How tall is Shaquille O'Neal ?

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Shaquille O'Neal's Height is 7ft 1in (216 cm)

American basketball player. He has stated 7ft 1 as his height. He was measured just under the mark.

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Comment on the Height of Shaquille O'Neal

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
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

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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
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

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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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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Dmeyer said on 19/Jan/15
Rob he looks more than 1in smaller than jabar
Andrea said on 19/Jan/15
Lol, 7' 7/8 is basically 7'1! No need to change the listing, Rob! Even Michael Jordan, if i'm not wrong, measured a hair under 6'5...
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 18/Jan/15
Rob, shouldn't you give him that?
[Editor Rob: if I can find the original source I will.]
Mathew said on 15/Jan/15
Rob, when you say up top in the description that he was measured just under 7'1", what was his measurement specifically? 7'0.5", 7'0.75"?
[Editor Rob: for one he was supposed to have been 7ft and 7/8ths inch.]
Judd said on 4/Jan/15
He's an honest 7'1" man! Look at him next to wadlow's statue! There's a mugshot and o'neal is close to 7'2"...yeah he has shoes on (probably thick shoes) but he hasn't good posture! 7'1" is perfect
FLEX said on 1/Jan/15
Miami heat roster 2006/2007 - Shaq towering all...
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FLEX said on 1/Jan/15
Miami Heat Roster - Shaq towering 7'1'' listed Wang Zhi-Zhi, 6'11'' Doleac & Laettner, 6'10'' Alonzo... so Shaq is at least 7'1'' barefoot and near 7'3'' in shoes.
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WalkingTall 6ft3.25 said on 30/Nov/14
Good find 'Duhon' is Click Here another one with Shaq being measured by a kid standing in front of a giant ruler....this picture was posted a while back and it shows him at 7'2 from this angle....i think with all things considered Shaq probably is a strong barefoot 7 footer,giant dude indeed.
Duhon said on 29/Nov/14
Shaq next to life-size model of Robert Wadlow and height ruler. Click Here
KROC said on 21/Nov/14
Demarcus Cousins is 6'9 flat. That picture isn't a good look for him at all if you ask me.
Johno said on 21/Nov/14
FLEX says on 13/Oct/14 
A real pic: Shaq & Sim Bhullar - only 2 inches between them, so Shaq is legit 7'1'' maybe more.
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On a recent video; Sim Bhullar was mentioned as 7'3 barefeet and 7'5 with shoes.

Sim has over 4 inches on Shaq; 7'0 is the best height he could be, I suspect lower.
Fern194cm-192cm said on 5/Nov/14
Hey Rob, no footwear but Shaq has been weairng converse a lot so let's assume same footwear between the two. How tall is Shaq given that 6,9.5 Cousins is standing straight and closer to the camera? I think shaq could measure 7,0-7,0.5?
[Editor Rob: he can be around 7ft there]
WalkingTall 6ft3.25 said on 2/Nov/14
Shaq and Demarcus Cousins who is 6'9.5 inches tall barefoot,as measured in draft combine at he age of 20 according to 'draftexpress' website.
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Make your own mind about this one.
FLEX said on 16/Oct/14
Shaq & 7'1'' listed Divac
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FLEX said on 16/Oct/14
Shaq & Yao, only 3 inches between them
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Fern194cm-192cm said on 14/Oct/14
Ya me niether I am so confused on his height. Sometimes he looks 6,11.5. Other times he can look anywhere from 7,1 to 7,2!
Fern194cm-192cm said on 14/Oct/14
You know what Flex, you proved that pictures don't mean everything. You are right shaq is def 7,0 feet still or more. Probably 7,1 peak and 7,0.5 now
Fern194cm-192cm said on 13/Oct/14
Rob, do you think there is enough evidence to downgrade Shaq?
[Editor Rob: still not sure on that ]
FLEX said on 13/Oct/14
a great pic - Shaq & Yao - only 3 inches between them
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FLEX said on 13/Oct/14
A real pic: Shaq & Sim Bhullar - only 2 inches between them, so Shaq is legit 7'1'' maybe more.
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FLEX said on 12/Oct/14
New pic Shaq & Yao, max 4 inches between them
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FLEX said on 12/Oct/14
Shaq & listed 7'1'' Divac who actualy is 6'11 1/4 based on european standards or 212 cm.
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Fern194cm-192cm said on 12/Oct/14
Finally tangible evidence that Shaq is not 7,1. 6,11.5 tops today. Rob what do you think? 7,4 Sim bhullar (listed at 7,5) is LEANING and still looks 4 inches on shaq.
Duhon said on 10/Oct/14
Shaq looking downright average height if not below standing here next to Yao Ming Click Here
Clay said on 6/Oct/14
Standing right beside Zydrunas Ilgauskas for the all-star team photo sealed it, Shaq is 7'3'' in his huge b-ball shoes and 7'1'' in his bare feet.
FLEX said on 4/Oct/14
proof that shaq is taller than mutombo
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KROC said on 30/Sep/14
In real life Shaq has only about an inch on Kevin Garnett. KG is 6'11 MAX. Dikembe Mutombo and KAJ are both 7'1 legit. In person both look taller then Shaq.
FLEX said on 23/Sep/14
Shaq vs. Tree Rollins = SHAQ TALLER by inch, maybe more
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lion said on 18/Sep/14
Shaq could pass for 7'1. His size 22 or 23 shoes help a lot also
james said on 8/Sep/14
Its a video on YouTube with Shaq shaking hands with 7'1 wilt chamberlin .wilt was clearly 2 inches taller than Shaq..and also both Kareem and dikembe mutumbo who both stand 7'2 both are 3 inches taller than "7'1" shaq
johny z said on 29/Aug/14
I saw a picture of shaq with garnett. Wow! Garnett looked like a child! Shaq looked an easy 3" taller and who knows how much more weight? If shaq is 7' even this would put garnett at 6'9? I think shaq is 7'1 to 7'1 1/2.
Chris said on 9/Aug/14
Shaw is an easy 7'1. Look at pictures of him with Dwight Howard - he's a couple of inches taller
Oanh said on 7/Aug/14
Shaq is no less than 7 feet but no more than 7'1". I watched that video "Shaq's Revenge" with Aaron Carter. I can't believe Aaron is listed at 6'0" tall. No way is he even close to 6'. He looks about 5'8" at most.
Mathew said on 15/Jul/14
He could be 7'1" but 7'0" is also a strong possibility. I never doubted the 7'1" until I read the barefoot 7'0" measurement and then saw that video of him with Kareem, Wilt, Walton, and Russell. That was certainly as good evidence as any that he could be 7'0". Again, I'm not entirely sure as he can look a legit 7'1" next to Lebron and Kevin Garnett. I will say that anyone arguing 6'11" is clearly undercutting him, the question whether he's 7'0" or 7'1".
176,2Tunman said on 10/Jul/14
He looked a solid 7'1 with Lebron James,but once again I'm insisting it's very hard to guess 1"difference for guys 7'+
The guys are giants and the camera angles in this case are often deceiving.
Let's just say that 7'0-1 is what we could reasonably argue.
FLEX said on 8/Jul/14
And Shaq was 2 inches taller than Divac and every other 7'1'' listed NBA player. So 7'1'' barefoot is OK.
176,2Tunman said on 7/Jul/14
As shocking as it is Vlade Divac was measured 7'1 without shoes and is listed absolutely everywhere at that height.In a very old magazine(from 1990),he was down at 213,certainly his real height when he was measured the first years in Yougoslavia.
Even Draftexpress measurements barefeet are questionable,they have for instance Allen Iverson at 6'0,he's listed here at 5'11.
176,2Tunman said on 7/Jul/14
Rob,Mathew is right he was measured 7'0 in 1992.I have no doubts that he was measured 7'1 but this could have been in shoes,also remember that he probably loses a good 2" during the day so could still be 7'1 after 1,5-2hours.
It's very difficult to argue about 1" once guys are 7'+because they tower over almost everybody.Kareem is almost 7'2 and seemed a good 2" taller than Shaq. Time for a downgrade in my opinion.
Mathew said on 2/Jul/14
Interestingly, Shaq is listed at 7'0" without shoes. Click Here
RisingForce said on 28/Jun/14
Shaq has a couple of inches on Walton in the side by side photo I posted from the late 90's, but I do believe Walton was almost as tall as Shaq. Walton was probably a legit 7 feet at his peak, but he had so many injuries that he could have shrunk to 6'11" or a bit below. As for Shaq's claim, he's claimed to be 7'1" over the years. I could believe Shaq was anywhere from 7'0" to 7'1", but not below that or not above that. He could look taller than 7'1" at times, but that's probably because of the device he wore in his basketball shoes to help with the toe problem.
KROC said on 27/Jun/14
That's an outstanding video! I've never seen that before. Shaq is barely looking 7ft between those guys. I've seen Bill Walton up close- he's a legit 7ft. Ive seen pictures of the two together looking the same height... With similar footwear that is. I'm going to see if I can find them. I really doubt if Kareem was taller then Wilt Chamberlain. If he was it wasn't by much. And no Shaq was measured at 7ft according to DraftExpress. He's also claimed on multiple occassions that he he was measured at 6'11 34 on Inside the NBA on TNT.
Alex 6'0 said on 22/Jun/14
Yea Shaq looks below 7'1 in that pic but wasn't he measured 7'1 barefoot though? I think he looks 7'1 with Yao Ming.
RisingForce said on 20/Jun/14
I checked the video and I don't see what the fuss is about. The angles are pretty weird in the video and at certain points, Shaq is barely looking shorter than Kareem. Notice Wilt is looking bigger than Kareem and we know that's not the case. Just look at 5:13 in this video. Click Here Kareem looks more than an inch taller than Wilt. As for Walton, he's so much closer to the camera, it's not worth even trying to determine, but here's Shaq and Walton side by side in the late 90's. Click Here
pjk said on 18/Jun/14
Thanks for the links there fellas, they are both pretty revealing and show Shaq to be well under 7'1". Actually i think they both are good evidence for Shaq being below 7ft. I would agree with you Sal, 6'11.5" or there about's.

