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".


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Average Guess (146 Votes)
7ft 5.89in (228.3cm)
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
Yao is 7-8 said on 2/Aug/20
@Mickie, after the re-measurement Carmelo is officially listed as 6-8 barefoot, where did you get 6-6 from? Carmelo is probably 6-7 1/2 to 6-8, about an inch shorter than Lebron. In the glamour photo pose, Lebron and Carmelo looked similar, but I would trust the candid photos more, less camerawork. Dwight is 6-10, about 1 to 1.5 inches taller than Lebron, no more. Bird/Magic are 6-7ish, but not 6-8 flat. I haven't seen convincing proof that Bird is taller. Again, back to back Converse photo shows the 2 are the same height, but Bird does have fluffier hair. Lol.

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Mickie said on 1/Aug/20
If Lebron is 6'9" how tall is Kevin Love? Click Here
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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.
Canson said on 31/Jul/20
Yao is 7-8 said on 30/Jul/20
Canson said on 18/Jul/20
@Yao is 7-8: yea Shaq does joke around but he could be honest about his own height. But do you see 7-8” between he and Yao? No

Canson said on 9/Jul/20
@Yao is 7-8: but you’ve never met either guy. And Shaq exaggerates. So if Yao is 7-8 which is absurd because the NBA listed him at 7’6”, Shaq claimed to be 6’11”. Do you see 9” between them? No. That’s about a 5” difference tops

Response: If Shaq had said "I think Yao is 8 feet!", then I would agree that he was joking and exaggerating. But I think by saying Yao is 7-8 Shaq was really trying to give an honest estimation of Yao's true height. And yes, I do see 8+ inches separating Yao/Shaq, and it's not just me, if you read the comments on Shaq's instagram, many others commented that Yao looked 8 to 10 inches taller than Shaq.

Yao is 7-7/7-8 barefoot and should have been NBA's tallest player instead of Muresan, period.

You’re definitely not serious with that statement. Muresan was taller so was Bradley as was Manute Bol
Canson said on 31/Jul/20
Yao is 7-8 said on 30/Jul/20
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Does Anthony Davis still look that much taller than King Lebron in the 2 pics above? Thought so, not so much. Lebron 6-9, Anthony 6-10, barefoot.

When you cherry pick the pics he doesn’t. It’s obvious Lebron is favored in both and that one is cropped. Use the video Rob colored of the two and it’s open/shut case. It adds up with what you see on TV between the two.
Canson said on 31/Jul/20
Yao is 7-8 said on 31/Jul/20
@mickie, oh so we are going to use Chris Bosh now, are we? Well, Bosh is taller true, but not as much as that cherry-picked photo taken with special camera lens seemed to show. Below are better pics, including a face to face pic. I don't see the King looking up at Bosh do you? Bosh is 6-11, Lebron 6-9, about 2 inches taller. What the problem is?

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I can't view your Magic/Bird video. The link leads to a virus. Anyhow, I already said that in some photos Bird appeared taller and in others Magic did. Truth is, they are equal in height, which is 6-7. Bird is not as tall as Detlef, and Detlef is listed as 6-10 with shoes, or about 6-8 1/2/6-9 barefoot, same as Lebron.

Bosh is 6’10”. Not 6’11”. Lebron is 6’7”. There’s 3” between them
Yao is 7-8 said on 31/Jul/20
@mickie, oh so we are going to use Chris Bosh now, are we? Well, Bosh is taller true, but not as much as that cherry-picked photo taken with special camera lens seemed to show. Below are better pics, including a face to face pic. I don't see the King looking up at Bosh do you? Bosh is 6-11, Lebron 6-9, about 2 inches taller. What the problem is?

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I can't view your Magic/Bird video. The link leads to a virus. Anyhow, I already said that in some photos Bird appeared taller and in others Magic did. Truth is, they are equal in height, which is 6-7. Bird is not as tall as Detlef, and Detlef is listed as 6-10 with shoes, or about 6-8 1/2/6-9 barefoot, same as Lebron.
Yao is 7-8 said on 30/Jul/20
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Does Anthony Davis still look that much taller than King Lebron in the 2 pics above? Thought so, not so much. Lebron 6-9, Anthony 6-10, barefoot.
Yao is 7-8 said on 30/Jul/20
Canson said on 18/Jul/20
@Yao is 7-8: yea Shaq does joke around but he could be honest about his own height. But do you see 7-8” between he and Yao? No

Canson said on 9/Jul/20
@Yao is 7-8: but you’ve never met either guy. And Shaq exaggerates. So if Yao is 7-8 which is absurd because the NBA listed him at 7’6”, Shaq claimed to be 6’11”. Do you see 9” between them? No. That’s about a 5” difference tops

Response: If Shaq had said "I think Yao is 8 feet!", then I would agree that he was joking and exaggerating. But I think by saying Yao is 7-8 Shaq was really trying to give an honest estimation of Yao's true height. And yes, I do see 8+ inches separating Yao/Shaq, and it's not just me, if you read the comments on Shaq's instagram, many others commented that Yao looked 8 to 10 inches taller than Shaq.

Yao is 7-7/7-8 barefoot and should have been NBA's tallest player instead of Muresan, period.
Canson said on 29/Jul/20
Yao is 7-8 said on 28/Jul/20
@Canson,Mickie, etc.
Anthony Davis IS taller than King Lebron, so what's your point again? And it's not a 3 inch difference, more like 1 to 1.75 inch. Lebron might be 6-8 1/2 and Anthony 6-10 1/4, so Lebron gets rounded up to 6-9 and Anthony down to 6-10. See pic I posted of Lebron/Kanter I posted on Lebron. Kanter is about the same height as Davis. Lebron is about 6-8 1/2/6-9 barefoot, no doubt.

It sounds to me as if you want Lebron to be taller than he is. You didn’t even know Davis measured 6’9.75 But when it was presented to you, You minimized the difference. And Kanter only measured 6’9.75 early morning at the combine. That’s why you don’t see as much. So he’s 6’9.25-.5 range. Lebron is clearly 2.5-3” shorter than Lebron. Why would Rob also say it if it’s not true. 1-1.75”? That’s crazy. Look at the video on Lebron’s page. I just posted it. Rob made the video and that’s a real picture of the two of them that he based the height chart against. So he can’t and you can’t exaggerate and say it’s less. Lebron is no more than what Rob lists him if Davis is 6’9.75 and a guy like Paul George is 6’7.75 (not sure what time of the day) and he’s taller than Lebron
Canson said on 29/Jul/20
@Yao is 7-8: you’re joking right? How in the world do you only see 1-1.75” between Lebron and Davis? Rob did a video and a height chart and it’s clearly 2.5-3”
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 29/Jul/20
@ Yao is 7-8 - first of all, that photo of Bird and Magic doesn't show their feet or the ground. Second of all, even if we are to presume they are standing on an even ground, you cherry picked the photo. Bird looks an inch taller than Magic here: Click Here The difference in reality is probably more than an inch in Larry's favor, though. Here is video footage of the two Click Here You can see when Magic first comes out, and also when they embrace later in the video, Bird has a discernible height advantage over Magic.

Anthony Davis has more than an inch on Lebron - I would recommend watching Rob's video on Lebron's real height.
Yao is 7-8 said on 28/Jul/20
@Canson,Mickie, etc.
Anthony Davis IS taller than King Lebron, so what's your point again? And it's not a 3 inch difference, more like 1 to 1.75 inch. Lebron might be 6-8 1/2 and Anthony 6-10 1/4, so Lebron gets rounded up to 6-9 and Anthony down to 6-10. See pic I posted of Lebron/Kanter I posted on Lebron. Kanter is about the same height as Davis. Lebron is about 6-8 1/2/6-9 barefoot, no doubt.

