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Coming to America soon: Yao Ming Basketball

Updated: January 7, 2003, 3:26 PM ET
By Darren Rovell | ESPN.com

Get ready for virtual Yao Ming.

Yao, the 7-foot-5 Houston Rockets rookie center, on Monday signed an endorsement deal with Sorrent, a developer of interactive games for wireless devices that will make a game called Yao Ming Basketball.

It is Yao's first endorsement deal since arriving in the United States from China late last year.

"Wireless phones and wireless entertainment are very popular in China," Yao said in a company announcement. "I've always loved video games."

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