Yao Ming

Yao Ming

by Jeff Savage


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Yao Ming by Jeff Savage

When Houston Rockets center Yao Ming slam dunks the ball, millions of people across the world are watching. That's because Yao's fans in China all join in to cheer him on. In 2002, the Houston Rockets drafted Yao and brought him to the United States to play in the NBA. He quickly became one of the league's best players. When the Summer Olympics were held in Beijing in 2008, Yao played for his home country and was China's biggest star. Learn more about one of the world's most popular athletes.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780761338932
Publisher: Lerner Publishing Group
Publication date: 02/01/2009
Series: Amazing Athletes Series
Edition description: Revised
Pages: 32
Product dimensions: 7.00(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.20(d)
Age Range: 7 - 9 Years

About the Author

Jeff Savage has written dozens of books for young readers, many of them sports related. His other Amazing Athlete titles include LeBron James, Peyton Manning, Tom Brady, Dale Earnhardt Jr., Danica Patrick, and Travis Pastrana. He frequently visits schools around the country to talk to kids about his work.

Table of Contents

Team China 4

Growing Up Fast 11

Coming to Houston 14

Reaching His Dream 19

Trouble at Home 25

Selected Career Highlights 30

Glossary 31

Further Reading & Websites 31

Index 32

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