How tall is Ming Yao

Ming Yao's Height

7ft 5 ½ (227.3 cm)

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

How tall is Ming Yao
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He's 7-5. I'm barely 6-11. He's a good-looking guy. I'm a goofy looking, nerdy guy with gray hair, a big nose and freckles.
-- Bill Walton

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Average Guess (205 Votes)
7ft 6.11in (228.9cm)
slim 6'1 said on 16/Jan/21
@Willes, I’m sure this guy doesn’t complain about his height as much as you have not has he gone to a psychiatrist to complain about it
Canson said on 27/Dec/20
@ChaosControl: 😂 😂 😂

May explain why Peak Hogan’s guess and Christopher Reece’s guesses have dropped and Yao and Lebron’s have gone up. Then you have other such as Jackie Chan and Andre who appear to have been altered lol
ChaosControl 6'2.5 said on 22/Dec/20
Canson let’s make alts and spam 5’4 guesses
Canson said on 17/Dec/20
@Recapa: ballot stuffing is the key. It may explain a certain “not so inconspicuous” absence from Celebrity Heights for the past month plus. It wasn’t that high before
recapa said on 9/Dec/20
damn,the average guess is so stupidly high.
Canson said on 25/Nov/20
@J2Frenzy: I will say that the other two problems (one of which received a vacation some time before Halloween and the other right after Veteran’s Day) have made things much more peaceful too.
Canson said on 25/Nov/20
@J2Frenzy: lol. Looks like the “tailor” made some alterations prior to his vacation!
J2Frenzy said on 24/Nov/20
@Canson the average guess for Christopher Reeve has dropped a little
Canson said on 23/Nov/20
@J2Frenzy: I’ve noticed too lol. I also noticed Lebron’s avg is higher than it had been. 🤔
FriedChicken said on 23/Nov/20
Over 7'6" early moring and under 7'5" at night/late evening is pretty accurate.
Canson said on 23/Nov/20
@J2Frenzy: I agree with everything you said including the estimates. He very well could fall sub 7’5”
J2Frenzy said on 22/Nov/20
@Canson yeah it has been suspiciously peaceful on Yao, Wilt and Lebron’s pages this week. Also I’m gonna take advantage of his disappearance to say that I reckon Yao is over 7’6 in the morning and under 7’5 in the evening (say 7’6.25-7’6.5 early morning and 7’4.5-7’4.75 late evening)
Canson said on 22/Nov/20
@Vincent and J2: I would definitely say he wakes up at least 7’6.25”. I suspect his 7’5.75 listing was either a roundup from just above 1/2” earlier in the day or if it was a legit early morning measurement. It also begs the question was he measured correctly in the first place? But his lines up with Michael Jordan etc. Jordan was measured 6’4.75 at the Olympics but that was likely not an afternoon (not an early morning measurement either). Yao measured 7’5.5 or somewhere around that. While I see Jordan only Coming down up to 1/4” more from that, I see Yao Losing another half inch (minimum) from that but he naturally loses more height than the average person at that height. I certainly see someone who loses at least 1.25-1.5, if not closer to 1.75 like Vincent said. I will say that A. He didn’t grow; and B. The avg guess (consistent with Barkley Jordan and Kobe) is too high. Just like those three, Barkley claimed 6’4.5, 6’4.75 and 6’5, and measured 4 5/8; Jordan measured 6’4.5, 6’4.75, 4 7/8; Kobe 6’4.75; Yao has nothing higher than 7’5.75 on record. I wonder if someone stuffed ballots in an attempt to “alter” the avg guess to align more closely with their own. That may explain a noticeable or “not so noticeable” absence this week
J2Frenzy said on 20/Nov/20
@Realist depends what you think his low is, I have him at a flat 7’5. No argument that he wakes up over 7’6, especially given he weighs like 310
Vincent Caleb said on 19/Nov/20
@Realist:
He may lose 1.75 inches so a weak 7’7” is very possible.
Realist said on 18/Nov/20
He was maybe 7'6.5 at peak morning height
Canson said on 17/Nov/20
Bbroccc said on 16/Nov/20

Yea at times he can pull off over 7’ just as Yao can pull off looking over 7’5”. Definitely not 7’7 though
Canson said on 16/Nov/20
@J2Frenzy: I would say that’s a very good possibility. He looks at least 7’0” most of the time
Bbroccc said on 16/Nov/20
@Canson thank you for clearing that up about Shaq’s height — many sites have him pinned at 7’1 for some odd reason (but according to the internet, everyone is apparently at least 2 inches taller lol) - so if shaq is 6’11 3/4 then I agree, Yao looks to be in between 7’5 to like 7’5 3/4 - because if shaq was 7’1 than it would be hard to refute that Yao was any shorter than 7’6 1/2 or even 7’7
J2Frenzy said on 15/Nov/20
@Canson is it possible Shaq is a flat 7’ and 6’11.75 was his extreme low? Just curious if you take into account his weight, job and age
Canson said on 15/Nov/20
@RoelC: exactly!
Canson said on 15/Nov/20
Shaq isn’t 7’1”. He himself claimed 6’11.75” but he’s always measured right around 7’ so not any higher.
Bbroccc said on 13/Nov/20
I just want to give my quick response here - sorry for not throwing the link in this pic, but has anybody seen that picture with yao and shaq from only a few years back (I am positive most of you have) ? I know this might be crazy to suggest, but is it possible that he grew from when he was in the NBA (which I know is nearly impossible as a full grown man unless he has a disorder) ?? I mean maybe it seems this way to me since now he is also thicker and less in shape (hence creating a somewhat illusion that he is taller), but my God, does he look freaking tall these days - and yes, he was always tall lol but at the very very least he was 7’5.5 during his height in the NBA (pun intended)- but I would not be surprised to find out that he is indeed 7’7 (or dare I say a tad taller lol) but thats only IF shaq is a true 7’1, because in that pic (with similar shoes) Yao was at the least 5.5 inches taller - can anyone more knowledgeable on these type of things let me know if I am overreaching?
Vincent Caleb said on 12/Nov/20
Yao wakes up at a weak 7-7 imo.
Canson said on 11/Nov/20
@RoelC: it’s consistent (the Muresan pic) with the pic of Lebron and Enes Kanter. Of course other pics are out there with Lebron and others and he looks at best what he’s listed by Rob
Canson said on 10/Nov/20
So why would him claiming to measure 7’8 be anymore credible than him claiming to measure 7’6? He never claimed 7’8 so it’s a moot point
Vincent Caleb said on 7/Nov/20
@J2Frenzy: LMAO
Canson said on 5/Nov/20
@RoelC: I would’ve said 7’5 like initially listed. I doubt he grew. Different times of the day. Bradley measured 7’5.5 but i have an easier time seeing his 7’6 before Yao Ming. Bradley was never as good a player of course. And Yao was super hyped
FriedChicken said on 5/Nov/20
And then Mursean is a guy who doesn't worry about standing as he possibly can and often has a hunched posture, and the guy is almost 50 years old. Taller people are going to succumb to height loss more than shorter people.
FriedChicken said on 5/Nov/20
So apparently Shaq's word is law around here and everything he says must be true and is an omniscient being. He was obviously joking about Yao being 7 ft 8. How anyone can take that as more than a joke is beyond me. The fact that Sun Ming mind has 3-3.5 inches on Yao, while he was wearing sandals and Yao was in shoes. And you keep referring to the Muresan pic like it's the holy bible, when we literally can't see their footwear and is most likely a camera angle. And the fact that Yao is shorter than Bradley doesn't help your case either.
RoelC said on 5/Nov/20
Let's look at the facts here.

Yao measured 7'5" during the NBA pre-draft camp in Chicago in May 2002. Click Here
This prompted the NBA to bill him at 7'5". This is his basketball rookie card at the start of the 2002-2003 basketball season. Click Here

Then in October 2002, Yao was re-measured by the Houston Rockets at 7'5 ½" (7'6 ½" in shoes).
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I’m not sure if that prompted the NBA to start listing him at 7’6”. His basketball cards at the start of the 2003-2004 season, still had him at 7’5” and 296 lbs. At the start of the 2004-2005 season, that was changed to 7’6” and 310 lbs.

The pictures with Shawn Bradley were taken in November 2002, so “after” the Houston Rockets measured him at 7’5 ½”. Shawn Bradley measured 7’5 ½” as well, some years before when he was measured by the Philadelphia 76ers.

Supposedly Yao measured 7'5 ¾” by September 2004 (not 2003) according to Houston Rockets’ strength coach Anthony Falsone.
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Yao Ming was listed at 7’5” and 7’6” even before he came to the NBA in 2002 (most notably the 2000 Summer Olympics, where Yao was listed at 227cm).

So based on above facts, one can draw these conclusions:
The Houston Rockets measured Yao ½“ taller than NBA officials did half a year before. Yet Yao still looked visibly shorter than Shawn Bradley (something Bradley noticed himself aswell). So either one of those measurements wasn’t very accurate or they were taken at different times during the day.

If they didn't misquote Falsone in that interview, than he's already lying about Yao's height, as he measured 7'5 ½" in October 2002, not 7'5". So if he was still growing at the time, he only grew another ¼" in 2 years, which clearly shows he wasn’t in the midst of a large growth spurt there. Claiming he still grew another 2 inches after that last measurement is quite frankly ridiculous. He already had 7’5-7’6” listings in his late teens. There’s no real indication he was still growing when he came to the NBA. Just that he measured taller, doesn’t indicate he was still growing. Seriously, we’re talking about less than an inch here on a 7’5” body!

