11/12/2014 04:12 pm ET Updated Nov 13, 2014

Yao Ming Talks Shaq And His Global Effort To End Ivory Poaching

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Since retiring from basketball in 2011, Yao Ming, a former No. 1 draft pick and eight-time NBA All-Star with the Houston Rockets, has dedicated his life to animal activism. The 34-year-old Ming visited with Jordan Schultz and HuffPost Live to discuss his new project, a global effort to end ivory poaching.

The 7-foot-6 Ming also discussed his comical relationship with Shaquille O'Neal, whom he called his toughest ever matchup during his decade-long career as a star center in the league.

You can watch the full HuffPost Live segment below:

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