Houston Rockets center Yao Ming, of China, right, sits with his left foot wrapped on the bench during the second quarter of an NBA basketball game against the Minnesota Timberwolves Sunday, Nov. 7, 2010, in Houston. Shane Battier is at left. (AP Photo/Dave Einsel)

Photo by: Dave Einsel

Houston Rockets center Yao Ming, of China, right, sits with his left foot wrapped on the bench during the second quarter of an NBA basketball game against the Minnesota Timberwolves Sunday, Nov. 7, 2010, in Houston. Shane Battier is at left. (AP Photo/Dave Einsel)