How tall is Shaquille O'Neal

Shaquille O'Neal's Height

7ft ¼ in (214 cm)

American basketball player. He has stated 7ft 1 as his height and also 6ft 11. He was measured just under the mark, although DraftExpress noted that he was supposed to have been measured 7ft without shoes in 1992 and it is possible he was near 7ft 1 in shoes. One journalist noted that "At the [draft] camp in Chicago, a lot of guys were measured smaller than they were supposed to be. Shaquille came in at just over 7 feet and 303 pounds"


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Average Guess (417 Votes)
7ft 1.01in (215.9cm)
Canson said on 16/Sep/20
@Fried Chicken: yea he showed 7’ 5/8” on the draft too. But Barkley also showed 6’4 7/8 in another article. He wasn’t I doubt or else he wouldn’t claim 6’4.5 or 6’4.75”.
FriedChicken said on 15/Sep/20
I saw another measurement saying 7 ft 7/8ths but that's obviously earlier in the day because it clearly doesn't add up with Dikembe and Wilt.
Canson said on 7/Sep/20
Interesting article here. Reinforces a lot of what Rising Force said previously about Shaw’s footwear post Orlando days and even mentions that Jordan wears an orthotic. Maybe 6’11.75” isn’t wrong after all

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Jason Jeffers said on 6/Sep/20
6’11.5” evening height, and closer to 7’ 0.75” out of bed. Could easily be possible.
6'3 Julian said on 6/Sep/20
Could be claiming his evening height
Duhon said on 5/Sep/20
Shaq is a teaser/troller you have take what comes out of his mouth with a grain of salt. I feel Shaq is a prototypical strong 7'er. He doesn't look anything less than that next to 6'10" Hakeem Click Here

and Hakeem doesn't look anything less than 6'10" next to minimum 6'9"-6'9.25" Dwight Howard Click Here
6'3 Julian said on 5/Sep/20
I was just suggesting something
Canson said on 5/Sep/20
6'3 Julian said on 4/Sep/20
Maybe he doesn’t claim 7 foot because it looks too artificial. If you say 7’ flat, nothing else added in it can look like you just picked a tall height and stuck with it. If you claim 6’11.5 or 6’11.75 it looks more honest

Maybe he claimed it because he measured it. Not everyone here is as tall as Rob lists them
6'3 Julian said on 4/Sep/20
Maybe he doesn’t claim 7 foot because it looks too artificial. If you say 7’ flat, nothing else added in it can look like you just picked a tall height and stuck with it. If you claim 6’11.5 or 6’11.75 it looks more honest
Canson said on 30/Aug/20
@GreyV: 6’11.75 is possible. Although on Inside the NBA he looked the full 7’0” when he was on stage. Not sure how accurate that was though
GreyV said on 27/Aug/20
Considering his odd claims of being 6'11", do you guys think it's possible for him to be 6'11" 3/4 at his lowest now?

I mean, it's not as common I guess, but there are people who round down their heights, which I think is more honest.

He's definitely not 7'1", considering he's clearly shorter than Wilt. I don't really care about shoe heights though, even though he might be that tall on shoes.

With that said, he always looked a bit taller than Bill Walton, who's sort of an enigma, so idk. I'd say 7'0" flat for him.
Duhon said on 24/Aug/20
To be fair Shaq was 303 lbs as a rookie and that was the slimmest he ever was in his NBA career. He got as high as 370 lbs-380 lbs, however that is too much weight for an NBA player.
Arch Stanton said on 23/Aug/20
If even a guy like Shaq was 303 pounds it goes to show you how insane Eddie Hall at 433 and Thor at 454 pounds was!!
Canson said on 27/Jul/20
I would say Robinson is the shortest of the 3 or very close with Divac. Probably 211-212 range like Christian described him next to his Friend
Canson said on 27/Jul/20
Duhon said on 20/Jul/20
6'11.5" Vlade Divac, 7'0.25" Shaq, 7'5.5" Yao Ming, 6'8.5" Peja Stojacokvic. Click Here

I agree about Divac. Shaq I have at 7’0” flat max though and Yao 7’5” max. You may be right about Peja as he looked the same as Webber when they played and Webber was measured 6’9” (possibly rounded up) or in the morning. Mo Cheeks implied Webber is between 6’8-6’9 before when mentioning why Dalembert was going to start over him. I’ve also seen Stojacovick 6’8”
Duhon said on 20/Jul/20
6'11.5" Vlade Divac, 7'0.25" Shaq, 7'5.5" Yao Ming, 6'8.5" Peja Stojacokvic. Click Here
Canson said on 19/Jul/20
Height said on 18/Jul/20
Very similar in height to Vlade Divac, David Robinson and Brad Daugherty all of them in the 212cm ballpark with Daugherty being the closet to 213cm.

Well said. The most I could ever see for peak Shaq is a solid 7’
Height said on 18/Jul/20
Very similar in height to Vlade Divac, David Robinson and Brad Daugherty all of them in the 212cm ballpark with Daugherty being the closet to 213cm.
Matt logan said on 9/Jul/20
6'10½
Canson said on 9/Jul/20
@Fried Chicken: that’s no more downgrading their own (Shaq) because Barkley is around 6’4.5 than a 6’3.5 guy claiming 6’4” and upgrading. A guy who is 38 and 9 months doesn’t claim 39. They claim 38
FriedChicken said on 7/Jul/20
Kinda weird how him and Charles Barkley downgrade their own heights. Shaq initially claiming 6'11" then going on to 6'11" and 3/4 like he's purposely avoiding that 7 ft mark.

Charles Barkley doesn't claim 6'4" flat but he doesn't bat an eye at people calling him it. He doesn't correct them or anything, he just nods his head. In the inside the NBA video, he said "yeah I'd stand right between Russel Westbrook and James Harden", the chart having Westbrook as 6'3 and Harden as 6'5, which is overlisted but it's clear he meant to be in the middle.

Sometimes i wonder if they do it just to mess with the shorter people claiming to be taller than what they are.
Duhon said on 4/Jul/20
Comparison of a 5'10" guy, Shaq and the Robert Wadlow statue. Click Here
Canson said on 3/Jul/20
@Junior: Shaq exaggerates. But he has claimed to only be 7’4” himself so that tells you that 7’8” that someone is claiming here is way off. I don’t see him over his original listing of 7’5”
Chris Junior Hernandez 1990 said on 24/Jun/20
Strange that Yao Ming claim to Shaq that he is 7'4 but Shaq say that Yao is more like 7'6.
Nik said on 20/Jun/20
I've read that most of his children play basketball!
Rajiv roy said on 20/Jun/20
Rob paul, how tall is dale steyn compared to shaq? You can find their photo in google.
Editor Rob
Could look 5ft 11
Turtle master said on 20/Jun/20
I am 5’5 I think shaq is 7 feet 1/2 when he played for the magic back in his prime in 1994 or 1993. 6’11 is a ridiculous claim tell big show about that cause I think he’s 6’11 now. I don’t think shaq tends to be 7’2 only when he is wearing thick Jordan sneakers.
Nik Ashton said on 19/Jun/20
Look at these:

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Canson said on 18/Jun/20
@Duhon: he doesn’t quite make it in the chart on the left (the Inside the NBA shot), but he makes it on the other one you posted. Now the one from TNT I’m not sure if that’s accurate as far as the chart accounting for his shoes but it may be being Harden and Westbrook both were their heights. 6’11.75 that he claimed that night may sound odd but if he’s 7’1” in shoes I could see it especially if the chart is off. For all intents and purposes 7’0.25 may be ok to start especially since we don’t know how thick the footwear is
Duhon said on 17/Jun/20
Shaq seems to consistently come out to 7'2" in shoes with these height charts Click Here
Duhon said on 17/Jun/20
Shaq shouldn't be compared to guys like Tyson Fury of Kevin Love who are over-billed by multiple inches. Shaq is a strong 7'er he's not far off his NBA listing.
Harry Sachs said on 13/Jun/20
It is funny how some people still keep listening Shaq at 7'1 when tons of pictures show Shaq at his peak was shorter than the 7'0 1/2 Wilt Chamberlain. Kind of like people still believe Tyson Fury is 6'9 or the Undertaker is 6'7 now and 6'8 1.2 in his prime even though the Undertaker is shorter by a few inches to the measured 6'7 3/4 inch Kevin Love. I guess some people just need to believe their TV heroes are taller than they are.
Alexander17 said on 12/Jun/20
7 ft 3/4 in.
Mickie said on 11/Jun/20
I can agree with Shaq being roughly an inch taller than KG. I wouldn't say it was less really.
Sunny 1990 said on 10/Jun/20
He’s clearly over 7 feet with shoes on. See this picture he’s posing against a height chart he’s clearly 2 inches over 7 feet.

