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Chinese Wonder How Tall Ming Child Will Be

Tuesday, 05 January 2010 10:56 PM EST

News that Ye Li, wife of Houston Rockets center Yao Ming, is pregnant obviously has attracted great attention at home and abroad.

Fans curious to know how tall Yao's child can be

The rumor was first revealed by Ye's close friend Miao Lijie, who is her former teammate on the National women's basketball team, when attending a show for Shanghai World Expo on Monday. The news was confirmed on Tuesday by Zhang Chi, a spokesman for Yao's China-based agents, who also said Ye is expected to deliver the baby in July.

Good news travels fast, as fans in Houston have already launched a survey at the local bbs today, speculating about how tall the child of Yao (2.26 m) and Ye (1.90 m) will be.

The current results show that 39 percent predict "little Yao's" height will surpass 2.00 m but no more than the father's 2.26 m. Of those polled, 23 percent think the child has a decent chance to top Yao Ming, and 29 percent believe the child will grow up to more than 2.40 m, with the remaining 9.4 percent believing that 2.00 m is the height limit for the child.

It seems that many fans' guesses are bold compared with those of medical experts. According to the calculations of medical experts, if the child is male, he probably will reach a height of between 2.00 m to 2.21 m, or 1.94m to 2.08 m if the child is female.

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Tuesday, 05 January 2010 10:56 PM
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