Date: Summer 2002
Complex says: How much did Houston love Yao Ming when he first signed with the Rockets? Enough to change the words of the popular soccer anthem "Ole, Ole, Ole," to create the "Yao Ming Song." It was a ditty that went a little something like this: (*clears throat*) "Yao Miiiiiiiiiiing, Yao Ming, Yao Ming, Yao Ming/Yao Miiiiiiiiiiiing, Yao Ming!" OK, so it wasn't exactly the most complicated song, and it's safe to say Houston fans are singing a much different tune, today, but back in 2002? Yao had the hottest song on the streets.