How tall is Shaquille O'Neal - Page 7

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7ft 0.85in (215.5cm)
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".
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

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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.
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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.
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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
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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.
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?
Click Here
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
Alex said on 2/Dec/08
People are still downgrading Shaq and Khali to make Shaq really 6'11.5.
profes said on 2/Dec/08
I'll be brief,as surly Shaq,being of somewhat dubious intellegence will react like the low class person he is,will try,and insult me.Mr.Oneal is 6'11.75",on average.Possibly a tad shorter late in the evening,and a tad taller early in the day.
Shaq said on 1/Dec/08
lsu alum, it's no wonder you have to downgrade Khali to a ridiculous 6'11" to support that ridiculous 6'11.5" figure for Shaq.

If Shaq is 6'11.5" then Amare Stoudemire is 6'7", Dwayne Wade is 6'2", Kobe Bryant is 6'3", Alonzo Mourning is 6'8", Kevin Garnett is 6'10", Tim Duncan is 6'8", Zydrunas Ilgauskas is 7'0", Lebron is 6'6", Grant Hill is 6'6", Hakeem Olajuwon is 6'8", Patrick Ewing is 6'9" ect...

Do those figures add up or make sense? NO!!!!! Why? Because Shaq isn't 6'11.5".

Khali at 6'11" is laughable as well, what does that make Big Show 6'9.5", 6'10"?

You're a joke lsu alum. Shaq is clearly 7'1", Khali is clearly about the same. Just about everyone sees that except for you.

You do realize that prior to the internet the pre-draft measurements were given to the media which at the time were newspaper writers right?
lsu alum said on 1/Dec/08
read the bottom of your own post edd.measurements prior to 2000 are based on newspaper articals.hardley devinitive proof.how about that shaq.
delux said on 30/Nov/08
lsu alum says on 30/Nov/08
willy79 our shaq has 200 pictures that prove shaq is 7'1".our shaq is a buffon,and so are you.stats from khalis bodybuilding days put him at 6'11".thats all he is,and all shaq is is 6'11.5".

I agree!
Anonymous said on 30/Nov/08
except khali is given here at 7ft 1 during his bodybuilding days straight from bodybuilding india how strange Click Here

if khali is 6'11 then john studd was about 6'4 maybe 6'5 comparing him and khali next to roddy piper
Edd said on 30/Nov/08
Shaq is 7'1 barefoot and has a 7'7 wingspan with 9'5 Standing Reach. Here is the proof Click Here
lsu alum said on 30/Nov/08
willy79 our shaq has 200 pictures that prove shaq is 7'1".our shaq is a buffon,and so are you.stats from khalis bodybuilding days put him at 6'11".thats all he is,and all shaq is is 6'11.5".
ichiban said on 29/Nov/08
yeah all of them sound accurate...cept gallinari who was listed 202 cm in italy, but i think his grown to about 205-206 cm. And barkley's height remains a mystery. Personally i peg him at 196.5 cm or 6'5.25".
Shaq said on 28/Nov/08
Those all sound accurate Salva11 except for Bargnani who I think is 209 cm(6'10.5")
Salva11 said on 28/Nov/08
Height for me in metric:

Shaq 216 nearly 217
Mutombo 216,5
Big Show 213
Khali 216
Giant Silva 218
Muresan 232
Sun Ming Ming 234
Yao ming 227
Bradley 228
Garnett 213
Gasol 215
Bynum 216
Bryant 195
MJ 196
Pippen 202
Lebron 203 maybe 204
Rodman 201
Jabbar 218
Chamberlain 217
Russell 208
Amare 207
Rasheed Wallace 208
Nowitzki 212 maybe 213
Bargnani 212
Gallinari 208
TMac 200
Sir Charles Barkley 197-199
Wade 192
Kidd 190
Salva11 said on 28/Nov/08
Yes it's true but Gheorghe is slouch...in the 2004 comparison Yao, Bradley, Yao looks 1"-1.5" shorter than Bradley but someone claim him taller...in the 2003 comparison Yao looks shorter only for 0.5"-1" but Yao is closer to the camera...
Atoadaso said on 28/Nov/08
go to Sun's site... there are pics of them standing side by side facing the camera. Sun is around 1.5" taller than Muresan. It's clear.
Salva11 said on 27/Nov/08
Click Here