Also if the Houston Rockets were really under the impression Yao was still growing, they would put him under careful observation and be very careful with any extensive weight training. Yet, there’s no record of the Houston Rockets ever claiming that Yao was taller than his 7’6” listing.



There’s no doubt on my mind that if Yao & Bradley were measured under the exact same guidelines, than Bradley would be the taller guy.
Vincent Caleb said on 1/Nov/20
Here is a pic of Yao looking very tall next to Shaq:
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He can pass for looking even taller than 7-5 at times, but I think it is due to how much his height varies through the day. If he measured 7-5.75 then he probably drops another 3/4 of an inch at least rather than the 3/8 most NBA players drop.
J2Frenzy said on 1/Nov/20
“Shaq’s got my back” yeah but Shawn Bradley, Muresan’s bad posture, whoever decides on the NBA billed heights and most of this site have my back
Robbe said on 1/Nov/20
Yao looks bang on as listed with 7'9 Sun Ming Ming Click Here
Canson said on 31/Oct/20
FriedChicken said on 31/Oct/20
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This is not an 8" difference.

And he knows it isn’t. He won’t admit it because it contradicts everything he’s said in his thesis
FriedChicken said on 31/Oct/20
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This is not an 8" difference.
J2Frenzy said on 30/Oct/20
I’m pretty sure that even if (and I’m not suggesting we do) use the 7’1 claim for Shaq, Yao still isn’t 7’8
J2Frenzy said on 29/Oct/20
Yao Ming is 4’10. He wear 2 and a half foot tall stilts in his legs, and then they fudge his height a bit. This is a closely guarded secret but the tallest ever basketball player was 4’11.5
Canson said on 29/Oct/20
Shaq was joking. Is Yao really 8.25” taller than he is? Clearly not. Shaq claims 6’11.75”. So if we are going to accept his 7’8 assessment we need to accept his 6’11.75 claim for himself.
Matt logan said on 28/Oct/20
7'4.5 for yao
Canson said on 27/Oct/20
Yao measuring 7’5 3/4 and Bradley measuring 7’5.5 does not mean Yao is taller. Height varies throughout the day as we all know. Bradley could be a low and Yao would be a morning measurement if it came at practice. In fact Bradley’s has to be a low if he also measured 7’6.25 unless he grew
Tunman said on 27/Oct/20
Sounds useless to argue with that dude honestly.His pseudo says it all.Since he was measured by Chinese authorities at 227 it's excluded he's taller than that.You can find tons of pics where he's clearly favoured by the camera and will look 7'7-8 which doesn't mean he's that tall.The pic I showed is reliable with both standing tall at the same distance from the camera and the difference is nowhere near 8" but you can carry on saying he's 7'8 if that makes you feel better.
That's my last comment on that page.No offense but sometimes I feel that people arguing over nonsense is really kind of toxic and certainly not helpful for such a wonderful height site
Canson said on 26/Oct/20
@Tunman: yea the 7’5.5 at least is around what he measured. I’d still argue the previous 7’5” flat as his “low” but clearly not 7’6”. I’m still unsure on Bradley’s height. He measured 7’5,5 and 7’6,25” yet Rob lists him 7’6”.
Canson said on 26/Oct/20
So where is the proof that he downgrades his height? Who is to say he hasn’t measured 7’4.75” before? Being a taller guy he would lose more than the average person during the day. As for Shaq calling him 7’8”, that’s no different than Yao claiming 7’4” being the latter is considered a downgrade of himself. Again. There is no proof. Just because he said so isn’t enough. If Shaq is implying that there’s really an 8” difference between he and Yao (Shaq claimed 6’11.75), then he would be lying about his Own height and he would only be 6’9.75 at best being the tallest Yao ever measured is 7’5.75”. So that said, Shaq is the one exaggerating, not Yao. So there is still no “proof” that Yao downplays his height. If anything, they look their listed heights here at least in terms of difference between them and if Shaq is only 6’11.75 or 7’0” then Yao measuring 7’5” flat or 7’5.25” makes perfect sense being height varies throughout
Robbe said on 26/Oct/20
Yao looks bang on 7'6 based on Kevin's 6'7.75 height and 5in eyeline Click Here
Chris Junior Hernandez 1990 said on 26/Oct/20
For some reason i think Yao Ming wouldn't be happy with a half inch upgrade. It looks like after NBA career he was always described and self claim to be 7'5 everywhere but there are still some news articles claim that he is 7'6. The reall thing is strong 7'5 was for sure than 7'4 joke with Shaq and 7'6 or 7'8.
Tunman said on 23/Oct/20
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To end the debate.If you think that there are nearly 8" difference here I can't help it.That's a solid 5" perhaps slightly over so 7'5.5"is fine.Maybe that's his lowest I can agree with that.And Sun will probably dip under 7'9 like 7'8.25-8.5,no wonder that with such height and a total 5-6 cm loss getting measured by 11-12am easily means a further 2cm loss And btw Yao claimed 7'6 so trying to argue about 7'7 is already pointless let alone 7'8
RJT said on 20/Oct/20
@Editor Rob

This is Yao's official height from 1999 Asian basketball championship Click Here, he was listed at 227cm which translated to 7'5.5". He was still 19 so already at that height there. To my knowledge since Chinese people (And most other East Asians) take off their shoes inside building, when they state their height, it is exclusively barefoot.

This is how Yao looks next to 7 footer Wang Zhizhi who was billed at 7'1 during his NBA career Click Here #14 is Wang. As you can see his tophead was below Yao's eyelevel, which line up with 7'1 Mutombo whose tophead reach Yao's eyelevel. In the data pic above, Wang was listed at 214cm which mean 7ft 1/4".

Wang is legit 7footer, he's taller than 6'11 range Nowitzki
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Canson said on 18/Oct/20
I don’t get how Yao “downplays his height” and this is anecdotal in China yet Hogan “can claim what he wants” for his height. Interesting how things work on this site
6'3 Julian said on 16/Oct/20
His kegs didn’t look far apart to me
Robbe said on 16/Oct/20
That's a solid 3in difference to me.

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Yao's eyelevel is on Sun's mouthlevel, that's easy 3in. Lol, if that's 2in difference, Sun has only 3.75in from his eyelevel to his tophead. Not possible.

Considering footwear, Sun is easily a good 3in taller than Yao.
Hyper said on 15/Oct/20
@Canson

Generally, I try to go by quarters of an inch, by guess. Sometimes, I try going by 1/8ths, even though that’s a bit too extreme unless it’s for athletes.
RJT said on 15/Oct/20
@Canson
I posted twice before but idk why my comment didn't go through, oh well 3rd time is the charm

With 7'9 officially measured by Guinness Sun Ming Ming, Yao looked "only" 3" shorter. Click Here

Taking into account Yao was wearing sneaker and Sun was in sandal, that should gave Yao 3/4" footwear advantage, take them off and Yao's eyelevel would be around Sun's mouth, which equal to 3" difference.

As can be seen from various pics with Mutombo, KG & with Sun, Yao can be as tall as 7'6. 7'5.5" would then be Yao's low. Under 7'5 flat is unlikely.
RJT said on 12/Oct/20
@Editor Rob @Canson

This is Yao's pic with 7'9 Guiness measured Sun Ming Ming, better angle than the 1 with Kaka
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That does seem like solid 2" difference but upon closer inspection, Sun was wearing sandal which probably only gave him 1/2" and Yao wearing sneaker which at least gave him 1". Considering Yao's large feet, lets just say it gave him 1. 25" for pete's sake, so Yao had solid 3/4" footwear advantage then. Take of the shoes for both guys and Yao's eyelevel probably would be around Sun's mouth which would make Yao 3" shorter at 7'6.

I think it's safe to completely rule out under 7'5 for Yao. This listing is good as that may be what Yao's low is by CH standard. But as seen from various pics with Mutombo, KG and Sun Ming Ming, he can be as tall as 7'6.
Editor Rob
Yao did hold up pretty good with Sun
Chris Junior Hernandez 1990 said on 12/Oct/20
I did like to stand next to Yao and feel that 1 foot difference making me short :p
6'3 Julian said on 11/Oct/20
@Canson Yao Ming probably wakes up a weak 7’6 and goes to be 7’4.25
Canson said on 11/Oct/20
@RJT: I agree with a lot of what you said. A guy his size can stand to lose well over an inch. But then I see him with Shaq who’s admitted to only being 6’11.75”. Shaq wears orthotics too by his own admission. Not sure if Yao does. My guess collectively with Shaq and KG I’d go with 7’5” flat for Yao. He’s also shorter than Shawn Bradley. Other thing to remember is if you look to the left the advantage on 6’10” Tim Duncan isn’t as much as you’d expect. I almost wonder if the angle is favored the further left you move in the picture
Canson said on 11/Oct/20
@Julian: I’m thinking between 7’4-5 at bedtime but at that height I don’t completely rule what you said out! No one knows exactly where he wakes and he could lose perhaps 2”
6'3 Julian said on 11/Oct/20
@Canson in that case he may go to bed under 7’4!
RJT said on 10/Oct/20
@Canson

Actually with KG and Mutombo, Yao looks as listed.

