How tall is Shaquille O'Neal

Shaquille O'Neal's Height

7ft 0in (213 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..


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Average Guess (64 Votes)
7ft 0.66in
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.
184guy said on 22/Jul/16
@Canson said on 21/Jul/16
Who is KROC ? He has a stadiometer in his pocket ? He is a judge or god to someone tell him the truth ? Shaq claimed 7'1 on Conan and many others sources.Now where is the truth ? I dunno and probably nobody knows.
Canson said on 22/Jul/16
Comparing him to Yao isn't easy really. Yao has a huge head (larger than Shaq's). But it is a good 5+
Vegas said on 22/Jul/16
Sorry Shaq and Garnett together on video Click Here
Vegas said on 22/Jul/16
Canson said on 21/Jul/16
@184guy: if you look at Shaq and KG there's at most 1 full inch sometimes less.
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There us roughly a measured inch difference for reference between girl 2 and rob and girl 3 and rob Click Here
slothee said on 22/Jul/16
Interesting downgrade.. From what I've seen from him he looked nearly 8 inches taller than 6'4.75" Barkley. Sure 7'1" seems a bit high, but 7' flat seems a bit off as well. Maybe 7'0.5"?
Canson said on 21/Jul/16
Unfortunately 184guy, Height really isn't using a ridiculous estimate. He did claim it and KROC met him and said he claimed around 6'11.75 when someone asked his height Basketball heights are all over the place so are the pics people use to compare players.
Canson said on 21/Jul/16
@184guy: if you look at Shaq and KG there's at most 1 full inch sometimes less. Sorry but Shaq is 7' flat tops. Let's stick with 7' because I would hate to see you do something as drastic as downgrading something you are allergic to
184guy said on 20/Jul/16
@Height said on 19/Jul/16
Ok.A guy like Shaq has a big feet and probably a big shoe size which implies in a big sole for the one.So a 7'0.88(the supossed number ) Shaq in shoes give us a 6'11.75 or even 6'11.5 barefoot.
The only problem is if you do that,you'll need to downgrade every celeb in at about 1 inch .Shaq was obvious taller than 7ft and probably stills.Look him with Yao Ming who claimed 7'6.He looked roughly 5 inches shorter.Look also with 6'11 7'0 guys like Gasol,Garnett,Nowitzki,Bill Watson,David Robson,Paul Wight.He is visible taller than all of them.He was billed 7ft in 1992 when he was 19-20.Do you have a crystall ball to say that we had not grown 0,5in later ?
I don't think he was as tall as 7'1 'cause he looked shorter than Wilt but i can't accept just a flat 7ft,let alone your ridiculous 6'11.5 which came in a joke with a very arrogant guy (Howard Stern).So my guess, 7'0.5 sounds pretty optimistic
Canson said on 20/Jul/16
I wish there were pics in the primes for Kareem and Wilt with Shaq. Wilt was measured 7'.5 in his 40s and Kareem not sure. But I won't question a full 7'2 or the 7'1 7/8 in his prime. He looked it.
Vegas said on 20/Jul/16
Everyone seems right around their measured height, wade is wearing flat loafers it looks like so would probably have a half inch footwear disadvantage to the others and probably hits 6'4 in those or just a hair above Click Here

there is no actual official measured height for shaq documented so not sure why people commenting like there is

a 7'1 in shoes shaq would result in a below 7 foot sans footwear which as i pointed out before would result in a big downgrade for alot of people on here. e.g if shaq was 7'1 in shoes lebron should reach his eyeline and clearly thats not the case Click Here

james, test looked around 6'4.5-6'5 in person
Rifle said on 20/Jul/16
Shaq was a legit 7'0.5" in his prime period.
Height said on 19/Jul/16
@184guy

Measured at under 7'1" with shoes (probably non basketball shoes). Has admitted "7 feet even" both coming out of high school and in his 1993 book, has admitted 6'11.5" on Howard Stern although there seem to be be no record or footage from that interview.
Canson said on 19/Jul/16
@184guy: his pre draft measurement was revealed that it was in shoes. Which is why Rob changed it. He's 7'0" quit upgrading people
Rifle said on 19/Jul/16
Dear Rob,
What do you think is the difference in height between this guy and Shaq?

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Regards
Editor Rob: 4, maybe more near 5
James B said on 18/Jul/16
Vegas always wanted to ask you this but how tall did Test look to you when you met him in person?
184guy said on 18/Jul/16
Show was obviusly nothing less than 2,5 inch shorter than Shaq
To me this listing that Rob put is wrong.Rob said that Shaq was supposed measured at 7'1 in sneakers.But if this is true,he would'nt be taller than 6'11.75 barefoot
He was measured just shy 7'1 so likely 215cm.And in sneakers he is probably 1.25inch taller like 7'2.25.There is even a measurement saying Shaq was 7'2.25 in sneakers Not only 7'1
mrtguy said on 17/Jul/16
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Canson said on 17/Jul/16
CDK Shaq doesn't have 3" on Big Show. Look at close ups from when they were in the ring together. It's maybe 1.5". If you get 3" it's due to Show's posture
Shane said on 16/Jul/16
Shaq is not over 7 even barefoot. Video and photos have to be centered perfect to help the discussion at all. He is known to wear thick soles as well
JT said on 16/Jul/16
Fern, if shaq’s son is legit 6’9” Shaq was at least 7’3” in his ESPYs footwear. Click Here His son does look 6’9” with Lebron Click Here and 6'10.25" measured Karl Anthony Towns. Click Here Big show's definitely taller next to Shaq than the son. Not sure what's going on other than you need to view many photos and videos before you can peg a person's height. I still think we are at a 7’1” (or close) Shaq and 6’11” tops Big Show in 2016 with comparable footwear.
Canson said on 16/Jul/16
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Canson said on 16/Jul/16
@Fern194-192: I saw pics with Shaq and Big Show from a few years back and a more recent. Shaq is really (if Both stand straight) only about an inch and a half taller. If it's a 4" diff it's on Big Show because previous pics Big Show would've been 6'10.25-.5 range and Shaq almost a solid 7'.
mrtguy said on 16/Jul/16
Rob, that clip of Big Show and Shaq recently at the 2016 EPSY doesn't prove anything of their true heights, we can't see their true footwear and the camera isn't leveled properly, as a matter of fact the it can mistaken Big Show's height
Canson said on 16/Jul/16
@Vegas: Lebron also had a very obvious footwear advantage at the Espys on Melo. See below