I agree with you in some pics Bird looked taller, but in others Magic looked taller. In the pic I posted Michael was standing on a chair or something but Magic/Bird were on flat ground. Below is the same pic but you can see their legs. S. please stop the nonsense. Bird is not taller than Magic. If anything, Magic is slightly taller when he stands straight. No way is Bird 6-9 barefoot. Detlef Schrempf is barely 6-9, probably the same height as Lebron, and he looked 1-2 inches taller than Larry (see pic in my other post). Bird/Magic is 6-7 barefoot. No doubt.

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Yao is 7-8 said on 27/Jul/20
@Mickie, Yeh well Miller IS shorter than Bird, what's your point? Miller barefoot might only be 6-5ish. That photo of Bird/Miller exaggerated the height difference since Bird was closer to camera and Miller was hunched over. Anyhow, Bird is not taller than Magic. If you won't accept the Magic/Bird back to back photo and the Olympics photo, then nothing will convince you.
Mickie said on 26/Jul/20
Better comparison of Bird/Magic:
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Lebron and Anthony Davis:
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Canson said on 25/Jul/20
Yao is 7-8 said on 23/Jul/20
@Mickie, I'd go with the Converse Bird/Magic back to back photo. The Olympics photo was taken with a panoramic lens, which curved everything. Here is a better photo of Bird/Magic on the Olympics team, Jordan obviously was standing on something. Still think Bird is taller than Magic? Come on, they are both 6-7ish brother.
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Brother King Lebron's 6-9 barefoot height was legit. Just google the Lebron/Kanter fight and you can see for yourself that Lebron was clearly eye to eye with 6-10 (formerly 6-11) Kanter. During Bird/Magic days all the heights were measured with shoes. Ralph Sampson boasted 7-4, until he stood next to Kareem during the 2012 Hall of Fame speech and got exposed cause even an elderly Kareem was slightly taller than the "7-4" Ralph. LMAO.
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Mickie is correct. Bird even acknowledged that he was taller than Magic but to a lesser degree as he said about an inch. It’s clear in their primes that Bird was about as close to 6’9 as you get. Magic was a strong 6’7” range peak. As for Lebron he didn’t even measure 6’9”. He “allegedly” measured 6’8.5”. However the reality is:

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Same as when drafted max. He looks close to 3” shorter than 6’9.75 Anthony Davis Davis and Rob did a video on the two. You should google it some time.
Mickie said on 25/Jul/20
@ Yao is 7-8 - no way man, that's not a better picture of Magic/Bird. Jordan is towering over them, so we know it's staged. Lebron is 6'7 - Anthony Davis has a lot of height on him.
Yao is 7-8 said on 23/Jul/20
@Mickie, I'd go with the Converse Bird/Magic back to back photo. The Olympics photo was taken with a panoramic lens, which curved everything. Here is a better photo of Bird/Magic on the Olympics team, Jordan obviously was standing on something. Still think Bird is taller than Magic? Come on, they are both 6-7ish brother.
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Brother King Lebron's 6-9 barefoot height was legit. Just google the Lebron/Kanter fight and you can see for yourself that Lebron was clearly eye to eye with 6-10 (formerly 6-11) Kanter. During Bird/Magic days all the heights were measured with shoes. Ralph Sampson boasted 7-4, until he stood next to Kareem during the 2012 Hall of Fame speech and got exposed cause even an elderly Kareem was slightly taller than the "7-4" Ralph. LMAO.
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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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Does describe himself that tall....could be shoe claim
Mickie said on 22/Jul/20
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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.
Yao is 7-8 said on 22/Jul/20
@Canson, Brother Yao was measured 7-5 3/4 barefoot in 2004 by the NBA which you even acknowledged as a "morning height", yet you still want to make Yao 7-5, his "evening height". How is 7-5 any more accurate than 7-5 3/4? I think whatever is your tallest during the day should be your true height. But I still think Yao is 7-7+ barefoot.
Mickie said on 22/Jul/20
@Yao is 7-8 - no offense man, but if you think Lebron is taller than a peak Larry Bird I think you're the delusional one. Lebron is about 6'7", Larry was legitimately 6'8.5" - 6'9" range barefoot.
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
Yao is 7-8 said on 21/Jul/20
If yall say that Yao is 7-5, then Muresan is 7-4/7-5, because there is no way that Muresan is 2 inches taller than Yao and still looking shorter while they are next to each other. What's more, the camera was located to the right, favoring Muresan. Anybody who thinks Yao is only 7-5 needs to have their head checked. Yao is 300% 7-7+, unless Muresan is only 7-4/7-5.
Yao is 7-8 said on 20/Jul/20
@Canson, Brother Bird is not taller than Magic, and both are 6-7 range. And King James is about 6-8 1/2/6-9 barefoot, about 1.5 inches taller than Bird/Magic.
Yao is 7-8 said on 20/Jul/20
@Mickie, if you read the thread the Yao/Bradley photo was taken in 2002 when Yao was 7-5 and still growing. Great pic you posted, but notice Yao was bending his legs? You are right though, Yao is well-known for under-stating his height, guess secretly he wishes to be shorter and not stand out so much.
Canson said on 19/Jul/20
Yao is 7-8 said on 17/Jul/20

You’re a like able poster I’ll say and you’re respectful in these posts but saying that Yao is over 7’7” let alone 7’8 raises eyebrows and challenges your credibility. Rob listing him 7’5.5 was a stretch alone
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.
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@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
Canson said on 19/Jul/20
@Yao is 7-8: Magic if they’re being honest would get 6’8”. Again if they’re being honest. Harden is still listed 6’5 when he’s around 6’3.5 and Lebron got 6’8.5 when he’s 6’7”. If they measure in the early morning Harden would be 6’4” flat max and Lebron probably enough to round to 6’8”. Magic if he got an early morning would get close to 6’8” if not right at. But bird was a legit 6’9” barefoot or very close To it in the afternoon. It’s possible Bird would even get 6’10” if they measure him at 6’9.5 early morning
Canson said on 19/Jul/20
Yao is 7-8 said on 17/Jul/20
@Canson, Brother I do believe with 100% conviction that if Yao and Bradley stood back to back today, barefoot, you will clearly see Yao being about 1 to 2 inches taller than Bradley. Unfortunately we will probably never get the chance. However, stay tuned for more Yao/Mingming Sun pics since they are countrymen. And brother you got to admit that, if Yao stood next to Sun and looked similar in height, then there is no way that Yao is only 7-6, given that Sun is a Guinness verified 7-9. Yes or no?

Yao was fully grown when they stood back to back so you’re wrong. Yao didn’t grow once he was in the league. And Yao would not be similar to Sun. Sun would be clearly several inches taller. Go ahead and post pics if you have them
Yao is 7-8 said on 19/Jul/20
@Duhon, Brother I agree with you 100%. Yao came from a very different sporting culture that emphasized humility and team, where dunking on someone was a big insult and scoring 60 pts a game guaranteed that you got ostracized by the team. There is a video of the hotdogging streetballer "the Professor" playing an exhibition in China. The professor did one of his signature moves, bouncing the ball off a defender's head, in the USA that would get ooo's and aaa's and that would be it, but the Chinese player instantly started throwing punches and minutes later was still boiling. The professor looked confused and shook his head. What the Professor didn't understand was that it was a clash of cultures. In China, like much of Asia, basketball is literally non-contact. If you drive hard to the basket, a Chinese defender will most likely lay off you for an easy score. In the USA, we would laugh at the weak Chinese defense, but the reason behind it is that growing up these Chinese players learned that if you fouled someone hard, you would likely get punched in the face or worse, a cement block to the head. Thanks to the NBA, the basketball culture is changing rapidly in China, but you still see lots and lots of fights in the CBA (Chinese basketball Assoc)over at worst flagrant 1 fouls. Yao grew up during this transition period so that over the years it became a habit for him to downplay his height and skills. The NBA has changed Yao, but he still can't shed that shyness and humility so Yao would never say something like "I am taller than Bradley. If Bradley is 7-6, then I am 7-10!" That bravado is not part of Yao and never will be, unfortunately.
Yao is 7-8 said on 18/Jul/20
@Mickie, the Converse sneaker photo below is probably the most iconic Bird/Magic back to back photo and I don't see Bird being taller than Magic. Both are in the 6-7 range barefoot. You are delusional if you think Larry Legend is 6-9 or even 6-8 range barefoot as that would make Bird 6-10 with sneakers.

