Baron Davis's "Comeback" Trail Leads Him To China

Baron Davis's comeback mockumentary continues to be one of the best recurring features on Inside the NBA. Last night, Baron's journey led him to China to discuss a possible stint on the Shanghi Sharks with Yao Ming, and then to Oakland to talk to Warriors co-owner Peter Guber. Highlight of this episode: Fat Yao Ming! » 2/28/14 12:31pm 2/28/14 12:31pm

The World Needs This Picture Of Yao Ming Standing Next To Muggsy Bogues

We've long gotten a kick out of looking at pictures of Yao Ming standing next to people and things that are much shorter than him, but this is the picture we've been waiting for. It's just Yao and the shortest player in NBA history chilling on a Shanghai balcony, looking like two principal cast members in the next … » 10/17/13 12:06pm 10/17/13 12:06pm

The Graceful, Oversized Legacy of Yao Ming

How long was Yao Ming going to last? That was the question about the seven-foot-six center long before he broke his foot for the first time in the NBA. When Yao joined the league nine summers ago, picked first overall in the 2002 draft by the Houston Rockets, he was the man who would bring the entire Chinese market… » 7/20/11 6:30pm 7/20/11 6:30pm

Yao Ming's Career Gets The Taiwanese Animation Treatment

In this touching Taiwanese animation tribute, Yao Ming has an 80-inch vertical. He rides rockets. He rides sharks. He retires. It's all very poignant, especially the bit in the beginning where his mother gives birth to a basketball out of which hatches a baby Yao. Does that count against the one-child policy? » 7/20/11 5:45pm 7/20/11 5:45pm

Amidst Lockout, NBA Players, Executives Awkwardly Ask Each Other To Dance

Remember how when Yao Ming retired after nine years in Houston, they weren't allowed to call him or release a comment? One of the side effects of the lockout is that players can't have any contact with their teams, so we were forced to imagine Yao sitting at home, staring at the phone, not understanding why the… » 7/19/11 1:30pm 7/19/11 1:30pm

Yao Ming May Actually Be Stopping People From Eating Shark Fin Soup

Hardworking team-player, all-around swell guy, and chronic injury victim Yao Ming has been campaigning for a while against the indefensible Chinese tradition of exterminating the world's sharks by finning the creatures and throwing them back into the ocean to die slowly so nouveau riche assholes can slurp broth at a… » 4/28/11 3:05pm 4/28/11 3:05pm