Nov 18, 2013; Chicago, IL, USA; Chinese former pro basketball player Yao Ming (left) talks with Second-ranked vice premier peoples republic of China Liu Yandong during the Charlotte Bobcats and Chicago Bulls game at the United Center. Mandatory Credit: Matt Marton-USA TODAY Sports
According to Bill Simmons, Yao, along with a group of investors from China, are likely to make a strong push.
One more wildcard suitor: hearing Yao Ming is putting together a group of wealthy Chinese investors to make a serious run at the Clips.
— Bill Simmons (@BillSimmons) May 23, 2014
Since his retirement in 2011, Yao has been owner of the Shanghai Sharks, his original team, of the Chinese Basketball Association, while being involved in several humanitarian projects such as his anti-shark fin campaign.
He still has many ties with the NBA, and the presence and impact he made as a player to bridge the gaps among different cultures serve as a positive for commissioner Adam Silver’s ideal fit.