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Yao Ming: Basketball, Teamwork and Giving Back

Former professional basketball player Yao Ming has been lauded as one of the most significant global ambassadors of the sport. Here he talks coming to the US, teamwork and the transformative ability of sports.

On trust: “You have to learn how to trust your teammates, your coach and your managers…to make a strong community and push the limits.”

On using sports to build character: “I believe in the power of sports to really shape the character of children and redefine their future…Physical education can teach them how to respect people, including themselves.”