Yao Ming’s Future Still in Doubt

by May 22, 2011

Though it isn’t know if he can remain healthy, it is safe to say that 7-6 center Yao Ming could still provide plenty of assistance to an organization next season, assuming he can stay on the court.In this Houston Chronicle feature on the big man, Yao states he’s still unsure about his future: “Inside the school, Yao stood next to a life-sized poster of Hakeem Olajuwon holding one of the Larry O’Brien trophies he helped the Rockets claim in the mid-1990s. Yao wants to help the Rockets claim another one. But the free-agent-to-be knows less about his basketball future than at any point since he was a teenager in China and unsure if he would be allowed to come to the United States to play in the NBA. Yao, 30, said he ‘might’ know in August or September if he will ever play in the NBA again. He wants to. And he wants to play here. He just doesn’t know if his body will enable him. ‘It’s too early to say still,’ he said. ‘The experience I have (tells me to keep) doing what I am supposed to do every day. You never know what will happen tomorrow.'”