With Mutombo when they were still playing
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Mutombo's tophead reach only Yao's eyelevel. That's solid 5" difference. Yao should have 5" from eyelevel to tophead. Prime Mutombo was 7'1 which I think you agree too.

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With prime KG whom we agree is solid 6'11, his tophead barely reach Yao's nosetip. Rob has said from nosetip to tophead is 6"-6"5, even 7" for lager heads and that should be the case with guy Yao's size.

I'm thinking 7'5.5" is Yao's low and he can be even taller like 1/4" or 1/2" in lazier days. A guy that size will fluctuate more than normal sized guys.
Canson said on 10/Oct/20
@Robbe: Yao is a bit closer to the camera than Pau too. I have Yao at 7’5”. I believe 7’5.75 to be an early morning measurement and believe Yao to be about Tacko Fall’s height as Fall measured 7’5 flat when the season started (not 7’6 or 7’5.25)
Robbe said on 9/Oct/20
I can't see more than 5.5in difference there.

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Pau and Marc are very close in height. Within an inch i would say. On the third pic Marc with slouching Lauri Markkanen.

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Marc with 6'11.25 measured Brook Lopez.

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Marc is listed at 6'11 on the newest roster, and Pau was listed at 7ft when he played in NBA.

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So, Pau is not over 7ft barefoot. To me, Yao looks as listed with Pau.
Canson said on 8/Oct/20
A little bit of coaching on deciphering height differences. The eye brow level on a normal sized head is 4”. While Yao’s head is large, his forehead is not that much larger than the average person. Gasol comes to Yao’s eye level. That’s not even 5.5” difference between Gasol and Yao. It’s more like 5”. 8” would be well Below his mouth. Keep in mind that Andrew Bynum was 7’0” and Pau can look shorter than him at times so he’s not over 7’0”. He could struggle to look it really
Editor Rob
I'd posted this Still from an RAF crew study on dimensions and the brow ridge is pretty much on average just under 4 inches, for a giant guy, like 95th percentile it's nearer 4.2 inches.
Canson said on 8/Oct/20
@Robbe: I’m not so sure that they’re even the same today. I could see Larry still edging Magic. In their primes, Bird had around 1.5” on Magic
6'3 Julian said on 8/Oct/20
Given that Yao Ming is a giant and weighs 310 pounds, it wouldn’t shock me if he wakes up 7’6 and goes to bed 7’4.5
Robbe said on 7/Oct/20
Larry and Magic are about the same height today, that's true. Larry maybe hair taller. Magic has kept his height pretty well, but Larry has lost at least an inch due to his back problems. Prime Larry was visible taller than Magic Click Here
Canson said on 6/Oct/20
@Robbe: not to mention Andrew Bynum is taller than Pau. Pau is 7’ not 7’1”
Slim 6'1" said on 6/Oct/20
228cm
Robbe said on 5/Oct/20
Yao here with a legit 7 footer Pau Gasol. That's not over 5.5in difference.

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Picture is from 2006, so Yao is 26 years old there.
Canson said on 2/Oct/20
@Julian: it was a compliment. I was saying that there are estimates or possibilities you’ve provided that I never thought of
6'3 Julian said on 2/Oct/20
@Canson what exactly did I bring up?
Canson said on 30/Sep/20
@Julian: yea him saying we are the same person is him trying to come up with some way to attack us. Not to mention that a lot of things you have brought up (to your credit) I never even considered when it comes to estimates
Canson said on 30/Sep/20
Robbe said on 29/Sep/20
Back to back doesn't mean the angle is always 100% accurate, of course not. How come Larry is suddenly taller in the left pic? And how come his head has grown?

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Also look at their feet, just like i mentioned in my previous post. On the left, their feet are on the same level, on the right Magic's feet are heading more to the camera. Means he is favored by the camera angle there. That's why his eyeline appears taller than Larry's. In reality, Larry is minimum 1in taller than Magic. I prefer though 1.5in.

He completely ignored the Olympic pic which is a frontal shot of Magic Jordan and Bird. They look around their listed heights here going off that (with the exception of Jordan looking more 6’4.5 which he did actually measure). I guess because it doesn’t support his narrative
6'3 Julian said on 30/Sep/20
Bro Im not a Canson burner account. Canson claims to be just over 6’4. I’m 6’3. Also we’ve argued in the past, on Tyler Mane’s page for example
Robbe said on 29/Sep/20
Back to back doesn't mean the angle is always 100% accurate, of course not. How come Larry is suddenly taller in the left pic? And how come his head has grown?

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Also look at their feet, just like i mentioned in my previous post. On the left, their feet are on the same level, on the right Magic's feet are heading more to the camera. Means he is favored by the camera angle there. That's why his eyeline appears taller than Larry's. In reality, Larry is minimum 1in taller than Magic. I prefer though 1.5in.
Robbe said on 27/Sep/20
Larry is definitely taller than Magic. If you look at the back to back photo, Magic's head looks bigger than Larry's. We all know Larry's head is way bigger than Magic's. So, the camera angle is favoring Magic there. Can be seen also if you look at their feet. So the picture is not telling the truth. Also Larry's posture is worse than Magic's. Nice try anyway.
6'3 Julian said on 24/Sep/20
@Canson my favourite was when he said Hogans current height was his peak and he made up crap about functional height
Canson said on 23/Sep/20
6'3 Julian said on 23/Sep/20
Interesting, that maniac says 7’7+. Not 7’8

Even more interesting that the 7’7+ is rounded to 7’8” with Yao but he’s quick to point out that Wilt measured 7’0.5 in his prime (not 7’1”) and he then proceeds to round Wilt down to 7’0”. Interesting tidbit of information there
6'3 Julian said on 23/Sep/20
Interesting, that maniac says 7’7+. Not 7’8
FriedChicken said on 18/Sep/20
Its kinda hard to pin point exactly where he'd be by this site's afternoon standards sincle abnormally tall people like Yao Ming lose more than an inch throughout the day. I don't know where this 7 ft 8 stuff is coming from though..
6'3 Julian said on 13/Sep/20
@Canson I think it’s working
6'3 Julian said on 12/Sep/20
He’s actually a midget who wears stilts like all basketball players are. He’s 4’2. No NBA player has ever exceeded 4’6 without huge stilts
Canson said on 11/Sep/20
@Julian: you’re wrong. He actually wears 20” lifts!!!!
Canson said on 11/Sep/20
6'3 Julian said on 11/Sep/20
I mean you can clearly see it. The massive stilts he’s got in his legs

Yep that’s why he got by claiming 6’7” for all of those years! But had he been 6’3” peak, he would’ve been very unfortunate with his 6’7” desire as a 4” difference would be insurmountable lol. I could see something like what you said being the max for him 6’5.5” or min 6’5” flat
6'3 Julian said on 11/Sep/20
I mean you can clearly see it. The massive stilts he’s got in his legs
Robbe said on 7/Sep/20
Bill is much closer to the camera in your picture. That's why he looks close to Shaq's height. If you didn't notice, Bill is looking up at Shaq, you don't have to do that if your only one inch shorter.

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Picture is pretty old as well. Bill has lost quite a bit since his prime. This is more recent, and better picture, Bill is again slightly closer to the camera + angle is very low there. It's favoring Bill. Anybody who knows about heights/angles can tell right away this is not an inch difference.

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And there's nothing fishy about that Hanno/Bill picture. Fact is Bill is nowadays that height. He is around KD:s range, as shown in the back to back photo.
Robbe said on 6/Sep/20
You can find that Bill/KD back to back photo on Bill's Instagram page. Hanno/Bill picture is on Hanno's Twitter page.

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That guy on the right with Hanno is 6'8 Mikael Jantunen.

Anthony Davis (6'9.75) and Bill (6'9.5) with Yao Click Here
6'3 Julian said on 5/Sep/20
I said you made it SOUND small
Canson said on 4/Sep/20
6'3 Julian said on 2/Sep/20
You guys make 7’5 sound small! I met a legit 7 footer at jujitsu training once. Never got close enough to compare height but my 5’11 instructor was maybe shoulder high to 7 foot guy

Where did anyone say that 7’5” was small? Or where is anyone making it seem small? It’s just been said that he wasn’t 7’7-7’8 because that’s ridiculous when he was listed 7’6” his whole career. I’m sure if you look on the web there is no one else pushing this theory about him being 7’7-7’8”. Only that “Shaq said it” or that he “looked taller than Muresan” in one bad picture. Nothing of substance
Robbe said on 3/Sep/20
Bill with KD and KD with 6'11.75 Joel Embiid.

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I find it very hard to believe Bill is only 0.75in shorter than Joel.
Canson said on 2/Sep/20
Response: What are you talking about? The pic obviously was photo-shopped, and a bad job too. Look at how Mottola's right arm looked all screwed up. You couldn't even tell whose arm it was. Second, Mottola was closer to the camera and Bill's feet were wider apart. Third, who is Mottola and who cares? Just look at the Shaq/Bill Walton pics taken recently and that will tell you precisely how tall Bill is now, which is about 7 feet with shoes. Yao looked about 7-8/7-9 in shoes, or 7-7 1/2ish barefoot.

