China’s NBA legend Yao Ming to lead Hong Kong handover anniversary exhibition game

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Basketball legend Yao Ming will lead an exhibition match in Hong Kong this summer through the annual “Yao Foundation Charity Tour” as part of the celebrations for the 20th anniversary of the handover, a source close to the organisers has disclosed.

Chinese sports icon Yao will hand-pick star players from the NBA and the mainland to feature in the game, scheduled for July 29 at the 12,000-seat Hong Kong Coliseum in Hung Hom.

“We don’t have too many chances to watch the performance of NBA players in Hong Kong and it will definitely be exciting news for the fans,” said the source.

“Basketball is a very popular sport in Hong Kong especially with the extensive coverage of NBA here, while Yao is also a household name in Hong Kong despite his retirement a couple of years ago.

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