Yao Ming

Yao Ming

Yao Ming (born September 12 1980) is a retired Chinese professional basketball player who played for the Houston Rockets of the National Basketball Association (NBA). At the time of his final season he was the tallest active player in the NBA at 2.29 m (7 ft 6 in).Yao who was born in Shanghai China started playing for the Shanghai Sharks as a teenager and played on their senior team for five years in the Chinese Basketball Association (CBA) winning a championship in his final year.