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Here's Larry Legend with 6-9 (6-10 with shoes) Detlef Schrempf and you can see Detlef is 1-2 inches taller than Bird.

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Lebron is another story. Google the fight Lebron had with 6-10 Enes Kanter, they were eye to eye with each other with Kanter looking only barely taller. After Commissioner Silver ordered the new height rules, it made sense because Lebron was listed as 6-9 barefoot. I think King James is truly 6-8 1/2 to 6-9 barefoot and about 6-10 with sneakers on, or similar in height as Andre the Giant!
Canson said on 18/Jul/20
@Yao is 7-8: yea Shaq does joke around but he could be honest about his own height. But do you see 7-8” between he and Yao? No
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.
Yao is 7-8 said on 17/Jul/20
@Canson, Brother I do believe with 100% conviction that if Yao and Bradley stood back to back today, barefoot, you will clearly see Yao being about 1 to 2 inches taller than Bradley. Unfortunately we will probably never get the chance. However, stay tuned for more Yao/Mingming Sun pics since they are countrymen. And brother you got to admit that, if Yao stood next to Sun and looked similar in height, then there is no way that Yao is only 7-6, given that Sun is a Guinness verified 7-9. Yes or no?
Yao is 7-8 said on 17/Jul/20
@Mickie, If you read some of the older postings in the thread, your article was well discussed. The interview took place through a translator when Yao's English was still basic at best. Yao is well-known for under-stating his height, especially when asked, either as a joke or for some other reasons. I once knew a giant bouncer at a bar who was at least 6-10, but told everybody he was 6-7, even though he towered over dudes who were 6-5/6-6 Lol. I think Yao said 7-3 to the reporter in a bantering way, as in I am 7-6 with shoes but barefoot I am actually 7-3, wink wink. The fact that the reporter didn't get the joke and actually bought it kind of showed he was probably a bit envious and Yao probably could see he had the Napoleon-complex, so to make him feel better, Yao said I am actually short, I am 7-3. Lol. Brother, believe me, Yao is over 7-7 barefoot, just look at the photos in the thread of Yao standing next to Shaq, Lauri Markannen, and most importantly, 7-7 Muresan, supposedly the tallest player in NBA history and you will see what I mean.
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
Canson said on 16/Jul/20
Yao is 7-8 said on 12/Jul/20
@Canson, Bro, I've never met Yao true which is why I rely on what someone who has known Yao for years said - Shaq. Whereas you've never met Yao either, but still firmly believe that your estimate of Yao's height is more accurate than Shaq's. It's a bit conceited to think that you are more right than the greatest center in NBA history IMHO.

Let’s use some common sense. While we can agree Yao likely isn’t 7’3 Or 7’3 3/4 why is Shaq claiming he is 7’8” any more reliable than Yao claiming 7’3 3/4? If anything Yao was the one measured. Shaq didn’t measure him. Yao is max 7’5”
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.
Yao is 7-8 said on 15/Jul/20
@Canson, Brother it's true that Shaq jokes around at times but when it comes to height Shaq has always been serious. Shaq admitted to Howard Stern and in 2019 to Kenny/Charles on TNT that he was 6-11 3/4 barefoot and 7-1 with shoes. Shaq even stood against the wall with a ruler. When Kenny said you are 7-1, Shaq said yeh 6-11 3/4 barefoot. So does Shaq crack jokes? Sure. Was Shaq joking though when he said Yao was 7-8? Absolutely not. And brother you must be on medication if you see only 5 inches separating Yao/Shaq & Lauri Markannen. If you follow Shaq's instagram post, someone commented that Yao looked 10 to 12 inches taller. And if you follow Lauri's Twitter, numerous people commented that Lauri looked like a small child and that Yao looked 7-10.

Regarding Bird/Magic, I thought it was well known that 6-9 was their with shoes height and that without shoes they were both around 6-7 1/2. That was why I said under the new rules imposed by commissioner Silver Magic/Bird would be rounded up to 6-8. However, I also read that some players/teams disregarded Silver's instructions and measured with shoes on anyways. One glaring example was Chris Paul measuring 6-1. Everybody in the NBA knows that Chris is 5-10 barefoot. The 6-1 for Chris is him wearing sneakers and then tip-toeing. LMAO.
Mickie said on 14/Jul/20
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Why does he claim 7'3"? I have to say he looks taller, but why does he claim only that height?
Canson said on 13/Jul/20
@Yao is 7-8: I don’t see Magic and Bird being listed any differently nor would a guy like Michael Jordan be listed differently under today’s rules. Only because most of the super superstars (HOFs) in the game didn’t have their listings changed this year unless they wanted it or unless the team favored it. Example Anthony Davis wanted to be listed 6’10 and Lebron was listed 6’9” now as opposed to 6’7” his actual barefoot height. You see Harden Westbrook and Kawhi Leonard didn’t change when none of them is as tall as they are listed barefoot. Kawhi if he grew is a full 6’6” but I see that as early morning for him and 6’5.5-.75 afternoon height. Harden is under 6’4 like 6’3.5 range. The only one we could make the case for is Russ and that’s because he would measure 6’2.5-.75 range after an hour and 6’3 out of bed. As for Yao, I don’t take what Shaq said seriously because he was joking. Shaq kids around a lot and that was tongue and cheek. If you look at the two back to back that is not an 8” difference between them. That’s about 5” between them. If you see Yao with others, that’s not 8”. And Yao isn’t 2-3” taller than Bradley. Bradley measured 7’5.5 and 7’6.25 at different times
Yao is 7-8 said on 12/Jul/20
@Canson, Bro, I've never met Yao true which is why I rely on what someone who has known Yao for years said - Shaq. Whereas you've never met Yao either, but still firmly believe that your estimate of Yao's height is more accurate than Shaq's. It's a bit conceited to think that you are more right than the greatest center in NBA history IMHO.
Yao is 7-8 said on 12/Jul/20
@Canson, @RoelC, I might also add that admittedly, under the current NBA height rules, both Magic and Bird would probably be listed as 6-8, their barefoot height rounded up, rather than 6-9.
Canson said on 9/Jul/20
@Yao is 7-8: but you’ve never met either guy. And Shaq exaggerates. So if Yao is 7-8 which is absurd because the NBA listed him at 7’6”, Shaq claimed to be 6’11”. Do you see 9” between them? No. That’s about a 5” difference tops
RoelC said on 9/Jul/20
Yao is 7-8 said on 6/Jul/20
@Canson,@Chris Junior,
So what yall saying is that Shaq can't tell whether Yao is 7-5 or 7-8 and need you two to tell him? Yall think Shaq is stupid or something?
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I don't really follow this site, but I thought I check it out to see if your username was a joke, but apparently you're deadserious about it.

The accusation you make towards Canson & Chris Junior can be fired backwards against you. Are you telling me that Ming Yao doesn't know his own height? And apparently neither did the Houston Rockets?

You're quoting Shaq, who's not really a very good estimator of heights. I guess you never saw that interview with Howard Stern from the 90's. Shaq was claiming Magic Johnson was 6'9" (because that's the height Magic Johnson claimed for himself). Howard Stern, who was 6'5" himself, recently met Magic Johnson and said that Magic Johnson was barely taller than him. It was the reason why Stern was starting to question NBA heights. Shaq asked Howard Stern to stand up and than said he looked closer to 6'7", to which Stern replied: no I'm 6'5", I've been recently measured at that height.
But yeah let's take Shaq's word for it, and ignore the official listings of Ming Yao as well as the photograpic evidence of Ming Yao standing next to countless other NBA legends.

