Confirmed: Lionel Messi is not as tall as Gheorghe Muresan

Gheorghe Muresan and Lionel Messi got together and the photo was great.
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By Pete Blackburn

Lionel Messi and teammates were in attendance for Wednesday night’s Wizards-Pacers game in Washington, and the soccer star got to meet former NBA big man Gheorghe Muresan. Emphasis on “big” man.

One would assume that the 7-foot-7 Muresan dwarfs most people he comes into contact with, but the former Wizards center stands a full two feet taller than the 5-foot-7 soccer star. As a result, the photo of their encounter circulating around the Internet is pretty darn hilarious.

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