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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.
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Shaquille O’Neal: Criticism only motivated me. For one, the reason I started playing basketball was because my favorite basketball player, Dr. J, was in a movie, The Fish That Saved Pittsburgh. Kareem was in a movie (Airplane!). You can only work on your game three or four hours a day — it’s obvious I did that because … I’m going to be first-ballot alongside A.I. [Allen Iverson of the Philadelphia 76ers] and Yao Ming.
Embiid has the potential to be a cornerstone big man the Sixers can build around with any type of personnel. The Okafor-Noel pairing doesn’t work because neither player can space the floor; Embiid takes their best qualities and takes it to another level. Embiid’s injury history is alarming; he could hobble down the same path as Greg Oden or prosper in spite of an injury-plagued career like Yao Ming, but he could also come to define the era along with Towns and Davis. Hinkie took a calculated risk with Embiid because, while it’s become trite to call a prospect a “once-in-a-generation” player, Embiid truly looked the part.
The NBA’s Houston Rockets will retire former center Yao Ming’s No. 11 jersey during next year’s Chinese Lunar New Year, which falls at the end of January 2017, according to China’s Basketball Pioneers newspaper. The paper said on Monday on its Weibo account that an unnamed member of Houston Rockets senior management revealed that the team has made a deal with Yao Ming to retire the jersey to honor Yao’s contributions to the Houston Rockets.
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Yao Ming: When I heard that I was speaking first tonight, I thought that someone made a mistake. The first speaker should be the great Allen Iverson. I need practice more than he does. First of all, I would like to thank you for giving me this great honor. Your recognition has made tonight a most memorable moment for me. Although perhaps my career ended too soon, for me I treasure each and every moment. I am grateful for my time on the court, and for your recognition tonight.