Forbes, which has been producing annual Chinese mainland celebrity rankings since 2004, recently released its list of 100 celebrities with the most frequent media exposure. Like in the previous year, Yao Ming topped the new list of 100 celebrities. Yao Ming earns a pre-tax yearly income of 387 million yuan (US$54.5 million), also the highest among all.
…belongs to Chuck Hayes of the Houston Rockets.
Rockets seem to love their senior teammate Mr. Dikembe Mutombo. Mutombo is 41-years old this year and is providing some good minutes for the surging Rockets.
and so are the Rockets…
Yao has a stress fracture in his left foot that likely will require season-ending surgery.
“This is unbelievable,” Rockets owner Les Alexander told KRIV-TV in Houston. “This is the most heart-breaking. This is the worst I’ve felt.”
Houston, currently on a 12-game winning streak, is in fourth place in the Southwest Division. The streak followed a loss in the one game that Yao has missed all season. I don’t think the Rockets have a chance now being in the Western Division. You’ve got to go against the likes of Shaq, Andrew Bynum, Pau Gasol, Amare Stoudamire…etc
The 7-foot-6 Yao is averaging 22.0 points and 10.8 rebounds in 55 games this season.