar/17
@Bard: the way to tell would be to see him against someone like Wilt or Kareem prime both 7'1ish and 7'2ish prime. Shaq's height is kinda a mystery like S.J.H said he looks sub 7'. Even a best case of Kobe at 6'5" would make shaq a solid 7'. Kobe is 6'4.75 tops tho and making shaq 6'11.5-7'0". What is more interesting is that shaq still looks two inches taller than supposed 7' guys like Ewing. I know a poster Robert Broome once said he has stood next to Rwing as he is his neighbor and that he looked 6'9" and change. Maybe Ewing has shrunken from 6'10 prime as he's in his 50s now. Yao next to a 6'11.5-7'0" Shaq looks 7'4"-7'4.5 tops imho. Not 7'5" but 7'5" he would measure earlier in the day easily maybe 7'5.5 and 7'6 out of bed. He can easily lose 1.5" per day
Bard said on 2/Mar/17
I don't think Ming has ever tried to exaggerate his height. There's even an article that says he told the interviewer that he was only 7'3 without shoes. I seriously doubt he's that low, he probably just didn't care and shortchanged himself. Pretty much everyone who's been seen with him would also have to be downgraded in that case, as he looks at least 7'5 in just about every pic, especially with supposed 7 footers. This is a guy who is reminded perhaps hundreds of times every day how tall he is, and he is almost certainly sick of it. This listing is very fair.
Bard said on 2/Mar/17
I don't think Ming has ever tried to exaggerate his height. There's even an article that says he told the interviewer that he was only 7'3 without shoes. I seriously doubt he's that low, he probably just didn't care and shortchanged himself. Pretty much everyone who's been seen with him would also have to be downgraded in that case, as he looks at least 7'5 in just about every pic, especially with supposed 7 footers. This is a guy who is reminded perhaps hundreds of times every day how tall he is, and he is almost certainly sick of it. This listing is very fair.
Canson said on 27/Feb/17
@S.J.H: try telling that to Yao is 7'7 1/4. The poster below. He's a fanboy. Yao looks 4-5" taller than Shaq so my guess is Shaq is 7'0" max or even drops below like he said he was 6'11" and change on Howard stern's show and Yao 7'4"ish. But I want to shed light on a comment someone made to you below when they said show them proof of him saying that. It's funny how when someone gives the appearance of downgrading a height that "proof" or "evidence" is needed but had you said you heard Yao say 7'8 there'd be no questions asked or no proof needed. I relate to you on many levels because while my height isn't a problem at 6'4" and change I surely wouldn't want to be any taller because I know what it looks like and how it looks next to a doorway whereas people here just inflate like it makes a person a better athlete or person if they do it
S.J.H said on 26/Feb/17
Shawn Bradley draft measurement is 7'5.5 and took off the half inch from morning measurement he is 7'5 and comparison with Yao he seem to look 3cm taller not 2" as he thought. Yao ming himself had clarify and confess he was only 223cm (7'3.75) at least twice on china tv show and in america he once claim 7'4 to a host and he told big shaquille he is only 7'4 must have make a round up
Victor Surratt said on 4/Feb/17
Rob, you ever seen him? what is the max height you seen in your life?
Canson said on 23/Jan/17
I'll say He's as listed 7'5" not 7'6". Sampson is at his eyebrow or above and Sampson is 3" taller than Howard. Rob is once again on point
Bard said on 22/Jan/17
Fair point, I can certainly buy 7'5 and change. Just going by his minimum height. He could be close to 7'7 out of bed, and he certainly looks over 7'5 with Sampson.
His head is at least 2" bigger than mine lol, even though mine is fairly large for my height at close to 10". I was just talking about the distance from eyebrows to top being 1" more than mine.
Yao is 7-7 1/4 (with shoes) said on 21/Jan/17
Bard, though Sampson's NBA listed height of 7-4 is a bit exaggerated, he is legit 7-1.5 to 7-2 wo shoes and 7-3 with shoes. Just google photos of Sampson next to Kareem. Sometimes they looked the same, sometimes Kareem looked slightly taller, sometimes Sampson looked slightly taller, but less than 1/2 inch separates them, if any. Even assuming that Yao's head is only 1 inch bigger than yours, which I doubt, that would make Yao at least 7-6.5, but more likely 7-7 barefooted. I don't know why bloggers here refuse to accept that Yao got bigger since he joined the NBA at 22. Anthony Davis grew an inch from 23 to 24. Click Here. Dennis Rodman was 5-6 at age 19, then went on a huge growth spurt in college, Scottie Pippen was 6-1 as college freshman, etc. etc. Yao at 22 would have been a college junior, so it is conceivable that he went from 7-5 to 7-7 from 22 to say 25, especially since we are talking about a person way above 7 feet...Yep, at least 7-6, no doubt.
Bard said on 19/Jan/17
Yao's head is massive, and Sampson barely reaches his eyebrows. I'm 6' and it's 4 inches from my eyebrows to the top of my head. Yao's distance must be easily 5 inches, so he's at least that much taller than Sampson, going by that picture. I'm gonna stick with 7'5 barefoot, but Sampson would have to be barely 7' nowadays then.
Yao is 7-7 1/4 (with shoes) said on 19/Jan/17
@Canson, you want to see 4.5 to 5 inch height difference? Sampson was standing next to Dwight Howard, who was measured 6-9 barefooted in NBA camp. Now that is 4.5 to 5 inch height difference. Now compare how Sampson looks next to Ming Yao, do you still think it is the same height difference? If you still think so, then you are definitely delusional. It's at least a 5 to 6 inch difference, which makes Yao about 7-8 with shoes on or probably 7-6 1/2 to 7-7 barefooted.
Yao is 7-7 1/4 (with shoes) said on 19/Jan/17
@Canson, we can debate about Yao's height all we want but in the end it doesn't matter what I say, what you say, what Editor Rob says, or what anyone says for that matter. In the NBA books Ming Yao is listed as 7-6, same as Shawn Bradley, and that is the ONLY height that matters and it will never change. End of story.
Yao is 7-7 1/4 (with shoes) said on 19/Jan/17
@Canson, you and all the other Yao-hating trolls need to shut up. You need to stop whacking off to Shawn Bradley pics and wake up to reality. Ralph Sampson is 7-1? How do you see Kareem being 1 inch taller than Sampson in that pic? There is not more than 1/3 inch difference. Mark Eaton said in interview with Chick Hearn that Sampson is in the "neighborhood of 7-1" but that is his opinion. You can also say that Kareem is in the "neighborhood of 7-1". I would say Ralph is definitely 7-1 1/2 to 7-2 range, depending on how upright he wants to stand, and most likely 7-3 with basketball shoes on, same as Kareem. And how do you see only 4 inches separating Yao from Sampson? Are we looking at the same pic? Now I know you are delusional. Take your 5-1 frame and stand next to a 5-5 person and see if it looks the same as Yao next to Sampson. BTW, I am a former collegiate athlete and a tall man over 6 foot, so don't even go there. Tmac is 6-7 barefooted, no new info there, but he was listed as 6-8 in the NBA. Click Here. And you know Tracy McGrady's cousin? Who is that? Vince Carter? And I hang out with Michael Jordan regularly. You sound like a real moron sometimes.
Canson said on 19/Jan/17
@Yao is 7'7 1/4: how is that 4"? Sampson is up to mid forehead on him. Sampson is 7'1 barefoot not 7'2. He was not as tall as artis Gilmore and Kareem. You're correct Kareem was 7'1 7/8 (practically 7'2). Quit making up stuff just to make Yao taller.
Canson said on 19/Jan/17
Sampson is 7'1" barefoot not 6'2. Check your facts before you post. And that's not 4" inches 3-4"
Canson said on 19/Jan/17
@yao is 7'7 1/4: So how do you explain Bradley being taller than him? no don't use the excuse of Yao's forehead being bigger as to why he is as tall. He's not as tall as Bradley. Rob acknowledged that as well and quit using the "he grew after his rookie season" because he is still shorter in pics. You saw the pic as clear as I did and Bradley acknowledged he's taller than yao "if he's 7'6, I'm 7'8". Yao "supposedly grew after his rookie year as he was still listed 7'5" so quit saying that pic is from then as an excuse. And Stop making height about yao's achievements as a player. It has nothing to do with it. You are clearly immature and insecure if you think height is that important. It's irrelevant to Yao's hall of fame career where as Bradley is pedestrian at best and was really not a tough player at all. Again this site has him at 7'5 so you are basically telling rob to add an inch. I'll leave it at 7'5" and am done discussing this with you. You obviously want your boyfriend to be an inch taller than he is. And don't give me the bs about humble. Shaq exaggerates with the best of them. But his word is better because you want your boyfriend to be taller. I bet if it were Shaq calling Yao 7'3" and Yao calling himself 7'7 he'd be less credible than Yao. You know it too because your clear agenda is to make Yao taller. You have indicated it quite clearly in all of your posts not to mention your initial attack on me and Elite as haters because we downgraded his height a fraction of an inch. Again what does height have to do with his accomplishments? He is 7'5" Bradley 7'6 according to Rob which one made the hall of fame which one is the bum? What is your fascination with making Yao taller? Why do you live vicariously through him? Are you some short insecure man who wants himself to be taller so inflates others around him and wishes the world would have a growth spurt? Are you envious of him because he is intelligent more so than you are? Or is it that he has the athletic skills you wish you had? Maybe the fact that he is more secure in places other than that where it wouldn't require pulling out tweezers to barely find things? Which of those is it?
Canson said on 19/Jan/17
@yao is 7'7 1/4: So how do you explain Bradley being taller than him? no don't use the excuse of Yao's forehead being bigger as to why he is as tall. He's not as tall as Bradley. Rob acknowledged that as well and quit using the "he grew after his rookie season" because he is still shorter in pics. You saw the pic as clear as I did and Bradley acknowledged he's taller than yao "if he's 7'6, I'm 7'8". Yao "supposedly grew after his rookie year as he was still listed 7'5" so quit saying that pic is from then as an excuse. And Stop making height about yao's achievements as a player. It has nothing to do with it. You are clearly immature and insecure if you think height is that important. It's irrelevant to Yao's hall of fame career where as Bradley is pedestrian at best and was really not a tough player at all. Again this site has him at 7'5 so you are basically telling rob to add an inch. I'll leave it at 7'5" and am done discussing this with you. You obviously want your boyfriend to be an inch taller than he is. And don't give me the bs about humble. Shaq exaggerates with the best of them. But his word is better because you want your boyfriend to be taller. I bet if it were Shaq calling Yao 7'3" and Yao calling himself 7'7 he'd be less credible than Yao. You know it too because your clear agenda is to make Yao taller. You have indicated it quite clearly in all of your posts not to mention your initial attack on me and Elite as haters because we downgraded his height a fraction of an inch. Again what does height have to do with his accomplishments? He is 7'5" Bradley 7'6 according to Rob which one made the hall of fame which one is the bum? What is your fascination with making Yao taller? Why do you live vicariously through him? Are you some short insecure man who wants himself to be taller so inflates others around him and wishes the world would have a growth spurt? Are you envious of him because he is intelligent more so than you are? Or is it that he has the athletic skills you wish you had? Maybe the fact that he is more secure in places other than that where it wouldn't require pulling out tweezers to barely find things? Which of those is it?
Yao is 7-7 1/4 (with shoes) said on 19/Jan/17
@Canson, yes I would believe Shaq's words over Yao's. Shaq did not make up the 7-7 number. The whole league heard about Yao's growth in height when Yao was re-measured in training camp. That was also why the NBA changed Yao's height on his profile page from 7-5 to 7-6. You gotta understand also that Yao came from a culture where being humble is a great virtue. So he is not going to be brash about his 7-6 height. If anything, he would be humble and under-state his height. You see some of that even in American culture. For example, Wilt Chamberlain made a bet, and won, with sportswriters in 1980 that he was not 7-2 barefooted: Click Here. Anthony David also said that he would rather be listed as 6-10 than 6-11. So yes I honestly believe that Yao was 7-5 3/4 in 2004 and still growing. Looking at that photo with Ralph Sampson, Yao looked at least 7-7ish, but probably more like 7-8ish(with shoes). Sampson is about 7-2 without shoes, same as Kareem, and probably over 7-3 with shoes on. Kareem is exactly 7-2 (7-1 7/8 to be Guinness Book exact) barefooted. So yeh, Yao is at least 7-6 nowadays, no question.
Click Here - Sampson next to Kareem
Click Here - Yao next to Sampson
Yao is 7-7 1/4 (with shoes) said on 18/Jan/17
@Canson and others etc. Don't try to get editor Rob involved. It's his website and he can do whatever he wants. As bloggers we can disagree with him too. Editor Rob is not always right you know? Since you are latching on to that 1 photo as evidence of Bradley being taller than Yao, how about this photo? Click Here You can clearly see that Yao is taller than Bradley, though again, the angle and posture come into play (i.e. like Ming Yao in Canson's favorite photo, Click Here, Bradley is slouching a bit). However, in this photo, it appears that Yao and Bradley were equal height even though the photo was taken during Yao's rookie year: Click Here. Just download the pic then make it much larger using a photo editing program, and you can see that they are of equal height and that is because Yao was standing upright like Bradley. You can also see that Bradley wore a smirk on his face, probably realizing that the photo made him eat his words which Editor Rob quoted above: "He's not as tall as me. If he's 7-6, I'm 7-8". Nuff said, peace.
Canson said on 18/Jan/17
So Yao is 7'7 1/4: I guess shaq's word is more credible then Yao calling himself 7'3 3/4 or 7'3. You take whichever makes him taller tho. So if we flipped scripts and Yao called himself 7'9 shaq 7'3 you'd believe Yao of course
Canson said on 18/Jan/17
@Yao is 7'7 1/4: so Kobe Bryant also said tmac was 6'9". He's 6'6-6'7 barefoot and I know his cousin who verified that for me. So I guess if that is what he said then damn measurement sbefause tgey are no good. Point is anyone can say anything. You obviously have a crush and an agenda for Yao to be taller which is fine but quit getting upset with people who make points
Yao is 7-7 1/4 (with shoes) said on 17/Jan/17
@Canson, Shaq said that Yao is 7-7 in this 2004 LA times article, when Yao was re-measured at training camp to be 7-5 3/4 wo shoes and 7-7 1/4 with shoes:

