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Flashback video: Yao swings a golf club and hits a friend

August 5th, 2011
by John

You probably saw the photo we posted a couple of days ago of Yao playing golf in Shanghai. Yao told Sohu.com a couple of weeks ago that he wanted to learn how to play the game now that he is retired and has more time.

Well, you might not remember, but about 7-8 years ago, Yao had his first exposure to golf. Below is an “animated gif” (remember those, before the days of Youtube and online video becoming pervasive?) of Yao trying out a golf club on the Rockets’ practice court in Houston.

Unfortunately, on the backswing, he hit his friend Andy Yao in the head! You can tell it didn’t hurt Andy, but it’s hilarious as you’ll see through Yao and Andy’s reaction! (the animated image may take a few seconds to load)

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