On Tuesday night, Watt tweeted a picture with a Houston icon even better known for swatting: Yao Ming.
The NFL's 2012 Defensive Player of the Year looks dwarfed by the former Houston Rockets center. Watt stands 6-foot-5, but looks like he's still in Pop Warner next to the 7-foot-6 Yao.
Watt had lunch with Yao, who studies economics in Shanghai and is in Houston this week for the NBA All-Star game, according to the Houston Chronicle. Watt joked that Yao could swat a few NFL passes (you know, if offensive linemen weren't taking out his knees after every snap).
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