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Video: Ming and Noah visit school ahead of Yao Foundation Charity Game

News 01 Jul 2013, 11:58 IST

Chinese retired NBA star Yao Ming and NBA player Joakim Noah visited a primary school in Beijing suburb on Sunday morning ahead of the Yao Foundation Charity Game which will be played on Monday at Wukesong Basketball stadium.

Yao Ming, (On the difficulties preparing the charity game)
“We have spent a lot of effort to find more sponsors, you know the public have a lot of doubts about China’s charity work in the past two years, which have also had some impact on our charity work. We have been working hard to improve our credibility and improve our transparency. We welcome the supervision of society of our work.”

Joakim Noah
“I think that we haven’t been healthy for a couple of years now, so we really hadn’t had our full team and I really hope that Luol Deng can still be on the team. There are a lot of rumours, but this is the rumour time of the year right now, you know, summer time, a lot of speculation, but I think that if we come back healthy we will have the chance to win the championship. “

Yao Ming, (On why he brought his daughter to the clinic)
“Many parents would like to have a vivid lesson like this today and let them see every part of the society and let them know how lucky they are. I hope they can start building up the mentality of giving back to society from a very young age.”

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