How tall is Shaq?
Shaq is an absolute monster of a man. This retired American basketball star stands at 7 feet and 1 inch tall (216cm) and Shaq weighs 325 pounds (147kg).
Shaq was the heaviest basketball player ever to play in the NBA. He had a career that span 19 years, where his size and strength proved to be advantages on the court.
Shaquille Rashaun O’Neal was born in New Jersey on March 6, 1972. Shaq remains estranged from his biological father, Joseph Toney. Toney also had a flare for basketball and was an All State guard in high school. However Toney was a drug addict and was imprisoned for drug possession when Shaq was a young child. It is said that Toney and Shaq have never spoken and Shaq has expressed no interested in a relationship with him.
Shaq started his rookie season with the Orlando Magic. Shaq finished in the top 10 in scoring, rebounding and blocks. Shaq is a notoriously bad free-throw shooter, Shaq focused on trying to get more of his points on the power slam, and hearty NBA centers quickly learned to try to foul Shaq rather than give him an easy shot. It was 1996 when Shaq signed the biggest contract in NBA history. Seven years to earn $120 million with the Los Angeles Lakers. This same year the US Dream Team won gold at the Olympics with the help of Shaq.
Shaq has won three-time member of the All-NBA Third Team 1994, 1996 and 1997 and a two-time member of the All-NBA Second Team 1995 and 1999, and had earned a place on the All-NBA First Team (1998). In 2000, Shaq was named the NBA’s Most Valuable Player.
Still just interested in how tall is Shaq? Shaq height is 7’1” or 216cm.
Shaq Height Comparison
Here is Shaq towering over 5’5” Earl Boykins in the NBA. Boykins is short for a guy but Shaq’s extreme height makes him look like a child
Nikki Alexander is standing at 5’2”, slightly below average height for a female. Look at her compared to Shaq below. His monstrous height is so clear here.