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    Yao Ming back in town… and changing diapers

    Shanghai’s favorite son is back in the city for a charity tour, and he took some time out from doing good to boast about his diaper-changing skills

    By Jessica Beaton 21 July, 2010

    Shanghai-born, 2.26-meter, All-Star center and Shanghai Sharks owner Yao Ming is back in his hometown this week to prepare for his much-publicized charity tour for his 2008-founded Yao Ming Foundation, while also checking in on the Shanghai Sharks' operations before the upcoming Chinese Basketball Association (CBA) season.

    In town with seven other NBA players -- Baron Davis, Brandon Jennings, Hasheem Thabeet, DaJuan Summers, Amir Johnson, Aaron Brooks and Chase Budinger -- the group is in China to raise funds for the Yao Ming Foundation.

    I can change my daughter's diaper with just my toe, can you believe that? When baby cries at night, I just kick my wife and everything is miraculously done
    — Yao Ming

    The guys are raising money doing what they do best: playing basketball. The group will play two matches, reports Chinese news agency Xinhua, the first with the Chinaese national basketball team in Beijing on July 23, and then with Yao Ming’s Shanghai Sharks in Shanghai on July 28.

    Funds raised for the Yao Ming Foundation will be committed to rebuilding six schools in China's Sichuan Province that were affected but the Sichuan earthquake, as well as providing scholarships for students and develop sports programs there.
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    A couple of photos from his previous trip to China

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    Here is one of the group including Nash



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    Message: @IamAmirJohnson lookin swoll on the streets of Beijing!

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    Message: Now u know Yao Ming can't fit in this chair smh..


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    Yao Ming to lead charity game in Beijing

    Xinhua, July 23, 2010

    Chinese basketball star Yao Ming will lead a charity exhibition game in Beijing on Saturday to raise funds for the Project Hope in China.

    The exhibition game, to be held in the National Indoor Stadium, will feature a host of NBA big names, including All-Star guard Steve Nash from the Suns, the promising star Brandon Jennings from the Bucks, Clippers'talisman Baron Davis, as well as Yao's Rockets teammate Chase Budinger. The Chinese national basketball team are to take on the NBA-star team.

    "When I was in Houston I took part in some charity activities with the team, which really impressed me a lot. Charity activities gave me a sense of satisfaction and success," said Yao in a pre-game press conference on Thursday. "So I also want to do something for my country, for children in Chinese rural areas who really need help."

    In order to fulfill his desire to help Chinese children in need, the Houston Rocket center launched the Yao Foundation in 2008 and helped to build six Project Hope elementary schools in the past two years. Saturday's game is a part of the Yao Foundation Charity Tour. The tour will also include a charity banquet on Friday night and another exhibition game in the city of Taipei next Wednesday.

    "It's my second year with the charity tour. That is always Yao Ming, not only a great basketball player but also a great person, doing all these to the kids in China, I'm happy to be here to do all we can," said Davis.

    Davis' support to Yao was also echoed by Toronto Raptors' Amir Johnson. "This is my second time back for Yao Foundation, I'm very honored to be back in China for the children.I will do my best to get Yao a show," said the 23-year-old Johnson.
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    Message: Me in the big homie @Baron_Davis about 2 start the Yao Ming charity game...#LAUNIFIED



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    Amir is in the background sitting

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    The convo went something like this:

    Guy: Are you Kobe?!

    Amir: No I am not Kobe.

    Guy: Do you know Kobe?!

    Amir: yeah I know Kobe, in fact I have played against him.

    Guy: Wow, can you ask Kobe to send you his authograph and then give it to me?!

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