first draft of yao ming's retirement speech - a poem by giles li

Holy crap. This is an awesome video of spoken word artist Giles Li performing his poem First Draft of Yao Ming's Retirement Speech, an eloquent, thought-provoking persona piece on the athlete who shouldered the hope (and hype) of a billion people. Really nicely done. Check it out:

Damn, Giles. You do have a way with words. The video was directed by David Kong, Junshien Lau and Giles Li. To see Yao Ming's actual retirement speech -- it's shorter, and not quite as eloquent -- go here.

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