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"He's a good player, but at 7-7, he's just doing what he's supposed to do," O'Neal said. "So, it's not that I'm going to say I'm not impressed, but at 7-7 you're supposed to shoot over whoever's sticking you." Canson, since Shaq is making Yao taller, does this make Shaq Yao's fanboy? Does this make Shaq Yao's boyfriend? Does this mean Shaq is insecure? Huh? Go ahead Canson, insult Shaq for saying Yao is 7-7 and making Yao taller.
Yao is 7-7 1/4 (with shoes) said on 17/Jan/17
@Canson, you also mentioned that Yao has a bigger head than Bradley. Did you take that into consideration when looking at the photos of Yao and Bradley? Maybe at the top of the head they are the same though Bradley's eyes sit a bit higher?
Yao is 7-7 1/4 (with shoes) said on 17/Jan/17
@Canson, well if height doesn't matter then why do you always try to make Yao look shorter instead of taller? You are obviously jealous of Yao being both taller AND a better player than your hubby Bradley. So like a loyal lap dog you latch onto 1 photo of Yao and Bradley taken during Yao's rookie year at a questionable angle and posture and refuse to let it go. You probably constantly mutter to yourself "well at least my hubby Bradley is taller!" just to soothe your own insecurity. That is pathetic in my opinion.
Canson said on 17/Jan/17
@Yao is 7'7 1/4: quit taking your displeasure and trolling out on me: I just call it how I see it and I am more than able to state my opinion. Words like you're a hater etc only indicate that you have an agenda to make Yao. Anytime you use hater or respect with height it's obvious. They have nothing to do with a characteristic that is uncontrollable such as someone's height. So take your displeasure out with Rob then since he is the site master and yes he still has him 7'5". Anyone who knows height and sports knows that players get measured earlier in the day. However when someone likes to "live vicariously" through an athlete and make them taller they suddenly measure at night because you want them to be the height you want them to be. So enough attacking 184 guy Elite and myself. And quit telling me what some damn coach says about someone's height. It's funny how Anthony falsone is correct but when One of Charles Barkley's teammates coaches or GM or trainers say he's 6'4" range it's oh no he has to be taller than that. It's believeable when you want someone to be taller but not shorter. And enough attacking 184guy and Elite as well. They are free to express their opinions uninterrupted as well! Take the trolling elsewhere
Yao is 7-7 1/4 (with shoes) said on 17/Jan/17
@Canson, at least editor Rob listed Yao Ming's verified rookie height 7-5 (2.26m) and did not try to finagle a "night height" of under 7-5. However, I do think that Editor Rob should change Yao's height to 7-6 since it has been documented by Coach Falsone that Yao grew to 7-5 3/4. Who knows? Yao might be even taller now. The only verified height of Shawn Bradley is 7-5 1/2 measured during draft camp. So if Editor Rob wants to be fair, he should change Mr. Bradley's height to 7-5.5 and not 7-6. BTW, I was a huge Shawn Bradley fan when he came out of BYU. I thought his fairy tale height of being able to touch the rim on his tiptoes and mobility on the court would make him a dominant force. However, he never achieved his potential as he was not physical enough to dominate inside and his jumpshot was just awful. I wondered why none of the coaches taught Bradley moves such as the skyhook and the turnaround jumper. If Mr. Bradley had a midrange jumper like Hakeem Olajuwon, that would have made a huge difference as he could shoot over anyone. I think Yao Ming was also under-utilized. Mr. Yao had a nice jumpshot up to 3 point range, but spent way too much time crammed inside the paint. As he got double and triple teamed most of the time, he did not get enough touches which limited his scoring potential. I think Yao Ming could have easily been a 20pts/10rebounds career player under the right coach and offense.
Yao is 7-7 1/4 (with shoes) said on 15/Jan/17
@Canson, yes Canson that's like 1/2 inch difference between Yao and Shaq, Yao is actually 7-1, now are you happy? I really wish there is some way to contact Yao or his coach Anthony Falsone to confirm the measurements and shut up Canson, Elite, 184Guy, and all these other closet Yao haters for good.
Canson said on 15/Jan/17
lol Yao is 7'7 1/4": of course the 7'3" is no good but anything to mak him taller is sufficient? Is that what you're saying. Also, how is me downgrading Yao's height hating on him? And by the way how am I downgrading him when Rob lists him 7'5"? I gave my estimate of him being measured and that is that. Height does vary throughout the day so what I said is completely within the realm. You won't accept that however because you have your own agenda of making him taller.
Canson said on 15/Jan/17
After looking at it again 184guy that's not 5-6"

