NBA ready to tap China's talent pool
Updated: February 15, 2004, 4:55 AM ETBy Chad Ford | ESPN Insider
LOS ANGELES -- Shaquille O'Neal might be the most dominant big man in the NBA, but for the second consecutive year at All-Star weekend, it's been Yao Ming towering over just about everyone else.
If being voted as an All-Star starter over Shaq for the second straight year isn't enough, the NBA threw a little party in Yao's favor Saturday that should've made him feel just a little closer to home.
Yao Ming, right, is likely only one of the first of many big men from China with a future in the NBA.
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