How tall is Shaquille O'Neal - Page 5

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7ft 1.02in (216cm)
JT said on 1/Feb/13
Shaq (1991 or 1992) and Dikembe Mutombo, who was measured at 7’1.25” barefoot. Click Here Mutombo looks a little taller but has a military posture although Shaq might have a slight camera advantage. It’s possible Shaq grew a bit more after leaving college (age 20), as he definitely looks 7’1” now.
Flex said on 27/Jan/13
Shaq is taller then Dikembe
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LG69 said on 27/Jan/13
@Burgos, Mutombo is slightly closer to the camera but Shaq's posture is not bad. Mutombo is still 1" taller considering what you said.
Burgos said on 25/Jan/13
Mutombo is closer to the camera in those picture and shaq is not standing up straight. I think they are about the same height (maybe Mutombo is 0.25" taller)

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

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

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

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

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

So he did make the 6'11" claim, but it's not to be taken seriously.
Alex said on 18/Sep/12
When did Shaq say he was 6'11 7/8? lol
SolidSnake said on 14/Sep/12
Spencer Hawes isn't the only guy getting a crazy listing. Amare Stoudemire got upgraded to 6'11'' when his barefoot measurement was 6'8.5''. Being listed 6'10'' was enough!
Henry said on 11/Feb/12
Shaq is 7'1" barefoot, but is 7'3 1/2" in his super thick sneakers. Shaq has the THICKEST sneakers in NBA history.
Don't believe sneakers can be that thick? Look at these barefoot and in shoes height comparisons from the NBA pre draft measurements.
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henry said on 11/Feb/12
ı think he is full 1 foo taller than me. 7 foot and one iní§
LeBron23 said on 10/Feb/12
This is a very interesting picture of 7'1" Andrew Bynum and 6'9"-6'9.75" Dwight Howard. Bynum claimed that he's a legit 7'1".

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

This poster RP continues to claim he's seen or heard stuff that apparently no one has heard. Wrestler like John Studd breaking kayfabe and telling exactly how tall they really are. Boxer Chuck Wepner breaking kayfabe and telling how tall Andre the Giant really was.
Of course when asked for more details he never responds, nor has he produces any of the proof he's talking about. Probably because none of this proof exists and he's just making this stuff up as it goes.
Tony said on 27/Jan/12
I have a photo of retired Wilt Chamberlain posing with Patrick Ewing and a young Shaq with the Orlando Magic at Madison Square Garden during a pre-game warm-up. With out question Wilt was a little taller than Shaq, and Wilt was a shade taller than 7ft 1" tall. So I believe when States he is really 6ft 11", he probably is correct.
Alejandro 6'4.5" said on 19/Jan/12
That guy aint 7'1" he's actually 7'2" (218 Cms.)
RisingForce said on 18/Jan/12
RP says on 13/Jul/11
OK....found out a couple of facts on Shaq. He was measured & weighed twice leading up to the '92 draft. At one he was 7'0 5/8" & 301 lbs....at the other he was 7'0 7/8" & 303 lbs. In 2000-2001 season with the Lakers he weighed in at 327 lbs at training camp. Also, at one point after a injury kept him from practicing & performing any cardio for about 6 weeks in one season with the Lakers, he got as heavy as 368 pounds!!!

Can anyone verify this? Oddly specific figures to make up so that could be accurate, but when I've searched, nothing comes up to back this stuff up.
Jac said on 12/Jan/12
Just heard Shaq give his true height of 6ft 11& 7/8 on nbatv. I'll go with what he said himself. 6ft 11 &7/8inches.
Bard said on 7/Jan/12
Solid 7 footer.
jtm said on 4/Jan/12
i don't that is real evidence.
gangsta said on 1/Jan/12
it is proven that he is 7'1 without shoes by draft express who has gotten the exact measuremeant of every player in the last 20 years
me said on 10/Dec/11
shaq looks closer to 7'1.25 7'1.5 tops
Clay said on 6/Dec/11
LAN Jiao says on 20/Oct/11
6'11 tops. 7'0 even morning. 7'1 in 2inch monster bb shoe.

You gotta show us something, otherwise you're just some hack downgrading Shaq on the internet by 2 inches (which you are).
LAN Jiao said on 20/Oct/11
6'11 tops. 7'0 even morning. 7'1 in 2inch monster bb shoe.
PatB said on 7/Oct/11
May I suggest that if Shaq indeed wears extra thick shoes it is not so as to appear taller. You're thinking of Robert Downey Jr. or Al Pacino. Shaq probably has bad feet. I screwed up my feet playing basketball too. It's a very common ailment. Robert Parrish the former seven foot center for the Boston Celtics had a special foot warmer to loosen up his feet before he went in. I remember once when they needed him in the game but they had to wait until his feet came up to correct operating temperature.

Big guys often have bad feet like Mark McGuire - only 6'5" but height is a disadvantage in baseball (big strike zone) unlike basketball where it is an advantage. Anyway McGuire missed a whole season in the prime of his career because of his feet. I'm sure he also wears big funny shoes to protect his feet.

It's not just the shorty Hollywood movie stars who wear big shoes.
Alex said on 6/Oct/11
Khali and Shaq I think would be exactly the same height! In that picture they look dead on. If anything someone may be like an 1/8 taller at most.
Clay said on 21/Sep/11
Shaun says on 10/Sep/11
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Defintely NOT taller than Great Khali, Khali looks like he could have a cm on Shaq. Khali has claimed to be 7' flat too remember. I think both look 7'1" although when they are that huge difficult to say exactly.

He has also claimed 7'2'' 10 times...
chris zaun said on 18/Sep/11
shaq is every bit of 7 foot 1
HeightExpert said on 13/Sep/11
Shaq looks 7'0 nowadays, in his prime he was probably around 7'1-7'1.5, with shoes on he might be 7'2
Shaun said on 10/Sep/11
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Defintely NOT taller than Great Khali, Khali looks like he could have a cm on Shaq. Khali has claimed to be 7' flat too remember. I think both look 7'1" although when they are that huge difficult to say exactly.
lan jiao said on 7/Sep/11
if he is 7ft1 barefoot i did surprise. he only look 7ft1.5 at best w big shoe. by compete with 217cm uncle Kareem Abdul Jabbar. shaq will lost his 7ft1 titled for sure. 7ft flat 7ft even goes shaq!
george555 said on 21/Aug/11
He looks like only 7'0'', or 7.5'' at the most
Shaun said on 16/Aug/11
Does look a legit 7'1". He's head and shoulders above almost everybody. Looks as if he'd weigh about 23-24 stone. Most NBA height are inflated by about 1.5 inches, Yao Ming 7'3"? 7'4.75" more like.
aquilonian said on 15/Aug/11
Shaq himself stated in an Howard Stern interview that he was 6'11". When Howard confronted him of not being 7'2". Straight from the Horses mouth. He said it was because it was better for his marketing and to intimidate other teams, because 7' is a height that is so rare, and almost no one gets to.
Mohammed said on 10/Aug/11
Conan o'brien cares too much about height, it's a bit disturbing
dg said on 3/Aug/11
He referred to himself as "7 foot, 335lbs" on Conan last night. Not sure if it was a re-run, but it was recent because they were discussing what he's doing now that he's retired.
Vegas said on 26/Jul/11
David says on 22/Jul/11
Dalip Singh was at least 7'2" peak
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its funny though none of the bodybuilding magazines or reports from back in the mid 1990s describe him as 7'2 or more isn't it, 99% of them have him down at 7'1 and 7'0 and his weight around 380lb

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David said on 22/Jul/11
Dalip Singh was at least 7'2" peak. He's had several knee surgeries and I think he's about 7'1" now. Shaq is at least 7'1". Shaq is either over 7'1" or he always wears those crazy thick soled sneakers with 2 1/2" soles.
Shaq and Khali may be the exact same height now, but Khali used to be taller than Shaq in his prime.
johno said on 20/Jul/11
Theres only one picture of khali and shaq and in that one khali was half inch taller, i dnt know which other picture people have been seeing.

