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Jimmer Fredette signs with Shanghai Sharks in China

Jimmermania has officially gone global. According to international basketball reporter David Pick on Tuesday, former No. 10 overall pick Jimmer Fredette has agreed to a deal to play in China next season with the Shanghai Sharks, the team owned by Yao Ming. Source: Jimmer Fredette, former #10 overall NBA draftee, agreed to sign in China with Yao Ming owned Shanghai Sharks. ...
Via Larry Brown Sports
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Why Yao Ming was called by the wrong name his entire NBA career

2016 Hall of Fame inductee Yao Ming is without peer -- a 7-6 giant from afar who was a large part in turning the NBA into a truly global product. While he wasn't the first NBA player from China -- that distinction goes to Wang Zhizhi -- he was the first to become a true superstar. On the court, Yao helped lead the Houston Rockets to multiple playoff berths, and he made the All-Star...
Via FOX Sports
July 19, 2016  |  Discuss

Yao Ming was too shy to tell people he should be called ‘Ming’

Former Houston Rockets superstar Yao Ming will be inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame in September. While his career was shortened by a foot injury, Yao was still one of the most dominant big men in NBA history during his prime. Or, we should say, Ming was one of the most dominant big men in NBA history. In a piece he wrote for The Players' Tribune this week, Yao gave a glimpse...
Via Larry Brown Sports
July 19, 2016  |  Discuss

Meet the 'Iranian Hulk,' the laughably huge 24-year-old powerlifter

You know how Yao Ming makes everyone he stands next to, even fellow NBA players, look extremely small? 24-year-old Iranian powerlifter Sajad Gharibi, whose upper body is approximately the same size as a giant redwood tree, is the same way for people of average height.Gharibi, nicknamed the "Iranian Hulk" and "Persian Hercules", went viral after people discovered his incredible Instagram...
Via FOX Sports
June 28, 2016  |  Discuss

Houston Rockets: Rockets’ best player, Yao Ming (7) vs. Calvin Murphy (10)

Before I go any further, I have to give credit where credit is due. I did not come up with this idea. Fellow isportsweb writer Tyler Hayward did a tournament for the best Michigan State coaches and I thought it was a great idea. If you’d like to check out his tournament, you can find the articles here. Now on to mine about the best Houston Rockets players. Each poll will be open...
Via isportsweb.com
June 03, 2016  |  Discuss

Report: Yao Ming to be inducted into Basketball Hall of Fame

Yao Ming has done so much good for basketball on and off the court, and his impact will be recognized with the ultimate individual honor: enshrinement in the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports reported Wednesday, citing league sources, that Ming will be part of the 2016 Basketball Hall of Fame class. He was voted in through the international...
Via NESN.com
March 30, 2016  |  Discuss

Shaq, Yao, Iverson headline Hall of Fame nominee list for 2016

The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame has announced its list of eligible candidates to be potentially inducted in 2016, and headlining the list are legendary NBA figures Yao Ming, Shaquille O’Neal and Allen Iverson. All three megastars are being made eligible a year earlier than normal, as the Hall adjusted the wait time from five years to four. This was likely done so...
Via Sportsnaut
December 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Shaq and Yao Ming are Hall of Fame eligible one year sooner after rule change

Thanks to a rule change, you might see some of your favorite basketball legends in the Hall of Fame one year sooner. Scott Howard-Cooper of NBA.com reports the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame is planning to change its eligibility rules, which will reduce the wait time by one year, allowing players to be inducted four seasons after retirement opposed to the five. The process before...
Via The Comeback
December 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Former Rockets Star Yao Ming Being Sued for 16 Cents Over Fish Oil Endorsement

We here all the time about completely ridiculous lawsuits in the United States, but as it turns out folks in America are not the only ones that sue just for the heck of it. No, people in China do it too. Just ask former Houston Rockets star Yao Ming.He's being sued for what amounts to 16 cents by one man in China.@AmazingSprtsPicThe man--Feng Changshun--took a fish oil supplement...
Via FatManWriting
May 19, 2014  |  Discuss

PHOTO: Yao Ming dwarfs regular-sized guy sitting next to him

You already knew that former NBA player Yao Ming, who stands at 7-foot-6 inches tall, was much larger than other humans. But the below photo, taken at the NBA All-Star Game, is absolutely ridiculous. Yao’s hand is the size of the smaller guy’s entire head.  The size-difference here is incredible. pic.twitter.com/lz5PmpBkrm — Kami Mattioli (@kmattio) February 17, 2014
Via College Spun
February 16, 2014  |  Discuss
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