How tall is Wilt Chamberlain ?

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Wilt Chamberlain's height is 7ft 1.06in (216 cm)

American former Basketball player and actor (Conan the Destroyer). Officially measured without shoes at 7ft 1 and 1/16th.

Basketball Star Wilt Chamberlain, Member of the Los Angeles Lakers, 1973
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Oanh says on 25/Feb/15
Kareem is taller than Wilt. He's not much taller, about 1" at most. Back in the 80's, Kareem and Wilt made a commercial for TWA(airlines) about having more room for your legs. In it, Wilt says something like "Plenty of room to stretch, even if you're 7'1"...Kareem then replies "Or a little taller."
Duhon says on 4/Feb/15
james says on 4/Feb/15
Both wilt and Kareem measured 7'1 barefoot but yet in side by side photos Kareem looks about an inch taller than wilt

That is not quite correct. Wilt measures at 7'1.06" while Kareem as per this site was measured at 7ft 1.875". So there is near an inch difference and to be honest I think that is a lower end listing for Kareem.
james says on 4/Feb/15
Both wilt and Kareem measured 7'1 barefoot but yet in side by side photos Kareem looks about an inch taller than wilt
6ftMagician says on 25/Jan/15
It would be funny if the people measuring him just kinda looked up and said 'oh his head looks in line with 216 on the tape, we'll go with that' it could be a skewed angle, thus a inproper measurement. Just something to consider
MickyMike says on 24/Jan/15
Arch, at the end he got sick very quickly. He had a bad ticker which isn't necessarily going to show up in how you look. Check out his last appearance at KU shortly before his death. One of his last public appearances and he definitely looks not quite right. I believe he ended up dying of pneumonia at the end. Everyone I've talked to who ever met him (about 5 people) said he was a legit 7', probably 7'1" to 7'2" at his prime.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover says on 18/Jan/15
So Arch women are the cause of his death?
Arch Stanton says on 12/Nov/14
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover says on 15/Jan/14
Rob, would you say it's just natural that 7fters have a lower life expectancy?

Because I actually saw Wilt Chamberlain at a restaurant in Bel-Air just a few months before his death and I was amazed by how well-built and in great shape he was for not only his height but his age. He was 63 when he passed away. It just blew my mind.

Well, given his height and reported bed conquests I'd be very surprised if he could still stand straight by his later years :-)
hassan says on 8/Nov/14
7ft 0 is the best guess as he is shorter than 7ft 2 jabbar
jasperwasup says on 15/Jul/14
Wilt was same height as Kevin Peter Hall who claimed 7'2''.
Alex 6'0 says on 23/Jun/14
Rob, yea even with tape measure how do they come up with 7'1 1/16. That's such a rare fraction to see. Yea of course could have been a bit off
Alex 6'0 says on 23/Jun/14
Rob, 1/16 inch isn't even on most stadiometers that I seen. they go by 1/8 increments like yours. Would 1/16 inch be just 1 MM?
[Editor Rob: this guy wasn't really measured on a stadiometer :) More of a tape measure being used...I think there is room for error in how he was measured though.]
176,2Tunman says on 22/Feb/14
Looks every bit of 7'1 and Kareem may have been taller than 7'2 but he was measured at 7'1.625, so let's stick to it.LOL,did Wilt really had 20,000 women or was he joking?
SWINDE says on 11/Feb/14
I WAS WORKING FOR THOMAS CADILLAC IN LA IN 1976, THE BUILDING WAS 5 OR 6 STORIES HIGH BUILT IN THE 30'S, HAD A SMALL ELEVATOR WITH AN OPERATOR FOR 6 OR EIGHT PEOPLE,I WAS ALONE IN IT WHEN WILT GOT IN ON THE MAIN FLOOR,AND WE RODE UP TO THE 3RD FLOOR. I AM 6'2" HE WAS NOT ONLY THE TALLEST MAN I HAD EVER BEEN NEXT TO BUT WHAT IMPRESSED ME WAS HOW BIG HE WAS. LATER I HAD SEASON TICKETS WHEN KAREEM CAME TO THE LAKERS I STOOD NEXT TO HIM MANY TIMES, HE WAS TALLER THAN WILT BUT NOT NEARLY AS BIG, ALWAYS LOOKED FRAGILE TO ME..I WOULD PUT WILT AT 7'1 OR 2 AND KAREEM AT 7'3", BUT KAREEM MIGHT HAVE LOOKED TALLER BECAUSE HE WAS THIN.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover says on 15/Jan/14
Rob, would you say it's just natural that 7fters have a lower life expectancy?

Because I actually saw Wilt Chamberlain at a restaurant in Bel-Air just a few months before his death and I was amazed by how well-built and in great shape he was for not only his height but his age. He was 63 when he passed away. It just blew my mind.
james says on 28/Nov/13
So with shoes he was 7'2" ..theres a vid on youtube with wilt shaking shaq's hand and wilt was clearly an inch or 2 taller..shaq is 7'0 max with shoes
the shredder says on 4/Nov/13
Rob , what is .06 of an inch?
[Editor Rob: 7ft 1 and 1/16th]
LG69 says on 25/Jul/13
Wilt was 7'1" case closed. He was about 1-1.5" taller than Andre the Giant.
Mr. R says on 2/Jul/13
I saw him once in Berkeley. When he stood up, he looked close to 10 feet tall!
d says on 28/Jun/13
7ft 2
Arch Stanton says on 21/Apr/13
Shaq only 6'10??? Doubt it, he has 5 inches on Phil Jackson who ALWAYS looks a legit 6'8" guy.
Arch Stanton says on 21/Apr/13
Legit 7'1 guy, not even disputable, and is the best evidence we have of Andre the Giant being around 7'0.

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