Yao Ming is really tall

Houston Rockets center Yao Ming (11) stretches with Strength and Conditioning Coach Darryl Eto prior to the start of their game against the Washington Wizards at the Verizon Center in Washington, D.C., Wednesday, November 10, 2010. (Photo by Harry E. Walker/MCT/MCT via Getty Images)

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It's never exactly gone under the radar that former Houston Rockets center Yao Ming is 7-foot-6, which is quite tall for a human, but the degree to which we recognize and are awestruck by his height has increased significantly following his retirement from the NBA after the 2010-11 season.

Since Yao hung up his size 18s, Internet users have marveled at photographic evidence that he is taller/bigger than a wide variety of people and things.

Dan Devine

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