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Canson said on 16/Jul/16
@Vegas: I agree Lebron is prob a half inch or so taller than Melo in reality but at the Espys Melo looked taller at times. The pic below is the only one that would imply Lebron being taller and it's because Lebron has his head tilted down (he's losing height in the pic but I factor that in to make the assumption that he'd have Melo by 1/2"). Other pics Melo actually looked taller than James however

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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"
CDK said on 15/Jul/16
After seeing the video of Big Show and Shaq at the ESPY awards this week I would say their heights today are;

Big Show 6'10" barefoot
Shaq 7'1" barefoot
Dawkins said on 15/Jul/16
215.5 cm out of bed, 213 cm at night.
FLEX said on 14/Jul/16
Shaq is at least 3 inches taller than Big Show
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Frantz 189-187 cm said on 14/Jul/16
Rob what you think about this new video Between shaq and Big Show for WrestleMania 33 ?
search on Youtube : "Big Show challenges Shaq to a match at WrestleMania" or Link : Click Here
I know the camera angle is not really good but Shaq is cleary taller than big show, also i don't think shaq wear basketball shoes with his suit,
Timofey Mozgov the 7'1" real 216cm russian center of the nba team Cleveland Cavalier blogged :

"You can’t even imagine how huge Shaq is, – Mozgov told Kirill Zangalis of Sovetskiy Sport. – I’m not sure that I could wrap my arms around him; he’s a real man-mountain. I’ve played against the Greek giant Sofoklis Schortsanitis, and it was impossible to move him. But now after meeting Shaq in person I understand why Schortsanitis goes by the nickname “Baby Shaq” in Europe. Compared to the original he looks like a dwarf.

source ESPN : Click Here

Sofoklis Schortsanitis is 208 cm !

Shaq is at least 214cm so a strong 7 footer barefoot and big Show probably a solid 209/210 cm barefoot, i think is fair to update his height to 214, 213 is a bit low for this basketball legend ;-)
miko said on 14/Jul/16
Shaq at 7'0 flat is bad news for Big Show.

I still think Show is around 6'11 but there is definitely more than 1 inch between them in 2016.
Fern194cm-192cm said on 14/Jul/16
Hey Rob,
You need to head to youtube and look at the video of big show and shaq talking at the ESPY awards. Shaq has a good 4 inches on him. No lie. His son Sharif O'neal who is legit 6,9 and growing appears to be the same height or taller as Big Show. If shaq is only 7,0 then Big show is 6,8-6,9. I still think Shaq is 7,0.5 today. If not Big show needs a downgrade for sure. Please consider for the height fans who want nothing but the truth and the whole truth.
JT said on 14/Jul/16
Click Here Lesnar looks like he has cowboy boots on. Shaq has a full head size on him and his head is fairly large. A 7'0" flat Shaq means a big downgrade for many on this site, unless of course he gets a 2 or more inch boost from every shoe he ever wears.

Since Hogan’s 6’6” on this site, Shaq must have been wearing his sandals with the 3 inch boost.... Click Here Click Here
Editor Rob: he could look at most 6ft 10 there
Vegas said on 14/Jul/16
Lebron was noticeably taller than Carmelo on stage last night at the espys

James I have never met hall. As for what I think his height was, maybe 6'4-6'5 you could argue
MDV said on 14/Jul/16
In the latest video of Big Show and Shaq shaq looked at least 2 in taller...Probably 210 cm and 215 are ok for the 2 now....
Canson said on 13/Jul/16
one thing I will add is some ppl claim morning height (some athletes and celebs) while others claim what they are measured in afternoon. Meaning if for example gonna use Shaq as example measured over 7' in the AM Lebron measured over 6'7 in the AM but measured 6'6.75 or 1/2 later and Shaq 7' later (these are just examples not necessarily sure where each would measure truthfully) but one could claim their Lower the other their upper (possibly rounded up). Another example is if we compared someone like Conan who may be 6'3 1/2 in the morning he may round to 6'4 then you get a Kobe or a Barkley they may measure 6'4.5 in the afternoon (near their low) and round down. In reality the lower measurement in my opinion is the accurate of the two. At worst case if the person is rounding up that negates it in my opinion
Canson said on 13/Jul/16
@Vegas: not sure if LBJ was truly measured. He said out of his own mouth that he wasn't "measured" after reaching 6'6 (Jordan, his idol's, listed height). Kobe Bryant also has a pre draft measurement in the books and he admitted to skipping it. To me Lebron looks around 6'7" mark TBH. Most of what you said is logical however
Canson said on 13/Jul/16
@Vegas: I agree with you that most guys here look overlisted for sure
James B said on 12/Jul/16
Was hogan really shorter than Scott hall in wcw who many believe was 6'5?

Personally I find 6'5 hard to swallow for Scott hall and he struck me as looking more 6'4 than 5 actually.

Vegas what's your opinion on Scott halls height? I don't think you have met him in person have you?
Vegas said on 12/Jul/16
Anthony and LeBron were measured and documented by the NBA at same camp so it doesn't really make sense if Anthony is correct why lebrons would be well off.. Click Here

Pictures are nice to look at but estimating heights based on photos alone is ludicrous as there are simply too many things to take into account (angle, ground, footwear, height of camera, location of camera, distance from camera among them). I have never seen a good comparison photo of Shaq and Kareem as nearly all those factors I listed apply to the ones posted here. E.g there is a photo of Kareem and Andrew bynum looking close in height yet Shaq was taller was bynum so what does that tell us about photos...

Hogan was 40 when he stood next to Shaq on video. What situation would cause him to lose upwards of 1.5 inches by 1994? To my knowledge his first major surgery (knee) was in the late 1990s
Canson said on 10/Jul/16
@Vegas: it's possible Hulk was 6'4" at that point when they took the pic. But I can buy 6'5" prime maybe even 6'5.25-.5. Shaq tho 7' is the most he'd be if his measurement was in shoes at 7'.63-.88. Wouldn't surprise me if Lebron is under 6'7 like maybe 199.5-200 range. He doesn't look an entire inch taller than Melo more 1 cm- .5". Melo is what he's measured when I met him. I'm 6'4 1/2 he's easily 6'6" range prob a solid 6'6.25-.375 had me by 1.5-2" id say. I look at pics with Kareem and Wilt and Shaq and he Does not look over 7'. But Ben Wallace from what he said when they interviewed him isn't even 6'7. He said "I'm really tiny, 6'6/6'7". My guess is he prob is 199cm range He can look shorter than Lebron at times
Canson said on 10/Jul/16
@Vegas: it's possible Hulk was 6'4" at that point when they took the pic. But I can buy 6'5" prime maybe even 6'5.25-.5. Shaq tho 7' is the most he'd be if his measurement was in shoes at 7'.63-.88. Wouldn't surprise me if Lebron is under 6'7 like maybe 199.5-200 range. He doesn't look an entire inch taller than Melo more 1 cm- .5". Melo is what he's measured when I met him. I'm 6'4 1/2 he's easily 6'6" range prob a solid 6'6.25-.375 had me by 1.5-2" id say
Vegas said on 9/Jul/16
Canson said on 1/Jul/16
@Vegas: some of the guys you mentioned could use a downgrade. Hogan for one 6'5 not 6'6 in his prime. At least in the 80s/90s he was. Shaq was at most a solid 7' and that's possibly a stretch
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Hogan would have to drop to 6'4 if Shaq was 7ft at most. Shaq in 94 was 8 inches taller than Hogan..and Hogan had footwear advantage

