YAO: a life in two worlds.
By Yao Ming and Ric Bucher. NY: Hyperion Press / Miramar Books, 2004. pbk 290 pp. http://hyperionbooks.com/
Ric Bucher, of ESPS fame, assists the story of Yao Ming, the 7’5”, now recently married, of the Houston Rockets basketball team. The color photos of Yao’s early life are sure to please. In fact chapter 2 “A Boy in China” may be the most fascinating part of the book. But fans will follow the glowing, though repetitious, workouts, NBA nervousness, racism, butting heads with Shaquille O’Neal, growing maturity, and domestic life. They still love Yao in China, and he tours the CBA. Yao says its not impossible for Houston to win the championship this year! But he’s yet to win his Spurs. May be o.p., try Target.