How about a downgrade Rob ?. That photo and the video are pretty good evidence for him being below 7 ft especially considering he is in his prime in the video, do you not think ?

Burgos said on 8/Jun/14
In this picture Shaq is posing with 7'1" Tree Rollins.

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Shaq does look shorter in the picture. We can't see behind the waistline though so maybe Shaq was slouching. If anyone has other pictures of these two, please post them as it would be a very good comparison.
Sal said on 8/Jun/14
I think this could lend more of a clue to the actual heights. Kareem was measured 7'1 and 7/8" Wilt 7'1 and 1/16th but in retirement he was measured at 7'1/2" I'm going to say Bill Walton is 7' as any people said listed shorter to not be labeled a freak. Bill Russell was 6'9.5" in his prime but if he were 6'9" in the photo due to age that would put shaq at around 6'11.5" Click Here
pjk said on 5/Jun/14
Shaq looks about 7ft or just under to me. Look at him next to Calvin Lane or Yao Ming, he actually looks small. I would go with 6'11.75". I would love to know exactly how tall he is .... like EXACTLY, but thats just me and im a bit obsessive. It would bug the hell out of me to be JUST under 7ft and i suspect there are a lot of giant dudes like that.

Anyway 3 cheers to Rob for making this site anyone ?

Hip hip hooray !

Your awesome Rob, i love all the photos of you next to celebs. Such dedication. You are real seeker of the truth and an enemy to height sharletans !!

All the Glasgow is an awesome place too - i lived there for 7 years.
Clay said on 30/May/14
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Shaq (with his basketball shoes on) and the largest NHL player of all time Zdeno Chara (6'9'' or there a bouts).
John said on 29/May/14
He's slightly shorter than 7'4" Brendan Adams so I would guess 7'1.5"
Lillo thomas said on 28/May/14
Kroc I respect your opinion but sorry Shaq is a legit 7'1 . Shaq has 3 inches over most 7'0 listed centers . That in reality are about 6'10 range barefoot like Patrick Erwing and hakeem olajuwon etc. You said Shaq told you he was 7'0 flat but in other occasions Shaq claimed 7'1 . In conan for example he claimed 7'1 . And how do you know the difference between 7'0 and 7'1 ? I'm 6'5 and I can't . Guys that size look about the same to me.
KROC said on 26/May/14
Shaq must love telling the same joke then. Like seriously hes been telling the same joke for over a decade now. He even came to Rucker Park in NYC and told us that he was 7ft. Sorry guys, your opinion is your right but that doesn't make it reality.
MrTBlack said on 22/May/14
When your as tall as Shaq, the NBA doesn't need to exaggerate. They'll probably give your barefoot height.
Clay said on 17/May/14
Sal says on 31/Jan/14
I was listening to the Stern Show when Shaq said he was 6'11" and Stern asked him why he is listed at 7'1" and Shaq said because 7' is a psychological advantage. He is a prankster and could have been joking around but it's such a trivial thing.

