Basketball Hall of Fame inductee Yao Ming speaks during induction ceremonies, Friday, Sept. 9, 2016, in Springfield, Mass. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

Yao Ming: NBA put me in Hall of Fame 10 years too early – and sport in China is decades behind US

Chinese basketball superstar admits even he was surprised by his induction after criticism in US media

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Basketball Hall of Fame inductee Yao Ming speaks during induction ceremonies, Friday, Sept. 9, 2016, in Springfield, Mass. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)
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