The same people who years ago entrusted her with millions—from Ricky Williams to Dennis Rodman to Travis Best—wince today at the mention of her name. They'll tell you how she left them broke. How she's a "chameleon ghost witch." How she's a forgery of the American Dream. And every athlete's worst nightmare.
As his nation's first (and still only) NBA star, Yao Ming made basketball relevant in China. Now, as chairman of the CBA, he wants to make Chinese basketball relevant across the world and ensure that he's not the country's last export.
After his NBA dream was taken away due to medical reasons, Isaiah Austin found himself headed down a dangerous path with suicidal thoughts and alcohol. Now overseas playing the game he loves at his own risk, he continues to search for happiness and fulfillment.