He WAS joking around and not being serious since he's a bonified and legit 7'1''.
cobra said on 15/May/14
Shaq is a known clownster so it's hard to tell if he was speaking in jest on Howard Stern, and I've never actually seen/heard footage/audio of that event.
SFoster said on 7/May/14
Shaq has admitted on the Howard Stern Show that he was 6'11" and that the NBA exxagerates players' height
KROC said on 4/May/14
Well that's your opinion. You've never met Shaq in your life, and you probably never will. Shaq is a horrible "measuring stick" by the way. I'm okay with people believing Shaq is 7'1... but I know better and I will make my case on it sometime this week.
Vegas said on 25/Apr/14
KROC says on 21/Apr/14
I stand by my claims. A.I. is 5'10, maybe a tad bit over. Chris Paul is the same. Wade is a hair under 6'3

KROC says on 23/Apr/14
I agree... Arnold has never seen 6'2 in his life. But 6'1 is more then reasonable for him in terms of peak height. I don't think Ferrigno was 6'5. Ever. But 6'4 is also very reasonable for him. Wasn't he measured at 6'4.5 in the documentary Pumping Iron? Serge Nubret confirmed that Arnold was about 6'2 when they competed. That's good enough for me.

wait a second you really think ferrigno could have been 6'4.5 and think wade is under 6'3, really? ferrigno in his prime was clearly shorter than a 6'5 listed basketballer ie Michael Cooper and thats on video

paul and wade were both measured barefoot and their heights documented by the nba. we don't need estimations on those guys heights because we know what they are. wade was noticeably taller than zach levi on leno and rob has photos with levi.

by all means throw up these shaq and bosh/jermaine o neal comparison. bosh was clearly shorter than Pau Gasol on video side by side and i doubt anyone thinks gasol was taller than shaq? shaq also looked about 2 inches taller than kevin garnett on video and garnett i would assume is taller than both bosh and jermaine o neal.
KROC said on 21/Apr/14
Guy you can't be serious with that. They're was nothing to compare! They weren't even standing next to each other. Talking about being a fanboy...

I'm not a fan of the picture game so to speak. If I wanted to, I could probably toss up a couple of pics of Shaq with other centers like Chris Bosh, Jermaine O'Neal, the Lopez Brothers and many others to prove my point. I figured I'll do one better and look for some personal pictures I have of him. Most of them are from 2003 when he came to Rucker Park in New York City. I also have some pictures with him from last year when he came here to promote the reissue of his Dunkman Sneakers. I can tell you from having seen him in person that he's nothing over 7ft... Personally I think he's a weak one at that. I have old pics with A.I.,Wade, and Chris Paul to name a few. I stand by my claims. A.I. is 5'10, maybe a tad bit over. Chris Paul is the same. Wade is a hair under 6'3. JJ Barea is probably 5'9. Kareem Abdul Jabbar is definitely 7'1, and gave a much taller impression then Shaq. I'll see if I can find these pictures, but many of them were damaged during Hurricane Sandy.
Fern194cm-192cm said on 21/Apr/14
Terrible video for comparison "Flex". Lame nickname not surprised you would post a useless video like that. Shaq is in massive bball shoes with an erect spine. Jabbar is standing further back with poor posture. Kareem still looks taller in the video even considering that. More proof that Shaq is only 7,0 barefoot +/- 0.5 inches.
FLEX said on 21/Apr/14
Shaq is HUGE. He is taller than Jabbar in this video by 1 inch, maybe more. 7'3'' in shoes for him make sense.
RisingForce said on 16/Apr/14
I don't think he's over 7'1" either, I just think he can LOOK over 7'1", but I don't think he's under 7'0.5" either. Shaq consistently made Zo look short. Click Here Click Here Click Here Click Here

As for Amare, yes, he did always dwarf him, he consistently looked to have at least 5 inches on him. Shaq pretty much always had a good 6 inches on Lebron, so I'm not sure what you're talking about. As for Wade, well countless different media outlets and the NBA itself reported he measured 6'3 3/4" so the burden of proof is on you to show he's under 6'3". No way Iverson is just 5'10", if you want to see what a 5'10" guy looks like on the court, look at JJ Barea. Iverson never looked shorter on the court than 5'11 3/4" Chris Paul does. The shortest Iverson could be is a strong 5'11". He always looked at least 2, often 3 inches taller than his 5'9" former coach Larry Brown, and Iverson never had a habit of holding good posture. Nash is 6'1", not under 6 feet.
KROC said on 14/Apr/14
Pictures can be very deceiving. Seeing these ball players in person is an entirely different situation. Shaq does not "dwarf" Alonzo by any means, not in in real life anyway. He doesn't dwarf Stoudemire either. And I don't recall him ever having 6 inches on Lebron... like ever. Magic Johnson is 6'7, look at pictures of him with Larry Bird. If your going to judge a players height strictly off of pictures, make sure to look for everything i.e. footwear, angles ectr. I truly doubt if the Great Khali is anything over 7ft (Admittedly I've never met him). Let's not even get started on Big Show, he has not seen 7ft in a VERY long time. Also a side by side photo with a guy who probably isn't even 6'3 (Wade) does not make Shaq 7'1, sorry. And Allen Iverson 6ft? Jesus man that picture has you fooled. A.I. isn't anything over 5'10. Steve Nash has more of a chance of being 6ft then he does. If you want to see pictures of a LEGIT 7'1 look at pics of Dikembe Mutumbo, Hasheem Thabeet, Kareem Abdul Jabbar, Wilt Chamberlain, and Roy Hibbert. I agree. A flat 6'11 is too low for Shaq. But anything over 7'1 is too high.
RisingForce said on 13/Apr/14
Even if Shaq was only 7'0" at 20 years old(and draftexpress does have a few typos such as Armen Gilliam being listed at 7'5.5" and players being listed in the measurements for multiple years), it's possible he grew a bit since it's difficult to see him less than 7'0.5" next to other tall people. He dwarfed both Alonzo Mourning and Amare Stoudemire when he played with them. And he had a full 6 inches on Lebron at the very least, so a 7'0" Shaq seriously brings into question whether Lebron was ever 6'7", much less 6'11". 6'11" isn't worth discussing for Shaq, he was clearly joking and he's said 7'1" on numerous other occasions. Speaking of Magic, even if Magic was just 6'7", when he posed for pictures with Shaq and Kobe after LA won their 3rd straight title in 2002, Shaq dwarfed Magic, and looked a solid 7'2" compared to a 6'7" Magic. Shaq's basketball shoes could give him an edge since he had to wear a special orthotic inside from 2002 on because of the toe problems, but outside of basketball shoes, he still looked about the exact same height as Khali and was clearly taller than Big Show despite a footwear disadvantage. There's also a really good side by side comparison of Wade in basketball shoes and Shaq in a suit while he was out with an injury where Shaq looked every bit of 7'1".

Here's Shaq looking every bit of 7'1" with Lebron Click Here On a side note, Iverson doesn't look less than 6 feet there either. He measures up to Shaq about as well as Nash did, and looks just 6-7 inches shorter than Lebron, certainly not 8+ inches.

