Raymond reports from China that Yao will be working as a commentator for CCTV5 for the upcoming 2011 FIBA Asian Championships in Wuhan from September 15-25th.
Yao accepted CCTV5’s invitation to be a guest commentator for every one of the China National Team’s games during the Championships. He will be joining his best friend Yu Jia as a commentator for 7 to 8 of China’s games that will be televised live throughout China.
Yao didn’t ask for any money to do the commentating, but CCTV5 will give him a token RMB 500 for each game.
The Organizing Committee has also prepared a special box seat at the Wuhan Sports Centre for Yao Ming that can accommodate up to 18 people. Yao will probably invite family, relatives and friends to the box to cheer and support the national team.