Yao Ming Cleared For Practice And Comedy

Houston, we no longer have a problem. Yao Ming was medically cleared to participate in full contact practices with the Houston Rockets. Teammate Chuck Hayes and big man James Cripe from the D-League were the first to feel the wrath of Yao in a game of cut throat one-on-one at the Houston Rockets training facilities.

The mid-range set shot is back in effect, the good defensive positioning remains, the jump hook looks smooth, a fade away was added and the trademark dry sense of humor is back on point.