Fact is in video Shaq looks taller than 7ft at most next to LeBron and big ben and their barefoot measurement is documented by the NBA and nfl
Frantz 189-187 cm said on 9/Jul/16
Shaq is probably 216,5 morning and 214,1 cm at night, he also claimed himself 216 cm in an interview for the Lakers tv , 213cm is a bit to low, 214 cm barefoot seems right for him IMO
Canson said on 9/Jul/16
@Shane: absolutely right. Kareem has always had 2" on Shaq min
Canson said on 8/Jul/16
Height: you're 100% correct. Also Shaq's pre draft initially was in shoes. I see him as a legit near 7 footer in reality. Maybe can drop to 6'11.5-.75 after a long day. He doesn't edge out KG by much at all in close pics maybe 2-2.5 cm
Shane said on 8/Jul/16
Shaq was never 7'1 barefoot as the clarification above shows and the side by sides with 7'1 barefoor Mutombo clearly shows. Shaq is clearly a good inch shorter.
Canson said on 6/Jul/16
He doesn't look as if he has lost any height honestly. Still looks like he could measure about 7'
Height said on 6/Jul/16
@aaronius

You are contradicting yourself by saying that people can't go by pre-draft measurements and then showing pre-draft measurement data to prove he was 7'1".

The problem is, he has always looked at least 1 inch shorter than legit 7'1" next to guys like Dikembe Mutombo.
cdk said on 5/Jul/16
PEAK HEIGHTS;

SHAQ= 7 FOOT
BIG SHOW= 6 FOOT 11
HULK HOGAN= 6 FOOT 5
aaronius said on 5/Jul/16
something that people here should note, Kareem is a Yoga practitioner, and has been for like 35 years. Yoga over time makes you taller, not shorter, because you are constantly conditioning and lengthening the spine, pumping up the discs to maximum height. i wouldnt doubt kareem is probably a legit 7'2"
aaronius said on 5/Jul/16
Shaq is and was every bit of 7'1" at his peak... you guys can't go by his pre-draft measurement of 7'0", as he was just a 19 year old kid and was still growing. he settled at 7'1" barefoot. he has since been measured and his height revised.

check this webpage out showing various measurements, and it shows Shaq's pre-draft measurement number 2 at 7'0.88", almost a full 7'1":

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aaronius said on 5/Jul/16
Shaq is and was every bit of 7'1" at his peak... you guys can't go by his pre-draft measurement of 7'0", as he was just a 19 year old kid and was still growing. he settled at 7'1" barefoot. he has since been measured and his height revised.
James B said on 4/Jul/16
This could mean great khali is under 7'1
James B said on 4/Jul/16
Rob was it big shows weight making him look much shorter next to shaq?
Editor Rob: for a guy like big show you wonder how much his natural standing height differs from his measured height...it's an unknown really, but he certainly doesn't have Stallone posture.
scottfree1 said on 4/Jul/16
My answer to how tall are you? Is 6'8".. 6'9" on a good day.. $=4 me "height" is relative, a standard door is 6'8" and at my "normal height" relaxed posture, head titled down I clear no problem, but at my stand up straight, deep breath, shoulders back height the door jam hits me in the forehead, and this is barefoot, add some bball shoes and in the nba I would be a "7fter"
Canson said on 1/Jul/16
@Vegas: some of the guys you mentioned could use a downgrade. Hogan for one 6'5 not 6'6 in his prime. At least in the 80s/90s he was. Shaq was at most a solid 7' and that's possibly a stretch
Oanh said on 1/Jul/16
FLEX said on 9/Jun/16
There is no way SHAQ is just 7 feet.
Shaq & Mutombo: Click Here Click Here Click Here
Shaq vs. Bynum & Gasol: Click Here Click Here
Shaq & 7'1'' listed Fesenko: Click Here
Shaq & 6'11''listed Pero Antic: Click Here
Shaq & Jabbar: Click Here
Shaq & 7'5'' Bhullar: Click Here
Shaq & 7'4'' kid Brenden Adams: Click Here

The photo with Mutombo is not a good one. There are other photos of the two of them standing straight, and Mutombo is 1-2" taller. Shaq is 7 feet barefoot.
184guy said on 28/Jun/16
Shaq's height is 7ft 0.5 (214cm)
Rifle said on 28/Jun/16
Rob,
Don't you think you should list Shaq at 7'0.5"?He definitely looked taller than 7'0" at his prime.

Regards
Editor Rob: you could still argue 7ft 0.5 would be possible
184guy said on 25/Jun/16
Rob,this was a very radical downgrade.A full inch is very much for our conception.As you are not sure if he was 7'1 or just 7'0 you should list him as 7'0.5
This would be fair cause this half inch cover up both ranges.
Vegas said on 25/Jun/16
miko said on 23/Jun/16
A 7'0 prime Shaq means Big Show needs his prime height moving down, as does Hogan by an inch
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Yeah quite a few people need to be downgraded an inch now. Hogan, big show, Andre, LeBron, garnett. Photos are one thing but Shaq had 8 inches easy on Hogan on video in 1994 and was more than 4.5 inches taller than LeBron back to back
miko said on 23/Jun/16
A 7'0 prime Shaq means Big Show needs his prime height moving down, as does Hogan by an inch.
Canson said on 22/Jun/16
@Height: he does always look nothing less than a full inch shorter. Your estimate is likely right. I could even buying him catching a good whiff of 6'11 like 6'11.5 esp because he varies so much at that size. I notice back then some taller guys didnt round up (before today's height inflation began years back). Some still don't.
Height said on 22/Jun/16
@mrtguy

He always looks no less than 1 inch shorter than measured legit 7'1" guys (like Mutombo or Wilt):

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jajamen said on 22/Jun/16
rob, what made you change it 7'1 to 7'0?
Editor Rob: I think for me there was probably enough I've seen over the years to believe what the draft site said about 7ft measurement and near 7ft 1 in sneakers.
mrtguy said on 22/Jun/16
Rob, I still think Shaq may not quite be a full 7 ft 1, but he's certainly, if not majority of times taller than flat 7 ft
Leo said on 16/Jun/16
Shaq has a body of a guy 6'10.75-6'11.

