Yao Ming, J.J. Watt Photo: Former NBA Center Makes Houston Texans Star Look Tiny (PHOTO)

Yao Ming was once the biggest star athlete playing in the city of Houston, Texas -- both literally and figuratively. Now it seems as if Texans star and 2012 NFL Defensive Player of the Year J.J. Watt is the biggest star athlete in Houston.

But when these two got together for lunch on Tuesday, there was only one big man.

According to the Houston Chronicle, Yao, listed at 7'6, was in Houston for the NBA All-Star game this weekend. Watt, listed at 6'5, tweeted the photo of the two together causing some to marvel at how short the former NBA All-Star made him look.

The Big Lead wrote in its headline that Ming "made J.J. Watt Look Like J.J. Barea." NFL Shutdown Corner wrote that Watt "looks like a middle schooler next to" Ming.