Over the past decade the NBA has truly become an international success, and Yao Ming deserves much of the credit for the popularity of the sport in his native China. At 7’6”, Yao Ming is the tallest player in the NBA. He debuted in the Chinese Basketball Association at the age 17 and was named the league’s MVP when he was 20. When the Houston Rockets made him the first pick in the 2002 NBA Draft, Yao Ming became the first international player selected #1 without the benefit of playing college basketball in the United States. With his good humor and winning personality, Yao has quickly become an NBA fan favorite, both in America and abroad. Yao Ming is perhaps the most popular player in the entire NBA, as evidenced by him receiving a record 2.34 million votes in the balloting for the 2006 NBA All-Star Game.
With a legion of fans around the world, a Yao Ming appearance or Yao Ming endorsement is sure to be a hit no matter what your target audience is. But you don’t want to leave anything to chance in the Yao Ming appearance negotiations, and that’s why so many companies turn to TSE for help. We have years of experience in lining up celebrity athlete appearances and we are ready to help you land Yao Ming.
**Yao Ming Speaker**
The first Yao Ming speaker appearances in America relied on a translator, but in only a few short years he has learned the English language. Don’t miss your chance to land a Yao Ming speaker appearance.
**Yao Ming Appearance**
Fans of the TV show The Simpsons were treated to a Yao Ming appearance and there have also been Yao Ming appearances on shows like Jimmy Kimmel Live.
**Yao Ming Endorsement**
A true giant in the sporting world, the list of Yao Ming endorsement deals is almost as impressive as his incredible height. Yao Ming has done commercials for companies like Apple, Gatorade, Visa, McDonald’s and NBA Hot Pass.
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