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Canson said on 15/Jan/17
Sorry Yao is 7'7 1/4" in shoes: Bradley is taller than Yao. And it's not 1/2" it's a least a full inch. I think Rob knows what he is talking about here more than you do

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Canson said on 15/Jan/17
@184guy: I meant to say he's 4-5" taller than Shaq not cm. He may be a full 5". It's difficult to tell because Yao has such a large head
Canson said on 15/Jan/17
@Yao is 7'7 1/4" in shoes: well take your frustration with your boyfriend not being listed on this website properly (in your eyes) up with Rob. He has him listed 2.25 as well. You have got to be the most insecure delusional fanboy I have ever seen. "You're a Yao hater because you downgrade his height". What the hell does his damn height have to do with him as a person or his accomplishments as an athlete. You're a joke
184guy said on 14/Jan/17
Yao had about 5-6 inches on Shaq
Now let's try to say that Shaq is 6'11 and Make Yao 7'4ish
Bard said on 13/Jan/17
Well I think anything significantly lower than 7'4 is ridiculous, as is anything significantly higher than 7'6. The guy is massive, end of story.
Yao is 7-7 1/4 (with shoes)r said on 12/Jan/17
@Canson, you just answered your own question by your post. Why do I think you are a Yao hater? Because you constantly try to DOWNGRADE Yao's height despite mountain of evidence to the contrary. Yao is listed on NBA website to be 7-6 (2.29m), yet you keep blabbing that he is 2.25m. Yao's coach Anthony Falsone said that Yao grew 3/4 of inch between 22 and 24 yrs old, and yet you keep mouthing off that Yao did not grow, that nobody grows at 22 yrs of age, and that Yao's coach exaggerated Yao's height, as always, with zero evidence to support your statements. Also, why are you so willing to embrace the article that Yao was 7-3 and reject the article in which Yao's coach said Yao was 7-5.75 w/o shoes IF YOU ARE IMPARTIAL AND NOT A YAO HATER? Why did Yao say that he is 7-3 in that article? Could be a mistranslation from metric to feet (Yao was speaking through his interpreter Colin Pine), could be Yao trying to be humorous, who knows? Yao is obviously way taller than 7-3. Take a look at this photo of Yao next to Ralph Sampson: Click Here. Ralph is listed at 7-4 but is probably closer to 7-2 (about same height as Kareem). Now if Yao is 7-3, then Sampson is what? 6-9??? I am not a Yao fanboy, I am just trying to get to the truth. Truth is some men do grow at 22 or even later, and Mr. Yao, as his coach said, grew from 7-5 to 7-5 3/4. When Yao was 22 yrs old Bradley was 1/2 inch taller than Yao, true, but when Yao was 24, Yao was 1/4 inch taller than Bradley, AND THAT IS THE TRUTH.
John said on 12/Jan/17
7ft7 nowadays. Probably 8ft at peak, due to a lot of injuries.
Canson said on 10/Jan/17
@Yao is 7'7 1/4 with shoes: what is a Yao hater? Never heard of that term nor do I know what it means. Are you calling us haters because we downgraded him by a cm? Rob has him listed as 225 (and we don't know what time of day he was measured so my along with Elites measurements are closer than yours). You're basically calling Rob a hater as well. Not to mention you are clearly a fanboy who wants your boy Yao to be taller. You must be insecure about your own height if you are calling Elite and myself haters because we "downgrade" someone's height. That's the first sign of it when someone takes downgrading of height (even though it's not downgrading as we are simply listing out of bed and at his lowest). What does height have to do with respect? Since you are saying we "hate" on him. Sorry but I don't take that fanboy approach. I call it how I see it. And by the way don't make up stuff. Bradley is and was taller than Yao. Bradley measured 7'6.25 and 7'5.5. Yao was passed the point where he'd grow when he was in Houston. Likely more that he was measured earlier or that they lie, you know when someone embellishes or misstates something. That does happen in sports you know. So quit taking shots at people and making stuff like "he's a hater" because he doesn't think he's as tall as he is listed. Nobody takes you seriously after your two posts you have here as you clearly have an agenda. Finally why would Yao say he is only 7'3.75? Yao isn't but 4-5cm taller than Shaq by the way. He's 7'4 range tops at his lowest if Shaq falls sub 7'0". We don't know when any of these athletes was measured exactly people just assumed it's their lowest and in your case you want those to be his lowest measurements because you want him to be taller for some reason.
Yao is 7-7 1/4 (with shoes) said on 1/Jan/17
Here's a "tale of the tape" article from USA Today dated 10/29/2002. Houston Rockets coach Anthony Falsone took exact measurements of Yao during his rookie year, when he was still growing. Please stop letting your Yao-hating bias blind you to concrete facts. Click Here. Mr. Falsone even took measurements of Yao's bicep,forearm, and waist size, is that precise enough for all you Yao-haters?
Houston Rockets strength and conditioning coach Anthony Falsone took exact measurements of Yao Ming last week. Falsone said the one surprising measurement was Yao's 7% body fat. Most NBA big men, Falsone pointed out, are in the 10%-15% range. "He's on the lean side, but he's not dieting to do it, so I'm not concerned," Falsone said.

The tale of the tape:
• Height, shoes off: 7-5
• Weight: 296 pounds
• Wingspan, fingertip-to-fingertip:
90 inches
• Standing upward reach,
flat-footed: 9-7
• Body fat: 7%
• Shoe size: 18
• Neck: 16 inches
• Chest: 42 inches
• Waist: 36 inches
• Hips: 46 inches
• Right thigh: 26 inches
• Left thigh: 26 inches
• Right calf: 18 inches
• Left calf: 19 inches
• Right biceps: 12 inches
• Left biceps: 12 inches
• Forearms: 12 inches
Yao is 7-7 1/4 (with shoes) said on 31/Dec/16
Canson and Elite, where did you get your info from? I presented photo evidence and actual quote from Shaq. Don't just spout off your wild Yao-hating guesses as facts. Did you actually measure Yao in the morning and at night? Did you actually measure Yao barefoot and with shoes on? Houston Rockets coach Anthony Falsone certainly did. Here is a direct quote from newspaper article: "According to the Houston Rockets strength and conditioning coach, Anthony Falsone, he is still growing. Falsone says Yao was 7' 5" tall without shoes on (7' 6 1/2" with shoes) in October of 2002, but that by September of 2004, he had grown to 7' 5 3/4" in height barefoot, and to 7' 7 1/4" in height with shoes on." Here's Shawn Bradley's actual predraft measurements where he was measured at 7-5.5 w/o shoes: Click Here. Now if Bradley is listed as 7-6, so should Yao. In reality, Mr. Yao is slightly taller than Mr. Bradley after Yao stopped growing.
Elite said on 31/Dec/16
I think he's 225cm barefoot. In shoes he could very well be 228cm.
6 foot tall said on 30/Dec/16
Shaq said that Yao is 7-7 in this 2004 LA times article:

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"He's a good player, but at 7-7, he's just doing what he's supposed to do," O'Neal said. "So, it's not that I'm going to say I'm not impressed, but at 7-7 you're supposed to shoot over whoever's sticking you. He's a long, long drink of water. I probably won't help out [on the defensive end] as much. I'll probably lean on him a little more, get him tired. And hopefully in the fourth quarter I'll have a little more than he will."
Canson said on 27/Dec/16
223-224 cm barefoot. A guy this size will start the day at 228 possibly and drop to 223 by the end of the day. He's a 7'4 and change guy at most at his lowest
Joseph said on 26/Dec/16
Rob, what's the height of Yao Ming shoulders and where does a 6 ft 2 man stand next to him?
6 foot tall said on 19/Dec/16
Ok, please allow me to end this debate once and for all. The photos of Yao Ming standing back to back against Shawn Bradley were taken during Yao's rookie year when he was 22 yrs old. As the Rockets coaching staff has confirmed, YAO MING GREW ANOTHER INCH DURING HIS ROOKIE YEAR SO THAT WHEN HE RETURNED THE FOLLOWING SEASON, HE WAS MEASURED PRECISELY at 7-6 without shoes and 7-7+ with shoes on. That's why Shaq said after one game when he got outplayed by Yao that Yao was 7-7 and supposed to do that. The growth is not surprising for a 22 yr old giant since Anthony Davis at 23 grew an inch from 6-10 to 6-11 (with shoes on though). Even during his rookie year, Yao was same height as Bradley at the top of the head. In one photo Yao was obviously slouching whereas Shawn was standing upright. In the other photo (Click Here) Yao was also standing upright and you can clearly see that though Bradley's eyes sit higher, giving the appearance of being slightly taller, the top of their heads is actually level. I think if you have Yao in 2016 standing back to back against Bradley, you will clearly see that Yao is a bit taller. Anyhow Yao is in the Hall of Fame as 7-6 and therefore will officially be that tall forever. PLEASE STOP HATING AND CHANGE YAO'S HEIGHT TO 7-6.
Bard said on 1/Dec/16
Would a flat 7 footer appear short to Yao Ming?
Elite said on 1/Dec/16
He seems to be 7'4.5"
Leonardo 1.73m said on 4/Nov/16
Sorry, my guess in Giant Gonzalez was 2.30m, i wrote wrong.
Leonardo 1.73m said on 3/Nov/16
Tallest basketball players ever

