TAG: Yao Ming

Latest News / Oct 10, 2014 / 2:15 pm

What Was & Could Have Been: Shaquille O’Neal Posts Photo With Yao Ming

Yao Ming, Shaquille O'Neal

Yao Ming is one of the biggest and most overlooked “what-ifs?” in league history. A rash of foot injuries limited the Chinese giant – physically and metaphorically – to just seven full NBA seasons before he called it quits in 2010-2011. But Yao’s fleeting career doesn’t make his peak any less dominant. The Houston Rockets superstar was among the very best players in basketball for a three-year stretch from 2004-2005 to 2007-2008, averaging a combined 21.3 points, 9.2 rebounds, and 1.9 blocks per game while shooting 53 percent from the field, numbers good for an elite PER of 24.9. But Yao wasn’t even the league’s clear-cut best center then; an aging Shaquille O’Neal was still around. Read More »

Smack / Aug 20, 2014 / 12:15 pm

Stephon Marbury To Appear In A Chinese Stage Play Titled “I Was Marbury”

Stephon Marbury

Stephon Marbury has spent the last five years of his basketball career in China. He has achieved success on the court and become a celebrity off it. Now, he’s getting his own stage play. Read More »

Smack / May 16, 2014 / 2:30 pm

Yao Ming Sued By A Fan Over Ineffective Fish Oil Pills

Yao Ming

Yao Ming retired in 2011 after eight seasons with the Houston Rockets. He was one of the best centers in the league, but foot and ankle injuries forced him to walk away from the game. Yao has been keeping busy since retirement, and he was in the news again yesterday when a fan decided to sue him for a fish oil pill he endorses in China. Read More »

Style - Kicks and Gear, Video Games / Sep 16, 2013 / 2:00 pm

The 15 Most Unstoppable Players In NBA Live Since 2000

NBA Live 08

After misfiring with NBA Elite 11, followed by a one-year sabbatical to reassess the franchise, EA Sports is bringing back the traditional NBA Live video game for the upcoming season (featuring Cleveland Cavalier Kyrie Irving on the cover). We’ve had some exclusive, behind-the-scenes access and it looks like it’ll be tremendous, a return to form for the series. Read More »

NBA, Video Games / Sep 12, 2013 / 4:00 pm

The 20 Most Unstoppable Players In NBA 2K Video Game History

LeBron James

Video games are supposed to be a virtual adaptation to the product we see on the court, especially in basketball. This being said, we all can think of players that pop into our heads that were virtually unstoppable in a video game. Those players that your friends considered cheating if you used… yeah, those guys. The teams that your friend (who never played before) used and almost beat you. Read More »

NBA / Sep 12, 2013 / 1:30 pm

Yao Ming’s Top 10 NBA Moments

Yao Ming

Thirty-three years ago today, a man-child was born in Shanghai, China. Yao Ming, arguably one of the most dominant centers (during his relatively short career), celebrates his birthday today. Though his career ended rather quickly (the stress of being a 7-6 big man took its toll on his feet in particular), he helped change the NBA landscape and opened the NBA to a brand new fanbase in China. Read More »

NBA / Aug 19, 2013 / 3:15 pm

The 30 Best Players Born Outside Of The States In NBA History

Dirk Nowitzki

The NBA is always loaded with incredible talent. Players come from all over the world, and the best part about the NBA’s diversity is that some of the best talent the league comes from many different countries. Dime thought it would be appropriate to rank some of the best talent born outside of the States in NBA history. Read More »

NBA / Aug 7, 2013 / 1:45 pm

The 30 Best NBA Careers Ruined By Injury

Tracy McGrady

The NBA sees a lot of talent come in and out at a rapid pace. Some players make it and become legends, but others are not as fortunate. Throughout the history of the league, there have been players that have an unlimited amount of skill and potential, but constant injuries slow them down. Read More »

NBA, Twitter / Jul 17, 2013 / 9:00 pm

Yao Ming Visted With His Old Rockets Teammate Tracy McGrady Today

Yao Ming with T-Mac's kids (photo. @Real_T_Mac)

As a pair, Tracy McGrady and Yao Ming were an imposing duo between 2005 and 2009. But neither one of them was able to stay healthy long enough to really get the most out of combining powers for their Jeff Van Gundy coached Rockets teams. Regardless, the two seemed to genuinely enjoy playing with each other, and that bond has continued even after both have left the NBA behind. Read More »

NBA, NBA Draft / Jun 4, 2013 / 12:45 pm

LeBron James, Derrick Rose & The Best & Worst NBA Draft Classes From 2001-2012

Dwyane Wade

The NBA Draft is incredibly interesting to compare, especially when you look at the whole picture and each individual that was taken. The pieces shuffle dramatically when mixing and matching the “What if?” possibilities. Fans swear their franchises, and thank their lucky stars for management. They wish that their favorite college star fell one more pick and they are discouraged when they pass up a “guaranteed” star. After looking at the drafts from 1989-2000, it made sense to look at the drafts from 2001-2012 to see how they stacked up to each other. Read More »