How tall is Shaquille O'Neal

Shaquille O'Neal's Height

7ft 0.25in (214 cm)

American basketball player. He has stated 7ft 1 as his height. He was measured just under the mark, although DraftExpress noted that he was supposed to have been measured 7ft without shoes in 1992 and it is possible he was near 7ft 1 in shoes. One journalist noted that "At the [draft] camp in Chicago, a lot of guys were measured smaller than they were supposed to be. Shaquille came in at just over 7 feet and 303 pounds"


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Average Guess (181 Votes)
7ft 0.98in (215.9cm)
Spencer said on 26/Jul/17
7'1"
Will Smith said on 25/Jul/17
As DDK28 mentioned, the 7'6 dude looks to be only 2 in. taller than Shaq. I think Shaq is 7'2 and a little bit above 7'1 w/o shoes.
DDK28 said on 23/Jul/17
Click Here The man in this picture with Shaq is listed at 7 foot 6 but he looks more like 7 foot 4 to me! What do you think?
even said on 20/Jul/17
a legitimate 7 international feet ( 2,133.6 mm ) tall , he also weighs 325 pounds .
Canson said on 17/Jul/17
Carmelo and Amare both look roughly their predrafts in the pic Melo actually is in person no less than maybe 1/8 below or could be near the full 1/4"

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Canson said on 17/Jul/17
@Rising Force:

For Tim Duncan he's no more than a 6'10" guy. Look at his pics with Dirk (who is taller). Also look at this pic. Amare Stoudemire measured 6'8.75 I believe and next to Odom who is around 6'9" looks it. Look 1-1.5" shorter than Duncan. As for Shaq and Kareem I still say it's 2" and if it's less Kareem likely has lost height he claimed I think 7'1 7/8 assuming that's a low (taller guys vary a lot). But I'd say his previous claim 7'1 5/8 is the worst case.

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I can see Shaq as a 7'1" or near 7'1 out of bed and dip below 7'0 at night. As for Barkley and AI AI next to Melo is hardly close to 6'0" tall that's about 8" worst 7.5. Between them. Melo is his draft height for the sake of argument worst he falls to maybe 6'6 1/8. Kobe looks around 6" taller than AI does
185cmAriel said on 17/Jul/17
I saw a picture of him next to Robert Wadlow with a height chart and he was measured at about 7'1 with shoes so 7-7'0.5 barefoot is about right
Canson said on 13/Jul/17
@Rising Force: if I can remember Stern told shaq he looked like 6'11. Now I agree he isn't a flat 6'11 but he's Admiral's height 6'11.5-7. They look almost identical in height he's just not as thick as shaq
RisingForce said on 13/Jul/17
@Canson: I was just pointing out my disagreement on Iverson to show that it's not the best example to me. Of course, for you believing Iverson is shorter than I do, it would be a compelling reason to doubt pre-draft measurements, but it's not one I have a difficult time believing. Barkley I'm still pretty convinced on. On topic, I haven't seen a 2" difference. On the full '92 pic from the card, it looks like 1" to me. We don't have a lot of good height comparisons of the two, though, but I do remember the '04 finals and the difference didn't seem large to me. The shortest I'd ever argue Shaq at is 7'0" and I do believe Kareem was 7'2", so it's possible, but then I think Shaq could at least be 7'0.25"-7'0.5", so it'd be more 4 cm difference. Shaq has always been taller than Robinson, but not much taller. You can see when you compare each to Duncan, though that Shaq is taller. Also, think back to both facing Hakeem. The height difference between Shaq and Hakeem was more apparent. Shaq could look at least 3" taller at times, though I think the difference is probably less than that.
Canson said on 13/Jul/17
@Rising Force: I believe Larry brown on AI because I know people around 6'0" tall who have met AI and they said he's shorter than them. I mean it is widely known on the internet also that say they met AI (they're around 5'9/ 5'10/5'11 too) and he's no taller than them. My AAU coach was a scout and still works closely with the league now. He has met almost everyone under the sun and I've seen a couple pics (not many that he has with some guys). But he is 6'2" himself and he's a "good" few inches taller than AI. Said himself AI is the same size as our point guard that was on my AAU team and he's 5'10/5'11 like Larry Brown did. And under 5'11" vs being 5'11 flat really isn't that easy to tell because you don't know the validity of the other measurements you compare him with. AI at 5'11 implies to me he wakes up 5'11.125-375 and goes to bed 5'10.375-.625. That's all.

When you hear them what you perceived as hyperbole it's really not. They don't downgrade Barkley or AI those are there barefoot heights where as they don't necessarily inflate KD the 6'11 or 6'10.75 like he mentioned is his shoe height so they use that to keep in line with the rest of the league. If you put KD next to Barkley he's 4 to 5 taller than him.

As for Shaq I agree with Harry Sachs. Kareem is always 2" taller than him in pics. He and Robinson are similar in height.

As for predrafts you have to remember the disclaimer that these numbers are coming from reporters. I guarantee some are accurate at the time of day they measured. Others I can gueanatee are not. Like John Wall 6'2.75???? Not only did S.J.H meet him and say he's about an inch or so shorter than listed two friends of mine did one 6'3 that has seen him more than once as he's a season ticket holder and said clear as day that he's taller by 1-1.5". Same person met Beal and said he actually is at least his listed 6'3.25. Said he had the impression Beal was slightly taller maybe a cm or half inch. Beal is said to have grown tho. But A 6'3 guy and a 6'2.75 guy would be no difference in height where you can see. Then a 6'0" guy met him and said Wall was "at most" 2" taller maybe 1.5.
@HeightcrazyRed6ft said on 13/Jul/17
7´0.25" is pretty close, just thinking about more realistic wrestler heights like

Swagger 6´4.25" really hope more come out with real numbers
Big Show 6´10.25"
Taker 6´6.25"
RisingForce said on 12/Jul/17
Canson, we basically agree on Pau, but I honestly see Marc under 7', but close enough to 7'1" in shoes - probably 7'0.75" with sneakers. I'm convinced Shaq was joking on the Stern show as he said simply 6'11" and was talking about the significance of the 7' mark. As for pre-draft, I do agree there's a few suspect measurements, but as you know, I disagree about Iverson being under 5'11". I tend to agree about 6'11.5"-7'0" being a good guess for Robinson, though. Of course, like everyone else legitimately around 7 feet, people use to say he was 7'2" early in his career!

harrysachs, Kareem is much closer to the camera there and Shaq is leaning. Shaq's head is not that small compared to Kareem. If anything, Kareem's head could look fairly small for his height so that's the distortion from being closer to the camera. This is a better, full pic without the camera advantage: Click Here Kareem is taller, but looks more like an inch rather than 2"+. There wasn't a big difference between the 2 at the 2004 finals between the Lakers and Pistons either.
even said on 12/Jul/17
a legitimate 7 feet ( 213.36 cm ) tall man
Timur9717 said on 11/Jul/17
I think he is 6'11.5 now.
Canson said on 9/Jul/17
@Christian: the 6'11.5 is still possible too. Depending on who he's next to he can look that or look maybe a full 7'0" or so. The 7'0" at the olympics could also be rounded up. Jordan is listed 6'5" there. I see Robinson easily clearing 7'0" out of bed tho maybe 7'0.5-7'1. He looked near height with Shaq and remember Shaq saying he's 6'11 range with Stern
harrysachs said on 8/Jul/17
Click Here If Kareem is 7'2 then Shaq may be less than 7'0
Christian-196.5cm (6ft5 3/8) said on 8/Jul/17
6'11.75" is arguable for Robinson.
Taengooofan said on 7/Jul/17
6'11
Canson said on 7/Jul/17
@Duhon: I agree. it's hard to tell for Robinson sometimes. At times he can appear 7'0" or slightly over at times he can appear like Christian said.
Canson said on 7/Jul/17
@Rising Force: Collins is not 6'10.25. He's admitted to being shorter than that himself. Don't know if as low as 6'8 flat but probably under 6'9. You have to think if RJ said Vince is 6'4 1/2 (6'5 on a good day) that he isn't 6'7" barefoot himself. As for Marc gasol and Pau I agree some pics but then you posted some where Marc is identical with him one in particular. So it's inconclusive honestly

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Canson said on 7/Jul/17
@Rising Force: yes some are within an hour but some in the afternoon that look totally accurate though. but still some where a shoe measurement is put In the barefoot column. It still has Allen Iverson listed at 6'0" barefoot when he is under 5'11". I think you can use but take with a grain of salt. I mean Adam Silver is well known to be 6'3" and looks it with most people. Silver tho with Deangelo Russell is taller yet Russell got a 6'3.25. but hair probably inflated too because it looks like a big diff. But that's why we are here is to debate. If we all used them we'd not only be wrong but there's no debate. I have to disagree. RJ is not as tall as Lebron that is not the only pic of them but he also Is on the court. Then with the Gasols I don't think pau is taller honestly. I agree Pau is 7' but Mark looks the same imho or taller
Duhon said on 6/Jul/17
David Robinson in the 1988 Olympics was measured at 7' flat, despite being listed at 7'1" in college. So I don't see him any lower than 7'.
RisingForce said on 6/Jul/17
Canson, we do know some measurements are early, perhaps within an hour of waking, but I still think it's just about the best reference point. I agree if they look off, then there's a good chance they are, but sometimes it's me or you who were off so it's always worth considering. Honestly, I don't think you can conclude much from that photo of RJ and Lebron. I believe RJ at 6'7.25" is possible looking at his many pics with 6'7.75" Luke Walton: Click Here Click Here Click Here But these aren't perfect pics either so I'll have to look at him with 6'3" Kidd, 6'8.75" K-Mart and 6'10.25" Collins. As for the Gasol's, Marc is 6'11.5" tops while I can't believe Pau is anything less than a legit 7'. Not a big difference, especially on such huge men: Click Here Click Here Click Here Click Here Click Here Click Here Close enough that if the angle favored him, Marc could look at least as tall or slightly taller, but I'm convinced Pau is the taller brother. People erroneously thought Durant was 6'11" because of his face to face confrontation with Marc years ago and Marc didn't look much more than 2" taller, but that's because Marc is probably 6'11" range rather than 7'1", though he could be near 7'1" in shoes.
Christian-196.5cm (6ft5 3/8) said on 6/Jul/17
184guy said on 1/Jul/17
@Rob
Have you ever take a look on David Robinson ? I used to think that he was taller than Shaq and was a real 7'1 but seeing again he looks a little shorter . He probably is dead on 7'

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Shaq's 7ft even and Robinson's maybe a hair under. I wouldn't say he's anything below 6'11.5" though. My 6'2.5" friend met him once and took a pic with him and he looked 9-9.5" shorter.
Canson said on 5/Jul/17
@Rising Force: I don't think Pau is taller than Marc. Think it's other way around based on pics.

Lebron is taller than RJ. This may not be the best pic below but he always does look taller. My guesses would be maybe 6'7 and 6'6.25.

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As for the draft measurements I do look at them but make my conclusion based on how they look with others who i have a real idea of how tall they actually are. Some of the pre drafts are accurate like Keith Bogans or Caron Butler Carmelo but then you get John Wall at 6'2.75 or Zo at 6'9.5 (I admit I have not met Zo nor do I have anyone who can attest but he looks shorter than 6'9 with LJ). Wall however have had friends in DC that have met him as well as SJH all day 6'1.5/6'2
RisingForce said on 4/Jul/17
I'll give my estimates for the same players.