Suleiman Ali Nashnush 2.42m
Alexander Sizonenko 2.37m
Sun Ming Ming 2.33m
Ri Myung Hun 2.32m
Gheorghe Muresan 2.31m
Manute Bol 2.31m
Neil Fingleton 2.31m
Paul Sturgess 2.30m
Giant Gonzales 2.29m
Kenny George 2.29m
Yasutaka Okayama 2.28m
Shawn Bradley 2.28m
Mamadou Ndiaye 2.26m
Chuck Nevitt 2.26m
Yao Ming 2.25m
Tacko Fall 2.25m
Glenn Guinness said on 9/Oct/16
Yao is strong 7'4, a 7'4.5 in the midday and a peak of 7'6.
Bard said on 7/Oct/16
LOL at the idea that he wears lifts. As if he cares at all. He's not American, I'm pretty sure he thinks he's tall enough.
Leonardo 1.73m said on 2/Oct/16
Yao is maybe 7'4.75
Ice said on 30/Sep/16
ROB Angus Mcaskill was probably also the natrualy strongest man who ever lived , having a 200 cm chest while beeing non - obese
Editor Rob: there's still a lot of mystery surround big Angus. Sometimes myths gather legs and grow.
Mathew Robinson (190 cm) said on 25/Sep/16
I'll admit, he looks ever bit of a legit 7'4" - 7'5" guy in photos. But this makes me wonder: Click Here
"He rattled off all kinds of truths, for instance that he wasn't anything like his listed 7-foot-6. Without shoes, he said, he was 7-3."
hijopotamus said on 25/Sep/16
7'6" when he hides a lift inside his shoes.
Ice said on 25/Sep/16
Top 7 tallest non - pathological / natrual Giants Ive ever heard of :

7 . Yao Ming (7'5")
6. Shawn Bradley (7'6")
5. Manute Bol ( 7'7")
4. Neil Fingleton (7'7.5")
3. Paul Sturgess (7'7.5")
2. Ri-Myung Hun (7'8")
1 . Angus Mcaskill (7'9")
Editor Rob: I still don't know if this Angus Giant.
Leonardo 1.73m said on 22/Sep/16
@Canson How tall is Yao after of 5-6 hours in foot for you?
Mark said on 22/Sep/16
Most legit 7 footers are so tall that people regularly guess them at something much taller than they actually are. Ming Yao's billed height is fine because not only he's close to it, but his true giant frame can make people guess him at something much taller than what he claims.
Canson said on 21/Sep/16
@S.J.H: that's certainly possible. Even possible he's a full 7'6 out of bed and drops to 7'3.75 they can lose a lot meaning 7 footers. I never thought he looked 7'6 esp when Shaq dips below 7 at the end of the day by a hair. I saw about 4" on most occasions sometimes 5". I'd still call Shaq a 7 footer but he likely dips to 6'11.75 like he once said
Johnson said on 20/Sep/16
I would like the source for his 6'3.75 measurement claim
S.J.H said on 20/Sep/16
@canson

I believe yao was 7'5.5 out of bed an early morning and goes down at 223cm 7'3.75 specifically and the 7'6 listing could be the kind of height with shoe from draft in the morning yao could be like 225cm with bigger insole shoe at 229cm 7'6 and they just submitted 7'6 for Yao and strongly suggested 7'3.75 was a noon height measure by his wife or maybe own measurement
Canson said on 5/Sep/16
@Bard: possible of course but that's a specific number. I think if anything an argument could be made he was under measured (not standing straight or proper) or that's his lowest
Bard said on 28/Aug/16
I'm sure Yao is being modest when giving his absolute minimum height of 7' 3.75". When you're THAT tall, is there really any need to exaggerate?
Canson said on 26/Aug/16
@S.J.H: i can see him measuring 7'3 3/4 at his lowest. I always wondered why he was listed 7'6 in Rockets workouts and assumed barefoot but he wasn't as tall as Shawn Bradley. You do lose height maybe 2" at that size but I could never see him being that tall barefoot when Bradley even was measured as low as 7'5.5 once. Frankly I don't think he's much taller than a Mark Eaton or even Kareem. Easily be over 7'5 out of bed though. The problem when people discuss height in a conversation (at least these days) is that it is deemed "insulting" to say someone is shorter than they "actually" are and ppl don't want to downgrade. Instead, it's well "person A" (who claims but we've never seen them actually measure) Is ABC, you must be at least XYZ because he/she/you are taller. It's never well You aren't that height because he is a legit "XYZ" and you aren't as tall.
Canson said on 26/Aug/16
@S.J.H: i can see him measuring 7'3 3/4 at his lowest. I always wondered why he was listed 7'6 in Rockets workouts and assumed barefoot but he wasn't as tall as Shawn Bradley. You do lose height maybe 2" at that size but I could never see him being that tall barefoot when Bradley even was measured as low as 7'5.5 once. Frankly I don't think he's much taller than a Mark Eaton or even Kareem. Easily be over 7'5 out of bed though
S.J.H said on 22/Aug/16
Yao himself claimed to a tv host that he was only 7'3 and 3/4 barefoot but felt strange why NBA given his height as 7'6 and he never figured out why
Bard said on 20/Jul/16
Absolute legend that's for sure.
Dawkins said on 15/Jul/16
230.5 cm out of bed, 228.5 cm at night.
ly said on 11/Jul/16
Rob do you think his wife is really 6ft3
Editor Rob: she may well be near it.
Canson said on 9/Jul/16
That's what I was thinking Rob. It's always hard with someone that size because they can lose a lot. I honestly can see Yao being over 7'6 out of bed and 7'4 range maybe 7'4.5-7'4.75 at the end of the day (which is why KROC guessed him 7'4). Bradley was measured back in the day when it was later I can see a good 7'7 out of bed and 7'5.5 at his lowest if he really measured that low (like they claim he did) but he always traditionally looked 7'6 with the other trees like Manute Bol (rest in peace) and Muresan. He and Bol were shorter than Muresan
Editor Rob: if you photographed from 7ft 4-5 range, any difference might be more noticeable, shooting from 5ft 6 or eyelevel of an average man might reduce differences at the height of these guys.
Canson said on 6/Jul/16
Rob how much diff do you see between he and Bradley? Looks a lot sometimes but saw a pic where it's virtually within a inch
Editor Rob: 1/2 to 1 inch maybe
Canson said on 29/Jun/16
@Height: Bradley to me was always a legit 7'6 guy. He wasn't much shorter than Muresan or Bol you're right. Yao may lose more height than him throughout the day is possible. Bradley I wouldn't be surprised if he woke up over 7'7 like well over
Height said on 2/Jun/16
Found some interesting facts around the net, all from official Rockets publications and a newspaper:

"According to Jonathan Feigen, who covers the Houston Rockets for The Houston Chronicle newspaper, and Carroll Dawson, the General Manager of the Houston Rockets, Yao Ming, although incorrectly listed at 7-5 without shoes in his NBA draft bio, was actually measured at 7-5 1/2 without shoes. The NBA mistakenly listed him at only 7-5 without shoes on in his draft bio, but he actually measured at 7-5 1/2. Feigen and Dawson also report that by the time Yao arrived in Houston, in October of 2002, he was measured officially at 7-6 barefoot (internet link here, citing officials from the Rockets indeed having measured him at 7-6 barefoot when he first arrived in Houston as he had grown 1/2". Finally, Dawson and Feigen claim that by the end of Yao's 2nd year in the league he had grown another 1/4". Dawson and Feigen claim that Yao therefore ended up at a height of 7-6 1/4" in height barefoot."
Height said on 1/Jun/16
Shawn Bradley, from what I remember was less than 1 inch shorter than legit 7'7" Gheorghe Muresan, so I think it makes sense that he is at his very least a solid 7'6" guy:

Click Here

The acceptable picture of Yao with Shawn Bradley (not the one with the weird angle) favors Shawn a little, since his head is looking up and Yao's looking down:

Click Here

and Yao looks a solid 5 inches taller than legit 7'1.25" Dikembe Mutombo, an both have a very similar stance:

Click Here

So I think the difference between Bradley and Yao might be actually less. Shawn Bradley I believe is a legit 7'6"-76.25" / 229cm and Yao could be more 7'5.75" / 228cm. With Bradley at 7'6.25" and Yao at 7'5.75" the half inch edge that people claim as the least between them stays the same...still it's just 2cm taller, but again this could help explain why Yao seems to edge 7'1" guys like Ralph Sampson or Mutombo by more than 10cm (4 inches) and dwarfs Shaq, whom I presume is more a 7'0" / 213cm guy.
Canson said on 26/May/16
Lol. So People are now calling Bradley 7'7 or 7'7.5 just to make Yao 7'6? That is ridiculous. Bradley was measured 7'6.25 and 7'5.5 supposedly. So No way he's 7'7+.maybe the 7'5.5 was weak as I believe he's 7'6. But Im with KROC on this one. He met him Yao in person and stood next to him and classified him as 7'4 range. If anything, Yao is the full 7'5 as listed, Bradley the full 7'6 as listed. But This "inflating" of someone just to accommodate another person is a crock and don't get why people do it so often in real life and here
Bard said on 15/May/16
He could well wake up at 7'6 or even taller. I personally think he's at least 7'5.

