At 7-foot-6 inches, Yao Ming is undoubtedly huge. But in his native China, he is larger than life.
News that he is suffering a stress injury in his foot which will end his NBA season has sent shockwaves through China.
"This is an earthquake for fans," said Beijing sports reporter Sunny Zhang.
Yao is the face of the Beijing Olympics, the center of the Chinese sports world, and a national treasure. Even the thought that he may not recover in time to represent China at the Games has the...Full Story