Mutombo: 7'1"-7'1.25"
Gasol: 7'0"-7'0.5" (Taller than his brother, despite being listed an inch shorter)
Duncan: 6'10.5"-6'11"
Ewing: 6'11"-6'11.5"
Dream: 6'10"-6'10.75"
Howard: 6'9"-6'9.5"
Thompson: I have to compare him more. 6'10" peak wouldn't surprise me, but 6'9" is possible too.
Mourning: 6'9-6'9.5"
Lebron: 6'7.25"
RJ: 6'7.25"
Dr. J: 6'5.5" (6'6" is possible too, but looks shorter with Moses)
Miller: 6'6"
Artest: 6'5.25"-6'5.5"
Drexler: 6'5.5"
Carter: 6'5.5"
RisingForce said on 4/Jul/17
Canson, I think you misinterpreted what I was saying about Dr. J. The source for 6'5.5" was Dr. J himself when he was talking about his late growth spurt, but I think I may remember him saying he wound up 6'6" in that interview. I can't say for sure because I haven't seen the interview in years, though. I had assumed 6'5.5" because it's the precise figure, but I want to see exactly what Doc said before being certain. But as for height claims, I view it much differently when the person is talking about themselves as opposed to estimating someone else. The person will be in a better position for their own height to the fraction than someone else's. I don't believe Barkley is 6'5.5" because he says so, but because that's about how tall I believe he looks. Obviously, I couldn't just base it on Barkley's claim because he's claimed 6'4.75", 6'5", 6'4" and I think 6'4.5" as well. I do agree Miller is slightly taller than Barkley, though. But as for the pic, you can never completely judge from just one pic, but I believe it's as good of a pic as you'll find. Full body shot, side by side. I believe Barkley can look closer to Miller's height than Artest does: Click Here As for Jalen, he looks virtually identical to Reggie's height in this video interview: Click Here

I didn't mean to imply that you were saying pre-draft measurements were rigged, but the way you were saying Carter may have gotten 6'5.5" because it was favorable made it sound like you might have been getting at that. My mistake if that's not what you meant. I do agree that they're not 100% reliable for the reasons I stated, but I would classify them as more reliable than someone else's estimate. Human error factors into both methods, but there's a larger margin for error with just a guess than an estimate, imo. I believe Carter could be 6'5" as well, but the 6'5.5" looks believable to me. It could be that they rounded up his shoe height when he played the 3 and then rounded up his w/o shoe height when he wasn't.

I can't see Mutombo anywhere near 3" taller than Ewing either.
Canson said on 4/Jul/17
My estimates

Mutombo: 7'1" (3" taller than Ewing minimum not 2")

Gasol: no reference to him being a legit 7'0 since he's listed that way on the roaster. but I'll give him that

Duncan 6'10"-6'10.25 (was listed 6'10 at wake)

Ewing 6'9/6'10

Dream 6'9-6'9.25

Howard 6'9-6'9.25

Thompson 6'9" tops barefoot (6'10 in shoes)

Mourning 6'8.5

Lebron 6'7

RJ 6'6

Dr J 6'5.5

Miller 6'5.5-.75

Artest 6'5.25-.5

Drexler 6'5

Carter 6'5
Canson said on 4/Jul/17
@Rising Force: Miller said about Artest "he's my height, around 6'5/6'6". That I see more than him a full 6'6". Maybe he's a hair taller than artest is but not significant the pic you used the angle isn't great and it's not to say you chose a bad pic the pic. it just makes Miller appear taller due to angle because other pics he and Artest appear the same or similar. I agree with you on Artest's height he said before he's 6'5 1/2. Looking at him with Kobe he's probably like 6'5.25. But look at Miller with Jalen Rose. Rose is taller than miller in almost every pic together when Rose is only 6'6"

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Canson said on 4/Jul/17
@Rising Force: Ewing doesn't have 2" on Mourning it's more like an inch or 1.5"
Canson said on 4/Jul/17
@Rising Force: but now you're saying where "Dr J mentioned his height". But RJ also mentioned that Carter is 6'4.5-6'5" before and people who have met Barkley described him one way but why is Dr J's word any different? before you've said that you don't take what people say about someone's height or even their own seriously when debating. When you've also said before in comparison with Barkley he's 6'5.5? You can't pick and choose who's word to believe just to make math work. I think It's more than likely carter isn't 6'5.5. Remember that most do not measure perfectly to a CM or fraction. So carter being 6'5 1/8-1/4 measurement earlier when in reality he's possibly under 6'5" later on in the day. Remember sprewell where you said he looked 6'4" in person which is what I believe. Though listed 6'4.5 could be same scenario.

However Rigged for pre drafts is a bad word for describing. I didn't say rigged. What I said was that they are "Third Person". I think the better word for this is Unreliable or not totally accurate. but what I was saying Is the disclaimer that I mentioned before that writers provides the info. As for RJ, he admitted 6'6" and for him to say Carter is 6'4.5-6'5 he's def not 6'7.25. Look at RJ next to Lebron when they supposedly have the same pre draft. Lebron has him by an inch.

@Joe: I am not seeing him that tall. He's not any taller than Noah Is in the pic if both stand straight and not any taller than bosh. He's shorter than dirk too
Canson said on 4/Jul/17
@Rising Force: but now you're saying where "Dr J mentioned his height". But RJ also mentioned that Carter is 6'4.5-6'5" before and people who have met Barkley described him one way but why is Dr J's word any different? before you've said that you don't take what people say about someone's height or even their own seriously when debating. When you've also said before in comparison with Barkley he's 6'5.5? You can't pick and choose who's word to believe just to make math work. I think It's more than likely carter isn't 6'5.5. Remember that most do not measure perfectly to a CM or fraction. So carter being 6'5 1/8-1/4 measurement earlier when in reality he's possibly under 6'5" later on in the day. Remember sprewell where you said he looked 6'4" in person which is what I believe. Though listed 6'4.5 could be same scenario.

However Rigged for pre drafts is a bad word for describing. I didn't say rigged. What I said was that they are "Third Person". I think the better word for this is Unreliable or not totally accurate. but what I was saying Is the disclaimer that I mentioned before that writers provides the info.

@Joe: I am not seeing him that tall. He's not any taller than Noah Is in the pic if both stand straight and not any taller than bosh. He's shorter than dirk too
Canson said on 4/Jul/17
@Rising Force: but now you're saying where "Dr J mentioned his height". But RJ also mentioned that Carter is 6'4.5-6'5" before and people who have met Barkley described him one way but why is Dr J's word any different? before you've said that you don't take what people say about someone's height or even their own seriously when debating. When you've also said before in comparison with Barkley he's 6'5.5? You can't pick and choose who's word to believe just to make math work. I think It's more than likely carter isn't 6'5.5. Remember that most do not measure perfectly to a CM or fraction. So carter being 6'5 1/8-1/4 measurement earlier when in reality he's possibly under 6'5" later on in the day. Remember sprewell where you said he looked 6'4" in person which is what I believe. Though listed 6'4.5 could be same scenario.

However Rigged for pre drafts is a bad word for describing. I didn't say rigged. What I said was that they are "Third Person". I think the better word for this is Unreliable or not totally accurate. but what I was saying Is the disclaimer that I mentioned before that writers provides the info.
joe### said on 3/Jul/17
Canson
Duncan is taller The case is that duncan has a very very bad posture, He definitely over 6'10 with kevin durant, but maybe 6´10.5 for he
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Canson said on 3/Jul/17
@Joe:I meant to say Bosh not KG KG is taller than Duncan but Bosh is his height
RisingForce said on 3/Jul/17
Canson, in general, while I don't consider pre-draft measurements absolute, I do think they're pretty accurate for the most part. What I don't believe - at least until evidence is presented - is that pre-draft measurements are intentionally rigged the same way roster listings can be. There are of course some inflated measurements due to being fairly early in the morning and naturally, always a chance for human error. Personally, I believe 6'5.5" for Carter until I see sufficient evidence he's shorter. 6'5" flat is possible as well, but I really can't see him lower. RJ is actually a 6'7.25" barefoot guy listed 6'7" and Carter slouches like his cousin. I don't see any 1998 shoe heights listed on DraftExpress. As for Dr. J, maybe he is taller, but maybe he grew to 6'6" after all. I'm not sure, I'll have to find the interview where he mentions his height again. As for Artest and Miller, well Reggie clearly looked taller to me: Click Here Artest is somewhere in the 6'5" range and I believe Reggie is 6'6" as I've said in the past.

As for Mourning with Ewing, well Ewing's height is obviously the center of the debate. It depends if I'm right or you're right, but I can see Ewing 2 inches taller than Mourning. But to Ewing's height, Mutombo is only 2 inches taller. Mourning looks at least 6'9" to me with 6'6.75" Haslem. Maybe he's no taller and the measurement was early, but then Ewing can look at least 2 inches taller. As for Thompson, I've not seen any evidence to doubt 6'10" for him yet. You're right that the difference isn't big, but Ewing is definitely taller.
Canson said on 3/Jul/17
@Joe: Duncan is the same as Lamarcus Aldridge. Some pics favor TD while others favor LA where others they're the same height. Duncan is also shorter than Dirk and KG but taller than Durant barely very barely. Sure he may be a strong 6'10" but don't see over that maybe 6'10.25. And can see 6'10" after a game. If he were really 6'10.75 I don't think they would've changed his listing to 6'11" from 7'0" since he would be just as tall as the other 7'0" listed players in the NBA where he's really only as tall as a 6'11" listed in some cases like KG or Aldridge or even Noah
joe### said on 3/Jul/17
Canson
Rising Force a comparison of shaq with Duncan without looking at shaq footwear clearly had the advantage of footwear look ducan with kevin ganett he is more than 6'10 flat
Canson said on 3/Jul/17
@RF: in the pic with Reagan, Ewing has a footwear advantage on Thompson. Ewing has thick sneaks on whereas Thompson is in a dress shoe (looks like a lower one too). I do know that dress shoes back in those days were not as high as they are today. That reduced the height advantage its likely less than an inch
Canson said on 3/Jul/17
@Rising Force: the thing to remember (having played at the collegiate level and having an idea of what prospects for the pros do), if a person is indefinite for a position they may get a slight boost carter could be that or it could've been where he was over full 6'5 but not near 5.5. When he was at UNC remember he played a lot of 3 as well so 6'5.5 makes him 6'7" in shoes on a roster. Or he may have only been 6'5.5 in shoes as well and may only be 6'4.5 barefoot like RJ said. I noticed for Vince he doesn't have an in shoes whereas the other 1998 draftees I believe some did. But based on how I see it Mourning admitting he's 6'8" looks maybe 6'8.5 with LJ and Bosh and Ewing as well as guys in Miami that he played with such as Haslem PJ Brown (he's 6'10ish himself and taller than Mourning by a good inch or so) and Jamal mashburn who is only 6'7"
Canson said on 3/Jul/17
@Joe: but have to remember Thompson is 70 some odd years old. Peak 6'9" is probable for Thompson barefoot 6'10 is what I give Ewing although he could be a weak 6'10 is what I could see too.

@Rising force: As for Carter max absolutely 6'5. He's not as tall as Dr j. Also Richard Jefferson in Vince's documentary said Vince is 6'4.5 (6'5 on a good day). Vince isn't taller than Kobe noticeably so maybe 1/4 that's it. Vince isn't as tall as artest or miller either. Ewing a solid 6'10 looks a stretch with Starks and Hakeem. I believe Olajuwon is 6'9-6'9.5 tops. He and Howard look the same. Robinson and shaq both are taller than Ewing. Robinson looks 6'11.5 with Duncan. As for mourning 6'9.5 is impossible for him. I see what you're saying about 1999 being the start of shoe measurements but they come from reporters as was stated in the article with mourning not to mention the disclaimer draft express has saying that they are simply printing what other writers have said and that they did not measure anyone. That's their disclaimer. Looking at Zo he for sure isn't more than 3" taller than LJ in any picture. LJ may have measured 6'5.5 earlier in the day or he could've been 6'5.25 and rounded up to .5. Notice back in 1991 they only did full inch and half inch increments.


