A major part of his income comes from his sponsorship deals, as he is under contract with several major companies to endorse their products. In the first round, however, the eliminated Houston in five games. The Rockets won the first two games in Dallas, and Yao made 13 of 14 shots in the second game, the best shooting performance in the playoffs in Rockets history. In his , Yao averaged a career-high 25 points per game. He also and led his during the.
Personality and background has made him a marketing juggernaut. He was signed by until the end of his rookie season. The Rockets won 51 games and finished fifth in the West, and made for the second consecutive year, where they faced the. The following year, Yao measured 5 feet 5 inches 1. After weeks of consulting, it was decided that Yao would undergo surgery in order to repair the broken bone in his left foot. On August 6, Yao carried the into , as part of the.
Displays an almost unstoppable hook shot and turnaround jumper. I'm better than I was in Miami. He eventually signed with Coca-Cola for the 2008 Olympics. He serves as Global Ambassador and member of the International Board of Directors. It was the first time he's spoken with reporters since injuring his hamstring back on December 20th.
I believe Shaquille O'Neal was joking, but I think that a lot of Asian people don't understand that kind of joke. In the final group game, however, a 67—66 win over the reigning moved them into the quarterfinals. However, the Rockets lost their next two games, and Yao was diagnosed with a sprained ankle after Game 3. Has a great offensive repertoire. Yao finished the season averaging 17.
The food in Chinese restaurants there is different than here. Despite Yao's absence, the Rockets made the playoffs with the home court advantage against the Utah Jazz in the first round. She was born on November 20, 1981 making her 33 years of age. After playing with the junior team for four years, Yao joined the senior team of the Sharks, where he averaged 10 points and 8 a game in his. The Rockets leaned heavily on Austin Rivers with 44 minutes on Thursday night, and Danuel House was terrific with 17 points. He also had a deal with , and he successfully sued in 2003 when they used his image on their bottles while promoting the national team.
Yao's contract with the Rockets expired at the end of the season, and he became a free agent. Archived from on April 2, 2015. That was when Chinese sports officials spotted him and gave him the opportunity to take part in local school sports in Shanghai. Yao underwent a successful operation on March 3, which placed screws in his foot to strengthen the bone, and recovery time was estimated at four months. The Yao-less Rockets went on to win Game 4 against the Lakers to even the series 2—2. Archived from on April 5, 2008. Archived from on January 28, 2011.
However, manute and ming may have both be taller, but shaq had an yao chinese; Born september 12, 1980 is a retired chinese professional height, 2. Ye Li met Yao Ming at the age of 17 years in 1998 and the two dated for about 9 years before finally tying the knot in August 2007. The couple are currently blessed with their first born daughter named Yao Qinlei Amy in English. Li also influenced Yao to sign a contract for Evergreen Sports Inc. Public life Yao is one of China's most recognizable athletes, along with. With only four games left in the season, Yao suffered another injury in a game against the on April 10, 2006, which left him with a broken bone in his left foot.
Has become the assertive force that many expected him to be. Doesnt always see the defense coming. Shaquille O'Neal said Yao was very agile. However, follow-up analysis indicated that the injury could be career threatening. Offense: Gets over two third of his offensive possessions in the post.
Aug 31, 2005 - Yao Ming signed a rookie scale extension with the Houston Rockets. On July 16, 2009, Yao bought his former club team, the , which were on the verge of not being able to play the next season of the because of financial troubles. Yao's 19 points a game were the second-highest in the Olympics, and his averages of 8. Three days later, the Rockets signed former coach , who was thought to focus more on offense than the defensive-minded Van Gundy. In July 2009, Yao discussed the injury with his doctors, and the Rockets applied for a disabled player exception, an exception to the which grants the injured player's team money to sign a free agent. I just heard about it in the morning my time, Yao said Saturday via email. When Yao was nine years old, he began playing basketball and attended a junior sports school.