How Big Are NBA Players’ Shoes on Average?

The typical shoe size of a National Basketball Association (NBA) player is 14.81. The largest player shoe size at the time the data was collected, in 2013, was 20, and the smallest was 10.5.

According to the NBA’s website, Bob Lanier, the first overall choice in the 1970 draught, had the largest shoe size ever—a 22. Shaquille O’Neal and Alton Lister both have size 22 feet. Paul George and Isaiah Thomas, who are on the other end of the scale, are size 12. One pair of Michael Jordan’s sneakers reportedly measured 13 while the other was 13.5.

NBA players’ shoe sizes are listed in SLAM Magazine. According to its website’s data for 2013, Nate Robinson shared the largest size—20—of shoes with JaVale McGee, Brook Lopez, and Robin Lopez. The teams with the biggest and smallest shoe sizes are also contrasted.

The San Antonio Spurs had the least average shoe size at 13.97, while the Oklahoma City Thunder had the greatest average shoe size at 15.43. The most popular shoe brand among athletes, according to SLAM Magazine, which also provides information on rookie brands, players who switched brands mid-season, and other shoe-related facts.

Misha Khatri
Misha Khatri is an emeritus professor in the University of Notre Dame's Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry. He graduated from Northern Illinois University with a BSc in Chemistry and Mathematics and a PhD in Physical Analytical Chemistry from the University of Utah.


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