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RisingForce said on 2/Jul/17
As far as I'm aware, shoe measurements didn't start at the camps until 1999. Larry Johnson was reportedly measured 6'5.5" w/o shoes at the camp, which does add up with about 6'5.25" at his low. I think the measurements are generally close. Some like Blake Griffin may be earlier, though. The lowest I can see for Mourning is 6'9"-6'9.25" range compared to Mutombo since there's 4" max difference, but I believe 6'9.5". He looked similar on the court to Howard. As for Dwight, Bosh is definitely taller, but I believe Howard likely grew to 6'9.5" seeing him with Kobe. And he looks taller than a flat 6'9" with legit 7 footer Pau Gasol: Click Here Bosh can look more than only 3" taller than 6'7.25" Lebron as well, imo. I'm not certain he grew past 6'10.25" by any stretch, but I don't rule it out. Incidentally, Bosh was also listed at his barefoot height in Toronto.

Ewing looks noticeably taller than Thompson here: Click Here Click Here Click Here Ewing looks at least tall, or slightly taller than Bosh does compared to Mourning: Click Here Admittedly, I do see near 2" so 6'9.5" looks doubtful there.

The lowest I can see for Ewing would be 6'10.5"-6'10.75", but I stand by 6'11". He's almost as tall as David Robinson in the Dream Team photo and an easy 4"+ taller than Magic. I still see 6'10" minimum for Olajuwon as well.

I believe Carter's 6'5.5" measurement. He looks the same as Drexler did with Hakeem - About 5 inches shorter. Carter can look taller than Kobe, who I believe is 6'5": Click Here Click Here Here's a full pic with Paul Pierce as well: Click Here He also wasn't that much shorter than his 6'7" cousin T-Mac, though McGrady definitely looked under 6'7" with Kobe at the '03 and '05 all-star games as there was not 2" between them.

At least we agree on some, Canson. Mostly Starks and we basically agree on LJ. I don't necessarily disagree on Bosh either and I think. I'm open to Howard not growing past 6'9" as well, but I believe there's as good a chance Howard grew to 6'9.5" as Durant.

Correct about Shaq being a bit taller than Robinson, 184 guy. You can see it in recent photos. Robinson was at 7'0" in the 1988 Olympics. I believe that's his barefoot height. There's a chance of 6'11.5", but legit 7' seems likely. Shaq is at least slightly taller than 7'0", imo. Of course, Robinson's back could have made him shrink a bit, but then so could Shaq's weight. But Shaq is slightly taller in the 90s photos I posted and definitely taller compared to Duncan than Robinson was. You can see it when Shaq and Duncan were awarded co-MVPs. I've said I believe Duncan is 6'11", but even a full 7'1" Shaq would make Duncan look 6'10".
joe### said on 2/Jul/17
carson
Ewing is taller thompson
Canson said on 2/Jul/17
@RF

Thompson and Ewing are the about same height

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Canson said on 2/Jul/17
@Rising Force: that's definitely 4" there, not 5". Clyde comes up to Dream's eyebrows. With no official measurement for Clyde id say he's more a solid 6'5" than 6'5.5. He doesn't look as tall as Dr J or a full inch taller than jordan.

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Canson said on 2/Jul/17
@Rising Force: I believe he's 6'8" range now. 6'9.5 I never believed. I initially thought he may barely clear 6'9" but now it adds up that the 6'9.5 is a shoe measurement. thing is almost every photo I've seen of Mourning with Larry Johnson or Bosh he's 3" taller or 2" shorter. Bosh doesn't look like he's grown. His 6'11" listing is in shoes. All NBA guys except for Mr Durant or Mr Garnett were shoe listed. Bosh with Howard too is about an inch taller than him in the Olympic photo so his 6'10 fits him barefoot also how he looks with Lebron James. I think what throws a lot of people off is that they aren't consistent. You have to figure for Mourning as well that he'd be a candidate for that being a very undersized center in that era so I can totally believe them doing that especially when they told him he was 6'8" and went ahead and listed him 6'9"

The second photo of Zo and Bosh, Bosh is about 1.5-2" taller than Zo. The only one was inconclusive was the first one where Zo has the hat on. Now 6'8 may be low 6'8.25 or 6'8.5 may be a better fit
Canson said on 2/Jul/17
@Shane and @Rising Force: for Mourning there is only one measurement for him no barefoot and shoe. That leads me to I believe that is in shoes the 6'9.5. That makes sense. You saw the links from yest? One was with bosh and Bosh is clearly 2" taller. The thing is and I appreciate the three of us having a good discussion here but a lot of others will say well the measurements are all accurate. That's proof that they aren't especially with how mourning stacks up with Ewing or Mutombo or other contemporaries. Now I met LJ as well before and he's def closer to 6'5" at his lowest than 6'6". I'd have put him 6'5.25 (I have a friend "about an inch taller who also met him" and in their shot together they are the same height to a T with Starks also being In it). He met them I believe when he was in college in NY).
184guy said on 1/Jul/17
@Rob
Have you ever take a look on David Robinson ? I used to think that he was taller than Shaq and was a real 7'1 but seeing again he looks a little shorter . He probably is dead on 7'
Editor Rob: not really looked at him.
Shane said on 1/Jul/17
@Canson: you're right on target with Ewing and Hakeem. I'm surprised to hear Mourning admitted to dropping under 6'9". Must have been a very late measurement as I thought he measured over 6'9" at his,pre draft.
Canson said on 1/Jul/17
@Shane: agreed. Not sure who would measure taller between Duncan and Ewing. Duncan was billed 7'0" only when Robinson was there to market them as twin towers then was dropped to 6'11" later in his career. I believe he may be a hair over 6'11" in sneaks and 6'10" barefoot. He's not as tall as KG who's a true 6'11" or as tall as Dirk
Canson said on 1/Jul/17
@Rising Force: Olajuwon isn't but about 4" taller than Vince Carter. Carter is more 195cm or tops 6'5" (he's not as tall as Dr J and only about as tall as Kobe). No way he's 6'10" barefoot that's gotta be in shoes

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RisingForce said on 1/Jul/17
Good finds, Canson, but I just don't believe Mourning finished growing at 6'8". He was only 18 when the article was written about Mourning admitting it. Mourning is always taller than 6'8" with Mutombo: Click Here Click Here Click Here Admittedly, the second pic has a low angle, but you can also compare him in the pics below I posted with Ewing. At worst, imo, his 6'9.5" measurement was early and he's 6'9"-6'9.25" based on how he looks with Mutombo. Bosh is taller as he measured 6'10.25" entering the league and wound up claiming 6'11" on the Tonight Show with Leno and being upgraded to 6'11" so he may have even grown a bit. But the difference looks greater as Bosh is closer to the camera. Look at these ones: Click Here Click Here

How tall do you think John Thompson is? Ewing is consistently taller even in the 80s. A then 6'0" Ronald Reagan only came up to about Ewing's shoulders: The difference looks bigger than a half inch to me, but I think Hakeem could be 6'10.5" and Ewing 6'11". I think I posted the photos of Hakeem back to back 5 inches taller than Drexler on the Pippen page, full pic of Hakeem and Howard with other Rockets centers, full pics of Hakeem 7" max shorter than Yao who could be as tall as 7'5.75", imo. Hakeem was also never more than 4" max shorter than Ralph Sampson who I believe was about 7'2".
Canson said on 1/Jul/17
@Rising Force: the pic with Dream they look almost identical if anything Ewing may be a small fraction like 1/4-1/2 taller and with Mutombo it can look 3-4" he's barely at his eyebrows there. As for Mourning see my last post
Canson said on 1/Jul/17
@Rising Force: Shane is right. Ewing Isnt 6'11. I'd believe he's a hair under 6'10 before over it. I always thought he was 6'10" when I was coming up per what I heard. People that have seen him at Georgetown say he is "about" 6'10. He is right he's not but maybe half inch taller than dream. I believe 6'9" or maybe a hair over for dream he's not noticeably Taller than Howard is. As for Zo I would've thought he was 6'9" not 6'9.5 but he admitted he's 6'8". Now that was when he was in college but looking at him with LJ (can confirm LJ is 196rangd) I don't see him over maybe 6'8.25-.5 and with Bosh he looks that as well. It explains why guys like Ewing appear to be 6'11.

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RisingForce said on 30/Jun/17
Not true at all, Height. Wilt is closer, but beyond that, it's obvious that photo is WAY off. Wilt looks 6-7 inches taller than Bill Russell there, which he wasn't. Shaq has 3 or 4 inches on Russell, which does add up, but then he's at least 3 inches shorter than a then 7'0.5" max Wilt there and 5 inches shorter than Kareem. Kareem is basically a head taller than Russell there. Meanwhile, Walton is 2-3 inches shorter than Shaq there, but as a result, winds up 5 or 6 inches shorter than Wilt there or 7-8 inches shorter than Kareem. I can't see one conclusion to draw from that photo. For reference, this is how Russell and Chamberlain looked next to each other: Click Here And keep in mind, there's more evidenced Wilt had shrunk just over half an inch by the early 90s, while Russell seemed to keep his height remarkably into old age.

Shane, Ewing was at least nearer 6'11". He looked way too long to be 6'10" and was barely shorter than David Robinson. He was indeed taller than Hakeem who is a minimum 6'10" himself. Here he looks to have about 3 cm or so on Dream: Click Here Click Here And here's Ewing with 6'9.5" Mourning and 7'1.25" Mutombo: Click Here Click Here

Ewing is obviously enough between Mourning and Mutombo's heights. At worst, he could be about 6'10.75". Ewing really got none of the talk Olajuwon did about being undersized or overlisted. As for Duncan, he may have been 6'10" when he entered Wake Forest at 17, but I believe he grew to closer to the 6'11" he reportedly measured at 21 years old, but I see more of a case for Duncan at 6'10" than Ewing. I'll grant Canson's point that Ewing looked shorter with Starks, who is indeed 6'2". I know this because he's one of the rare NBA players whose height I could judge fairly confidently in person. But I'm wary of reading too much into big differences rather than guys closer in height.
joe### said on 30/Jun/17
duncan 6´10.75 barefoot Click Here
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duncan is over 6´10 looks probably 6´10.5-75
Shane said on 30/Jun/17
@Canson I can see both Ewing and Olajuwon dipping under 6'10" late in day. I think Ewing was a shade taller than Olajuwon (1/4 to 5/8 of an inch. Probably 1/2 inch or less).
FLEX said on 30/Jun/17
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Canson said on 29/Jun/17
Agreed Shane about Duncan. He was 6'10" listed at Wake and that is his true barefoot height. As for Ewing I always thought 6'10" but 6'9" and change isn't out of the question next to Starks
joe### said on 29/Jun/17
duncan 6´10.75 barefoot
Shane said on 29/Jun/17
@RisingForce Ewing was more 6'10" barefoot. Certainly not 6'11 or 6'11.5. Duncan under 6'11 without shoes as well .
184guy said on 28/Jun/17
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Shaq With Kareem, Mutombo , Robinson , Mourning,Bill Russell

If anyone know which event Was this , we could se more interesting pics
Duhon said on 28/Jun/17
Shaq standing among Kareem Adbul Jabbar, David Robinson, Dikembe Mutombo and Alonzo Mourning. Click Here

