Yao Ming Joined the Philippines-China Friendship Games

Former NBA Star Yao Ming Spent a Day with the Street Kids of Pasig City

Yao Ming Joined the Philippines-China Friendship Games

 

 

Yao Ming, the most influential Asian player to ever see action in the
NBA, flew in last week in Manila to join the Shanghai Sharks for the
Philippines-China Friendship Games featuring a couple of exhibition
games with Smart Gilas Pilipinas 2 and a PBA selection last May 6 & 7.
 

The former Houston Rockets star spent a day with the children at the
Philsports Arena in Pasig City and did some cage clinics. Yao was an
eight-time All-Star, made it to the All-NBA Second Team twice and
All-NBA Third Team three times. Injuries caused the 7 foot and 6 Yao,
to retire three years ago.

Off the court, Yao took part in many charity events, including the
NBA’s Basketball, Without Borders program. Yao Ming was happy to be
able to offer inspirational advice to the street kids of Pasig City,
Manila and give them hope to fulfill their dreams.

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