Photo of Joel Embiid standing next to Jose Altuve goes viral

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Joel Embiid, Jose Altuve size difference goes viral
Joel Embiid, Jose Altuve size difference goes viral. Matt O'Donnell reports during Action News at 6 a.m. on December 6, 2017.

Joel Embiid is Sports Illustrated's "Rising Star of the Year" but this photo proves his head is already in the stars.

Rising star award recipient Joel Embiid and sportsperson of the year honoree Jose Altuve pose at the Sports Illustrated Sportsperson of the Year Awards at the Barclays Center.

Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP

The Philadelphia 76ers center towered over Houston Astros second baseman Jose Altuve on the red carpet Tuesday night.

Social media couldn't get enough of the height difference at the awards ceremony.

Altuve, the American League MVP, is 5'6 tall.

Embiid is listed as 7" by the NBA - but the 76ers announce him as 7'2.


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