Muresan looks taller same distance to the camera, in any pics of Yao and Bradley Yao looks shorter than the giant mormon...
Anonymous said on 27/Nov/08
shaq clearly taller?? nobody is clearly taller in that photo, made bright its much easier to see the top of khalis head Click Here

khali hair tied back gives him no height at all really Click Here
mma fan said on 26/Nov/08
anonymous,
I am still trying to figure out how did you see Khali taller than Shaq in that pic. In that pic Shaq is clearly taller.
ichiban, your estimation is one of the most accurate estimation I have ever seen, good work
Clay said on 26/Nov/08
I dont jump to conclusions after the Shaq/Khali pic. We dont know about shoes, thats a fact and the camera angle is a little crooked. Still they're basically the same height.
Vegas said on 25/Nov/08
sun ming through his interpreter said he was 7'8 on jimmy kimmel about a year back, the video has since been removed from youtube :(

muresan also stood next to shawn bradley Click Here and played against manute bol so he is used to standing next to equally gigantic individuals as himself

apparently he either stood next to or played basketball against jorge "giant" gonzales too, a few people have claimed this, i have yet to see any evidence of this however
Alex said on 25/Nov/08
Actually I read Sun Ming Ming is 7'8 3/4 and 7'9. He looks about 1 1/2 inches taller than Muresan so maybe Muresan is 7'7 1/2?
Alex said on 25/Nov/08
How tall is Sun Ming Ming though? 7'8 right since Muresan is 7'7?

Probably was the first person he met taller than him. At 7'7 you could go your whole life without seeing anyone your height, let alone taller.
Viper said on 24/Nov/08
Is that the first guy Muresan has ever met thats taller than him?
Richard said on 24/Nov/08
I'm not so sure Shaq really is 7'1... maybe in his shoes.
Anonymous said on 23/Nov/08
khali has massive hair when tied back?? i can still see skin at the top of his head, his hair when tied back like in photo with shaq barely gives half cm Click Here
Shaq said on 23/Nov/08
Muresan is closer to the camera but still clearly shorter.
ziczic said on 23/Nov/08
shaq has tiny head and without hair, khaly has huge head and long hair, that's only an impression he is taller.
iam sure khaly is exactly 216 and shaq 217
Massimo said on 23/Nov/08
Shaq-
This picture shows Sun Ming Ming next to Muresan.

Click Here
Anonymous said on 21/Nov/08
Khali and Shaq both are 7'1.
riri said on 20/Nov/08
anonymous i can't understand your point. khaly doesn't look 1 inch taller, he look exact if not a good 0.25 0.50 inch shorter than shaq.
Nobody of you, had noticed that shaq doesn't have hair, instead khaly has massive hair and give impression to be taller, but that's only a fake impression believe me.
greetings
Clay said on 20/Nov/08
There is a shot of 6'3'' Batista ON TIPPY TOES giving up a full head to Khali. I guess he's 5'11-6'0 if Khali and Shaq are only 6'11-6'11.5. *shakes head*.
Shaq said on 19/Nov/08
Salva11 says on 19/Nov/08
Shaq if Muresan is 7'6.5" Sun Ming Ming is "only" 7'7" or 7'7.5" max...

How do you know? Have they ever stood next to eachother?
willy79 said on 19/Nov/08
profes says on 16/Nov/08
My calculations for Mr.Khali is 6'11.25",and Mr.Oneal 6'11.75".Based on science,not emotion.

Sorry bud but Khali and Shaq both are 7'1, its been proven! Our Shaq has 200 pics to prove shaq o'neil to be atleast 7'0-2 and 7'1 is the mans actual, height! just lie down b4 you hurt yourself.
Salva11 said on 19/Nov/08
Shaq if Muresan is 7'6.5" Sun Ming Ming is "only" 7'7" or 7'7.5" max...
Salva11 said on 18/Nov/08
Yao isn't 7'6" he's a little bit shorter than a flat 7'6" Shawn Bradley, Shaq in basketball shoes is 7'3" and Shaq dwarf Yao in size very much, 3" in the court looks reasonable...Only 7,7.25" 330 lbs Muresan is the only player i ever seen who seriously dwarf Shaq and only in height...
Alex said on 17/Nov/08
3 inches shorter than 7'6 Yao? Wow, maybe it was a certan angle because normally I see around 5 inches difference.
Anonymous said on 17/Nov/08
Click Here piper and studd no more than 5-6 inches max between them and piper is 3 inches below khalis chin yet lsu alum wants us to believe studd was 6'9 and khali 6'11 lol