There's not much you can take seriously that comes out of Shaq's mouth, and this 6'11" claim is certainly an example of that. If that was the case then Amare Stoudemire and Alonzo Mourning would look more like 6'6"-6'7" wings than big men.
KROC said on 13/Apr/14
Oh no, he was telling the truth in that interview with Howard Stern. Howard pretty much cornered him, asking whether his height was exaggerated like Magic Johnson (listed as 6'9, really 6'7). Shaq definitely isn't a flat 6'11, more like a weak 7ft. He's admitted to it a million times on Inside the NBA. Wilt Chamberlain was definitely 7'1, even in old age.
Clay said on 12/Apr/14
He wasn't being serious when he said 6'11 on the Howard Stern show people..
Sal said on 7/Apr/14
I heard Shaq also say on stern he was 6'11" but he seems taller than that next to Dirk who was measured 6'10" prior to draft as was Tim Duncan. Wilt Chamberlain was measured at 7 feet and a half inch which is good enough for me to call him 7'1" Next to Kareem he looks spot on 6'11" to 6'11.5" Click Here
Fern194cm-192cm said on 4/Apr/14
Holy smokes they did put him at 7 foot even! Rob, are you gonna downgrade him? I think 6,11.75 makes the most sense. And 6,9.5 for big show. Keeping them at these heights is not realistic. Furthermore, what are you gonna do about Nash. I thought you have another picture to show us?
Joe said on 3/Apr/14
Shaq just got downgraded to 7'0'' barefoot on Draftexpress based on new information. However, he was 20 when he was drafted, so maybe he could have grown a bit. He seems to have at least 2 inches on guys like Nowitzki, Duncan, and Garnett.
FLEX said on 14/Mar/14
Shaq is 7'1'' barefoot and 7'2 3/4'' with shoes... or 216cm barefoot and 220 cm with shoes. He towers every 7'1'' measured guy in NBA and he is taller than 7'2'' measured playere too.
Brizzy said on 13/Mar/14
I think the logical explanation is that the 7'1" was with shoes... was somehow misquoted. And w/ his massive feet, I'm sure his sneakers added an easy 1.5"
james said on 9/Mar/14
Hes 6'11 as he said on howard stern.7'1 wilt chamberlain was clearly 2 inches taller than him .the nba exagerates most players heights .ie charles barkley who was listed at 6'6 but he said he was really 6'4 ..6'5 with sneakers
alLen said on 1/Mar/14
i thought it was 7'3 ??
Macjack said on 17/Feb/14
I think he's closer to the 7'5" range myself.
Fern194cm-192cm said on 3/Feb/14
Saw shaq on fallon the other night. I really don't think shaq is 7,1 anymore. I think 6,11.5 makes more sense. Beside fallon though, he actually looked 6,10 tops....
Sal said on 31/Jan/14
I was listening to the Stern Show when Shaq said he was 6'11" and Stern asked him why he is listed at 7'1" and Shaq said because 7' is a psychological advantage. He is a prankster and could have been joking around but it's such a trivial thing.
GOE42 said on 17/Jan/14
@Burgos. But Kareem also looks taller than Shaq. Another giveaway is that Shaq looks up at Wilt (which has probably lost a little height since his prime). And who says Wilt can't be taller than Kareem? My point is that it is hard to believe in stats when you see people next to each other like this. The angles may be cheating, but not this much I think. Modern NBA measurement are in shoes and rounded up.
Burgos said on 15/Jan/14
@GOE42: if you look carefully at the video you'll see the Wilt moves closer to the camera right before the camera gets straight. When he is closer to the camera he looks not only taller than Shaq but also taller than Kareem, which is not true. If you freeze the image when the 3 of them are lined up at the same depth you will see that Wilt was only a fraction of an inch taller ( 1/4 or 1/2) taller. This makes sense because Wilt was measured at a bit over 7'1" while Shaq measured 7'0.6" and 7'0.8" in two differen measurements.
GOE42 said on 13/Jan/14
I would like to believe Shaq is 216cm, but this video with Wilt Chamberlain seem to clearly suggest otherwise: Click Here
avi said on 10/Jan/14
2 men I know have a pic with him. One is a 5'9.5-5'10 guy the other 5'11ish. The weak 5'10 guy comes about up to Shaw's collar bone maybe about equal with shaq's shoulder blade. Definitely 3 inches or so under his chin. Would this make Shaw about 6'11.5 or 7'0 or 7'0.5?
He looked about how I do next to 4'10-4'11 I think.

KROC said on 7/Jan/14
Kevin Garnett isnt 7ft. Hes in the 6'10-6'11 range.
Leo said on 5/Jan/14
Draftexpress states he is 7'1" barefoot and kg standing next to him is at least an inch shorter. And we all know kg is practically 7'0".
teej said on 4/Jan/14
In 1996 on basketball fact files he was listed as 6'11.75, so he was about 23, fair enough to say 7 foot, maybe he may have grown? But I heard he's been the same height since he was like 12 or something, so I very much doubt that.But 7'1 is just pure exaggeration lol
KROC said on 23/Dec/13
Sorry guys he's not 7ft 1. Oh, well he is actually... in shoes. The fact that he admitted he is 7ft is good enough for me.
pete1987 said on 21/Dec/13
prolly around 7'1.5, 376lbs dehydrated
Leo said on 20/Dec/13
Shaq is a legit 7'1". Has more than an inch on 6'11.5" big show and towered at least five inches over 6'7.25" lebron.
KROC said on 12/Dec/13
You know its funny, Shaq actually came to Rucker Park about 10 years ago. Bought his own little tour bus and everything. For the little time he was there he answered some questions which one of them actually concerned his height. I can't remember what was the exact measurement he gave. I think it might have been 6'11 3/4 or 6'11 7/8. Still a giant without a doubt.
pjk said on 7/Dec/13

It would be great if anyone could support or add a link to prove the Howard Stern show comment ?. If so maybe we could get Rob to downgrade Shaq to 6'11".
pjk said on 7/Dec/13
Hi G,

Thats interesting. My apologies - i mean't 17 yrs of age not 16, but I am not disputing you have grown at your age. If you go onto the UK's NHS website and look up puberty - symptoms they say "your growth should slow down and you should stop growing at around 17 years of age (but your muscles may continue to grow)". Of course there are always exceptions, and it does indeed seem some men continue to grow after this age. All the best with your vertical endeavours !
james said on 28/Nov/13
He said when asked on the howard stern show he was 6'11" barefoot he was 7'0" in basketball shoes ..wilt chamberlain and kareem abdul jabber both 7'2 were about 2 inches taller than him in photos
Adriano said on 6/Nov/13
Thank you clement for agreeing with me,he is around 6'10.His weight wasn't over 300 lbs but maybe around 280-290 lbs sounds right.When he was in the nba career I would say 7'0.
John said on 4/Nov/13
Sure G, you can grow past 18 if you're a very late bloomer or had poor nutrition or disease/illness during your childhood. You would be in the top 5th percentile. That's only 5 in 100 that will grow after 18. People often confuse thickening growth/weight (which can increase until 21) with lateral grow, which stops at 16-18.
G said on 30/Oct/13
pjk I'm 18 years old and have grown an inch in the past month and a half and still have another 2 inches to go according to my doctor. Many friends of mine have grown several inches past the age of 16 or even 18 for that matter, its not uncommon for a man to grow past the age of 16. many do. Its all genetics.
pjk said on 14/Oct/13
I am pretty sure Shaq was 6'11" on his college listing. I saw that a long time ago, but considering men don't grow much at all past the age of 16 unless they have pituitary problems, i think its fairly safe to say it is roughly his adult height, IF it was taken barefoot. Also, if you want evidence to support this, find the photo's of Shaq with Yao Ming or Calvin Lane ( ~7'4" ). He is obviously a lot smaller than both of those giant men, both in terms of height and frame size. The photo with lane is particularly telling as they are together with the camera straight at the front.
clement said on 3/Oct/13
In my opinion Shaquille o'neal is about 6'9" or 10"....
Sam said on 12/Sep/13
He particularly makes Renner and Wahlberg look like small children.
Lillo thomas said on 11/Sep/13
Nah . Shaquille is a legit 7-1. 7-0 flat is crazy talk .
Al said on 10/Sep/13
He's HUGE, 7.1 at the least!!!

