Yao Ming Injured Again: NBA’s Ultimate Story of What Could Have Been

December 16th, 2010 by Tom Edrington Leave a reply »
Yao Ming—that's Chinese for basketball, isn't it?

It's been that way since this 7'6" Wonder of the World was drafted in 2002 by the Houston Rockets.

He was simply the Great Basketball Wall of China and no doubt has about 1.3 billion fans or whatever the current population of China is.

With the news that Yao will miss the entire NBA season now with a stress fracture in his left ankle, it is looking like the beginning of the end for the NBA's tallest player.

He missed the 09-10 season and now is gone again.

He's an international celebrity and one of the most famous athletes ever to make his way out of China—a land with enough people to populate 10 countries.

The sad part of all of this is that he's been a force in the NBA when he's enjoyed good health, which hasn't been that often. He's been injury-prone since he was drafted.

There were the really good seasons in 06-07 when he averaged 25 points and 9.4 rebounds. Then he put together another good season after that with 22 and 11 in 2007-08.

Even in those two years, he missed 61 games.

Blessed with size, cursed ...

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