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Operation Yao Ming: The Chinese Sports Empire, American Big Business, and the Making of an NBA Superstar Hardcover – 3 Nov 2005

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  • Hardcover: 350 pages
  • Publisher: Gotham Books (3 Nov. 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1592400787
  • ISBN-13: 978-1592400782
  • Product Dimensions: 15.9 x 3.3 x 23.4 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,429,671 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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The story behind NBA giant Yao Ming, the ruthless Chinese sports machine that created him, and the East-West struggle over China's most famous son, opens with the story of Yao's parents, basketball players brought together by Chinese officials intent on creating a generation of athletes who could bring glory to their motherland. By age fourteen, Ya

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This is a well written and fasinating book, however no one in comes out of this well, everyone appears to be either self serving, corrupt or just plain nasty. So while a good read it is depressing to read that a great player has been manipulted by so many horrible people and corporations.
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