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Alex 6'0 said on 23/May/20
Shaq i always thought looked easily over 7'0. Years ago is when i found out NBA would round up the measured height. I had heard shaq was measured 6'11.5 barefoot. Uncertain how true that is. Id think he was 7'0-7'0.5
Canson said on 22/May/20
@Duhon: it always looked around an inch. Maybe Prime Shaq 7’0” and KG 6’11 if going off afternoon heights
Chris Junior Hernandez 1990 said on 22/May/20
@Duhon

Understand they're once teammates and look alot 1" apart. Why i say look less than 1" is because Shaq footwear seem legit thicker than KG shoes on the court. I would have rule out it's strong 1/4 more thickness. You can google it and see more full picture of KG and Shaq.
Duhon said on 16/May/20
@Chris Junior I think Shaq has always had at least full inch over KG. He has always looked taller and with men that size a noticeable difference in height would take at least an inch. Click Here Click Here
Chris Junior Hernandez 1990 said on 14/May/20
I still don't see Shaq is a full inch taller than KG. I can buy 6'11 1/4 for KG than Shaq being 7'0 1/4. The oldest listing is 7'1 for Shaq if i'm not wrong before Rob change it to 7'0 then came 1/4 upgrade.
Canson said on 3/May/20
In his prime 7’0” Flat is possible for his afternoon but not higher
C Brady said on 1/May/20
Rob, you said that Shaq looks a bit shorter than he actually is when standing in front of the height board in that TNT NBA video? I am not understanding this?
Editor Rob
Posture wise, I thought he was holding a little back.
Pierre said on 30/Apr/20
@Duhon =Yes this pic. Sorry but I see his head easily closer to 6"0' than to 5"11' here by watching the distance between the other graduation above his head.
Duhon said on 29/Apr/20
@Pierre this pic?Click Here His head is clearly below the 6' line there. He looks 5'11" in shoes, which is what someone 5'10" would measure at. Not sure what the pictures are tying to prove?
Pierre said on 27/Apr/20
@184 guy @Duhon = you have to watch all the pics in my link = in the first pic you watch when you click on my link the guy shrunk with a big space between his own legs then this example is not good = the pic under this first pic in the same link (the pic with the same guy very close to the scale and back to the scale show he's clearly very close to 6"0' in shoes when better posture....while his doctor measure him 5"10' barefoot...(he explain that under the pics)
184guy2 said on 26/Apr/20
When you weight 300lbs + and have an extra long spine , jumping in the court during 20 years , it's very likely to lose something
184guy2 said on 26/Apr/20
@Pierre

You must be blind , the guy it's clearly under the 6foot mark . Re-check yourself
Duhon said on 24/Apr/20
@Pierre in neither picture does that guy 5'10" guy hit the 6' mark like Shaq hits the 7'2" mark, his head is clearly below the 6' line while Shaq's head was right on the 7'2" mark. Click Here The guy looks like he hits 5'11" there which would make sense for a 5'10" guy in shoes.
Pierre said on 22/Apr/20
@Duhon = Maybe the scale is a bit advantageous = here is a 5"10' guy measured around 6"0' in shoes with the scale = Click Here .Suppositions = If only the base is false the error at 7"0' mark is around the same as at 6"0'mark,if all the graduations are too short the error at 7"0' is bigger than the error at 6"0'(only suppositions)
cmillz said on 21/Apr/20
So 7’1.5” in shoes and 7’0” barefoot seems about right. Not convinced his shoes would give 2 inches of height.
Canson said on 20/Apr/20
He is around 7’2 in shoes. Of course not sure of time of day Or how much the footwear gives him but the listing he has here may be fair.

The picture below is interesting. It favors Shaq with Robinson and favors Kareem a bit where he stands but that’s probably about how he looks next to Mutombo. He’s also usually 2” shorter than Kareem

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Duhon said on 18/Apr/20
In the Wadlow pic he hits right at the 7'2" mark in shoes there highlighted: Click Here It's not a new pic btw it's been around for years.
viper said on 18/Apr/20
Shaq's shoes can give 2 inches of height
Canson said on 18/Apr/20
@Viper: that was several years ago if it’s the shots with Show that I’m thinking of. I don’t think he’s lost a lot if he has any, but I don’t rule out something being he’s 49 years old with lots of mileage on his body. I don’t rule out 6’11.75 peak afternoon but also don’t rule out 7’. A guy that size likely does wake up to 7’1” range. His shoe is another variable. I remember Rising once pointed out that he wore a thicker or bulkier shoe with the Lakers and I agree. He could’ve been referring to the inside of the shoe though
viper said on 18/Apr/20
Shaq hasn't lost anything.

Look at him with Big Show
viper said on 18/Apr/20
Shaq is 7-1.5 in shoes in the Wadlow pic
Celebheights 6'1.5" said on 13/Apr/20
This photo pretty much confirms that he wasn’t any shorter than his current listing during his peak:

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Canson said on 12/Apr/20
@Editor Rob: do you think a solid 7’0 for him?
Editor Rob
A big question is whether Shaq has lost a bit of height. I think today he might measure a bit less than he did 20 years ago.
Tall Sam said on 12/Apr/20
Actually with the strain of a career in athletics and his weight lifting, losing height is certainly a possibility for Shaq as he's now in his late 40s. For instance, Dwayne Johnson (2 months younger than Shaq I guess) is about the same age and has a "current height" listing.
Harry Sachs said on 9/Apr/20
Shaq is in his 40's. I doubt he lost any height. Shaq has always been around 7'0 if no slightly under.
Sal said on 6/Apr/20
From the McDonald's All American game in high school. In a pregame interview he said he hit 7' though when he had just measured in prior to the game upgrading his listed height from 6'11"
Canson said on 29/Mar/20
He actually claimed 6’11” again before they measured him. Ernie thought he was 7’3”. Then after he stood there he claimed 6’11.75.

Start from 6:00 onward in the video

@Editor Rob: using that height chart, do you think it’s accurate? And he himself has on shoes standing there but do you think it’s enough to account for that?

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cmillz said on 28/Mar/20
Always been around the 7ft mark
cmillz said on 28/Mar/20
I don’t think he’s lost any height.
Jason Jeffers said on 28/Mar/20
@Rob, what are the chances of Shaq being 7ft 1, an inch above the magic 7ft mark, meaning 6’11.5” barefoot? To me it seems very feasible with the 6’11.75” measurement from an earlier part of the day?
Editor Rob
Wouldn't go that high for him...
Canson said on 28/Mar/20
@Rob: so you aren’t buying 6’11.75? That’s near the 7ft line but I would say his footwear looked 1”? What would you say?
Editor Rob
He could have looked almost 7ft in the clip, but I don't know if he will measure that mark today.
Paulo said on 26/Mar/20
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Rob, what exact measure did you give here?
Editor Rob
Well I don't think his sneakers looked big, and given he's in front of the board I could see him near that 7ft line if actually standing tallest and measured. I think he likes the idea of 6ft 11 and 3/4.
Canson said on 18/Mar/20
@Rob: is he a candidate yet for peak and current?
Editor Rob
He might have lost something, how much is the question. We're not talking a late 40's man like Big Show, who has clearly lost a fair amount of height.
Jean214 said on 15/Mar/20
6'11.5(212) Today and 7'0.5(214.6) at Peak
Jean214 said on 15/Mar/20
Rob did you saw that video ?
Click Here
What are you waiting for a change ?
He had Big shoes on 1.5-75, very thick, lets Say it give him 4cm/1.5 inches

He look 214-5 with it max, just over 7foot, lets Say he didn't pose straight, and the camera is distant, he is at max 7'1 with it if he pose well. So 6'11.5 / 212cm at nearly 50 years old isnt a severe judgment
He is what he look like, and he said it "6'11.75"
Editor Rob
He could have lost a fraction by 50.
Canson said on 15/Mar/20
I wonder if he was measured early morning at his combine at 7’0.25-7’0.5 range which constitutes a little over 7’0” and dips to 6’11.75 by afternoon which is why he claims that mark. I don’t rule out height loss at age 48 but he also looked similar with a guy like Vlade Divac who only measured 6’11.5” when he was drafted
Jean214 said on 14/Mar/20
I saw a site one day who said he was measured 7'0.75(215.3) at a camp around the Time of his draft
He could have been around 7'0.5 (214.6)
at the beginning of his carrer, and has shrunk(with his stature and weight) to 6'11.75 (212.7) today
Lost 0.75 inch since his 20
Very strong 212
Weak 213
Jean214 said on 14/Mar/20
Shriking to 6'11.75 today, he said it !
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Weak 7 footer today
RoelC said on 14/Mar/20
Big Tyr said on 10/Mar/20
@wingspanpro Good find! Shaq himself said he was 6'11.75. Shaq, "I'm 6'11.75 I'm telling you."
The video wingspanpro referenced: Click Here
Maybe Shaq's height should be lowered to 6'11.75 since he said that himself.
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Agreed, although in the full video the announcer asks Shaq if he's 7'3" and Shaq replies, no I'm 6'11".
Later on he says he's 6'11 3/4". Was he rounding down before?
Charles Barkley claims in the same video he's 6'4".
Canson said on 12/Mar/20
He’s similar with Joel Embiid if that’s the case. People assumed Embiid was 7’2 too until he was measured
Big Tyr said on 10/Mar/20
@wingspanpro Good find! Shaq himself said he was 6'11.75. Shaq, "I'm 6'11.75 I'm telling you."
The video wingspanpro referenced: Click Here

Maybe Shaq's height should be lowered to 6'11.75 since he said that himself.
FriedChicken said on 8/Mar/20
Click Here Says he's 6'11 and Three Quarters here. He honestly looks like it he's wearing pretty big shoes.
Canson said on 8/Mar/20
@Ellis: correct. Giannis has “at most” 3” on Lebron

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Ellis said on 6/Mar/20
@Wingspanpro: That's a good find, I guess Shaq is 6'11.75 then, he is wearing big shoes, in that video with the shoes, he looks to be just under 7'1, but the shoes look like they are over an inch. So that concludes that he is 6'11.75 at a low.

