Yes, do a double-take on that one. It's no typo. The Philippines' very own 7ft 2in 2.
China's towering basketball star Yao Ming has announced his decision to retire from the National Basketball Association after a series of injuries made it impossible for him to continue to compete. Yao Ming says he's not leaving basketball, however, and will continue to work for his former Chinese team, the Shanghai Sharks as well as with his charity group the Yao Foundation. It helped him rise through China's national sports system to the NBA.
These are my top 5 best Asians to ever play the game of basketball. This includes Asians other than Chinese, Japanese, and Korean. Wang was a pretty bad player but for the list he is fifth.
American college coach Dale Brown asserted that there are more than seven-foot basketball players under the age 24 in China's sports schools and local basketball clubs. For a while the Chinese experimented with a 4-point-shot as a way of improving their shot making. The average height of the Chinese male is 5 foot 6 inches. But Chinese are getting taller.
Han, a 6-foot-9 rookie center for the Liberty, can relate to Yao — the groundbreaker for Chinese players in the N. Although Yao, who retired indid not broach the topic during their conversation, the demands for Han to follow in his footsteps are evident. During her first game for the Liberty, an exhibition win over the Chinese national team at Barclays Center on Thursday, the arena scoreboard repeatedly played ads for Han T-shirts for sale on the concourse.
This weekend our interns got the chance to attend a basketball game here in Chengdu, and experience the CBA firsthand! In the end, the local Sichuan Blue Whales emerged victorious. In China, basketball is some what of a religion with hundreds of thousands of fans rushing to any event that an NBA star will attend.
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Let's take a look at some of the stars who have emerged from the Games. In the first Youth Games, Shen was a star. With the height of 2.
JeremyLin speaks candidly about how difficult free agency has been for him. Give the man his due. He works his butt off every day, even if he's not on the floor.