All except 6'9.5" barefoot Mourning measured above 7'.
andre said on 28/Jun/17
andre was 208cm barefoot, the great kali 212cm,shaq 211cm
Height said on 22/Jun/17
I do agree with that Canson, but the general idea is to show how massive Wilt is next to Shaq and that he is by no means the same height. The picture is also interesting because Bill Russell (207.5cm - 208 cm range) is at Shaq's right and it is clear that he edges Bill by about 5cm-6cm.
Canson said on 11/Jun/17
@Height: actually Wilt looks a couple inches taller than shaq there. May just be the angle. Normally he looks an inch taller than Shaq and an inch lower than Kareem. And Kareem looked around 2" taller than Shaq did.
Guanzo said on 10/Jun/17
With 6'3'' Dwyane Wade

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Height said on 7/Jun/17
Rising Force, actually the one decent photo is this one:

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Canson said on 3/Jun/17
7'0" is fair enough although he is sub 7'0 at his lowest and prob woke at 7'1
Canson said on 1/Jun/17
Agree with you on Wilt Rising Force. He was a legit 7'1" at his peak and wasn't that much shorter than Kareem but was taller than Shaq by an inch
Logan said on 28/May/17
I think shaq is 7,1 maybe 7,0.5
Christian-196.5cm (6ft5 3/8) said on 27/May/17
Rob, how tall do you think this guy is, about 196cm? Click Here
Editor Rob: maybe even 197cm range.
RisingForce said on 22/May/17
Wilt may very well have been taller peak, but not by 1993. Both probably in that 7'0" and change category just like Roy Hibbert, Andrew Bynum and Pau Gasol then and Wilt probably was 7'1 1/16" peak. That's a full pic with Kareem I posted so I tend to trust that one more and there definitely wasn't a 2 inch difference at the 2004 finals. I don't know about Shaq's weight now. It seems to fluctuate, he doesn't have anywhere near as much muscle as he did even at his high weight on the Lakers. This was evident by the time he was on Phoenix. He's not nearly as overweight as Big Show, though. 340 was his ideal playing weight. He probably should have stayed closer to 320 once he got to mid to late 30s, though. He was still an effective player on the right team and could dominate at times offensively, like in 2009, but he would have been much more effective his last 5 years and maybe played an additional year until age 40. It greatly helped Duncan and he was never anywhere near as large as Shaq, but was still often the biggest guy on the court with how small the league has gotten.
Duhon said on 18/May/17
I have no doubt Shaq wakes up to at least 7'1" but Shaq is about a hundred pounds+ heavier than someone like Kareem so I can imagine his weight possibly brings him down quicker.

He looks well over 400 lbs pounds now, quite overweight at even over 7'.
Canson said on 17/May/17
Kareem can look 2" taller than him at times Rising Force and yes Kareem was legit 7'2". Wilt was also taller than Shaq
RisingForce said on 15/May/17
Shaq is obviously shorter than a 7'2" Kareem, but not by much, here it looks like at most, an inch: Click Here And Shaq had at least a couple of inches on a 45 year old Bill Walton: Click Here Also, comfortably taller than Patrick Ewing who had to have been 6'11"-6'11.5" range: Click Here And much taller than 6'11" Tim Duncan: Click Here For reference, here's David Robinson with Duncan: Click Here There's really no chance Shaq was under 7 feet. He's at least 7' or a little over, not under. You can argue 7'1" because he can easily look it at times, but Rob's listing or a 7'0.5" would probably be safer.
Canson said on 14/May/17
@Rising Force: Wilt edged Shaq other way around
HarrySachs said on 13/May/17
The fact that people keep saying Shaq is 7'1 yet people put up a video of Shaq, Wilt, and Kareem years ago and they were all taller. Wilt was 7'1 in his prime and Kareem was 7'2. Shaq is 7 or maybe slightly shorter.
RisingForce said on 12/May/17
Shaq actually edged Wilt out in the one decent photo of the two: Click Here Zoom in and you'll see better, though a thinner line would have been better. Wilt may have lost half an inch, though. But Shaq was definitely taller than Robinson: Click Here Click Here Click Here Shaq also looked taller than Robinson did next to Duncan, but then Robinson was listed 7'0" during the 1988 Olympics when he was 22-23 years old so maybe he never grew past it. Shaq was at least as tall as Khali as well: Click Here No real difference there, especially since Shaq is bald.
PYZONFlesh said on 11/May/17
Snoop is 6'5 IMO, Shaq had a head on him (almost) and way more than that on Method man (6'2-3).

My Hand span is 9 inches and head appears 10.5 (at least) near that so we assume Shaq has a one foot head, because I'm not especially large at all

Shaq is 7'4, but can appear 8'5 ft near his former girlfriend who is contradictory in comparison, they had to edit Willz and Lebrons for this fact
Mark(5'9.25 said on 11/May/17
The average guess can stay as it is. As long as there are reports of Shaq measuring slightly over 7'0" flat, then my checking here fine. Can't ignore that.
184guy said on 10/May/17
I still think 7'0.25 - 7'0.5 is a Better guess than 7'0
He never looked as shorter as any listed 7'0 but looked shorter than every 7'1 guy . Wilt , Khali , Robinson , Mutombo were all taller
Guanzo said on 7/May/17
Rob, maybe add Kristaps Porzingis, DeAndre Jordan, Rudy Gobert page?
ma said on 7/May/17
Upgrade Rob....
Look at the average guessed height
Editor Rob: if we have reports of Shaq measuring a little over 7ft, then I think that is hard to ignore.
Canson said on 1/May/17
@Rising force: agreed Russell's peak was 6'9.5. Today no less than maybe 204cm. Ewing tho prime 6'10" barefoot looks better than 6'11" to me. Hakeem was 6'9" range according to Mario elie. But that's a bill Russell 6'9" like weak 6'10" probably (206/207)
joe### said on 30/Apr/17
Canson
yes strong 6´8 is possible for bill russel
Fury fan said on 29/Apr/17
legit 7ft 1, 216cm
RisingForce said on 27/Apr/17
I can believe Russell at 6'9.5" peak and he held his height surprisingly well until old age seeing him with Dwight Howard(Magic years) and Garnett(Celtic years). Wow, Shaq's average guess right now is exactly Shaq's official height, bang on 7'1" with 142 votes. Shaq did look taller to me on the Lakers than Magic, but iot could have been the orthotics he wore, then again many players wore them. Growing slightly after age 20 when you're THAT big isn't impossible. Whatever height David Robinson is, Shaq always seemed just a bit taller. Ewing struck me as likely being somewhere in the 6'11" range as he was taller than Hakeem, but shorter than Shaq and Robinson.
Canson said on 24/Apr/17
@Joe: Russell doesn't look 6'8" to me. he's a weak 6'9" or a strong 6'8" like 6'8.5 because he doesn't look that short with other players he stands next to from the younger generation like Lebron or Ben wallace does. I don't see him having lost more than maybe 1 solid inch
joe### said on 21/Apr/17
Nick
Bill russell legend nba was 6'9.5 peak now 6'8, he is 83 years old and alive
RisingForce said on 21/Apr/17
Shaq bulked up to 332 pounds entering the '95-'96 season. He lost weight when he was out with an injury in 1997 and returned lighter for the playoffs, but he was still 330 in the lockout year, then bulked up to 340 for his best year in 1999-2000, he looked basically the same in 2000-2001, but perhaps more 350 early before he played himself into shape despite it being reported he was down to 325. It was rumored he was as big as 382 in the 2002 playoffs then when he showed up supposedly 345 for the '03-'04 season, which was said to be down to from 380 in 2003, though when he dropped to 327 pounds for 2004-2005, he said he had been 355 when he first met with Pat Riley following the season. He then bulked up back to 340 for 2005-2006. He reportedly dropped to 321 when he was traded to the Suns in 2008 then apparently showed up to training camp in 2008-2009 at 330. Don't know about his final 2 years. His best playing weight was roughly 340, though he had less muscle after leaving Miami, which explains why he wasn't as heavy as he looked relative to his Laker days.
Canson said on 14/Apr/17
@Duhon: I agree. He was more like 345-350 late career and had times when he was closer to 370 probably
Duhon said on 10/Apr/17
John said on 9/Apr/17
Looks bigger than 303 lbs.

That was his weight drafted out of college. He was indeed more slender at that time.
Canson said on 9/Apr/17
Well said Nick which makes it equally frustrating when people lie about their height esp guys who are real tall like myself because you know that much about it being no good height when you reach that
John said on 9/Apr/17
Looks bigger than 303 lbs.
Nick said on 8/Apr/17
I believe when you start to be above 2mt in height, lifespan decreases a lot, the more above from that mark the less you got to live, I feel a bit sorry for those guys.
Chris said on 3/Apr/17
I think just 7 foot and no more. Heard his mum was 6"3
Canson said on 1/Apr/17
@Flex: no chance KAJ is shorter than Shaq even today. KAJ I feel was accurately listed 7'2". Maybe he's 7'1.75 barefoot making him 7'3" in shoes but a peak Shaq was shorter than that by a couple inches
David Allen Patrick Maddox III said on 31/Mar/17
Yes, we all know he was 7' when he was younger. So, he shrunk now he's down to 6'11-6'12. Everyone starts to strink in their 40s.
Mathew Robinson said on 31/Mar/17
Kareem in his playing days was just under 7'2", that's what he claimed to be and I believe it. You can tell that he is taller than Shaq, and you can also tell that near Bill Russell (who is quoted as having been 6'9 5/8") and Wilt Chamberlin (who was 7'1" but might have been more 7'0.5" by the time this video was taken) that Shaq is around 7 feet tall: Click Here

I think Rob's listing looks pretty much on the money.
S.J.H said on 30/Mar/17
@FLEX said on 28/Mar/17

Dude if you believe it then true to you. But something call different views and camera angle causes. If going by listing shaq is 7'0 and kareem is still not under 7'1 nowadays
FLEX said on 28/Mar/17
Shaq taller than Jabbar
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Canson said on 26/Mar/17
What 184 guy said is correct I believ a peak KAJ is 7'2" ish but today 7'1". He's always been taller than Shaq tho even today
184guy said on 26/Mar/17
It's very hard to say that he is the same height as Kareem
Kareem is probably broken down and no more than 7'1 barefoot and probably walks and stands shorter than he really measures.
FLEX said on 26/Mar/17
Shaq is clearly the same height as Jabbar (+/- 0.25 depends of the posture of pictures)
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Canson said on 25/Mar/17
@Shane: I agree with what you said S.J.H's cousin if measured early would likely be close to 6'9" by NBA standards. I don't think he was 6'9.5 tho I thought SJH said 6'9 out of bed 6'8.1. For someone that height it's tricky because I'm not sure how they would claim. But for most that are a little taller than me around 6'5-6'7 they'd take the afternoon and round whichever is closer meaning if the person is 6'5.5 they may go with either or if over maybe 6'6". The thing is with taller guys they don't tend to want to be taller so they go with what is fair. Like me for example I finish business at the end of the day at about 6'4 1/3 (sometimes a full 194 if I've laid down late in the day or 6'4 1/4 or 6'4.2 if I go to the gym. So I claim 6'4 over 6'5" although I am a tad over 6'5" out of bed. But more so because I have taller friends many of which do the same or claim there's to the decimal example a 196.4 cm friend who always just says he's 6'5". But you made a very strong and interesting point that many people view height differently and it's not just different places it's different mindsets based on how tall you really are. Me for example I'm a practical person and always say 6'4" or 6'4 and change now although I am guilty of 6'5" when I played ball as well lol. But my mindset now a days is that it varies from one person to the next. Take Rampage for example he's 6'3 7/8 at his lowest maybe even a full 6'4" under normal conditions whereas you may get a 6'4 out of bed guy who measures 6'3 1/4 at night and may have measured along the lines of 6'3.5 or 6'3 5/8 in the morning and just round themselves up. You put them next to each other I'd be able to tell but others close in height may assume Rampage is 6'5" instead based on it. My philosophy tho now is that nothing with height is clear cut but I go with my normal walking height of 6'4 and change because if I am challenged about it, I will at least measure it if push comes to shove and not be lying about it saying 6'4 and change
Canson said on 25/Mar/17
@Shane: I agree with what you said S.J.H's cousin if measured early would likely be close to 6'9" by NBA standards. I don't think he was 6'9.5 tho I thought SJH said 6'9 out of bed 6'8.1. For someone that height it's tricky because I'm not sure how they would claim. But for most that are a little taller than me around 6'5-6'7 they'd take the afternoon and round whichever is closer meaning if the person is 6'5.5 they may go with either or if over maybe 6'6". The thing is with taller guys they don't tend to want to be taller so they go with what is fair. Like me for example I finish business at the end of the day at about 6'4 1/3 (sometimes a full 194 if I've laid down late in the day or 6'4 1/4 or 6'4.2 if I go to the gym. So I claim 6'4 over 6'5" although I am a tad over 6'5" out of bed. But more so because I have taller friends many of which do the same or claim there's to the decimal example a 196.4 cm friend who always just says he's 6'5".
Guanzo said on 24/Mar/17
Shaq is same height with 7'1.25'' Jabbar 09:10 of video

