WHEN Yao Ming was taken first overall by the Houston Rockets in the 2002 NBA Draft, it was truly a shot in the arm for the basketball landscape in China, bringing spotlight to the sport in the world's most populous ...
May 16, 2020
DO you remember the time when Asi Taulava matched up with Yao Ming in the 2002 Asian Games?That came in October 8 when the Philippines faced a formidable China team led by a young Yao who was months away from making ...
May 16, 2020
BEIJING - Yao Ming, the former Houston Rockets star and now president of the Chinese Basketball Association, says the league has three options for resuming the season that has been on hold since Feb. 1 over the coronavirus pandemic.Yao said the league ...
May 10, 2020
NBA
TOKYO - Yao Ming could be the man in the middle if the NBA and China are going to mend fences.Yao is a former Houston Rockets great and a basketball Hall of Famer. At home, the towering center is even larger as ...
Oct 9, 2019
NBA
BEIJING - China's basketball association said it will suspend cooperation with the Houston Rockets following a tweet by the team's general manager in support of pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong.The Chinese Basketball Association said on Sunday on ...
Oct 6, 2019
JAKARTA, Indonesia - He may no longer be playing but ex-Houston Rockets star Yao Ming remains a talismanic figure in Chinese basketball as he inspires a generation of Chinese NBA stars toward a gold medal at the Asian Games.A China team ...
Aug 31, 2018
JAKARTA - Asi Taulava has seen generations of Chinese national players from the time he first played for the Philippines in the Asian Games in 2002.But Taulava said no one comes close to the Chinese legend in Yao Ming.Taulava faced Yao ...
Aug 22, 2018
KAI Sotto has just served notice of his potential in his first major international tournament overseas.Following his impressive showing in the recent FIBA U-16 Asian Championship in Foshan, China, the Filipino teenager has drawn comparisons with China's Hall ...
Apr 10, 2018
NBA
NBA commissioner Adam Silver said it's frustrating to him that 'basketball-crazed' China does not have a single player in the league roster."There's probably more basketball being played in China than anywhere else in the ...
Jun 2, 2017
BEIJING - Yao Ming has moved into management in a bid to hasten China's basketball development.The Chinese Basketball Association voted unanimously to appoint former Houston Rockets star as its president on Thursday, in a step toward reform for an organization ...
Feb 23, 2017
NBA
HOUSTON - The first time Yao Ming ever watched an NBA game as a young boy in China, he wondered why there were jerseys hanging in the rafters."The cameras randomly gave a shot of the retired jerseys," Yao said. "I slowly realized ...
Feb 4, 2017
NBA
PRESEASON statistics often can be misleading.That might not be the case with James Harden right now.After three preseason games, Harden has three points-assists double-doubles - the most recent one Sunday in Shanghai, when he had 26 points and 15 ...
Oct 10, 2016
NBA
YAO Ming reminisced about his NBA career and was ecstatic about his upcoming jersey retirement with the Houston Rockets on Sunday (Monday, Manila time) before his old team pounded the current squad he owns, the Shanghai Sharks, in a preseason game.Rockets ...
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Oct 3, 2016
NBA
HOUSTON - The Houston Rockets gave Yao Ming a warm welcome and his Shanghai Sharks a rude one.James Harden had 16 points and 10 assists, and the Rockets beat the Sharks, 131-94, on Sunday night (Monday, Manila time) in their exhibition ...
Oct 3, 2016
NBA
THE Houston Rockets announced they will retire Yao Ming's jersey No. 11.The announcement was made on Friday by Rockets owner Leslie Alexander during the team's media day. The ceremony would be held at the Toyota Center during ...
Sep 24, 2016
SPRINGFIELD, Massachusetts - Allen Iverson and Shaquille O'Neal tried to let their play define their stature on the basketball court.The former NBA MVPs headlined the 10-member Class of 2016 that was enshrined into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of ...
Sep 10, 2016
NBA
ALLEN Iverson added another vintage showing in his colorful history with press conferences on the eve of his induction to the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. Iverson arrived late as organizers said the former NBA superstar had 'travel issues' ...
Sep 9, 2016
NBA
HOUSTON - The Houston Rockets added a pair of big men in the second round of the NBA draft on Thursday night (Friday, Manila time) in Louisville's Chinanu Onuaku and Chinese center Zhou Qi.The 6-foot-10 Onuaku was selected ...
Jun 24, 2016
HOUSTON - Despite being elected to the Basketball Hall of Fame on Monday (Tuesday, Manila time), Allen Iverson knows he still won't be able to shake his infamous rant about practice."I'm in the Hall of Fame and I ...
Apr 5, 2016
NBA
TORONTO - Shaquille O'Neal was just 9 years old when his stepfather began teaching him basketball with a plan to dominate like Wilt Chamberlain, Bill Russell and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar.Young Shaquille didn't even know who they were.Now ...
Feb 13, 2016
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