Yao Ming explained, Taiwanese news style (video)

Chinese Basketball superstar Yao Ming retired this week, but unless you’re an NBA fan or a resident of the People’s Republic, you’re unlikely to know much about him. The geniuses at Taiwanese site have created a tidy animation to help you out.

FAMOUS FOR THEIR surreal recreations of the Tiger Woods car crash and the Brett Favre sexting scandal, Taiwanese station NMA has put together an animated biography of basketball player Yao Ming.

More respectful than some of their other efforts, it still manages to include an animated Yao riding a shark through a sea of money, Charles Barkley kissing a donkey’s arse and a woman firing a basketball from her nethers.

Inspired by actual events.