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jasperwazup said on 22/Aug/13
Shaq stats on LA Lakers weight:315 height 7'1''.

*the 315 figure is taken in account at a body fat 10-11 percent in (peak athletic shape.)

at NBA pre-seasons he could weigh 320+ easily
avi said on 22/Aug/13
He's no less than 7'0
issa said on 20/Aug/13
Shaq is 7 ft 2 KG is 6 ft 11 LeBron is 6 ft 7 Dwight is 6 ft 9 Kobe D wade and Jordan are 6 ft 5 and Barkey is 6 ft 4
Viper said on 7/Aug/13
If Shaq is 7'0 then Lebron is 6'6
KROC said on 5/Aug/13
I doubt if Phil Jackson ever was 6'8, probably 6'6 and some change. If he is 6'8 then that would mean the Kobe Bryant and Michael Jordan are really 6'7... lol
Adriano said on 31/Jul/13
Unless he shrunk and now he could be 6'10 right now.I think his real height was 7'0 in the nba career and normally everybody shrinks 2 inches.
Duhon said on 31/Jul/13
Shaq next to 7' listed actor Grizz Chapman, who doesn't quite look that height here but sizes up next to shaq about as well as almost anyone can. Click Here
Madmax said on 21/Jul/13
6ft 11in as he claimed on his own TV show
avi said on 12/Jul/13
no way under 7'0ft. saw a picture of a man i know to be 5'11 weak 6'0 and he towered him didnt even come up to his chin maybe a bit past his shoulder. so at least 12 inches maybe 13 there so 7'0ft sounds right.
Grant said on 12/Jul/13
Shaq's predraft measurement was 7'0.63
Adriano said on 24/Jun/13
He's 7'0.5 barefoot,some claimed on nba tv that he's between 6'10-7'0.I obviously thought he was like 7'3 with basketball shoes.
Flex said on 19/Jun/13
Shaq taller than Jabbar
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Flex said on 19/Jun/13
Shaq is 1-2 inches taller tham jabbar move to 34:09 - 34:14
Joe said on 28/Apr/13
Shaq looks about 1 inch shorter than Zydrunas Ilgauskas, who is 7'2'' without shoes.

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7'1'' seems reasonable for him, although I wouldn't be surprised if he drops 1.5'' inches by night due to his size.
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Johno said on 16/Apr/13
Shaq-attack was about inch taller then big show when they both had dress shoes on and seemed half inch shorter then khali. He is about 6'11.5 - 7'0
Arch Stanton said on 10/Apr/13
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With Kobe Jackson looks near what he claims.
jimmy said on 4/Apr/13
It seems that Phil Jackson has stated developing bad posture.
Arch Stanton said on 3/Apr/13
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Looks it. He has a good 5 inches on legit 6'8" Phil Jackson.
Jer1 said on 3/Apr/13
I'll comment on Dwight here since he doesn't have his own page. He's not 7-foot, not even close. 6'10" tops. Just watched the Lakers-Mavs game before and saw him right next to Gasol. Pau easily has two inches on him and I think Pau is in the 7-7'1" range. Pau and Dirk looked to be about the same. Howard is definitely shorter. As far as Shaq goes, he's probably 7-feet on the line but I did see that Stern episode where he said he was 6-11. Stern brought it up because he said Magic Johnson was shorter in person.
Allen 189 -187 cm said on 18/Mar/13
look at: Shaq's Revenge On Aaron Carter!,on youtube and pause at 0h47,I think Aaron carter is about 177cm,what do you think guys?
Duhon said on 6/Mar/13
I'd say dwight is barefoot just about 6'10"

Looks roughly the same height as 6'10.25" Chris Bosh Click Here

Next to 6'11.25" barefoot Brook Lopez Click Here
jimmy said on 4/Mar/13
How tall do u think Dwight Howard is Rob?To me he doesn't seem more than 6'9".Maybe 6'9" 1/4.He doesn't even look 2 full inches taller than Lebron who is a legit 6'7" 1/4 guy.
drk said on 2/Mar/13
Mutumbo looks equal to Big Show with Shaq
Fern194cm-192cm said on 23/Feb/13
Arch, I wouldnt be surprised if Kareem was 7,3 at his peak and wilt 7,2.
laura T Brandon said on 6/Feb/13
He's huge!! All muscle.All man.
Arch Stanton said on 3/Feb/13
If he's a legit 7'1" Kareem is 7'3".
Flex said on 2/Feb/13
Thats 1990 or 1991 because mutombo was rookie 1991
JT said on 1/Feb/13
Shaq (1991 or 1992) and Dikembe Mutombo, who was measured at 7’1.25” barefoot. Click Here Mutombo looks a little taller but has a military posture although Shaq might have a slight camera advantage. It’s possible Shaq grew a bit more after leaving college (age 20), as he definitely looks 7’1” now.
Flex said on 27/Jan/13
Shaq is taller then Dikembe
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LG69 said on 27/Jan/13
@Burgos, Mutombo is slightly closer to the camera but Shaq's posture is not bad. Mutombo is still 1" taller considering what you said.
Burgos said on 25/Jan/13
Mutombo is closer to the camera in those picture and shaq is not standing up straight. I think they are about the same height (maybe Mutombo is 0.25" taller)

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Rikashiku said on 28/Dec/12
Could be 2 inches between Shaq and Kareem. As far as I can tell from Vegas' pic.
Vegas said on 10/Dec/12
horrible shot of shaq and kareem, thats the only decent photo i have seen of the two from the early 1990s and its not great either Click Here

shaq is noticeably taller than howard and howard looks closer to 6'10 barefoot to me these days than 6'9 flat given how he measured up with 6'10.25 barefoot measured chris bosh Click Here

would be interested in hearing what you think your namesake lebron is given he looks best part of 6 inches shorter than shaq in this video @20secs Click Here
LeBron6 said on 7/Dec/12
Rob, shaq and dwight howard who was measured at 6'9" barefoot are about the same compared to kareem abdul jabbar who was measured at 7 ft 1.625. Click Here Click Here

Considering that kareem is leaning with shaq and kareem has a footwear advantage with dwight, I don't see how shaq could be much taller than dwight howard was measured at 6'9". I truly believe he is in the 6'11 range.
Trent said on 5/Dec/12
Legit 7'1. Clay is right. Big Show is 6'11.5 and Shaq is 7'1. That's what he looks next to Big Show, and Big Show looks exactly the same height at some guy who claims 6'11.5 (I posted the pic on his page).
drummer777 said on 20/Nov/12
Shaq is probably 6'11 1/2
Clay said on 16/Nov/12
James says on 5/Nov/12
Is 7ft1.5 or 7ft1.25 possible rob? He could look that range compares too the big show.

