Hakeem Olajuwon Height

The most important thing in a person's life is his faith and how he translates his faith into practical deeds.

~ Hakeem Olajuwon

Nigerian-American former professional basketball player, Hakeem Olajuwon is known as one of the greatest centers, as well as one of the greatest basketball players of all time.

About Hakeem Olakuwon's Real Height

Hakeem Olajuwon's official height is 7 feet and his weight is 255 lb (116 kg).

But Hakeem himself mentioned his height as 6'11" -- a total of nine times in his autobiography.

But there were rumors that Hakeem is actually "just" 6'10". Actually, these rumors sound credible because Hakeem always looked noticeably shorter than Kareem Abdul-Jabber who was 7 feet 1⅞ inches (218.1 cm) tall.

Hakeem also looked way shorter than Shaquille O'Neal who was a little over 7'½" feet in his prime.

After a few more height comparisons, we are firmly convinced that Hakeem Olajuwon was never taller than 6'10". And he may be a bit shorter than he used to be since he is now in his 60s and tall people like Hakeem usually lose height faster than the short people -- due to having more space between spinal discs for the compression to take place.

The real height of Hakeem Olajuwon is

6 ft 10 in (208 cm)

Hakeem Olajuwon posing in front of a height chart background
Big Hakeem Olajuwon

When you get to that level, it's not a matter of talent anymore - because all the players are so talented - it's about preparation, about playing smart and making good decisions.

~ Hakeem Olajuwon