Wilt was exactly 7ft 1 and 1/16th. We had a special apparatus built by a scientific team at Temple University Hospital to measure him and all subsequent players....luke jackson was 6ft 9. Wilt made Luke look like nothing.
- Wilt's Physician
"I'll bet anyone I'm not 7-1...I guarantee it. I'll lie down over there [on a long polished wood table] and I'm willing to have you measure me"...[A 76ers official produces a measuring tape while Wilt took off his shoes and laid down...It measured 84.5 inches from head to toe...."84½ inches! That's 7-½! I told you I wasn't 7-1. You all didn't know I've been this little for so long."
News Journal, 1980
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