And the pic with Gheorghe Muresan is hardly irrefutable proof. We can't see anything from the waste down, so we cannot determine if stance and footwear is equal. What I can see though is that the pic is slightly tilted in Ming Yao's favour and that Muresan is slouching a bit. It's also more likely that Muresan has lost some height rather than Ming Yao growing a couple of inches after his NBA measurements at age 21-22.
Even at peak the two of them would be close in height.

Ming Yao was measured in May 2002 by NBA scouts at 7'5" Click Here
He was re-measured by the Houston Rockets in October 2002 at 7'5 ½" Click Here

Was Ming Yao still growing at the time. Doubtful, he was already in his early 20's at the time and half an inch on a 7'5" body is obviously nothing. That doesn't necessarily mean he was still growing at the time. He didn't look 7'5 ½" next to Shawn Bradley, who was also measured at that height. Click Here

If you look at his growth chart in the book Yao Ming: The Road To The NBA (page 180) Click Here you'll see a Chinese doctor measured him several times over a span of 3 ½ years. He was 6'7" at age 14 and 7'3.3" at age 17 (nearly age 18). His largest growth spurt was between December 1995 and August 1995 in which he grew 4 inches in 8 months. After that his growth rate slowed down considerably. At the Olympics in 2000 he was listed at 227cm, which is about 7'5 ⅜", which lines up with his measurements in 2002.

If Yao was 7'8" he would have been the tallest player in the NBA ever. Muresan holds that credit at 7'7", although I think Manute Bol might edge him out. Muresan seems to have been listed at 230cm in France Click Here and Manute Bol was measured at 7'6 ¾".
Yao is 7-8 said on 7/Jul/20
@Canson,@Chris Junior, @All,

Take a look at these recent photos of Yao/Shaq and Yao/Lauri Markkanen (Chicago Bull's 7 feet center). You tell me if Yao looks 8 inches taller than these two VERIFIED 7 footers.

Click Here

Here is Shaq's personal instagram post saying Yao is 7-8. Of course, according to Mr. Canson and Mr. Hernandez, Shaq lacks ability to judge height accurately like Canson or Hernandez, even though Canson/Hernandez never met Yao and Shaq was standing right next to Yao. LMFAO.

Click Here
Yao is 7-8 said on 6/Jul/20
@Canson,@Chris Junior,

So what yall saying is that Shaq can't tell whether Yao is 7-5 or 7-8 and need you two to tell him? Yall think Shaq is stupid or something?
Canson said on 3/Jul/20
Yao is 7-8 said on 26/Jun/20
@Chris Junior Hernandez 1990,

Shaq on a recent trip to China:

Shaq to Yao: How tall are you now?
Yao to Shaq: I am 7-4 (GRIN).
Shaq to Yao: (Sucks his teeth)BS, I think you are 7-8.

Case closed. Yao is 7-8. Shaq has been around tall people all his life. I think Shaq can tell if Yao is 5 or 8 inches taller than him? Yes or No?

You’re joking about him being 8” taller, right?
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
Yao is 7-8 said on 3/Jul/20
@Canson, @Chris Junior, Of course Mr. Canson and Mr. Hernandez, who I presume have never met Yao, know better than Shaq. Yeh, go tell Shaq what time it is because the most dominant center in NBA history needs yall to set him straight. SMH.
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
Yao is 7-8 said on 26/Jun/20
@Chris Junior Hernandez 1990,

Shaq on a recent trip to China:

Shaq to Yao: How tall are you now?
Yao to Shaq: I am 7-4 (GRIN).
Shaq to Yao: (Sucks his teeth)BS, I think you are 7-8.

Case closed. Yao is 7-8. Shaq has been around tall people all his life. I think Shaq can tell if Yao is 5 or 8 inches taller than him? Yes or No?
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.
Yao is 7-8 said on 24/Jun/20
@Canson, as I said before I am basing Yao's height on 1)Shaq saying that Yao is 7-8, and 2)photo of Yao/Muresan from 2009 in which Yao was taller than 7-7 Muresan. I believe 100% that Yao is taller than 7-7 barefoot, but I don't know if Yao is 7-8 flat or not. So I am not "wanting" Yao to be 7-8 any more than you "want" Yao to be 7-5. I am just basing my estimate on solid evidence, that's all! So we agree to disagree, it is what it is bro. Peace.
Yao is 7-8 said on 22/Jun/20
@Canson, Bruh, I am not "wanting" Yao to be taller. Like I said many times, I believe 100% Yao is over 7-7 barefoot. Do I know for sure if Yao is 7-8 flat? No. But Like I said, the 2 main reasons why I believe Yao is over 7-7 is because:

1. Shaq said Yao is 7-8.
2. photo of Yao/Muresan taken when Yao was 29 (as opposed to Yao/Bradley pic taken when Yao was 22) that showed Yao to be clearly taller than 7-7 Muresan.

BTW, the entire country of China knows that Yao is not truthful about his actual height. For some reason, he wants to be shorter. Yao would definitely love Canson and the others here for saying he is 7-5. I think Yao would love to be 6-11 if he could get away with it. LMAO. For now my man, we agree to disagree. Peace!
Canson said on 19/Jun/20
Yao is 7-8 said on 18/Jun/20
@Canson, Aight, I respect your opinion. I am just saying that you seem to base your opinion on Yao/Bradley photo and are stubborn about it. But it is what it is. Peace.

I respect your opinion too. If you think he’s 7’8” that’s fine but I was just saying that you shouldn’t base it on wanting someone to be taller. Based on previous comments, you thought he was 7’6 then 7’7 now 7’8” when there is no proof that he is. I don’t believe that you actually believe that he’s 7’8” from the comments made. It sounds more like it’s what you want him to be. 7’6” is more believable than 7’8”. Now I will say that the Bradley/Yao pic is just one. There are others and I get that. But I was commenting on wanting someone to be that height as opposed to them actually being it
Yao is 7-8 said on 18/Jun/20
@Canson, Aight, I respect your opinion. I am just saying that you seem to base your opinion on Yao/Bradley photo and are stubborn about it. But it is what it is. Peace.
Yao is 7-8 said on 18/Jun/20
@Canson, Aight, I respect your opinion. I am just saying that you seem to base your opinion on Yao/Bradley photo and are stubborn about it. But it is what it is. Peace.
Canson said on 16/Jun/20
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Yao is 7-8 said on 15/Jun/20
@Chris Junior, @Canson, 2 to 3 inches is not a growth spurt. Yao was 7-3 at age 20 and grew steadily about 1 inch a year until he reached 7-7+. This was documented by the NBA. Yao was 7-5 in late 2002 during rookie year, then about a year later in early 2004 Yao measured 7-5 3/4, then in 2005 before All Star Game, Yao measured 7-8 in shoes, which shocked Shaq and Duncan. These are FACTS. Google them.

@Canson, Yao didn't grow? So how do you explain the Yao/Muresan pic? SMH. I know you are milking that Yao/Bradley photo for all it's worth, but I got my Yao/Muresan photo to prove you wrong.

I’m not milking anything. He is not as tall as Muresan and he’s not 7” taller than Shaq. I’ll give him 7’5” for his afternoon height. You wanting him to be taller is not going to sway my opinion
Yao is 7-8 said on 15/Jun/20
@Chris Junior, @Canson, 2 to 3 inches is not a growth spurt. Yao was 7-3 at age 20 and grew steadily about 1 inch a year until he reached 7-7+. This was documented by the NBA. Yao was 7-5 in late 2002 during rookie year, then about a year later in early 2004 Yao measured 7-5 3/4, then in 2005 before All Star Game, Yao measured 7-8 in shoes, which shocked Shaq and Duncan. These are FACTS. Google them.

