When Shaquille O’Neal was born on March 6, 1972, in Newark, New Jersey, he weighed 7 pounds, 13 ounces. Shaq emerged as one of the NBA’s most dominating basketball players thanks to his height of over 7 feet.
During his junior year of high school, O’Neal started to grow quickly, and his parents advised him to take up athletics at this time. He was 6.5 feet tall when he was a ninth-grader. He was 6 feet 10 inches tall and wore a size 17 shoe that was too small for him in high school. At the height of his basketball career, O’Neal was 7 feet 1 inch tall and weighed 325 pounds when he stopped growing.
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