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23 Most Famous Yao Ming Quotes (BASKETBALL)

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“Every sound in the gym is so fantastic. The screams of the fans, the whistle of the ref, the teammates calling to each other, the sounds of the ball touching the wooden floor, the sneakers touching the floor, and the sounds of the fight, the muscle and the sweat. Oh, and the last one – when the ball goes through the net. Don’t laugh at my sensitivity and romanticism – those sounds really attract me.”

Yao Ming
Sport is the best means of communication between people from different religions and countries.
Sport is the best means of communication between people from different religions and countries.
If you're going to learn a new language, you can't try to be perfect. You'll stop yourself from talking. You just have to let go.
If you’re going to learn a new language, you can’t try to be perfect. You’ll stop yourself from talking. You just have to let go.
I don't really have anything to say. Basketball is not a game that you can play with your mouth. It needs action to prove yourself.
I don’t really have anything to say. Basketball is not a game that you can play with your mouth. It needs action to prove yourself.
Sports teach you how to be quick. Injuries teach you how to slow down.
Sports teach you how to be quick. Injuries teach you how to slow down.
Fortune cookies are a good idea. If the message is positive, it can make your day a little better.
Fortune cookies are a good idea. If the message is positive, it can make your day a little better.
There is a phrase in Chinese, 'Resolve is victory.'
There is a phrase in Chinese, ‘Resolve is victory.’
No matter whether you are new or an old team member, you need time to adjust to one another.
No matter whether you are new or an old team member, you need time to adjust to one another.
Friendship first, competition second.
Friendship first, competition second.
I think I'll stick to what I'm used to, my principles, and that is team Number 1 and individual Number 2.
I think I’ll stick to what I’m used to, my principles, and that is team Number 1 and individual Number 2.

6 Yao Ming Quotes About Life

I finished my high school. I think an education is very, very important.
I finished my high school. I think an education is very, very important.
Sometimes it can feel like there are a billion people on my shoulders.
Sometimes it can feel like there are a billion people on my shoulders.
Is there a choice in life? It's always been like this. I am jealous that you have a lot of leisure and free time. You are jealous that I have a lot money.
Is there a choice in life? It’s always been like this. I am jealous that you have a lot of leisure and free time. You are jealous that I have a lot money.
Everybody is improving but I am improving slowly, which seemingly widens our distance.
Everybody is improving but I am improving slowly, which seemingly widens our distance.
A good leader must be fair.
A good leader must be fair.
It will take time to adapt, but I think I can handle it.
It will take time to adapt, but I think I can handle it.

7 Yao Ming Quotes About Basketball

“To me, first and foremost, basketball is a fun sport. It is a hobby, an interest. And second, it is a profession. I feel that I am very fortunate that I can find a professional job that I really, really love.”

Yao Ming
The NBA is a big family, and I think of all these rookies as my brothers. I still believe I am blue collar among the All-Stars.
The NBA is a big family, and I think of all these rookies as my brothers. I still believe I am blue collar among the All-Stars.
I only want to play basketball, and play it well and be happy about it. But I realize that with being famous, comes a lot of demands.
I only want to play basketball, and play it well and be happy about it. But I realize that with being famous, comes a lot of demands.

“Basketball, in America, is like a culture. It is like a foreigner learning a new language. It is difficult to learn foreign languages and it will also be difficult for me to learn the culture for basketball here.”

Yao Ming
I understand basketball is not my entire life. It's only a part of my life. And there are a lot of other things that interest me a great deal.
I understand basketball is not my entire life. It’s only a part of my life. And there are a lot of other things that interest me a great deal.
Kobe's heart is as strong as his muscles.
Kobe‘s heart is as strong as his muscles.
It's always nice to start the season with a win.
It’s always nice to start the season with a win.

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