CHINA Yao Ming graduates from university

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Yao Ming graduates from university

Zhang Jin | China Plus

18:04, July 08, 2018

Chinese basketball legend Yao Ming has graduated from Shanghai Jiao Tong University 7 years after he was enrolled as an undergraduate student, reports Chinanews.com.

Yao Ming attends the graduation ceremony of Shanghai Jiao Tong University on Sunday, July 8, 2018. [Photo: Chinanews.com]

Yao Ming attends the graduation ceremony of Shanghai Jiao Tong University on Sunday, July 8, 2018. [Photo: Chinanews.com]

At the graduation ceremony on Sunday, the 38-year-old former NBA star thanked his parents for insisting him to get a bachelor's degree, saying his commitment to them supported him to finish the studies.

Yao Ming delivers a speech at the graduation ceremony of Shanghai Jiao Tong University on Sunday, July 8, 2018. [Photo: Chinanews.com]

Yao Ming delivers a speech at the graduation ceremony of Shanghai Jiao Tong University on Sunday, July 8, 2018. [Photo: Chinanews.com]

Yao, now the president of Chinese Basketball Association, wished his fellow graduates to find their own life values and a bright future.

Yao Ming attends the graduation ceremony of Shanghai Jiao Tong University on Sunday, July 8, 2018. [Photo: Chinanews.com]

Yao Ming attends the graduation ceremony of Shanghai Jiao Tong University on Sunday, July 8, 2018. [Photo: Chinanews.com]

Yao started a tailored degree program at the Antai College of Economics & Management of Shanghai Jiao Tong University after retiring from basketball in 2011.

Yao Ming's parents attend the graduation ceremony of Shanghai Jiao Tong University on Sunday, July 8, 2018. [Photo: Chinanews.com]

Yao Ming's parents attend the graduation ceremony of Shanghai Jiao Tong University on Sunday, July 8, 2018. [Photo: Chinanews.com]

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