Incredible photo of Joel Embiid making Jose Altuve look tiny

Jose Altuve of the Houston Astros is the reigning American League Most Valuable Player, an achievement that is incredible by itself, but even more so when you remember that he is among the smallest athletes in the four major North American sports leagues, listed at 5-foot-6.

That size became even more pronounced standing next to Joel Embiid of the Philadelphia 76ers. The 7-foot NBA center made Altuve look like a small, bearded child at Sports Illustrated's 2017 Sportsperson of the Year Show on Tuesday.

Even the uncropped image is pretty incredible as Embiid even makes the 6-foot-5, 290-pound JJ Watt look ... average.

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NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 05: (L-R) Joel Embiid, Jose Altuve; J.J. Watt and Carlos Beltran attends SPORTS ILLUSTRATED 2017 Sportsperson of the Year Show on December 5, 2017 at Barclays Center in New York City. (Photo by Slaven Vlasic/Getty Images for Sports Illustrated)
US soccer player Kealia Ohai arrives for the 2017 Sports Illustrated Sportsperson of the Year Award Show on December 5, 2017, at Barclays Center in New York City. / AFP PHOTO / ANGELA WEISS (Photo credit should read ANGELA WEISS/AFP/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 05: Jose Altuve attends SPORTS ILLUSTRATED 2017 Sportsperson of the Year Show on December 5, 2017 at Barclays Center in New York City. (Photo by Slaven Vlasic/Getty Images for Sports Illustrated)
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 05: Mayor Carmen Yulin Cruz attends SPORTS ILLUSTRATED 2017 Sportsperson of the Year Show on December 5, 2017 at Barclays Center in New York City. (Photo by Slaven Vlasic/Getty Images for Sports Illustrated)
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 05: Jose Altuve and J.J. Watt attend SPORTS ILLUSTRATED 2017 Sportsperson of the Year Show on December 5, 2017 at Barclays Center in New York City. (Photo by Slaven Vlasic/Getty Images for Sports Illustrated)
Sports Illustrated Kids SportsKid of the Year Maxwell 'Bunchie' Young arrives for the 2017 Sports Illustrated Sportsperson of the Year Award Show on December 5, 2017, at Barclays Center in New York City. / AFP PHOTO / ANGELA WEISS (Photo credit should read ANGELA WEISS/AFP/Getty Images)
Professional basketball player Joel Embiid arrives for the 2017 Sports Illustrated Sportsperson of the Year Award Show on December 5, 2017, at Barclays Center in New York City. / AFP PHOTO / ANGELA WEISS (Photo credit should read ANGELA WEISS/AFP/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 05: Sports Illustrated Swimsuit model Danielle Herrington attends SPORTS ILLUSTRATED 2017 Sportsperson of the Year Show on December 5, 2017 at Barclays Center in New York City. (Photo by Slaven Vlasic/Getty Images for Sports Illustrated)
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 05: Houston Astros,Sportsperson of the Year, Jose Altuve and Houston Texans, Sportsperson of the Year, J.J. Watt attend 2017 Sports Illustrated Sportsperson of the Year Awards at Barclays Center on December 5, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by John Lamparski/WireImage)
(L-R) J. J. Watt, Chris Stone and Jose Altuve arrive for the 2017 Sports Illustrated Sportsperson of the Year Award Show on December 5, 2017, at Barclays Center in New York City. / AFP PHOTO / ANGELA WEISS (Photo credit should read ANGELA WEISS/AFP/Getty Images)
(L-R) Sports Illustrated swimsuit models Allie Ayers, Camille Kostek, Olvia Jordan and Haley Kalil arrive for the 2017 Sports Illustrated Sportsperson of the Year Award Show on December 5, 2017, at Barclays Center in New York City. / AFP PHOTO / ANGELA WEISS (Photo credit should read ANGELA WEISS/AFP/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 05: Sportsperson of the Year J.J. Watt attends SPORTS ILLUSTRATED 2017 Sportsperson of the Year Show on December 5, 2017 at Barclays Center in New York City. (Photo by Michael Loccisano/Getty Images for Sports Illustrated)
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 05: Sports Illustrated Swimsuit model Sailor Brinkley Cook attends SPORTS ILLUSTRATED 2017 Sportsperson of the Year Show on December 5, 2017 at Barclays Center in New York City. (Photo by Slaven Vlasic/Getty Images for Sports Illustrated)
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 05: Philadelphaia 76ers Joel Embiid attends SPORTS ILLUSTRATED 2017 Sportsperson of the Year Show on December 5, 2017 at Barclays Center in New York City. (Photo by Michael Loccisano/Getty Images for Sports Illustrated)
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 05: Sports Illustrated Swimsuit model Raven Lyn attends SPORTS ILLUSTRATED 2017 Sportsperson of the Year Show on December 5, 2017 at Barclays Center in New York City. (Photo by Slaven Vlasic/Getty Images for Sports Illustrated)
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 05: Philadelphia Sixers Joel Embiid, Houston Astros, Jose Altuve, Houston Texans, J.J. Watt and former Majorl League Baseball player, Carlos Beltran attend 2017 Sports Illustrated Sportsperson of the Year Awards at Barclays Center on December 5, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by John Lamparski/WireImage)
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