Yao Ming is really tall

Yao Ming plays basketball with children during his visit a primary school for children of migrant workers at Changping District on June 30, 2013 in Beijing, China. (Photo by Lintao Zhang/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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