Rubio reminds us Yao Ming is still tall

Yao Ming is tall, but Minnesota Timberwolves point guard Ricky Rubio has reminded us just how tall, in case we had forgotten.

During his visit to China last weekend, Rubio shared a photo on Instagram of his meeting with the former Houston Rockets center.

Rubio, at 6-foot-4, barely reaches the shoulder of Ming, who stands 7-foot-6.

Earlier this year, Ming also met up with Houston Texans’ star defensive end J.J. Watt.

But even the NFL’s defensive player of the year looked tiny in comparison when standing side-by-side with Ming.

While it may have been a thrill for Rubio to meet with one of China’s biggest stars, I’m sure he’s glad he will not be having to go up against Ming in the NBA.

Ming retired in 2011 after spending nine seasons with the Rockets.