Shaq admitted his true height

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Shaq admitted his true height 

Post#1 » by Scubetrolis » Thu Oct 4, 2012 11:45 pm

While on Howard Stern, Stern questioned Shaq being 7'2 like the NBA said. Shaq said he was measured at 6'11 and they told him they exaggerate to make them seem larger then life (WWE anyone? wtf)

So does this bother anyone else? What are these peoples true heights? The world may never know...
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Re: Shaq admitted his true height 

Post#2 » by nate33 » Thu Oct 4, 2012 11:51 pm

I never heard of him being considered 7-2. I always thought he was 7-1.

He's probably 6-11 barefoot, which makes him 7-0 or maybe 7'-0.5". Not really much of an exaggeration.
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Post#3 » by TripleC » Thu Oct 4, 2012 11:52 pm

nate33 wrote:I never heard of him being considered 7-2. I always thought he was 7-1.

He's probably 6-11 barefoot, which makes him 7-0 or maybe 7'-0.5". Not really much of an exaggeration.
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Post#4 » by Jase » Thu Oct 4, 2012 11:56 pm

nate33 wrote:I never heard of him being considered 7-2. I always thought he was 7-1.

He's probably 6-11 barefoot, which makes him 7-0 or maybe 7'-0.5". Not really much of an exaggeration.


This sounds likely.

Dude really wants to keep people talking about him.
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Post#5 » by Bodhi » Thu Oct 4, 2012 11:57 pm

Everyone's height in the NBA is exaggerated by a few inches. It starts in high school were they claim to be a few inches taller to the colleges recruiting them and it keeps going from here.

I can't find the full video, but if you watch Howard Stern on Magic's talk show, they're the same height and Howard is 6'5. Someone in the audience even calls him out on it.
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Post#6 » by Nolimit1211 » Fri Oct 5, 2012 12:01 am

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Post#7 » by Darain » Fri Oct 5, 2012 12:32 am

^ Still makes Durant 6-11/6-12
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Post#8 » by Omar CominYo » Fri Oct 5, 2012 12:36 am

3 INCHES IS SUCH A HUGE DEAL TO ME

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Post#9 » by C-izMe » Fri Oct 5, 2012 12:39 am

Yes because every player is 2 inches shorter than they say.
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He was measured at 7-1 barefoot and either every player is lifted by 2 inches in barefoot listing or your lying.
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Post#10 » by M4P » Fri Oct 5, 2012 12:47 am

It's not out of the ordinary for someone to grow an inch or two from 19 - 38.
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Post#11 » by kooldude » Fri Oct 5, 2012 12:50 am

Shaq was measured 7'1 barefoot at the combine.
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Post#12 » by gethigh » Fri Oct 5, 2012 12:58 am

just like Barkley being "6'6"
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Post#13 » by MacGill » Fri Oct 5, 2012 1:01 am

This is a really old interview and if memory serves me correctly, he was just messing with Howard. Ideally it started because Howard stated to O'Neal that he wasn't that much taller than himself. I believe Howard is 6'8-9 btw. That is when Shaq said I am really just 6'11. Take it for what you will.
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Post#14 » by MaceCase » Fri Oct 5, 2012 1:01 am

kooldude wrote:Shaq was measured 7'1 barefoot at the combine.

Are you going by Draftexpress? Because they have a bit of a disclaimer on 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.

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Post#15 » by Sc0pe92 » Fri Oct 5, 2012 1:03 am

C-izMe wrote:Yes because every player is 2 inches shorter than they say.
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He was measured at 7-1 barefoot and either every player is lifted by 2 inches in barefoot listing or your lying.


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Post#16 » by Dipper 13 » Fri Oct 5, 2012 1:17 am

Everyone's height in the NBA is exaggerated by a few inches.


It is true the majority of players now have inflated heights, though Shaq is not one of them.

There are at least 3 players we know of in the last 35 years who are actually taller than their officially listed heights, Walton, Garnett, & Durant.



Below we can see West in his 70's (listed at 6'2), standing next to a man who was once officially listed by the NBA at 6'7.


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Re: Shaq admitted his true height 

Post#17 » by MacGill » Fri Oct 5, 2012 1:31 am

Dipper, wasn't there a hotel room pic of Shaq/Walton? I think it may have been another good one for each other size.

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Re: Shaq admitted his true height 

Post#18 » by ndnow » Fri Oct 5, 2012 1:35 am

They do this in all sports including baseball.
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Post#20 » by Dipper 13 » Fri Oct 5, 2012 1:50 am

Dipper, wasn't there a hotel room pic of Shaq/Walton? I think it may have been another good one for each other size.


Not that I know, but there are these photos below from Shaq's rookie year. I believe Walton (and Kareem) may have been closer to 7'3. On the other hand Ewing (like Hakeem) is not a true 7 footer.


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