Yao Ming Speaker Profile
Retired Center for the Houston Rockets
Yao Ming Biography
Yao Ming was born September 12, 1980 and is a retired Chinese professional basketball player who last played for the Houston Rockets of the National Basketball Association (NBA). At the time of his final season, he was the tallest active player in the NBA, at 2.29 m (7 ft 6 in).
Yao, who was born in Shanghai, China, started playing for the Shanghai Sharks as a teenager, and played on their senior team for five years in the Chinese Basketball Association (CBA), winning a championship in his final year. After negotiating with the CBA and the Sharks to secure his release, Yao was selected by the Houston Rockets as the first overall pick in the 2002 NBA Draft. Yao was selected to start for the Western Conference in the NBA All-Star Game eight times, and was named to the All-NBA Team five times. He reached the NBA Playoffs four times, and the Rockets won a first-round series in the 2009 postseason, their first playoff series victory since 1997. However, Yao missed 250 regular-season games due to foot and ankle injuries in his final six seasons.
He is one of China's best-known athletes, with sponsorships with several major companies. His rookie year in the NBA was the subject of a documentary film, The Year of the Yao, and he co-wrote, along with NBA analyst Ric Bucher, an autobiography titled Yao: A Life in Two Worlds.
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Posted on 4 February 2016 | 4:40 pm
Among the instructors for the Basketball Without Borders camp for top global teen players to be staged over the NBA All-Star weekend, will be retired Chinese NBA icon Yao Ming. 43 boys and 10 girls representing 27 nations will be traveling to Toronto for the February 12-14th camp at Mattamy Athletic Centre. Leading players from the Eastern and Western conferences will be meeting February...[Read More]
Posted on 16 July 2015 | 8:02 pm
Retired Houston Rockets center Yao Ming will be meeting with over 1,400 secondary school students and teachers on July 16 to provide some inspiration and positive reinforcement for them. The eight-time NBA All-Star will be discussing some of his personal experience playing basketball with the listeners and telling them about the biggest highlights of his career. In addition to that, Ming...[Read More]
Posted on 14 May 2014 | 8:39 pm
The National Basketball Association (NBA) has announced that it will stage it's first-ever Basketball Without Borders Asia Training CAmp in Taiwan next month. Announced in conjunction with the International Basketball Federation (FIBA) and Chinese Taipei Basketball Association (CTBA), the program will take place June 13-16 in Taipei and will be headlined by three NBA players, John...[Read More]
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