Yao Ming's career is a what-if question.
The biggest what if Yao is afraid to answer is where he would fit in the current NBA.
Shaquille O'Neal is famous for lamenting the end of the traditional center. Yao is too as he looks at the landscape of the current NBA. And since Yao would be playing if not for chronic foot injuries that ended his career in 2011, he really knows...
Despite injuries cutting his career short, Yao Ming still had a very successful run in the NBA, tallying 19.0 points and 9.2 rebounds per game in 15,818 career minutes.However, in a recent interview with Karan Madhok of Slam Magazine, Ming discussed a variety of basketball topics, namely how he would perform in the modern day NBA of floor-spreading lineups."I’ve thought more...
A tweet from Darren Rovell at last night’s NBA All-Star Game confirmed that a man sitting next to retired Rockets center Yao Ming was his agent. The 7 foot 6 Chinese sensation played in the NBA from 2002 until 2011, all with Houston. This hilarious photo shows just how gargantuan Yao is, as his agent looks like a toddler 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
In another edition of Yao Ming stands next to short people, one Redditor by the name of Zoidberg decided to post this photograph of Yao standing next to his girlfriend.
Let us note, the girl in the picture is only 4’11 and Yao Ming is 7’6:
In case you didn’t want to do the math on the size difference, it’s two feet and seven inches!
Rocket fans sure do love Yao Ming.
How much so? So much that bride Jacqui Vivanco and groom Mike Hertlein commissioned a pint-sized version of the former center to share on their special day.
The cake was made by famed bakery Charm City Cakes chronicled on the Food Network's hit program Ace of Cakes.
With Yao standing at 7' 6" in real life, thank goodness the cake...
For most married couples, their wedding cake is one of the most important things to have perfect on their big day. Recently, a married Houston couple by the names of Jacqui Vivanco and Mike Hertlein had a special cake made for their big day in the shape of former Houston Rockets center Yao Ming. Below is just a few photos of the Yao Cake…. The cake itself was made by “Charm...
THE LONG AND SHORT OF IT
J.J. Watt is by no means a small man. In fact he is a very large fella and clocks in at a solid 6′ 5″, 295 lbs. However, perceptual contrast is everything especially when you take a photograph of him standing next to 7′ 6″ Yao Ming. This is a great photo but it doesn’t compare to Yao’s time in Africa or him playing golf. Great lunch with @yaoming today. Have a feeling...
Not much really you can say about the hilarious video below of Yao Ming needing two hacks to get the ball up on the green from close by, just that it’s not surprising that a guy who stands 7’6″ might struggle playing a game better designed for a person of more average height. The video [...]
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C IS FOR COOKIE
Former NBA superstar Yao Ming recently did a Oreo commercial that is being shown in China currently. The commercial stars Yao and a cute kid.