Yao Ming vs LeBron James

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Basketball Player
$130 Million
Net worth 2018
Sportspersons
Industry
Other
Shanghai, China
Residence
Akron, Ohio
Chinese
Country
United States
12/09/1980
BirthDay
30/12/1984
2.29 m
Height
2.03 m
Children
3
NET WORTH STATISTIC
TIMELINE
2016

The Hall of Fame was eventually granted in September 2016

2012

In 2012, he filmed a documentary on the white rhinoceros

2011

In July 2011, he retired from basketball due to his repeated injuries

2009

In 2009, he bought the Shanghai Sharks, which was not been able to play in the CBA due to financial crunches

2008

In the 2008 Summer Olympics at Beijing, the Rockets won 22 games

2007

In November 2007, he played against Milwaukee Bucks player Yi Jianlian for the first time, and the Rockets won 104–88

2006

Despite missing 21 games due to a surgery, he again had the most fan votes to start the 2006 NBA All-Star Game

2005

In 2005 NBA All-Star Game, Yao broke the record held by Michael Jordan, with 2,558,278 votes

2004

In the 2004 NBA All-Star Game, he finished the season at 17

2003

He had sued Coca-Cola in 2003 for using his image on their bottles when the company was promoting the national team; he won the case

2002

He played for China in the 2002 FIBA World Championships

1995

Yao was voted to start for the West over O'Neal, making him the first rookie to start the All-Star Game since Grant Hill in 1995

2018

On January 23, 2018, in a 114–102 loss to the San Antonio Spurs, James became the seventh player in NBA history to reach 30,000 career points

2017

" Later on that same year, in the aftermath of the 2017 Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, James questioned President Donald Trump's Make America Great Again slogan by stating "It's sad what's going on in Charlottesville

2016

James later publicly endorsed Hillary Clinton in the 2016 Presidential election

2015

On February 13, 2015, James was elected the first Vice President of the National Basketball Players Association (NBPA)

2014

Those include the War in Darfur, the Trayvon Martin case, the now-former NBA owner Donald Sterling's racist comments in 2014, the Michael Brown verdict, and the death of Eric Garner

2013

By 2013, his image had mostly recovered and he was reported by ESPN as the most popular player in the NBA for the second time in his career

2011

In 2011, Fenway Sports Group became the sole global marketer of his rights, and as part of the deal, he was granted a minority stake in the English Premier League football club Liverpool FC, who he has claimed his support for

2010

Following his actions during the 2010 free agency period and, more specifically, The Decision, he was listed as one of the world's most disliked athletes

2009

Along with business partner Maverick Carter, James owns production company SpringHill Entertainment, whose first work was the Lions Gate documentary More Than a Game, released in 2009 and chronicling James's high school years

2008

Is this the direction our country is heading? Make America Great Again huh? He said that" and "Our youth deserve better!!"In June 2008, James donated $20,000 to a committee to elect Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama

2007

James and comedian Jimmy Kimmel co-hosted the 2007 ESPY Awards

2006

Throughout his career, James has taken a unique approach to his playing contracts, usually opting to sign shorter term deals in order to maximize his earnings potential and flexibility; for example, in 2006, he and the Cavaliers negotiated a three-year, $60 million contract extension instead of the four-year maximum as it allotted him the option of seeking a new contract worth more money as an unrestricted free agent following the 2010 season

2005

His first agent was Aaron Goodwin, whom he left in 2005 for Leon Rose

2003

James was selected by his home team, the Cleveland Cavaliers, as the first overall pick of the 2003 NBA draft

2002

Following the loss, James seriously considered declaring for the 2002 NBA draft

2000

" At the Olympics, Team USA went unbeaten, winning their first gold medal since 2000

1998

Under James's leadership, the Cavaliers qualified for the playoffs for the first time since 1998

1984

James was born on December 30, 1984 in Akron, Ohio to a 16-year-old mother, Gloria Marie James, who raised the child on her own

1982

With the move, he became only the third reigning MVP to change teams and the first since Moses Malone in 1982

1960

In the Conference Finals, the Cavaliers defeated the Hawks to advance to the Finals, making James the first player since the 1960s to play in five consecutive Finals

1933

In other comedic pursuits, he hosted the 33rd-season premiere of Saturday Night Live