File Under: "The Perils of Being Giant" ... because 7'6" Yao Ming hilariously tried to squeeze into the front passenger seat of a SUV this morning -- and just didn't fit.
It's not like it's a tiny 2-door coupe ... the former NBA superstar had a massive Lincoln Navigator waiting for him -- and it still couldn't handle all 90 inches of Yao.
Eventually, Ming crunched into the backseat ... but even that was a tight squeeze.
FYI -- Yao was in NYC to promote WildAid ... a wildlife protection group that is helping to save some other creatures ... African elephants and rhinos.
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