@Rob Paul: I saw a video of Shaq and Giannis, and I would say the difference was about two inches at 2:58(Click Here), so Giannis has got to be around 6'10ish, 6'10.25 at a low. Also, if Anthony Davis got 6'9.75, then he can't be 6'10 at a low.
Wingspanpro said on 5/Mar/20
peak height 7'0.5
now 6'11.75
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miko said on 24/Feb/20
Easy 7'0.5 range peak.

I would be surprised if hes lost any height, although his posture isn't what it was.

I don't see much of an issue with him rounding up to 7'1.
Canson said on 20/Feb/20
@Height: agreed after seeing another article or 6’11.5 for Divac.
Canson said on 20/Feb/20
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I guess the 6’11 listing was on a basketball card that was probably a round down from the listing when he was drafting.
Canson said on 20/Feb/20
@Height: that’s odd. I’ve also seen 6’11” listings for Vlade along with 7’0”
Height said on 18/Feb/20
Vlade Divac who is a legit 212cm–212.5 cm sometimes looked taller than him when matched up. So 7 feet (213.36 cm) or even a hair under at 213 cm seems more reasonable than the current listing.
Canson said on 14/Feb/20
@Jason Jeffers: personally I’ve always suspected he’s below 7’0 by a hair. Maybe Shaq has lost height too as he’s almost 50. But for Kareem 7’1 7/8 peak and today he could be 7’0.5-7’1” range which is expected. And yes he has height in Shaq. Maybe not the full 1.5” but I could see 1.25” maybe. I could say 7’1 and 6’11.75 respectively or 6’11.5 and 7’0.75 respectively
Jason Jeffers said on 13/Feb/20
@Canson, yes Kareem was a whisker shy of 7’2” peak height, but we must remember he is now approaching 73 yrs of age and is at least an inch less than his peak (7’1” absolute max today). He has even confessed this personally and to loose only an inch at that size and age is way less than would be expected. He has also been side by side with Shaq in the last couple of years and still has Shaq by an absolute minimum of 1.5”, suggesting Shaq could easily be in the 6’11-6’11.5” range. What’s your thoughts?
Canson said on 11/Feb/20
Solid 7’0” max should be his listing if Kareem is 7’1 7/8 peak. That’s about 2”
Canson said on 11/Feb/20
Solid 7’0” max should be his listing if Kareem is 7’1 7/8 peak. That’s 2”
Big Tyr said on 5/Feb/20
Actually,maybe closer to 6'7.
Big Tyr said on 4/Feb/20
Maybe 6'7 - 6'8 for Shareef is good.
Big Tyr said on 4/Feb/20
If Moses is 7'1.25 it would look like Shareef is definitely around 6'8.
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usa said on 27/Jan/20
@christan
you'ren't 6'5 3/8 more like 5'5 3/8 lol
Roderick said on 3/Jan/20
He was never over 7'0" and he could be 6'11.5" today
Daycringeothon said on 28/Dec/19
Shaq’s wingspan anyone? I’m guessing 7’6”-7’8” range. Manute Bol had either 8’4” or 8’6”. Scottie Pippen has about 7’3” at 6’7”. Gheorghe Muresan a mere 7’10.5” reach.
Canson said on 15/Dec/19
@Big Troy: I think both are very close in height. If Shaq edges him it’s not by an entire inch. Shaq has always been a weak 7’ imho
Big Troy said on 13/Dec/19
@Canson: Yeah, I saw that comment too. Check out this video: Click Here At around 3:24, Shaq and Kevin Garnett are side by side and Shaq doesn't look taller. Kevin actually looks to be a little taller. They are also both wearing very similar footwear too. And if you go to the comment section, people seem to agree that they look around the same height. Maybe Shaq is just 6'11. What do you think?
viper said on 2/Dec/19
Nigel Dixon was 6-9 420 pounds at Florida State
Canson said on 1/Dec/19
@Big Troy: Robinson was 6’11 range. I remember Christian mentioned in a pic with a friend of his that Robinson was 6’11 range. That’s how he looks with 6’10 Tim Duncan too
Big Troy said on 28/Nov/19
I'm not sure how tall David Robinson is, but in this video Click Here he looks literally the same height as Shaq. Assuming David isn't over 7ft since he seemed to measured just 7ft fairly often. And assuming the 7ft measurement was earlier. They both look maybe between 211.5 cm and 212.75 cm but likely not 213 cm. 6 ft 11.5 for Shaq is pretty safe.
Canson said on 5/Nov/19
@Roderick: yea in sneaks but not barefoot
Henry said on 4/Nov/19
It is possible to play basketball even well over 400lbs.
Here's the proof.
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Roderick said on 3/Nov/19
Shaq was no doubt 7'1" minimum in his basketball shoes.
Canson said on 25/Oct/19
I doubt he was ever 420 when he played. 380 maybr
Roderick said on 20/Oct/19
I cannot imagine playing basketball at 420 pounds. I thought 230 was hard when I was in high school
joe### said on 17/Oct/19
New mr.olympia lol funny old man
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joe### said on 13/Oct/19
i think 7'0 flat that's what he measured at drafth and probably drops to 212.5cm at night
joe### said on 12/Oct/19
correcting me bol bol measured 7'0.75 and weighed 208 he needs to gain a few pounds there is more
joe### said on 10/Oct/19
not the best pic to compare height but bol bol was measured 7'0.5 looks taller than Shaq
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Arch Stanton said on 9/Oct/19
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You might want to say Rob he wears a 58 inch chest, see 1:49.
Duhon said on 3/Oct/19
Yao, Shaq and Garnett Click Here
Sotiris Gravas said on 2/Oct/19
Adam Silver w/ Shaq (2019)... Click Here

W/ Porzingis (2015)... Click Here , Click Here

W/ Kareem (2015)... Click Here

W/ Garnett (2014)... Click Here

W/ Mo Bamba (2018)... Click Here
Canson said on 29/Sep/19
@Viper: lol I remember him. Those were the days. The original ACC
viper said on 28/Sep/19
He transferred to another school and got down to 330.

He looked almost Svelte
viper said on 28/Sep/19
Hey Canson, you remember Nigel Dixon at Florida State olin the early 2000s.

6-9 420 pounds his first year. I have never seen anything like it since.

Once when he fell on a couple of Maryland players under the basketball I thought it was over for them, lol.

I can just remember him huffing and puffing down the court. Of course he had no stamina but to get any playing time at Florida State in the best basketball conference at the time at that size was incredible
Canson said on 26/Sep/19
He was close to 400 at one point. He admitted something like 375 in LA days
jordanft19 said on 26/Sep/19
Doubtful that he was or is only 303 lbs with his height and frame. I'd guess nearer 350 lbs
Canson said on 24/Sep/19
@Roderick: because most people here overestimate height
Shane Gray said on 24/Sep/19
@Questioner if Bronny is wearing his dad's shoes some of the Lebron shoes are really tall. I've heard for example that the 2016 Lebron shoe adds close to 2 full inches in height.
Shane Gray said on 24/Sep/19
@Roderick yea that is hilarious. I'm guessing many who voted did so before reading more avout how the standard here is afternoon barefoot height. Some others who may not realize most basketball listings are in shoes. And finally some votes from people who think they are voting on a shoe height.
Roderick said on 23/Sep/19
How is the average vote over 7'1"? Lol
Canson said on 8/Sep/19
Questioner said on 6/Sep/19
@canson honestly in that pic I see 8 inches absolute tops and 7.5 in reality whats going on is bronny wearing lifts as shareef isnt under 6'7.5"

I would’ve said In pics with Shaq, that Shareef is 6’8”. He has to be at least that to get a 6’11” listing (I would hope). A 6’8” barefoot for him is somewhat feasible being if he measured early in the day he may get 6’9” or very very close and may wear thick footwear to get 6’10.5 perhaps (depending on the shoe). Worst case 6’10 and they give him an inch
Questioner said on 6/Sep/19
@canson honestly in that pic I see 8 inches absolute tops and 7.5 in reality whats going on is bronny wearing lifts as shareef isnt under 6'7.5"
Canson said on 5/Sep/19
Questioner said on 4/Sep/19
@canson rob mentioned bronny is 5'11" range so what does that make shareef... Click Here

They’re both sitting but if I see Shaq with Shareef, he’s at least 6’7” range perhaps 6’8”
Questioner said on 4/Sep/19
@canson rob mentioned bronny is 5'11" range so what does that make shareef... Click Here
Sotiris Gravas said on 30/Aug/19
Everyone has seen this Sim Bhullar/Shaq pic... Click Here Shaq looks short, kinda like this pic w/ Yao Ming... Click Here When the reality is this Click Here , a Yao Ming who looks closer to 7'4" than 7'5".

