Basketball is a game of heavy-bodied athletes who have towering heights of more than the average individuals in any other sports world. Most of the players are over 6 feet in height, which is a sight to witness whenever you see teams colliding in the squared court.
We often see rookies and newbie fans complaining that they have unrealistically large feet size apart from a perfect height. It’s either the same feeling or your curiosity has brought you here. Whatever the case, we assure you that you are not the only one with unrealistically giant feet.
Some players have feet size twice as the average size of American men. We are about to discuss the players having a shoe number equal to or greater than 18. We have compiled the shoe numbers from authentic sources, so read through the article and enjoy it.
NBA Players with the Biggest Shoe Sizes
Howard is considered one of the most talented basketball players in the NBA. His body structure is solid and gigantic enough to block most of the shots and passes from the opponents making him the best defender in the current lot.
Just like his body size, his shoe size is also bigger than the average basketball shoe size. He is the first player to break into the size 18 criteria.
The Brooklyn Nets superstar DeAndre Jordan has the popular surname attached to his profile. Even though his stats have not been as prolific as Michael Jordan, he leaves Michael behind in one aspect: the shoe size.
DeAndre has a shoe number of 18, which is complementary to the height of 6 feet and 11 inches. Jordan indeed looks like a man when he jumps inside the NBA ring. He can intimidate anyone with his structure, especially the feet.
Are you surprised to see Durant making this list? We know you will surely be. The reason is that there are players who are physically stronger, taller, and bulkier than Kevin, but the fact is that Durant leaves the majority of them behind when it comes to the feet size.
He wears a shoe size of 18, which is equal to the size of Jordan and Howard. A player with an average of 27.4 points per game and a physique as strong as hulk is not common these days.
A smiling veteran who was loved by fans and opponents alike. Yao Ming had to retire after a foot injury that he sustained prior 2010 season.
He a ridiculously high height of 7 feet and 6 inches, which is far greater than all the other players competing in the current NBA circuit. What do you think will be the feet size of someone as big as Ming?
Your guess cannot be precisely accurate but let us tell you that you guessed it around number 18. If your estimate was 18, then you were right.
It’s been almost 10 years since Robin Lopez is playing in the NBA circuit. He rarely had a consistent squad in his career where he has played for 6 different teams.
You might not see a lot of consistency in his performance either, but there is one thing that is consistent in him: his shoe size of 20. We still hope that he will utilize his physique and shoe size as an added advantage against the opponents.
One of the most prominent future players to look for in the Nets dugout, Brook Lopez, is considered to have the franchise’s biggest feet. Unlike his brother, Brook has a consistent team to play for.
On the contrary, the shoe size is something that both the brothers have in common. Brook Lopez, just like his brother, wears a number 20 shoe inside the basketball court.
How can we make a list of the giant feet basketballers without mentioning the gigantic Lanier?
Retired in 1984, Bob Lanier has not worn his basketball shoes, but that does not mean that Bob’s shoe size goes unrecorded. The shoe size of nearly 22 was considered the largest for decades when he retired.
The famous Shaquille, known for his match-winning performances in almost all of the 20 NBA seasons that he has played, is definitely the man with the largest feet on the basketball court.
If you follow WWE, you would have seen how tall Shaq looked in front of giants like Big Show, Kane, and the Great Khali. On record, O’Neil wears the shoe of a shy over number 22, which is almost double the average size of American men.
Honorable Mention: Andre Iguodala
Andre does not make it to the list as he has a size of either 17 or 16.5. The main reason for inducting him into the honorable mention is that he is not as tall as the other competitive players.
He has a height of 6 feet and 6 inches, but the thing that compelled us to mention him on our list is that having such a large foot as an average height is something amazing.
Usually, you would expect the player to record a height of at least 7 feet to have the largest feet, but Andre has proven us all wrong.