Do you know who has the biggest shoe size in NBA history? You might be surprised to learn that it’s not Shaquille O’Neal. Keep reading to find out who holds this record!
Wilt Chamberlain holds the record for the biggest shoe size in NBA history. At a size 22, he wore shoes that were so big, they looked like boats on his feet. In fact, his shoes were so big that when he died, his casket had to be custom-made to accommodate them.
Shaquille O’Neal, who is also known as Shaq, is a retired professional basketball player who has the biggest shoe size in NBA history. He is 7 feet 1 inch tall and his shoe size is 22. He played for various teams throughout his career including the Orlando Magic, Los Angeles Lakers, and Miami Heat.
Yao Ming, the tallest player in NBA history, also has the largest shoes. His size 18s give him an incredible 28 cm (11 in) of ground coverage, making him nearly impossible to stop when he gets rolling to the basket.
Although there have been some big men in the NBA with large feet, none come close to the size of Bob Lanier.
Lanier was drafted 1st overall by the Detroit Pistons in the 1970 NBA draft. He was an immediate success, winning NBA Rookie of the Year. Lanier was a six-time NBA All-Star and average over 20 points and 10 rebounds per game for his career.
But it was his feet that set him apart from other players. Lanier wore a size 22 shoe, which is the largest size ever worn in the NBA. In fact, Lanier’s feet were so big that he had to have his shoes custom made.
Even though Lanier retired from the NBA more than 30 years ago, his shoe size still stands as the largest in league history.
Hakeem Olajuwon, also known as “The Dream”, is a retired Nigerian-American professional basketball player. He was selected first overall in the 1984 NBA draft by the Houston Rockets, and went on to play 18 seasons in the NBA, winning two championships with the Houston Rockets in 1994 and 1995. He is considered one of the greatest players in NBA history.
At 2.13 meters (7 feet 0 inches), Olajuwon is one of the tallest players ever to play in the NBA, and he has the second-largest shoe size in NBA history, at size 22 (US).