Question: I heard that Bhullar was measured 7'3.5" (listed 7'5"). Was this a morning measurement?


Here's Bhullar and a guy, Abhishek Bachchan, who Rob says is 6'1.5", but might be more like 6'0.5":
Click Here , Click Here


Compare that guy to Shaq (2015)... Click Here , Click Here

That guy w/ 5'6" Alfonso Ribeiro (2013)... Click Here


If anyone is interested, I also posted pics of that guy w/ Kevin Durant and Magic over on Khali's page.
Questioner said on 24/Aug/19
@canson
@chris junior
Click Here
your pic looks close to 4 inches already and this one looks at least 4 so I would settle at 4 inches but not much above it what do you think though
Canson said on 23/Aug/19
@bigfarmansowhat: where did anyone here say that they have a 6’10” son? Better yet, where did anyone say anything about them having a son on this page at all?
Sotiris Gravas said on 23/Aug/19
On 21/Feb/19 I discussed shoe size... I spoke of an actor who wears bigger shoes to cover up what he feels are small feet, but couldn't remember his name, until now.

It's Cameron Mathison... Click Here

I just bought two pairs of sneaks, size 15 and 16, and they're practically the same fit.
Chris Junior Hernandez 1990 said on 23/Aug/19
@Questioner Sir your proof as requested Click Here its not over 4" even i know Shareef had those hair advantage. I maybe wrong for estimate 6'8 1/2 and i'm given the max follow on Shaq listed at 7'0 1/4. Truth i can buy Shaq being 7'0 max and Shareef 6'8 max.
bigfatmansowhat said on 22/Aug/19
He has been measured several times at over 7ft tall, it's documented. If you want to argue and say different show proof. Plus I love how so many on here are 6ft6 or have a 6'10" son etc, just stop it!
Questioner said on 20/Aug/19
@christian havent really gotten to talk with you in my short time on this site but its crazy how much they argue anything above a generous 6'10" for durant (though his 6'10" and 3/4 claim I think could be a legit measurement just out of bed on a really good day maybe he was 6'10 and 5/8" and just said 6'10" and 3/4) I think kd is around what rob lists him give or take an 1/8. I should mention though I think kd does appear legitimately 6'10" at times but I think its because his footwear looks suspicious and he has pretty good posture and proportions for nba standards at least which can skew things. I would love shareef to meet either of you and claim 6'10" he probably wouldnt even be 3 inches taller than you
@canson maybe I am being harsh and he could be the full 6'8" or a hair over but he looks towered my his dad at times among other things I think hes anywhere from 6'7.75-6'8.25" not above the latter but I would be surprised at being above the former
Canson said on 20/Aug/19
@Christian: it’s ridiculous. Most honest people guess him 6’9-6’10 that I know have met him. Maybe in a thick sneaker he passes for it. I think he’s 6’9.5 tops
Canson said on 19/Aug/19
@Junior: I have his son at 6’8”. I don’t think Shaq is even a full 7’0” at a low. Kareem was probably 7’1.75 at a low and easily had Shaq by 2” in his prime.
Canson said on 19/Aug/19
@Questioner: lol people already say Durant is 7’1”. Nick Wright did and they feel that it is “talking Durant up” calling him 7’0” or 7’1”. I don’t get it. He’s 6’9” range and just that. Don’t see a reason why people in real life and these commentators or other players feel that exaggerating someone’s height is a compliment.
Christian 6'5 3/8" said on 19/Aug/19
@Questioner
Matter of fact, I once heard a guy who thinks that Durant's 7'1", lol. It's bad enough that some people estimate him at 6'11" or 7'0" and claim that the NBA underlisted him, but putting him at 7'1" is on another level.
Canson said on 18/Aug/19
I highly doubt that Shareef is anything over 6’8 flat at a normal low
Questioner said on 16/Aug/19
@junior your being very very safe with this one man. instead of continuing to argue show a pic where shareef looks 204 cm plus when they are standing evenly, not in motion, etc because im not seeing it we also cant see footwear
Chris Junior Hernandez 1990 said on 15/Aug/19
Going by listing here Shareef is probably 6'8 1/2 i have seem latest picture he look at most 3.75" shorter than his Shaq. The worst of worst Shaq is 6'11 7/8 and his son Shareef is 6'8 1/8.
Nik said on 14/Aug/19
352 voters agree with his claim! All the vowels appear in his name!
Questioner said on 13/Aug/19
@canson heres more Click Here shaq looks almost 4 inches taller there and his necks is slightly tilted its crazy everyone is saying hes 7 foot now. nba height inflation is absurd the guys 6'8" range at most and listed at 6'11" bet if he met durant and was clearly at least an inch shorter everyone would say durant is 7'1"
Canson said on 13/Aug/19
@Questioner: I actually said max 6’10” for Giannis. I don’t have him as low as 6’9” he easily has 5 on Kobe but I said max 6’10” in my post there on his page. Meaning I could give him that but no higher. As for Shareef, it’s hard to tell from the pic with Giannis because of the distance from one another and we can’t see anything below the waist meaning legs and posture. But based on that Shareed isn’t 6’9” but not saying he isn’t. My guess is that he’s probably max 6’8” tho.

I agree with everything you said below regarding the pics with Shaq!
Canson said on 13/Aug/19
@Questioner: I actually said max 6’10” for Giannis. I don’t have him as low as 6’9” he easily has 5 on Kobe
Questioner said on 12/Aug/19
@duhon shaq is 7 foot at most these days
you do know shareef has a noticable camera advantage and shaq is borderline bent over yet he still looks around 2 inches taller than shareef. if shareed if 6'9"+ explain this pic with 6'11" max giannis and theres no growing excuse as it was taken not even a month ago
Click Here
giannis looks close to 3 inches taller in the 2nd pic and 4+ in the first (though he has a camera advantage)
also a lot of posters here are saying giannis isnt even 6'10" like @canson
not that I agree with him but that adds to the fire of shareef not being anywhere near
this was taken last year with christopher london and I doubt shareef has grown 2+ inches since then
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I cant believe I believed his 6'9" and 10 claims earlier this year let alone last.
your being very generous with shareef by using pics where we cant see full bodies to see what footwear they are wearing as well. I dont know why you brought up lebron are you saying I said shareef would be the same height because I never implied that I know hes taller than lebron so him looking bigger with shaq than lebron is a given. im just not buying over 6'8.25" generously.
I know shareef is young thats why I was fair and tried to find fair pictures at decent angles and most of all made sure to see they were taken within the past year. I actually have more within the past 2 years. but in all those pictures where shaq has decent posture he has minimum 4 inches on him. 6'7.5" is more likely than anything in the 6'9" range let along the 6'10" he claims
Duhon said on 11/Aug/19
Shareef is only 19 so it's difficult to say when he actually stopped growing but he looks a lot closer in height to Shaq in this recent pic than LeBron ever did when they played together for comparison Click Here I'd say he looks more 6'9"+ range here.
Questioner said on 11/Aug/19
@canson also funny people use pics like this to say hes 7 foot now... even though shaq looks at least 2 inches taller here with a disadvantageous angle at that. and we cant see footwear. Click Here
Questioner said on 11/Aug/19
@canson Im starting to think hes 6'8" max at first I was thinking maybe up to 6'8.5" but im starting to think thats generous as in a lot of pics the difference between me and my 6'2" friend is less than the difference between him and shaq. I pointed this out but he looks close to 3 inches shorter than giannis and can look as a much as 5 inches shorter than shaq at times
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I think absolute best case for shareef is 6'8.25" but honestly I personally think hes 6'7&7/8"
viper said on 10/Aug/19
Rob what would you say Shaq's head size is
Editor Rob
He doesn't have a big head, given his height, but 10 inch range is probably what it would measure from what I've seen
Canson said on 9/Aug/19
@Questioner: Shareef Abdur Rahim? I think he’s under 6’8”. He’s listed at 6’9” in the league when he played

Oh you mean Shareef O’Neal. 6’8” probably
Canson said on 7/Aug/19
Ewing is closer to the camera in that one pic
Questioner said on 7/Aug/19
@canson
@rob
im new to posting here but what do you estimate about shareef he claims 6'10" and is listed at 6'11" but thats crazy to me
he doesnt look much above 6'8" and sometimes looks weak 6'8"
Duhon said on 6/Aug/19
Patrick Ewing is looking at least 6'11" next to Enes Kanter here Click Here
Canson said on 6/Aug/19
@Junior: KG is probably flat 6’11” at a low or he could go below to 6’10 7/8 maybe. I’ll stick to 6’11”. Shaq could’ve been 6’11.75 at a low but have been 7’ during the day
Chris Junior Hernandez 1990 said on 5/Aug/19
@Canson 6'11 7/8 is 213cm on the dot so you agree Shaq is this low? KG i atually buy him 6'11 1/8 (211.1) low because i remember when Shaq and him play together that was an inch between them but Shaq footwear was thick kinda like not under 3.5cm and KG often wear normal kind of basketball sneakers like abit over 1".
Canson said on 3/Aug/19
@Junior: peak Shaq that would be close. I estimate weak 7’0” especially since Kareem was around 7’1 7/8 and Wilt 7’0.75 or 7’0.5
Chris Junior Hernandez 1990 said on 31/Jul/19
213cm is what i aways thought on Shaq. 6'11 7/8th inches.
Canson said on 20/Jul/19
@Roderick: Shaq May have been telling the truth. He may not be 6’11” flat but he could’ve been 6’11.5-7’ at a normal low peak. As for Stern peak he could’ve been as high as 6’5.5 but 6’5.25 I think is where he’d fall. I think 6’6 out of bed 6’5.25 at a low. Today solid 6’5” at a low next to eric Gordon and Ryan Anderson
Roderick said on 18/Jul/19
Shaq did say he was 6'11" on the Howard Stern Show but he might have been trolling.

