NBA ready to tap China's talent pool

LOS ANGELES -- Shaquille O'Neal might be the most dominant big man in the NBA, but for the second consecutive year at All-Star weekend, it's been Yao Ming towering over just about everyone else.

If being voted as an All-Star starter over Shaq for the second straight year isn't enough, the NBA threw a little party in Yao's favor Saturday that should've made him feel just a little closer to home.