The excerpt from Operation Yao Ming, by Brook Larmer, was removed on January 2, 2007, by request of the publisher, Gotham Books, a member of Penguin Group.
Yao Got Game
In America, the in-your-face dunk is the most beloved of basketball conventions. But for one seven-foot-four teenage giant, learning to slam the ball through the hoop meant defying everything his Chinese coaches had taught him—and getting his first taste of freedom on the court.
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