Date: January 17, 2003
Complex says: Yao's sole mission in life at the beginning of his career was simple: Stop Shaq. He didn't exactly do that in his first game against the big man (Shaq dropped 31 and grabbed 13 rebounds) but he did manage 10 points, 10 boards, and 6 blocks to help Houston get the W. And don't forget: He did it after Shaq said some pretty foul things about him in the days leading up to the game. Way to rep, Yao.