Houston Rockets great Yao Ming has reportedly been elected for enshrinement into the Hall of Fame.
Yao spent eight seasons in the league– all as a Rocket– in which he averaged 19 points, 9 rebounds and 2 blocks. Yao was named to All-NBA teams five times, and managed to be a Western Conference All-Star starter each season he was in the league.
Unable to stay healthy, Yao retired in 2011. While his NBA career came to a quick finish, his impact on the perception of the NBA in Asia persists to this day. Ever since Yao entered the league, the NBA has grown in popularity in multiple countries throughout the eastern hemisphere.
The official announcement of Yao’s enshrinement is expected to come this weekend at the NCAA Final Four in Houston.
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