The average height of a man is about 5' 9 or 1.8 meters and the average height of a woman is 5 feet 4 inches or about 1.65 meters. 

I thought it would be interesting to see how Yao Ming, towering at 7' 6 (2.29 meters), would look standing next to people of average height.






Michael Jordan (6' 6) at the all-star game with Yao Ming.

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Yao on a tour in Africa.

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Yao standing next to a 4' 11 waitress.

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Watching the game while injured sitting next  to his translator.


 Yao Ming, 5th from right.

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This infographic shows how tall Yao Ming's children would be based on the heights of both he and his wife.

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Awww...Yao has a groupie. 

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Arnold Schwarzenegger is 6' 2


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Chinese movie stars


 Yao Ming sitting at a political conference.

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Muggsy Bogues at 5' 3 was the shortest basketball player in history.


Yao with other basketball greats.

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Yao going for a morning jog.

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 Shaquille O'neal with Christina Aguilera and Yao Ming

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 Yao with Rocket's trainer.


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In China, he's known as 黨的生命先生 which roughly translates to: "Mister life of the party"


Yao Ming and with his wife Ye Li who is 6' 3.

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Yao Ming during an interview.

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Yao Ming with his custom-made bicycle.

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