Why Yao Ming Is In The Hall Of Fame

  • Published: 17 September 2016
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    Coach Nick broke down Yao Ming, the best player ever to play in the NBA from China, and how he attacked in the Houston Rockets offense. With Tracy McGrady, they had the makings of one of the most lethal duos of all time, but unfortunately injuries derailed the careers of both of these stars.
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  • Andrew Furrer
    Andrew Furrer  7 days back

    Less than 20 points a game and less than 10 rebounds a game? How can you be that tall and put up such garbage numbers?

    • Mister Pro
      Mister Pro  2 weeks back

      Yao Ming Total Stats:
      Points: 9,247
      Assists: 769
      Rebounds: 4,494

      • kcazzzzz
        kcazzzzz  4 weeks back

        today's NBA centers are attempts to recreate yao ming, and they all failed miserably

        • LegitPlays
          LegitPlays  2 months back

          Yes Yao Ming was 7'6, but his wingspan was only 7'0... He was all skill, and had great athleticism for his height and weight... People need to start hating.

          • Joey QU
            Joey QU  2 months back

            if 1one1, yao can mid range shoot, skyhook,dunk and so on.no one can defense yao.

            • LegitPlays
              LegitPlays  2 months back

              Yao is top 50 for me

              • SGTSayz
                SGTSayz  2 months back

                “Why?” - Youngsters

                • MengYao Zhao
                  MengYao Zhao  2 months back

                  Yao was the one

                  • Tim Liao
                    Tim Liao  3 months back

                    Possibly the best graduate of Hakeem academy.

                    • Zinc CYanide
                      Zinc CYanide  3 months back

                      I feel so sad😢 Yao and Tmac deserve a ring..

                      • shangoat2008
                        shangoat2008  3 months back

                        JVG asked Yao to gain weight to be able to compete with the O'Neals and Wallaces in that era, which is the right decision to make, but unfortunately it cut Yao Ming's career short. Also Yao had to compete in the summer national competition didn't help on his recovery, as Chinese fans acknowledged.

                        • Limitedly Unlimited
                          Limitedly Unlimited  3 months back

                          If Yao continued to be healthy, he could win a championship.

                          • Hoshi Mate
                            Hoshi Mate  3 months back

                            Watching Yao, he was really a nightmare. Defense had to do a lot of double teams. I really thought he was easy to push. But he fared well against Oneal, Wallace, and others. Sad to say, it is rare to find bigs like him in today's game. Embiid and Jokic at least?

                            • Carson Kreilich
                              Carson Kreilich  3 months back

                              Yao was a god damned good player

                              • KEV
                                KEV  3 months back

                                Wait this needs explaining?

                                • Ethan Buk
                                  Ethan Buk  3 months back

                                  He is great man

                                  • Vito Corleone
                                    Vito Corleone  3 months back

                                    Why is he in the HoF? Simple... because he is Yao Fucking Ming!!!! That’s all!

                                    • David Flores
                                      David Flores  3 months back

                                      Maan he was moving, great skillz. Beutiful. Bad azz video.

                                      • breakaway2x
                                        breakaway2x  3 months back

                                        Yao was the only man to make Shaq look like a crying baby and sat him flat on his ass. That alone makes Yao Hall of Fame worthy to dominate the most dominant player in NBA history. Yao was better, but injury plagued career didn't allow us to see the full potential of Yao.

                                        • JZ !
                                          JZ !  3 months back

                                          If Yao plays in 2019, he probably has good 3s.......

                                          • Alice Johnson Four Eyed Pig

                                            One word: China. Or more precisely, two words: China, money. Apple wouldn't exist without Chinese loyal consumers.

                                            • Veno D313
                                              Veno D313  4 months back

                                              To think Brook Lopez once led the league in postup plays...

                                              • Quiet Fury
                                                Quiet Fury  4 months back

                                                Yao was a class act in addition to being a great player.

                                                • raredreamfootage
                                                  raredreamfootage  4 months back

                                                  I saw this guy as a rookie playing for Team China vs Team Canada. The first thing I noticed was how well he moved at his incredible height. And the guy was like 19 years old.

