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Counting Down the Top 10 Greatest Asian Athletes Of All Time

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.

NBA Legend Yao Ming Keeps Promise to Parents, Finally Graduates From College

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

Yao Ming Braves The Extreme Wilderness With Bear Grylls But Couldn’t Eat Maggots

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.

Yao Ming Becomes the First Asian Player Inducted to the Basketball Hall of Fame

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.