You seriously need to look at the pics of the two of them squaring off again. Shaq 7'1...Big Show 6'11.5.
James said on 5/Nov/12
Is 7ft1.5 or 7ft1.25 possible rob? He could look that range compares too the big show.
matt678 said on 22/Sep/12
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miko said on 22/Sep/12
Shaq is the most legit 7'1 guy there is. Huge man.
RisingForce said on 20/Sep/12
The Howard Stern claim was 6'11" even, but he was clearly joking. He's said he was 7'1" many times, was apparently measured at 7'1" and easily looks 7'1". If Shaq was only 6'11" then Lebron would be 6'5" at best, Kobe would be a weak 6'3", Wade would be a weak 6'2", Alonzo Mourning would be about 6'7", Hakeem would be about 6'8", Duncan would be 6'9" max ect.

So he did make the 6'11" claim, but it's not to be taken seriously.
Alex said on 18/Sep/12
When did Shaq say he was 6'11 7/8? lol
SolidSnake said on 14/Sep/12
Spencer Hawes isn't the only guy getting a crazy listing. Amare Stoudemire got upgraded to 6'11'' when his barefoot measurement was 6'8.5''. Being listed 6'10'' was enough!
LeBron23 said on 10/Feb/12
This is a very interesting picture of 7'1" Andrew Bynum and 6'9"-6'9.75" Dwight Howard. Bynum claimed that he's a legit 7'1".

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RisingForce said on 9/Feb/12
Ah so that explains why I couldn't find any links to back up his claims.
Big Show said on 5/Feb/12
RisingForce says on 18/Jan/12
Can anyone verify this? Oddly specific figures to make up so that could be accurate, but when I've searched, nothing comes up to back this stuff up.

This poster RP continues to claim he's seen or heard stuff that apparently no one has heard. Wrestler like John Studd breaking kayfabe and telling exactly how tall they really are. Boxer Chuck Wepner breaking kayfabe and telling how tall Andre the Giant really was.
Of course when asked for more details he never responds, nor has he produces any of the proof he's talking about. Probably because none of this proof exists and he's just making this stuff up as it goes.
Tony said on 27/Jan/12
I have a photo of retired Wilt Chamberlain posing with Patrick Ewing and a young Shaq with the Orlando Magic at Madison Square Garden during a pre-game warm-up. With out question Wilt was a little taller than Shaq, and Wilt was a shade taller than 7ft 1" tall. So I believe when States he is really 6ft 11", he probably is correct.
Anonymous said on 14/Oct/07
My average height? I am 5'7 5/8" at night and like 5'8"-5'8 1/4" out of bed. I'm pretty much 5'8".
Justin said on 13/Oct/07
Annonymous, the only way to truly discover how tall Shaq is would be to measure him first thing at morning then last thing at night then take an average of the two measurements. Disregard all the other players heights because you never know if they are measured at morning which could mean difference on average height or true height. I personally believe that it is not totally impossible for Shaq to be close to 7'0.5-7'1" barefoot out of bed and 6'11-6'11.5" last thing at night! Either way he would probably dwarf me and you. Just as a matter of interest Annonymous what is your average height?
Anonymous said on 12/Oct/07
Shaq is more than a head bigger than Triple H. The problem with judging Shaq's height is he has to look down to talk to everyone so he often looks shorter. He was looking straight ahead in the picture with Hill which is why he towered over him. Shaq is 7'1" barefoot no more no less. He has big shoes which make him almost 7'3" though. Shaq looks to have 2.5"-3 inches on 6'10.5" Eddy Curry.

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Shaq with 6'7" Glen Rice and Kobe who measured 6'5" at 17 but might be like 6'5.5" now.

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Shaq with 6'7.25" Magic Johnson and 6'5.5" Kobe Bryant

Shaq towers over Magic and Glen Rice just as much as he does Grant Hill

The Man is 7'1" barefoot.
Vegas said on 10/Oct/07
shaq has nowhere near that much height on charles barkley as he does on hill there. he has 8-9" easy on hill (roughly same he had on 6'2 triple h Click Here )

that photo with hill is bogus, shaq is tall at least 7 foot but he ain't 7'3-7'4 like that photo says he is
Anonymous said on 10/Oct/07
Yeah Shaq looks huge next to Grant because he is a full 6 inches taller.
Gonzalo said on 9/Oct/07
Wow, Shaq looks huge next to Grant Hill
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Viper said on 5/Oct/07
Correct on Hill being 6-7. Thats what he looked to me in person.
Anonymous said on 4/Oct/07
Grant Hill is maybe 6'8" in shoes but he is no more than the 6'7" he was listed in college. These 2 pictures should prove Shaq is a legit 7'1" like the measurement from 1992 says.

Shaq towers over 6'7" Grant Hill
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Shaq looks about 3 inches taller than Eddy Curry who measured 6'10.5" straight out of highschool
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Kevin Durant said on 4/Oct/07
1994 NBA Pre Draft Measurement

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Glenn Robinson 6-7 240 Purdue


Jason Kidd 6-3 215 Cal


Grant Hill 6-8 230 Duke


Donyell Marshall 6-8 1/2 218 Connecticut


Juwan Howard 6-8 1/2 253 Michigan


Sharone Wright 6-10 279 Clemson


Lamond Murray 6-6 1/2 235 California


Brian Grant 6-8 1/2 247 Xavier


Eric Montross 7-0 1/2 275 North Carolina

allen4 said on 1/Oct/07
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Anonymous said on 26/Sep/07
Ewing is a solid 6'11" he looks closer to 6'10" next to Shaq because Shaq probably wears big shoes but trust me he is a legit 6'11"

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Ewing looks every bit of 6'11" Alonzo Mourning who measured 6'9" at the 2000 Olympics and Dikembe Mutombo who measured 7'1" at the 1991 pre-draft camp.

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Patrick is as tall as 6'11" measured Greg Oden

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Patrick looks atleast 3 inches taller than 6'8" Charles oakley.

Ewing was clearly joking about being 6'9" because he is a solid 6'11"
lillo thomas said on 26/Sep/07
patrick erwing is 6-10 atleast he can't be 6-9 . he always look taller than that
Anonymous said on 24/Sep/07
Ewing is 6'11"(2 inches on 6'9" Mourning), Mutombo is 7'1", Mourning is 6'9", T-Mac is 6'6.25" and Shaq is 7'1"
Kevin Durant said on 24/Sep/07
Dirk Nowitzki is no taller than 6'10 to me he looks like a flat 6'10. I have watch some of the games in the NBA and he certainly not a legit 7 footer.

just look at this set of pictures

6'10 Dirk Nowitzki and 6'7 Ben Wallace ( Looks taller with his Afro)

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7'6 Shawn Bradley, 6'11 Erick Dampier, 6'10 Dirk Nowitzki and 6'11 Calvin Booth

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Dirk Nowitzki 6'10, Tim Duncan 6'10, Shaquille O'Neal 7'1, Kevin Garnett 6'11 1/4 and 7'5 Yao Ming.

