Chinese basketball player and NBA superstar Yao Ming (R) is joined by his wife Ye Li (L) and their daughter Amy during a press conference in Shanghai on July 20, 2011. The 2.29-metre (7ft 6in) Yao, ... more 
Chinese basketball player and NBA superstar Yao Ming (R) is joined by his wife Ye Li (L) and their daughter Amy during a press conference in Shanghai on July 20, 2011. The 2.29-metre (7ft 6in) Yao, the first Asian superstar of the National Basketball Association, announced his retirement after a trail-blazing career that made him China's best-known athlete abroad and helped spur the game's global growth. AFP PHOTO / PHILIPPE LOPEZ (Photo credit should read PHILIPPE LOPEZ/AFP/Getty Images) less 
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