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Yao Ming was a hard worker when he played in the NBA, but really, how tough is it score when you're 7-foot-6?
While Yao enjoyed being able to just turn and plunk the ball into the basket in his sport of choice, he has found recreational athletics to be a bit more challenging now that he's retired.
Yao joined some celebrities at the Mission Hills World Celebrity Pro-Am golf tournament in Haikou, China, this past weekend and soon discovered the frustration that all athletes have at some point with the wonderful game of golf.
Yao looked like any aspiring golf player when he went to chip onto a green partway through his round, doing the classic hack-at-the-grass-behind-the-ball before finally executing a fine pitch -- only to see the ball land well short of the green.
But, while Yao's swing wasn't quite as flawless as his footwork in the post may have been, he was not the celebrity most out of his element at the event by far. Michael Phelps, Minka Ke...
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CREDIT: EUGENE HOSHIKO/APYao Ming seems to be enjoying his retirement, though it seems like his golf game still needs a little bit of work. The below video shows Yao attempting to hit a wedge, which I assume is one of the largest clubs known to man. Yao misses the ball completely on his first attempt and follows that up with a relatively straight but very short wedge. I would...
“Yao Ming being adorable” is up near the top of the things With Leather loves most, somewhere between Phillie Phanatic human interest stories and Kate Upton outtakes. And while nothing could ever replace Yao Ming holding a panda in our hearts, the Yao Ming golf swing is coming awfully close.Everything about it is beautiful. The swing itself. The way he just stares at the ball...
Former NBA Center Yao Ming tries to start a new career in golf during his post NBA retirement. He’s so tall that it’s probably a little difficult for him to excel at a sport like golf…My advice would be to keep your head up and swing hard Yao.-TO
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