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Yao Ming retired on this date in 2011

Yao Ming announced his retirement from the NBA on this date nine years ago. The big man from China...

What Happened to the “Next Yao Ming”? The Yi Jianlian Story

Yi Jianlian was the 6th overall pick in the 2007 NBA draft. At one point, he was the most popular player in...

Tracy McGrady on Yao Ming: “He was one of the most skilled big men”

In an appearance on the most recent episode of All The Smoke podcast with former NBAers Stephen Jackson and Matt Barnes, a...

How Yao Ming joined Bear Grylls for an adventure

Watch what happens when adventure and survival expert Bear Grylls takes former NBA All-Star Yao Ming out into the wild. 
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Five Best Foreign Players in NBA History

There have been many notable international players from a wide variety of countries in NBA teams over the years, such as Argentina’s...
Kevin Garnett

Kevin Garnett talks about Dirk Nowitzki, Pau Gasol and Yao Ming adjusting to the...

Kevin Garnett, a 15-time NBA All-Star who played primarily for the Minnesota Timberwolves, talked to Matt Barnes and Stephen Jackson for their...

The Houston Rockets become the first NBA team in 57 years to play a...

Despite the Houston Rockets 128 - 121 win against the Dallas Mavericks, it looks like Yao Ming, with his 7 ft 6...

Why did Yao Ming retire so early?

We all know him. The Giant from China. He played nine NBA seasons, retiring in 2011. He retired when he was at...

Yao Ming elected as FIBA Asia chairman

Here’s a news item that was overshadowed by countless NBA Finals developments within the past week: Hall of Famer Yao Ming was...
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Kobe Bryant, Jason Derulo and Yao Ming to headline the 2019 World Cup Draw

Kobe Bryant, Jason Derulo and Yao Ming will headline the 2019 FIBA Basketball World Cup Draw, which will take place on Saturday,...

Yao Ming revealed as 2019 FIBA World Cup ambassador

FIBA on Sunday celebrated 1,000 days to go to the Basketball World Cup 2019 in China with a special event at Beijing’s Wukesong Culture...

Yao Ming, AI and Big Shaq inducted in memorable 2016 Hall of Fame class

Yao Ming, Allen Iverson and Shaquille O'Neal were entered in to the 2016 Naismith Hall of Fame with memorable speeches, secrets revealed and three...

Yaotin’ A Fool tells Shaq to move aside

Since retiring from the NBA, Shaquille O'Neal introduced Shaqtin' A Fool and it has been a TV sensation. The Chinese Basketball Association recently held their...

Girl paints Yao using red paint and…a basketball! (vid)

A girl was challenged to paint Yao Ming using as tools red paint and a basketball. How fitting! Check the video. ...

Yao Ming goes into politics

Retired NBA star Yao Ming has added another line to his post-basketball resume -- politician -- becoming a member of an advisory...

Yao Ming retires (quotes+vid)

Yao Ming has officially retired. Watch a video from his press conference. "I had been thinking over and over. Today I...

Basketball players among best-paid athletes

Journalists at ESPN The Magazine gathered information about the best-paid athletes from 182 countries. The research revealed that there are 18 basketball players that...
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