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Going back to school, acquiring a stadium, Yao Ming has big plans after retirement

Back to School Plan Soon after his retirement announcement, Yao Ming revealed his plan to go back to school within this year during an interview with China’s national television channel CCTV. Although Yao himself did not say which university he would go to for further education, it was reported that Shanghai Jiao Tong University has … Continue reading

“Welcome home, Yao Ming!” Chinese media and sports executives say

The day after Yao Ming’s retirement announcement, China’s official newspaper China Daily published an article named “Welcome home, Yao Ming!”. The article said: Yao made tremendous contributions to sport, culture and commerce during his NBA years. But as he said, this is not a full stop, only a comma in his life.  Like a giant … Continue reading

Photos from Yao Ming’s news conference

Yao Ming giving the statement The news conference Yao Ming with NBA officials Yao Ming with his family Yao Ming with friends/guests to the news conference The foreign journalists

Full transcript of Yao Ming’s statement

Via China Daily Hello everyone, leaders, guests, and friends from news media, good afternoon, and thanks for coming. Today is an important day for me. For myself, my basketball career and the personal growth in the future, it has a particular meaning. At the end of last year I broke my left foot for a … Continue reading

Video: Yao Ming Announces His Retirement at Chinese Press Conference

Welcome back home Yao Ming! All the best to your new journey!

China is waiting for Yao Ming’s announcement

Last summer, millions of Americans were waiting for The Decision by LeBron. And now over 300 million Chinese basketball fans are waiting for the answer by Yao Ming in a few hours. China’s CCTV-5, the dominant national sports channel is going to live broadcast the news conference that is to be held in Shanghai on … Continue reading

Chinese fans react to Yao’s retirement news – 40.5% feel sad

Soon after Yao Ming’s retirement news came out, China’s major website Sina initiated a poll among Yao’s fans. Up to July 11th, 2:03am Beijing time, 175,679 people participated in the poll. Among them, 40.5% feel sad and believes Yao deserves more achievements, 23.2% feel calm and was expecting this to happen, and 18.5% feel shocked by … Continue reading

China Daily: Chinese Laud Yao

China Daily: Chinese laud Yao BEIJING – Although iconic center Yao Ming’s possible retirement is yet to be officially announced, Chinese hoops celebrities and fans have already begun to recall the giant’s outstanding career – along with some of his fellow NBA players.  Plagued by a series of foot injuries, the Houston Rockets’ all-star center appeared … Continue reading

The Yao Ming Effect: The end, or a new beginning?

Yesterday, the NBA league announced Yao Ming’s retirement decision, most major U.S. and Chinese media also reported the news quickly. Yao’s agent announced that Yao is giving a news conference in Shanghai on July 20 to talk about “his future career plans.” In the latest reports in English from major media as well as the … Continue reading

LA Times: Kobe Bryant Might Take Part In Exhibition Games In China

LA Times: Kobe Bryant might take part in exhibition games in China  Kobe Bryant and his agent, Rob Pelinka, are trying to put together a tour to China by NBA players, says Minnesota Timberwolves rookie Derrick Williams, who also is represented by Pelinka. The games likely would be played in Shanghai… Continue reading

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