@Flex Sim Bhullar is 7'3.5
@HeightcrazyRed6ft said on 14/Jun/16
Rob, Shaq at 7ft flat does make todays Big Show 6´10" at best and never 7ft in his entire life, look at Big Shows big soles- I doubt Shaq had more footwear.


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Lucho said on 13/Jun/16
2.14 cm
jtm said on 11/Jun/16
thanks for downgrading him back to his real height. now if you could downgrade Pitt and Damon.
miko said on 10/Jun/16
Shaq at a flat 7'0? Wow.
FLEX said on 9/Jun/16
There is no way SHAQ is just 7 feet.
Shaq & Mutombo: Click Here Click Here Click Here
Shaq vs. Bynum & Gasol: Click Here Click Here
Shaq & 7'1'' listed Fesenko: Click Here
Shaq & 6'11''listed Pero Antic: Click Here
Shaq & Jabbar: Click Here
Shaq & 7'5'' Bhullar: Click Here
Shaq & 7'4'' kid Brenden Adams: Click Here
Danimal (176-178cm) said on 8/Jun/16
How can you have Kareem listed at less than 7'2" in his prime and Shaq at 7'1" when an old Kareem is noticeably taller than a prime Shaq????

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Editor Rob: the conclusion seems to point to Shaq having been measured nearly 7ft 1 in footwear, as the DraftExpress seemed to think.
GP said on 7/Jun/16
Shaq was always shorter than Mutombo, who was a legit 7'1". Anyone who followed Shaq's career will say that and that he started looking taller when he went to Lakers since he started wearing thicker heeled basketball shoes
Height said on 6/Jun/16
Rob, but didn't DraftExpress later reverted their measurement to 7'0" with the editor claiming that the previous 2 measurements they had where with standard sneakers (non basketball sneakers)?

And what would you say is the difference between him and 6'11" Kevin Garnett?
Editor Rob: this 7ft 1992 measurement I couldn't ever find the article, I'm not sure if it was ever posted, but it may well be accurate. I think many have argued 7ft for him made sense.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 4/Jun/16
Rob, then why do you still have Shaq at 6ft1 on the dot?
Editor Rob: if it was 3/4 inch yes, but it was just under 7ft 1...you could argue that he drops below 7ft 0.75 especially if he was measured before mid-day.
BigDummy said on 3/Jun/16
Hilarious how Wilt and Shaq are both 7'1 according to this site when there are pictures and videos and Wilt is clearly taller.
Editor Rob: Shaq was measured a little under 7ft 1, Wilt measured a little over, so I would class Shaq as the weaker and Wilt the stronger 7ft 1.
Darko said on 24/May/16
213 cm - 213.5 cm
Canson said on 14/May/16
@Bruce Wayne: everything you said is 100% correct! However the heights you have for them are already inflated. Penny is 6'6 barefoot not 6'7. Not sure on Nathan (Ricky roe). He may be 6'8. Shaq is between 6'11-7' barefoot.
miko said on 13/May/16
Shaq at 6'11 would put a prime Hulk Hogan at around 6'3. Andre at 6'8... etc... all 3 were 2 inches taller than that.
Rifle said on 13/May/16
I have seen Shaqs shoes, they give 1.6"-1.5" additional height
BruceWayne said on 13/May/16
Shaq wears unsually large size 22 basketball shoes which give him at least additional 2 inches to his barefoot height.....if he is 7'1" barefoot, then he stood at least 7'3" on the basketball court during his playing days.

I remember his movie "Blue Chips (1993)" where his character Neon Boudeaux, together with 6'7" Butch McRae (played by Penny Hardaway) and 6'8" Ricky Roe (played by Matt Nover) were recruited by a College team and when they were introduced in the school gym, the PA announced their respective heights to be 7'4" , 6'9" and 6'11" tall. When the three players asked why they were announced to be taller than their real heights, the team official responded with something to this effect: "that's how tall you are gonna be..." implying the industry practice of teams inflating their players' heights by 1-3 inches to make their team roster appear on paper to be more impressive and/or intimidating.
Dave260 said on 11/May/16
SHAQ Is 7ft 0" (213cm) in Trainers (2-3cm increase). 6ft 11" (210.8cm) with No shoes.
BIG SHOW is 6ft 10.5" (209.5cm) In Boots. 6ft 9.5" (207cm) No shoes.
Ice said on 28/Apr/16
Almost all NBA players who are 7'1"+ are genetically tall . You can tell by there head to body porportion - all of these guys' heads just seem small compared to their bodies .
miko said on 21/Apr/16
Shaq at under 7'0 throws everything off.

He's somewhere between 7'0.5 and 7'1, I doubt he's lost any height either.
Johno said on 15/Apr/16
Wilt Chamberlain 7'1.
Johno said on 13/Apr/16
6'11.5-7'0.
mrtguy said on 4/Apr/16
Wilt Chamberlain is taller and more athletic than Shaq ever is/was
jayball62 said on 14/Mar/16
does it matter he is close to 7 feet and its the bulk that means just as much.
S.J.H said on 12/Mar/16
In thick monster size bigger insole shoe he look 1.25 taller than 6''11.25 kevin garnett in thin basketball shoe , i'm thinking shaq is more like 7"0.25 and was like 7"0.75 he got measure in morning and nba round him up at 7''1. Legit 7'0 giant
Height said on 7/Mar/16
6'11.5" or 6'11.75" may have been his height at 17 or so. As a full grown adult that may be an exaggeration.

Like I said, I think he is a legit 7'0" guy at 213.5 cm and Garnett is 6'11" / 6'11.25" (210.8 cm / 211.5 cm).