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Dirk 6'10" and Josh Howard 6'5 1/4"

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allen4 said on 24/Sep/07
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Gonzalo said on 24/Sep/07
Nowitzki is taller than 6`10 (2`08). Watch him play in FIBA basketball and you will see he is clearly taller than guys who are listed 2`05. Nowitzki could be aroun 2`1'-11 barefoot. I saw him next to Papaloukas ane he towered over him. Papaloukas is 2`00.
Anonymous said on 23/Sep/07
Gasol is not as tall as Shaq. Shaq is 7'1" barefoot. He was measured 7'1" and 303 pounds witha 7'6" wingspan in the 1992 pre-draft camp. Shaq is every bit as tall as Mutombo. Ewing looks a solid 6'11".

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Shaq is 2-3 inches taller than Ewing

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Every bit as tall as 7'1" Mutombo(Looks taller than Mutombo because of his shoes)

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Way taller than 6'10" Duncan

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Shaq towers over 6'10" Hakeem by a good 3-4 inches

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7'1" Shaq, 7'0" Robinson and 6'10" Hakeem

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Clearly taller than 7'0.5" Pau Gasol even though the angle isn't great.

How tall do you guys think Dirk is? Dirk was 6'10" when he entered the league and sometimes looks taller although at other times doesn't look anything over 6'10"
Vegas said on 23/Sep/07
ewing is just 2" (2.5" max) shorter than 7'1 barefoot Dikembe Mutumbo there. I never bought Ewing at 6'9
someone who know said on 23/Sep/07
I believed David.
Alex said on 22/Sep/07
Duncan I think is 6'10 and Robinson is about 7'0. I always remember him having about 2 inches on Duncan.
David said on 22/Sep/07
Believe me I was in Miami in a shopping center in the summer of 2005 and I saw his game shoes, his shoes are different from the ones of the other nba players, I've heard this is because of his weight so he need some centimeters of an elastic gel linig to absorb impact of his steps to not bother his knees, he is 213 barefoot (anyway no more than 214), and 217 or more with his shoes. Gasol is about the same height without shoes and garnett is and inch shorter believe me!
Gonzalo said on 21/Sep/07
Patrick Ewing 6`9? We can see in that pic that he is taller than that. The latest great big men from Georgetown. Will we see Roy Hibbert join them soon?
Robinson is taller than Duncan, in that pic he is leaning.
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Duhon said on 19/Sep/07
The shaq steel pics have been posted a few times but people always seem to ignore the closeup shots like this: Click Here Assuming the height measurement begins at the botton of the marked line the top of his head looks a coule inches above the mark. If you were to gauge the height of the man next to him, you would it appears take the listing starting from the bottom of the line.
Anonymous said on 19/Sep/07
Shaq could be 215 but I still have him at 216. he is every bit of 7'1".
weekly said on 18/Sep/07
I remember a book about basketball from 1997, that had him on 215 cm.
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Anonymous said on 18/Sep/07
Alright so Shaq's shoes add 3 cm or 1.5"...have you ever seen pre-draft measurements? Most centers have 1.25"-1.5" shoes. Shaq is taller than 214 cm Pau Gasol(7'0.5")

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6'10" Tim Duncan, 7'5.5" Yao Ming, 7'1" Shaq, 6'11.25" Kevin Garnett and 7'0.5" Pau Gasol.

The Lakers young center Andrew Bynum was measured 7'0.25" at 17 yrs old and has grown to 7'1" now. Shaq is no doubt 7'1" and 7'2.5" in shoes.
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I still think Shaq to be at least 212 cm at best 215 cm don't forget what David said about his shoes they have very huge soles
Gonzalo said on 18/Sep/07
Davi, if you say Garnett is 212 I don`t understand how you say Shaq is 213, since he looks 4 or 5 cms taller. Talking about Gasol, I attended the Eurobasket final game and I can tell you he is 214 as he is listed in Europe. He even looked taller to me than Savrasenko, listed 217. Gasol was much taller than Kirilenko, who is listed normally 206 but for this championship I laso read 209. If O`Neal is taller than Gasol, O`Neal must be around 216 and he should be upgraded in this site
David said on 15/Sep/07
Shaq is 213 cm tall barefoot, he wears shoes that have at least 3 cm of elevation (I've seen them in Miami two years ago)
Kevin Garnett is taller than I expected, indeed is more than his nba listing, I think he is around 212 cm, anyway very close to 7 foot.
Another nba player I was impressed with, is Pau Gasol, Gasol is truly tall, clearly edges 213cm I think he is more about 215cm as he is listed in european championships.
Anonymous said on 11/Sep/07
Shaq was already 7'0" in 1989 at 17 years old so the 7'1" measurement from 1992 must be barefoot because even if he was still 7'0" in 1992(which he wasn't) he'd be 7'1.25"-7'1.75" in shoes. Shaq is 7'1" barefoot today.

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Anonymous said on 11/Sep/07
Come on be realistic. If Shaq is 7'0" then David Robinson is no more than 6'11", Tim Duncan is no more than 6'9", Hakeem Olajuwon is no more than 6'9", Mutombo is no more than 7'1", Kevin Garnett is no more than 6'10"
Anonymous said on 9/Sep/07
I'm pretty sure the measurements from the 1992 article weren't in shoes. Here they are

Shaquille O'Neal 7'1", 303
Robert Horry 6'8", 220
Harold Miner 6'3", 222
Latrell Sprewell 6'4" 190

Here are some others from the early 90's

Dikembe Mutombo 7'1", 228
Larry Johnson 6'5.5" 250

Chris Webber 6'9", 263
Penny Hardaway 6'6", 200
J.R. Rider 6'4.5", 218

Glenn Robinson 6'7", 240
Jason Kidd 6'3", 215
Donyell Marshall 6'8.5", 218
Juwan Howard 6'8.5", 253
Brian Grant 6'8.5", 247
Anonymous said on 9/Sep/07
Garnett doesn't have better posture and Duncan himself has even said KG is taller. KG is leaning quite a bit.
Viper said on 8/Sep/07
There isnt any evidence that says Shaq was measured at 7-1 in socks. And after looking at the Duncan garnett picture, Id say Garnett looks the same height as Duncan considering Garnett has much better posture and is standing closer to the camera.
Viper said on 8/Sep/07
Duncan was listed at 6-10 in his college days. The chances he grew right after his senior year are pretty damn slim for a guy 6-10 at 21-22 years of age.
Anonymous said on 7/Sep/07
KG isn't standing up that straight. KG usually looks atleast an inch taller.
Jason said on 7/Sep/07
I mean early in the morning. They aren't your 100% legit measurement. Robinson has 1.5-2'' on Duncan? You just told us KG had 1.25'' on Duncan and it looks like 0.5''.
Anonymous said on 7/Sep/07
Yeah and? Most people go by morning measurements. Also Robinson is not 6'11" because he has about 1.5" to 2 inches on Duncan
Jason said on 7/Sep/07
6'11.25'' could just be a morning measurement...
Anonymous said on 7/Sep/07
Also I've heard from many people that Duncan is actually 6'10.5"
Anonymous said on 7/Sep/07
I doubt KG would lie about his height considering he supposedly never wanted to be seen as that tall so he wouldn't start at center. KG also looks no shorter than 6'11.25" next to 7'5"-7'5.5" Yao
Jason said on 7/Sep/07
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Kevin Garnett appears his stated 6'11.25" with 6'10" Tim Duncan''

Only looks ~ half an inch to me. KG just has a smaller head and long neck, while Duncan has a longer head and short neck, which is making KG look taller against Duncan than he is. Look at where the tops of their heads come up to, not anything else. If Duncan is 6-10, then KG looks 6-10 1/2ish and David Robinson 6-11.
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Anonymous said on 6/Sep/07
David Robinson is not 6'11" he is a legit 7'0" Nothing more nothing less. He is not 7'1" like many people said but his 1988 measurement of 7'0" sounds very accurate.