Are you high? The most Yao looks in a picture that doesn’t significantly favor him is a barefoot 7’6”. He generally looks 7’5” range
6'3 Julian said on 2/Sep/20
You guys make 7’5 sound small! I met a legit 7 footer at jujitsu training once. Never got close enough to compare height but my 5’11 instructor was maybe shoulder high to 7 foot guy
Robbe said on 2/Sep/20
Lol at photo-shopped picture. Hanno and Bill are old buddies. Hanno was interviewing Bill at the States recently and that pic was taken at the same event. Just look at Bill vs Kevin Durant back to back photo on Bill,s page. He is closer to the camera and barely taller. I have Durant at 6,9.25, and Bill max 6'9.5. There are couple of more pics Bill vs KD, you can,t see the difference really. Zero chance Bill is 6,11 nowadays.
Canson said on 1/Sep/20
@Robbe: that is the most I could ever buy for Yao. And you said about which could mean 7.5” but then again Walton could still be 6’9.5 today. However, Yao himself said he’s almost 7’5” before. Him dipping under at that height isn’t unfathomable. But you cut through the rest of the nonsense like a knife
Robbe said on 1/Sep/20
Bill Walton is nowhere near 6'11 nowadays, he is shorter than 6'10 Hanno Möttölä. Here Hanno with Bill, exellent picture, both men standing at their best. On the right, Hanno with 6'7 Elias Valtonen and 6'8 Mikael Jantunen. Mikael is wearing slippers.

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Bill looks an inch shorter than Möttölä, and doesn't tower over Valtonen and Jantunen. So he cant be much over 6'9. Like you said, Yao is about 8in taller than Bill. That would mean 7'5 for Yao.
Canson said on 31/Aug/20
@Robbe: I would say the following:

Ewing: 6’10” peak
Bird: 6’8.75-6’9 peak
Malone: 6’8 peak like you said
Magic 6’7.25-.5 peak
Pippen: 200ish
Rodman: 198-199
Drexler: 195-196
Jordan: 194-195
Barkley: 194-195
Mullin: mysterious. I used to say 6’5 but not sure if he wasn’t 6’4.5 Range like Barkley and Jordan

The pic is odd. Malone admitted he was 6’8” and he looks 4” taller than Drexler. Then Barkley in front of Magic looks almost 4” shorter but taller than Mullin when he wasn’t in a diff pic. Then Malone could look taller than Bird when he’s shorter. Malone could almost look taller than Ewing when he’s definitely not
Mickie said on 29/Aug/20
An aged Larry Bird is still taller than Paul George (who is taller than Lebron, himself) Click Here
Mickie said on 29/Aug/20
Bird was of course taller than Magic, saying otherwise is ignorant. Click Here
Robbe said on 29/Aug/20
Prime Pippen was easily 2in taller than guys like Jordan, Barkley, Mullin, and Drexler. Here with Jordan and Drexler.

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If Pippen was peak 6'5.5-6'6, then these guys were no more than 6'3.5-6'4. I don't think so. All these dudes are visible taller than regular 6'4 guys. Pippen was no less than 200cm in his prime. Could be 6'6.5 nowadays.

Larry is slouching in Yao's pic, while Pippen is tilting his head up. My pic was far better to judge their height difference. Larry isn't closer to the camera, well maybe 2cm closer, that's practically nothing, they are all standing tall in a row, in a pretty good angle. 6'10 Patrick Ewing looks around an inch taller than Larry, and Larry appears slightly taller than 6'8 Karl Malone. Pippen looks an inch shorter than Malone. Drexler about 2in shorter than Pippen. Just like they should appear.

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Pretty good picture to judge in my opinion. Zero chance prime Larry was 6'7 range.
Canson said on 28/Aug/20
@Robbe: I think more 227 than 8 but really 226 if you ask me. He looks max 7’5 with Shaq. That’s prob what he is
Robbe said on 26/Aug/20
Yao here with Bill Walton, who is around 6'9.5 nowadays. Bill is about 2in taller than Kevin.

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Black line describes where Markkanen should reach there. Looks 14-15cm difference to me. So 227-228cm for Yao is close enough.
Canson said on 25/Aug/20
@Robbe: I question whether Pippen is a legit 6’7. It’s possible he lost height though. I could see 6’6 range now. Bird in his prime at 6’7.5 is just ridiculous. Even if he wasn’t the full 6’9, he was at least a weak 6’9”

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Robbe said on 23/Aug/20
What comes to Larry Bird, here is a very good pic of Larry and a legit 6'7 Scottie Pippen. Good angle, both men standing tall. Larry is noticeable taller.

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So, we can stop this nonsense about prime Larry being only 6'7.5, he was very close to 6'9, if not a full one. Nowadays he has lost about an inch or so.
Robbe said on 22/Aug/20
Like i said on Kevin's page, there's something wrong with this pic, Kevin looks almost the same height as 7ft Lauri Markkanen. Lauri can't be so short next to Yao.

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Kevin is at least 4in shorter than Markkanen. This is a better pic.

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Yao looks only 4in taller than Markkanen there, but he is further away from the camera. I think he is bang on 5.5in taller in reality.
Mickie said on 20/Aug/20
Deltaf Schrempf might still be around 6'9" for all I know. Bird has lost height and there's clearly not 2" separating them. I agree Schrempf in recent years is a little taller but that's like an inch tops. And again, peak Bird was taller than current Bird (who is still taller than Paul George).
Canson said on 20/Aug/20
A 7-8 guy wouldn’t have this little of a difference on a 6’7” range guy

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Two people here (including Dan Majerle) say Love is 6’7” meaning his 6’7.75 was likely a morning height or was like Dwayne wade’s measurement inaccurate. Looking at him he’s not much taller than Lebron so likely 6’7.25-.5 range max

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Canson said on 20/Aug/20
The common sense approach here is that if Yao were really 7’8”, the NBA would’ve listed him at that. So if he really did grow, it would’ve been documented being they do the same when a player truly grows (ex- Paul George was listed 6’8 when he came in the league then 6’9”). We see in reality he didn’t grow. His pre draft was 6’7.75” and he is now listed 6’8”. And they didn’t change Yao’s. He was listed 7’6”. He measured 7’5.75 at one stage and 7’5” flat. The latter is closer to his actual height if we use the standards on this site of afternoon height.
Canson said on 12/Aug/20
@Mickie: yea but it shouldn’t be about who he’s a fan of though. I am a big fan of Jordan, Barkley, Olajuwon, Wade, Nowitzki amongst others. Do I think Jordan is 6’6”? Nope I have him at his measured 6’4.5 or somewhere around that. Do I think Olajuwon is 7’0”? Nope I have him at 6’9” or a hair over. Wade I have at 6’3 Dirk 6’10/6’11. He does think that way. He called us haters for guessing players below their NBA billed heights which we know are in shoes. He got some reason doesn’t believe that. And all players mentioned are players who played before 2019-20 when they were “supposedly” measured except Lebron. Melo was not measured this year as he wasn’t in camp. He mentioned Kendrick Perkins who measured 6’8.25” when he was drafted from what I recall. He is shorter than Garnett by a bit so it’s believable. Ditto for Durant. That’s not a 6’10 guy with a 6’9.5

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Hopefully common sense will prevail eventually but with him, I can’t see that happening for some reason. You see how inconsistent he is. He acknowledged that Adam Silver tried to institute some type of uniformity this year with measurements but that was only when it was convenient and made guys like Durant Lebron and Simmons either taller or what they were listed previously (in Simmons’ case). But with the other players who didn’t play in 2019-20, he simply used their listed heights and said that’s how tall they were such as Perkins etc. that’s called picking and choosing. So I guess JJ Redick is really 6’4 yet he’s listed 6’3” now and is even shorter than that. He’s under 6’3” next to players on the Pelicans. I estimate 6’2.5-.75 where I used to think he was near 6’4 with Sheldon Williams who I have played against and was about 3” taller than me. Maybe bad pics are what I used. But That’s indicative of the pre drafts being way off because his reads 6’4 barefoot and 6’4.75 in shoes so many of them were off to begin. That’s Redick’s shoe measurement 6’4 flat in shoes at best.
Mickie said on 9/Aug/20
"Are you saying Commissioner Silver failed in his integrity campaign for NBA heights? While I agree that some players' remeasured heights were false,"

Yes, Lebron is one of the some players. The guy is not 6'9" like Larry Bird was.
slim 6'1 said on 8/Aug/20
228cm en lanky cvnt, would make 6' to 6'5 guys look normal
Canson said on 6/Aug/20
Here is 6’6.25 Carmelo with 6’4.75 Kobe Bryant

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If you see the McDonald’s commercial with Lebron and Dwight Howard from back in the day, Howard who Rob lists at 6’9.25 towers over Lebron. Lebron isn’t just an inch shorter. It’s minimum 2”. Howard also is not as tall as 6’9.75 Anthony Davis. Howard is a morning measurement. Rob has him listed appropriately
Canson said on 5/Aug/20
@Mickie: I have Bird as 1.5” taller than Magic in his prime. Magic could’ve been 6’7.25-.5 and Bird 6’9ish (6’8.75-6’9). Robert Parish was only around 7’0” if that and Bird looked at least 3” shorter if not more at times. Keep in mind Mchale was listed 6’10”. Meaning barefoot was he really that? And Patrick Ewing measured in at 6’9.75 before
Canson said on 5/Aug/20
Carmelo wasn’t even measured this year. He was not with the team during training camp. He came in during the season. It’s no different than Harrison Barnes still being listed 6’8” when he “supposedly” was (or was not) measured. Barnes is not 6’8” as we all know. He’s only about 3cm taller maybe max 1.5” taller than 6’5-6’5.25 range Draymond Green. Barnes is a 6’7” morning height and about 6’6.5 afternoon
Mickie said on 5/Aug/20
Lebron looking 6'6" standing right next to 6'6.25 Carmelo = Camera work. Bird looking 6'7.75" next to 6'7.5" Magic Johnson for an advertisement in one photo = fact, ignore the Olympics team photo or the video footage of them at Bird's retirement that each show an inch an a half difference.

