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Yao Ming Arrives!

Oct. 20 - Yao Ming finally arrived in Houston amid of sea of supporters eager to catch their first glimpse at the newest member of the Rockets.

Rockets.com was on hand to capture all the exclusive coverage of Yao Ming's rock star-like arrival.

Check out video clips of Yao Ming's welcome at the Houston airport, meeting his new teammates at Compaq Center, behind-the-scenes shots of him entering the Rockets locker room for the first time, as well as the pregame press conference held prior to Houston's preseason game vs. Orlando.

Yao Arrives!
See Yao Ming arrive in Houston as a group of Rockets supporters are on hand to welcome the newest member of the team to Houston.

Welcoming Party
Cuttino Mobley and Steve Francis arrive at Compaq Center at the same moment as Yao's limo makes its way from the airport. See Francis and Mobley greet Yao for the first time.

Yao Ming's New Digs
Go behind the scenes with Yao Ming as the 7-6 center enters the Compaq Center locker room.

Welcome To Houston
Carroll Dawson and Rudy Tomjanovich introduce Yao Ming to Houston.

Yao Ming Takes On The Media
Yao Ming answers questions from the Houston media through his translator, Colin Pine.

Day To Day
Rudy T. talks about when we may expect Yao Ming to see some game action.

No Communication Problems Here
Yao Ming may surprise you with his English proficiency as he answers a question from the media.