Yao Ming Brand Tampons and Disposable Underwear?

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I guess anything is possible.

A man in southern China has applied to register a line of women’s sanitary products under the name of Chinese basketball star Yao Ming, state media said on Friday.

“This kind of registration is obviously malicious,” Xinhua news agency quoted “Team Yao” spokesman Lu Hao, as saying. “It’s unbelievable that someone could do such a thing. It’s just too much.”

Yao is one of China’s best known and highest paid sportsmen. The 7ft-5in centre plays with the Houston Rockets in the NBA.

The application, which also included Yao Ming-branded medicine and disposable underwear, was listed on the national trademark office Web site and about to enter a “three-month approval” period, Xinhua said.

The application comes as Chinese singer Ai Dai plans to take legal action over a businessman registering a line of condoms in her name, Xinhua said in a separate report.

The brand name “Ai Dai” is a play on words for “love to wear”.

I would think, given Yao’s size, that maybe they’d consider big and tall disposable diapers, but I have NO idea (nor do I want to know) where they would be going with the Yao-pons. Yikes.