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"THE YEAR OF THE YAO"
starring Yao Ming

Movie Release Date: April 15, 2005
Director: James D. Stern and Adam Del Deo
Starring: Yao Ming, Colin Pine

Yao Ming - He stands 7 feet 6 inches tall and is just 22 years old.

To the Chinese nation of one billion, he is a heroic son and symbol of its increasing presence on the world stage.

To the National Basketball Association, he is a poster child for the globalization of the sport and potentially its first iconic superstar from outside North America and Europe.

To his teammates on the Houston Rockets, he is the key to a successful championship season.

To basketball fans, comedians and even commentators in his field, he is an anomaly: the tallest player in the NBA and Chinese.

To his supportive parents, both of whom preceded him as members of the Chinese National Basketball team, he is simply “son.”

To a young American interpreter with a passion for Chinese language and culture, he is initially a client for interpretation services … and eventually, over the course of a year, a close and valued friend.

THE YEAR OF THE YAO is James D. Stern and Adam Del Deo’s exciting, inspiring chronicle of Yao Ming’s tumultuous first year in the NBA.

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