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Yao Ming wins new title of 'Brother Milk Tea'

(Western China Metropolis Daily)

08:20, June 01, 2012

Yao stands in front of a tea shop in Luwan District in Shanghai on the evening of May 29. (

Edited and translated by Ye Xin, People's Daily Online

At around 10:20 p.m. on May 29, Yao Ming, the super basketball star, appeared at a gas station in Luwan District,Shanghai. He stopped his car there to gas up. During the refueling process, Yao went across the street to buy milk tea at a tea shop.

Yao's appearance not only attracted a large number of passers-by onlookers, but also led to a traffic congestion.

A waiter of the tea shop said Yao was polite and easy to approach.

The news about Yao Ming buying milk tea on street attracted wide attention on the Internet. Some netizens commented that Yao Ming is also a human, and he could enjoy milk tea. We can surround him but should not disturb his normal life. Some others guessed that Yao maybe buy the milk tea for his wife.

Some netizens even said that Yao was advertising for this tea shop.

After all, after the appearance at the tea shop, Yao Ming won a new title of "Brother Milk Tea."

Read the Chinese version:姚明深夜买奶茶 路人围观引起交通瘫痪

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