Yao Ming may always be best remembered for his legendary NBA career, but if he has any say in the matter, he’ll soon be recognized for his savvy entrepreneurship to boot. Rather than resting on his laurels, Yao has been branching out and hanging outside a GameStop asking customers if they would be interested in a video game about his long legs having a big adventure.
Looks like this Houston Rockets phenomenon is ready to expand his portfolio!
As of earlier this morning, Yao’s been stopping everyone at his local GameStop to gauge their enthusiasm for a potential video game where users play as his legs going on an epic journey of some kind. Though this may be his first foray into video game development, you’d think Yao Ming was a consummate tech professional by the way he’s painstakingly polled each patron about whether seeing his disembodied legs defeat a monster, fight the Axis powers in World War II, or rescue Mrs. Yao Ming’s legs from Evil Yao Ming’s legs would be exciting to see in a video game.
Wow, video game designers, take note! Ming reportedly even gave a few lucky customers a demo of what the game might be like by rolling up his pant legs, letting the person get a good look at his knees, and walking halfway across the parking lot of the strip mall and back to the sidewalk in front of the GameStop where he’d been since 6:30 a.m. Just incredible.
Eight NBA All-Star games, the Basketball Hall Of Fame, and now this. What can’t Yao Ming do?! Who knows if a video game about Yao Ming’s legs traversing some sort of fantasy universe or saving the world from an evil company run by Shaquille O’Neal’s arms will ever see the light of day, but if it does, we’ll be the first in line to buy it.