Howard asked Shaq how tall his girlfriend is, Shaq replied "5'8", 5'9"" and Howard told him thats a good size for him.

Howard asked Shaq if he hated being tall and Shaq said "I used to, but not anymore." And Howard said how dispite not being anywhere as tall as Shaq was, he hated being tall.

The black girl said how Shaq is probably the only person who doesnt lie about their height in the NBA and then they brought up a joke how Magic Johnson was one of them who did lie.

Shaq came to Magics defense by saying Magic was 6'9", but they of course laughed and Howard told Shaq that he was taller than Magic and he's only 6'5".

Shaq said "that means you're 6'9" then." And Howard kept insisting he was 6'5". Shaq asked Howard to stand up and Shaq said, "youre about 6'6 or 6'7" and Howard again said he was 6'5" and Shaq kept insisting Howard was 6'7" (in a laughing matter) and the girl said they were going to measure Shaq now bc they believed he might be lying about his height and then Shaq said "Alright, im 6'11".

They laughed and Howard asked him why so many people lied about their height in the NBA, and Shaq explained that the 7'0 mark is so desired for everyone and that everybody wanted to be that tall.

Also Howard was lying about being taller than Magic, bc in the clip of the two together, Magic clearly edged out Howard.
Canson said on 15/Jul/19
He’s at most 7’0”. Wilt had him by a bit and Kareem by 2”. There’s a fair chance he dips into 6’11” range in the afternoon and evening
Importer said on 11/Jul/19
Legit 6ft...cough..7ft
Space said on 19/Jun/19
I’m 6’1.5” and I look taller next to a true 7footer han The Rock does next to a true 7’0 Shaq. So, either Shaq is truly like 7’3”, or the Rock is shorter than everyone thinks.
Importer said on 18/Jun/19
Shaquille should play Halo's Masterchief in a movie imo. I mean he is an actor as well...
Jtm said on 15/Jun/19
to be honest he looks like he's tiptoeing in that picture with johnson lol.
Canson said on 14/Jun/19
Wilt probably only had Shaq by an inch. Kareem had him by 2”
Vegas' said on 13/Jun/19
Duhon Shaq looks 7+ inches taller than Magic there.

Here is video of Garnett and Shaq. While Shaq is closer for most of video he still makes a 6'11 guy like Garnett look quite short Click Here

Shaq 2 inches shorter than Wilt..that would make him 6'10.5 as Wilt measured 7'0.5 in the 80s.
Canson said on 7/Jun/19
@Ellis: agreed on Shaq. He’s a good 2” shorter than Wilt who was 7’0.75
Duhon said on 7/Jun/19
Shaq still dwarfing Magic Johnson Click Here
Junior Hernandez 1990 said on 6/Jun/19
Camera advantage make Porzingis much taller. Shaq is 1" shorter than him. Click Here If people don't know how to see it please suspect their footwear as the second possible which Shaq had the tendency sometimes to wear flat footwear now that gave a little under 0.75 inches.
Ellis 6'8 said on 4/Jun/19
@Sotiris Gravas: I agree on that, I hope you are talking about Shaq lol, he is 6'11.5-75 like I said before.
@Canson: I agree, I have Kristaps as a solid 7'2 in the morning, 7'1 for an ultimate low, he never really leaves that 7'1 range. I saw a picture of him and Joel Embiid, who him at a 7'0.5 listing is generous for a low, that would mean he is half an inch shorter than Porzingis which is not correct. I have Embiid at 7 for a low, maybe a touch lower, Kristaps is definitely taller.

Porzingis: 7'1.25(Maybe 7'1.5)
Embiid: 7 maybe a little lower, he is almost taller than every 7'1 listed player, some are the same height as him.
Boban: As listed, 7'2.25
Sotiris Gravas said on 2/Jun/19
@Ellis I doubt Porzingis was standing straight w/ Shaq. He's max 6'11.75", maybe as low as 6'11.5" IMO.
Canson said on 2/Jun/19
Kristaps May be 7’1.5 but I doubt over
Canson said on 30/May/19
@Ellis: shaq has admitted to being 6’11 range before but he looks a weak 7’ imho
Ellis 6'8 said on 28/May/19
At lows of course I mean. Kristaps is 7'2 in the morning I would guess, he is roughly 6 inches taller than me. Shaq is definitely still over 7 foot in the morning, he is still a 7 footer, he just dips a little under it at a low.
Ellis 6'8 said on 28/May/19
@Sotoris Gravas: How tall do you think Kristaps Porzingis is? You said maybe 7'1.25 barefoot. There are somethings going on in that picture, Kristaps looks like he is leaning in, where Shaq is standing upright. Porzingis is a huge guy, he is listed at 7'3 and he dwarfs Kanter in that picture. The verdict, I have a near two inch difference between Porzingis and Shaq. Porzingis is 7'1.25 and Shaq is roughly 6'11.5 maybe 3/4.

Kristaps Porzingis is not taller than Boban, I saw a game between Latvia and Serbia, Boban was a bit taller but not by much. I can't wait to see them play next year against each other, the two tallest in the NBA, if Tacko is not drafted, although I want him to be.
Sotiris Gravas said on 25/May/19
@Canson 6'9.25" Enes Kanter and height-loss Ewing... Click Here His listed height was 7'0" and Google has him at 7'1", but was always 6'10" peak height.

Enes w/ Shaq... Click Here

Enes w/ maybe 7'1.25" barefoot Porzingis... Click Here

Shaq w/ Porzingis... Click Here

Shaq w/ 8'11.09" Robert Wadlow... Click Here

Enes and Wadlow... Click Here



Just for fun, 7'0" (not 7'2") Olivier Richters w/ Wadlow... Click Here
Canson said on 15/May/19
For those who kept saying Ewing was 6’11, he was not much taller on stage tonight than Kyle Kuzma who was 6’8” morning height (6’7.5 likely in the afternoon). Ewing is likely what the poster Robert Broome pegged him at 6’9” and change today max 6’10 flat at his peak. Look closely when the last four teams remained and they were all on stage during the lottery
Jtm said on 4/May/19
interesting picture but also depends on the posture and footwear.
Duhon said on 3/May/19
In his playing days he always looked well over an inch taller than strong 6'11" kevin Garnett Click Here Click Here
Canson said on 1/May/19
@Viper: it wouldn’t surprise me if he has always dipped a hair under 7’0”. Kobe at 6’4.75 looks about 7” shorter max at times not to mention when he admitted 6’11” range before
viper said on 29/Apr/19
He's still 7-0. Noel is getting a boost from his hair. It's an illusion
Jtm said on 25/Apr/19
has he lost height? he looks under 7'0 with noel.
Sotiris Gravas said on 23/Apr/19
Another look at maybe 6'9.5" afternoon-height Nerlens Noel and Shaq... Click Here (Pic is slightly tilted.)
Canson said on 17/Apr/19
@Viper: which means he is likely closer to 6’9” since it was in the morning and no guarantee it was the full 6’10”. He doesn’t look anything near it on the court next to guys like Embiid
Vegas' said on 15/Apr/19
Nerlen Noel measured 6'10 barefoot and 6'11.75 in big basketball boots