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Shane said on 24/Mar/17
@SJH: If your cousin is at 6'8 1/4" barefoot at lowest and 6'9 1/2" out of bed barefoot, then he could legitimately claim 6'9" (barefoot and is 1/2 inch from being able to claim 6'10" as he is 6'9 1/2 as you said he can measure that out of bed (he's full height). Interestingly, at many pro and college basketball teams he'd be listed as high as 6'11" (as he'd measure that in shoes early in day). At most pro or colleges, he'd be listed at least 6'10. Very, very few would list him under 6'9". Interesting how different people/places look at height. As for losing height from morning to night, unfortunately I am only 6'2" barefoot but have lost over an inch through the day many times. Right now, I'm 250 as I lift a lot of heavy weights BUT I also lost that much height when I only weighed around 170 as well so...
Mimi said on 24/Mar/17
Wow it must be quite hard to live a normal life especially when you are more than a foot taller than the average height. Even at basketball, 7ft is a standout height what more in normal day to day living.
John said on 21/Mar/17
He's 7'1 barefoot, and 7'2 in sneakers.
Canson said on 20/Mar/17
@Johnson: I guess Shaq can be a lot of things but he himself has said he's almost 7'0 and even 6'11" range on Howard Stern and Rob has him measured barefoot above a little over 7'0". A guy his size likely wakes up at or near 7'1" and drops a hair below 7'0" easily into the 6'11" range. That shouldn't be too surprising. But if Wilt measured 7'0.5 and 7'1 1/16 and is taller than Shaq it should tell you something right there that he is not 7'1". You can't always make the other person taller like you do just to make the "math work".
Mathew Robinson said on 20/Mar/17
Just over 7'0" - I'll buy this quote. I was thinking around 7'0.5" but who the heck can spot a quarter inch on a guy this tall. So I'll guess 7'0.25".
Johnson said on 17/Mar/17
@Canson I mean in the picture of the ruler he is 7'2 with shoes on so he can be 7'1 barefoot then according to what looks looking at that picture
The-R said on 17/Mar/17
He's definitely around 7 foot. I don't think he is over 7 foot though. There's a clip on youtube of him standing next to wilt and kareem and he's noticeably shorter. I'd even buy 6'11.5, which would be 7'1/2inch in shoes which rounded up is 7'1(His listed height). But no shorter than that.
Canson said on 16/Mar/17
@Johnson: I don't believe he is barefoot. He's shorter than Mutombo and Wilt were and only a couple inches at most taller than Ewing (a poster Robert Broome is his neighbor on Lin's page and said he's 6'9 and change). I'd give Ewing prob a full 6'10 prime tops and I've seen 6'9 3/4 for him before. Shaq is over 7'0" in the morning and part of the day but at night a hair under
Canson said on 16/Mar/17
@SJH: I'm almost 230. Maybe you got confused with the CM. 193.9 and 193.1-.2 cm at night. That was what I meant by low 193s was where I fell at night heightwise. I was 220 over the summer at one point but have a decent amount of muscle. However I still have a relatively lean body (lean muscle) but have a solid build with low body fat. When I played ball I was 210-220
S.J.H said on 9/Mar/17
@Canson

I've try even extreme like standing for long hours without seating like you mention and volleyball match with my former team-mates, jogging and lifting some weights all in a day and that day was so bad i hurt my back in the end of the day i felt i couldn't stand as tall and surprise that i still get measure at 200.2cm lowest before bed, maybe because i'm too skinny the time i only weigh in 172lb which is very skinny for 6'7. I bulk up 10lbs heavier now. Maybe if i reach up near 200lb my ideal weight i"ll lost more height like you say 199.5cm for the absolute low like lebron. I think the good part being skinny don't lost that much height a day than much heavier obese guys. You're 193lb that's a good weight at 6'4.4 , i would like to trade my weight with you :) i need 11 more pounds to go. My 6'8 cousin is look huge in built recently weigh in at 265lb and always have back problem i felt if he go on a good diet and regular exercise and sleep 7-8 hours for more weight loss he may have gain a fraction or 1/4 taller reach up 6'8.25 before bed and 6'9.5 out of bed, maybe..
Canson said on 8/Mar/17
@S.J.H: that's weird because I'm not that heavy either. I actually was down 10 lbs last summer and still managed to get to the low 193s. When I mentioned standing it would take maybe a couple hours to get down a cm. You could prob get to 199.5 or so if you came down but not below maybe 199-199.3.
Johnson said on 8/Mar/17
Don't you think that looking at this picture he is a legit 7'1 barefoot?

Shaq and a ruler
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S.J.H said on 8/Mar/17
@Canson
My cousin was a light sleeper and he doesn't sleep much a day while he usually sleep 5-6 hours and maybe this is the main reason why he only lost 0.9" a day and was 203.4cm at his lowest and he was fully 3cm taller than i makes me feel a little short sometimes. I remember Alibaba last post have mention he already dip in 197cm which he start claiming just 6'5.5 which he lost 3cm a day which he still 6'6.75 out of bed. At my lowest i am not under 6'6.9 precisely i am 200.4cm before bed i have try stand and walk a long period without seating and lift some weighs and i still manage to hold 200.4cm and atually i am about this height on a normal day after 2pm i lost at most 1mm untill night before bed. I haven't being under 202.2cm for the one time my absolute lowest. I've try measure with my converse chucks at 6'7.5 before bed once so my flat shoe only boost 0.6". I feel if my cousin sleep a full 8 hours he did be over 6'9 and lost over 1"
Canson said on 5/Mar/17
@S.J.H: that's interesting that your cousin only loses 0.9 at 6'8 (6'9 out of bed). That's not much for that range as I would've imagined a full inch but it is reasonable because I lose 3/4" on a normal day and I'm 3.5-4" shorter than your cousin is and about 2 1/2-3/4" shorter than you are. I remember Ali baba saying he only lost 3/4" at 6'6. This may have been before he lost height tho. He said before he measured 6'6.75 out of bed but has probably dropped a fraction these days. In your case tho as well as your cousins I can see you getting down as low as 6'6.5 if you stand on your feet for a very long period of time the best case 6'6.55-.6. In that case if you wear a flat shoe you would likely look 6'6 more so than 6'7 since you'd be right at 6'7" in shoes. You do lose more if you do that I have as well gotten to just above 6'4 (193.1-.2) late night when a normal low is 193.9 on a normal day 195.8 out of bed. I think I've lost height tho as I used to be 194.1-.2 at my lowest
Canson said on 5/Mar/17
@S.J.H: that's interesting that your cousin only loses 0.9 at 6'8 (6'9 out of bed). That's not much for that range as I would've imagined a full inch but it is reasonable because I lose 3/4" on a normal day and I'm 3.5-4" shorter than your cousin is and about 2 1/2-3/4" shorter than you are. I remember Ali baba saying he only lost 3/4" at 6'6. This may have been before he lost height tho. He said before he measured 6'6.75 out of bed but has probably dropped a fraction these days. In your case tho as well as your cousins I can see you getting down as low as 6'6.5 if you stand on your feet for a very long period of time the best case 6'6.55-.6. You lose more if you do that I have as well gotten to just above 6'4 (193.1-.2) late night when a normal low is 193.9 on a normal day 195.8 out of bed. I think I've lost height tho as I used to be 194.1-.2 at my lowest
abe said on 5/Mar/17
7 feet exact
Canson said on 5/Mar/17
@Kurt: I think where Rob had him at 7'0" flat is more reasonable especially considering that he was measured in shoes before. I can't see him as over 7' flat next to guys like Patrick Ewing. Robert broome who is a poster here posted on Penn Jillette's page that Ewing is 6'9" and change maybe he was a full 6'10" peak but not any higher and I even saw once 6'9.75 was his true barefoot height when he played. Shaq was 2" taller than him
Canson said on 5/Mar/17
@Kurt: I think where Rob had him at 7'0" flat is more reasonable especially considering that he was measured in shoes before. I can't see him as over 7' flat next to guys like Patrick Ewing. Robert broome who is a poster here posted on Penn Jillette's page that Ewing is 6'9" and change maybe he was a full 6'10" peak but not any higher and I even saw once 6'9.75 was his true barefoot height when he played. Shaq was 2" taller than him
Canson said on 3/Mar/17
@Red: kinda adds up tho Big Show looks an inch and a half shorter than Shaq in the ring so S.J.H maybe right and I believe Shaq a weak 7' Show 6'10-6'10.5 barefoot.
Kurt said on 3/Mar/17
@SJH, I'm surprised Rob hasn't listed Shaq at 6'11.5" on this site as he lists himself on here at his evening height.
S.J.H said on 2/Mar/17
Blake griffin say more than once every draft measurement starts in the early morning between 6-7am

Shaq measurement:

Out of bed 215.5cm

@Draft camp 20minutes wake up brushing teeth take a shower drop to 214.5cm

Walk to the draft camp check up point for measurement at 214cm and precisely 213.99500 centimeters rounded up 7'0.25 rob listing up here

Some random short fan met Shaq during lunch think he is 7'1-7'2 wow so huge(unrealistic), some random tall dude can tell shaq is 7'0 even during lunch hour (honest guy but get slam in celebheight.com by Shaq page commentor's)

Shaq told howard stern he is 6'11 (the show maybe start at night). Because stern himself claim with modesty 6'5 and looks it shaq think he could be taller so downplay a half inch. Shaq is really 6'11.5 lowest

Before bed 212cm

Moral of the story Shaq lost 3.5cm a day and if is 4cm maybe fine but more than 4cm i"ll say is disc spine issues or just craps and BS unless he sleep 12hours a day but not even there. LOL
@HeightcrazyRed6ft said on 1/Mar/17
@S.J.H said on 27/Feb/17

what height do you give Big Show Paul Wight?
Canson said on 27/Feb/17
Height loss on a taller guy like this is tricky. S.J.H may be right in that he may only lose a full 3 cm but may be more like 3.5. I sort of agree with 184guy out of bed 7'1 before bed 6'11.75 however is what I'd go with. I doubt he's only a flat 6'11 but A weak 7' at night making him a full 7' for the day
184guy said on 27/Feb/17
@HeightcrazyRed6ft
Out of bed he is probably closer to 7'2 than 7'1
Christian said on 27/Feb/17
Rob, as it's been confirmed that players are measured between 6-8am meaning a very early morning measurement couldn't it be argued that his original listing of 7'0" would be nearer the mark? Especially as you take later day measurements more into consideration on this site?
S.J.H said on 27/Feb/17
@@HeightcrazyRed6ft

Infact he doesn't look the full 7'0 with 194-195 kobe bryant and charles barkley let alone 7'0.25 for lowest. He had claim 6'11 once and 212cm on an old article i read up which shaq mention "i'm nearly 7'0" which is 212cm is truely reliable then. You have no idea how a true 7 footer looks. I have work with a real 7'0.25 (night) colleague from denmark several years ago looks every bite taller than shaq and thats the tallest guy i ever met close up working with everyday and make me look like i'm ordinary tall and i invite him to my hometown once for christmas event he get stare everywhere and most people thought he was close to 7'3 and i bet you will think he is 7'2 if you met him but his nothing close just 7'0.25 modesty. I trust the fact i've seem. Whatever you think big shaq is 7'0-7'1 you're welcome to upgrade him without knowing his basketball insole with monster size 23 us shoes makes him look even taller.

