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Thursday, July 16th, 2009 at 9:30 am  |  9 responses

Yao Ming, Team Owner

Yao is now the proud owner of the Shanghai Sharks: “Houston Rockets center Yao Ming has purchased his financially troubled former club the Shanghai Sharks, Chinese media reported on Thursday…’I grew up in the city and became a professional player in this team, so I hope I can do something to help,’ Yao was quoted as saying on Shanghai TV. The Sharks shared in the worst deficit in 14 years of the Chinese Basketball Association (CBA) last year and were in danger of failing to start the new season in November because of their dire finances.”

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  • Krishan

    Well I guess you’d need to do something when you’re chilling for the entire year. Heal up, big guy.

  • http://www.realcavsfans.com Anton

    EAT THE LUXURY TAX

  • ab_40

    yao is in the guinuess world book of records for tallest sports owner in the World

  • http://www.alllooksame.com Tarzan Cooper

    now china is “asking” yao to operate this team, at a loss. damn, china, you destroyed yao. all he needed was summer rest, but youre too greedy.

  • http://www.twahc.blogspot.com twahc

    you cant run away from the motherland….

  • rav

    at least he’s got something to look forward to when he retires…

  • Teddy-the-Bear

    Tarzan, are you kidding me? That was the stupidest thing I’ve EVER heard. I’m not even going to elaborate, its clear you’re a redn3ck or some sh!t.

  • http://www.triplejunearthed.com/dacre Dacre

    There are a couple of NBL teams in Australia that could with some backing Yao…?

  • http://hibachi20.blogspot.com Blinguo

    You don’t think this is like Mario Lemiuex (sic) helping his team out of a bad situation on his own? Doesn’t really say he has to operate day to day and punch a keypad through all nighters to grey his hair much earlier than it would naturally occur, stressing out over the growing annual losses or anything like that. And he could surely send in some good finance people to do their thing on the team’s future forecast.

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