Click Here
62B said on 14/Apr/19
While in the Army I met several people who surpassed the height standard, so I decided to look it up.I found this page Click Here . It has a passage about how David Robinson was allowed in the Navy because he was 6'7" barefoot at the time of his physical, but grew to 7'1" in 4 years. I don't think this is an official Army website, but if David Robinson had been measured at 7'1" while in the Navy it would have been a barefoot measurement. Although in the US military a 7'0.5" measurement could get you a 7'1" listing as could a 7'1.5" measurement as they usually rounded up or down according to how close you were to the ideal weight for your height,when putting it in your file. Measurements would also most likely be morning. I'm not sure who was taller, Shaq or Robinson
Exile said on 9/Apr/19
Legit 7 footer.
Y07 said on 8/Apr/19
Hey Rob, i think i found the perfect example of what you will look like next to Shaq. I'm confident Sean Evans is definitely around 5'8", possibly 5'8 1/2" (can't really see the footwear unfortunately), after watching all the intros of him standing next with all the celebrities that came to the show. Here is the clip Click Here. How tall do you think Shaq looks here?
Mickie said on 31/Mar/19
@cmillzz - I agree, I think Rob has Shaq listed perfectly. A hair over 7 foot.
cmillzz said on 26/Mar/19
I actually think there’s a better chance that Shaq’s peak height (if he’s even lost any height) was a fraction over 7’0 rather than under 7’0.
cmillzz said on 23/Mar/19
would have thought Ewing was closer to 6’11, but I guess 6’10 is possible too.
Canson said on 22/Mar/19
@Height: I think they would measure those figures at some point in the day. Likely a bit earlier tho. Ewing maybe. I have Ewing solid 6’10”.
Canson said on 22/Mar/19
@Height: I think they would measure those figures at some point in the day. Likely a bit earlier tho
Height said on 21/Mar/19
Mutombo: 7'1.25" or 216.54 cm
Shaq: 6'11.86" – 7'0" or 213 cm – 213.36 cm
Robinson: 6'11.66"– 6'11.75" or 212.5 cm – 212.73 cm
Ewing: 6'10.28" – 6'10.5" or 209 cm – 209.55 cm
Hakeem: 6'9.89" or 208 cm
cmillzz said on 18/Mar/19
7’0 is fine
rawdshaq said on 8/Mar/19
@Sotiris Now that I look it again you're right. I think Shaq is currently 7 feet and Kareem is 7 1/2"
Junior Hernandez 1990 said on 4/Mar/19
Click Here Shareef O’Neal should have stop growing but still look at least 3.25" shorter than Shaq. Go by listing if Shaq was 7'0 1/4 then his son should be 6'9 1/4 max although get both
6'9-6'10 listing from some sites.
Canson said on 27/Feb/19
@Rawdshaq: Kareem admitted he’s shrunken today tho and in that pic he doesn’t look 2” taller than Shaq. To be honest Shaq does due to the angle only. Peak though he was 2” taller minimum. Shaq May only be 6’11 range now
Sotiris Gravas said on 27/Feb/19
@rawdshaq Kareem and 7'4" Tacko Fall... Click Here

Kareem and Artis Gilmore... Click Here Click Here

Artis w/ Tommy Burleson and James Donaldson, all around 7'2" peak height... Click Here
Burleson admitted that his true barefoot height was indeed 7'2".


In other words, Kareem is definitely not still a solid 7'1 7/8", as you put it. Which means Shaq is not as tall as you think. Rob still lists Kareem at that height as a form of respect. It's not his current height.
rawdshaq said on 26/Feb/19
@Sotiris That picture shows that Kareem is still 2 or more inches taller than Shaq. Kareem is still a solid 7'1 7/8" like he claimed
Sotiris Gravas said on 23/Feb/19
I feel bad for this 7'8" teen who suffers from Sotos syndrome. While I don't have this, "Sotos" is a diminutive/nickname of my first name. He wears size 24. Small world. Click Here
Christian 6'5 3/8" said on 22/Feb/19
@Sotiris
I'm in a similar situation as you. I wear 14 but I can fit into 13.5's, but they're very rare to find. Most shoe brands don't even produce 13.5's.
Sotiris Gravas said on 21/Feb/19
Kareem might be 7'0.5" now... Here he is w/ Shaq (2019)... Click Here
Sotiris Gravas said on 21/Feb/19
@Christian Holy (expletive)! I just saw that 6'7" Kevin Love wears a size 19. Now, that's big.
Sotiris Gravas said on 21/Feb/19
@Christian Not really. I'm currently wearing size 15 sneaks, but I'm more 14.5. The thing is, different brands all fit differently, and as we age (I'm turning 47 very soon), our feet get bigger and longer due to weight gain and fallen arches. Also, some brands are bigger than others, made from a last w/ a bigger toe box, or made wider. Do you wear large shoes that impresses the ladies, LOL...? I heard that Andre the Giant actually wore wrestling shoes that were longer than necessary so as to give off the impression that he was indeed a giant.

At 6'7", Magic Johnson (no pun intended) wears size 14, and 6'10.25" Chris Bosh only wears size 14.5, same size as Bill Russell (6'9 5/8"). You'd probably be shocked that Kareem wore a size 16 and Wilt only wore a 15. (As shocked as I was 'cause I just looked it up, along w/ the term "toe box.") TBH, the only guy's shoe size that I always knew was Shaq's big 22 (22 actually being my second favorite number). Actually, that's not entirely true b/c I remember Andy Richter (peak height 6'1") saying on his show that he wears a size 14, to which Conan expressed surprise and admiration, LOL. (For what it's worth, I also happen to know that Taylor Sift's fave number is lucky 13.)

Now that I think about it, there's this relatively tall male soap opera actor, whose name escapes me, that is somewhat embarrassed about his size 9 -- spoke about it publicly -- and therefore wears shoes that might be 2 sizes bigger...
FLEX said on 20/Feb/19
Jabbar & Shaq
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Christian 6'5 3/8" said on 19/Feb/19
@Sotiris
What's your shoe size? I imagine that it must be huge since you're 6'7".
Canson said on 18/Feb/19
@Sotiris: if that’s a morning height for Sheed it’s not as early as some guys. He doesn’t look less than about 6’9.5 usually
Sotiris Gravas said on 18/Feb/19
Just for fun, here's Shaq's shoe last in comparison to the one for Queen Elizabeth II:
Click Here

Whereas Shaq wears a size 22, Yao Ming wears a size 18 (same size as DeAndre Jordan and Kevin Durant). A lot of really tall guys don't always have big feet... Rasheed Wallace (6'9.75" barefoot morning height) wears size 13.


Imagine having to buy shoes if you're "The Tallest Man in America," 7'8.3" Igor Vovkovinskiy, w/ a shoe size somewhere between a 22 and a 26 (his feet and toes are unusually shaped due to having worn shoes that didn't fit, requiring 16 surgeries).

Luckily, Reebok "stepped in" to provide him w/ several pairs of size 2410E shoes at no charge (at a cost to them of around $25,000)... Click Here , Click Here , Click Here Click Here


This is what a size 12 looks like next to a Shaq 22 (16 inches long)... Click Here
Canson said on 13/Jan/19
@Junior: agreed Melo is definitely a legit 6’6” at worst case
Canson said on 12/Jan/19
@Dream: the lowest I could buy for Shaq is upper 6’11” range since he stands to lose a lot at that size. He can look weak 7’ next to kareem or Wilt at times
Junior Hernandez 1990 said on 11/Jan/19
@Canson Click Here Carmelo look at least 6'6 here by looking at the top of his head but 6'4 Keith Booth head is atually closer to the camera. Carmelo still having high chance to be 6'6 1/8 candidate at his low.
Dream(5'9.5") said on 9/Jan/19
@Trevor M

He measured 7'0". Those doorways are a lot higher.

Also, my dad saw Shaq at Disney World, and he said it was easy to see him out of a crowd, 'fifty' miles away.
joe### said on 20/Dec/18
Ops shaq 7´0-7´0.25
joe### said on 18/Dec/18
shaq 7´0-70.25
shareef 6´8
bol bol 7´0.5-75
Rising - 174 cm said on 17/Dec/18
I'm still sticking with 6'11" for Ewing. I wish there was a good pic of Ewing and Melo somewhere. That would answer some questions. I'm surprised there isn't since Melo was the biggest Knick star since Ewing.
Canson said on 16/Dec/18
@Rising: 6’10 flat is fair imho. He may dip below it late in the day which is how he got 6’9.75 but that’s close enough. I ageee on Melo. He’s not less than 6’6”. Better chance of being a little over than under it. He actually can look taller than 6’6” at times. He had about 1.5” on Kobe in pics and other times prob 3cm
Rising - 174 cm said on 14/Dec/18
As for Ewing and Robinson, I'd be surprised if there was any more than an inch difference like the difference between their listed heights. Maybe it's just me, but Ewing gives a much shorter impression in his Georgetown days than the 90's, imo. I don't necessarily think he grew either, but 6'10" flat would be much easier for me to buy just seeing Georgetown Ewing.
Rising - 174 cm said on 14/Dec/18
Duncan can look 6'10" sometimes. It was reported in papers though that Duncan surprisingly measured 6'11" without shoes. This was posted not long ago on one wrestler's page. Surprising that he measured taller than he had been listed. He would have been 20 when they updated the media guide in his senior season and 21 just before the pre-draft camp so actually more believable than Durant growing at 22+ since Durant looked a minimum 2" shorter than Dirk in the 2011 season. I don't know whether Duncan's was an early measurement, though. Possibly the same thing with Smith since he could have been rounded up from 6'9 3/8" or he just could have been an hour or so out of bed. Remember, it's not a big stretch for a near 7 footer to shrink 1.5" in a day. In short, I believe Duncan did measure 6'11"(or just under) since he was already the undisputed number 1 pick so no reason to falsify it, but if it was an hour out of bed then he'd be down to more like 6'10"-6'10.5" range later. Sprewell was reported to have measured 6'4.5" in 1992. I didn't know this when I saw him and just guessed 6'4". I didn't think he was under that, but I was more prone to overestimating really tall people rather than underestimating. I know I didn't think he was 6'5" like he was listed and I was probably inches away from him at one point.