When both the big show and shaq wore dress shoes, shaq barely had an inch on big show, the one wear he wore trainers is the one where there was a greater distance. The great khali has a higher height differential then the big show with shaq.
Clay said on 18/Jul/11
Big Mike says on 4/Jul/11
Shaq is 7ft1 and 325 pounds of monster when he was on WWE he went against the Big Show who is clearly an inch shorter than him but Show had so much weight against Shaq and he still knocked him over

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You do realizde it was in the script for Shaq to Knock Big Show over...
Mathew said on 18/Jul/11
Alex2 says on 14/Jul/11
I think Khali did edge him out a little, either Shaq = 7'0.5 Khali = 7'1 or Shaq = 7'1 Khali = 7'1.5

Shaq is taller than Khali actually. I could go: Shaq 7'1", Khali 7'0.25".
Alex2 said on 14/Jul/11
I think Khali did edge him out a little, either Shaq = 7'0.5 Khali = 7'1 or Shaq = 7'1 Khali = 7'1.5
RP said on 13/Jul/11
OK....found out a couple of facts on Shaq. He was measured & weighed twice leading up to the '92 draft. At one he was 7'0 5/8" & 301 lbs....at the other he was 7'0 7/8" & 303 lbs. In 2000-2001 season with the Lakers he weighed in at 327 lbs at training camp. Also, at one point after a injury kept him from practicing & performing any cardio for about 6 weeks in one season with the Lakers, he got as heavy as 368 pounds!!!
demon said on 11/Jul/11
wwe is fake mike wwe do that for all celebrities only to make them look good
hi said on 9/Jul/11
Shaq is around 6ft11, maybe more since he is roughly 4 inches shorter than Yao who said he is 7ft3
Every NBA height is inflated
Big Mike said on 4/Jul/11
Shaq is 7ft1 and 325 pounds of monster when he was on WWE he went against the Big Show who is clearly an inch shorter than him but Show had so much weight against Shaq and he still knocked him over
Alex said on 30/Jun/11
Shaq is a 7'1 guy who could come off as being 7'2-7'3.
Drake said on 30/Jun/11
Shaq is 7 foot 1 inch
Mathew said on 24/Jun/11
Shaq is roughly 7'1" and Pau Gasol roughly 6'11".
Max said on 19/Jun/11
Shaq's eye level is at about 6'8"
Flex said on 13/Jun/11
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move to 4:05 , Shaq is at least 2 inches taller than Garnett, so Shaq is over 7'1'' barefoot and 7'3'' in shoes.
micheal said on 10/Jun/11
my friend who is 6 foot 8 took a picture with Shaq and I would say there is roughly 4 inches between them (he is slightly over Shaq's eye level) so I would put Shaq probably closer to 7 feet than 7 foot 1, but I find it hard to believe he is under 7 feet.
Legend said on 4/Jun/11
Shaq is 214.5cm, not 216...
chris z said on 26/May/11
shaq is a legit 7 foot 1,in wwe he and big show faced off and big show is 6 foot 11 and shaq was about 2 inches taller
Brian S. said on 24/May/11
I still think Shaq is EXACTLY 7'0" EVEN, I seen him next to Chamberlain in a 1992 Legends photo and he appears an inch shorter!
Mathew said on 22/May/11
Wars says on 24/Apr/11
@Mathew's 4/Apr/11 post
That picture confirms Shaq's been wearing some ridculously thick-soiled, height-boosting sneakers (for whatever reason). This fact alone makes one question Shaq's height of 7'1".
I could argue 6'11"-odd for Gasol. MARC Gasol! Pau, for that reason, is a legit 7-footer (a 214-215 cm guy), has always looked every inch of it and withstood any comparison. In that picture he is just standing further away compared to Shaq so the perspective is not doing him any justice in regard of height. And again, take a look at the footwear the both men are wearing, there is a big difference there.

I don't think Pau has ever looked a legit 7'.
SolidSnake said on 21/May/11
I still believe Shaq can bench press 450lbs
LSU ALUM said on 20/May/11
Well not so solid snake if you want to believe everything you read in a magazine than you probably believe in the Loch Nest monster, and that Elvis is still alive. But heres a piece of info.Reps in the bench press do not always correlate into a single rep max.In reality, there is probaby very few NFL players that bench over 500 lbs. But then again Shaq is "Diesel".
SolidSnake said on 18/May/11
LSU ALUM have you ever done a bench press or know what good bench presses are? My friend weighs 160lbs and can bench 250lbs. He is not an professional athlete and considering Shaq is a huge 325lbs him benching the same ratio as my friend gives him a 510lb bench press. Yes it is harder to bench the same ratio as you get heavier but 450 does not seem that hard to believe at all. Also at the NFL combine guys lighter than Shaq have benched 225lbs for over 40 reps! Their approximate bench press maxes are about 500lbs-600 if they can do 40 reps on 225, the record is 49 reps. It is a reputeable weights website and I don't think they are lying about Shaq's 450lb bench press- he is 325lbs and has over 20 inch guns you can see how damn strong he is- he has brought down rims and backboards like they are paper. He is DIESEL.
marko said on 8/May/11
shaq is 7 ft 1 tall
LSU ALUM said on 4/May/11
MEEEEEEE wouldn't have a life size Shaq doll, would he?
LSU ALUM said on 26/Apr/11
Wars is correct. Shaq has unnaturally thick basketball shoes. He's a huge man, but 611.5" barefoot is right on target. All his fans want to make him some sort of superhero. I believe Wilt Chamberlain had at least an inch on Oneal, maybe more. Also he was about the same height as Big Show, who seems to have lost lots of height. Oneal was measured his last year at LSU as 6'11.5". I just don't beleive he grew any after that.
Tony said on 26/Apr/11
Shaquille O'Neal's height is 2.16 metres (7.087 feet).
Here are two videos to prove what im saying.
The 1st video is from an Interview at 1989 McDonald's All American. Shaquille O'Neal said he is 7ft.

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The second video is the 1992 NBA Draft. Shaquille O'Neal's height is 7ft.

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Shaquille O'Neal nowdays is 2.16 metres (7.087 feet) rounded 7ft 1.
Wars said on 24/Apr/11
@Mathew's 4/Apr/11 post
That picture confirms Shaq's been wearing some ridculously thick-soiled, height-boosting sneakers (for whatever reason). This fact alone makes one question Shaq's height of 7'1".
I could argue 6'11"-odd for Gasol. MARC Gasol! Pau, for that reason, is a legit 7-footer (a 214-215 cm guy), has always looked every inch of it and withstood any comparison. In that picture he is just standing further away compared to Shaq so the perspective is not doing him any justice in regard of height. And again, take a look at the footwear the both men are wearing, there is a big difference there.
LSU ALUM said on 16/Apr/11
Dont believe everything you read snake. I would bet my home that he can not nor has he ever benched 450.
SolidSnake said on 12/Apr/11
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There, Shaq benched 450
Markus said on 5/Apr/11
I think Shaq is 7`3.
The Great Khali looks a little bit taller than Shaq.
So i think The Great Khali is around 7`4.
Vegas said on 4/Apr/11
lebron james measured 6'7.25 barefoot, thats direct from the nba Click Here

james and shaq on video, thats more height than andre had on hulk hogan back in 1980 and hogan was not as tall as lebron james Click Here

