Ming in game against the Washington Wizards in December 2006
|Born||(1980-09-12) September 12, 1980
|Listed height||7 ft 6 in (2.29 m)|
|Listed weight||310 lb (141 kg)|
|NBA draft||2002 / Round: 1 / Pick: 1st overall|
|Selected by the Houston Rockets|
|Career highlights and awards|
|8Ã— NBA All-Star (2003â€“2009, 2011)
2Ã— All-NBA Second Team (2007, 2009)
3Ã— All-NBA Third Team (2004, 2006, 2008)
NBA All-Rookie First Team (2003)
CBA MVP (2001)
CBA champion (2002)
CBA Finals MVP (2002)
3Ã— CBA rebounding leader (2000, 2001, 2002)
3Ã— CBA blocks leader (2000, 2001, 2002)
2Ã— CBA Slam Dunk leader (2000, 2001)
3Ã— FIBA Asian Championship MVP (2001, 2003, 2005)
|Points||9,247 (19.0 ppg)|
|Rebounds||4,494 (9.2 rpg)|
|Blocks||920 (1.9 bpg)|
|Stats at Basketball-Reference.com|
|Basketball Hall of Fame as player|
Fortune cookies are a good idea. If the message is positive, it can make your day a little better.
No matter whether you are new or an old team member, you need time to adjust to one another.
Putting our ecosystem in great peril is certainly not a part of Chinese culture that I know.
Everybody is improving but I am improving slowly, which seemingly widens our distance.
Basketball, in America, is like a culture. It is like a foreigner learning a new language. It is difficult to learn foreign languages and it will also be difficult for me to learn the culture for basketball here.
I’m getting fat… because my size, I put on 20 or 30 pounds, it doesn’t show very much… I’m thinking about going back to work out in a very short time.
If you’re going to learn a new language, you can’t try to be perfect. You’ll stop yourself from talking. You just have to let go.
When I was young, we were taught not to dunk. We were taught not to stand out from the rest of the team. It’s different now.