Yao Ming may be nursing a leg injury but he’s kicking and screaming over this one. The Rockets star center vehemently denied an Internet rumor that he’s dating Nia Long. His reasoning? “She’s only 1.57m. [5-foot-2-inches], I’m 2.26m [7-foot-6-inches].,” he told the Chinese Titan newspaper. “Does it sound reasonable”
Ming actually has a line-in girlfriend, Chinese basketball player Ye Li, who’s 1.9m, or 6-foot-2.
Yao’s spokesperson, Zhang Mingki, said: “Ye Li is now living with him. Anybody who has common sense will not believe such a rumour.”
Well, hey, the rest of us can at least visualize.