@Canson, Yao didn't grow? So how do you explain the Yao/Muresan pic? SMH. I know you are milking that Yao/Bradley photo for all it's worth, but I got my Yao/Muresan photo to prove you wrong.
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".
Canson said on 13/Jun/20
Yao is 7-8 said on 12/Jun/20
@Canson, I AGREE WITH YOU THAT YAO WAS 7-5 IN 2002, I am just saying that Yao grew 2 to 3 inches more after that. Again, look at that Yao/Muresan photo from 2009 (taken 7 years after Yao/Bradley photo from 2002).

Do you really believe what you are saying? He didn’t grow. He’s mad 7’5” now
Yao is 7-8 said on 12/Jun/20
@Canson, I AGREE WITH YOU THAT YAO WAS 7-5 IN 2002, I am just saying that Yao grew 2 to 3 inches more after that. Again, look at that Yao/Muresan photo from 2009 (taken 7 years after Yao/Bradley photo from 2002).
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 😂
Canson said on 12/Jun/20
Yao is 7-8 said on 6/Jun/20
@Christian,@Chris Junior,etc.

Bro, I have never heard of Yao being measured wearing construction boots. Please don't make things up and post them as facts. 7-5 is just ludicrous, as is 8 foot. At some point in Yao's life he was 7-5, just like at some point in Christian's life he was 5 foot, but that don't mean Christian stayed 5 foot! SMH. Yao is 7-7+ barefoot that's a fact.

So you’re telling Christian not to make up things and posting them as facts yet you’re doing that stating Yao is 7’7” let alone 7’8”. 7’5 1/2 that Rob lists him is generous. You also make up things such as Yao being taller than Bradley or Muresan when he isn’t. Bradley is clearly taller than Yao and Muresan is taller than Bradley
Yao is 7-8 said on 8/Jun/20
@Christian, in that case if Yao wore 2" construction boots he would be 7-9+ or 7-10 and Mingming Sun would be 7-11. I think the best hope of seeing Yao's true height is if one day Yao and Sun stood back to back or next to each other with no funny camera angles. Sun is a bona fide 7-9 barefoot and they are both in China, so the chances are good. Stay tuned.
Christian 6'5 3/8" said on 7/Jun/20
@Yao is 7-8
I was just being hypothetical. I don't know if he wears construction boots or not, nor do I care. My point was that construction boots give around 2" of height, so he'd be 7'7" if he wore them, because he's more 7'5" barefoot.
Yao is 7-8 said on 6/Jun/20
@Christian,@Chris Junior,etc.

Bro, I have never heard of Yao being measured wearing construction boots. Please don't make things up and post them as facts. 7-5 is just ludicrous, as is 8 foot. At some point in Yao's life he was 7-5, just like at some point in Christian's life he was 5 foot, but that don't mean Christian stayed 5 foot! SMH. Yao is 7-7+ barefoot that's a fact.
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
Chris Junior Hernandez 1990 said on 3/Jun/20
Yao is 7-8

Alright Yao is atually 8'0 :) Click Here
Yao is 7-8 said on 2/Jun/20
@Chris Junior Hernandez 1990 and others, Nah, Yao is taller than 7-7 barefoot. You can't just write off that Yao/Muresan photo. Either Muresan is actually 7-5 or Yao is 7-8. Again, Bradley/Yao photo was taken in 2002, when Yao just turned 22 and growing, so people should stop using that photo as holy grail. Dennis Rodman was only 5-11 as a 20 yr old and then grew 8 inches in his 20s, why is it so hard to believe that Yao grew 2-3 inches in his 20s??
Chris Junior Hernandez 1990 said on 27/May/20
Yao is 7'7 with boots on.
Canson said on 23/May/20
Yao is 7-8 said on 22/May/20
@Dream,Canson,etc. So if a few NBA coaches/players exaggerate/lie about height then ALL NBA coaches/players must do the same thing, right? Way to go with the stereotyping bruh.

No I didn’t say that. But you’re putting those words in my mouth and using a straw man because it goes against what you’re trying to do which is to make Yao taller than he actually is. Yao was shorter than Bradley and Muresan both
Yao is 7-8 said on 22/May/20
@Dream,Canson,etc. So if a few NBA coaches/players exaggerate/lie about height then ALL NBA coaches/players must do the same thing, right? Way to go with the stereotyping bruh.
Yao is 7-8 said on 22/May/20
@All, I am 100% sure Yao is taller than 7-6, how much taller I am not sure either. I would say he is between 7-7 and 7-8 barefoot.
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!
Yao is 7-8 said on 20/May/20
@Dream, I agree that Sun is taller than Yao. Yao is not 7-9. I just think that the difference is not 3 inches, more like 1" or so. You probably don't watch Chinese TV. I have seen live footage on Chinese TV of Yao and Sun together and the difference in height is very little. I am not sure why there aren't more photos of those 2 though. Hopefully we will see more as they are both in China and will meet again.

@All, There is only 1 photo of a 29 yr old Yao/Muresan and 2 photos of 22 yr old Yao/Bradley back to back. While I don't think anybody here is a "Yao-hater", I am not sure why some of yall favor the Yao/Bradley photos while dissing the Yao/Muresan photo? My explanation is that Yao grew taller, from 7-5 to about 7-8, what is your explanation? It seems yall are just shouting that Yao did not grow taller and Falsone is a liar and Shaq is a liar and Duncan is a liar and Yao/Muresan photo is crap without any kind of solid evidence. What's up with that? I think we need to be more fair and objective. I am not trying to "make" Yao or anybody taller or shorter. I am simply going by photos and witness statements.
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.
Canson said on 19/May/20
Yao is 7-8 said on 17/May/20
To All,

Yes I agree with Canson. Use facts, such as current photos, first person accounts, etc as much as possible. Avoid using biased opinions or unsubstantiated guesswork such as "I don't like Yao, so I am going to make him 7-4 3/4 no matter what anybody, including Shaq and Tim Duncan, says or a photo that shows Yao to be clearly taller than 7-7 Muresan says" or unreliable evidence such as "look! I found a photo of 16 year old Yao that says he is 7-3 so Yao must be 7-3 now because he didn't grow at all since he was 16!!".

@Yao is 7-8: but you just proved that you’re biased with that statement. You won’t take the 7’3” claims but if someone said Yao is 7’7” you would? Yao is not taller than Muresan. You use pics that favor Yao because you want him to be taller.
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.

Click Here
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.

Click Here
Yao is 7-8 said on 17/May/20
To All,

Yes I agree with Canson. Use facts, such as current photos, first person accounts, etc as much as possible. Avoid using biased opinions or unsubstantiated guesswork such as "I don't like Yao, so I am going to make him 7-4 3/4 no matter what anybody, including Shaq and Tim Duncan, says or a photo that shows Yao to be clearly taller than 7-7 Muresan says" or unreliable evidence such as "look! I found a photo of 16 year old Yao that says he is 7-3 so Yao must be 7-3 now because he didn't grow at all since he was 16!!".
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
Yao is 7-8 said on 16/May/20
@Dream, I thought you were looking at that pic too. I doubt that Yao had footwear advantage. Certain brands of slippers have very thick soles for cushioning purposes. Also, take a look at Yao's wide stance, he was basically doing a quarter split. Also, note Yao's head was leaning to the left, he wasn't standing straight. Also, the camera angle was from the left, favoring Sun a bit. Below is a pic where the camera angle favors Yao, and Yao looks taller than Sun. Despite these factors, Sun still looks max 2 inches taller. Use the ceiling beam as point of reference, and you will see what I mean. I bet if both were standing straight, back to back or shoulder to shoulder, with level camera angle, you will see very little difference in height.