Click Here this dude is legit barefoot 7'0 american aka 7FootVlogs see how he get measured first time barefoot and 2nd time with sandals by his friend in this clip. If he look shorter than Shaq to you i would say is a lie

Click Here this is a peak charles barkley just 194+cm pushing 195cm and doesn't look over 6.75 inches or 17cm shorter than shaq

Click Here have a closer look. Shaq look struggle to look over 17cm taller than 194.6cm charles barkley (6 feet 4-5/8 =1.9462m)

Click Here shaq had monster shoes which had more insoles than iverson and lebron. lebron is not quite a 6'7 guy comparison with kobe bryant many times and even joke that he was only 6'6 but just a weak 6'7 he really is. 6'11.5-.75 is generous for shaq

Click Here jimmy fallon is not over 5'10.75 with a peak barkley, i did say shaq only look 6'11 here. 7FootVlogs aka Big Beau would look taller next to jimmy fallon

Click Here according to 5'8 pass commentor Mamun met chris evans before mention evans is only 5'11 in person. I'll give 181cm 5'11.25 for generous so you see how much shaq got him? I'll say at most a foot here compress down evans hair. Shaq head length was 10.25 or 26cm not over if you compare him to charles barkley full 10" head can tell the height apart standing next to anyone no BS
184guy said on 27/Feb/17
I don't believe he was ever 7'1 ( evening) since he looked short than almost every legut 7'1 guy
The Great Khali,Wilt,Mutombo,David Robinson all were taller
But he never looked as short as some claim in this site.This 211-212 BS. I believe he is pretty much the listing,7'0.25-7'0.5
@HeightcrazyRed6ft said on 27/Feb/17
Editor Rob: ...
He's no 7ft 1 barefoot man.

???

Not even out of bed? he should measure between 7´1-1.5" right out of bed.
Editor Rob: out of bed, he might be 7ft 1 range.
RisingForce said on 27/Feb/17
Shaq NEVER claimed 6'11.5". The Howard Stern interview he was supposed to have said that in was posted and he said 6'11" with no half, but in context he seemed to be joking about the 7 feet mark. He was no less than 7 feet during his playing days and could have been the full 7'1".
@HeightcrazyRed6ft said on 27/Feb/17
S.J.H said on 24/Feb/17
draft camp measure all players in the morning and early 6-8am described by 6'8.5 blake griffin. Shaq is 7'0.25 down to 6'11.5 like he once claim he is 212cm and most people usually drop off 0.25 half an hour out of bed. Losing over 3cm a day is less impossible for the begining 7 foot marked because i've heard yao ming get ask by a china host is he over 230cm out of bed he say no he is 7'5 out of bed and yao had claim he is only 7'3-3/4 barefoot i supposed he lost more height but just about 1.5". I am 6'6.9" before bed and i'm only 6'7.8 out of bed which i lost 0.9" a day and most people thought a 6'6-6'8 guy must have lost 3cm over a day nonsense. I'm the second tallest in my entire family i have a 6'8.1 cousin just 6'9 out off bed never reach the 206cm mark always few mm away as he say and i usually get measure from my doctor appointment in morning at 6'7.2 to 6'7.4 max and since shaq is like 5" taller than i so he can't be losing a cm more height than me in a day at most a fraction more than i. Thats a 7 footer youtuber get ask silly question if hes 7'2 out of bed he say couple of mm over 7'1 i buy that and so is shaq.

Shaq measurement:
Out of bed 215cm
Before bed 212cm

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Not bad!

But Shaq measured 7´0.63" and 7´0.88" so he´s more like 7´1.25" out of bed and probably ends up at night between 7ft-7´0.25".



Your heightloss argument isn´t good enough. It´s not right to say "If I´m 6´7" a 7footer doesn´t lose much more"

I lost a full inch from 6´1" to 6ft flat before back surgerie, you should regard:

People have different spinal disc heights, thicker discs can cause more heightloss.

Some people have an extra lumbal vertebra called L6 and therefore an extra disc that can cause additional heightloss.
Going through some slipped-discs-boards that´s not uncommon.

Shaq out of bed 216-217cm
Shaq evening 213-214cm
Eagles said on 27/Feb/17
Looks short next to that 2012 dressed up picture with mutumbo
Canson said on 26/Feb/17
@Jason: because S.J.H knows how the game works being tall himself and doesn't buy the BS of making others taller or himself. I completely agree with everything he says and what you said about his outlook on it as he has more sense than the average poster here does who would only want to make their favorite athlete or "unmeasured" celeb taller or the height they claim which often would involve inflating someone else in the process to accommodate
Jason said on 24/Feb/17
@S.J.H. This post makes the most sense out of all of them to me!
S.J.H said on 24/Feb/17
draft camp measure all players in the morning and early 6-8am described by 6'8.5 blake griffin. Shaq is 7'0.25 down to 6'11.5 like he once claim he is 212cm and most people usually drop off 0.25 half an hour out of bed. Losing over 3cm a day is less impossible for the begining 7 foot marked because i've heard yao ming get ask by a china host is he over 230cm out of bed he say no he is 7'5 out of bed and yao had claim he is only 7'3-3/4 barefoot i supposed he lost more height but just about 1.5". I am 6'6.9" before bed and i'm only 6'7.8 out of bed which i lost 0.9" a day and most people thought a 6'6-6'8 guy must have lost 3cm over a day nonsense. I'm the second tallest in my entire family i have a 6'8.1 cousin just 6'9 out off bed never reach the 206cm mark always few mm away as he say and i usually get measure from my doctor appointment in morning at 6'7.2 to 6'7.4 max and since shaq is like 5" taller than i so he can't be losing a cm more height than me in a day at most a fraction more than i. Thats a 7 footer youtuber get ask silly question if hes 7'2 out of bed he say couple of mm over 7'1 i buy that and so is shaq.

Shaq measurement:
Out of bed 215cm
Before bed 212cm
Duhon said on 23/Feb/17
What's the height difference between Anthony Davis and Demarcus Cousins? Click Here Demarcus was measured at 6'9.5" barefoot and Davis was measured at 6'9.25", Davis states he's grown since then and he certainly looks like it next to Cousins.
joe### said on 23/Feb/17
Zydrunas Ilgauskas is 7´2 barefoot
never looks 7´3
FLEX said on 23/Feb/17
Shaq is full 7'1'' without shoes
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Mark(5'9.25") said on 22/Feb/17
I wouldn't say 7'1" barefoot, but Shaw is definitely a bit over 7'0". He is a bit shorter than Dikembe. He comes close to Zydrunas Ilgauskas who was measured 7'3".
Mark(5'9.25") said on 22/Feb/17
Shaq was behind the camera with mutombo. Also, he did appear abit taller than mutombo with the top of their heads.

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joe### said on 22/Feb/17
Dikembe is 7´1.25
Canson said on 22/Feb/17
Shaq is max 7'. He's an inch under mutombo
Johnson said on 22/Feb/17
Shaq looks taller than Pau Gasol, measured 214.5 and who claims 2.15. Pau is slightly taller than his brother Marc Gasol, listed 216 and claiming 213
Jason said on 20/Feb/17
Click Here. Having trouble posting pictures but if you Google images Shaq with Dikembe you can clearly see at least an inch difference. Duke be has been measured officially measured at 7'1". Charles Barkly 6'4.75" Shaq is a max of 7" taller.
RoelC said on 20/Feb/17
Some newspaper clippings of his draft measurement. DraftExpress seems to be correct that he was measured 7ft without shoes.
These clippings al say he was measured at 7ft (or just over 7ft).

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Editor Rob: yeah, the 'just over 7 feet' is the reason I ended up giving the 1/4...he was measured roughly 7ft-7ft 0.25 range barefeet, I'll include that mention at the top as I think it's the best we have...

He's no 7ft 1 barefoot man.
Mark(5'9.25") said on 15/Feb/17
Also, Cardarople looks under 6'4" as a big 6'4" or near 6'5" person should be above Shaq's mouth which isn't the case.
Mark(5'9.25 said on 14/Feb/17
@S.J.H

Matty Cardarople had larger hair. Did I also mention Shaq was slighlty further away from the camera and has more worst posture than Cardarople.

Shaq is a legit 7'0' and is a bit over it.
Jason said on 14/Feb/17
Rob, Britain's former tallest man Chris Greenwr was measurement in the evening in front of a TV audience with Ian Wright in 1999. He was 7'4.25" barefoot. He was listed at this time as 7'6.25" by Guinness. The guy from Guinness who measured him looked a bit puzzled, paused then said 'so with this measurement this puts your daily average at 7'6.25". How could this have been unless he measured 7'8.25" out of bed which I find extremely unlikely.
Editor Rob: Is it possible he shrunk a bit in height...4 inches of shrinkage through the day seems rather excessive...
Mark(5'9.25 said on 13/Feb/17
No. I believe Shaq is a bit over 7'0" like he's listed.
Editor Rob: I think it is probably more fair that he measured a bit over 7ft, with big guys some really might shrink 1.5 inches from morning to night, it's a big variance.
Kurt said on 11/Feb/17
Hi Rob, do you think Shaq gained 0.25 in from his barefoot 7ft 0in measurement in NBA drafts?
mrtguy said on 6/Feb/17
Rob, if you were to look (not compare) a size 18EEEEEE pair of shoe to just size 23A shoe do you think it would be harder to tell which one is truly larger and bigger??
S.J.H said on 3/Feb/17
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Shaq struggle to look 6'11.75 with 6'4 Matty Cardarople. 7'0 for sure is a morning mark and 6'11.5 by night he claim
S.J.H said on 1/Feb/17
@Mark(5'9.25

7'0 high chance but not over only out of bed
Mark(5'9.25 said on 1/Feb/17
7'0"-7'1".
S.J.H said on 30/Jan/17
Odd angle and disadvantage posture for Shaq but putting kobe bryant looking 6'6. One true point is that Shaq is not over 7'0 and possible like he once claim he was 6'11 and the other time 6'11.5 and i buy his both claim and 7'0 listing but not those ridiculous believing of 7'1, 7'2 way impossible

Click Here Shaq with monster shoes doesn't look 7'0 here
Canson said on 15/Jan/17
He's over 7'1" out of bed and maybe at his lowest per his appearance on Howard stern he may drop sub 7'0" ever so slightly. I don't see solid 6'11" but do see maybe 6'11.75 as a low for him
184guy said on 13/Jan/17
@Franck
This is a funny video.Both guys look so normal and proportional when in the reality the are 1+ foot taller than an Average human being
You can clearly see that KG had a better sauntering about than Shaq but Shaq is clearly the taller guy. I see at least 1inch between than but no more than 3cms. I see Shaq a about 7'0.25 with KG being 6'11-6'11.25 today and there is a chance Shaq was taller,but not quite a solid 7'1er
Bard said on 13/Jan/17
He's pretty much 7', maybe more, maybe less depending on the time of day.
Franck 189_187 cm said on 12/Jan/17
Here is a new video with Shaq invited in the Kevin Garnett show Area 21 :
Area 21: Evolution Of Today's Bigs on Youtube or the link : Click Here

