The Year of the Yao Poster

Release Date: 2004

DVD Release Date: March 14th, 2006

PG|1 hr 27 min

Plot Summary
This documentary chronicles Yao Ming's first year of playing in the National Basketball Association. When Ming signs with the Houston Rockets, he becomes the first player from China to play in the NBA, a feat that makes him immensely popular in his homeland. However, the style of play in the league is vastly different from that in China, and Yao initially struggles. As he becomes more familiar with his teammates and the American culture, however, Yao starts to excel on the court.

Director: Adam Del Deo, James Stern

Genres: Documentary

Production Co: NBA Entertainment, Endgame Entertainment

Keywords: Intense, Inspiring, Amusing, 2000s, Rise, Fascinating, Quest

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