Confirmed: Lionel Messi is not as tall as Gheorghe Muresan

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

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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