When Houston Rockets center Yao Ming slam dunks the ball, millions of people across the world are watching. Thats because Yaos fans in china all join in to cheer him on. In 2002, the Houston Rockets, drafted Yao and brought him to the United States to play in the NBA. He quickly became one of the leagues best players. When the Summer Olympics were held in Beijing in 2008, Yao played for his home country and was Learn more about one of the worlds most popular athletes. Book jacket.