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Delonte West Signs With Yao Ming’s China Team

Delonte West last played in the NBA in 2012, when he played for the Dallas Mavericks. The veteran played for the Clippers in Summer League, in an attempt to make a comeback, but things didn’t go as planned. So what’s next for West? NBA vet Delonte West reaches agreement on 1-year deal with Yao Ming's Shanghai Sharks of Chinese Basketball Association, league source says. —...
Via BlackSportsOnline
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Delonte West reportedly signs with Yao Ming’s Chinese team

Delonte West is taking his talents to China — again. According to Cleveland Plain Dealer reporter Chris Haynes, West has reached agreement on a one-year deal with the Shanghai Sharks of the Chinese Basketball Association. The Sharks are owned by Yao Ming, who bought the team in 2009. Yao played for the Sharks from 1997-2002 […]
Via Larry Brown Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Yao Ming The Philanthropist Wants More Freedom To Spend

Yao Ming thinks China needs more freedom -- at least in one regard. The former NBA basketball star complained here on Thursday that his charitable foundation is hampered by Chinese rules limiting to 10 percent the share of contributions that can go toward expenses such as salaries for executives, office space and travel.
Via Hoops Addict
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Swag Matrix: Dion Waiters

Where Does Dion Waiters Fit Among NBA Shooting Guards? If we know one thing about Dion Waiters, it’s that he has confidence. He’s candid, he’s fiery, and he isn’t shy about speaking his mind. You get the sense that he is aware of everything said about him, and that he uses any slights as motivation. LeBron spoke of the chip on Dion’s shoulder—as an asset—at his homecoming...
Via Waiting For Next Year
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Yao Ming's Adorable Photo With A Baby Elephant - @TheBuzzeronFox

​Former Houston Rockets star Yao Ming is trying to save elephants in Africa. And he posed for a pretty awesome picture.
Via Fox Sports
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Photos: Parker hoops it up at Yao Ming’s charity game

San Antonio Spurs’ Tony Parker took part in Yao Ming’s charity basketball alongside former NBA player Shane Battier, Carl Landry, Beno Udrih, and Lance Stephenson. Here are some photos from the game. Parker has been in China to promote his new PEAK line of sneakers and has been having a good time in the process. […]
Via Project Spurs
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Video: Tony Parker steals basketball in one second from Chinese sports host

San Antonio Spurs’ Tony Parker has been in China promoting his new line of PEAK sneakers as well as having some fun along the way and getting ready to play in a charity game for Yao Ming. He also was a guest on Sina, a Chinese sports show, and the guest challenge Parker to steal […]
Via Project Spurs
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Stephon Marbury Is Playing Himself In A Chinese Play

Stephon Marbury’s bizarre, yet heartwarming Chinese adventure continues to get weirder, as the Beijing Ducks star is set to appear in a play about the team’s journey to the 2011-12 CBA (Chinese Basketball Association) championship. While Marbury will be playing himself, he’s the star of this show in name only, as he’s only appearing in a handful of scenes. In fact, he’ll...
Via Next Impulse Sports
29 days ago  |  Discuss

All-time NBA All-'Injuries Derailed My Career' Team

With the recent horrific injury to Paul George, the question for the NBA world is, will he come back the same player? We’ll also soon see 2.0 of the Derrick Rose return, and the same question looms. Here is your all time NBA All-Injured team. We look at what could have been for all of these would-be superstars if injuries had not riddled their careers.   Starting 5 PG: Anfernee...
Via Pass The Pill
August 18, 2014  |  Discuss

NBA Draft: Is Joel Embiid Still Worth a Top-5 Pick?

Joel Embiid is widely regarded as the top prospect in the upcoming NBA Draft. The Cleveland Cavaliers own the top pick, and with a need at center, it seemed as if Embiid was going to be their guy. But then this happened. Joel Embiid has suffered stress fracture in right foot and slated for surgery on Friday, agent Arn Tellem says. — Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) June 19, 2014...
Via Standing O Sports
June 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Joel Embiid has same foot injury as Yao Ming, Bill Walton

How serious is Joel Embiid’s foot injury? Unfortunately for the former Kansas star, there are some examples of superstar NBA players who have essentially been forced into retirement by the same injury he has. Bill Walton and Yao Ming are two of the more alarming examples. Embiid’s agent Arn Tellem announced on Thursday that the […]
Via Larry Brown Sports
June 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Former NBA star Yao Ming: All's possible in LA Clippers bid