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Duhon said on 6/Mar/16
Kevin Garnett is a minimum 6'11" barefoot and likely above that like Rob has him listed. Shaq looks at least 7' right next to him Click Here
666 said on 3/Mar/16
Shaq did not measure over 7 feet - unless you count his in shoes measurements. For a long time Draftexpress had him pegged at 7-1 without shoes, based on a newspaper article that cited him at 7' 0.63" and 7' 0.88" from the 90's during the draft. But it turns out those were actually with shoes measurements. So they updated his profile to "7-0" without shoes. They use a rounded number but I think if he had a 1" or 1.25" thick shoe like most players that would put him almost right at about 6-11.5 like he admitted to being.

That also explains why an old Wilt appeared taller than him when they met.
Height said on 3/Mar/16
Here is another angle of the famous Shaq with the great centers (from 1993, Shaq age 21) :

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Wilt has a better posture than Shaq, but still the difference between them is very noticeable. I honestly don't see him being 7'0.88".

But I do see him as a legit 7'0" guy at 213 cm or even 213.5 cm...Especially after seeing the video where he admits his height and finishing reading his 1993 rookie season book written in collaboration with Jack McCallum.

What do you think Rob?
Height said on 29/Feb/16
FLEX, you actually thought I was serious...I just used the same method (type of picture) you used to claim that Shaq is taller than Mutombo.
FLEX said on 22/Feb/16
HAHA
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Duhon said on 19/Feb/16
I believe Shaq at his prime was 7'1" or perhaps 7'0.88" as I've seen in some sources. However as of now he's put on a lot of weight. I wouldn't be surprised if he's over 400 lbs currently, I don't think his posture is very good anymore due to that.
Height said on 19/Feb/16
@FLEX

And Mourning is taller than Shaq...

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FLEX said on 17/Feb/16
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FLEX said on 17/Feb/16
Shaq is taller than Mutombo, again
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WalkingTall 6ft3.25 said on 16/Feb/16
--Shorter than 7´1.25 Kristaps Porzingis
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--Here is the source for Porzingis measurements
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--What do you think Rob,whats the difference between them considering the angle and everything,i think Shaq is about 7 ft tall,as draftexpress says....maybe just maybe even 6´11.5....
Height said on 16/Feb/16
@FLEX

Mutombo is a legit 7'1" guy (more like 7'1.25" really). Shaq has always been at least an inch shorter than him:

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Rifle said on 16/Feb/16
James,
Shaq is 7'0.88" without shoes.He was measured after evening training.
FLEX said on 14/Feb/16
Shaq is taller than Mutombo
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FLEX said on 13/Feb/16
Shaq is HUGE
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james said on 12/Feb/16
Howard Stern asked him his height and he said 6'11 so I'm guessing he meant barefoot .with shoes hes 7'0..ain't no way he's 7'1 or 7'2 in the morning ..seen him with 7'1 Wilt Chamberlain in a few photos and a video on YouTube and Shaq looked 2 inches shorter .in a photo he took with 7'2 Kareem he was like 2 inches shorter ..and in a photo with 7'2 Mutombo he looked 3 inches shorter ..hes 7'0 max with shoes
S.J.H said on 11/Feb/16
@Frank said on 21/Jan/16
Rifle said on 13/Jan/16
For all those peddling the 6'11" BS for Shaq:
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Shaq at morning- 7'2"

And that isn´t even his "fully streched out height"
Shaq at night-7'0.5"


You're far too exagerrated that makes shaq 7'2.5 out of bed. In fact much closer to 1.5" loss for a day sounds reliable but shaq himself had claim he was only 7'0 even (213cm) and also say that his 7'1 several times it's much likely he was 7'0 than 7'1. At best 7'05 as you say by night this might be the daily height shaq walks on the street.
Moke said on 3/Feb/16
I really wonder how this dude is going to look like when he's 70 or so. With this massive build and that height he's going to need a good chiropractor...
Canson said on 27/Jan/16
Duhon: I see that you completely ignored the fact I presented "Barkley downgrading his height". What is you response to that? You don't have one.

And question why so condescending to others here? Did you have a rough upbringing or something in your childhood? Were you fondled or touched inappropriately? I mean if something is bothering you take your aggression elsewhere to someone who can help you.
Canson said on 27/Jan/16
Rob: Question for you? Because apparently I'm not the only one who has downgraded the same people Here in my estimates and can never remember saying "Rob can you change it". Is it ok to comment with how we feel about the height listed? I mean this is an open forum from what I see. For some reason Duhon doesn't see it that way. Just checking to make sure we all aren't out of line for "thinking" someone is shorter than they are listed and expressing our opinions.
Editor Rob: anybody can comment what they think somebody is, although sometimes people can go beyond the realms of believability.
Canson said on 27/Jan/16
Duhon, lets cut the crap. this started with me agreeing with Ezioadutiore about Steph. It's all because someone disagrees with you. And tell me which NBA players I have downgraded. because I only see Griffin Lebron Wade Curry and MJ and all within 1". I doubt these players are sitting home worried about what we think about their height so don't see why you care. What do you have a crush on these guys? All the rest I kept right where they are. Barkley, Kobe, Shaq, Rodman, Kareem I kept the same. And if you look very closely I am not the only one who has downgraded any of them. 4 or 5 others said the same thing I did. so we must see something. So I want you to bring me some facts instead of saying "Canson downgrades every NBA player because you haven't yet. And by the way I haven't commented on "every player here" so get your facts straight. so you are singling me out? Because I didn't agree with you and challenged you? Oh but I see three that you tried to upgrade and go against Rob? Kobe: Rob, he's over 6'5, Barkley: Rob I vote to upgrade him, Yao: he's a strong 7'5 or 7'6. Go look at what you wrote unless you are that illiterate and senial. I guess so much for trusting the site master Rob because you know more than him obviously. So why is anything you do better than what I do? and Why don't you go and learn how to comprehend what you read "Oh your cousin's friend saw Dell Curry" "oh so you're saying Shaq is lying?" You're very immature making comments you make. U pull this crap when you don't like or understand what someone says. And don't make up stuff "he's bitter he didn't make the NBA." I didn't stoop to that level with you so don't do it with me. diff story for you though. So why are "you" contradicting Rob and "shouting" to him to upgrade these 3 guys? Nothing different from me. If you don't like something someone says address it respectfully. And more facts? Ok. If Curry is really 6'2 as "listed" Kobe is 6'4.75 as listed, Barkley same as listed. Yao 7'5 as listed. Duhon: all I see here is that you are a hypocrite and singled me out when 4 or 5 others have commented the same way I have. Don't believe me? Go look at the pages I mentioned where I donwgraded. I don't hear you saying it to anyone else. this site is all opinion and we express them. That's what makes the experience what it is. And if you want to continue this please bring facts of your own. And don't make up or misconstrue stuff and put it on here know what the hell you are talking about first. Sorry but I can't get over "i use facts not what your cousins friend saw". Go look at what you wrote you moron.
Duhon said on 26/Jan/16
The only people who are insecure about height are the ones calling for Rob to downgrade all the heights he's listed. Do you think people who are secure with themselves try to make others out to be shorter please think about that and what you are trying to do. That's my final word on this unless you start bringing some facts and not personal opinions.
Canson said on 26/Jan/16
Wow! I've never heard someone say someone is negative for downgrading height of someone else where that's what they believe. I would think calling someone a liar or saying someone is downplaying is more negative "Charles Barkley downplays his height to maintain an underdog image" because he claimed what he claimed. Wow Duhon a statement like that "you're being negative for downgrading height" shows you have issues. If height matters that much to someone that shows they are pretty insecure!
Canson said on 26/Jan/16
Duhon: you don't either. So maybe that makes both of us. you do realize that this site is all opinion based right? And I am not the only one who has downgraded the same players that I have. three maybe four others have the exact for the exact same players. I've also kept people right where Rob has them: Kevin Durant, KG, Barkley, Kareem. But I am allowed to disagree with Rob as well as you. as you also have on occasion with me and with Rob. I respect your view but don't have to agree with it. Example, Rob has charles Barkley at 6'4.75, but you disagree. so Rob's wrong now? Why does it work this way but not when I downgrade someone when I genuinely don't believe that person is that height? I'm familiar enough with pro sports and esp the NBA and know people who have worked inside with the players or players I've seen on my own. I have first hand knowledge that while not all but some of the measurements are fab'd. I respect Rob's opinion very much but doesn't mean he is always 100% accurate if he hasn't seen someone in person. Think he knows this too That it is his best guess. Nobody is perfect.

