Talk:Yao Ming

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Edit request on 24 August 2012[edit]

yaoming funclub link to another site. yaoming official site → http://www.yaomingmania.com/blog/ http://www.yaomingmania.com/blog/ Machaclick (talk) 03:53, 24 August 2012 (UTC)

Partly done: You are right, http://www.yaomingfanclub.com/ doesnt appear to be his site. Removed. However, yaomingmania is just a fan site (see http://www.yaomingmania.com/blog/about-yao-ming-mania) Not added. —Bagumba (talk) 05:21, 24 August 2012 (UTC)

More details on legacy[edit]

Now that some time has passed since Yao's retirement, it would be good to enhance this article with perspectives on Yao's legacy, especially to maintain the article's status as a feature article. Areas that need enhancement include:

  1. Historical rank among NBA centers
  2. Impact on interest in NBA/Houston Rockets in China
  3. Impact of interest in NBA/Houston Rockets among Asian-Americans

Bagumba (talk) 16:46, 27 September 2012 (UTC)

Meme[edit]

This edit is sourced by a link to a forum, and doesnt seem reliable. This might be a better source, but an earlier discussion didnt find knowyourmeme.com to be reliable, even when memes have status as "confirmed" there. Feel free to inquire again at Wikipedia:Reliable sources/Noticeboard, as the editorial control of the site may have changed. —Bagumba (talk) 04:23, 29 September 2012 (UTC)

Even though the above source doesn't seem reliable, mention should be made that a particular expression of his, captured in a picture, has been used extensively throughout the internet, usually accompanied by the caption "bitch please".

The link below gives a good explanation of how this meme came about. Maybe it could be included in the main page?

http://knowyourmeme.com/memes/yao-ming-face-bitch-please

  • I can't understand why this section has been removed from the main article. The meme/ comic face has become very popular over the time and indeed this section has to be included in the main article. Can we have the following Youtube video together with few comics as a reliable resource?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-26VMhVLuHc

However, the large number of comic sites and Facebook pages having Yao's bitch please face for their comics itself is good enough to justify this section. --සමීර ශාකුන්තල | Sameera Shaakunthala (talk) 12:58, 30 December 2012 (UTC) Bitch please, wikipedia accepts only reliable sources(or sources that support US and Israel)--77.42.192.2 (talk) 08:41, 22 April 2013 (UTC)

link to NBA.com[edit]

The link of Yao Ming in NBA website should be http://stats.nba.com/playerProfile.html?PlayerID=2397

116.48.138.238 (talk) 06:09, 2 April 2014 (UTC)

This was discussed before at Template_talk:Infobox_basketball_biography#Historical_profiles_have_moved. Unfortunately, NBA.com made all the old links obsolete without redirecting them. Most NBA bios have basketball-reference.com links in the interim.—Bagumba (talk) 06:23, 2 April 2014 (UTC)