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11/22/2017 5:25:59 AM

19 jaw-dropping photos of Yao Ming that make people believe that he is a GIANT

Yao Ming is a Chinese retired professional basketball player who played for the Shanghai Sharks and the Houston Rockets. He is 2.29 meters (7 ft 6 in) tall but you truly realize how big he is when he’s standing next to average sized people who seem tiny... Take a look at some post-retirement photos:

People love posing with Ming
Photos Of Yao Ming Which Show How Big He Actually Is


Since retiring, Ming has served as a delegate for the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference where he looms large.

Photos Of Yao Ming Which Show How Big He Actually Is


In a sea of reporters and photographers, Ming looks like a mountain peaking up through the clouds.

Photos Of Yao Ming Which Show How Big He Actually Is


Here is Yao Ming with Hong Kong actor Eric Tsang.

Photos Of Yao Ming Which Show How Big He Actually Is


But it is most jarring when Ming stands next to other athletes, like JJ Watt, who is 6-foot-5 and weighs 290 pounds. Watt looks like a high school football player next to Ming.

Photos Of Yao Ming Which Show How Big He Actually Is

Ricky Rubio is only an inch shorter than Watt, but looks like a child next to Ming.

Photos Of Yao Ming Which Show How Big He Actually Is


Even the 6-foot-11 Joakim Noah is tiny next to Yao.

Photos Of Yao Ming Which Show How Big He Actually Is


Shaquille O`Neal is 7-foot-1 and weighs over 300 pounds!

Photos Of Yao Ming Which Show How Big He Actually Is


The 6-foot-9 LeBron James doesn`t have to look up to to many people.

Photos Of Yao Ming Which Show How Big He Actually Is


Even when he is sitting down at a press conference Ming can make other people look tiny.

Photos Of Yao Ming Which Show How Big He Actually Is


Here Ming is greeted by Philippine Vice President Jejomar Binay.
Photos Of Yao Ming Which Show How Big He Actually Is


These four golfers never looked so small.
Photos Of Yao Ming Which Show How Big He Actually Is


This photo of golf legend Gary Player looks like it should be an optical illusion.
Photos Of Yao Ming Which Show How Big He Actually Is


Here is Yao with Allen Iverson (in the blue shirt) and John Daly (in the red shirt, but you guys knew that).
Photos Of Yao Ming Which Show How Big He Actually Is


OK, that is actually a child.
Photos Of Yao Ming Which Show How Big He Actually Is


Yao has always been tall. But when he played he was much thinner so the juxtaposition was not as jarring.
Photos Of Yao Ming Which Show How Big He Actually Is


One person Yao doesn`t make look tiny is his wife, Ye Li, who is 6-foot-3 and also a former basketball player.

Photos Of Yao Ming Which Show How Big He Actually Is


Here is Yao at a graduation ceremony at Shantou University.
Photos Of Yao Ming Which Show How Big He Actually Is


Yao is truly larger than life.
Photos Of Yao Ming Which Show How Big He Actually Is
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