When you’re a 7’6″ retired pro basketball player with long legs that glide you through life’s many luxuries, to the world, you may appear invincible. But what happens when the gift that carried you to fame becomes your setback? This was the reality Yao Ming recently faced as he was videotaped entering the passenger side of an SUV, and, despite his attempts, could not seem to fit.
The struggle is palpable as Yao is seen balancing a hot drink in one hand while trying to contort his legs to sit in the front seat of a Lincoln Navigator. After a short pause, he appears to admit defeat, and retreats to the back seat.
The video, filmed in the US, has made a mild splash on Chinese social media, where “many netizens have shown concern about whether America’s cars are big enough for Yao Ming,” according to CCTV. Because if America, Land of Leg Room, cannot accommodate the famously tall star, who can?