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Yao Ming


“Basketball, in America, is like a culture. It is like a foreigner learning a new language”

At 228.6 centimetres Yao Ming is the tallest player in the National Basketball Association (NBA) and currently plays for the Houston Rockets in Texas, USA. He is the 3rd Chinese player in NBA history to play professional Basketball

In 2002, he joined the Houston Rockets as a center player after five years in Chinese Basketball Association and has been selected several times to play on All-NBA teams and the NBA All-Star Games

Yao purchased his former basketball club, the Shanghai Sharks in 2009. His purchase was influenced by the club’s financial problems

Born Yao Ming on 12th September 1980 in Shanghai, People’s Republic of China

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