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Yao Ming

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

Famous Facts

  • 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

Latest Tweet

Congratulations to the Rockets on an excellent season. This is a great team with a bright future. Houston should be proud.

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

Yao Ming