Yao Ming’s Hall Of Fame Speech + Top 10 Yao Videos
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Yao Ming’s Hall of Fame speech was about 18 minutes shorter than Allen Iverson and Shaq’s speeches and that’s probably the only time I’ve ever said Yao and shorter together. But it was still a great speech with some funny moments, like this ice breaker.
“When I heard that I would be the first speaker tonight, I thought somebody made a mistake. Don’t laugh because I think this spot belongs to the great Allen Iverson. You know why? Because I need more practice than him.”
Yao also had some great jokes about Shaq and Mutombo and is the only basketball player to ever play against them and make them look small.
So in honor of the 8 x All-Star (having flashbacks of when people used to complain about Yao leading in votes) and 5 x All-NBA player, here’s top of his best moments.