Originally written on Fox Sports Southwest  |  Last updated 7/2/13
Yao Ming is still tall, but Minnesota Timberwolves guard Ricky Rubio reminds you in case you have 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 Ming's shoulder, 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 standing side-by-side. 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 up up against Ming in the NBA. Ming retired in 2011 after spending nine seasons with the Rockets.
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