                                                  • Andy C
                                                    Andy C  4 months back

                                                    U've taked 2 punch on the eyes?

                                                    • face lol
                                                      face lol  4 months back

                                                      honestly if they ran pick and roll with a point guard and forced opponent point guards to guard him he would be open all the time

                                                      • # one
                                                        # one  5 months back

                                                        The hall of fame is now overrated if yao Ming is in, really good player but hurt to much to be in hall of fame, all about money for 🇺🇸&🇨🇳

                                                        • Tiecheng Wang
                                                          Tiecheng Wang  5 months back

                                                          Size+strength+skill+soft touch make him unique. But too much weight on his leg make his leg vulnerable. SAD.

                                                          • fang kai
                                                            fang kai  5 months back

                                                            he played he should be .one of the best centers in the history of nba who played the ball with brain and talented

                                                            • Christopher Auchter
                                                              Christopher Auchter  5 months back

                                                              A healthy Yao would dominate Embiid, Jokic, or any other center in 2019

                                                              • Daniel Beavers
                                                                Daniel Beavers  5 months back

                                                                People forget its supposed to be the hall of "FAME" not the hall of great. He was definitely one of the most famous

                                                                • 罗前进
                                                                  罗前进  5 months back

                                                                  Yao, spread basketball culture in China like Jordan in USA. Does it make sense?

                                                                  • Catherine Fraser
                                                                    Catherine Fraser  5 months back

                                                                    Easily deserved a spot

                                                                    • Apelemon127
                                                                      Apelemon127  5 months back

                                                                      The only person who can stop Yao Ming is Nate Robinson

                                                                      • mcnally146
                                                                        mcnally146  6 months back

                                                                        He was good shooter

                                                                        • 张先生
                                                                          张先生  6 months back


                                                                          • David Johnson
                                                                            David Johnson  6 months back

                                                                            Yao was a standout for sure. I don't see how anyone can argue otherwise. I find it hilarious how sometimes he is double or triple teamed and is sometimes able to play like he is unguarded, like he is playing a schoolyard game with kids.

                                                                            • David Johnson
                                                                              David Johnson  7 months back

                                                                              To my perception, Yao was not only skilled but he also has class.

                                                                              • Young Weaboo
                                                                                Young Weaboo  8 months back

                                                                                He was in the hall of cuz of his cba career in the nba he was overrates

                                                                                • LostBoyFound Finally
                                                                                  LostBoyFound Finally  8 months back

                                                                                  The only reason that he is in the Hall of Fame is because he is from CHINA not because of his play

                                                                                  • # one
                                                                                    # one  5 months back

                                                                                    Real talk

                                                                                • Cadi Levox
                                                                                  Cadi Levox  8 months back

                                                                                  With his complicated footwork for a really tall guy, i wasn't surprised with his foot injuries.
                                                                                  It's unfortunate

                                                                                  • Negusis 85
                                                                                    Negusis 85  8 months back

                                                                                    He had great touch around the rim. He was a force to block and had some rrally high level footwork as well.

                                                                                    Wish he couldve stayed healthy.

                                                                                    I wamma say it was his 5th season when he was really coming into himself.

                                                                                    • jkwhitedog
                                                                                      jkwhitedog  9 months back

                                                                                      He played too many games for his country, and that worsened his injuries.

                                                                                      • Jonathan Robinson
                                                                                        Jonathan Robinson  9 months back

                                                                                        Hall of Fame is this nigga's birthright! lol had to say that

                                                                                        • Zhongyi Ding
                                                                                          Zhongyi Ding  9 months back

                                                                                          Yao let NBA make shit load of money in China. NBA is a business. So of course he must be in the HOF not denying his basketball skill.

                                                                                          • Tony Trees
                                                                                            Tony Trees  9 months back

                                                                                            God i miss yao playing with franchise

                                                                                          • JiTiAr35
                                                                                            JiTiAr35  10 months back

                                                                                            Best player in his size.

                                                                                            • haiyun li
                                                                                              haiyun li  10 months back