According to the US reports, Yao Ming has been successfully elected to Hall of Fame in 2016, it is worth mentioning that Yao Ming is elected as a special contributor rather than a basketball player, and it will be officially announced at this weekend in local time.
Yao Ming will join the Hall of Fame together with O'Neal
Since elected as a special contributor, Yao Ming avoided competing with the candidates such as Shaquille O'Neal and Allen Iverson recommended by the North American Review Committee.
A special policy in the nomination of Hall of Fame for those who have made outstanding contributions to basketball is that they are not limited by their retirement time. In recognition of his achievements in promoting the internationalization of basketball, Yao Ming has been nominated for Hall of Fame when he was retired in 2011. But he declined the honor and requested not to be included in the list of candidates. Yao said that it was not appropriate to be nominated after he had just retired, and out of respect for the Hall of Fame as well as the selected members, he did not want to compete as a contributor. Today, Yao has retired for several years, with his achievements in NBA and his international influence, this time he has big opportunity to be elected to the Hall of Fame.
For NBA players, Hall of Fame is the highest honor they seek, and being a member of the Hall of Fame proves a successful career. Hall of Fame has very harsh conditions, for the players not only have extraordinary achievements in the field, but also contribute to promoting basketball. Yao Ming is deserved with the election. Most importantly, Yao Ming is the banner of China's basketball, and he is also the first Asian player in NBA form dollar shows. With the success of Yao Ming, NBA and the entire basketball have gained considerable development in China and Asia. Yao Ming is not only the NBA's ambassador in China, and he is also a cultural bridge between China and USA.
From this perspective, Yao Ming has not only gained great success in the basketball court, he has also made outstanding contributions for the development of basketball, so he fully deserves to become a member of the Hall of Fame. In addition, Yao Ming also actively uses his influence to protect wild animals, and promote the development of Chinese youth sports.
Yao Ming's election to the Hall of Fame has rewritten the history of Chinese basketball, he is the first Chinese player elected to the Hall of Fame. With this exciting news, there will be more Chinese children encouraged to participate and engage in basketball.