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Yao Ming is taller than people who are shorter than him, like Manny Pacquaio (photo)


In an another exciting edition of “Yao Ming Is Tall, Makes People Not As Tall As Him Appear Not As Tall” (see here), former NBA great Yao Ming, all 7-feet-6-inches of him, recently posed for a photograph alongside boxing greats Manny Pacquiao and Brandon Rios.

And, as one would expect, Yao Ming makes people who are shorter than him seem short and in doing so, he appears much taller than them. Crazy stuff.

Observe the insanity:


(image credit: Chris Farina/Top Rank)

Manny Pacquiao is listed at 5-foot-7 while Brandon Rios comes in an inch taller at 5-foot-8, meaning that math tells us that Ming is nearly a full two feet taller than both of them.

But the question remains: Would Yao Ming make Zach Galifinakis appear short, like Minnesota Timberwolves big man Nikola Pekovic once did? My guess is yeah, probably.

[H/T Ball Don’t Lie]