The tattletale is Miao Lijie, friend and former WNBA teammate of Yao Ming’s wife, Ye Li. Shanghai Daily reported that when Miao attended the Shanghai world expo last Monday, a reporter asked her why Ye couldn’t come. Miao replied, “a pregnant woman deserves less public activities.” She forgot that the NBA couple has not yet announced the pregnancy.
Yao’s spokesperson Zhang Chi had no choice but to confirm the news. She revealed that the baby will be born sometime in July and that the couple is hoping it’s a boy. Yao, after all, is NBA’s tallest player at 7-foot-6-inches, while Ye stands at 6-foot-2. Now imagine if the baller couple had a girl.