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Not the best picture but The Admiral and KG appear to be standing next to eachother and Robinson looks slightly taller than 6'11.25" Kevin Garnett

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Robinson appears atleast 2 inches taller than 6'10" Tim Duncan

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Kevin Garnett appears his stated 6'11.25" with 6'10" Tim Duncan

It makes sense. Shaq is 7'1" and Robinson is 7'0"
Jason said on 6/Sep/07
Shaq's said his weight ranged to a maximum of 360lbs. I can easily believe that - he has *huge* back around 2001. Many people thought he was 400.
asdasd said on 6/Sep/07
shaq is one of (few) players of the nba listed with correct height. I think he is exactly 215 cm barefoot, so could be 216/217 in shoes.
liilo thomas said on 6/Sep/07
shaq look indeed taller than david robinson maybe david robinson is 6-11 if he is a legit 7-0 then maybe shaq could be a legit 7-1 barefoot
Duhon said on 6/Sep/07
Vegas, if you think kobe's arms have ever been close to as big as shaq's you are very mistaken. it was stated by laker trainers that shaq did for a brief period tip in at 370 in his final season for the lakers. read more here:Click Here this is not something shaq was bragging about, he was quite overweight for a basketball player.
Anonymous said on 6/Sep/07
Alright to prove Shaq is 7'1" I'll compare him to players 6'11" or taller.

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Shaq is taller than David Robinson who measured 7'0" in the 1988 Olympics

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He has about 2 inches on Kevin Garnett who has admitted he is 6'11.25" and is losted 6'11" on this site.

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Shaq doesn't look any more than 4 inches shorter than Yao who is around 7'5"

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Shaq is taller than Wilt who was 7'0 1/2" at the time of this picture(7'1" 1/16" in his peak)

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Shaq is every bit as tall as 7'1" Mutombo who was measured 7'1" in 1991

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Once again Shaq is 2 inches taller than 6'11.25" KG and about 4 inches shorter than Yao who is around 7'5".

Shaq is clearly 7'1". Time for an upgrade Editor Rob especially since he has never been listed anything else.
Anonymous said on 6/Sep/07
Kobe's arms have never been close to as big as Shaq's.
Anonymous said on 5/Sep/07
Shaq was 303 on draft neight, probably slightly less after he worked out for the season and was in the low 300's most of his Magic career. Shaq weighed 315 in the 1999-2000 season but gained weight over the offseason and came to camp around 330. He eventually reached 370 in 02'-03' when he was injured at the start of the season and he was around 350 his las season in Los Angeles.
vegas said on 5/Sep/07
Duhon; kobe is about 210lb thereabouts. Shaq doesn't look 150-160lb heavier to me. Kobe's arms are as big as shaq's in that photo and he is turned sideways making him look smaller.
Gonzalo said on 5/Sep/07
PAu Gasol is listed to be 2`14 (they even said 2.14`4) and why should he be listed taller than he really is? Shaq is taller so he should be upgraded. 2`16 for him
Duhon said on 4/Sep/07
Its relatively well recorded, it came out in the media after shaq decided to trim down when he came to miami. shaq struggled with weight in his later laker days: Click Here

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vegas said on 4/Sep/07
370lb seems an incredible weight for shaq. Paul Wight weighed 335lb in college in 1991 and about 370lb or so in WCW in 1995-96; i seriously doubt Shaq was ever as heavy as 370lb. Dont forget Dalip Singh's bodybuilding weight was 380lb (probably his current correct weight at present too), Shaq never looked to be within 40lb of Singh imo
Anonymous said on 3/Sep/07
Shaq is 7"1" not the 7"0" as list above.
Alex said on 2/Sep/07
Yea I heard about Shaq weight 370lbs at his heaviest too but was still listed at 325lbs. A few seasons ago he was listed at 350lbs but lost weight and was listed at 325lbs again. At 7'0 the guy is easily 325lbs.
Duhon said on 31/Aug/07
If anything for likely 80% of shaq's career his weight has been underlisted. in his peak heaviest years he weighed around 370 yet he was still listed at 315.
machine89 said on 31/Aug/07
Ive seen a picture of shaq with dikembe mutombo and shaq looks like an inch taller and mutombo is supposedly 7-2
Jason said on 28/Aug/07
I wouldn't if his Lakers trainer hadn't said he was 285 when he first came in the league. Exaggerating weight happens in sport - 303 sounds even more intimidating than 285. If you compare the NFL-listed weights of random football players with googling various sources for them, you'll find they add 5-10lbs to the average player and some are inflated by 20. The same thing would happen in the NBA to an extent.
Anonymous said on 28/Aug/07
Why would you doubt Shaq weighed 303 when he was drafted? Chris Webber was 6'9" and 263 pounds.
liilo thomas said on 28/Aug/07
his foot is about 15 inches long
mma fan said on 27/Aug/07
size 22
Anonymous said on 27/Aug/07
does anyone know shaquille o'neal's foot size IN INCHES if he wears a size 21 shoe?
Anonymous said on 26/Aug/07
if pau gasol is 7'05, o'neal is 7'1
Jason said on 25/Aug/07
It doesn't say anywhere that's a barefoot measurement, mate. You're positive he was 303lbs then just because he's described/listed at that? They inflate weight in sports sometimes too, ya know?
Anonymous said on 23/Aug/07
I posted a link to his 7'1" 303 12% body fat measurement. LOL 285? No he was 303. He may have dropped to 285-290 later in the season but not when he was drafted.
Air Attacker said on 23/Aug/07
Shaquille O'Neal is 7'1
Dirk Nowitzki 6'10
Pau Gasol 7'0
Yao Ming 7'5
Tim Duncan 6'10
Hakeem Olajuwon 6'10
Alonzo Mourning 6'9
Patrick Ewing 6'11
David Robinson 7'0
Greg Oden 6'11
Kevin Durant 6'9
Lebron James 6'8
Dwight Howard 6'9
Amare Stoudemire 6'8 1/2
Rasheed Wallace 6'9 3/4
Joe Smith - 6'9 1/2
Keith Van Horn 6'9 1/2

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