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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  • Zinc CYanide
    Zinc CYanide  2 days back

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

    • shangoat2008
      shangoat2008  4 days 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  5 days back

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

        • Hoshi Mate
          Hoshi Mate  5 days 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  6 days back

            Yao was a god damned good player

            • KEV
              KEV  6 days back

              Wait this needs explaining?

              • Ethan Buk
                Ethan Buk  7 days back

                He is great man

                • Vito Corleone
                  Vito Corleone  1 weeks back

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

                  • David Flores
                    David Flores  1 weeks back

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

                    • breakaway2x
                      breakaway2x  2 weeks 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.

                      • JingLin Zhang
                        JingLin Zhang  2 weeks 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  2 weeks back

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

                            • Quiet Fury
                              Quiet Fury  3 weeks back

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

                              • raredreamfootage
                                raredreamfootage  4 weeks 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 weeks back

                                  U've taked 2 punch on the eyes?

                                  • face lol
                                    face lol  1 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  2 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  2 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  2 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  2 months back

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

                                            • Daniel Beavers
                                              Daniel Beavers  2 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  2 months back

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

                                                • Catherine Fraser
                                                  Catherine Fraser  2 months back

                                                  Easily deserved a spot

                                                  • Apelemon127
                                                    Apelemon127  2 months back

                                                    The only person who can stop Yao Ming is Nate Robinson

                                                    • mcnally146
                                                      mcnally146  3 months back

                                                      He was good shooter

                                                      • 张先生
                                                        张先生  3 months back


                                                        • David Johnson
                                                          David Johnson  3 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  4 months back

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

                                                            • Young Weaboo
                                                              Young Weaboo  5 months back

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

                                                              • LostBoyFound Finally
                                                                LostBoyFound Finally  5 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  2 months back

                                                                  Real talk

                                                              • Cadi Levox
                                                                Cadi Levox  5 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  5 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  6 months back

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

                                                                    • Jonathan Robinson
                                                                      Jonathan Robinson  6 months back

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

                                                                      • Tommy Texter
                                                                        Tommy Texter  6 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  6 months back

                                                                          God i miss yao playing with franchise

                                                                        • JiTiAr35
                                                                          JiTiAr35  7 months back

                                                                          Best player in his size.

                                                                          • haiyun li
                                                                            haiyun li  7 months back


                                                                            • lil nazu
                                                                              lil nazu  7 months back

                                                                              He is in hof because in 2k he can shoot 3s wet like water

                                                                              • arguewith alex
                                                                                arguewith alex  8 months back

                                                                                3:00 Brook Lopez most Posts with 6 in 2k15 is so funny to hear after he just shot 0/12 threes few games ago :D

                                                                                • Bobby
                                                                                  Bobby  9 months back

                                                                                  McGrady's' time with the Rockets reminds me of Stoudemire on the Knicks in which they had very little explosiveness left in the tank which made them practically unstoppable scoring machines in their prime. But luckily they had Yao and a great coach in Jeff Van Gundy which put them both in great positions to succeed. That win record they have is a testament of the how good the Rockets really were in the West that had way more stacked teams then the East.

                                                                                  • KingMoji
                                                                                    KingMoji  9 months back

                                                                                    It’s sad we never saw Yao’s full career.

                                                                                    • TheWisseh1
                                                                                      TheWisseh1  9 months back

                                                                                      Damn good video!

                                                                                      • Jonny Servatura
                                                                                        Jonny Servatura  10 months back

                                                                                        being over 7'0 can actually be considered a dissability

                                                                                      • Albert Cai
                                                                                        Albert Cai  10 months back

                                                                                        One of the best centers ever

                                                                                        • shangoat2008
                                                                                          shangoat2008  10 months back

                                                                                          When Yao Ming first entered the league, he's so slim (just like Zhou Qi) so JVG asked him to gain weight so he can match up with the Shaqs of the world on a nightly basis. This cut his career short, but is necessary evil. I wonder how well he can do in today's NBA though, with his quickness, shooting and underrated passing skills - I have no doubt he can develop a >35% 3pt shot.

                                                                                          • 陈俊峰
                                                                                            陈俊峰  10 months back

                                                                                            Rookie Yao:Skinny but flexible.Karl Anothy-Towns with Defense
                                                                                            Yao under Jeff Van-Gundy coaching:starting to gain weight.Shaq with mid range but less dominance under the rim.
                                                                                            Yao under Rick Aldeman coaching:Less low post.More pick and roll with T-mac.Passing the ball more often.Paul Gasol with defense but much slower.