Yao Ming is really tall

Yao Ming (R) and NBA star Tracy McGrady watch the Yao Foundation Charity Game, sponsored by the charity foundation initiated by former Chinese basketball star Yao Ming, during the 2013 Yao Foundation Charity Game between China team and the NBA Stars team on July 1, 2013 in Beijing, China. (Photo by Feng Li/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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