Retired basketball star Yao Ming said "anything is possible" amid speculation that the former Houston Rockets center is putting together a bid for the Los Angeles Clippers with Chinese investors. Yao, who owns the Shanghai Sharks basketball team in China, is assembling a group to buy the Clippers franchise, sports channel ESPN reported on its website, citing unidentified...
Via Pro Sports Daily
May 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Seattle hold your breath: Former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer is interested in buying the Clippers

image from: forbes.com Lots of different names are being kicked around as possible owners for the Clippers, but one has popped up that is particularly interesting. That would be Steve Ballmer, former Microsoft CEO. He has been in contact with Shelly Sterling about buying the team, and unlike people like Oprah, Yao Ming, and Grant Hill, he is a guy who is a serious contender to own...
Via Pass The Pill
May 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Yao Ming denies effort to purchase Clippers

Former Rockets star Yao Ming said Friday’s ESPN report that he would attempt to put together a group to purchase the Los Angeles Clippers was the first he heard of the possibility of him being part of an effort to buy the franchise. “I just heard about it in the morning my time,” Yao said Saturday via email. “I really don’t know where this news came from.” Citing sources...
Via Pro Sports Daily
May 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Yao Ming Refutes Report He's Putting Together Group To Buy Clippers

Yao Ming refuted a report that he is working to put together a group to purchase the Los Angeles Clippers when the team ultimately becomes for sale. “I just heard about it in the morning my time,” Yao said Saturday via email. “I really don’t know where this news came from.” ESPN reported that Yao was putting together a group of Chinese investors to bid for the Clippers...
Via RealGM
May 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Yao Ming, Grant Hill Interested In Buying Los Angeles Clippers

The list keeps getting longer for potential owners of the Los Angeles Clippers, and now it includes two very recent NBA stars. According to a report from ESPN.com, both Grant Hill and Yao Ming are interested in forming separate ownership groups to purchase the team. Hill and Yao join Justin Bieber, Magic Johnson, Rihanna, Oprah, Floyd Mayweather and former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer...
Via NESN.com
May 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Yao Ming, Grant Hill Trying To Buy Clippers

Marc Stein is reporting that Yao Ming and Grant Hill are both assembling separate groups to try and purchase the L.A. Clippers. Story posting now to ESPN: Former All-Stars Grant Hill and Yao Ming both assembling separate ownership groups to try to buy Clippers — Marc Stein (@ESPNSteinLine) May 23, 2014 Grantland’s Bill Simmons first reported Yao’s interest in the Clippers...
Via Thacover2
May 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Yao Ming Working With Chinese Investors On Bid For Clippers

The Los Angeles Clippers will be bid upon by a number of parties, with Yao Ming now being mentioned as a possibility. Yao is reportedly putting together a group of Chinese investors to make a serious run at purchasing the Clippers. The Clippers are also expected to receive interest from Magic Johnson/Guggenheim Partners, Larry Ellison, David Geffen and others.
Via RealGM
May 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Yao Ming might be interested in buying Los Angeles Clippers

With the recent to decision by NBA Commissioner Adam Silver to ban Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling from the NBA and force a sale, there have been many people coming out as interested in buying the franchise. Today, the news broke that Chinese national and former Houston Rockets center Yao Ming is interested at making a run at purchasing the Clippers organization: One...
Via That NBA Lottery Pick
May 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Yao Ming Interested in Buying the Clippers

According to a tweet posted by ESPN’s Bill Simmons, Yao Ming may be attempting to throw his hat in the ring to be the next owner of the Los Angeles Clippers. One more wildcard suitor: hearing Yao Ming is putting together a group of wealthy Chinese investors to make a serious run at the Clips. — Bill Simmons (@BillSimmons) May 23, 2014
Via BlackSportsOnline
May 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Yao Ming fronting group interested in buying Clippers

It looks like the Los Angeles Clippers will be on the market sooner rather than later, as Donald Sterling has more or less given up on the fight. So, let the bidding begin! This process will likely get ridiculous, particularly if any of the rumors we’ve been hearing about potential buyers end up being true. Everyone an their mother wants a piece of the team, and the price tag will...
Via Pass The Pill
May 23, 2014  |  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

Former NBA center Yao Ming’s wine gets a high score from world-renowned wine critic Robert Parker

5TH QUARTER MAG 5TH QUARTER MAG - Exclusive sports rumors and gossip With China being a major market for the NBA, the league needed a bridge there.  In 2002, the Houston Rockets.. Former NBA center Yao Ming’s wine gets a high score from world-renowned wine critic Robert Parker
Via 5TH QUARTER MAGAZINE
March 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Yao Ming unsure he would have place in current NBA

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...
Via Bloguin Best
March 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Yao Ming unsure he would have place in current NBA

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...
Via Crossover Chronicles
March 03, 2014  |  Discuss
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