@miller: Scottie is slouching and seems to be further from the camera. He also might have shrunk at nearly 50 in the pic considering his back problems, though I doubt he's under 6'7". I think Melo at 6'6.25" is spot on, though. Maybe shrinking slightly below that at his low, but I agree with Canson, not under 6'6" at any time of the day.
Canson said on 13/Dec/18
@Miller: I think Viper was saying Melo looked short in the pic. He’s said before that Melo is 6’6”. He looked 6’6 with Merriman. He also looks 6’6” in person
Canson said on 12/Dec/18
@Viper: agree on both Smith and Duncan. I think Duncan has always been 6’10” barefoot. And Smith a solid 6’9” barefoot. Maybe he was in between and got the boost to half but his low looked 6’9” next to 6’4” Latrell Sprewell
miller said on 12/Dec/18
Viper melo with 6.7 scottie pippen Click Here
Canson said on 11/Dec/18
@Rising: from what I’ve seen Robinson would edge Ewing. I would’ve had 1.5” between them honestly. At least 1.25”.
Canson said on 11/Dec/18
@Viper: I would be very very surprised if Melo is under 6’6”. I doubt he’s any shorter than Scott Van Pelt. Maybe it’s that particular pic. Williams actually looks over 6’6” in that pic if Booth is 6’4” but I wouldn’t be surprised if he and Melo are similar.

@Rising: yea when I estimate it’s always at a normal low but not an extreme low as that’s not something you hit every day. So for me, I had Melo as not going below 6’6” in person at a low. I’m not sure about 6’6.25 but that’s a possibility. I would say Kmart 6’8.5 though if Melo is 6’6” flat then Nene could be more like 6’9.25.
Canson said on 11/Dec/18
@Viper: I would be very very surprised if Melo is under 6’6”. I doubt he’s any shorter than Scott Van Pelt. Maybe it’s that particular pic. Williams actually looks over 6’6” in that pic if Booth is 6’4” but I wouldn’t be surprised if he and Melo are similar.
Rising - 174 cm said on 10/Dec/18
@Canson: Maybe as far as the Dream Team photo, but it does seem to me like the top 3 are all on the same rows. Karl Malone looks roughly 6'8" compared to 6'10" Laettner and if we see Ewing with 6'11" Greg Oden: Click Here and then David Robinson with Oden: Click Here It's not too far farfetched Ewing was actually close to Robinson's height, especially seeing the flat loafers Ewing wore while Robinson wore sneakers that day: Click Here And 6'4.5" measured Jamal Crawford only reaches Ewing's upper lip here! Click Here He looks like he'd have a full head on Ahmad Rashad as well if he stood straight. But as for Melo and K-Mart, that's close enough anyway. If you're going by low then 6'8.75" probably wasn't K-Mart's low, though it probably isn't near his high either so 6'8.5" is as good of a guess as any for his low. At least compared to each other, Martin, K-Mart and Nene's measurements all add up pretty well. Maybe not their low for any. I had Liam 6'3" flat, but that's because I had Chris 190 cm until Chris made a point of saying he was 6'3" rather than 6'2.75", but I can agree both are in that range. 6'3"-6'3.25" for Liam and 6'2.75"-6'3" for Chris.
viper said on 10/Dec/18
Melo is looking under 6-6 with 6-4 Keith Booth. Click Here

Compare it with Booth and 6-6 Walt Williams. Click Here
viper said on 10/Dec/18
I believe Maryland listed Joe Smith at his real height of 6-9 his freshmen year. He was measured at 6-9.5 the next year which is probably a round up from 6-9.25.

And also Wake Forest listed Tim Duncan at 6-10 at the same time, his real height. He was listed at that his entire time in college.
Canson said on 10/Dec/18
@Rising: the dream team photo isn’t any good imho because we can’t see ground level.

As for Kmart and Melo that’s definitely a possibility. Actually Kmart holds up ok against Nene in the pic below. Not sure if that’s 6’8.75 but I could buy as I mentioned before 6’8.5 for Kmart compared to Melo. Problem is Kmart’s stance inhibits being able to estimate them as well as we would like. But Melo also holds up ok with Nene. He doesn’t look less than 6’6” either imho. I don’t know if it’s a case where one or more of those guys actually is right st the measurement or if they’re all just within 1/4” or at worst 1/4” below it. But Melo is one of those guys like Liam Hemsworth imho. Looks 6’6” minimum despite a 6’6.25 measurement which could also be a max. which is what I guessed for Hemsworth that he’s 6’3” flat minimum 6’3.25 max

I can easily buy 6’9” range for Both Olajuwon and Ewing. Ewing is definitely closer to 6’10” than Hakeem but I could see both being in that zone. I guess if 6’9.75 is what I have for a low for Ewing then 6’10” is fair. I don’t think Ewing was less than that peak.

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Canson said on 10/Dec/18
@Rising: the dream team photo isn’t any good imho because we can’t see ground level.

As for Kmart and Melo that’s definitely a possibility. Actually Kmart holds up ok against Nene. Not sure if that’s 6’8.75 but I could buy as I mentioned before 6’8.5 for Kmart. Melo also holds up ok with Nene. He doesn’t look less than 6’6” either imho. I don’t know if it’s a case where one or more of those guys actually is right st the measurement or if they’re all just within 1/4” or at worst 1/4” below it. But Melo is one of those guys like Liam Hemsworth imho. Looks 6’6” minimum despite a 6’6.25 measurement which could also be a max. which is what I guessed for Hemsworth that he’s 6’3” flat minimum 6’3.25 max

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Rising - 174 cm said on 9/Dec/18
I actually see a bigger difference in the 3rd photo, but I think that first back to back photo is the best one. I honestly can't see K-Mart any less than his measurement with Melo, but he could struggle with it compared to 6'9.25" Nene. I see Ewing 3.5"-4" taller than Magic in the Dream Team photo: Click Here Ewing and Robinson also look pretty much the same height there. Ewing also didn't look much different with Oden than Robinson did even though Ewing seemed to have less footwear. I see a full 5" since Clyde is reaching Dream's eye level and I tend to doubt Dream only has the same length eye to head as Rob. It's not completely out of the question for Dream to shrink below 6'10", but I do think a solid 6'10" for him fits better. But for Ewing, I'd be very surprised if he were a flat 6'10" at any point.
Canson said on 8/Dec/18
@Rising: for Kmart and Melo I’m not sure if it’s that much. I would leave the door open for 6’6.25 for Melo but 6’6” is worst case imho. KMART can look 2.25-2.5 not close to 3 imho in the last photo. The first two maybe closer to 3”. KMART didn’t look as tall as NeNe in Denver and Nene was 6’9 range himself. I have Ewing at that height next to Magic Johnson if Magic stood straight it looks like it’s around 3”. 6’9.75 is where I have him no less thoug and Olajuwon is somewhere strong 6’9” imho. Yea Clyde wouldn’t be as high as a solid 5 below Dream but 4.5 is about right. His head is tilted and still the crown is close to his eye brows. I wouldn’t be surprised if it’s 6’9.5 vs 6’5 or 6’5 vs 6’9.25. I have Carter at a solid 6’5 maybe 196 but that seems high to me. I think a classic 6’5 looks good for him.
Rising - 174 cm said on 7/Dec/18
@Canson: I wouldn't guess Ewing below 6'10.5" myself. I could see him at that if Pippen really was a flat 6'7", but I'm not so sure about that. I always figured Clyde was about 6'5.5", but definitely somewhere in the 6'5" range. However, I see 5" between them. This full back to back pic is as good as it gets: Click Here That's a 5" difference comparing them in pixels, which makes sense since I'd be surprised if Dream didn't have a 5" eye to head. Bare minimum 4.5" if Dream had a normal eye level, but Clyde reaches even lower in these pics: Click Here Click Here I can't see Howard as tall as Dream either, not after he looked around an inch shorter with perfect posture side by side in that full pic during the photoshoot of Houston Rocket big men. Good idea to compare K-Mart to Melo. I found a very good back to back full pic and a couple of more media day photos: Click Here Click Here Click Here Martin does look his 6'8.75" measurement next to a 6'6" Melo. As for Carter, I don't know. I lean towards the 6'5.5" measurement since he can sometimes look it, but other times looks a flat 6'5". He is a sloucher, though and he looked taller than Kobe: Click Here You can tell he'll still be taller in that photo even without the tilt.
Michael 5'10", 178 cm said on 6/Dec/18
Shaq was a little bit shorter than Wilt in this prime, so this is a good listing for him atm.
Canson said on 5/Dec/18
@Rising: I have mine a bit less.

Mourning to me looks like he is favored (imho). He would be 6’8” range

Ewing (I agree close to 6’10) 6’9.75
Dream 6’9-6’9.5 (he looks same size as Howard) Howard can look taller in some pics as well that I’ve seen
Martin: not sure how tall he is. I could buy 6’8.5 or .75 some times but could buy 6’8” ish others next to melo. I can’t find a good pic of them together.