speaking of hogan with shaq in 1994, hogan was in cowboy boots in earlier shot, shaqs footwear unknown Click Here

hogan and andre in 1984, andre in slightly bigger wrestling boots Click Here
Mathew said on 4/Apr/11
6'11" Pau Gasol, 7'1" Shaq, 6'4.75" Kobe Bryant. No mysetery about it.
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LSU Alum said on 1/Apr/11
SolidSnake read the disclaimer on Draftexpress.No one was measured, they just take what is reported by sports reporters. Also, who told you Oneal benches 450. I doubt he comes anywhere near that. Where are you getting these "facts" from.
SolidSnake said on 31/Mar/11
big guy that photo is with an inches ruler (look at cm side) its fake. Also Shaq wasn't measured in shoes at draft express, just 7'1 barefoot. His wingspan is a monstrous 7'7. Even at 303 pounds his max vert was an impressive 36 inches. Unfortunetly he declined to do a bench press lol. I bet he would of got over 20 reps. He benches 450 now.
SolidSnake said on 30/Mar/11
Shaq must be 7'1.5 now. As Anno said people this tall grow for longer than the average guy.
Burgos said on 30/Mar/11
I think he looks right at 7'2" in that photo. So he must be around 7'1" without shoes...
big guy said on 29/Mar/11
from this photo he looks more like 7'1 or 7'1.5 but barefoot probably 7 foot tall.
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Clay said on 22/Mar/11
In BB shoes he is a hair under 7'3''.
the carl said on 12/Mar/11
shaq in bare feet is a touch over 7 ft. in basketball shoes, at least 7-1. i wouldn't argue 7-2. he is a massive human.
Anno said on 9/Mar/11
7'1'' barefoot at 20 years of age, probably 7'2'' nowadays.
A normal man grows until 18, but shaq's not normal, he's FREAKISHLY 7'1'' tall.
Nobody, who's that tall, can grow tht much until 18. 7-footers very often grow until early 20's...
TenGrand said on 8/Mar/11
He is 7 ft or a bit less than 7:
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SolidSnake said on 2/Mar/11
Shaq is 7'1 weighs 325 Pounds and wears a US Size 23 shoe
johno said on 8/Feb/11
shaq wasn't that much taller then big show when they both wore normal shoes as opposed to shaq wearing his thick trainers. The difference wasn't even an inch and slightly less then the difference between great khali and the big show.
Jake T. said on 8/Feb/11
Shaq is 7'0.75 or 215 cm, is very hard to believe he is only 6'11 when Yao Ming is 7'5.
Mathew said on 7/Feb/11
Shaq is 7'1", for every picture that you can find of him looking 6'11" (and yes, I admit they DO exist) there are 3 more where he looks 7'1" - 7'2". He's 7'1", 7'0.5" BARE minimum, although he's not as tall as 7'2" barefoot.
Viper said on 6/Feb/11
LOL at that one guy saying Shaq is 7-2
JT said on 5/Feb/11
Click Here A 1992 Kareem would edge out Shaq. Now they are probably around the same height since Kareem is 63 (but looks to have lost very little height for his age).
Mike said on 3/Feb/11
Shaq is really tall did you see him recently dance in that stupid mask thing he completely made everyone their look like ants he's a strong 7ft1 he definately was an inch taller than 7ft Big Show but Shaq had a huge muscle advantage he looks great hes a lot leaner looking now than he did before
Andy said on 25/Jan/11
Wilt Chamberlain hated his height. Once he said 7 feet is freakish in his eyes. I think he lowered his height than he really is
Burgos said on 17/Jan/11
No, he looks the same height as Wilt Chamberlain, but a bit shorter than Jabbar
flex said on 15/Jan/11
shaq looks taller than kareem abdul-jabbar, move to 0:26-0:28
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CLay said on 12/Jan/11
d wade says on 5/Jan/11
great khali wasnt taller than shaq both are the same height.

We dont know if Shaq got more help from his size 22 sneakers than Great Khali.
Anonymous said on 12/Jan/11
Shaq is now 7'2". When he came into the NBA, he was 7' 1" or so, but he's grown about an inch. The Big Show is right around 7 and the Great Khali is 7'2". I wish the NBA would change Shaq's height to 7' 2". He and Metumbo are exactly the same height.
d wade said on 5/Jan/11
great khali wasnt taller than shaq both are the same height.
Aaron said on 29/Dec/10
He has a small head for his height; generally average-sized. It makes him look taller than he is.
I'd say 7'1" in the morning.
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rs miller said on 24/Dec/10
If you look at the video of Shaq and 7'4" Brenden Adams, you will notice that there is no comparison at all in their heights. Shaq may be 7' tall. And that a BIG maybe!!!!!!
rsmiller said on 21/Dec/10
So far I have seen 2 photos of Shaq standing next to Wilt Chamberlain. One thing is a certainty. Basketball players do not claim to be shorter than they actually are. The photos are not clear and I have not applied my skills to determine the true height of these individuals. BUT In both photos, (including a retired Wilt next to an Orlando Shaq), Shaquille O'Neal is not close to the same height as Wilt Chamberlain.
done deal said on 16/Dec/10
RisingForce says on 15/Dec/10
Duncan's college listing doesn't mean much to me. He could've grown and who knows when that listing originated from, could've been measured at 6'10" in his freshman year and they never changed it. He definitely looks taller than 6'10" to me. Kevin Durant is supposedly 6'9.5" barefoot now and Tim is definitely more than half an inch taller than him.
they COULD of but doesn't they have..a lot of times they stated height in their rookie year stays the same and it's not really a college listing because college is over and it's a pre draft camp measurement
RisingForce said on 15/Dec/10
Duncan's college listing doesn't mean much to me. He could've grown and who knows when that listing originated from, could've been measured at 6'10" in his freshman year and they never changed it. He definitely looks taller than 6'10" to me. Kevin Durant is supposedly 6'9.5" barefoot now and Tim is definitely more than half an inch taller than him.
Clay said on 9/Dec/10
Chris says on 29/Nov/10
Shaq's 7'1" in shoes and about 6'11.7" ish barefoot. Most 7 footers in the NBA are measured in shoes. IE they are really 6'10" or 6'11".

....Except Shaq was measured at 7'1 barefeet back in 1993, haha.
Viper said on 7/Dec/10
A 7-0 Shaq makes Lebron 6-6

Hes not 7-0
Mia said on 2/Dec/10
He's a hair under 7" feet bare foot. All NBA players are measured in 1.25 inch shoes.
d wade said on 30/Nov/10
he is a legit 7,1 barefeet he was measured at that height and around 7,3 in sneakers.
Chris said on 29/Nov/10
Shaq's 7'1" in shoes and about 6'11.7" ish barefoot. Most 7 footers in the NBA are measured in shoes. IE they are really 6'10" or 6'11".
Anonymous said on 29/Nov/10
Shaq is exactly 7'1" barefoot and could be as tall as 7'3 1/4" in his thick shoes. Many basketball players gain as much as 2 1/4" when comparing their with shoes vs without shoes height on their pre draft measurements.
Shaq has the biggest and thickest shoes of all NBA players. If Shaq was wearing those shoes, then Khali is 7'2" at least.
proud to be italian said on 26/Nov/10
plz search on google images shaq boston and garnett, is quite clear that he got atleast 2 inchs on kg