The comparison is clear between Shaq en Kevin garnett, but KG have the footware advantage with 2 or 3cm more, Shaq is definitly 213cm barefoot and if you look closely Shaq have bad posture, with a lot of weight and really thin shoes and still a bit taller, if shaq is standing in a really good posture i can see 214cm ,Kg is somewhere between 210 and 211 cm at night barefoot....
Johnson said on 12/Jan/17
With Robert Wadlow he looks 7'2 on his shoes just in that mark. Legit 7'1 for Shaq
Canson said on 12/Jan/17
@Brad: I don't think it's 3". Maybe he gets close to 2. Where he'd be 7'1.5 in sneaks and a hair under 7'0" by 730 tipoff
184guy said on 10/Jan/17
@Brad said on 8/Jan/17
So Shaq uses high heels ? Interesting...
Chris said on 9/Jan/17
I bit over7 feet barefoot.
Brad said on 8/Jan/17
You hsve to remember those HUGE shoes would give him 2-3 inchs easy in height

I would have him just under the 7feet range as his weight would have taken nearly an inch away
184guy said on 8/Jan/17
Shaq measures no less than 7'2 in footwear and I doubt his sneakers and shoes give 2-2,5 inches. Unless he uses lifts ( very unlikely) .
Guyster said on 7/Jan/17
Shaq is still in the 7'1 range today, he looks to be a good 3 inches taller than Big show today.
Canson said on 6/Jan/17
@Sean: I think lowest (normal) would be 6'11.75ish on a regular day. Many people can come down another 1/4" or so so it's possible 6'11.5 or .25" on an extreme day. But I agree he is for lack of a better word 7' tall avg
Sean said on 5/Jan/17
Rob,
Shaq once said on Howard Stern Show that he was 6'11.5" indeed he is that height, but apparently it's his lowest barefoot measurement of the day. This would coincide with the 7'0" you correctly have him marked at. Out of bed he is likely very close to 7'1".
David said on 1/Jan/17
Peak Shaq was closer to 7'2" than he was to 7'0" barefoot. Shaq was VERY VERY close in height to Zydrunas Ilgauskas.
Zydrunas Ilgauskas was measured 7'3" barefoot and he may be as tall as 7'3.75" right out of bed. He was likely 7'5"+ in shoes since size 23 shoes usually have 2"+ soles. There no way Shaq was 3 or 3.5" shorter than Zydrunas Ilgauskas
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I've seen Shaq and Zydrunas Ilgauskas in person standing next to each other and there is less than 1" height differeece between them.

Rob, Shaq needs a MAJOR HEIGHT UPGRADE because he grew significantly since his height was measured. Shaq was shorter than Tree Rollins his rookie year in Orlando, but he was much taller than Tree Rollins by the time he got to L.A.
Rifle said on 23/Dec/16
Rob,
Do you think 214 cm is possible for Shaq?
Regards
Editor Rob: 7ft and a fraction is of course always possible.
Canson said on 20/Dec/16
That is correct he is for most purposes a solid 7'. Probably 6'11.75 maybe a hair under at his lowest roundable enough to say he is 7' flat. 7'1-7'2" in shoes. And I agree He did start wearing thicker footwear when he began playing for the lakers as someone else here on the site previously posted
Anonymous the anonymous said on 15/Dec/16
I think he is 7ft but listed at 7'1" with his shoes. There was once even a show called dunk king on NBA tv and the announcers said that he was 7'2"
joe### said on 15/Dec/16
Canson
6'11.75 maybe the night
joe### said on 14/Dec/16
He looks 7'0 with Kevin garnett
Canson said on 14/Dec/16
Lol! I've heard it all now. Shaq measured after "evening practice". People will make up anything to make someone taller lol
Canson said on 14/Dec/16
I agree with you, Mathew Robinson. Drew is around 6'5.5. I remember Peyton Manning even saying that drew went out of his way to say that and not 6'6 because he didn't want to be "slower". Possibly a full 197. Shaq at 6'11.75ish sounds about right. 6-6'.5" looks right
David said on 13/Dec/16
Sha is taller then big show
Mathew Robinson (190 cm) said on 13/Dec/16
Editor Rob: actually since that guy is nearer, the difference could be more 7 inch range!

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I think 6'5.5" for Drew and 7'0" for Shaq seem like fair estimates for the two. It appears like a 6" difference or less to me, but the angle favors Drew so I think somewhere between 6 and 7 inches makes sense.
JoeSchmo said on 11/Dec/16
A legit 7 foot 1
@HeightcrazyRed6ft said on 9/Dec/16
Still can not see him under 7ft0.5in. no indication for heightloss.
joe### said on 7/Dec/16
Hakeem Olajuwon solid 6´10 Click Here
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With chamberlain wilt which at that time was still 7'0.5 Click Here
With Bill Walton 6'11-6'11.75 Click Here
Mathew Robinson (190 cm) said on 6/Dec/16
Rob, do you agree that Drew Bledsoe was probably one of those rare athletes who was rounded down? He was listed at 6'5", but I believe looking at photos of him next to Tom Brady that he looks a comfortable 197 cm. Anyways, I ask because here he is with Shaq: Click Here
Editor Rob: actually since that guy is nearer, the difference could be more 7 inch range!
Canson said on 6/Dec/16
Agree with James. I'd say he's 6'11.5-7' zone (a weak 7') who would easily be 7' range for most of the morning
James said on 5/Dec/16
I think Shaq can range from 6'11-7'(bare feet height). I'm gonna go with 6'11.5. He wears huge shoes that bring him to 7'1
Nils said on 5/Dec/16
It makes it much harder to determine his true height..
i mean he could measure over 7'1 and under 7'0 on different occacions
probably he remembers being measured 7'1 at some point
Mathew Robinson (190 cm) said on 4/Dec/16
What do you think the height difference between these two is? Click Here
Editor Rob: the guy could be in 6ft 6 range.
Nils said on 3/Dec/16
Rob u think it's possible guys his height can drop 2 inches during a day? i mean it makes sense the spine is much larger.
a guy who was measured 2.52m dropped to 2.46m in just some hours.
Editor Rob: considering there are guys in New York who go from 5ft 8 to 5ft 6.5, a 7ft 2 to 7ft Shaq wouldn't be hard to believe, would it ;)
Elite said on 1/Dec/16
I think he's 212cm
joe### said on 28/Nov/16
Rob, shaq has two measurements at 21 years old 7'0.63 and 7'0.88 I think 7'0.25 would be perfect for him
slothee said on 28/Nov/16
I'm pretty sure Daft Express used to list him at 7'0 7/8"...nevertheless I think based on the votes alone with an average guess of 7'0.67", Shaq deserves an upgrade. At least 7'0.5" would be a good shout.
184-182 said on 26/Nov/16
DraftExpress has Mutombo listed at 7'1.25" barefoot, which is easily 7'2 when he puts on shoes. He was already like 25 years old when he came into the league, so he couldn't have grown anything beyond that.

Shaq has 7' listed at his barefoot height on Draft Express, but I swear I've seen him listed at 7'0.5 and 7'0.75" barefoot before. Perhaps they are both accurate measurements, as Shaq has got to lose a lot of height throughout the day.
Canson said on 24/Nov/16
Mutombo is taller than Shaq
184-182 said on 24/Nov/16
I think he's really close to 7'1" barefoot. He looks so much taller than most 7 footers in the NBA as well as guys like Tim Duncan, Kevin Garnett who are really close to 7'. I know that most NBA players are listed in shoes, but Shaq was still 2 or 3 inches taller than most of the other centers he played against.

In terms of his height range, he very well could wake up above 7'1 and be scraping 7' even at night
FLEX said on 23/Nov/16
Shaq taller than Mutombo
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FLEX said on 7/Nov/16
Shaq & Jabbar
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Borats Chicken said on 5/Nov/16
rob, why not 7'0.25 or 7'0.5? instead just a 7'0 or would just consider that to be strong 7'0
Editor Rob: well I think he was an inch smaller than a guy like Wilt, who was a solid 7ft 1.

Although guys this height may well shrink between 3-5cm in total, so there's a lot of room for a bigger shrinkage compared to the average man.
Mark said on 3/Nov/16
He towered Cavill
Animus said on 28/Oct/16
I'm not sure he is only 7 feet. Look at him next to Kevin Garnett (who is listed as 6'11.25" here):

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Perhaps Shaq has a shoe advantage with his massive shoes. (By the way, Shaq deliberately wears shoes larger than the actual size of his feet - the space between ankle and shoe is quite obvious when he's sitting down. Jordan and Bryant both wore two pairs of socks when they played, which must have meant they would have had to wear larger shoes)
Franck 189_187 cm said on 2/Oct/16
Rob there is a new proof video where Shaq say himself : "i'm 7'1" , in this video Shaq seems cleary 20/22 cm taller than a 6'4 guy
1) for the first height claim, look at 1:01 in the video
2) for a full comparison with a 6'4 guy, look at 7:02 in the video
Link of the video : Click Here
or searsh on Youtube : Shaquille O'Neal being Interviewed by Ice Poseidon at TwitchCon
I think is fair to update Shaq to a solid 214 cm during the day
Vegas said on 2/Oct/16
Danimal said on 24/Sep/16
Here he is in front of a measurement scale. He's between 7'1" and 7'2" in his shoes and I'm sure shoes of his size give him a full 2''
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He is actually a hair over 7'2 on that ruler. Posture seems rather relaxed too Click Here

We can't make an estimate regarding footwear if we can't see feet. He could be wearing sandals or flip-flops there

If Shaq is less than 7ft then Hogan was below 6'4 in 1994 as Shaq in sandals had Hogan in cowboys boots/ring gear by at least 8 inches
randy said on 1/Oct/16
AS dicksock said their is no way that Andre was the same height as Shaq. There is also no way that Big Show at his peak was the same height as Shaq. Shaq might need to be upgraded and, or Andre and Show's peak needs to be downgraded
JT said on 1/Oct/16
A better pic of Shaq and Yao Ming Click Here The top of Shaq's head is around Yao's eye level so around a 5 inch difference.
Dikembe Motumbo reportedly measured 7'1.25" for the 1992 draft and does not look any taller next to Yao than Shaq does. Click Here Click Here Motumbo looked about that height next to 6'9" Alonzo Mourning and ~ 6'11" Pat Ewing. Click Here
dicksock said on 1/Oct/16
Shaq's height in shoes has been proven for a fact to be 7'2. He needs an upgrade to 7'1" or Big Show needs a downgrade to 6'9.5". Also, there is no way in hell Andre The Giant was the same height barefoot as Shaq.
joe ### said on 26/Sep/16
no over 7ft with dermarcus cousins measured 6'9.5
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Chaz said on 26/Sep/16
Danimal said on 24/Sep/16
Here he is in front of a measurement scale. He's between 7'1" and 7'2" in his shoes and I'm sure shoes of his size give him a full 2'', putting him at MAX 7'0" and possibly slightly under that: Click Here

He is right on the 7'2'' same has the other photo of him on a wall with a scale showing him 7'2'',and if he is under 7' then Wilt was under 7'1'' because there was not much between them.
Danimal said on 24/Sep/16
Duhon said on 16/Sep/16
With one of the few humans on earth who can make him look average or short even Click Here

