Shaquille O’Neal on ‘Running Wild With Bear Grylls’: Height and Size

Tonight, retired NBA legend Shaquille O’Neal will see how he fares in the wilderness of the Adirondacks on Running Wild with Bear Grylls. According to The New York Times, the nature and bball-star duo will be “plucked by helicopter from a moving freight train and plopped into the dense forest of the Adirondacks to battle bloodsucking leeches and 200-foot rock faces as they try to make their way out of the wilderness.” But will Shaq’s massive size prevent him from crawling through the cracks and holes of the mountainous Adirondacks? Or will his size provide him an advantage as he traverses through  Mother Nature?

Read on to find out.


Height: 7’1″

Weight: 325-344 lbs

Shoe Size: 22

Vertical Reach: 12 feet 6 in; leap of 39 inches

This season of Running Wild with Bear Grylls welcomes a variety of celebrities to the show, including Julianne Hough, Nick Jonas, Courteney Cox (August 22), Lindsey Vonn (September 5), and Vanessa Hudgens (September 12). The survival skills reality series involves bringing an array of successful individuals to the wilderness to see how they handle the wrath of nature. Under the guide of British adventurer, writer, and TV presenter, Bear Grylls, guests will be put to the test in a variety of ways, from eating animal poop to eating worms.

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