he is really 7'1'' barefoot and 7'2'' in shoes
JT said on 25/Nov/10
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Allen,189cm morning said on 13/Nov/10
Shaq and 6'6" Penn Jillette:
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Allen,189cm morning said on 13/Nov/10
Shaq with 6'6 Penn Jilette on youtube:
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JT said on 5/Nov/10
Click Here That's an easy 5 inches over 6'8" Karl Malone. Shaq had Duncan by around 3 inches.
LG69 said on 3/Nov/10
Shaq 7'0.5" rounded to 7'1". Tim Duncan is 6'10.5" rounded to 6'11".
SH said on 30/Oct/10
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1992 Draft Measurements- Shaq 7'1 w/o shoes. I think that is enough to believe that he is actually 7'1. Compare him to Dwight Howard in this video Click Here
Viper said on 21/Oct/10
Duncan was listed at 6'10 in college
OWEN said on 29/Jun/09
Rob, time to downgrade this man I think.
Mikew said on 25/Jun/09
Clay: I think he's something like 6'11 and 7/8 (not 6'11.5") barefoot, which is how I interpretate his admission to Stern of being "just under" 7 feet. Effectively, therefore, I consider him to be 7 footer, but not 7'1". I don't assign any meaningful difference between 6'11 and 7/8 and 7 feet flat. Indeed, it is also possible that Shaq considers himself to be something like 6'11 and 7/8, having been measured at that mark, but in reality is right at or slightly over the 7 foot flat barrier. I could be wrong, but I doubt he's one of those guys who has measured himself repeatedly, at different times of the day, trying to hit the 7 foot mark. Bottom line: absent further information, I would say 6'11 and 7/8, though I consider that close enough to label him a 7 footer. He is, however, DEFINITELY not only .625 inches shorter than Kareem, as this site suggests.
Mikew said on 24/Jun/09
It's "ridiculous" that an NBA player is about once inch shorter than his listed height? (Shaq fessed up to a drop below 7 feet, which probably meant something like 6'11 and 7/8, as opposed to 6'11.5"). Indeed, anyone with a brain knows that NBA players, on average, are MORE than one inch shorter than their listed height (probably about 1.5 inches, with some variation of course going both ways). The only reason why some Shaq fans on this board (and by the way, I count myself as a big fan) are so resistant to the effective admission of 6'11 and 7/8 is that such a measurement is on the wrong side of the "magical" seven foot barrier. If Shaq said he was exactly 7 feet barefoot, then none of the fanboys would be protesting that he's 7'1". To me, there is no effective difference between 6'11 and 7/8 and 7 feet flat. Either way, I would label the person as a seven footer.
Clay said on 24/Jun/09
What do you think his height is Mikew?
Anonymous said on 23/Jun/09
Now why would newspaper articles lie about Shaq's height? He's 7'1". 6'11.5" is just ridiculous, I guess Amare Stoudemire would 6'7" then as weLL?
Mikew said on 22/Jun/09
Wrong Clay. Again, did you bother to read the disclaimer from the very source? If you had, you would have long noted that:

"measurements prior to 2000 are based on newspaper articles rather than official league documents. While the measurements reported in such articles are reported to be officially from the predraft camp, we are taking those writers at their word and can not completely verify that information."
Clay said on 21/Jun/09
I didn't, but the NBA draft people did. 7'1'' shoeless. :)
Mikew said on 10/Jun/09
Clay: Have you measured Shaq? I guess you know his barefoot height more than he does.
Clay said on 8/Jun/09
LOL...this is still going on? Shaq is as 7'1 as the noon sky is blue.
Dwight Yoda said on 6/Jun/09
is that right? By the way, I actually happen to be 6'10.5"-6'11" depending on the time of day.
said on 5/Jun/09
according to a site, Dwight Howard is 6'9" barefoot/6'10" in shoes. So I give him 6'10" max. yet the NBA has him at 6'11", Kobe was billed 6'7" in 2003, I remember, nowadays usually billed 6'6".
T said on 30/May/09
Cycklops says on 14/Nov/08
I've had these measurements for awhile and so far they hold up pretty well whenever a new photo is revealed...all measurements are barefoot heights.

Undertaker 6'7.5"
Kevin Nash 6'9"
Andre the Giant 6'9.75"
Big Show 6'10.5"
Great Khali 6'11.5"

I had Shaq at 6'11.5" and after seeing him next to Khali, he looks even or maybe a tiny smidge taller. 6'11.75" sounds good for Shaq.

maybe barefoot but are you ever gonna see these guys barefoot?
Mikew said on 30/May/09
For the hundredth time people, can you read the disclaimer in the very source you are using to claim that Shaq is 7'1" barefoot. Let me help:

"Measurements prior to 2000 are based on newspaper articles rather than official league documents. While the measurements reported in such articles are reported to be officially from the predraft camp, we are taking those writers at their word and can not completely verify that information.
Brah said on 14/May/09
Shaq's predraft measurement was 7'1" without shoes:

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tim said on 11/May/09
I stayed in the same hotel as Shaq last month i was in the elevator with him. he is every bit of 7 +
aram x said on 5/May/09
Most ppl insist that the height Shaq is listed in is his height with shoes on bc most NBA players in the modern are listed that way. But Shaq's height, as most of us on this board already know, is listed barefoot. So with shoes on I suppose he's nearly 7,3" especially considering how big they are!
joefalk said on 2/May/09
olajuwon was 6'10 wo shoes and 6'11'5 with shoes on.
shaq is 7'1'' barefoot, chamberlain 7'1'.25' and jabbar 7'2' (always barefoot)
it's insade that someone call him like only 6'11'5''
Brah said on 17/Apr/09
Shaq is at least 2 inches taller than Olajuwon:

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Anonymous said on 10/Apr/09
Calvin Lane and Shaq O'Neil Click Here
LG69 said on 9/Apr/09
I remember when asked about his height Shaq stated "6'11 1/2". That was in his early NBA days. I don't think he grew 1.5" later, but you never know. When he stood next to 7'1" Wilt Chamberlain, Shaq appeared a little shorter maybe 7'0".
willy79 said on 21/Mar/09
Shaq have you ever met Shaq O'neil. I mean after after the khali pic there is no way Shaq could be under 7'1. If so How tall did he seem. I met 7'3 Giant Silva and he seemed monsterous.
Fisher said on 11/Mar/09
Legit 6'4 Bill O'reilly with Kobe Bryant

Click Here
Anonymous said on 7/Mar/09
Kazaam is 7'1" cool! btw, so 1996.
Anonymous said on 7/Mar/09
barefoot almost 7 foot with shoes 7'1 end of your life...loser
ancient Aztec Guy said on 6/Mar/09
In my opinion he must be 7'1" at least, I have never seen too many large men, even on television, that even compared to his height. Incredible!!!
Shaq is 7'1" said on 4/Mar/09
yes Big Show he sure is indeed seven-one. Four time NBA champion.
Clay said on 4/Mar/09
Big Show says on 3/Mar/09
Shaq is 7'1" I met him before, and he's as seven-one as he is bald and great! He sure had me by an inch, I wore my boots and he had sneakers on.

lol...
Big Show said on 3/Mar/09
Shaq is 7'1" I met him before, and he's as seven-one as he is bald and great! He sure had me by an inch, I wore my boots and he had sneakers on.
Burgos said on 3/Mar/09
Here you can see how shaq is about an inch taller that Robin Lopez who is 7 feet tall if you discount the 3 inches of hair he has. Click Here
Anonymous said on 3/Mar/09
shaq as the big version of dwight howard? lol,
maybe dwight is the little version of shaq...
dwight howard isn't shaq and never he'll be like him.
Alex said on 2/Mar/09
Shaq is pretty much a big version of Dwight Howard.
Shaq said on 2/Mar/09
Lately Shaq has been playing like the old Shaq. 45 points and 11 rebounds vs Toronto and 33 points vs the Lakers.
Alex said on 27/Feb/09
I was about to say because the poster "Shaq" has said over and over he thinks Shaq is 7'1 barefoot. It was obvious someone was posting under that name pretending to be him.

