Place of Birth: Shanghai, China
Date of Birth: September 12, 1980
Yao Ming is a Chinese basketball player. He played for the Shanghai Sharks of the Chinese Basketball Association (CBA) and the Houston Rockets of the National Basketball Association (NBA).
He is the son of basketball players Yao Zhiyuan and Fang Fengdi. He is married to basketball player Ye Li.
Ming’s paternal grandparents were Yao Xueming and Xu Lizhen.
Source: Biography of Yao Ming – Yao Ming: The Road to the NBA (2004), by Xiao Chunfei
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