The debate amongst the seven foot six, Yao Ming
still continues. With his incredible size, Yao dispelled the stereotype of the supposed smaller Asian athlete, and though he was not a ferocious shot blocker, or expert rebounder, he did hold his own in those categories; something that many basketball experts claimed he would fail to do. What he was able to do was score and make his teammates better in the process.
With the exception of his final five game season, Yao never had a PER under 20 and his Win Shares are high for a man of his limited playing time. Injuries prevented him from having a long career and he is far from career numbers that would make him an automatic Hall of Fame lock. However, he was named to multiple post season All NBA teams, and his contributions to the game internationally are off the charts. That alone could get him in the Hall.
Should Yao Ming be in the Hall of Fame?
Definitely put him in! - 62.5%
Maybe, but others deserve it first. - 0%
Probably not, but it wouldn't be the end of the world. - 25%