Yao Ming
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"Yao Ming" 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 List of tallest players in National Basketball Association history/tallest active player in the NBA, at . As of 2014, he is the 31st tallest person alive.

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I don't think I can play in the National Games. My contract (with the Rockets) d oesn't allow me though I really want to play (in the Games).

The NBA is a big family, and I think of all these rookies as my brothers. I still believe I am blue collar among the All-Stars.

Basketball, in America, is like a culture. It is like a foreigner learning a new language. It is difficult to learn foreign languages and it will also be difficult for me to learn the culture for basketball here.

I have Mr. Alexander's trust and the chance to play in Houston. I believe I will have a great career in Houston. I want to win a championship in Houston and playing with Tracy McGrady, I believe we can do it.

Since this exchange, our team's gained renewed space to lift-off, and this space I think can take us all the way to the championship.

I can put more energy into next season and future seasons without that worry of contracts.

I just started playing basketball and I feel pretty healthy. I feel by the time I return to Houston I will be completely healthy.

I can put more energy into next season and future seasons now that the matter has been put aside, ... This was something in my mind and my heart is always in Houston.

Everybody is improving but I am improving slowly, which seemingly widens our distance.