How tall is Shaquille O'Neal - Page 4

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Average Guess (387 Votes)
7ft 1.02in (215.9cm)
Rifle said on 28/Jun/16
Don't you think you should list Shaq at 7'0.5"?He definitely looked taller than 7'0" at his prime.

Editor Rob: you could still argue 7ft 0.5 would be possible
184guy said on 25/Jun/16
Rob,this was a very radical downgrade.A full inch is very much for our conception.As you are not sure if he was 7'1 or just 7'0 you should list him as 7'0.5
This would be fair cause this half inch cover up both ranges.
Vegas said on 25/Jun/16
miko said on 23/Jun/16
A 7'0 prime Shaq means Big Show needs his prime height moving down, as does Hogan by an inch

Yeah quite a few people need to be downgraded an inch now. Hogan, big show, Andre, LeBron, garnett. Photos are one thing but Shaq had 8 inches easy on Hogan on video in 1994 and was more than 4.5 inches taller than LeBron back to back
miko said on 23/Jun/16
A 7'0 prime Shaq means Big Show needs his prime height moving down, as does Hogan by an inch.
Canson said on 22/Jun/16
@Height: he does always look nothing less than a full inch shorter. Your estimate is likely right. I could even buying him catching a good whiff of 6'11 like 6'11.5 esp because he varies so much at that size. I notice back then some taller guys didnt round up (before today's height inflation began years back). Some still don't.
jajamen said on 22/Jun/16
rob, what made you change it 7'1 to 7'0?
Editor Rob: I think for me there was probably enough I've seen over the years to believe what the draft site said about 7ft measurement and near 7ft 1 in sneakers.
mrtguy said on 22/Jun/16
Rob, I still think Shaq may not quite be a full 7 ft 1, but he's certainly, if not majority of times taller than flat 7 ft
Leo said on 16/Jun/16
Shaq has a body of a guy 6'10.75-6'11.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

That also explains why an old Wilt appeared taller than him when they met.
Height said on 29/Feb/16
FLEX, you actually thought I was serious...I just used the same method (type of picture) you used to claim that Shaq is taller than Mutombo.
FLEX said on 22/Feb/16
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Duhon said on 19/Feb/16
I believe Shaq at his prime was 7'1" or perhaps 7'0.88" as I've seen in some sources. However as of now he's put on a lot of weight. I wouldn't be surprised if he's over 400 lbs currently, I don't think his posture is very good anymore due to that.
FLEX said on 17/Feb/16
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FLEX said on 17/Feb/16
Shaq is taller than Mutombo, again
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WalkingTall 6ft3.25 said on 16/Feb/16
--Shorter than 7´1.25 Kristaps Porzingis
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--Here is the source for Porzingis measurements
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--What do you think Rob,whats the difference between them considering the angle and everything,i think Shaq is about 7 ft tall,as draftexpress says....maybe just maybe even 6´11.5....
Height said on 16/Feb/16

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

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

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

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

And question why so condescending to others here? Did you have a rough upbringing or something in your childhood? Were you fondled or touched inappropriately? I mean if something is bothering you take your aggression elsewhere to someone who can help you.
Canson said on 27/Jan/16
Rob: Question for you? Because apparently I'm not the only one who has downgraded the same people Here in my estimates and can never remember saying "Rob can you change it". Is it ok to comment with how we feel about the height listed? I mean this is an open forum from what I see. For some reason Duhon doesn't see it that way. Just checking to make sure we all aren't out of line for "thinking" someone is shorter than they are listed and expressing our opinions.
Editor Rob: anybody can comment what they think somebody is, although sometimes people can go beyond the realms of believability.
Duhon said on 26/Jan/16
The only people who are insecure about height are the ones calling for Rob to downgrade all the heights he's listed. Do you think people who are secure with themselves try to make others out to be shorter please think about that and what you are trying to do. That's my final word on this unless you start bringing some facts and not personal opinions.
Canson said on 26/Jan/16
Wow! I've never heard someone say someone is negative for downgrading height of someone else where that's what they believe. I would think calling someone a liar or saying someone is downplaying is more negative "Charles Barkley downplays his height to maintain an underdog image" because he claimed what he claimed. Wow Duhon a statement like that "you're being negative for downgrading height" shows you have issues. If height matters that much to someone that shows they are pretty insecure!
Canson said on 26/Jan/16
Duhon: you don't either. So maybe that makes both of us. you do realize that this site is all opinion based right? And I am not the only one who has downgraded the same players that I have. three maybe four others have the exact for the exact same players. I've also kept people right where Rob has them: Kevin Durant, KG, Barkley, Kareem. But I am allowed to disagree with Rob as well as you. as you also have on occasion with me and with Rob. I respect your view but don't have to agree with it. Example, Rob has charles Barkley at 6'4.75, but you disagree. so Rob's wrong now? Why does it work this way but not when I downgrade someone when I genuinely don't believe that person is that height? I'm familiar enough with pro sports and esp the NBA and know people who have worked inside with the players or players I've seen on my own. I have first hand knowledge that while not all but some of the measurements are fab'd. I respect Rob's opinion very much but doesn't mean he is always 100% accurate if he hasn't seen someone in person. Think he knows this too That it is his best guess. Nobody is perfect.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

please rob change it


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

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

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

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

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

If Yao is around 7'5" that makes Shaq about 6'11 - 6'11 1/2" from that one.
plus said on 29/Dec/15
@Oanh Aaron Carter is 175 cm and now he has a thread on this website!!!
Rifle said on 19/Dec/15
Shaq was measured 7'0.88" without shoes.
S.J.H said on 18/Dec/15
Shaq was measure 7'0 without shoes in the 90's draft. Probably was 7'1 with shoes
Duhon said on 11/Dec/15
This is probably the best shot comparing the heights of Yao and Shaq. Them standing back to back Click Here
Height said on 8/Dec/15
Definitively shorter than 7'1".

Next to Wilt and Kareem:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

To me it goes like this:

Wilt: 7'1.06" (216.2 cm) - (maybe 1/4 inch taller?)
Shaq: 6'11.75" (212.7 cm) - 7'0" (213 cm)
Russell: 6'9.66" (207.3 cm) - 6'9.75" (207.6 cm)
Kareem: 7'1.87" (218 cm) - 7'2" (218.4 cm)
Walton: 6'11.75" / 7"0" flat (212.7 cm / 213 cm)
[Editor Rob: because Shaq at times seems furthest away I think he can look smaller than he is...I'd say that 7ft 0.5 against those 2 was a possibility.]
JT said on 4/Mar/15
Click Here I believe Bosh measured a little over 6'10" for the NBA draft. Bosh looks an easy 3 inches taller than Lebron in most pics.
FLEX said on 2/Mar/15
Shaq is taller than 212 cm barefoot Divac by 6 cm.
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Danimal said on 28/Feb/15
I remember a commercial in the 1990's where he was walking through a house and his head kept crashing through the walls when he would walk into rooms. The person doing the voice over for the commercial said that's what happens when you measure 7'3".
Danimal said on 28/Feb/15
b-mint1994 says on 17/Feb/15
People on here seriously think he's under 7 feet tall? lol.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Anyway 3 cheers to Rob for making this site anyone ?

Hip hip hooray !

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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