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Yao Ming (The (Ming) Dynasty, The Great Wall (of Yao), Chairman Yao)

Born: 1980 AD
Currently alive, at 34 years of age.

Nationality: Chinese
Categories: Basketball Player


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. 




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