Former NBA star Yao Ming is taking the blame after China’s disappointing performance at the FIBA World Cup tournament.
The 38-year-old Chinese Basketball Association president immediately presented himself when reporters asked who would be responsible for China’s defeat against Nigeria 86-73 on Sunday, according to Xinhua.
The Tokyo Olympics may still be a year away, but it’s never a bad time to talk sports. Specifically, we’re talking the greatest of all time in sports, Asian edition.
Rankings are hard enough as it is, but comparing across disciplines is a different ball game altogether — which is why we totally had to give it a go. Here’s our list of the top 10 Asian athletes ever, be it on the court, pitch, pool and everything in between.
Fulfilling a promise he made to his parents when he was younger, former NBA superstar Yao Ming finally graduated from college with a degree in economics.
The 37-year-old NBA Hall of Famer received his degree along with his fellow graduates at the Antai College of Economics & Management of Shanghai Jiao Tong University on Sunday, according to NBA Hall of Famer.
Adventurer, writer and television presenter Bear Grylls took former NBA all-star Yao Ming into the wilderness to experience what it’s like to spend hours outdoors.
In the latest episode of D/Code on the Discovery Channel, the 37-year-old retired basketball player almost tried the special Bear Grylls diet, maggots, during their extreme outdoor adventure.
After an NBA career that pioneered the path for Asian basketball players, Yao Ming is now in the Basketball Hall of Fame.
Yao was honored at the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in Springfield, Massachusetts alongside WNBA player Sheryl Swoops, Colored Basketball World Champion Cumberland Posey, and NBA players Zelmo Beaty, Allen Iverson and Shaquille O’Neil.
Adventurer Bear Grylls has a new series coming up called “Absolute Zero,” and Chinese celebrities are set for casting.