Click Here
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.
Yao is 7-8 said on 14/May/20
@Dream, I think you were referring to the photos of Yao, Sun, and the Brazilian soccer player Kaka, but I am not sure what you mean by Yao having footwear advantage because you can't see their shoes. Sun Mingming is taller than Yao, but all the pics had very bad camera angles with Yao looking taller in some of them because he was closer to the camera. The best photo I have seen was on one of the Chinese websites I posted previously where they were standing in a restaurant. Yao had a very wide stance with head to one side and Sun, while standing straight, looked about 1.5 to 2 inches taller MAX. This is consistent with me saying that Yao is 7-7 1/2 to 7-8 barefoot and about 7-9 with shoes. Sun is probably over 7-10 wearing shoes.
Dream said on 13/May/20
@Yao Is 7-8

Here is Gheorghe Muresan with Shawn Bradley— Click Here

And I remember seeing Sun Ming Ming, still looking at least 3 inches taller than Yao Ming, even when Yao Ming had a footwear advantage.

If Yao is 7-8, Sun Ming Ming is 7-11, which is a higher stretch.
Yao is 7-8 said on 13/May/20
@Dream, all the pics of Bradley and Yao were taken when Yao was 22 and growing. Since you said Muresan looked taller than Bradley (which I agree with), did you see the pic I posted of 29 yr old Yao next to Muresan? Do you still think Bradley is taller than Yao after looking at that pic?

Yao - 7-7 1/2 to 7-8
Muresan - 7-6 3/4 to 7-7
Bradley - 7-5 1/2 to 7-6ish
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?
Yao is 7-8 said on 7/May/20
@Christian 6'5 3/8", So if Yao is 7-5 or 7-4 3/4, then how tall is Muresan? 7-3 3/4? SMH.
Christian 6'5 3/8" said on 6/May/20
@Yao Is 7-8
It's not impossible that Yao may drop a bit under 7'5", like 7'4.75" at his low, and rounded down to 7'4".
Yao is 7-8 said on 4/May/20
@Chris Junior Hernandez 1990, so if you believe that Muresan is 7-6 3/4 barefoot then we can assume that Muresan is about 7-8 with shoes. Since Yao looked taller than Muresan in that photo (at shoulders, eye level, top of the head, Yao just looked the taller man), we can say that Yao is at least 7-9 with shoes. I am not a photo expert, but the photo looks pretty legit to me. The camera angle was level, no tilting up or down, and both players looked jovial and relaxed. No one player standing military straight and the other player slouching BS. Of course if there is a photo expert who can analyze the photo, that would be even better!
Yao is 7-8 said on 4/May/20
@Editor Rob, do you think Yao joked with Shaq that he was 7-4 because Yao visited Celebheights and read some of the lowball estimates here? LMAO.

@Chris Junior Hernandez 1990, whenever I look at the photos of Yao I always look at the date stamp because Yao grew taller while in the NBA. Most of Yao's photos next to other players, such as Shawn Bradley, Kevin Garnett, etc, were taken during Yao's rookie year when he was 22 and measured 7-5. The photo of Yao and Muresan was taken in 2009, when Yao was 29 and presumably reached his full adult height of 7-8. That's the way I look at it. Also, if you look at Shaq next to 22/23 yr old Yao vs Shaq next to modern day Yao, Shaq looks distinctly smaller. This is what I think prompted Shaq to say Yao is actually 7-8.
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.
Chris Junior Hernandez 1990 said on 3/May/20
@Yao is 7-8

Strange that Yao once claim to Shaq that he is only 7'4 making the big Shaq shout out no way lol. Other thing is i mean Muresan is 7'6 3/4 w/o shoes on. The picture we cannot see any ground or shoes could be a tilt down picture from Muresan side which gave disadvantage impression that he is shorter than Yao, which is simple as that. You should see how Yao stack up with 6'11 Kevin Garnett and 6'11 3/4-7'0 Shaq in the past i'm not even sure he look over 7'5 1/4 with them. (given lowest height of the day from all the mention players)
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: 😂
Christian 6'5 3/8" said on 1/May/20
@Yao Is 7-8
Alright then
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.
Yao is 7-8 said on 1/May/20
@Christian 6'5 3/8", Yao is probably 7-9 w shoes on, but unless he starts growing again in his 40s, I will be sticking to Yao is 7-8 in the foreseeable future. LMAO. I changed user name because recent evidence, especially the bang on photo of Yao next to Muresan, led me to believe that Yao's final adult height is closer to 7-8 wo shoes. Remember, Yao entered NBA when he was 22 and still growing. Both Shaq and Tim Duncan have said that Yao was 7-8. In fact, Shaq changed his estimate of Yao's height from 7-7 to 7-8 over the years, which probably meant that Shaq also noticed Yao got taller.
Yao is 7-8 said on 30/Apr/20
@Editor Rob, what you say should apply to everybody. Let's keep the comments strictly height-related and civil.

@Chris Junior Hernandez 1990, are you saying that Muresan is 7-6 3/4 w or wo shoes? Keep in mind that Muresan is supposedly the tallest NBA player ever and Taco Fall measured 7-7 in shoes. To me, Yao looks noticeably taller, at least an inch difference IMO. From my experience if someone is less than an inch taller than you, it's not really noticeable.
Christian 6'5 3/8" said on 30/Apr/20
@Canson
It's funny how the "Yao Is 7-8" poster, initially went with the username "Yao Is 7-7". So what's next, is it gonna be "Yao Is 7-9"?
Chris Junior Hernandez 1990 said on 29/Apr/20
@Yao is 7-8

Obviously Yao is nothing over 7'7 with shoes on. Muresan could be always 7'6 3/4 peak and poorer posture and camera angle suggest that Yao look 1/4 taller than Muresan than 1.5" shorter than Muresan.
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.
Yao is 7-8 said on 28/Apr/20
@Editor Rob etc., both Yao and Muresan were standing relaxed, the camera angle is level,and yet Yao is clearly taller. Muresan is likely legit 7-7 or 7-6 3/4, which means that Yao is 7-8 or close to it, 7-7 3/4. That photo you posted of Bradley and Muresan is far away and had a very bad camera angle pointing up. There is another photo, closer and more level, that shows Muresan to be clearly taller than Bradley even with a relaxed posture (Click Here).
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.
Canson said on 8/Apr/20
Dream said on 7/Apr/20
@Yao is 7-8

Dude, it's fine. I agree Yao is 7'5.5", but no need to pester someone, over one's opinion. As long as Yao was measured barefooted, this listing is fine. If he was measured 7'5.75" without shoes, I can see this listing for sure.

Read my post to him. I agree with you. It’s def not worth it Dream. You’re too good a guy and poster for that. He did the same to me a couple years ago and you can tell from him using what he said about Shaq and Yao being 7’8” in shoes and changing his name to 7-8 etc that he clearly wants Yao to be taller than he is. Shaq claimed to be 6’11 twice and 6’11.75 once. so if Yao is 7’8” in shoes hes 7’3 In shoes. He has a agenda. I don’t agree with him of course and I think Rob has it fine at 7’5”. Even if he dips below a guy that size loses so much height that 7’5 could be a midday and 7’4.5 potentially his afternoon. That’s not to mention that the trainer Anthony Falsone is not credible. Phil Jackson once said that Scottie Pippen was actually 6’9 barefoot and that he lists himself 6’7 as reverse psychology. That’s BS because we know Pippen if even he made 6’7” afternoon height it was just a solid 6’7”. I don’t rule out 200cm in the afternoon for Pippen at times. He wasn’t as tall as Magic in some pics
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

Click Here
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.
Canson said on 8/Apr/20
Yao is 7-8 said on 5/Apr/20
@FMExTREME@Dream@Editor Rob@Canson


Nobody cares. You’re obsessed with making Yao taller as is evidenced in your ever changing usernames. If you believe he’s 7’7 or 7’8 go ahead. Nobody is stopping you. I don’t think he is that tall. I doubt he’s over 7’5” that he was listed before
Canson said on 7/Apr/20
@Yao is 7-8: please do not post to me as I am not going to get into another silly debate with you on Yao’s height. You have your fanboy beliefs as your username suggests being you want him to be taller than he’s listed and I feel that he is around 7’5 or a little less into the upper 7’4” range. Let’s leave it at that. You’re going up and down this page picking arguments and projecting your ignorant views on people who don’t agree with you and you use any piece of evidence to adjust your claim upward as you went from 7’7 to 7’8”. Does him being taller make him a better player or person? No it doesn’t. Now Listen to how you sound? Shaq says he’s 7’8” ROFL 🤣
Dream said on 7/Apr/20
Also, he was measured 7'5 1/2" without shoes.

