Yao Ming Rumors

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Yao Ming
Yao Ming
Position: None
Born: 09/12/80
Height: 7-5 / 2.26
Weight:296 lbs. / 134.3 kg.
With the help of Yao Ming, China won the right to host the 2019 Basketball World Cup. China beat out the Philippines in a vote at a FIBA meeting in Tokyo on Friday. “We talked openly about everything” said Kings VP of Basketball and Franchise Operations Vlade Divac of the meeting between DeMarcus Cousins, George Karl, Assistant GM Mike Bratz and himself in Las Vegas earlier this week. “I was very happy and excited about the (upcoming) season.”
McGrady, nicknamed T-Mac, is in Shanghai for the last stop of the T-Mac All-Star Series. His American all-star team will play against local side Shanghai Sharks at Pudong’s Yuanshen Stadium on Friday. The tour, which began on July 5, is probably McGrady’s last China tour as a professional. It has already visited 14 cities before coming to Yao’s hometown. “Shanghai is a beautiful city. Having been a teammate with Yao for six years, it’s meaningful to spend some time with Yao on the last stop of the tour,” he said.
In September, England’s largest wine estate, Chapel Down, raised almost £4 million ($6 million) to acquire more vineyards and build a winery through website Seedrs. Burgundy’s Domaine Chanzy went the same route to line up more than £1 million. And basketball star Yao Ming took to Crowdfunder to offer fans shares in his Napa Valley–based Yao Family Wines for $5,000 and up. Those who invest the most—he’s looking for $3 million in total—will be entitled to perks such as a VIP winemaker dinner and an invitation to the grand opening of the winery’s tasting room in Shanghai.