I'm just saying that even the biggest trolls on this website couldn't possibly argue less than 7'3.75 without being delusional.
Height said on 13/May/16
@BruceWayne

The Difference between Yao and Sampson is visibly more than 10cm (4 inches)
BruceWayne said on 13/May/16
Maybe Ralph Sampson is not really 7'4"... He and Kareem appears to be of the same height at 7'2" (with basketball shoes)...If Hakeem Olakuwon is only 6'10" (by his own admission) then Sampson would only be 7'2" because he appears to be only 4 inches taller than the Dream...that would explain why Yao appears to be taller than Sampson by 3-4 inches....I have seen a photo of Muresan and Bradley and they appear to be of the same height...may be Bradley is slightly taller than his listed height of 7'6" and Muresan is slightly shorter than his listed 7'7" height....Muresan's limbs are longer though...
Chris Emprey said on 10/May/16
@Height

You are right. Shawn Bradley is more 7-7 or 7-7 1/2.
Eleanor said on 10/May/16
Legit 7-6. Look at the picture next to 7-1 Ralph Sampson, stop the 7-3/ 7-4 B.S.
Bard said on 2/May/16
7'3.75 barefoot at night is the lowest I can see anyone arguing for this guy.
Kareem said on 18/Apr/16
Shawn Bradley is 7'5.75 .
7'5.5 at night
BURGOS said on 4/Apr/16
No way... There are very clear pictures of Yao and Mutombo, who is a bit over 7'1" barefoot and Yao Ming is clearly 4-5" taller.
S.J.H said on 30/Mar/16
Few years back Yao ming told the chinese media he was only 7'3 and said NBA did not measure him and he was not 7'6 but he told 7footer shaquille o'neal that he was 7'4 (223.5cm) and after strong evidence proof that he was at least 1.25' shorter than shawn bradley who was also not 7'6 but measure at 7'5.5 and could even worse to be dipping below 7'5.25 evening/night. I bet yao downplay 3/4 to the media and telling fact that he was 7'4 or at least close enough at 223cm and 226cm with shoes. Strong 7'3-3/4
Height said on 11/Jan/16
Why can't Yao be taller than 7'5"? Just because many people assume Shawn Bradley is 7'5.5" ?

Here he is next to Ralph Sampson, who is 7'1" (216 cm) at the very least, and Yao even has his legs wider apart than him:

Click Here

That looks like more than 10cm (4 inches), 15 cm at least if you ask me.
pjk said on 27/Dec/15
Yao looks a solid 7'5" . He is considerably taller than Shaq. Look at the photo on Shaq's celebheights page of them back to back - that is definitive proof ( to me anyway ) that Yao is Huge and Shaq isn't as tall as listed. He is well proportioned which makes him exceptional at that height. He seems to be an awesome dude and is a great giant.
Canson said on 23/Dec/15
7'4" and change. I don't know where anyone sees 8 inches between Yao and Shaq. Looks like 4 some pics maybe 5. Putting Shaq between 6'11-7' or right at 7 feet which he likely is. And If Shawn Bradley is 7'6 means Yao isn't more than 7'4 and change. He's a good inch and half or two taller than Yao. Chances are they gave him that listing or wasn't measured correctly.
Mathew Robinson (190 cm) said on 3/Nov/15
I don't get how it goes from this:
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To this:
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Strongman said on 31/Oct/15
Looks close to 8 inches taller than Shaq. I'm 150% positive that Shaq isn't under 6'11".
Grant said on 25/Oct/15
Are you going add Sun Ming Ming and other giants like himself to the website?
[Editor Rob: I did give Sun Ming a page.]
Grant said on 16/Oct/15
He does look a good deal taller than Shaq. And btw guys that pic is Photoshopped the actually picture is just of shaq and Yao.
Sal said on 13/Oct/15
I think Yao grew Rob, the photo of him, Shaq and Kevin Hart makes Yao look closer to 7'7 or 8" unless Shaq is closer to 7' or a tad under like he has joked that he is. And I saw the Andy Rooney interview and I think Shawn Bradley looked a tad over 7'6" but appreciate your angling and book on the top of the head point.
Ken said on 11/Oct/15
Here he is with Shaq and Kevin Hart.
Click Here
Duhon said on 8/Oct/15
Yao always seems like a strong 7'5" if not full 7'6". As for what he thought his barefoot height was? I have a feeling Yao was kept in a bubble somewhat during his playing days. According to pre-draft measurements he was measured at 7'5" barefoot and 7'6" in shoes. Maybe he was never really told his barefoot height or there was a unit conversion misunderstanding?
Matthew190 said on 7/Oct/15
Click Here it is interesting that he's supposedly admitted to being 7-3. He looks taller to me, but then again I wonder if a guy his size could wake up over the 7'5" mark and still creep down below 7'3.5" by the evening. I just down know what to make of it.
120 said on 23/Jun/15
Rob, do you think Yao Ming is most likely a weak 7'5". Since Shawn Bradley is taller than him.
[Editor Rob: I think Shawn can be over 7ft 5, Ming roughtly close to the mark. How much these guys wake up and go to bed at is curious, do they lose 2 inches?]
OneNamePlease said on 11/May/15
Shawn Bradley 228 cm and Yao Ming 226 cm
Click Here
Bard said on 9/May/15
I think he might have grown since that picture with Bradley. He's definitely over 7'4.
OneNamePlease said on 9/May/15
Manute Bol 231cm
Gheorghe Mureşan 230cm
Shawn Bradley 228cm
Yao Ming 226cm
Dingus said on 24/Feb/15
7'05.50"
Burgos said on 8/Feb/15
Bradley looks taller than Muresan in those pictures
james said on 4/Feb/15
In a back to back photo Bradley looked about 2 inches taller than ming..I think ming is really 7'4.5
Gerard said on 28/Jan/15
Shawn Bradley with Gheorghe Muresan 7'7 (231cm)
Click Here Click Here
Actually you think is 7'5.5? Or a little higher?
[Editor Rob: hard to tell exactly in the photo, but I think he wasn't quite a full 7ft 6 guy.]
Daniel 6'1.5 said on 26/Jan/15
Rob, Shawn Bradley is 7'5.75? (228cm) or 7'5.5 (227cm)
[Editor Rob: I'd say 7ft 5.5]
Bishop said on 21/Jan/15
Shawn Bradley was measured at 7'5.5":
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Roger said on 21/Jan/15
Hi, Rob, How tall is Shawn Bradley?
[Editor Rob: I wouldn't say a full 7ft 6, but a bit under that mark]
Sal said on 20/Jan/15
Shawn Bradley was measured barefoot 7'6.25" by Andy Rooney on 60 minutes. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-addBVHvMok It's a short clip, more towards the end.
[Editor Rob: I don't think he'd hit 7ft 6 mark if you put an object on his head, the angle to me shows him nearer 7ft 5 than 6 in that clip...]
james said on 19/Jan/15
7'6 Bradley looked about 2 inches taller than "7'5" Ming in a back to back photo ..I think he's really 7'4 1/2
Clay said on 22/Dec/14
Forget about under 7'0'' for Shaq with his new pics being 7'2-7'3 in sneakers. Forget about under 7'1'' actually, which is what he was measured at 20 years ago..
Fern194cm-192cm said on 4/Dec/14
No offense Rob, I think you do a terrific job with this site but how can you keep Shaq at 7,1 when he is really 7,0.0 - 7,0.5 and Yao is 7,5.5 - 7,6.5? I think there is a legit 6 inch difference there regardless of camera angle. Either way I think Yao needs an upgrade. If not... then it is time to downgrade Shaq to 6,11
[Editor Rob: generally there could be around 5 between them, I'm not sure there is a full 6 inches though.]
Greenbolt said on 22/Oct/14
@KROC: Interesting how you put Yao that "low". I understand your uncertainty in regards to how you measured up against him, but if you really only came up to his shoulder at 6'5'', that's suggesting a difference of a foot or so, and likely more when you consider his absolutely gargantuan head.