Wow, you can tell that Shaq had respect for him. Not too often that he has to look up to someone that much and be humbled by it.
Danimal said on 24/Sep/16
Here he is in front of a measurement scale. He's between 7'1" and 7'2" in his shoes and I'm sure shoes of his size give him a full 2'', putting him at MAX 7'0" and possibly slightly under that: Click Here
Oanh said on 19/Sep/16
Sean said on 15/Jul/16
Maybe Shaq peak 7'.05"? 7'0" seems short considering he towers over Big Show at or over 2 inches present time. I thought recently Big Show can still pull off 6'11", but now maybe no more than 6'10.25" or 6'10.5"

Come on, really? A 2" difference means he was towering over him? LOL. That word "tower" is used too much in comparing the differences in peoples heights. If the was 6" taller, then maybe I could agree with you on that.
S.J.H said on 17/Sep/16
Dwarf by yao. But stand out proud as a 7 footer
Duhon said on 16/Sep/16
With one of the few humans on earth who can make him look average or short even Click Here
JKE168cm said on 14/Sep/16
How tall do you think shaqs son to the left is Rob?
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Editor Rob: might be 6ft 7 range
Wallace said on 5/Sep/16
He looked right around Seven feet in person. Hard to tell when I'm only five eleven
Alex said on 1/Sep/16
I think 7'0.5 is fair, wasn't the full 7'1 previously listed but I still think he's a strong 7 footer.
S.J.H said on 24/Aug/16
Long i have say shaq is never 7'1 and at most 7'0 and 1/2 but now 7'0 seem right on the bet
Canson said on 20/Aug/16
He is a legit 7' guy for majority of the day
Johno said on 19/Aug/16
Decent listing.
Tunman said on 18/Aug/16
Finally,he was brought to 7'0.I always thought 4" was a too small difference with Yao Ming.I'm sure he's still gigantic and probably stands out among other players but if there was ever a legit 7'1 I think it was Wilt Chamberlain though in some pics they might look close but then Wilt might have lost a little by late 50's.
Rob,what about creating a page for Vince Carter?he's listed 6'6 but he's rather a solid 6'5 imo maybe 6'5.25"
@HeightcrazyRed6ft said on 5/Aug/16
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Rob, they were both in dress shoes at the red carpet, doesn´t sound Shaq 215cm and Big Show 208-209cm much better?
Canson said on 4/Aug/16
@184guy: are you still talking about Kobe? What does Rob have him listed? 6'4.75. That's 194.945. It's under 195cm. I said he's 194-195. End of discussion
184guy said on 3/Aug/16
@Canson
How Old are you ? 16
This is not a war. Is just a site with a database for comments and different opinions
You write a lot of BS jsut to say that the guy is 194 when in the reality he has 0% of chance to be that tall.
I'm not a troll.I'm just saying what people looks and not going by opinions from my imaginary friends who have met Shaq and said that he told that he was 6'11 range
There is a bunch of guys in this site that have arguments very similar to mine and you are saying that I'm a troll. Where I lose my argument ?
Saying that worst Joe M is 6'4 5/8 ? I told that because this would be his bareminimum,to a mm under. And he always look to edge out 194 guys like Skasgard and Straham.
184guy said on 3/Aug/16
@Canson
How Old are you ? 16
This is not a war. Is just a site with a database for comments and different opinions
You write a lot of BS jsut to say that the guy is 194 when in the reality he has 0% of chance to be that tall.
I'm not a troll.I'm just saying what people looks and not going by opinions from my imaginary friends who have met Shaq and said that he told that he was 6'11 range
There is a bunch of guys in this site that have arguments very similar to mine and you are saying that I
Canson said on 3/Aug/16
@Shane: you're right Dikembe is taller by a bit. Prob an inch. He's definitely a legit 7'1 guy barefoot
Bard said on 1/Aug/16
He was definitely at least 7' in his prime. Probably shorter now but not by much.
Shane said on 29/Jul/16
@Flex the photos you selected were awful. Dikembe is absolutely taller than Shaq and Dikembe was 7'1" minus shoes
@HeightcrazyRed6ft said on 29/Jul/16
Rob, Click Here He is clearly taller than 7´2" in footwear standing straight, maybe he is one of the rare man who grew after 20 (1992)?
I doubt he wear 2"+ footwear, so isn´t 7´0.5" much closer?
Canson said on 28/Jul/16
@184guy: excuse me. dont "trash" a page with what? You trashed Kobe's to commence this war with me. And now you are telling me I "have" to say he's 195cm flat. 6'4.75 is 194.94945 not 195. 6'4.5 is 194 cm. So you lose the argument!!! He's claimed 6'4.75 (where his wife measured him) and 6'4.5 two seperate times so he is under 195 cm if you want to get technical. And I'll leave what I'm forced to say up to Rob. this is his site not yours. And telling me not to "state my beliefs" when someone here who met him said "I met Kobe and he is between 194 and 195". It is a free country and I can state whatever I want. This is a free site and I can express my views any way I want. Don't ever say "don't take Canson seriously... This troll...." Just because I don't agree with your view 184guy. And anyone who sees between 194 and 195 would understand what I'm saying he isn't a flat 194 but not a full 195.

So I can say whatever the hell I want to say. You are the one who started this and now I am finishing it. What? Are you upset because I'm not making your boy as tall as you want him to be? remember who started the attacks. It sure as hell wasn't me and now you and James both keep coming back with retarded comments (everyone else sees them as well) that make no sense when I've explained very clearly between 194 and 195 repeatedly now. I didn't see anyone say anything to KROC when he "saw and observed him as between 194 and 195 in person". I didn't hear anyone attack Alex about it when he called him 193. So why are you doing it to me? And no I don't go off pictures or what not. Kobe has claimed 6'4.5 (194.3cm) and also 6'4.75 (194.9495 cm). Neither of those are 195cm. So that grouped with two other ppl from Celebheights who saw him are more credibility than you have. So yes please stop the argument while you are behind because you really sound dumber and dumber every time you make one. Yes you have been on here 18 months, you make no valid points. And have no credibility, and your pictures stink! You're a troll who "fantasizes" about people being taller than they are or finds a way for them to be.
FLEX said on 27/Jul/16
Shaq & Ilgauskas
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184guy said on 27/Jul/16
@Canson
Do me a favor.Wrote everything that you want to sent to me in just one post to not trash the page with our discussions
About the 194 . When you say someone is 194-195 you are saying that he can be any height from 194 to 195 so .You are saying that he could be 194 yes,that he could be 195 yes,that he could be 194.5, 194.1 194.7 whatever.The point is.He never looks as short as 194 and you are still saying that he could be 194.The min that you could claim is 195 and you still go towards 194 like I explain before.You have even admit that he looks taller than Charles Barkley who you also claim the 6'4.575

After being about 18 months on the site,I can safely say that i Trained my view and conceptions about height . I know how tall is 195 , I know the difference between 193 and 195 and I know how both are such a perfect height for every male.I do not want any other discussion with you about those guys.I believe is very irritating and disturbing for both sides.
The last Ad is : Observe the proofs.There is a lot of them.There is more chances of Kobe being 6'5 (as he looked with Manning) than just the 6'4 5/8 The evidences exist,you just can't ignore them
Guyster said on 25/Jul/16
I"m not sure where the ammended height from 7"1 down to 7"0 even comes from, but IMO I do believe that Shaq is much closer to 7"1 than just a flat 7 footer he is 215cm at worst.
Canson said on 25/Jul/16
To add to what Height and Shane both said is clear as day and good comparisons. Wilt and Mutombo both had Shaq by an inch. I'd even go as far to use Rik Smits as another comparison. In game (esp when Shaq played in Orlando and later LA against Indiana) Smits always had Shaq by at least 3". Now Smits had a longer body too than Shaq proportionately and Not sure if Smits was a full 7'4" but I certainly buy 7'3" very easily for him. He looked close in height with a guy like Mark Eaton so he could've been
Canson said on 25/Jul/16
@184guy: do me a favor. Copy and paste where I said Kobe is a "flat" 194cm. Enlighten me because I can't find it. If I said 194 range that means he's in the 194 range but not a flat 194. And when I've said 194-195 numerous times. If you're unable to produce this then you will just make yourself sound like even more of a turd then you already are. You started this by ragging on me but it appears you're the one with no credibility and you are a joke that nobody or no one takes seriously here
Canson said on 25/Jul/16
@Shane @Height: both correct on your estimates for Shaq.
Canson said on 25/Jul/16
@184Guy: I think we can all look at Kobe's page as Height reiterated what I said so obviously your eyesight is horrible, you are a complete invalid which you sound like, or you have a problem comprehending what you read. Go look at the posts that I have posted and look where Height corrected James. It's right there. And by the way that's fine if you disagree because we won't always agree on everything but do remember who started this attack here. It surely wasn't me and you are just making yourself sound dumber and dumber with each post. And yes 184 cm is not only a good height but a damn good height. You are a hair over 6'0" and you should be proud of that. And I wasn't saying it wasn't. I was saying generally the guys here who tend to inflate others are generally the ones who want to be taller. Thats what you tend to do which is fine but don't go around denigrating others opinions and if you wanna start it please by all means be prepared to finish it. Truce?
Canson said on 25/Jul/16
@184Guy: I think we can all look at Kobe's page as Height reiterated what I said so obviously your eyesight is horrible, you are a complete invalid which you sound like, or you have a problem comprehending what you read. Go look at the posts that I have posted and look where Height corrected James. It's right there. And by the way that's fine if you disagree because we won't always agree on everything but do remember who started this attack here. It surely wasn't me and you are just making yourself sound dumber and dumber with each post.
FLEX said on 25/Jul/16
Shaq is taller than Dikembe. In those pictures Mutombo is closer to the camera, that's why he looks taller
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And when Shaq is straight up in this pic with Wilt & Kareem, he doesn't look shorter than them
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Shane said on 24/Jul/16
The directly side by side photos posted below with 7'1" barefoot Mutombo tell the tale. Mutombo clearly has an inch plus on Shaq in all the,side by sides.
184guy said on 23/Jul/16
@Canson
No,I'm not insecure about my height.If i was i would try to downgrade everybody to make my height not that short
1,84 is a good height,it's in the beggining of the tall area but is nothing like the stand out(the exception is with woman :)
I try to get the more closer to the listing . I admit,is very hard to say if someone is 2,12 or 2,15 when this is near a foot taller but when he get many points of reference ( ex Basketball) we can have a idea.But unfortunelly I can't agree with you while saying the shortest mark when there is enough proof showing the opposite.Saying things like Kobe could be 194 ( YES ,YOU SAID THAT) don't stuck in my mind
James B said on 23/Jul/16
In photos shaq absolutely dwarf Michael jordan
James B said on 23/Jul/16
Vegas what height what you guess Bill Goldberg?

You mentioned he was same height as tripl h in cowboy boots
Height said on 23/Jul/16
@184guy

If Wilt measured 7'1" without shoes it is very unlikely that Shaq is 7'0.88" or 7'0.66", since the difference between both them has consistently been no less than 1 inch.
Canson said on 23/Jul/16
@Vegas: I agree Test does look about That in pics from what I see and what I've seen over the years
Canson said on 23/Jul/16
@Vegas: look at this link below though.

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Canson said on 23/Jul/16
@184Guy: well it sounds to me like you will take the highest order here and are already set on doing that. Height said in a previous post that he claimed 6'11.5 and more than one person here has said it. So you can continue to believe he is 7'1 just because you obviously like men being taller than they are. That is sad. If someone claims they are shorter than you think or they appear it likely means they are. And no I don't believe KROC has a stadiometer but Shaq claimed that height to him so don't know how he would misconstrue it or make it up. I mean you seem to have these theories. Question for you is it because you are insecure about your own height? That is typically the case for someone with the tendency to make everyone else taller or fantasizing that they are like you do.

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