If anything, I think this listing works.
Dream said on 7/Apr/20
@Yao is 7-8

Dude, it's fine. I agree Yao is 7'5.5", but no need to pester someone, over one's opinion. As long as Yao was measured barefooted, this listing is fine. If he was measured 7'5.75" without shoes, I can see this listing for sure.
Yao is 7-8 said on 7/Apr/20
@Editor Rob, BTW, you didn't answer my question, who do you think looks taller in that photo of Yao standing next to Muresan? I am interested in and respect your opinion.

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Editor Rob
Yao can look taller, but so could Bradley. Muresan could be shorter than he was billed as being, but he may also have had issues with standing as tall as guys like Yao/bradley can manage.
Yao is 7-8 said on 7/Apr/20
@Editor Rob, with all due respect, that photo you posted was from February of 2004, when Yao was only 23 and not done growing. Also, Yao was obviously leaning back, twisting his head, and not standing straight. The photo of Yao and Muresan was from 2009, when Yao was 29 (and presumably done growing). It is well known among Chinese sports fans that Yao Ming understates his height. There is an article on another Chinese website (link below) with the same photo. You probably can't read Chinese but the title says "If you are going to lie about your height, no big deal, just don't stand next to someone similar in height".

Click Here

There is concrete evidence that supports Yao being 7-8:
1. Shaq has been saying for years that Yao is 7-8. This is coming from someone who has played against and known Yao for many years.
2. 6-8 Bill Welsh who worked at the Tom Landry Center in Dallas and actually met both Yao and Bradley and estimated that Yao is 7-9 in shoes.
3. Most importantly, photo of Yao standing next to Muresan that shows Yao to be clearly taller. If Muresan is truly 7-7 wo shoes, then Yao is 7-7 1/2 at the very least.

I just don't think that anybody who is serious about finding out Yao's true height can just simply dismiss Shaq and Bill Welsh's statements and that photo. I think that Yao's height should be adjusted to at least 7-7, same as Muresan.
Editor Rob
Yao can look 7ft 7 with some folk, but his head looked nearer the camera adding some height. I don't know if I've seen enough to think 7ft 7 or 8 is what he'd measure.
Yao is 7-8 said on 5/Apr/20
@Canson

Click Here

Canson, take a look at the last photo on the website above, taken in 2009 with Yao standing next to Muresan. Still think Yao Ming is 7-4ish and your boy Shawn Bradley is taller? ROFL.
Yao is 7-8 said on 5/Apr/20
@FMExTREME@Dream@Editor Rob@Canson

Click Here

Shaq has said that Ming's real height is 7-8 (wo shoes) and most people are incredulous. Well, I just found definitive proof that Shaq is right! Take a look at the website above, the last photo, taken in 2009 with Yao standing next to Muresan. A picture is worth 1000 words. So who is taller? Who is the true tallest player in NBA history? You decide. Editor Rob, after looking at the pic, do you still think Yao Ming is 7-5? LMAO.
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.
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".
Yao is 7-7 said on 31/Mar/20
Click Here

Above is what 6-8 Bill Welsh who worked at the Tom Landry Center in Dallas and actually met both Ming and Shawn had to say. Bill was 100% sure that Ming was more than a foot taller than him and that Shawn, whom Bill saw often, did not look as tall at 7-6. So I would venture to say that Ming did grow taller after 24 and that he is most likely 7-7 now wo shoes, though his last documented height wo shoes is 7-5 3/4 when he was 24.
Yao is 7-7 said on 26/Mar/20
Rob, here's a quote from Ming's coach Anthony Falsone, you can google it yourself: "According to the Houston Rockets strength and conditioning coach, Anthony Falsone, he is still growing. Falsone says Yao was 7' 5" tall without shoes on (7' 6 1/2" with shoes) in October of 2002, but that by September of 2004, he had grown to 7' 5 3/4" in height barefoot, and to 7' 7 1/4" in height with shoes on." There are basically 2 photos of Ming and Shawn standing back to back, both taken in 2002 when Ming was 22 yrs old and measured 7-5. In one photo, Ming was slouching badly whereas Shawn was upright. In the other one taken in November of 2002(see link below), Ming was standing upright as was Shawn. The pic is high quality so if you download and blow it up, you can clearly see that Ming was the same height or slightly taller. There is no way that he was shorter than Shawn in that photo. It's likely that Ming grew even more after 24, but the last documented height, as measured by coach Falsone, is 7-5 3/4 wo shoes and 7-7 1/4 w shoes. The last documented height of Shawn was 7-5 1/2 wo shoes as measured at the 76er's training camp (Shawn was listed as 7-5 by draftexpress). So it's fair to say that they are both 7-6. Rob, I think Yao is due for an upgrade to 7-5 3/4.

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Editor Rob
I remember you mentioned the quote a few years ago. It's not infeasible he is between 7ft 5 and 6 range.
Jean214 said on 15/Mar/20
7'5 in Prime
With more younger 7'0(213.4)
Shaquille O'neal
Click Here

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”
Hanov said on 7/Mar/20
@Canson

Yao looked at worst 12 cm taler than Shaq, he can't be 7'4". You said Shawn Bradley is 7'6, no make sense that if you think Yao is 7'4"
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.
Michael, 5'10" 178 cm said on 4/Dec/18
Yao is 7'5" end of story, he looks it with Shaq and he is an inch shorter than Bradley. He's still a very tall man, let alone for a Chinese person. I don't why people are saying he's 7'6" when he's obviously shorter than Shawn Bradley and why everywhere on the internet he's listed as being 7'6". He gets 7'5" from me, let's just end this debate, okay! The man is 7'5" end of discussion.
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.
Bard said on 4/Feb/18
Absolutely Canson. There are a good number of offenders like Steve Nash and Kevin Love who are shorter than other players listed lower than them, yet they still stick to their claims.
Canson said on 3/Feb/18
Agreed Bard. That’s most of these listings here. There are some guys however that don’t even get near their listed heights in shoes. Some names such as Deangelo Russell comes to mind. Deangelo for sure. Russell is 6’2 range next to clarkson Kobe or Commissioner stern
Bard said on 2/Feb/18
Makes sense man. At the end of the day it isn't much of a difference. He can definitely clear 7'6 in basketball shoes, so his NBA listing is par for the course.
Canson said on 1/Feb/18
@Bard: all of that could be true. I can see Howard a hair over the 6’9” as with Durant he looks it. I have Yao around 7’4 range but a bit lower in it. Not quite 7’4.75. I’d say more 7’4-7’4.5
Bard said on 21/Jan/18
Looks around 7.5 inches on Howard tbh, Yao's head is easily 10.5 inches long. I wouldn't put Howard under 6'9.25, so Yao appears 7'4.75+ to me there. Sampson is barely looking 7'0 tbh.

3cm is possible, but Shawn and Yao should meet up again or get laser measured at the same place just to see what it actually is. You can tell Shawn is boosting his eye level by looking at the top of their ears. I'm not saying Yao can't be 7'4 range, just that he's probably closer to 7'5 most of the time.
Canson said on 20/Jan/18
@Bard: it’s at least an inch imho. Maybe not two but 1.5” or min 3cm. I also see Yao with 6’9” Dwight Howard and that’s not an 8” difference. Yao has a larger forehead but still. I wouldn’t put it past Howard to have gained maybe 1/2” and be 6’9.5 possibly. Yao still looks 7’4” range with him.