I have Drexler as 6’5” and Dream is 4” taller than he is. I also have Vince Carter as a solid 6’5” and he’s 4” shorter than Dream. Carter wasn’t quite as tall as a peak Dr J. He looked max 6’5” on the court imho. I never thought he was any taller than that even when he first came in I was in high school and began realizing how players were fudged as I played ball myself and was listed 6’4 when I was 6’2 range, 6’5 despite being 6’3” at one point then 6’5 at 6’4”.i was also 6’6 listed in college and am closer to 6’4”. Bet if I had gone to the Combine, if it were early morning or I had laid around all day until it LOL, I would either measure right at 6’4.75 or be rounded to 6’5 possibly depending on how early. This despite being 6’4.25ish
Rising - 174 cm said on 4/Dec/18
@viper: I agree, it's weird, but Mourning measures up much better to Bosh at the recent HOF inductions: Click Here No more than an inch shorter. At first I thought Mourning was favored there, but the difference in head size is believable rather than disproportionate because Bosh has always looked to me like a guy with a long neck and relatively small head. Also, Ray Allen measures up surprisingly well to Bosh at that event: Click Here

@Canson: Martin is leaning more, but then Mourning looks clearly taller so at the absolute worst, they'd be the same height, imo, but I do think Mourning is the taller man from that and in general. I don't know the difference on the court between LJ and Mourning except that LJ always looked unusually undersized when playing the 4 and not even tall when at the 3 while Mourning was undersized for a center, but not ridiculously so even in the era of the 90's and early 00's when the NBA was still big. So I'd think there was more than just 3" between them. The absolute lowest I can see Ewing is a solid 6'10" at a low, but he didn't look 3" shorter than Mutombo so I really think he is or was about 7' in shoes. Similarly, I think Dream had to be 6'10" and certainly taller than Howard. I'd say that full pic is the best one of them and Dream's advantage is clear there, but Dream even edges Howard when Howard is visibly closer to the camera: Click Here and another full pic where Dream is taller: Click Here Dream also had more like 3" on Lebron and Pippen rather than just 2" and Clyde Drexler also consistently just reached Dream's eye level, but no higher and Dream's eye to head had to be about 5". Not as good of a pic, but 7'1.25" measured Hasheem Thabeet doesn't look like he'd be more than 3" taller: Click Here As for Ewing, it's clear he had more height on Pippen and Magic during the Dream Team era than just 3", much less below that and he was only slightly shorter than David Robinson and an overweight, middle-aged Ewing with bad knees was still as tall as Greg Oden.
Canson said on 24/Nov/18
@Yusuf: KAT’s height is tough to gauge. I still think he’s 6’9 range. Look at him with Jahlil Okafor who shows 6’9.75 pre draft. Provided he didn’t grow. But for reference the pre draft measurement is early morning so Okafor likely isn’t much more than maybe 6’9.25-.5. It’s possible KAT or Okafor did grow a fraction as I doubt KAT is under 6’9”. I have him 6’9-6’9.5

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Canson said on 24/Nov/18
@Rising: with KMART not sure if that’s an afternoon height for him or if Mourning is really taller than him. Kmart appears to be leaning more than Mourning. As for LJ and Mourning that was their difference on the court was around 3” imho. I could see LJ at about Christian’s height 6’5.25-.375 at a low maybe just 6’5.25 but prob not less prob not 6’5.5 at a low either. As for Ewing and Dream, I have Dream 6’9” and Ewing at 6’9.75. I’ve seen pics where Howard looks taller than Hakeem as well. That’s a lot to do with camera tho as the one where Dream is taller if you switch them Howard will be taller
viper said on 24/Nov/18
Alonzo is weird. He certainly looks 6-8 max with 6-10 Bosh. Then he can look a good 6-9 with others.
Rising - 174 cm said on 23/Nov/18
I have to disagree on a few things, but I'll agree Mourning looks more 6'8.5" than 6'9.5" in that pic if Bosh didn't grow past his 6'10.25" and I can't argue that is a good picture, but Mourning himself is leaning in with Martin: Click Here Notice Mourning's completely bald head comfortably clears Martin's 1/8" or so hair. Maybe Martin is dropping a bit more, but with both leaning in, I'd still conclude from that Mourning is taller and certainly no shorter. And then there's the Russell pic. I take in game photos with a grain of salt for comparing height and the LJ pic is no different. You can see others where LJ only reaches his eyebrows or even his eyes. Here's one example: Click Here LJ is also closer to the camera there, but like I said, I don't read much into in game photos one way or the other, otherwise, you'd have photos like this one: Click Here

And I don't believe Ewing is a flat 6'10" because he's clearly taller than Hakeem, who is taller than Dwight and I believe a legit 6'10" himself: Click Here Full pic, side by side, Howard standing perfectly and still visibly shorter. Now Hakeem and Ewing: Click Here If Dwight really did grow to 6'10" then I'd give Hakeem more than 6'10" flat. Compare Mourning to Mutombo in your photos and he sure isn't more than 5" shorter and Ewing isn't 3" shorter. More 4" and 2", respectively. It's possible 6'9.5" was an early measurement for Mourning, but he'd still be more than just 6'8" flat in that case and he can look the 6'9.5" such as with Russell and Martin. And I do believe Mutombo is taller than Shaq, but come on, you know the angle in that pic is way too high. Even considering Mutombo is dropping some height, Mourning doesn't look as short as 6'8" in this media day photo with Mutombo either: Click Here
Canson said on 23/Nov/18
@Yusuf: I’m not sure to the T. He doesn’t look more than 6’9-6’10 at his low
Yusuf b said on 21/Nov/18
Anyone know Karl Anthony towns eaxct height barefoot ? I feel like he’s 6’10.5 morning and maybe 6’10 flat in the evening ?
Canson said on 21/Nov/18
@Rising: I have to disagree. Martin is learning (arms behind back). If Martin really is that tall then they’d be awfully close. Most I could buy for Mourning is 6’8.5. LJ probably isn’t a full 6’5.5 at a low but he is at least 6’5 in person

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Sotiris Gravas said on 20/Nov/18
Shaq and Dikembe Mutombo (who Rob has at 7'1.25")... Click Here

Also, Alonzo Mourning really is around 6'8", not 6'9". Here he is compared to 6'10" Patrick Ewing and Mutombo... Click Here , Click Here

Alonzo and Rodman... Click Here

Alonzo (w/ a little tiptoe action) and 6'10.25" Chris Bosh... Click Here


I used to think Patrick Ewing was around 6'9" seeing him next to 6'9" Dwight Howard, but that's b/c Howard had actually grown to 6'10". Problem solved.
Sotiris Gravas said on 19/Nov/18
Shaq and Trump, from a different angle... Click Here

This is a fun one of both men... Click Here

In all seriousness, I'm assuming that Shaq has his shoes custom made. Obviously. That said, look at the size of those heels... Click Here That's a GIGANTIC heel.
Rising - 174 cm said on 19/Nov/18
@Sotiris: There are many pictures of Shaq and Mourning taken on flat ground: Click Here Click Here Click Here Click Here

The only time Shaq doesn't look a minimum 4" taller is when he's at some sort of disadvantage like being further from the camera. I don't believe Mourning is 6'8" flat either. For one, Trump has a camera advantage and Mourning is leaning noticeably yet Trump doesn't even reach his nose. We can assume Trump was about 6'1" 11 years ago. Mourning also clearly looks taller than 6'8.75" measured Kenyon Martin in this full pic: Click Here It's also difficult to reconcile a 6'8" flat Mourning with this 2000 pic with Bill Russell: Click Here
Mickie said on 18/Nov/18
I've also seen 7 footers IRL. One guy who was 7'0 and another who was 7'1" (a college basketball player). It's hard to even gauge their height. I'm 6'3" and some change, and I think my precision on guessing heights of people I meet in person who are between 5'6" and 6'7" would be better than heights outside that range.
Canson said on 18/Nov/18
@Sotiris: I agree that Mourning is 6’8 range not 6’9”. Drexler is 6’5 and that’s not as much difference as you would see between 6’5 and 6’9.5 (even if we called that a morning measurement still 6’9). With Donald trump that’s not a 9” difference it’s less than 8” imho. Larry Johnson is a strong 6’5 guy and was not 4” shorter than Mourning that’s 3”

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Sotiris Gravas said on 17/Nov/18
Shaq and Trump (2007)... Click Here

6'8" Alonzo Mourning and Trump... Click Here

Alonzo and Shaq together... Click Here
Shaq had a footwear advantage... Click Here

Shaq and Drexler... Click Here
Alonzo and Drexler... Click Here
Canson said on 17/Nov/18
@Christian: exactly but a lot of shorter guys wish they were taller so they would encourage you to “be 6’7” or claim. They don’t know how much is enough or when to say when meaning they may disagree on 6’7” being undesirable whereas for me 6’6 is undesirable let alone 6’7+
Christian 6'5 3/8" said on 15/Nov/18
@Yusuf

Yeah, 6'7"+ is seen as undesirable by most guys, but there are some who desire it like Ellis. He's already 6'6"-6'7" but wishes he grows taller.

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