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When Yao Ming went down during the third game of the Houston Rockets' Western Conference semifinals series vs. the Los Angeles Lakers on May 8, the big man...

Semi-Pro: Yao Ming Buys His Former Chinese Team

The American dream unfolds as a familiar tale: a poor kid works hard and grows up to be a rich, successful businessman. The Chinese dream isn't so different,...

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China's Hoop Dreams

Thanks to the international success of players like Yao Ming, street basketball has taken off in urban ChinaPhotographs for TIME by Daniele Dainelli / Contrasto...

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