I do respect you especially for the fact that you go for proof with your estimates. but some of the comments?? toward me "oh he's bitter about not making the NBA". Then toward height here when he was making an observation about something Shaq said. Ditto. Even with Ezioauditore he was making a point about Steph curry as was I saying I've seen his father in person and can look at their difference. I realize sometimes you don't read everything through as I saw with the comment you made about "your cousin's friend" when that never was said. I hadn't said anything attacking previously toward you. If I disagreed I did so professionally. Height and I have disagreed on one or two but we do so professionally. If everybody agrees here on everything, then it means that only one person is doing the thinking and it'd be no point of this site and I am sure that nobody here or Rob himself would enjoy the experience nor the success. I apologize if I offended you as I was calling it exactly how I saw it based on your pattern of comments but some of the comments you made were completely out of line as well so it was definitely warranted. Let's move on from this and continue to disagree with each other the right way!!!
Duhon said on 25/Jan/16
Canson you have no idea what you are talking about. 90% of my posts are in reference to draft data not my personal opinion. How am I the negative one when you are the one shouting on every page that these guys are all shorter than what Rob lists them as? and I'm the one who has personal issues?

Please if you have issues with these listings, take it up with Rob the guy who manages the site, I'll take his analysis over guys like you 9/10 times as this is his job.
Height said on 24/Jan/16
Thanks Canson. I just enjoy discussing heights and possible heights to try to come as close as possible to the real thing.
Canson said on 22/Jan/16
Height, i understand your point And intent. It seems as if the only person whose opinion matters here on this site is Duhon's. He is very negative, defensive, and condescending toward others who don't See it his way or who make their own valid points and I honestly think he has issues with his own height. Not to mention his posts here half the time are "his opinion" only wanting to make everyone else taller with very little basis and content and can't even comprehend what other people say.
Frank said on 21/Jan/16
Rifle said on 13/Jan/16
For all those peddling the 6'11" BS for Shaq:
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Shaq at morning- 7'2"

And that isn´t even his "fully streched out height"
Shaq at night-7'0.5"
Height said on 20/Jan/16
Duhon

I never said he lied, just that he gave a different version than he gave Howard Stern (shorter).

Of course he could have grown a little more, I just put the video for reference that sometimes players give very different answers about their height in different moments in their life/ career. Barkley himself has admitted he's 6'4", 6'4.75", 6'5.5" for example.
Duhon said on 19/Jan/16
Lol Shaq at 17 admitting to being 7' even is somehow proof he's been lying about his height? Is it hard to believe a 7' tall 17 year old didn't grow a further inch or maybe a fraction less than that?
Height said on 18/Jan/16
Shaq at age 17 "admitting" his height: Click Here

Just another sample of how some guys like Shaq (and Barkley) often admit different heights in different occasions.
Pjk said on 15/Jan/16
There can be nothing gained from that photo really, other than he is close to 7 ft as it introduces perspective. I want shaq to be over 7 ft of course but all the evidence of shaq standing next to men over 7 ft makes it very hard to believe as he seems to have good posture. A man who is over 7 ft would not look noticeably shorter than other men who are known to be of that height. It just doesn't add up.

In the interests of accuracy I vote for a downgrade also.
J-Dog said on 15/Jan/16
Hey Guys, :) How tall do you think Shaq's son is? This is him and Shaq on his 16th Birthday. Very, very Tall Dude. I would estimate around ~6'8'

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Rifle said on 13/Jan/16
For all those peddling the 6'11" BS for Shaq:
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Shaq at morning- 7'2"
Shaq at night-7'0.5"
HeightcrazyRed6ft said on 11/Jan/16
Shaquille O'Neal:
Height: 7-0.88 (At age 21, 7-0.63 NBA draft measurement 1, 7-0.88 draft measurement 2)
Wingspan: 7-7
Standing Reach: 9-4 (1 inch shoe adjusted)
Hand Length: 11"
Hand Spread: 9"
Playing Weight:
280 - Freshman LSU Season
285 - Sophomore LSU Season
294 - Final LSU Season
301 - 1992 draft measurement 1
303 - 1992 draft measurement 2
315 - early career
325 - early-mid career
350 - mid-late career
368 - maximum (out of shape after an injury)
Shoes: U.S. size 22
HeightcrazyRed6ft said on 11/Jan/16
andre said on 9/Jan/16
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he is shorter then wilt

please rob change it

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Doubt hat´s a fully grown Shaq
andre said on 9/Jan/16
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he is shorter then wilt

please rob change it
piero said on 9/Jan/16
why u people want to downgrade shaq's height? He always been a legit 7'1''....
dunno really... nc
Height said on 8/Jan/16
Rifle, that is 1 of 2 measurements from the camp/draft in 1992. He was measured at 7'0.66" and 7'0.88".

