Shaquille O’Neal is seven feet and one inch tall. He’s a giant even by professional basketball standards! This is part of why he’s one of the best basketball players in history. However, he was extremely skilled, fast, and graceful for a 7 foot giant. There have ben many tall NBA players that amounted to nothing, but Shaquille O'Neal combined his height/weight advantage with his skills to become one of the dominant players in NBA history.