Let's pay homage to the college years of Steve Francis

I had heard of the legendary Len Bias. Joe Smith somehow went No. 1 in the NBA Draft. But the first person I’d ever cared about in college basketball from the Maryland Terrapins was Steven D’Shawn Francis.The Life and Times of Steve Francis is a roller coaster ride filled with incredible highs and scary lows, and on his 40th birthday it feels necessary to remind myself how I...
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February 21, 2017  |  Discuss

Simone Biles posts hilarious picture with Shaq

What happens when you put 7-foot-1 Shaquille O’Neal and 4-foot-9 Simone Biles next to each other? Hilarity happens.Biles posted the highly amusing image on Twitter, as the two met at Super Bowl LI in Houston. It should be noted that Biles is wearing heels and she still barely makes it past Shaq’s waist.This is not the first time that Biles has posed with a significantly taller...
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February 05, 2017  |  Discuss

James Harden leaps into Yao Ming’s arms at jersey retirement

It’s a shame that Yao Ming and James Harden never got to play alongside each other as Houston Rockets teammates. Harden joined the team just one year after Yao called it quits and retired, so we weren’t able to see what that potential pick-and-roll would’ve looked like, unfortunately.Yao got his No. 11 jersey retired by the team on Friday night during halftime of their game...
Via The Sports Daily
February 04, 2017  |  Discuss

WATCH: Yao Ming Introduction Video - Houston Rockets Jersey Retirement Ceremony The intro video put together by the Houston Rockets to honor Yao Ming and open up the jersey retirement ceremony on 2/3/2017.
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February 03, 2017  |  Discuss

15 great moments from Yao Ming's Hall of Fame career

For a lot of NBA players, their greatness is only confined to the 94 x 50-foot hardwood floor. For Yao Ming, however, his impact extends far beyond any stadium he played in; and that’s saying a lot. Yao came into the league in 2002 as a quiet giant trying to make his way in a foreign country with very little knowledge of the language or culture. He left as a big reason behind...
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September 08, 2016  |  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...
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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

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...
March 30, 2016  |  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 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

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. — Kami Mattioli (@kmattio) February 17, 2014
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February 16, 2014  |  Discuss

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