I actually have cutout of The Rock that I bought 10 years ago put away in my closet. It was said to stand 6'2 but I actually measured it at 6'2.25-6'2.5 though.
Shaq said on 26/Feb/09
lsu alum that wasn't actually me posting about the life size cutout. I still think he's 7'1", but you're entitled to your opinion that he's 6'11.5".

Regarding Shaq's NBA career, yes he has been dissapointing in some ways. He is though as you say one of the all time greats. I think the times when Shaq dissapointed me was the 2002-2003 season. The Lakers had won 3 in a row and Shaq had a minor toe injury that could have been healed with surgery easily before training camp. However Shaq opted to wait to have the srugery with the logic "I was hurt on company time, so I'll heal on company time". They lost that series to San Antonio in 6 games and homecourt advantage would have helped a lot(which Shaq may have cost them because of the toe injury). The Lakers were 4-11 without Shaq that season so Shaq's selfishness no doubt hurt them in the standards. Even with that if Horry's shot doesn't rim out in game 5 they probably would have won the series. I still believe that if not for Shaq's selfish approach that season that the Lakers would have won atleast 4 in a row, maybe even more.

Another thing is how well he's played in Phoenix this year. It makes you wonder how hard he was trying those last 2 years before this one. Shaq and Wade playing together at the level each are playing this year in the East would be a championship contender. Plus if he kept his weight down in the middle of this decade he may have not had those toe problems.

So despite being hands down a top 10 player of all time, I agree that with the work ethic of Russell or Jordan he would have been the best ever. His combination of size, athleticism, footwork and passing ability couldn't be stopped. It can be argued that his peak(2000) was as good as anyone's and you could see by how he started his career(first 3 seasons) and his peak(the Lakers 3peat) that he could have been even better.
lsu alum said on 25/Feb/09
i have to hand it to you shaq.you worked dilligently to prove oneil is 7'1".if you were an attorney,and i in need of one.i would hire you.
lsu alum said on 25/Feb/09
shaq,it never occured to me to measure one of the live size cutouts.anyway,it makes no difference,he's still one of the all time greats.i have been a little disappointed with,him as i believe had he worked harder,say like russell,he would have been the best,bar none.
Clay said on 25/Feb/09
Shaq. says on 23/Feb/09
lsu alum, I don't believe i'm gonna say this but you're right! Shaq is 6'11.5" barefoot, my cousin has a lifelike poster of Shaq measured at 7'1" in shoes, and shoes add 1.5 inches.

Oh god, here we go with these lifelike posters again...
Alex said on 23/Feb/09
NOrmally looks 3 inches between Shaq and Duncan which puts Duncan at no more than 6'10 barefoot with Shaq at 7'1 barefoot.
Shaq. said on 23/Feb/09
lsu alum, I don't believe i'm gonna say this but you're right! Shaq is 6'11.5" barefoot, my cousin has a lifelike poster of Shaq measured at 7'1" in shoes, and shoes add 1.5 inches.
Clay said on 23/Feb/09
Isu please just stop posting about this mattter. Thats a worthless picture as Tim Duncan looks 2 inches taller then Shaq in it.
Shaq said on 23/Feb/09
Easy lsu alum, in every picture Nash is a lot closer to the camera. It's common knowledge that being closer to the camera makes you appear taller in pictures. Nash also has spiky hair and better posture.
lsu alum said on 23/Feb/09
what the matter with you people,in the picture with gasol,gasol looks taller than oneal,which he probably is by about a half inch
lsu alum said on 23/Feb/09
well he sure does not look even 6'9"in the picture when you reference it with 6'1"nash.explain that shaq!
Shaq said on 22/Feb/09
You're right that all-star picture is worthless, but these pictures with 6'8.5" Amare Stoudemire sure are solid proof. He looks 5 inches taller here.
Click Here

Amare was reported to have grown to 6'9.25", but Shaq still dwarfs him by about 5 inches.
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And Clay the difference between Shaq is usually 3-4 inches.
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Clay said on 22/Feb/09
That pictures makes Tim Duncan look taller than Shaq, when really its a 2 or 3 inch advantage for Shaq.
Shaq said on 21/Feb/09
You're right lsu alum, but these pictures are solid proof.

Amare Stoudemire was measured at 6'8.5" in 2002. Look at how Shaq dwarfed him by atleast 5 inches. Click Here

In 2003 it was reported that Amare had grown to 6'9.25".

Look at how he still just dwarfs Amare Stoudemire by atleast 5 inches.
Click Here
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Alex said on 21/Feb/09
Derek, you can dunk good? I can't dunk on 10 feet. 9 feet or less I can, LOL.
I can't even grab the rim on a 10 foot rim but I can touch it, thats it.
lsu alum said on 21/Feb/09
that picture proves nothing duncan looks taller than gasol,and shaq.
Clay said on 20/Feb/09
Gasol is 7'0, MAX.
Burgos said on 19/Feb/09
This is a picture of the West All-Star Team. You can clearly see that Shaq is slightly taller than Gasol who is 7'1/2". Click Here
Click Here

If you draw lines you won't see it, but focus on shoulder height and chin height even though the camera seems to be slighly slanted.
Derek said on 19/Feb/09
Dwight is a freak of nature. I'm white and was ecstatic just to throw down a one handed jam back when I was 5'11". I wish I had a 40 inch vertical.
Clay said on 19/Feb/09
Nate Robinson in the slam dunk competitions is pretty hilarious.
Anonymous said on 18/Feb/09
Shaq, just curious, how did you get to be so tall anyway?
Alex said on 18/Feb/09
That was an impressive game for Dwight. They were talking about possible MVP for him but we know its likely LeBron or if not then Kobe and those 2 guys are all around great basketball players which Dwight isn't.

I think Dwight could have dunked on 14 feet IMO.
Shaq said on 18/Feb/09
I'm not sure if the Magic can win a championship without Jameer Nelson, but how about Dwight's game. 45 points, 19 rebounds and 7 blocks!

Bosh isn't in the 6'9" to 6'10" range either. Bosh was measured 6'10.25" barefoot at 19 and he's likely grown to 6'11" like he claims.
JT said on 17/Feb/09
Alex says on 16/Feb/09
I am a fan of Dwight Howard and his dunks are impression but when you're about 6'10 you should be able to make most of those....

Most 6'10" guys can easily dunk but nowhere near the way that Howard does it. What's scary is that Howard has a 7'5" wing span and can get his head above the rim. The only other NBA player I saw get his head at the rim level was Dominique Wilkins. Jordan and Dr. J. couldn't. If Howard had saved that dunk on the 12 foot rim for the final, he would have won going away.
Stacey said on 16/Feb/09
How tall is his wife?
Alex said on 16/Feb/09
I am a fan of Dwight Howard and his dunks are impression but when you're about 6'10 you should be able to make most of those. Now Nate Robinson who is listed at 5'9 but really about 5'8 is really impressive. VERY rare do you see anyone that height dunk, you'll have guys 6'2-6'4 who can't dunk sometimes. Shortest guy to ever dunk was 5'6.
Alex said on 16/Feb/09
I am an Orlando Magic fan. I been since I was like 10-11. I am 24 now and still waiting for an NBA championship from then. Now would be one of their better chances to win it.
Clay said on 16/Feb/09
Dwight Howard and Chris Bosh are both 6'9.6-6'10 barefoot and get the 6'11 listing.
Shaq said on 15/Feb/09
Dwight was measured 6'9" without shoes in 1994 and then he claimed to be 6'9.5" in 2006. I think he's atleast 6'9.5". Howard looks pretty close to Tim Duncan's height here and Duncan is atleast 6'10", maybe 6'10.5". Click Here 6'8.75" Al Horford is closer to the camera and his basketball shoes probably give a little more height than Dwight's dress shoes, but Dwight still looks a little taller. Click Here