To be clear, I do think Lebron is taller than Carmelo, but not by more than an inch.
Robbe said on 4/Aug/20
Larry was about 1.5in taller than Magic in their prime Click Here
Canson said on 3/Aug/20
@Mickie: lol the 6’9” Lebron and the 6’8” Kevin Love
Canson said on 2/Aug/20
@Mickie: I would put Lebron 6’7” flat and Love 6’7.25-.5 range
Mickie said on 1/Aug/20
If Lebron is 6'9" how tall is Kevin Love? Click Here
Editor Rob
In that shot I doubt Love is much taller
Mickie said on 1/Aug/20
6'7" Lebron and 6'9" Dwight Howard: Click Here

Lebron is 6'7" - 6'7.25". Magic 6'7.5" or so, Bird peak height of roughly 6'8.75" but has shrunk (probably close to an inch), MJ is 6'4.5".

Yao is hard to pin down. There aren't too many guys near his size to make estimating easy. He was shorter than Shawn Bradley, but some are convinced he was still growing significantly (I am not). Bradley also appeared to be taller than Georghe Muresan in the back to back photo, although Bradley was standing up his straightest and I'm not sure if Muresan was trying to or not. Next to 7'0" Shaq the height difference from one photo to the next can vary wildly. The man himself claims 7'3" or 7'4" - I don't quite know what to make of that.
Canson said on 1/Aug/20
@Mickie: it wouldn’t surprise me if 6’10 flat for Bosh afternoon height. Lebron could look the full listing here at times but I can see the argument for 6’7”. I would say Magic was 1.5” shorter than Bird. Bird may have been 6’8.75 or even 6’9 and Magic 6’7.25-.5 range. I could buy the full 6’9 for Bird at times but then again Patrick Ewing supposedly measured 6’9.75 so 6’8.75 could be right. And Bird wasn’t as tall as Mchale or those guys on the front line in Boston
Canson said on 1/Aug/20
@Mickie: it wouldn’t surprise me if 6’10 flat for Bosh afternoon height. Lebron could look the full listing here at times but I can see the argument for 6’7”
Mickie said on 31/Jul/20
Bosch is 6'10.25" not 6'11". Lebron is 6'7". Maybe 6'7.25". You can find pictures where he looks taller but also some where he looks 6'6": Click Here

Bird was clearly taller than Magic in that video (it's just from YouTube no sketchy site) and had Magic by 1" - 1.5" range in their playing days. You might be able to find a few pictures where Magic looks as tall or slightly taller, but in the best quality pictures/video Bird has a notable height advantage.
Mickie said on 29/Jul/20
Lebron with 6'3.25" Wade (you could argue less, really, but to give you the benefit of the doubt we'll give him that) and 6'10.25" Bosch: Click Here and the first picture in the Click Here

Lebron is 6'7" - 6'7.25". Magic was somewhere around 6'7.5" peak and I think he's still in the 6'7" - 6'7.5" range. Larry Bird was more like 6'8.75" if not 6'9", today has lost a bit more height due to back issues but is still around 6'8" or so. Even today he'd probably be a half inch to an inch taller than Lebron.
Mickie said on 26/Jul/20
Better comparison of Bird/Magic:
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Lebron and Anthony Davis:
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Mickie said on 23/Jul/20
How tall was Reggie Miller? He was listed at 6'7" but Bird could make him look pretty small:
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Editor Rob
Does describe himself that tall....could be shoe claim
Mickie said on 22/Jul/20
To further my point: Click Here

Larry Bird is 6'8.75" - 6'9". Magic Johnson was closer to 6'7.5" than his listed 6'9" and Michael Jordan closer to 6'4.5" than his listed 6'6". If Larry was 6'7" range Magic couldn't have been more than 6'6" or so and Jordan must be 6'3" range.
Canson said on 22/Jul/20
@Mickie: yea he looks 7’4/7’5 tante typically. I think anything over 7’5 flat is too much and I really only give him that because he can stand to lose a lot throughout the day
Canson said on 22/Jul/20
@Junior: Rob had him Better before at 7’5”. Also is Love really 6’7.75? I doubt it
Canson said on 19/Jul/20
Mickie said on 15/Jul/20
Click Here That's not 7'8", that looks like 7'5" max.

Agreed and Love is even said to be closer to 6’7” than 6’8”. As for the listings today, many of the megastars dictated their listings. Harden remained 6’5, Lebron 6’9 now, Kawhi Leonard 6’7” then others who simply remained their heights or just went down an inch. Jimmy Butler is another example. He supposedly measured 6’6” barefoot when he’s shorter than Kawhi Leonard who measured the same. Not to mention Leonard looks a weak 6’6” more often than not and Butler looks strong 6’5 range. I would expect Magic and Jordan to remain 6’9 and 6’6 if they played.
Chris Junior Hernandez 1990 said on 19/Jul/20
@Mickie said on 15/Jul/20
Click Here That's not 7'8", that looks like 7'5" max.


Look at Yao leg standing and tilt down his head with 6'7.75" Kevin Love i did say 7'5 was a relax posture there. 7'5 1/2 listing is nailed. 7'8 is a joke.
Mickie said on 19/Jul/20
Yao also claimed 7'4" to Shaq, apparently. I think that's more believable than 7'3", but either way he's either undercutting his height by a lot or he's not as tall as some think. I think he often looks 7'4" to 7'5" in photos, but yes sometimes I can see him looking taller. There were pictures where he dwarfed some already very tall guys.

My problem with the over 7'7" estimate is pictures like the one with Shawn Bradley (I don't buy that Yao grew several inches after that) or photos like this: Click Here
Duhon said on 17/Jul/20
@Mickie very few people know what it's like to be 7'5", for many including Yao he probably felt/feels ostracized or a like a "freak" and would rather downplay than overstate his height. He always struck me as one of the few NBA players who didn't seems so proud of his height.
Canson said on 16/Jul/20
So He got measured in China at 7’5” barefoot. The 7’5.75 and was finished growing. The 7’5.75 he supposedly got in the NBA was a morning measurement. A guy that size can lose considerable height throughout the day to where he could be under that 7’5 mark by evening. Really Rob had his listing correct previously
Mickie said on 15/Jul/20
Bird was taller than Magic btw. Bird really was about 6'9" barefoot and would never have been listed at 6'8". Magic might be listed at 6'8" if he played today, because he was between 6'7" and 6'8", but I suspect if he wanted to be listed at 6'9" he could be (Lebron did this).
Mickie said on 15/Jul/20
Click Here That's not 7'8", that looks like 7'5" max.
Mickie said on 14/Jul/20
I hate to be a buzz kill but Click Here

Why does he claim 7'3"? I have to say he looks taller, but why does he claim only that height?
Canson said on 3/Jul/20
Chris Junior Hernandez 1990 said on 30/Jun/20
@Canson He could be that, but for some reason he is 7'8. So i am 6'8 and Canson you are 6'6 :)

Correction Junior. You’re 6’9 and I’m 6’7”. He’s tacking the big 3 on to Yao being he’s only 7’5” in reality lol
Chris Junior Hernandez 1990 said on 30/Jun/20
@Canson He could be that, but for some reason he is 7'8. So i am 6'8 and Canson you are 6'6 :)
Canson said on 27/Jun/20
@Junior and Rob: I’d go with A
Chris Junior Hernandez 1990 said on 25/Jun/20
Quote: Yao has stated "I'm 7-6".

Arguement Department: Case dismissed.
Chris Junior Hernandez 1990 said on 24/Jun/20
Rob, which one could be the lowest measurement for Yao?

A. 7'5

B. 7'5.25"

C. 7'5.5"

D. 7'5.75"
Editor Rob
At the moment I think he probably could be 7ft 5.5 by late afternoon.
Chris Junior Hernandez 1990 said on 14/Jun/20
Click Here 7'6 absolutely max is possible next to 5'11 1/2 Bear Grylls. Grow 2-3" i am not sure. But a full inch i buying that. I had a cousin started his 2nd growth spurt in 20 yrs old and stop at 22. But if Yao start grow again at 22 in 2002 a little unbelievable especially 2-3".
Chris Junior Hernandez 1990 said on 12/Jun/20
@Canson

😂😂😂 Can't if people could bet him to be 7'7. Camera tricks is everywhere not everyone noticed 😂
Christian 6'5 3/8" said on 6/Jun/20
@Junior
He's 7'7" with heavy duty construction boots. Rob should've kept him at a 7'5" listing.
Canson said on 5/Jun/20
@Junior: and pigs fly
Dream said on 21/May/20
@Canson I definitely see what you mean though! Sometimes, it can be hard to take their word for it! I could be wrong too!
Canson said on 20/May/20
@Dream: 7’5 is as high as I could give him. He’s not as tall as Bradley and Bradley measured 7’5.5 and 7’6,25 both. I don’t give credibility to what Anthony Falsone said about him growing as Ernie Grunfeld also said that Bradley Beal grew an inch one specific summer after Beal had reported a couple years before that he grew “another” inch. Net result is Beal was measured 6’3.25” when he was drafted (early morning) and is listed at 6’3” today under the new rules so he didn’t grow. GMs and officials talk up their players all the time with height and weight which to me is silly
Canson said on 20/May/20
FMExTREME said on 19/May/20
@Canson

After reading some of your posts I'm concerned why you think I'm part of someone else with multiple names, I can assure you I am me and I only ever had one name and the reason Rob is keeping the posts on here is because he knows we're all different people, anyway there's no need to hate on Yao he is a living giant of our time and a legit 7'5 & 1/2, that's what this website is all about we predict the correct height for Rob to list and a right upgrade, Yao could be in the 7'6 or 7'7 range especially with his recent photos with Shaq and Sun Ming Ming but at a estimation 7'5 1/2 is correct.

