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Yao Ming

• 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