In the photos of Yao and Shaq back when Yao first came into the NBA and Shaq was on the Lakers, there looks to be about four inches difference between the 6'11.5'' or so Shaq and Yao, putting Yao at around 7'4'' once you take into account the fact that Shaq always wore those huge shoes that gave him boosted height. However, I don't think it's improbable that someone of Yao's enormous stature grew well into his twenties, and I think pictures from Yao at 22 and now bear this out. I mean, my god, in that recent pic of them, Yao looks 7 inches taller.
Arch Stanton said on 22/Oct/14
Duhon says on 10/Oct/14
Here next to Shaq I would say Yao Ming is a STRONG 7'6" Click Here

Actually he looks nearer 7 ft 8 in that comparison...
KROC said on 21/Oct/14
@Mid190s Now imagine standing next to him. I met him at a bookstore in Houston last year. At 6'5 I think I came up to his shoulder? I don't remember. He's tall alright. Like circus clown on stilts tall. Personally I think he's 7'4 and some change.
Brah said on 21/Oct/14
A rare one, Yao is the shorter one! With 7'9" Sun Ming Ming:

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Mid190s said on 21/Oct/14
I just want to add that I really feel for Shaq in that ego destroying photo with Yao. I'm 6'5 and I hardly ever get towered like that. EVER,

Imagine what it's like for....SHAQ to get towered! a giant amongst giants in the NBA, to suddenly look and feellike the short guy. Mind Blowing.
Mid190s said on 20/Oct/14
I saw Yao play up close from the 3rd row and it felt like I was witnessing something supernatural. He made 6'10 NBA guys look like children. If he is only 7'3 then no one in the league is really 7 foot. Yao had a clean 4" advantage on Shaq.
Duhon said on 10/Oct/14
Here next to Shaq I would say Yao Ming is a STRONG 7'6" Click Here
Vegas said on 28/Sep/14
mathew, the official nba documentation has ming down as measuring 7'5 without shoes (7'6 1/4 with shoes) at age 21 Click Here
Arch Stanton said on 28/Sep/14
The height difference in that photo with the 4'11" woman is insane yeah, but in no way does he looks freakish. That little woman looks super cute BTW. His proportions look totally normal, in fact if you shrunk him down proportionally he could quite reasonably be 6'1 or 6'2! He's clearly not under 7 ft 5.
vinny said on 27/Sep/14
LOL at a 7'3" Ming. It's SO obvious seeing him compared to anybody else in every picture he's taken in every setting he's been in,to make clear 7'3" is way too short. 7'5" and some change is where I see him. He holds 4-6 inches on a 6'11"-7" Shaq.
Chris said on 6/Sep/14
He measured 7'5 and 3/4 at the combine barefooted. So he's officially 7'6 as you round it up.
Chris said on 6/Sep/14
He's not 7'3!? Have a look at pictures of him with Shaw. He makes him look like a child! He's easily 7'5 or 7'6
Pedro said on 28/Aug/14
Here he is next to a 4'11" woman lol: Click Here
Mathew said on 4/Jul/14
KROC says on 25/Mar/14
Having seen Yao in person I really wouldn't give him anything of 7'5. Shaq in reality isn't anything over 7ft. Ralph Sampson is someone else I've seen in person. I wouldn't give him anything over 7ft either.

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Sampson is about 7-1. That's what Mark Eaton thought, he's 7'3.75" so I think he can gauge heights of 7 footers better than the rest of us. Shaq's pre-draft barefoot measurement is listed as 7'0" now on draft express, and I think he's definitely a legit 7 feet and not less. Yao is definitely at least 7'4", he was reportedly measured that in 2002 as it said in the Yao Ming: The Road To The NBA book. Whether he grew another inch is up for debate, he was 22 years old. Bradley, is listed at 7'5.5" barefoot on draftexpress, was always taller than Yao though. So at most Yao is 7'5" and at least 7'4".
pjk said on 20/Apr/14
He has to be 7'5". He is absolutely massive and considerably taller than Shaquille O'Neal and other very tall players in photos together. He is a well proportioned man for his height, especially his head. Most dudes heads look too small when they are really tall, but not so much at all with Yao.

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KROC said on 25/Mar/14
Having seen Yao in person I really wouldn't give him anything of 7'5. Shaq in reality isn't anything over 7ft. Ralph Sampson is someone else I've seen in person. I wouldn't give him anything over 7ft either.
Leo said on 23/Mar/14
I agree with Joe. He always looks legit 5 inches taller than Shaq or Ralph Sampson and he's already 7'5" when he entered the league and has grown to 7'5.75" in the NBA.
Joe said on 18/Mar/14
Yao with 6'7.75'' measured Paul George: Click Here

I'm really beginning to believe that Yao is taller than 7'5''.
Joe said on 15/Mar/14
Is there a chance that Yao is actually 7'6'' barefoot? Or even taller? Here he is next to measured 6'5.5'' JJ Watt. I see more than just 12 inches, and Yao would be even taller if he stood straight.

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2.02 m 98 kg said on 27/Feb/14
Yao Ming 2.27
Shawn Bradley 2.29
Manute Bol 2.31
2.12 m 114 kg said on 20/Feb/14
Yao Ming say that
2.12 m 114 kg said on 20/Feb/14
Yao Ming is 2.27 Shawn Bradley 2.29
pjk said on 16/Oct/13
I just can't believe Yao is 'only' 7'3" but here is the source article :

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However, this entry contradicts it :

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I tend to believe the later one, which states he was measured without shoes at 7ft 5.5", having grown half an inch on a previous measurement.

Like Vegas said, everyone else would have to be severely downgraded if 7'3" was true. He might just be a really modest guy and is down playing his immense height, who knows.
Pedro said on 11/Oct/13
I think that someone this tall deserves a picture here.
Bard said on 29/Aug/13
Ralph Sampson was never taller than Kareem Abdul Jabaar. His 7'4 listing is bogus. He most likely was 7'2 at his peak and is now around 7'1, possibly less. Hence why Yao is around 4 inches taller.
Joe said on 30/Jul/13
I think this picture shows you how unreliable NBA heights are. Yao is towering the supposed 7'4'' Ralph Sampson. Also, next to 6'10'' Hakeem Olajuwon, Dwight Howard looks no more than the 6'9'' barefoot he was measured at when he was 18.

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Balrog said on 19/Jun/13
Rob, at this height, how much you think Yao can drop in a day? 3in?
wiltonstilts said on 15/Apr/13
Cmon man, 7'6
Mathew said on 8/Feb/12
Rob, I think this is an interesting find: Click Here
[Editor Rob: it depends if that was him finished anymore growth at 7ft 4? ]
Mathew said on 7/Feb/12
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ANDREA[ITA] said on 15/Jan/12
My closet measure exactly 227 and tried to stand next to it! I felt like a midget ahahha
Bard said on 4/Jan/12
Min. 7'4, Max. 7'5. Not that it matters, his shoulders would still be about 5 inches above the top of my head (strong 5'11).
Ras said on 17/Nov/11
They're not gonna bring someone like Yao Ming, Sun Ming Ming, Gheorghe Muresan or Shawn Bradley to the WWE as guests cause they would tower over the whole roster! (even Big show or Khali). So they'll just use shorter guys like Shaq, someone Big Show can look eye to eye with.
Larc 6 ft 1.75 in said on 30/Oct/11
Rob, since he's an huge 7'5, do you think that he loses much more height than average during the day?

Like 2.5-3inches? If yes then he stands almost 7'8 in the morning.
[Editor Rob: I think 2 or max 2.5 is possible loss, but have any of these players had measurements like this to discover the total loss?]
#1YaoMingFan said on 19/Oct/11
There is no way Yao Ming is 7'3''. Dikembe Mutombo is 7'2'' and his pre-draft measurement was 7'1.25''. In this picture Yao Ming looks 4.5 inches taller than Dikembe Mutombo.
The Back to back pictures with 7'5 1/2" Shawn Bradley are irrelevant because those are from his rookie season which was before Yao's 7'5 3/4" measurement. Those pictures which show Bradley taller have nothing to do with the claim that he grew a year or 2 later.

Here Yao looks atleast 4 1/2" inches taller than Dikembe Mutombo in 3 pictures with similar posture, a great angle to tell and 2 of the 3 pictures are full body shots.





























Yao also has a solid 4-5 inches on 7'1" Shaq and 5-6 inches on 6'11.75" Kevin Garnett. Yao's height is quite simple, he was 7'5" in 2002 and grew to 7'5 3/4" sometime before September 2004. I don't know if he was actually measured 7'4" in May of 2002 or if that measurement was a mistake but he was officially measured 7'5" by the NBA not long after that. Yao looks 7'6" now and has for the last 4 years so the 7'5.75" measurement from 2004 is probably correct.
Sean said on 28/Sep/11
@Rob how many cm's can he drop from morning to evening?
[Editor Rob: 6cm is possible]
Vegas said on 20/Sep/11
lan jiao says on 6/Sep/11
yao is only 7ft4.
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LAN Jiao said on 19/Sep/11
at age18 to age 20 yao was listed at 7ft3 flat(220cm) in china, its a hard chance to grow taller than 7ft4 at that age range. i believe 222-223cm barefoot would be real possible.
Shaun said on 10/Sep/11
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Barely an inch between him and Bradley.
Shaun said on 10/Sep/11
The doctors predicted he would reach 7'3" by examining his bones at the age of 10 or something. NOT as "short" as 7'3" though, I reckon he'd measure 7'4.75" barefoot.
lan jiao said on 6/Sep/11
yao is only 7ft4. 7ft5-6 nuts. 7ft8 Igor Vovkovinskiy will easily tower yao.
george555 said on 25/Aug/11
he looks exactly 7'6 in shoes, i'd say 7'4 w/o shoes
Vegas said on 18/Aug/11
shaun he measured 7'5 barefoot and 7'6.5 in sneakers not 7'4.75 or 3'3 or 10'7 or any other number, the nba released all details of players measured height with shoes and barefoot, their standing reach etc, the pdf was available to view online up to a few weeks ago and it was from the nba direct, there is no need to guess this stuff basketball players are measured barefoot and in shoes, dwayne wade e.g measures 6'3.75 barefoot and 6'5 in sneakers, you assume that all players are listed in their footwear height, not true, if that was the case surely chris bosh listed at 6'10 is only 6'8 something in reality?? then conan o brien is no more than 6'2 and that drops dolph lundgren down to 6'1, shawn bradley would be 7'4 range too because he was listed 7'6, bradley was measured 7'5.75 barefoot
Shaun said on 16/Aug/11
Why did they list him at 7-6 then? He cocked an eyebrow in a "you tell me" kind of way."

