Breaking news: Yao Ming is really, really tall. Despite the obviousness of it all, looking at him next to just about anyone else is entertaining in its own way. This week, comedian/actor Kevin Hart proved this point by Instagramming a fictional, one hundred percent Photoshopped image of himself standing next to Yao and Shaquille O'Neal, appropriately captioned, "We look [like] the Battery Life Bars on a cell phone." Join the club, Kevin Hart.
Here is Yao with John Daly, one of the larger professional golfers (and personalities).
Here he is with tennis star Roger Federer, who, if you believe his listed height on the ATP's website, is 6-foot-1. Fed looks like an adoring character from "Honey, I Shrunk The Kids."
Hard not to look up to the great @YaoMing. Amazing athlete and national hero— Roger Federer (@rogerfederer) October 8, 2014
Here he is with 6-5, 289-pound J.J. Watt, who is a defensive force with the Houston Texans but looks as if he should still be starting for the junior varsity squad.
Great lunch with @YaoMing today. Have a feeling he could knock down a pass or two...— JJ Watt (@JJWatt) February 12, 2013
Here he is with Muggsy Bogues. Now, Muggsy -- all 5-3 of him -- has never been one to stand out in a crowd, but he looks like he could fit in Yao's pocket.
And here he is with Shaquille O'Neal. Congrats, Yao: You managed to make one of the largest human beings on the planet look like . . . well, not one of the largest human beings on the planet.