I never said anything about you to my knowledge. If I did please point it out to me
Dream said on 19/May/20
FMExTREME

Dude. He doesn’t hate Yao. He’s just going by what he analyzes. If he hated Yao, he wouldn’t like his skills as a center.

Anyways, I would go for 7’5 1/2”, but not 7’7”. He’s really shorter than Shawn Bradley. Sun Ming Ming also had a footwear disadvantage and he still looks more than two or even three inches taller.

Really, this crazy argument isn’t worth it.
Chris Junior Hernandez 1990 said on 19/May/20
I wouldn't go above 7'5 1/2 for Yao and not below 7'5 1/4. Initially i thought he was only 7'4 1/2-7'5 more looking into it i see a strong 7'5 for Yao.
FMExTREME said on 19/May/20
@Canson

After reading some of your posts I'm concerned why you think I'm part of someone else with multiple names, I can assure you I am me and I only ever had one name and the reason Rob is keeping the posts on here is because he knows we're all different people, anyway there's no need to hate on Yao he is a living giant of our time and a legit 7'5 & 1/2, that's what this website is all about we predict the correct height for Rob to list and a right upgrade, Yao could be in the 7'6 or 7'7 range especially with his recent photos with Shaq and Sun Ming Ming but at a estimation 7'5 1/2 is correct.
Dream said on 18/May/20
@Yao

Okay, so you’re including his thick hair.

Little height difference? Look at Yao’s Hair and Sun Ming Ming’s hair. Sun Ming Ming is clearly the taller of the two.

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Dream said on 18/May/20
@Yao

Okay, so you’re including his thick hair.

Little height difference? Look at Yao’s Hair and Sun Ming Ming’s hair. Sun Ming Ming is clearly the taller of the two.

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Canson said on 16/May/20
To all,

If we are going to argue at least argue facts honestly and not biased. Don’t make excuses just because you’re a fan of a certain person
Dream said on 15/May/20
@Yao

No. I was referring to this, the one in your website, the one you claim Gheorghe Muresan is shorter than Yao Ming. — Click Here

Clearly, Sun MingMing is wearing slippers while Yao has shoes on. Yet, the top of Sun MingMing’s head is well higher than Yao’s big hair. It’s well over 2 inches for sure. 3 inches at least, excluding footwear advantage.
Dream said on 10/May/20
Shawn Bradley looked a little taller than Yao Ming and Gheorghe Muresan actually looked taller than Shawn Bradley.
Chris Junior Hernandez 1990 said on 8/May/20
Rob, Yao's head look kind of short for a 7'5 plus guy like below 10.5". Do you think maybe due to his square looking jaw making his head length shorter?
Geazy said on 3/May/20
Rob , look at this picture with Shawn Bradley , they are exactly the same height , both standing the same way mit similar footwear , is it possible that Yao Ming is 7 ft 6 in the morning and maybe 7 ft 5 in the evening?Click Here
Editor Rob
A guy Yao's size has a greater chance of shrinking near 2 inches from wakening first thing to going to bed.
Geazy said on 3/May/20
Rob , look a this picture with shawn bradley they are standing both the same and they are exactly the same height yao ming and bradley

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Afka9 said on 2/May/20
I think he could 7 ft 7 inches. He is very taller than shaq

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viper said on 2/May/20
Phil Jackson actually said that?

LMAO
Canson said on 2/May/20
@Christian: 😂
Canson said on 1/May/20
Canson said on 29/Apr/20
@Editor Rob: I don’t understand why you don’t remove some of these asanine comments being I’ve seen you remove comments of others in the past who estimate egregiously low and the comment “cannot be taken seriously”.
Editor Rob
If Yao can be civil, then it's reasonable to allow some comments, within reason.

@Editor Rob, I guess somewhat civil, but I meant as far as the estimate or comment. I recall once you deleted someone’s comment when they estimated a celeb egregiously low

For the record, Taco Fall measured 7’5” barefoot this year before the season and 7’5.25 at the pre draft and that was likely a morning measurement.
Canson said on 1/May/20
Canson said on 29/Apr/20
@Editor Rob: I don’t understand why you don’t remove some of these asanine comments being I’ve seen you remove comments of others in the past who estimate egregiously low and the comment “cannot be taken seriously”.
Editor Rob
If Yao can be civil, then it's reasonable to allow some comments, within reason.

@Editor Rob, I guess somewhat civil, but I meant as far as the estimate or comment. I recall once you deleted someone’s comment when they estimated a celeb egregiously low
Editor Rob
There's a fair amount of silly estimates, but I let a proportion through as I'm sure folk have read over the years.
Canson said on 29/Apr/20
@Editor Rob: I don’t understand why you don’t remove some of these asanine comments being I’ve seen you remove comments of others in the past who estimate egregiously low and the comment “cannot be taken seriously”.
Editor Rob
If Yao can be civil, then it's reasonable to allow some comments, within reason.
Chris Junior Hernandez 1990 said on 27/Apr/20
The 1/2 upgrade did surprise me. But looking at Yao with 7'9 Sun Ming Ming i did have guess he look more 7'6 than 7'5, but no way Sun holds 7'9 a low since he was measure in the morning did probably be a good 7'8 1/2 guy so Yao stand the whole chance to be 7'5 1/2.
Canson said on 12/Apr/20
@Dream: you’ve never been like that in my book. You’ve always been a great guy and poster from what I see.
Dream said on 10/Apr/20
@Canson

That is true too! Don't worry about it. I was once like that. I would gladly say things have changed, a lot!

As of Yao, I feel that a lot of high 7 Footers, will loose a lot more height through out the day, than say, us, because their torsos are large in general.
Dream said on 9/Apr/20
Well, he looks 7'6" with Shaq -- Click Here

And Yao isn't standing at his best. Even if Shaq was 6'11.75", that makes Yao Ming 7'6", in that photo, above.

Here, Yao also makes Shaq look 6'9". -- Click Here
Canson said on 8/Apr/20
@Editor Rob:. Muresan clearly isn’t standing as straight as Yao and Chris Webber said that Muresan was 7’6 but not that that carries weight because Muresan supposedly measured 7’6.75 too.
Editor Rob
a lot of time he probably looked 1-2 inches less than he might have measured due to not being able to stand as tall.
Dream said on 8/Apr/20
@Canson

Truthfully, I really can't see Yao at 7'7", but I can see how Yao can look 7'6" at times. Sorry, that poster did that, honestly. Yao is really one of the best centers, who's at least 7'5" or a half inch more.
Canson said on 8/Apr/20
@Editor Rob: I can't see 7ft 7-8 for him, but his 7ft 6 claim isn't exactly hard to imagine. The tallest Shaq has looked with Yao was Back to back, but I think a lot of times Yao can look taller than 7ft 5.
On average, a lot of people have given him 7ft 5.5 on here and I think I would give him that figure.

What about this picture? Shaq claims 6’11.75. Even if we use 7’0.25, that makes Yao no taller than 7’4.5-7’5 range

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Editor Rob
I spent a while looking at yao as I hadn't for a while, I could see him overall looking over 7ft 5 I feel.
Dream said on 7/Apr/20
Also, he was measured 7'5 1/2" without shoes.

