Video: Yao Ming Talks Hoops, Animals and Wine in Texas

Our colleagues in Houston are playing host to their biggest guest yet this week, as former Houston Rocket (and budding vigneron) Yao Ming makes his first visit to Asia Society Texas Center since attending the groundbreaking in 2008. Yao will appear in conversation with former NBA player and current ESPN analyst Jay Williams at a special luncheon on Friday, February 15. And on Tuesday, Yao sat down for an exclusive one-on-one interview, which we have embedded below.

Yao will also be an honoree at Asia Society Southern California's Annual Dinner on February 19, where he will be joined by Los Angeles Lakers point guard Steve Nash and other special guests.

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Dan Washburn is Asia Society's Chief Content Officer. The Financial Times named his book, The Forbidden Game: Golf and the Chinese Dream, one of the best of 2014.