HoopsHype Yao Ming rumors

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First, let’s do a roll call shall we? The following were present at the game, either participating in the game or watching from the sidelines: Yao Ming, Tracy Mcgrady, Joakim Noah, Metta World Peace, Luis Scola, George Hill, Kyle Lowry, Ricky Rubio, Chris Singleton, John Wall, Damian Lillard, Jrue Holiday, Chinese players Yi Jianlian, Wang Zhelin, Sun Yue, Liu Wei, Wang Zhi Zhi and super-famous Brazil and Real Madrid soccer/futbol player Kaka. Yes, that Kaka. (Bonus: Here’s a hilarious picture of Kaka with Yao and Wang Zhi Zhi from last night.) SLAM

Bryant, according to a source, pointed out that while the Rockets brought Hall of Fame center Hakeem Olajuwon with them to their meeting with Howard Sunday night, and that Yao Ming made a pitch on Houston's behalf via Skype, "there wasn't a room big enough" to hold all of the great players who had worn the Lakers' uniform. NBA.com

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Yao Ming, the former Houston Rockets superstar, believes a Filipino will someday make it to the National Basketball Association. Yao, who arrived Saturday night, said with China and other countries in Asia able to produce NBA players, it's only a matter of time before the Philippines can also make a splash into the NBA scene. "There are Iran players [in the NBA] and I believe there will be a Filipino in the NBA in the future," Yao, who said through interpreter Guo Weisheng during the Philippines-China Friendship Games presser held at the Solaire Resort & Casino in Paranaque City Sunday morning. Yahoo! Sports Philippines

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More on the birth of Baby Yao Ming, a male Masai giraffe, from the Houston Zoo's official blog: Mom Neema delivered the healthy male calf at approximately 7:10 a.m. on Monday February 25 at the McGovern Giraffe Exhibit following a 14 month pregnancy. “The calf weighs 62 kilos, about 139 pounds and stands 74 inches tall,” said Houston Zoo Hoofed Stock Supervisor John Register. Neema is five and a half years old. The proud father, Mtembei is 6 years old. Yahoo! Sports

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Yao was born in 1980 to parents who both played professional basketball, but he said he was never pressured to play. He began playing basketball at the age of nine because he was drawn to the sport. Of all the things Yao is involved in now, he said it is his family that is most important to him. "I have a daughter. Everything takes a back seat to my family," he said. "My wife runs the house." He said he's glad to have Houston and Shanghai as home bases. "When I am in Houston, I miss Shanghai. When I'm in Shanghai, I miss Houston," he said. China Daily

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