Yi Jianlian, then of the New Jersey Nets, lines up a foul shot against the Boston Celtics on Jan. 13, 2010 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. The most prominent current Chinese star in the NBA hasn't made a huge impact on the league, where's he's been a bit of a journeyman. He's played for the Bucks, Nets, Wizards, and Mavericks over the last five years, but he's still beloved at home. The onetime Guangdong Southern Tigers star trails only Yao Ming and Liu Xiang in popularity -- and hawks everything from Nike to Coca-Cola back home in China.
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