Resurfaced Image Shows Simone Biles Looking Like a Tiny Baby Next to 6’9 NBA Giant, Who Is Not Shaquille O’Neal


The legendary gymnast Simone Biles needs no introduction. Here incredible pool of achievements speaks for itself. The star gymnast established herself as a legend in a brief period. By winning 25 World Championship medals, she is the most decorated gymnast of all time.

Simone is the epitome of relentless hard work, perseverance, and discipline. Since she made her international debut, she has never looked back. A factor that distinguishes Simone from her contemporaries is her skills and height. Despite being comparatively shorter than other competitors, she never left a stone unturned to achieve unmatched success.

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An NBA giant makes Simone Biles look tiny

Twitter is famous for bringing back old images into circulation from time to time. Similarly, a picture posted by Simone Biles on her official Twitter account resurfaced on the internet recently. It was from an interview that she had given along with an NBA legend. She posted two pictures, giving a glimpse of the interview.

The picture she posted with the NBA legend surprised her fans. Simone looked like a tiny baby alongside 6’9″ tall NBA legend Magic Johnson. Fans were surprised to see that the NBA giant in the frame was not Shaquille O’Neal. Fans expressed their opinion in the comment section of the tweet. “ISLANDh, my goodness look at you next to him!!!!!”, commented a Twitter user.

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In the second picture, Simone is seen with her parents, Ron and Nellie Biles. Simone has always credited them for her success. She has revealed in multiple interviews the sacrifices they made to support her dream.

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Simone had to train harder due to her height

Simone Biles is 4′ 9” tall. In her book ‘Courage to Soar: A Body in Motion, A Life in Balance,’ she revealed the struggles that she had to go through due to her short height. But she chose to train harder to achieve unparalleled success in her field. Simone revealed that her coach at that time, Aimee Boormaninstructed her to train harder than other gymnasts to keep herself up with the rising competition.

FORT WORTH, TEXAS – JUNE 06: Simone Biles reacts after competing on the vault during the Senior Women’s competition of the US Gymnastics Championships at Dickies Arena on June 06, 2021 in Fort Worth, Texas. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

This instruction from her coach came after she crashed on the mat during a competition. “It was true I was short and muscular, which meant that, unlike long, lean gymnastics, I had to pay extra attention to my extensions and body shape to achieve the most graceful lines,” she wrote explaining the changes she had to make after the competition.

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