shaq and khali would make have made studd look like a small child
Anonymous said on 17/Nov/08
a 6'11 khali would make batista about 6ft flat, khali has a full head on batista Click Here

what height poor roddy piper who was no more than 6 inches shorter than john studd and yet totally dwarfed even on his tip toes with khali Click Here
willy79 said on 17/Nov/08
Shaq says on 14/Nov/08
He looked very tall even next to Yao yesterday. 3" max shorter strangely. I agree he's playing very well and shockingly even hitting his free throws at a decent %(62%) while shooting 65% from the floor. 18 points, 13 rebounds, 3 assists and 4 blocks vs Yao and vs Milwaukee he had 29 points, 11 rebounds, 4 assists and shot 12-16 from the floor.

Can you get a pick!
profes said on 16/Nov/08
My calculations for Mr.Khali is 6'11.25",and Mr.Oneal 6'11.75".Based on science,not emotion.
Alex said on 15/Nov/08
That 6'11.5 for Shaq needs to be thrown out the window. First off I never even seen proof that he claimed that height on a radio show. People are just saying that. We have seen proof that he's been measured 7'1 barefoot.
Anonymous said on 15/Nov/08
6'3 will ferrell and shaq Click Here

these don't hold up very well next to Cycklops estimations Click Here Click Here
Marotte said on 14/Nov/08
Shaq says on 14/Nov/08
Khali at 6'11"? HAHAHAHAHAHA! You're desperate at this point to make that ridiculous 6'11.5" estimate fit. Khali at 6'11" makes Big Show 6'10" max, do you believe that too?

And that puts taker and kane at around 6'5.5".
Anon said on 14/Nov/08
uhm clay he pushed down only 1 person and maybe yao on one knee but not 4 or more :/ anyway shaq at 7'1 sounds about right the same height as khali .
Shaq said on 14/Nov/08
Khali at 6'11"? HAHAHAHAHAHA! You're desperate at this point to make that ridiculous 6'11.5" estimate fit. Khali at 6'11" makes Big Show 6'10" max, do you believe that too?

lsu alum Shaq screwed up Chuck's eye a bit and Barkley isn't 6'4". You don't think Shaq could beat anyone up if he wanted? What a crazy statement.
Alex said on 14/Nov/08
Cycklops, Shaq has been measured 7'1 barefoot so we know hes that tall and him and Khali were dead on the same height I think. Khali had an inch on Big Show so Shaq would have the same I believe.
lsu alum said on 14/Nov/08
yea shaq is a great man,he couldn't beat up a 6'4"barkley,or anyone else for that matter.he's a bully.
lsu alum said on 14/Nov/08
the reason khail,and oneal look the same height is because khali is 6'11"look at the old bodybuilding articles of him.that schould make SHAQ think a little,and i do mean a little,with that brain,he certainly cant think alot.
Cycklops said 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.
Salva11 said on 14/Nov/08
Shaq is true man, mcgrady a coward ! ! ! Great Shaq u r the best!
Shaq said on 14/Nov/08
He looked very tall even next to Yao yesterday. 3" max shorter strangely. I agree he's playing very well and shockingly even hitting his free throws at a decent %(62%) while shooting 65% from the floor. 18 points, 13 rebounds, 3 assists and 4 blocks vs Yao and vs Milwaukee he had 29 points, 11 rebounds, 4 assists and shot 12-16 from the floor.

This is the best he's played since Miami won the championship. He seems pretty agile, fairly athletic and his footwork looks great.

