Are you serious with this picture?!?! Yao Ming, topless, running with a face only his mother could love, next to the Chinese women’s national power walking team!! Jackpot.
Anyway, Yao Ming retired today, which was shocking news to me. I could have sworn he last played 5 years ago and retired then. Who knew? But I will never think of Yao Ming as the best athlete to ever come out of China… or even as a basketball player for that matter. I will ALWAYS remember him for his Visa commercial during the Super Bowl. “CAI WRITE CHECK?????”. Yoooooooooo, Yaooooooooo:
I could not have been more indifferent as a fan, toward Yao Ming, until this Super Bowl commercial came on while I was watching the Bucs beat the snot out of the Raiders. Absolutely brilliant. And to end it with Yo-geeee Berra, hands down one of the best commercials of all time. Top 5 for sure. As for his basketball career? I remember it being full of injuries and embarrassment… kinda like this:
We’ll miss you Yao, and at least you know you have an acting career ahead of you since this basketball thing to completely work out.