30 Jun 2010

Yao Ming confirms he's ready for final year of NBA contract with Houston

2:22 pm on 30 June 2010

China's basketball superstar, the 7ft 6inch, (2 metres 31 cm) Yao Ming says he feels healthy enough to return to the NBA this season.

Yao, missed the latest season after having major foot surgery, but says he's ready to complete the final year of his five year contract with the Houston Rockets, which will earn him $25 million.

The Rockets selected Yao with the No.1 overall pick in the 2002 draft, and signed him to a five-year extension in September 2005.