Despite the Houston Rockets' mediocre performance in this season, Chinese superstar Yao Ming's popularity with advertisers has not waned.
Chinese NBA star Yao Ming and his basketball player wife Ye Li shoot a TV commercial in Houston in this recent photo.
In Houston earlier this week, Yao Ming and his new wife Ye Li collaborated for the first time in a TV commercial for an insurance company.
The advertisement, directed by prestigious Chinese filmmaker Feng Xiaogang, features Yao Ming and Ye Li walking in the rain, carrying umbrellas.
Basketball players Yao, 27, and Ye, 26, were married this August in their hometown Shanghai.
(CRI December 7, 2007)