"The first basketball player I would pick is Oscar (Schmidt)," Yao said in his interview with the Olympic Channel. "The second player would be (Arvydas) Sabonis. I watched several tapes of him playing basketball. He's an amazing player!"
It turns out that Yao would also have three members of his own family in his Olympic five.
"My parents for sure," he said with a smile. "As players they dream of playing in the Olympics. And myself. I would like to participate in the Olympics with them."