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Yao Ming

Born: 1980 AD
Currently alive, at 36 years of age.
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1980 – Born on September 12 in Shanghai, China.

        

1997-1998- Debut at the Chinese Basketball Association.

 

2000-2001- He became MVP of the league at the age of 20 by, scoring 27 points and grabbing 19 rebounds per game.

 

2002 – 1st non-US player chosen as top pick in NBA draft.

 

2003-2004 – Claimed the seventh seed for the Houston Rockets.

 

         – Raised awareness and money in China in the fight against SARS. He was able to raise $300,000.

 

         – The Sporting News (TSN) Rookie of the year (2003).

 

        –  NBA All-Rookie First Team (2003).

 

2004-2005 – Acquired  2,558,278 votes in the Western Conference All-Star in February breaking Michael Jordan’s previous record.

 

2003-2006 – 4 time NBA All-Star.