Is Yao Hall Bound?

It appears that recently retired Houston Rockets star Yao Ming could be headed to the Basketball Hall of Fame as early as next year. Before all you basketball purists go crazy though, Yao would be going in as a contributor to the game, not as a player. John Doleva, the president and CEO of the Hall, said Yao has been nominated by a member of the Chinese media and he will be considered by an international panel. As a contributor, Yao would bypass the usual five-year waiting period for retired players. Yao retired earlier this summer after foot injuries prematurely ended what was turning out to be a solid career.

Yao Ming
Is it possible that Yao Ming could get into the Hall of Fame before Shaq?

Do you think Yao is worthy of the Hall based on his contributions to the game?

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