If anything, I think this listing works.
FMExTREME said on 3/Apr/20
Yes as I mentioned last year when I thought that photo showed Yao and Bradley look the same height, looking at it again as I said top of the head Yao looked taller albeit I noticed he is standing slightly closer to the camera, but still it shows they're both in the 7'5-7'6 range, good chance Yao is over 7'5 then and even now, 7'5 1/2 seems right.
Dream said on 3/Apr/20
I can see a case for 7'5.5".
Jean214 said on 15/Mar/20
7'5 in Prime
With more younger 7'0(213.4)
Shaquille O'neal
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Today 7'4 5/8 (225.1)
With. 6'11.5 (212.1)
Shaquille O'neal
Alienx1995 said on 15/Mar/20
Hey rob, what do you think about adding Bob Wegner . Apparently he's the tallest person in the US at 7'8.5".
Hanov said on 14/Mar/20
@Canson

Shawn Bradley doesn't look over 7'6 overall, a weak is better for that monster.
Hanov said on 14/Mar/20
@Canson

We don't know if he was joking, a solid seven foot is possible but not more.
Canson said on 13/Mar/20
@Hanov: my guess would be 212.5-213 range. He claimed 6’11.75 recently on Inside the NBA but lunchtime height Rob could probably still list him at 7’0”
Hanov said on 11/Mar/20
@Canson

Max 7'0.5", worst 213
Canson said on 9/Mar/20
@Hanov: I don’t Necessarily think 7’4 flat but into the 7’4 range. That could mean between 7’4-7’5”. How tall do you have Shaq is another question? I have him max 7’ or slightly under 7’0” maybe 6’11.75”
Canson said on 26/Feb/20
@Junior: I will say I’m not sure if his year was a morning measurement. Amare Stoudemire looks the 6’8.5 range (barring any growth) and Caron Butler looks the height he’s listed 6’5.25 (no less than 6’5” range). They were all 2002. Now the thing that I will keep as a good possibility is that he loses more height than the rest being well over 7’0”. So it’s possible he dips into the 7’4 range as a result and I’m sure you will have your guys who lay down before to decompress. That’s more prevalent now a days but I wouldn’t be surprised if people did it then. I just can’t see Yao being one of those guys because he didn’t need extra height
Canson said on 26/Feb/20
@Junior: I will say I’m not sure if his year was a morning measurement. Amare Stoudemire looks the 6’8.5 range (barring any growth) and Caron Butler looks the height he’s listed 6’5.25 (no less than 6’5” range). They were all 2002. Now the thing that I will keep as a good possibility is that he loses more height than the rest being well over 7’0”. So it’s possible he dips into the 7’4 range as a result and I’m sure you will have your guys who lay down before to decompress. That’s more prevalent now a days but I wouldn’t be surprised if people did it then. I just can’t see Yao being one of those guys
Chris Junior Hernandez 1990 said on 20/Jan/20
@ArchieSauze 7'5 3/8 in kungfu sneakers. Lol. He was measure 7'5 barefoot in the early morning 7-8am. Usual low should be 7'4 1/2 let alone 7'6 but 7'5 3/8 he can make it in vans or puma sneakers.
ArchieSauze said on 9/Jan/20
but now that i think about it i think he is 7 ft 5 in 3/8
ArchieSauze said on 9/Jan/20
I believe he is 7'6"
FMExTREME said on 13/Nov/19
After looking at the picture with Yao and Bradley again where Yao was in T-shirt, if you concentrate on top of the head it’s actually unclear who’s taller due to hair but at a guess both looks the same height, strange.
Wes Holleman said on 2/Nov/19
@Alienx1995 yes and no I haven’t the closest is my step dad who is 6’8
Alienx1995 said on 22/Oct/19
@ Wes holleman, are you really 7'5"? If you are, have you ever met anyone around your height or taller?
Wes Holleman said on 19/Oct/19
@2tallman I’m 7’5 i don’t ever find anybody on these sites at or taller than 7 ft
FMExTREME said on 6/Oct/19
After reading some of the comments on here it seems like a few on here are hell bent on making Yao Ming as short as they can, yeah whatever he can lose height during the day as much as anyone else but looking at him pictured (and in person) next to other tall basketball players barring Shawn Bradley he looks 7’6 and I believe first thing in the morning he is in the 7’6 range and doesn’t look any shorter today, 7’5 listing in the afternoon might even short change him, especially lately he looks like he has 7inches on Shaq and a few other 7footers, he certainly didn’t look like the laughable claim of 7’3 3/4 in the evening next to 7’9 measured Sun Ming Ming, there was no way 5 inches between the 2 of them, Yao next to Sun and Shaq alone looked almost 7’7, although he isn’t I don’t think he drops below 7’5 after a hard day, someone prove to me a 7 and half footer drops 2 inches or more after being up for 12hours or more then It’ll believe it otherwise even at night Yao is at least 7’5.
Also I want to see him next to Shawn Bradley again both barefoot, sure Shawn might have an inch I think at eye level but height is measured at the top of the head and I believe they’re close, no more than an inch definitely.
Canson said on 28/Sep/19
If you look here, it says that Yao measured 7’6 1/4 (presumably in shoes) since Fall was not 7’7” barefoot. Fall measured 7’5 1/4” barefoot which means Yao was not above 7’5” barefoot and could have possibly Been less even assuming that these aren’t morning measurements

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2tallman said on 3/Sep/19
I can see him being 7'6" to 7'7" when next to other players over 7' tall. I'm 7'1" and he is a head taller than me.
Chris Junior Hernandez 1990 said on 14/Aug/19
Which one closer to his head size?

A. 26cm

B. 26.5cm

C. 27cm
Editor Rob
A-B range
Chris Junior Hernandez 1990 said on 5/Aug/19
Rob, whats the measurement of Yao's head length from your estimate?
cmillzz said on 5/Aug/19
@Arslan
210 cm is closer to 6’11 than 6’10 btw. Still exceptionally tall either way.
Canson said on 4/Aug/19
@Junior: I think 7’4” range for Yao at a low. He could lose a lot tho
Chris Junior Hernandez 1990 said on 2/Aug/19
@Arslan 6'10 210 CM
Wow you're a giant of good height :) 224cm a yes for absolute low.

@Nh?n Nh?n
Yao wear sneakers in the morning would easily measure that.

@Canson
Sometimes i suspect he is 7'3 3/4 but more towards 224cm.
Arslan 6'10 210 CM said on 19/Jul/19
224cm on the dot
Nh?n Nh?n said on 16/Jul/19
I think his real height is 2,29m because he's real giant :)))
Canson said on 25/Jun/19
“To all those saying he was shorter are dumb. Yao is probably even taller.”

Now this is a dumb statement. The NBA would list him taller if he actually were. And the man came out of his mouth and said before that he was 7’3 3/4 and was said to be 7’5”
Junior Hernandez 1990 said on 25/Jun/19
Yao had claim 7'4, 7'5 and 7'6 three version. So 7'5 is best shout.

@abc123 More like 228cm in sneakers. 231.5cm not even with a hair.
Robbe said on 5/Jun/19
@Y07,i dont know about Kevin Love, but i know 100% sure Lauri Markkanen is 7ft barefoot, and he looks ridiculous short with Yao. Looks easily 6in shorter in the pic i posted earlier. But then again, its just one picture among others. Pictures can lie, as we all know.
abc123 said on 4/Jun/19
Yao is a solid 228 cm barefoot and 231.5 cms in shoes.
Canson said on 27/May/19
I doubt he’s 7’7” in the morning. Likely 7’6 out of bed and falls below 7’5” at a low
Y07 said on 24/May/19
@Robbe There's a problem though, Kevin Love is 6'9 1/2" with shoes on though. But during the pre-draft measurements, he is measured at 6'7 3/4". So he's no where near 6'10". 7'5" for him is most likely, maybe under 7'5" at the very wory worst at his absolute lowest measurement. With him he could probably measure near 7'7" first thing in the morning.
NBA420Fan said on 19/Mar/19
He was slightly shorter than sun minming 7'9 confirmed height so he's probably like 7'6 To all those saying hes shorter are dumb. Yao is probably even taller.
Junior Hernandez 1990 said on 4/Mar/19
Not over 7'5 or under 7'4 1/4.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 3/Mar/19
Rob, did you lower this guy?
Editor Rob
Ming's not been touched for ages.
Erik C. said on 23/Feb/19
Keep in mind that picture is probably of prime/peak Yao and he’s tilting his head in a particular way that would probably make him APPEAR taller next to Shaq. AND, in addition to that, even if he did grow after that point he’s probably suffered from loss anyway what with his NBA career, his weight (which is probably now heavier than his original billed weight), and of age as he’s nearly 40 years old and simply bc of his size in general. AND, bc of being a guy of his size/stature and weight, he almost certainly loses a ton of height throughout the coarse of a day. So currently, at his most compressed low, the highest I can possibly argue for him is 7’3 1/5. Perhaps currently 7’4 1/4 first thing in the morning out of bed. But peak 7ft4 1/4. I personally don’t buy the 7’5 listing Rob has for him.
Yang (5ft 8 Chinese men) said on 12/Feb/19
Around 7 footer 5 and half. Definitely one of the tallest men in the Earth who can make Kobe Bryant and other famous basketball players with 200cm aka 2m height range look like Dwarf. Cool thing is that one of the tallest men in the Earth is from my country China.. But he isnt first tallest men in the Earth cause there is guy from Turkey the tallest men in the Earth whose height is 8ft 3 or so.. But one of the tallest basketball players in Earth? oh yes...
Bard said on 8/Dec/18
This guy is well within the top 50 tallest living people on the planet (even in the event that he's 'only' 7'4 - 7'5), don't see why you gotta bring race into it lol. He's a giant anywhere in the world. He's also easily the top 10 tallest living people without a pituitary problem. 6'6 is 'very tall', Yao is far beyond that. I agree he's probably an inch shorter than Bradley based on one of the few pics where they're standing tall, but I'd definitely like to see them meet up nowadays to see if there's really any difference at all.
Canson said on 28/Nov/18
@184guy: I could see Bradley measuring that but he looked taller than Yao to me. Bradley May have grown when he came in the league or maybe it wasn’t a low for him since he got 7’5.5 and 7’6.25. Yao could surely look 7’5 at times tho I’ll say. Guys that size lose a heck of a lot of height tho in a day
Robbe said on 26/Nov/18
On the left with 7ft Lauri Markkanen, and on the right with 6'10 Kevin Love.

