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Tuesday, September 27th, 2011 at 9:25 am  |  5 responses

Yao Ming Headed Back to School


Former Houston Rockets center Yao Ming is going back into the classroom. Now, he just needs to figure out what subject to study. From Fox Sports: “Chinese basketball hero Yao Ming is returning to school, three months after retiring from the game that made him a global star, the state Xinhua news agency reported Monday, citing his agent. The former Houston Rockets player will attend Shanghai’s Jiaotong University, one of China’s most prestigious institutions, but has not yet decided what he will study, his agent Zhang Mingji said. But fellow students will not be sitting next to the towering 7-foot-6 (2.29m) Yao. The university will assign him special teachers for one-on-one sessions because he was worried his appearance in class would affect other students. ‘Yao has always been learning after retirement,’ Zhang said. ‘He has never stopped learning.’ Jiaotong, considered one of China’s top universities, is renowned for its science and engineering departments.”

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  • http://www.slamonline.com UNFROZEN CAVEMAN LAWYER

    YAO IS A GOOD MAN. HE DOESNT WANT TO DISTRACT THE KIDS.

  • http://www.slamonline.com UNFROZEN CAVEMAN LAWYER

    HE SHOULD HAVE WENT TO UCLA WITH BARON, RUSS, AND KEVIN.

  • http://twitter.com/BeezKneezy LA Huey

    I had no idea you could go back to college as a student after you’ve worked as a professional athlete.

  • Djamoliddin Nuraliev

    Learning is never late. What i would suggest him to do is to write some subject refering to the center’s role in NBA, how to become an efficient and create some rules, and skills for future athletes.

    IN any case, learning is the best weapon at all times….

  • William

    Of course you can go back to college after playing pro, you just can’t play college hoops after turning pro!

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