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Yao Ming

An Enduring Legacy in the World of Basketball

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At Madame Tussauds, three girls and a boy happily mimic holding a basketball in front of Yao Ming's wax figure. His impressive height, emphasized by shooting a basketball in the background, highlights his title as the tallest Chinese NBA player.

Fun Facts about Yao Ming:

Yao Ming, a cherished figure in NBA history, is well known for his achievements on and off the basketball court. He was named China's most influential athlete in 2006.

  • At 7 feet 6 inches (229 cm), Yao Ming holds the title of the tallest player in the NBA All-Star Game.
  • Along with his towering stature, he donned shoes of an impressive EU52 size, measuring 33.4 cm (Bigger than a 2L Soda Bottle!).
  • Yao Ming departed from the CBA with four records to his name: the highest number of career dunks, career blocks, season blocks, and game blocks. All of these records remain unbroken to this day.
  • Yao Ming thrived as a member of the Houston Rockets for nearly a decade after being the first international player selected with the overall first pick in the 2002 NBA draft.
  • He was also selected as an NBA All-Star five times throughout his basketball career.
  • Yao Ming worked as a commentator for CCTV shortly after he retired from the NBA.
  • In 2012, Yao Ming established his wine brand using grapes from Napa Valley, now called the "Yao Family Wines".
  • Yao Ming was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 2016.

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