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Yao Ming
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.


 

The Bullet Points:
Country of Origin:
Shanghai, China

Eligible In:
2017

Position:
Center

Played for:
Houston Rockets

College:
LSU

Drafted:
1st Round, 1st Overall in 2002

Major Accolades and Awards:
NBA All Star Teams (8) (2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009 & 2011)
Second Team All NBA Selection (2) (2006-07 & 2008-09)
Third Team All NBA Selection (3) (2003-04, 2005-06 & 2007-08)
Championship Rings: None

Other Points of Note:
Top Ten Finishes: Defensive Rebounds (1) (2008-09)
Top Ten Finishes: Rebounds (1) (2008-09)
Top Ten Finishes: Blocks (2) (2004-05 & 2008-09)
Top Ten Finishes: Field Goal Percentage (3) (2003-04, 2004-05 & 2008-09)

Notable All Time Rankings:
40. Field Goal Percentage: .524
93. Blocks: 920
96. Free Throw Percentage: .833

Should they be in the Hall of Fame?

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Definitely put them in! - 40%
Maybe, but others deserve it first. - 0%
Probably not, but it wouldn't be the end of the world. - 40%
No opinion. - 0%
No way! - 20%

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0 #1 Will Taylor 2014-05-29 06:32
Yao ming got too much undeserved rips about how somebody 7'6" would automatically dominate
and how he was soft he had to be careful with his body which is an issues if injuries weren't existant the guy might have been the best all time he had 7'6 size and averaged 25+ points throughout his career and absolutely manhandled players like Dwight Howard towards the end of his career and actuallly gave shaq nightmares certain games you think 1v1 in their prime centers yao might win over anybody simply because of Size and skill combonation the guy had the post skills of the dream if you watch highlights and size is not an auto he's going to be amazing thing Shawn Bradley 7'5" guy makes Anderson Varajao cleveland cavs center look like a beast (cavs fan and he is the most underrated center right now because he's always injured before all star votes kick off) Yao ming was 7'6" skills to match the greatest centers ever and a career derailed by injuries and having a crappy team most of his career (even with T-mac when he was a superstar) zero remotely good thrid options for a 3rd scorer. if you don't focus on what he accomplished (in all honesty he still should be hall of fame with those career stats) what he could have without constant injury to himself or T-mac that has them out for the playoffs.Yao was one of the most Big and skilled center Hall of Fame no doubt
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