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Looks easily 7'6 with these guys.
Dream(5'9.5") said on 24/Nov/18
I would’ve thought 7’5.25” for Yao, next to Shaq and even next to other giants slightly taller than Yao himself.
184guy2 said on 22/Nov/18
@Canson , I persnonally believe he is nearer 7'6 than somethin like 7'3.75
He looks bigger recently than when he was still playing
Canson said on 10/Oct/18
@Bard: it’s tricky at times. Yao can look 7’5” at times but 7’4” other times. I could almost buy him measuring 7’3.75 but that’s definitely gonna be a low for him, perhaps an extreme low. For all intents and purposes he’d be 7’4” at that stage. 7’6” just doesn’t add up. It’s a shoe height if anything. Shawn Bradley is comfortably taller than he is. It’s hilarious when people have diminished the difference between he and Bradley and say they’re the same height. That’s the exact same thing that people do when they want to make Conan 6’4” when he clearly isn’t more than about 191cm. Kobe and Barkley are both under 6’5 and he’s not within 1/2” of either player.They claim that he’s 1/4” shorter than a legit 6’4 guy just to make him 6’3.75 (as if we can see a 1/4” difference between two people that easily). In most of said pics, the difference is minimum half inch or even 2cm. Certain celebs have benchmarks here for some reason.
Canson said on 10/Oct/18
@Bard: it’s tricky at times. Yao can look 7’5” at times but 7’4” other times. I could almost buy him measuring 7’3.75 but that’s definitely gonna be a low for him, perhaps an extreme low. For all intents and purposes he’d be 7’4” at that stage. 7’6” just doesn’t add up. It’s a shoe height if anything. Shawn Bradley is comfortably taller than he is
Bard said on 7/Oct/18
Yeah I agree Canson. It's interesting that they can look so close in height regardless, and the camera angle in some photos like the one I just posted with Dirk can really distort things, just like that Shaq photo a few years ago.
Bard said on 6/Oct/18
Kinda forced perspective, but lol:
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Canson said on 6/Oct/18
Muresan is not standing straight. I remember Chris Webber called Muresan 7’6” as well. Possible Yao is close to 7’5 but that’s the max I’d give him.
Bard said on 29/Sep/18
He looks as tall as Muresan here:

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Canson said on 11/Sep/18
@Rob: depending on when it was. He may have been measured in shoes in the NBA we don’t know and when he came over he was an adult. It’s possible someone his size just loses an enormous amount of height in a day compared to an average sized person
Editor Rob
It just seems extraordinary when you see him with guys like Shaq to think he might be as short as 7ft 4.
2 inch shrinkage for guys that height is possible, it would be interesting to find the greatest height variation from morning to night for somebody.
Christian 6'5 3/8" said on 10/Sep/18
@Canson

How old was he when he made that quote? Maybe he wasn't finished growing yet, I don't know. Not saying that 7'3 3/4" isn't impossible though.
Rising - 174 cm said on 10/Sep/18
Well, Yao's trainer Anthony Falsone claimed Yao measured 7'5.75" w/o shoes and 7'7.25" w/ shoes in the fall of 2004 after a 21 year old Yao had measured 7'5" w/o shoes and 7'6.5" w/ shoes in summer 2002. I'm not saying that's true or false, but that is what Falsone said and it honestly looks plausible with 7'1.25" Mutombo in fall 2004: Click Here Click Here
Canson said on 9/Sep/18
@Rob: remember that Yao also said he was measured 7’3 3/4. Maybe he’s not downplaying it and maybe that’s a low for him
Editor Rob
I'm sure he grew after that measurement though.
Junior Hernandez 1990 said on 7/Sep/18
Strange that Yao claim 7'4 to Big Shaquille.
Editor Rob
Maybe downplaying it to make others seem shorter.

I have seen a few tall people do that as a wind-up attempt.
Canson said on 31/Jul/18
@Bard: that’s reasonable
Bard said on 8/Jul/18
227 cm out of bed, 223 cm at night
Canson said on 7/Jul/18
@Shane: agreed!
Shane said on 7/Jul/18
@Canson @Rob I doubt he would ever be 7'5 1/2" barefoot but who knows. That said, if Rob lists people based on afternoon heights then we know this 7'5" listing is well off since he has been measured under 7'4". I'd say something like 7'4 3/8-1/2" would be fair.
Shane said on 7/Jul/18
@Canson @Rob I doubt he would ever be 7'5 1/2" barefoot but who knows. That said, if Rob lists people based on afternoon heights then we know this 7'5" listing is well off since he has been measured under 7'4". I'd say something like 7'4 3/8-1/2" would be fair.
Canson said on 5/Jul/18
@Shane: very possible he could’ve been like 7’5.25-.5 and dipped to 7’3.75 after a game too. He could lose 1.5” and maybe even more on a day where he’s hitting an extreme low
Shane said on 4/Jul/18
A guy this size can easily lose 1.5 inches from out of bed to night. So if Yao could measure 7'5" early in morning he could dip under 7'4" easily and was measured at under 7'4" once. He might still be a bit over 7'5" barefoot out of bed. Like 7'5" 1/8 perhaps.
Junior Hernandez 1990 said on 28/Jun/18
Yao head doesn't look long but wide. 26.5-27.3cm my estimate in length. But maybe close to 11" too.
Bard said on 24/Apr/18
Just to clarify I was referring to Yao's head as around 11 inches long. Pustina's could have easily been 12.
Canson said on 18/Apr/18
@Bard: his head is huge
Bard said on 30/Mar/18
His head could be around 11 inches long. 13 is definitely absurd but Rob explained already.
mrtguy said on 29/Mar/18
Rob, let’s just say hypothetically if his head is 13 inches long ( which it’s not) how big would you say Pustina’s head size is because it’s certainly larger by much??
Editor Rob
Pustina's acromegaly made his eye-chin much more prominent, but his top of head to eye wasn't that big, so overall I am not sure it would be near 13, maybe close to 12.

Some photos his head is nearer and looks bigger than it is.
mrtguy said on 28/Mar/18
Dave618 said on 20/Mar/18
Rob what do you estimate his head length to be? Looks absolutely massive. In several pictures where he’s dwarfing people it looks like it’s twice the size of an average head
Editor Rob
You could understand an estimate of 13 inches for him.




Rob, are you joking or overestimating ??

This is what a 13 inch head should look like on 7'4-7'5'' body. Click Here
Editor Rob
I'm saying I can understand if somebody estimated his head at 13...because in some photos it certainly could look near it.
Dave618 said on 20/Mar/18
Rob what do you estimate his head length to be? Looks absolutely massive. In several pictures where he’s dwarfing people it looks like it’s twice the size of an average head
Editor Rob
You could understand an estimate of 13 inches for him.
Canson said on 8/Mar/18
Viper he may not be and I honestly don’t see Yao quite as high as 7’5 at a low. 7’4 range tho for sure
Bard said on 1/Mar/18
Conan, do you have a pic of them together? I wouldn't be surprised if they looked the same height. Tacko is probably also close to 7'5.
viper said on 27/Feb/18
Tacko is not 7-6. No college lists a player at their real height.
Conan said on 25/Feb/18
He is shorter than Tacko Fall about 1 inch. Tacko Fall is 7 ft 6 in (229 cm) so Yao Ming must be 7 ft 5 in (226 cm)
ImAlexandros said on 19/Feb/18
1. Brahim Takioullah 246cm 8' 1"
2. Alexander Sizonenko 237cm 7' 9¼"
3. Sun Ming-Ming 236cm 7' 8¾"
4. Ri Myong-Hun 235cm 7' 8½"
5. George Bell 234cm 7' 8"
6. Neil Fingleton 233cm 7' 7½"
7. Arshavir Grigoryan 233cm 7' 7½"
8. Paul Sturgess 232cm 7' 7¼"
9. Abdramane Dembele 232cm 7' 7¼"
10. Kenny George 231cm 7' 7"
11. Gheorghe Muresan 231cm 7' 7"
12. Manute Bol 231cm 7' 6¾"
13. Malik Sidibe 229cm 7' 6¼"
14. Christopher Greener 229cm 7' 6¼"
15. Jorge Gonzalez 229cm 7' 6"
16. Shawn Bradley 229cm 7' 6"
17. Bob Wegner 229cm 7' 6"
18. Yasutaka Okayama 229cm 7' 6"
19. Mu Tie-Zhu 228cm 7' 5¾"
20. Max Palmer 227cm 7' 5½"
Johnson said on 4/Feb/18
Howard is only 4-5 cm shorter than Pau Gasol
Canson said on 4/Feb/18
@Bard: I’ll give credit to Steve Nash. He’s claimed 6’1” but I see him as a rounded 6’1” more like 6’0.5ish. Which is perfectly understandable to be honest. But more egregious offenders are like love although to his credit he said he’s 6’9” barefoot on the best day of his life which likely means the 6’7.5-.75 is accurately his afternoon height. Meaning he’s prob a touch under 6’8” really
Junior Hernandez said on 4/Feb/18
Dwight Howard might be solid 6'9 even could hit 6'9.5" if measure in the morning and 6'10 out of bed. Yao Ming lowest should have clear 7'4.5" look 7'4.75" max with 6'11.25" Kevin Garnett.

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