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Old 08-13-2007, 04:04 PM   #62
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Default Re: Build your team by letter

I thought that was because of how their culture (or just Yao's family) views the importance of each part of the name. If you look again at NBA.com, they list names as "last, first". Yao's name doesn't have the comma that implies last name first. Therefore you read the name straight through as you say it, "Yao Ming" making the "Ming" part the last name.
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