Howard is either 6'9.5" or 6'10". He's clearly grown, that was obvious watching him in the dunk contest.
Alex said on 15/Feb/09
I think Dwight Howard should be added to this site. He's listed at 6'11 but I've heard was measured at only 6'9? I think he may be 6'10 though.
Jeremy said on 13/Feb/09
Shaq is 7'1" ,barefoot or not who cares, the guy can play! he's 4 time NBA Champion and is to be respected and revered. By the way, I'm gonna go strangle my little sister who keeps posting about me.
the squirell said on 13/Feb/09
this guy is certainly over 7 foot, but no more than 7'1. Indeed at this height he is too tall. The ideal height to be in life is no more than 6'6. This is the pinnacle of all the heights. Anything above it is abnormal and freaky.
aram x said on 8/Feb/09
no way does Shaq only gain a .5" height advantage from the foot wear he wears! He gains at least an 1 inch from his big chunky shoes. And I think Shaq's barefoot height is roughly 7-7,1" depending on the time of day of the measurement.
nick said on 6/Feb/09
i think the reason for the 6'11.5 claim is because he was probobly trying to become a notible bodybuilder so if people hear 7+ feet they may not take him as seriously? So they may have just put 6'11.5
said on 5/Feb/09
no, Shaq is 7'1" in sneakers, he is 7'0.5" barefoot. I have his life size poster of him in shoes and it measures seven one.
Clay said on 3/Feb/09
7'2.5 in sneakers, hell maybe 7'3 in his giant shoes.
Anonymous said on 3/Feb/09
7'1 with shoes..barefoot..6'11.4
Clay said on 2/Feb/09
Isu Alum, you're on borrowed time son.
Magic said on 1/Feb/09
What difference does it make.Maybe he's 6'11.5",maybe 7'1",but he's probably somewhere in between.If your entertained by his playing fine,if not fine too.He's just an entertainer,nothing more.People need to stop making out like he's some great person.He plays a "game"for a living,people the world has real problems,and I doubt Shaq will do anything to help solve them.
the squirell said on 31/Jan/09
khali is 7'6. Big show 7'4 and o'neal 7'1.
Shaq said on 30/Jan/09
lsu alum says on 30/Jan/09
SHAQ WAS MEASURED AT 6'11.5"IN HIS STOCKING FEET,HIS LAST YEAR AT LSU.I DOUBT HE GREW ANY AFTER THAT.

Talk is cheap, back that up with a link. You're the only person to claim he was measured at LSU. Shaq himself said he was already 7 foot even in March 1989 at barely 17 and in 1990 Shaq was 18 and he said he was 7'1".
lsu alum said on 30/Jan/09
SHAQ WAS MEASURED AT 6'11.5"IN HIS STOCKING FEET,HIS LAST YEAR AT LSU.I DOUBT HE GREW ANY AFTER THAT.
BrickhouseB2 said on 28/Jan/09
In that famous picture, Khali is clearly taller than O'Neal by at least .5 inches.
O'Neal is 7'1" = fact
Khali is 7'1.5"-7'2" = fact
Anonymous said on 28/Jan/09
Alex says on 27/Jan/09
I heard of a 6'11 1/2 measurement for Khali but he's listed everywhere at 7'1, sometimes 7'2.

an american bodybuilding magazine listed him at that height once in the late 1990s, however one magazine cannot be taken as gospel, batista has been listed as 6'6 in bodybuilding mags
Alex said on 27/Jan/09
I heard of a 6'11 1/2 measurement for Khali but he's listed everywhere at 7'1, sometimes 7'2.
Clay said on 22/Jan/09
Heh, we're all wrong? Theres like 2, maybe 3 folks argueing a sub-7'1'' Shaq.
the squirell said on 21/Jan/09
Your all wrong. This guy is 7'1 because he has been measured at that height several times.
hi said on 18/Jan/09
SayHeyKid has very convincing arguments. I think he has understood the psychological effect of height way better than anyone else here. This allows him to stay objective in his assertion. I also believe he is 6 ft 11 7/8. It might destroy some fan's world, but I assure you that Shaq still sleeps well, even if he's below the 7ft1 mark
SayHeyKid said on 18/Jan/09
Clay: A couple of points. First, it is not a "theory" or even a "comment;" it is an admission by the subject himself. I have already elaborated why that admission is more reliable than the other statements admittedly made by Shaq claiming 7'1" (putting aside for the moment that, in those cases, Shaq doesn't say, "I'm 7'1" barefoot, instead saying "I'm 7'1", three hundred and ____ pounds").

Second, your generic comments regarding "picture evidence," as well as the comment regarding Amare in particular, like many of the comments that I've read on this board, involve more begging of the question and circular argument. We all know that certain pictures show certain things and are subject to various factors, putting aside the obvious fact that you may not even know what, for example, Amare's exact barefoot height is (even with a reported measurement). Moreover, whether Amare "looks" 3.5 inches taller or 4 inches (or 4.5) in a single photo is hardly dispositive, and is certainly way less relevant than what the man admitted, outside the kayfabe universe.

Can a man who is, as I assert, for all intents and purpose, 7 feet barefoot (6'11" and 7/8 to be more exact, as per his admission) look a mere inch taller in some photos? Of course. Shaw probably looks anywhere from 6'11" to 7'1" in countless photos, with the middle being closer to the truth. Again, I am not claiming that Shaq is several inches below his billed height; rather that he is about 1 inch (and a hair) below. If the admission was 7 feet flat, there would be no discussion. Unfortunately, too many jock sniffers and fanboys can't accept a "hair below 7 feet."

Shaq is one of my favorite athletes of all time, and it makes no difference to me whether, barefoot, he is 6'11" and 7/8, 7 or 7'1." Obviously, it does to many on this board.
SayHeyKid said on 18/Jan/09
Clay: A couple of points. First, it is not a "theory" or even a "comment;" it is an admission by the subject himself. I have already elaborated why that admission is more reliable than the other statements admittedly made by Shaq claiming 7'1" (putting aside for the moment that, in those cases, Shaq doesn't say, "I'm 7'1" barefoot, instead saying "I'm 7'1", three hundred and ____ pounds").

Second, your generic comments regarding "picture evidence," as well as the comment regarding Amare in particular, like many of the comments that I've read on this board, involve more begging of the question and circular argument. We all know that certain pictures show certain things and are subject to various factors, putting aside the obvious fact that you may not even know what, for example, Amare's exact barefoot height is (even with a reported measurement). Moreover, whether Amare "looks" 3.5 inches taller or 4 inches (or 4.5) in a single photo is hardly dispositive, and is certainly way less relevant than what the man admitted, outside the kayfabe universe.

Can a man who is, as I assert, for all intents and purpose, 7 feet barefoot (6'11" and 7/8 to be more exact, as per his admission) look a mere inch taller in some photos? Of course. Shaw probably looks anywhere from 6'11" to 7'1" in countless photos, with the middle being closer to the truth. Again, I am not claiming that Shaq is several inches below his billed height; rather that he is about 1 inch (and a hair) below. If Shaq
SayHeyKid said on 18/Jan/09
For the hundredth time, people, Shaq was not measured at 7'1"; this was the reported "measurement" listed on draftexpress.com. The relevant quote from the site is as follows:

"Measurements prior to 2000 are based on newspaper articles rather than official league documents. While the measurements reported in such articles are reported to be officially from the predraft camp, we are taking those writers at their word and can not completely verify that information."
Clay said on 18/Jan/09
Sayheykid, you are basing this theory on ONE comment Shaq made about his height and are ignoring countless others (where he said 7'1) and you are ignoring picture evidence (at least 4inches over Amare Stoudemire, level with Dalip Singh). I agree with what you're saying its barely noticable to tell a one innch difference, but lets not slight the guy he is 7'1''.

