Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (7'2") looks short next to Big Bird (8'2") — but only one is a Hall of Fame NBA centre. That said, I think the yellow fella would be pretty good at boxing out in the post. In this video clip from Sesame Street, Kareem and BB teach you all about how subtraction works. Watch and learn.
PS No, "Big Bird" is not referring to Luke Schenscher.