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Yao Ming was a unique NBA player; did he play at a Hall of Fame level?

Yao Ming's combination of effective play and a short career is one of a kind. Jesse D. Garrabrant/NBAE via Getty Images

When the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame announces this year's class on Monday in Houston during the NCAA Final Four, Yao Ming will be among the inductees, according to ESPN's Calvin Watkins.