And for the record, these myths about Khali being listed at 6'11 or whatever in India are just that, myths. He was listed at either 7'1 or 7'2 in his bodybuilding endeavors in the late 90's and he says he's 7'2 - which he more than likely is out of bed.
the squirell said on 14/Jan/09
shaq is at least 7ft and more likely 7'1. I say this because he has been accurately measured at that height. He also looks 7'1.
SayHeyKid said on 13/Jan/09
Again, no one is doubting that Shaq can "look" 7'1." I am not stating that he is inches below his listed height, unlike others. He clearly is not. We are talking about a 1 inch and a hair difference (i.e., difference between 7'1" and say anywhere from 6'11 and 5/8 to 6'11" and 7/8). Essentially, for all intents and purposes, we are talking about whether he is 7 feet or 7'1".

Finally, the so-called barefoot measurement was just that, so-called.
As I posted earlier, the the pre-draft measurements prior to 2000 listed on the draftexpress web site (I believe draftexpress.com) are based on newspaper articles and other sources, and are not based on actual measurements or otherwise subject to verification. See the note on the bottom of the relevant website page.
magic said on 12/Jan/09
Shaq's 6'11".5 to 7.0,no smaller no bigger.Khali was listed at 6'11" in his early bodybuilding days.His arms,chest,etc.are a lot bigger than Shaq's.
Shaq said on 12/Jan/09
SayHeyKid, the difference is that Magic Johnson actually looks 6'7" while Shaq pretty much always looks around 7'1" and he was measured that height without shoes specifically as a rookie.
anonymoose said on 12/Jan/09
@ Wolverine-Joe.....nah ur wrong..Khali easily has an inch on Shaq
Shaq-7"1
Khali-7"2
Alex said on 12/Jan/09
I saw some highlights of the Magic/Spurs game last night and Dwight Howard and Tim Duncan looked very close in height. An inch max between them.
Wolverine_Joe said on 9/Jan/09
Shaq and khali would make a great tag team. lol anyway notice how thick khali's hands are compared to shaq. khali's hands probably twice wider. but probably similar in length though. shaq's fingers are ridiculously long.

anyway it's safe to say both shaq and khali are about 7ft 1.
Anonymous said on 8/Jan/09
SayHeyKid says on 29/Dec/08
I have no doubt that Shaq looked or looks 7'0" or 7'1". People, there is no way to look at someone Shaq's size and to be able to discern whether he is 6'11' and 7/8 barefoot or 7'0 or 7'1"

yes there is through photo and video evidence, stuff like this, Amare Stoudemire measured 6'8 1/2 barefoot during the draft, a 6'11 shaq would only be 3 inches taller Click Here


and your other points are worthless, for one the howard stern show is not a serious talkshow, people spew BS on that show all the time, if he had said it on larry king that would be a different story
Shaq said on 7/Jan/09
hey SayHeyKid, i'm 7'1" get over it, ok
Geoff said on 6/Jan/09
SayHeyKid, after months of reading comments on Shaq's height. I have to say your scenario makes more sense then anything else I've read period.
SayHeyKid said on 5/Jan/09
Let me try to post this again:

I understand that Shaq has also claimed 7'1" but let's look at it logically. There are two possible scenarios. In the first, we have an athlete, in a sport notorious for "overbilling" (up to several inches in some cases), who is in fact his billed height but who was merely "joking" when he stated, in a non-basketball setting, that he was actually a tiny drop below 7 feet barefoot. Under the second and I submit far more likely scenario, we have a basketball player who, in a moment of candor, simply admitted that his real height was actually just about an inch less than his billed height.

In short, is it more likely that the "exaggeration," such as it is since we are only talking about approximately 1 inch, is in the form of the "billed height" or an admission made outside his professional environment? Obviously the former. Think about it. If "Wrestler A" is billed at 6'8" but states in a non-wrestling interview that he is actually 6'7", would anyone think that "Wrestler A" was only "joking" when he admitted that he was 1 inch shorter than his billed height? Of course not. This is not limited to wrestling. Take basketball. If Magic Johnson (billed mostly at 6'8") stated in an interview that he was actually 6'7", would anyone think he was "joking"? Ridiculous. So what's really going on here? Why are people so adamant that Shaq was "joking?" The obvious answer is that fandom requires that he be over the magical 7 foot mark. If Shaq had stated that he was a drop over 7 feet (say 7 and 1/16ths of an inch), we would not be hearing any of this "joking" nonsense, as his fans would readily accept that he was 7 feet barefoot, as opposed to 7'1". But since the admission fell, ever so narrowly, on the "wrong side" of the 7 foot mark, . . . .
Atoadaso said on 1/Jan/09
Shaq may have said he was under 7' on Stern but he has also stated he is 7'1" on several occasions, as already pointed out. An inch+ can be discerned when you have enough benchmarks to compare with; the other NBA players being perfect for this...
Shaq said on 30/Dec/08
JT and Clay are 100% right.
SayHeyKid said on 29/Dec/08
I have no doubt that Shaq looked or looks 7'0" or 7'1". People, there is no way to look at someone Shaq's size and to be able to discern whether he is 6'11' and 7/8 barefoot or 7'0 or 7'1" (or even 7'2" for that matter). Not only is he in shoes, but we're talking about essentially an inch at most (from a hair, literally under 7 to 7'1"). The man could be 6'11 and 7/8, 7'0" flat, 7'0.5, 7'0.6 and so on and so on (probably up to 7'3 ish) before one could tell a difference. Again, it doesn't matter to me on which side of the 7 foot barrier the man falls. Putting aside Shaq's admission for a moment, I will say that I am extremely confident that a 60 year old Kareem is more than .625 inches taller than Shaq, as this site suggests.
Shaq Witness said on 29/Dec/08
Hey Shaq purists, my dad and I ran into him and got a picture not to long ago. My dad is a legit 6'7 (Dr. Approved) and he looked every bit 7'1 compared to my dad, so there!!! Im 6'2 and like 3/4 and Shaq had like a foot on me, well almost, so there!!!
SayHeyKid said on 28/Dec/08
Get over it? Unlike others on this thread (e.g., fanboys who call themselves "Shaq"), I couldn't care less whether Shaq is a drop under 7 feet barefoot, or slightly over the mark. I love the guy; however, correcting someone over a quarter or half of an inch, in this context, was obviously not a joke, notwithstanding the protestations to the contrary from the obsessed fanboys. Talk about a nonsensical, circular explanation. A tautology if you will. A cat is a cat because it's a cat, huh? The context in which the statement was made was one of an admission, that, contrary to popular belief, he was not quite, though ever so close, to being 7 feet barefoot. Of course he looks 7'1" many times . . people, we are talking about a 1 inch difference, which is erased right off the bat with any type of shoes, much less high top basketball shoes. The man is 7'1", but with shoes on. We are admittedly not talking about a guy (e.g., Stallone) who claims several more inches than what he is. Shaq's listing is in line with most NBA listings, in fact probably even understated. Many people are listed 2 plus inches taller than their actual, barefoot heights. Finally, a correction is in order: the draft express site, which states w/shoes and w/shoes measurements, wherein Shaq is stated to be 7'1" without shoes, is misleading because the pre-draft measurements prior to 2000 are based on newspaper articles and other sources and are not based on actual measurements or otherwise subject to verification. See the note on the bottom of the relevant website page.