Because they measure baskebtall players in basketball sneakers which are known to give about 1.25" inches. It is possible he measures 7'4.5" barefoot and 7'5.75" in sneakers so gets listed at 7'6". I really don't think basketball heights are inflated. They are just not barefoot measurements and are often rounded up that's all. You want height inflation check out WWF.
Shaun said on 16/Aug/11
7'4.75"
#1Yao Ming Fan said on 27/Jul/11
There is no way Yao Ming is 7'3''. Dikembe Mutombo is 7'2'' and his pre-draft measurement was 7'1.25''. In this picture Yao Ming looks 4.5 inches taller than Dikembe Mutombo.Click Here
Vegas said on 21/Jul/11
Shaun says on 21/Jul/11
Only 7'5"? LOL. I assume 7'6" was in basketball sneakers and is 7'4.75" barefoot based on Michael Jordan being 6'6" and 6'4.75" barefoot.
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thats one guy and we dont have jordans legit stats, dwayne wade is listed 6'4 but measured 6'3.75 barefoot, lebron listed 6'8 and measured 6'7.25, of course chris bosh listed 6'10 and measured 6'10.25

yao was measured 7'5 barefoot and 7'6.5 in sneakers back at the 2002 draft, those figures were directly from the nba but the pdf is no longer available online
Shaun said on 21/Jul/11
Only 7'5"? LOL. I assume 7'6" was in basketball sneakers and is 7'4.75" barefoot based on Michael Jordan being 6'6" and 6'4.75" barefoot. Could you imagine being this tall, its insane.
Hong Kong guy said on 14/Jul/11
I don't know if anyone has mentioned this before but Yao is actually his last name, so I was a bit surprised to find his entry here under M. The order of first and last name of most Asians are swapped.
Vegas said on 11/Jul/11
he was measured 7'5 barefoot, if yao is 7'3 then the entire nba past and present needs to be downgraded massively
Ozzy said on 10/Jul/11
Henry Abbot of ESPN writes:
When, at long last, he reached his hotel room, I was granted an interview with Yao and his then-ever-present translator, Colin Pine.

Maybe I was there an hour or two, but however long it was, it was long enough to "cut the crap."

Five minutes would have been long enough, in fact.

The whole massive entity of Yao was infused with sincerity, humility, fun and warmth of spirit -- the things I guess most people imagine they would find in the celebrities.

He rattled off all kinds of truths, for instance that he wasn't anything like his listed 7-foot-6. Without shoes, he said, he was 7-3. Photos would show Shawn Bradley -- listed at the same height -- was taller.

Why did they list him at 7-6 then? He cocked an eyebrow in a "you tell me" kind of way.
hi said on 9/Jul/11
Yao has said himself he is actually 7ft3 and doesn't understand why he gets listed 7ft6. Shawn Bradley was right.
Said Henry Abbott:
"He rattled off all kinds of truths, for instance that he wasn't anything like his listed 7-foot-6. Without shoes, he said, he was 7-3. Photos would show Shawn Bradley -- listed at the same height -- was taller.

Why did they list him at 7-6 then? He cocked an eyebrow in a "you tell me" kind of way."
Cranberries (17m, 193.75-191.25) said on 24/Jun/11
Yao Ming has, by far, the largest head in the NBA. His proportions are wonderful though; he's like a 6'0" Chinese guy under a microscope.
Vegas said on 21/Apr/11
not to nickpick but bradleys official measurement is 7'5.75
Mathew said on 19/Apr/11
The official measurements are said to be Mutumbo 7'1.25", Yao 7'5", Bradley 7'5.5", Shaq 7'1". No reason to think Yao grew taller than Bradley, who actually looks more than half an inch taller than Yao.
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#1Yao Ming Fan said on 24/Mar/11
I found a picture of Yao Ming and Hasheem Thabeet (although not beside each other)and Yao looked 3 inches taller and Hasheem is 7'3'' so that makes Yao 7'6''. To see the picture go to:Click Here
SolidSnake said on 2/Mar/11
And Yao Ming is 4 inches taller than the 7'2 Mutombo
SolidSnake said on 2/Mar/11
Bradley is 1 inch taller than Yao not 2
Anonymous said on 18/Jan/11
He definitely has a large head. It is a curse in Chinese ppl, especially men. I am chinese, 5'10 but my head is disproportionately large, larger than some men over 6'3 :(
Vegas said on 13/Jan/11
his wingspan is basically 7'5, not that that really matters anyway, his standing reach barefoot is 9ft 7 inches
Clay said on 13/Jan/11
7'5-7'5.5.
anonymous said on 26/Dec/10
7'4 3/4 sounds right for yao. Not as tall as 7'5 1/2 shawn bradley.
Vegas said on 27/Nov/10
yeah mandilo they fake measured him, but you know best :D Click Here

2 inches?? Click Here

7'3 for yao is insane, if he is 7'3 then what height 7'2 listed Dikembe Mutombo Click Here
d wade said on 9/Nov/10
no shawn bradley wasnt taller by 2 inches it was more like 0,5 or 1 inch.
Anonymous said on 12/Oct/07
7'5" is accurate for Yao.

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Yao is 4 inches taller than 7'1" Shaq and 6 inches taller than 6'11.25" Kevin Garnett
nick said on 1/Oct/07
funny how yao ming isnt even the tallest ming in the world, i would love to see a picture withyao ming and sun ming ming meeting, it would be fairly close,like a 6'0 guy against a 6'3 guy
nick said on 1/Oct/07
BTW, with the picture with bradly and yao ming, its an illusion, cover the body with your hand and look at the heads, yao is actually taller than bradly lol
nickj said on 1/Oct/07
Did you know that yao ming is as tall as bradly? Well there is a simple reason why people and even himself believes that he is taller, his head is smaller. If you look closely bradlys eyes nose and mouth are that of about 1 centimeter or even half inch highter than yaos. Everyone then asumes that he is that much taller, even himself , but with yaos head being bigger, the top of his head reaches the same height as bradleys. This is much like the rock and brock lesnar picture. Go to goole.com and type in summerslam rock vs brock and you will see 6'2 brock against a 6'3 rock, from the distance brock looks taller and he even may think so as well, but his head is shorter thus making him 1 inch shorter.
6'0 guy said on 27/Sep/07
Nah, Yao looks 7'5-7'6 everywhere. No way is he 7'3 or 7'4.
By stander said on 26/Sep/07
I think it is true.
To see Yao's wing span is listed at 7' 3" or 7' 4".
I am Asian. And I spread my wings that I see it is 174cm that equals to my height, so I think Yao is at about 7' 3" to 7' 4".
And I found some statistics showed the height of Bradley is 7' 5", so I think he is really 2 inches taller than Yao.
asdasd said on 18/Sep/07
it's funny... how bradley thinks to have 2 inchs on yao? it's max 1cm of difference, although i think they are equals in the top of the head.
5'11.75 guy said on 8/Sep/07
If Yao is 7'5 then Olajuwon is 6'9.
Sexxy Beast said on 8/Sep/07
You're right on about Yao being 7-5. He looked about an inch shorter than Bradley when they stood next to each other.
N said on 23/Aug/07
I saw Yao Ming 2 weeks ago when I was in Frankfurt (vacation) He was in the same restaurant as me and when he was finished with his meal??(He was dining in some private room of course lmao) he by-passed me like I was nothing at all LOL. I didn't really notice him at all, but all the ppl there were calling his name outloud. And he was only 0,5 meters away from me.. gosh I wanted to take a picture but no one could catch up cuz he was taking MEGA steps, and like 1 min later I was like: DAMN.. he looks shorter irl, but still very tall.
Hassaan Aasim said on 5/Aug/07
yao ming is a huge giant he is the tallest man i had ever seen in my career when he sits he looks as if he is standing he is not normal person i thought that 6'6" is too much for a man but the most perfect height ranges between 5'10"- 6'3" i m saying this cuz my height is too short for you that is 5'9"
Alex said on 22/Jul/07
Arjun, yea its a good picture. I think some saw up to 4 inches is because the size of the picture but if you blow it up more you can see its 3 inches with the lean. Nobody questioned the footwear though but I had on sneakers giving me 1 inch of height and he had on dress shoes that give what about 1-1.25 inches of height. Honestly going there I thought he was going to be 5'11 but once he stood up I right away was like nope he's just 5'10 because I can tell the difference up close between 1 and 2 inches shorter than me. And I was probably closer to 6'0 by that time of the day. 6'0 1/4 most likely but still no way is Angle as short as 5'8.5-5'9. He could be like 5'9.75 at the shortest though.
Arjun said on 21/Jul/07
Alex, that picture of you and Angle is one of my favourites ;) I wondered how some would think of it as evidence that Angle is only 5'8.5" or 5'9". He definitely looks 5'10" if he straightens up. I calculated that even with his slight lean, he looks 5'9.5" ( you have only 3 inches on him ), as your head is 9.5 inches tops as you have measured it to be. I was amazed that Danimal saw 4 inches between you and Angle, but only 2 inches max between Hogan and Sid in that pic of them two posted recently, when in truth, the differences are almost the same, maybe 1/2" max more between you and Angle than between Hogan and Sid.
wfs said on 21/Jul/07
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Alex said on 20/Jul/07
Arjun, yea some people have long foreheads. Look at the picture with me and Kurt Angle as we're 2-2.5 inches apart and my eye level is less than his by a bit making my eyes higher than his making the height difference seem 3-3.5 inches counting the slight lean.
Arjun said on 12/Jul/07
Most of Yao's head length comes from the eyes up, as opposed to guys like Andre.
He looks close enough to 10 inches taller than Rudy to me ( Rudy seems to come a fraction below his bottom lip), but the angle is'nt too good.
Alex said on 4/Jul/07
Nice picture 5'11.5 guy. Yao looks 7'5 at least there and maybe 7'6.
5'11.5 guy said on 2/Jul/07
Yao with 6'8 Rudy T.
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Massimo said on 2/Jul/07
I think that Kobe Bryant is 1.93. He is slightly slightly taller than Dwane Wade and Wade is 1.92. LeBron James looks about 3 cm taller than Kobe in that picture. I thought he was about 6'7" 1/2! I think Yao is at least 7'4", probably 7'5", but not quite as tall as Bradley and Muresan.
Vegas said on 30/Jun/07
can someone repost that boozer/yao pic please.