He still looks about an inch shorter than legit 7'1" guys like Mutombo or Wilt and at his lowest could be 6'11.75"
pjk said on 3/Jan/16
Duhon, thats a great photo and proves ( to me ) that shaq is considerably shorter than Yao. It takes away the perspective problem in most photo's where one person is standing in front of the other ( even if only slightly ), as it really alters the perceived height.

If Yao is around 7'5" that makes Shaq about 6'11 - 6'11 1/2" from that one.
pjk said on 3/Jan/16
Duhon, thats a great photo and proves ( to me ) that shaq is considerably shorter than Yao. It takes away the perspective problem in most photo's where one person is standing in front of the other ( even if only slightly ), as it really alters the perceived height.

If Yao is around 7'5" that makes Shaq about 6'11 - 6'11 1/2" from that one.
pjk said on 3/Jan/16
Duhon, thats a great photo and proves ( to me ) that shaq is considerably shorter than Yao. It takes away the perspective problem in most photo's where one person is standing in front of the other ( even if only slightly ), as it really alters the perceived height.

If Yao is around 7'5" that makes Shaq about 6'11 - 6'11 1/2" from that one.
pjk said on 2/Jan/16
Duhon, thats a great photo and proves ( to me ) that shaq is considerably shorter than Yao. It takes away the perspective problem in most photo's where one person is standing in front of the other ( even if only slightly ), as it really alters the perceived height.

If Yao is around 7'5" that makes Shaq about 6'11 - 6'11 1/2" from that one.
plus said on 29/Dec/15
@Oanh Aaron Carter is 175 cm and now he has a thread on this website!!!
Rifle said on 19/Dec/15
Shaq was measured 7'0.88" without shoes.
S.J.H said on 18/Dec/15
Shaq was measure 7'0 without shoes in the 90's draft. Probably was 7'1 with shoes
Duhon said on 11/Dec/15
This is probably the best shot comparing the heights of Yao and Shaq. Them standing back to back Click Here
Height said on 10/Dec/15
This is from the day he was drafted:

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Height said on 8/Dec/15
Definitively shorter than 7'1".

Next to Wilt and Kareem:

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FLEX said on 7/Dec/15
Shaq and Yao - Max 2 inches between them
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Jason said on 5/Dec/15
I would go with 6' 11.5" as his lowest height of the day. What's your views on this Rob?
pjk said on 2/Dec/15
I firmly believe Shaq to be 6'11.5" in his prime. Look at the video where he is standing with Wilt and Kareem. Unless he is bare feet and the others are not and despite camera angle it is fairly clear that he is a shorter man than both these huge men, who are also much older than him and inevitably will have lost a little height ( even if small amount ).

Look at the photos of Yao with Shaq. If shaq was over 7ft he would not look so 'small' compared to yao.

I simply cannot buy 7ft or over. The evidence ( not including internet draft heights ) simply does not support this listed height. Sorry Rob, going to have to disagree with you on this one but your still the man !
Canson said on 27/Oct/15
6'11 may be a bit low. He looks taller than KG. Possibly was in college and grew. At worst 7' flat tops. Maybe measures 6'11.5 at night
Rifle said on 22/Oct/15
Rob,
What is the height difference between Bill Russell and Dwight Howard in this pic?Keeping in mind Russell was 75 in the picture.

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[Editor Rob: it could be a good inch, but the photo was smallish so not impossible to be a bit more, especially if the camera was down lower, it seems the photographer's high up.]
james said on 28/Sep/15
Shaq is 6'11.5 ..he said on the Howard Stern show he was 6'11 .when he stood next to the late 7'1 wilt Chamberlain he was clearly 2 inches shorter .go look at photos with Shaq next to Kareem and Mutumbo and he's shorter than both of them
Height said on 21/Aug/15
@FLEX

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nickkname said on 8/Aug/15
Rob have you ever met yao ? who knows how big he has gotten now cause he looks even bigger since his retirement
yao and now possibly 5-5'2 muggsy
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yao with lebron james
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yao and kobe bryant
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Yao and shaq
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[Editor Rob: unfortunately I don't meet any basketball players.]
Oanh said on 23/Jul/15
FLEX says on 31/May/15
Shaq is 5 inches taller than 6'11'' listed Pero Antic.

In that photo, Antic is not standing straight. Also, he is listed at 6'11" which we all know NBA heights are inflated. He is likely 6'9.5" barefoot...6'10.5" with shoes...then it gets rounded to 6'11". That's how the NBA does it.
HeightcrazyRed6ft said on 14/Jul/15
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I think it´s legit

7´0.88" -> weak 7´1"
FLEX said on 6/Jul/15
Shaq is taller than Mutombo
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Rifle said on 30/Jun/15
Yao Ming despite being 7'5"still wears shoes with high heels.
Tunman said on 23/Jun/15
no doubt that he was measured 7'1 or so,the question is rather when.
I mean we are in a case where the difference from out of bed to before bed is like 4-5cm so a decent difference between say late morning and late evening.
Anything between 7'0 and 7'1 is possible in my opinion.
JCJ said on 21/Jun/15
If he was to be measured late morning barefoot, I believe he would be 215cm.
Tunman said on 19/Jun/15
Rob,any chance for 7'flat?he really looks more than 4" shorter than Yao Ming at least a solid 5".A good compromise would be 7'0.5 for shaq and 7'5.5 for yao in my opinion.
[Editor Rob: that mark is always a chance, but he was supposed to be measured just about 7ft 1.]
Bigfoot said on 19/Jun/15
i stand at 7'3" 450lbs I was looking list tallest names I don't even come close. But I might be tallest in law enforcement ( Dallas Sheriff Dept. Tx.
FLEX said on 31/May/15
Shaq is 5 inches taller than 6'11'' listed Pero Antic.
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Bard said on 9/May/15
This guy is tricky because of his footwear. He's probably around 7'0.
Rifle said on 8/May/15
Rob,
How tall do you think Bill Russel is in this pic with Ben Wallace( who is definitely not 6'9" barefoot).
Russel said in an 1955 interview that he was 6'9.66 inches tall.
BTW as Russel is 79 in this pic he may have shrunk a bit.

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Duhon said on 15/Apr/15
Sam says on 15/Apr/15
Since you are using quarter inch measurements, I think it would be fair to have Shaq at 7'0.75". If the measurement is out there, why not be precise?

