YAO Ming (Yáo Míng 姚明)

Judy POLUMBAUM

Basketball star Yao Ming being interviewed.

A member of the Chinese men’s national basketball team, former player on China’s Shanghai Sharks, and number one pick of the U.S. National Basketball Association draft in 2002, Yao Ming became a popular center on the Houston Rockets and China’s first professional superstar athlete with global recognition.

Yao Ming may be deemed China’s first crossover superstar athlete. Although Yao was not the first Chinese basketball player to play professionally in the….

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