The wait is over
IT'S THE DAY local basketball fans have been waiting for. Tonight 22-year-old NBA superstar Yao Ming of the Houston Rockets will play for the Chinese national team against Australia's Melbourne Tigers at the Hong Kong Coliseum.
He will be joined by the Toronto Raptors' Mengke Bateer for the exhibition match which is part of the post-Sars Re-launch Hong Kong Campaign.
The China team thrilled fans in an exhibition game and skills challenge at Southorn Stadium yesterday. Read more about it tomorrow.
Star players' profiles:
Date of birth: September 12, 1980
Height: 7 feet 5 inches
Weight: 296 lbs
Team: Houston Rockets
Date of birth: November 20, 1975
Height: 6 feet 11 inches
Weight: 290 lbs
Team: Toronto Raptors