And if you want proof that Yao is not in proportion with a normal human being, he made the NFL's defensive player of the year look like he was a little kid bothering the former Houston Rockets star for an autograph in a restaurant.
If you saw J.J. Watt on the street, you'd probably do a double take even if you didn't immediately recognize him, just because he's such a large human being. He's 6-foot-5 and 295 pounds. By any reasonable standard, that's enormous.
Next to Yao, in a cool picture of two Houston sports icons, just look at how small a 6-5, 295-pound man looks.
Yao, who is listed at 7-6, 310 pounds on his NBA.com profile page, is a full head taller than Watt (and what a head that is on Yao). Watt was already thinking of what Yao could do at the other defensive end spot for the Texans.
— JJ Watt (@JJWatt) February 12, 2013
While NFL linemen are enormous individuals, it shouldn't be forgotten how freakishly large most NBA big men are, especially Yao. Watt is right: Imagine a NFL quarterback trying to throw over that guy on the line on scrimmage.
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