Today is Hall of Fame center Yao Ming’s 37th birthday!

Yes, believe it or not, Ming is 37 while Dirk Nowitzki is 39 and Vince Carter will turn 41 midway through the upcoming NBA season.

Now, both of them were able to stay relatively healthy through their own continuing careers; Ming missed 250 games in his last six seasons in the NBA due to a series of foot and ankle injuries before he finally decided to retire.

Injuries may have ended Yao’s NBA career prematurely, but thankfully, the Internet will always let us remember how truly tall 7-foot, 6-inches is for an eternity.

As we celebrated Yao Ming’s birthday, let’s take a look at some photos to remind us all of how tall he really is!

Even LeBron Looks Up To Him:

LeBron James is 6-foot, 8-inches.

Awkward Golf Photo Of The Year:

John Daly is 5-foot, 11-inches.

The Ying And Yang Of The NBA:

We want to start your weekends off right… Enjoy this picture of Yao Ming and Muggsy Bogues.

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Muggsy Bogues is 5-foot, 3-inches.

Flip to Page 2 to see Yao stand next to a 6’5″ NFL quarterback!

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