Originally posted on FOX Sports  |  Last updated 1/16/12
Not content with owning a basketball team, studying business and making wine, China's former NBA superstar Yao Ming has now become the youngest -- and tallest -- legislative adviser in Shanghai. The 31-year-old was formally accepted as a member of an advisory body to Shanghai's legislature at the weekend -- a position that entitles him to make proposals for possible new laws, the official China Daily reported. A photograph printed by the newspaper shows the 7ft 6in (2.29m) Yao towering above other newly selected members of the advisory body -- his latest venture since he formally retired from the Houston Rockets in July. "Raising proposals is very serious business and I do not want to be hasty," Yao was quoted as saying. Since July, Yao's busy schedule has involved him going back to school for a university degree in business management and helping manage the Shanghai Sharks, a Chinese basketball team. In November, he also set up a company to sell his own brand of wine using gra...
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