Yao Ming

Yao Ming (born September 12, 1980, in Shanghai, China) is a Chinese professional basketball player who plays for the Houston Rockets of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He is currently the tallest player in the NBA, standing at 7’6 (2.29 m). He played for the Shanghai Sharks of the Chinese Basketball Association (CBA) for five years before being selected by Houston as the 1st overall pick of the 2002 NBA Draft. A foot injury (stress fracture) will prevent him from playing the rest of the 2007-2008 NBA season. “