The most famous Chinese basketball player Yao Ming has been elected into Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.
Yao Ming (right) gave a video interview during a conference call announcing his induction in Houston, April 4, 2016.
Ten former NBA players, including Shaquille O’Neal and Allen Iverson, were also introduced to the 2016 Class.
The former Houston Rockets star center and eight-time All-Star now runs Shanghai Sharks of CBA and is involved in a cluster of world-known charity missions.
According to NBA China CEO David Shoemaker, “Yao is one of the most dominant centers and most extraordinary internationals in NBA history.”