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Yao Ming

Ming in game against the Washington Wizards in December 2006
Shanghai Sharks
Position President
Personal information
Born (1980-09-12) September 12, 1980 (age 36)
Shanghai, China
Nationality Chinese
Listed height 7 ft 6 in (2.29 m)
Listed weight 310 lb (141 kg)
Career information
NBA draft 2002 / Round: 1 / Pick: 1st overall
Selected by the Houston Rockets
Playing career 1997–2011
Position Center
Number 11
Career history
1997–2002 Shanghai Sharks
2002–2011 Houston Rockets
Career highlights and awards

8× NBA All-Star (2003–2009, 2011)
2× All-NBA Second Team (2007, 2009)
3× All-NBA Third Team (2004, 2006, 2008)
NBA All-Rookie First Team (2003)
CBA MVP (2001)
CBA champion (2002)
CBA Finals MVP (2002)
3× CBA rebounding leader (2000, 2001, 2002)
3× CBA blocks leader (2000, 2001, 2002)
2× CBA Slam Dunk leader (2000, 2001)
3× FIBA Asian Championship MVP (2001, 2003, 2005)

Career statistics
Points 9,247 (19.0 ppg)
Rebounds 4,494 (9.2 rpg)
Blocks 920 (1.9 bpg)
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com
Basketball Hall of Fame as player

Fortune cookies are a good idea. If the message is positive, it can make your day a little better.
Yao Ming
No matter whether you are new or an old team member, you need time to adjust to one another.
Yao Ming
A good leader must be fair.
Putting our ecosystem in great peril is certainly not a part of Chinese culture that I know.
Yao Ming
Everybody is improving but I am improving slowly, which seemingly widens our distance.
Yao Ming
Basketball, in America, is like a culture. It is like a foreigner learning a new language. It is difficult to learn foreign languages and it will also be difficult for me to learn the culture for basketball here.
Yao Ming
Endangered species are our friends.
I'm getting fat… because my size, I put on 20 or 30 pounds, it doesn't show very much… I'm thinking about going back to work out in a very short time.
Yao Ming
If you're going to learn a new language, you can't try to be perfect. You'll stop yourself from talking. You just have to let go.
Yao Ming
When I was young, we were taught not to dunk. We were taught not to stand out from the rest of the team. It's different now.
Yao Ming
I finished my high school. I think an educate is very, very important.