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Bard said on 19/Jan/18
Bradley's head is tilted up and his head is smaller. Yao's posture is also worse tbh. We also don't know footwear. I'm still going with 1 inch diff max.
Canson said on 19/Jan/18
I don’t know. That looks over one full inch there. Look at their eye levels and take into account Yao has thicker hair and that he’s slighty closer to the camera.

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Canson said on 18/Jan/18
@Vegas: for the record the links you showed come from the measurements on Draft Express. So again my comment below is my reasoning. But again you have yours and I respect it. I just don’t agree with what you’re saying about it necessarily being accurate

@Derrifk: btw if you want to talk about downgrading then I can call you an upgrader saying Lebron is “nearly 6’8” like you did when he wasn’t measured that high
Derrifk said on 18/Jan/18
@Canson dude I respect you and all but stop downgrading everyone like that there is no way in hell Yao is 7’4.
logan said on 17/Jan/18
Yao is almost 7'6" but most likely at the 7'5" range. Bradley is not 2 inches taller than Yao. But Yao is 7'5" 1/2 in the morning and 7'5" at night and 7'6" 1/4 with basketball shoes.
Vegas said on 16/Jan/18
Again the measurements are directly from the NBA and was posted on the official NBA site, the address is "Click Here"
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Not sure why you argue published measurements so much and believe a supposed measurement that we have zero proof took place.
Canson said on 10/Jan/18
@Bard: 7’3.75 and 7’4 aren’t much of a difference although I agree with you. He looks generally 7’4”. But it’s a very honest and straightforward statement I made to Vegas in that if someone measures 7’4” (at that size) dipping to 7’3.75 and measuring at night it isn’t impossible.
Canson said on 10/Jan/18
@Vegas: of course if he claimed 5’11 or 8’ those would be outlandish. But he didn’t. He claimed 7’3.75 which is specific. And no the NBA measurements are not from the NBA . The disclaimer is right there on the Draft Express site. It clearly says that they did not measure anyone and that they are just printing what writers have said. So there’s my reasoning right there. And Yao has multiple measurements as does Bradley and looking at them Yao looks shorter. Yao could very easily have been measured as 7’3.75 and it could’ve been a mistake as opposed to the other we don’t know.

As far as time of the day you are wrong on that. They are not all at the same time of the day. It clearly says that 2008 was held in the afternoon and 2009 was in the morning. Not that this applies to 2002 but that shows that they are not held at the same time of the day each year like you are saying so that dispels your argument right there. If two people measure the same thing at different points in the day that explains it
Bard said on 4/Jan/18
It'd be pretty damn hilarious if Yao claimed he was 5'11, but yeah he's definitely shortchanging himself saying 7'3 range. 7'4 range would be more believable, and he's definitely 7'5 range in the morning.
Vegas said on 3/Jan/18
2 inches thing was a mistype, should have said "there is not 2 inches there".

The measurements are straight from the NBA on the official nba site not draftexpress. All measurements will take place around same time of day. I mean if yao stated he was 5'11 or 8 foot would you be trying to make a case for it?
sach said on 1/Jan/18
Mr.Rob why do you not add paul strugges in basketball player's group? You list him in tallest man group as 7'7.25". Add him here.
Editor Rob: he is added to the bball players tag now
Canson said on 28/Dec/17
@Vegas: I don’t put complete stock into what Draft Express says someone is. One example is If the measurements take place at different times of the day. Say Yao is early morning at about 7’5 and Bradley is 7’5.5 afternoon then it’s going to be possibly a 1.5” diff if Yao dips to 7’4” by the afternoon. NBA hasn’t always done 1/4 and never 1/8” increments. Not saying that is the case with either of them because we honestly do not know. But if you refer to the draft measurements then that’s the type of disparity you can see. I know from 2008 to 2009 it was mentioned that that occurred. Morning in 09 afternoon 08. Im not sure if that was the case prior to that in other years but we don’t know is all that I’m saying. And In other years I know that there were no 1/4” increments as well.
Canson said on 28/Dec/17
@Vegas and Logan: I didn’t definitively say he was 7’3 range I mentioned that he claimed it before. I also said I don’t know the validity of his measurement that’s him claiming 7’3 or the Rockets claiming to have measured him 7’6 or 7’5.5 whichever they claimed. I also said could be 1.5 or 2” so I don’t see what either of you is saying. Are you saying it’s less? I do believe Bradley is taller than Yao. Bradley was said to have measured 7’6.25 and 7’5.5. The thing with someone his size he can easily vary more in height than someone my size at 6’4 let alone someone even shorter who’s under 6’0”. So 7’5.5 could’ve been accurate or he may have grown to 7’6.25. Imho next to other players Yao looks somewhere 7’4” range. But then again someone his size can vary greatly throughout the day so it’s not unfathomable he could be 7’5 range in the morning and 7’3.75 like he claimed at night. But again I don’t know the source for a 7’3” range claim. That’s what SJH mentioned below 7’3.75 and Shaq mentioned himself on Howard Stern that he himself is 6’11” range as well. People take those as downplaying but in reality they may not be it could be that the other listed heights are off which is possible being it’s the NBA and lots of heights are off as is. I can mention players I’ve met whose heights are accurate such as Caron Butler Carmelo Anthony Keith Bogans to name a few. But have seen some players where I question their pre draft like John Wall as I have enough evidence of people being around his “supposed measurement” next to him that make him look under 6’2”.

@Vegas: you clearly said that there were 2” back on 14 Nov17. That is the pic I’m referring to.I don’t always go off pics especially not the one with Kareem and Sampson etc. That pic is angled the same way that the pic with Rock and Suh that you posted on rock’s page and even in this pic Kareem is clearly taller than Sampson they aren’t that similar in height it’s a difference of at least an inch (more like 3cm in the pic you posted) It’s maybe an inch in almost every other pic that is posted that we see of them when they were younger as well. But Sampson next to Dwight Howard is 7’0” as well next to a 6’9” guy.
Logan said on 18/Dec/17
Oh yeah by the way Canson that's not 2 inches and Bard I totally agree with you.
Logan said on 18/Dec/17
I don't see Bradley being 2 full inches taller than Yao. Bradley is always buckling his knees to try to make himself look tall. Proof, him with George Muresan who is 7,7.25 Bardley looked a tiny bit taller. I say Bradley is about 0.5 inches taller than Yao. Yao might be 7'6" but chances are barefoot, he is probaly 7'5.75.
Bard said on 17/Dec/17
Yeah I still believe he's around 7'5. The pics with Shawn are not necessarily completely trustworthy, and it is def not impossible that he grew a little since them.
Thanks for answering Rob!
Vegas said on 15/Dec/17
Canson you really see 2 inches there, no chance based in that photo. Bradley was 7'5.5

The nbas own official site released the measurements of the 2002 draft, google "2002 pre-draft camp heights and weights nba.com" and the first link should be the PDF. There it reports yao was measured 7'5 barefoot and 7'6 1/4 in sneakers

If yao is 7'3 3/4 then a big downgrade is needed for everyone. He towers guys like Ralph Samson Click Here and Samsons always looked similar height to Kareem and kareem himself still looks 7'1 range today Click Here

I would believe that yao grew a little since being measured at 21 before I would believe he is 7'3 range.
Canson said on 14/Dec/17
@Vegas: could be 2 or 1.5. Bradley shows 7’5.5 and 7’6.25. Not sure the validity on Yao he claimed 7’3.75 once
Bard said on 9/Dec/17
Hey Rob, how likely do you think it was for Yao to end up at this height? His mother is listed at 6'3 and looks it, but his father looks significantly taller than his 6'7 listing, around 6'9 range. Even so, you'd still expect a son to be around 7' at most, not this much over. Thoughts?
Editor Rob: definitely helps having very tall parents, and with the right combination of tall genes you see how he ended up at the very tall end of a possible range, maybe 5-6 inches more than you might expect.
David Allen Patrick Maddox III said on 8/Dec/17
I honestly don’t think they lied Yao’s height he damn sure had 4 inches on Shaq

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