Seems about right ichiban. Except Garnett I believe is 6'11.75" like he claims, Carmelo is 6'6.25", Duncan is 6'10"-6'10.5", Dwight Howard is 6'9.5", Khali is 7'1", Big Show is 7'0" and Gasol is 7'0.5".
JT said on 13/Nov/08
Clay says on 13/Nov/08
Anyone see that brawl between the Suns and Rockets last night? Nash got pushed to the floor by Mcgrady and a pushing match broke out, shaq (all 7'3 in sneakers, 340 pounds of him) came in and pushed down like 5 people by himself. :D:D

It was more like 3 but who's counting. With the weight loss, Shaq is starting to play like he did 5 years ago.
Clay said on 13/Nov/08
Anyone see that brawl between the Suns and Rockets last night? Nash got pushed to the floor by Mcgrady and a pushing match broke out, shaq (all 7'3 in sneakers, 340 pounds of him) came in and pushed down like 5 people by himself. :D:D
Salva11 said on 13/Nov/08
Gasol is 215 cm barefoot he easily towering Chris Bosh who is 210-211
ichiban said on 13/Nov/08
yeah, what shaq qas correct....MJ edges kobe out ever so slighty....what u think about the list i wrote?
i wasn't sure about gasol or singh....but gasol had maybe 1.5-2 inches on bosh who is legit 6'11....and singh imo is a cm shorter than shaq....
Shaq said on 12/Nov/08
Salva11 says on 12/Nov/08
Bryant is 6'5" like Michael Jordan

Close, Kobe is 6'4 3/4" to be exact and Jordan is 6'4 7/8".
Salva11 said on 12/Nov/08
Bryant is 6'5" like Michael Jordan
Clay said on 11/Nov/08
No chance is Pau Gasol within a CM of Dalip Singh. And Kobe Bryant is slightly taller than Jordan isnt he?
ichiban said on 10/Nov/08
Here are my estimates of top NBA and WWE superstars. I am gonna use 'cm' because its more accurate.
NBA:
Shaq- 216 cm (nothing under it)
Yao Ming- 227-228 cm
Amare Stoudemire- 206 cm
Kobe Bryant- 195 cm
Michael Jordan- 196 cm
Tim Duncan- 210 cm
Dirk- 212 cm
KG- 212 cm
D-Wade- 193 cm
Lebron James- 203-204 cm (Looks very legit 6'8'')
Carmelo Anthony- 201 cm
Dwight Howard- 209 cm (Its very hard to determine his height but i think his 6'10.25'')
Chris Bosh- 211 cm (Legit 6'11'' now)
Chris Paul- 182 cm
Pau Gasol- 214 cm
WWE:
Dalip Singh aka Khali- 215 cm
Big Show- 212 cm (214 cm PEAK)
Randy Orton- 193 cm
Edge- 191 cm
Kane- 203 cm
Undertaker- 200-202 cm???? (Don't Know about Taker)
John Cena- 184-185 cm
Triple H- 189 cm
Bill Goldberg- 190 cm (Was described as 1.9 m tall and 129 Kg in newspaper)
Brock Lesnar- 189 cm
Nathan Jones- 207 cm
Matt Morgan- 205 cm

That's it for now....hopefully accurate with most of their heights....
willy79 said on 10/Nov/08
Shaq says on 7/Nov/08
I guess that Khali pictured KO'd lsu alum. I haven't seen him around the site since!

Well it made a case closed! No way Shaq can be under 7'1 and I used to believe him around 7'0 at most!
Vegas said on 9/Nov/08
Drexyl says on 8/Nov/08
I'm surprised they let Kane have a picture taken next to Shaq. If Kane is supposed to be 7 feet then that would make Shaq about 7,4" at least...which everyone knows he's not.

they let big show tag with him and still bill both men at 7ft so they are not really that worried, kane and show are side by side on a few occasions at the beginning and end of this video Click Here
esahad said on 9/Nov/08
Dalip Singh was measured at 7'0.5" when he signed a developmental contract with WWE. Also, I remember reading an article about a giant indian grappler who killed a guy in the ring; they said this guy was A HAIR OVER 7-FEET, and weighed 380lbs. If you see pictures of Shaq with guys that are 6'5", he towers over them by a head. The picture of Khali and Shaq shows that there is only a half inch height difference. I wouldnt be surprised if Show, Khali and Shaq are all 6'11"
Salva11 said on 8/Nov/08
in the Dalip Singh page (The Great Khali) some people say that Shaq is a weak man!!! Ridicolous!!!

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