Yao Ming shows solid skills, remarkable size

Updated: May 2, 2002, 5:17 PM ET
By Andy Katz | ESPN.com

CHICAGO -- The NBA called this a private workout for the 7-foot-5 Yao Ming, but the most unique individual session in the history of the league was anything but secretive.

Dozens of NBA personnel, from Grizzlies owner Michael Heisley on down to a Bulls strength coach, as well as media from China to New York, packed Loyola University of Chicago's Alumni Gym on Wednesday for a rare glimpse at China's national treasure.

"This isn't a typical crowd at a workout," new Grizzlies president ...

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