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Yao Ming Talks Shaq And His Global Effort To End Ivory Poaching

WASHINGTON, DC - MARCH 28:  Former NBA player Yao Ming participates in the 35 Years of U.S.-China Relations: Diplomacy, Cultu
WASHINGTON, DC - MARCH 28: Former NBA player Yao Ming participates in the 35 Years of U.S.-China Relations: Diplomacy, Culture and Soft Power panel discussion at the Brookings Institution on March 28, 2014 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Paul Morigi/Getty Images)

Since retiring from basketball in 2011, Yao Ming, a former No. 1 draft pick and eight-time NBA All-Star with the Houston Rockets, has dedicated his life to animal activism. The 34-year-old Ming visited with Jordan Schultz and HuffPost Live to discuss his new project, a global effort to end ivory poaching.

The 7-foot-6 Ming also discussed his comical relationship with Shaquille O'Neal, whom he called his toughest ever matchup during his decade-long career as a star center in the league.

You can watch the full HuffPost Live segment below:

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