I can't remember exactly where I saw this but his actual measurement listed was: 7'0.88"
Sam said on 15/Apr/15
Since you are using quarter inch measurements, I think it would be fair to have Shaq at 7'0.75". If the measurement is out there, why not be precise?
b-mint1994 said on 12/Apr/15
@FLEX way taller? There's like 2 inches between them at the most lol
Height said on 9/Apr/15
@FLEX

The difference is noticeable, but because of the angle of the picture, it can be tricky.I still believe that Shaq is 7'0" ish...maybe a little taller (7'0.5"- 7'0.7") but not a full 7'1 flat footed.
Duhon said on 8/Apr/15
FLEX says on 7/Apr/15
PROOF that SHAQ is way taller than BILL WALTON, 2-3 inches.
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Walton is still a strong 6'11" (I suspect he was actually above 7' during his prime playing years).
Halb said on 8/Apr/15
What was the name of that large fella that stands next to Shaq in a pic and makes him look small. The fella is around half a foot taller and broad.
FLEX said on 7/Apr/15
PROOF that SHAQ is way taller than BILL WALTON, 2-3 inches.
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Calvin said on 27/Mar/15
draftexpress now says Shaq is just a measured 7'0.
FLEX said on 24/Mar/15
GOOD pic JT where Shaq is standing in the same line with Wilt and Russell and he's almost an inch taller than Wilt and 4 inches than Russell. If he was standing in the same spot as Kareem and Wallton i think he will be the same height as Jabbar or taller, beacause Jabbar and Wallton have the BEST posture in this pic.
So SHAQ is legit 7'1'' barefoot and period.
S.J.H said on 24/Mar/15
Shaq say on instagram that Yao ming atually claim 7ft4 to him. That made Shaq a 7footer and 7ft1 in shoe
JT said on 24/Mar/15
Click Here In their prime, Kareem was an easy 7'2", Walton around 7'1" and Russell around 6'10". Kareem still looks 7'1" range whereas Walton looks around 6'11" now (he's had numerous foot, ankle and back surgeries) and Russell still around 6'9" at age 80.
height said on 18/Mar/15
Rob here's the video of that screenshot. Shaq is in athletic shoes and the rest are in dress shoes: Click Here

To me it goes like this:

Wilt: 7'1.06" (216.2 cm) - (maybe 1/4 inch taller?)
Shaq: 6'11.75" (212.7 cm) - 7'0" (213 cm)
Russell: 6'9.66" (207.3 cm) - 6'9.75" (207.6 cm)
Kareem: 7'1.87" (218 cm) - 7'2" (218.4 cm)
Walton: 6'11.75" / 7"0" flat (212.7 cm / 213 cm)
[Editor Rob: because Shaq at times seems furthest away I think he can look smaller than he is...I'd say that 7ft 0.5 against those 2 was a possibility.]
height said on 13/Mar/15
FLEX, they're too far away from each other and Divac has his legs more spread out.

Rob, here's another pic with Shaq next to Wilt : Click Here can you please consider that Shaqu could be at least 1 solid inch shorter than Wilt making him 7'0" flat?
[Editor Rob: he can look just 7ft at times]
JT said on 4/Mar/15
Click Here I believe Bosh measured a little over 6'10" for the NBA draft. Bosh looks an easy 3 inches taller than Lebron in most pics.
FLEX said on 2/Mar/15
Shaq is taller than 212 cm barefoot Divac by 6 cm.
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Danimal said on 28/Feb/15
I remember a commercial in the 1990's where he was walking through a house and his head kept crashing through the walls when he would walk into rooms. The person doing the voice over for the commercial said that's what happens when you measure 7'3".
Danimal said on 28/Feb/15
b-mint1994 says on 17/Feb/15
People on here seriously think he's under 7 feet tall? lol.

He stated it himself on Howard Stern years ago that he was really 6'11" or 6'11.5" (one of the 2).
Lorne said on 27/Feb/15
Yeah he was a bit less than Wilt, that is the difference between a "strong" 7'1 and a weak(if such a thing exists!)

My point was, going from 7ft1 to his 7ft 0 7/8ths measurement seems kind of silly. But then it would line up with Wilt being listed like 7ft1.1...

I said Shaw would be a fraction under. The question is, at what point does he go from being a "legit" 7ft1, to a 7ft and change guy? Being that he really would drop 3-4cm from morning to night(as opposed to say, a 6 footer dropping, at most an inch, and usually less) I am less willing to downgrade him over 3mm. But yes, if you want to get nitpicky, you could say 7ft0.75in. You could also say 195cm for Jordan...

But I think 7ft1 is, near enough, to borrow a term from Rob...
height said on 26/Feb/15
Lorne but he isn't the same height as Wilt Chamberlain who is 7'1" barefoot. Shaq clearly is at least 1 solid inch shorter than Wilt.

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Lorne said on 25/Feb/15
Agree with Andrea, no need to change the listing. Remember a guy his size will shrink 3-4cm In a day, he likely measures 7ft2 after a good nights sleep, and a fraction under 7ft1 at night. So thi is a re case where a fraction under at his lowest doesn't really mean much.
FLEX said on 24/Feb/15
Shaq & Bynum
Shaq taller by inch and a half
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The Exorcist said on 24/Feb/15
Shaq with 5'2" Kevin Hart.
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Sheesh!
b-mint1994 said on 17/Feb/15
People on here seriously think he's under 7 feet tall? lol.
Modeus said on 11/Feb/15
Some people on this website doesn't even seems to understand what "dwarfed" means.
James said on 9/Feb/15
yeah he does lok a weak 7'1
GP said on 4/Feb/15
Earlier in his career Shaq used to wear regular basketball shoes and he looked around 7" next to guys like David Robinson and others. Then he started wearing thicker heeled shoes and all of a sudden he started looking 7'1". I think Shaq is 214, which is 7'0.25" and most of the time that he was measured it was earlier in the day. I mean he always looked 1.5" shorter than Kareem, even when Kareem was older with bad posture.
S.J.H said on 3/Feb/15
I agree with height says on 30/Jan/15 that Shaq barefoot not over 6'11.75 , to be generous and say he is 7ft and 7'1 in shoe
jim said on 31/Jan/15
what do you mean dwarfed, 1 inch is not dwarfed
height said on 30/Jan/15
Shaq is about 6'11.5" / 6'11.75" barefooted. He was "dwarfed" by Wilt Chamberlain (7'1.06" barefooted) at Madison Square Garden when they met in 1992.

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