David Luiz meets towering basketball star Sun Mingming

Chelsea defender David Luiz meets the tallest player in basketball Sun Mingming.

Chelsea's David Luiz has taken some time out from his commitments with the Brazil national team to meet Chinese basketball star Sun Mingming.

The 26-year-old defender, who stands at 6ft 2in, met Sun ahead of Brazil's clash against Zambia on Tuesday evening.

After meeting the man, who is dubbed the tallest basketball player at 7ft 9in, Luiz wrote on Instagram: "Sun Ming Ming: the tallest man in the world! The tallest man in the world ... at least that I have seen. Hahahah."

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