Arjun i agree there is no way yao is less than 7'5. he is in between 7'5 and 7'6 somewhere. Shawn Bradley is a measured 7'5.5" so i think we can also assume yao is within 1cm of that figure.
Arjun said on 30/Jun/07
Yao is closer to 7'7" if he really had a full head on Boozer , a head for Yao is more than just 9 - 9.5 inches, more like 11.5 inches. More likely Boozer was till his mouth level, and such a big difference can easily be mistaken for 1 - 2 inches more than it actually is.
I agree Gonzalo, Yao is'nt less than 7'5".
Derek said on 29/Jun/07
Carlos Boozer is a measured 6'7 3/4", so pretty much 6'8". My dad met Ewing and he said he was 6'10".
Viper said on 29/Jun/07
His fiance is an attractive woman for how tall she is.
Vegas said on 29/Jun/07
patrick ewing again looks 6'11 next to 7'1 Mutombo in the last link posted there by solidsnake (cool name, i love that game)
Gonzalo said on 29/Jun/07
Boozer is listed 6`9 although someone sent a link in which it was said that he was around 6`8 barefoot. When I saw him next Yao I was shocked. He looked like a midget.
Terrific player Boozer. And Yao of course
Viper said on 28/Jun/07
Boozer is around 6-8. Looked 6-9 to me in person though.
Gonzalo said on 28/Jun/07
He is huge. He was a head taller than Carlos Boozer, who must be around 2`01- 2`02. He isn`t under 7´5, barefoot
Viper said on 26/Jun/07
Muresan's girl was 6-4.
solidsnake said on 26/Jun/07
The man's getting married. His wife is reportedly 1.9metres tall (nearly 6'3")

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Arjun said on 25/Jun/07
LeBron does'nt even look 1.5 inches taller than Kobe actually - I looked at the pic again, realistically it's more like just 1 inch, 1.25 absolute max. But LeBron has some major flat shoes going on there, Kobe is closer but only very slightly closer to the camera. Some pics can be very deceiving.
Arjun said on 25/Jun/07
Kobe is closer to the camera with Lebron, and the shoes Lebron are wearing may have less sole. Kobe is not 6'6" - that I'm sure of. He's 6'5" tops. I have never seen a pic where he looks more than say a couple cm taller than Wade.
Duhon said on 25/Jun/07
But you claim he looks 6'4.5 next to wade? i sort of split the difference in the pics and imo kobe could be anywhere from 6'5" to 6'5.5".
Arjun said on 24/Jun/07
He looks closer to 6'6" with Lebron to me, Alex. I see only 1.25 - 1.5 inches between them.
Alex said on 23/Jun/07
Kobe looks 6'5-6'5.5 with Lebron.
Jason said on 23/Jun/07
There's over a billion people in China. It's only expected there's going to be a few mega tall guys, even when the average is short.
smlldkchins said on 23/Jun/07
trust me it really have to do with the china goverment....there are many china athete were caught using drug...now i wonder what are the china goverment are injecting their athete with ???it is freaking hard to believe when there are majority of the small chinese in china and suddenly popped up this 7'4 guy out of nowhere
chingchong said on 22/Jun/07
i feel like hard to believe only this guy are the tallest among the chinese compare to the rest of chinese which are really short.i guess it may have something to do with the chinese government
Arjun said on 21/Jun/07
That "Real NBA height" site claims that Kobe and Wade are almost exactly the same height, Kobe only fractionally taller. 6'3 3/4" for Wade and 6'4" for Kobe is what they say, anyhow Kobe sure does'nt look too much taller than Wade. 6'4.5" ish is my estimate for him. Which knocks Shaq down to 7'0" tops .....
wolverinejoe80 said on 21/Jun/07
bradley has no more than 1/2 inch on yao in that pics. it seems that yao has a slightly wider stance and bradley is slightly lifting his head while yao isn't. bradley's head looks longer than yao's which is bogus. yao has a bigger head but because bradley isn't looking straight his head looks longer. also i saw them play many times and yao appeared to be taller in many occasion. even announcers admitted that yao looks taller than shawn multiple times. so if yao is 7ft 5, then bradley got to be no more than 7ft 5 1/2.
wolverinejoe80 said on 21/Jun/07
those pictures basically proves that no pictures are 100% accurate. kobe seems like he is about 6ft 5. he looked taller than rip when i saw him.
Arjun said on 21/Jun/07
Kobe looks only 1/4" or so taller than Wade in your pic of them two Duhon, around 6'4" there compared to Wade's 6'3.75". However, he looks very close to 6'6" with 6'7.25" Lebron - there is 1.5 inches tops between them.
Arjun said on 21/Jun/07
Duhon, I think Kobe is around 6'4.5" barefoot.
Viper said on 20/Jun/07
Kobe looks 6-4 with Wade.
Duhon said on 20/Jun/07
Here are some comparisons of kobe with 6'3".75 dwyane wade and 6'7".25 lebron james,

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What do you garner from these? he looks around 6'5" I would say.
Brah said on 17/Jun/07
Kobe is listed 6'6" by the NBA which is usually sneaker height. Anything between 6'4-6'5" sounds right to me, Arjun.
asdasd said on 17/Jun/07
1 inch is too much among bradley and yao. imho bradley 229 yao 228 in cm clearly.
Arjun said on 17/Jun/07
Brah, McGrady looks SHORT next to Yao in the pic on that site. There is more than 10.5 inches difference between them, I calculated in Photo editor that McGrady is only 6'6.5" in shoes if Yao is 7'6" in shoes. There is nearly a whole foot between them, and Yao could stand a little straighter.Also Yao's hair is'nt as big as it looks, he's got a big cranium under that hair. However, is the ground on which they are standing level?
Arjun said on 17/Jun/07
Yao is max an inch shorter than Bradley even after discounting Yao's bigger hair. 7'4" is a little too low for Yao. He's not under 7'5".
Arjun said on 17/Jun/07
Brah, the very first page of that "Real NBA heights" site has Kobe at 6'4". I think he is max 6'5", most likely 6'4" and change, but only 6'4"? Seems a little too low, but I would'nt rule it out completely. What do you think?
Arjun said on 17/Jun/07
Steve, the photo you posted is'nt the best to judge small height differences .... it's taken from way below them (obviously the photographer is a lot shorter than them two), and Yao is just a tad closer to the camera.
Brah said on 16/Jun/07
Hmm the links on my last post aren't going to the pictures I wanted. Well, if you cycle through the pics you will see pics of Yao looking at least 7'5" with other players. Yao has a humongous head...
Brah said on 16/Jun/07
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Brah said on 15/Jun/07
Compare their heads. Bradley has smaller forehead (and a smaller head overall) than Yao. His eyes are higher up than Yao's as a result. Because Yao is not "eye to eye" with him, he thinks he is taller. The tops of their heads on the other hand show they are about the same height.
Johnny said on 15/Jun/07
Alex says on 24/May/07
People still say I have big feet but it was funny when I was 5'11 with a size 14 sneaker as it didn't fit my height.
:O i'm 5'11 and i wear a U.S 8! (41 in Europe) lol
(in last comment i wrote 8.5 but it's really 8! (41 in Europe)
Vegas said on 15/Jun/07
to me the look the exact same height in that photo (eyes, hair etc). i honestly dont know what bradley was smoking when he thought he was 2-3" taller than Ming but it just goes to show

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