1. Yao Ming Gets Acquainted With New York Shopkeepers
In a Visa commercial that so accurately conveys what happens when cultures collide, Yao inquires about writing a check for some really tacky traditional NYC merchandise. Confusion ensues. Here, the 2002 No. 1 overall draft pick showcases the unassuming nature that endeared him to both basketball diehards and casual fans around the world.
2. Yao Ming Tries To Persuade NBA Friends To Eat Moving Food
And what better way to summarize the cultural phenomenon that is Yao Ming than by including the trailer for the 2004 documentary The Year of the Yao, which debuted in the U.S. in April 2005 to mixed reviews. Judging by the trailer (and the tagline) you might think it's your stereotypical Disney movie, but don't be deceived — New Line Cinema actually produced this one.
4. Yao Ming Tells Us We Should Stop Killing Sharks For Their Fins