Today, 18 years ago, Yao Ming, a member of the Hall of Fame, made his NBA debut on behalf of the Rockets.
Yao Ming's first game data is not good. He played 11 minutes off the bench and only got 2 rebounds, 2 turnovers and 3 fouls without scoring.
In addition to current players, Yao Ming is the only center in NBA history who has shot at least 50% from the field and 80% from the free throw in his career.
In the eight seasons in the NBA, Yao Ming played 486 regular season games, averaging 32.6 minutes per game, averaging 19.3 points, 9.7 rebounds, 1.6 assists and 1.9 blocks per game, shooting 52.4% from the field and 83.3% from the free throw. In the playoffs, Yao Ming played in 28 games, averaging 35.3 minutes per game, averaging 19.8 points, 9.3 rebounds, 1 assist and 1.5 blocks per game, shooting 51.9% from the field and 83.3% from the free throw.