Ye Li

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This is a Chinese name; the family name is Ye.
Ye Li
Born (1981-11-20) November 20, 1981 (age 34)
Shanghai, China
Nationality Chinese
Other names The D
Occupation Basketball player
Height 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Spouse(s) Yao Ming (m. 2007)
Children 1

Ye Li (simplified Chinese: 叶莉; traditional Chinese: 葉莉; pinyin: Yè Lì; born November 20, 1981) is a Chinese professional basketball player who played for the China women's national basketball team at the 2004 Summer Olympics.[1]

Ye met Chinese basketball player Yao Ming at the age of seventeen in 1998.[2] They married on August 6, 2007.[3] Ye gave birth to their daughter Yao Qinlei (whose English name is Amy) in Houston, Texas on May 21, 2010.[4]


  1. ^ "Ye Li Bio, Stats, and Results". Olympics at Retrieved 2016-05-23. 
  2. ^ Bucher, Ric; Yao, Ming (2004). Yao: A Life in Two Worlds. Miramax Books. p. 237. 
  3. ^ Zheng, Zen T.C.; Guy Jr, Andrew (2007-08-07). "Yao and Ye's wedding unites East and West". Houston Chronicle. Retrieved 2016-05-23. 
  4. ^ "Yao 'very excited' about arrival of new baby". 2010-05-22. Retrieved 2016-05-23.