People, I am not one of these people determined to downgrade people, much less people that I really like (like Shaq). I understand from perusing this site that there are others who are so inclined, but I'm not one of them. So, I don't need to get "over it."
JT said on 28/Dec/08
In a recent TV interview, Shaq also said straight-faced several times that Yao Ming was 7'9". The announcers afterwards had to tell the audience that Shaq obviously knew that Yao was nowhere near 7'9" and that he was just joking about Yao's height.
Clay said on 27/Dec/08
Actually, champ, it makes sense for him to be joking when he said ''im 6'11.5'' like he is almost a seven footer but not quite. Shaq was measured 7'1'' and looks every bit of it get over yourself.
Shaq said on 27/Dec/08
Shaq was joking because Howard made a comment about Shaq being 7 feet and Shaq replied like a smart a$$ by saying 6'11.5", 6'11.75" because that's a height just under 7 feet. Correcting someone over a quarter or half of an inch is obviously a joke.

Shaq looks 7'1"+ in almost every picture, he's claimed 7'1" 5+ times and he was measured 7'1" WITHOUT SHOES at the 1992 Chicago pre-draft camp. He towers over guys 6'8"-6'10"(Tim Duncan, Amare Stoudemire, Hakeem Olajuwon, Grant Hill ect.) and he looks 7'1" next to known 7'0"-7'1" guys like Khali, Joel Pryzbilla ect. and he has about a head on 6'3"-6'4" guys like Dwyane Wade.

He's 7'1", get over it.
SayHeyKid said on 27/Dec/08
I heard him say on the Howard Stern show that he was just under 7 feet. Other people have pointed this out but, for some reason, this has been cast aside. The only explanation that I've read on this site (correct me if I am wrong) for what would obviously be dispositive evidence (the converse isn't obviously true as many people overstate their height) is that he was "joking." This makes no sense at all. It would be hardly be a "joke" to state that you are about one inch shorter than your listed height (7'1" to 6'11' 3/4-7/8). Now, if Shaq stated that he was considerably shorter than his listed height (say 6'8"), then one would obviously (correctly) conclude (along with all of the pictorial evidence and common sense) that he was joking. He was clearly not "joking." Howard followed up and Shaq repeated himself, and there was no joking tone involved. People, if someone is listed at 6'4" but confess that they are in fact 6'3", they are not "joking." There is no joke. Again, if the 6'4" listed person says he's 5'10", that's another story. Bottom line: there is obviously some sort of psychological need for some to have Shaq be over 7 feet barefoot. I'm not sure why. Believe me, I am a huge Shaq fan and it makes no difference to me whether, barefoot, he is 7 feet or 6'11" and 3/4 or 7/8. For all intents and purposes, the man is 7 feet tall.
Geoff said on 24/Dec/08
I think I've heard 5' 5" for Shaunie O'Neal!
yoyo said on 24/Dec/08
Big Show is no way topped 7ft before. His a solid 6ft9.5 to 6ft10 not over it.
Aram X said on 23/Dec/08
just wondering how tall is Shaq's former wife Shaunie?
Anonymous said on 20/Dec/08
Shaq is 7'1" Khali is also 7'1" the listings are correct and I agree.
Big Show is 6'11.5-7'0" today, I would say 7'0.5" peak.
ichiban said on 10/Dec/08
Alex says on 8/Dec/08
I could exactly see it like Shaq at 7'1 and Khali at 7'0 3/4. That puts Big Show either way at 7'0 max and may be 6'11 1/2.

I totally agree with u Alex. In metric, Shaq at 216 cm and Khali at 215 cm. Absoultely agree with u. Big Show i think is hovering around the 212 cm Mark or 6'11.5. I think his peak was 214 cm.....
Alex said on 9/Dec/08
Unless Glenn shrinks a full inch then he's not 5'7 and even if he was 5'7 by night he would would roughly be 5'7 1/2 for most of the day which would be a good height to go by.
Viper said on 9/Dec/08
I think hes 5-7.
glenn said on 9/Dec/08
its doesnt matter what my real height is cause we will still be arguing.thanks for defending me alex.
Alex said on 9/Dec/08
I tend to go in the middle of those who tend to underesimate a bit and those who overestimate a bit.
Alex said on 9/Dec/08
Glenn actually haven't shown himself getting measured like Rob has but he does look the height he claims. He wakes up at 5'8 so he's really nothing under 5'7 1/2 in his photos unless they're taken after being up for many hours during the day.
Alex said on 8/Dec/08
I could exactly see it like Shaq at 7'1 and Khali at 7'0 3/4. That puts Big Show either way at 7'0 max and may be 6'11 1/2.
Viper said on 8/Dec/08
Yeah, its not like we know Glenn's real height or anything. Leung, I rate you in the bottom 10 percent as well.
Clay said on 8/Dec/08
You were off on Wentworth Miller by about 1.5 inches Viper. And once the Glenn photos start rollin' in more and more your accuracy rating will plummet faster than the Canadian dollar.
Leung said on 8/Dec/08
Viper says on 4/Dec/08
Ive gotten 99 percent of the heights correct.

I like reading your contributions but among the regular posters on this website I would rate you in the bottom 10% in terms of accuracy. However if you are willing to learn then I am willing to teach you to become better at accessing height. If you want to become one of the best then you should learn from the best.
Danimal said on 7/Dec/08
Alex says on 5/Dec/08
Clay, I am going to have to disagree. If Khali was 7'1.5 then Shaq would be the same and Shaq is listed at 7'1. He's not going to be underlisted.

With you on that one Alex. Khali is MAX 7'1 1/4" seeing that is what Shaq is at his MAX, but then again, they could both be 7'0.5" as well.
Shaq said on 7/Dec/08
No profes actually that's great proof. What motivation would a sports writer have to lie about pre-draft measurements???!

You're "scientific evidence" which you never posted is what proves nothing Profes or should I say lsu alum.
Profes said on 6/Dec/08
Mr.Edds article proves nothing,at the bottom it says that they are taking sports writers at their word.But then again we've never known a sports writer to lie!
Marotte said on 6/Dec/08
Alex says on 5/Dec/08
Clay, I am going to have to disagree. If Khali was 7'1.5 then Shaq would be the same and Shaq is listed at 7'1. He's not going to be underlisted.

I can believe 7'1.5 for khali since we don't know about footwear in the pic of shaq and khali.
Edd said on 6/Dec/08
Mr.X how about i prove that shaq is 7'1 barefoot with evidence, let's jst leave it at that, ok?
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Alex said on 5/Dec/08
Clay, I am going to have to disagree. If Khali was 7'1.5 then Shaq would be the same and Shaq is listed at 7'1. He's not going to be underlisted.
Mr. X said on 4/Dec/08
ok "Shaq", lsu alum, Shaq is 7'1" in shies/7'0" barefoot, let's just leave it at that, ok?
Clay said on 4/Dec/08
Wrong, Khali is 7'1.5.
willy79 said on 4/Dec/08
Viper, I'd say they both 7'1.
Viper said on 4/Dec/08
Ive gotten 99 percent of the heights correct.
Leung said on 3/Dec/08
Viper says on 29/Oct/08
Shaq - 7-1
Khali - 7-0

True.
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Shaq said on 3/Dec/08
profes is lsu alum.
Big Show said on 2/Dec/08
Shaquille O'Neal's height is 7 ft 1 in (216 cm)
Big Show's height is 7 ft 0 in (213 cm)
believe him folks, Shaq really IS 7'1", i've met him and he's slightly taller than me.
willy79 said on 2/Dec/08
lsu alum, dude take a pill and calm yourself! Believe what you want but as of what I saw, Shaq is 7'1.
delux said on 2/Dec/08
Shaq and Khali both are 6'11

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