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Is Yao Ming's Season Over? Not Quite
Did Dikembe Mutombo's elbow break Yao Ming's collarbone and end his role in the Rockets' playoff run? 7th annual ClutchCity.net April Fools joke creates quite a stir
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 2, 2003   5:50 AM CST
By Clutch
Copyright 2003 ClutchFans.net
Is Yao Ming's Season Over?  Not Quite
With the huge influx of "newbie" fans to ClutchCity.net as a result of Yao Ming, it seemed like a natural to make the site's 7th annual April Fools joke about him.

Did Dikembe Mutombo really break Yao's collarbone with that elbow, forcing him to sit out 4-6 weeks? Only if you believe the report by Kris Sheridan of Yahool and the Associated Dress.

The false story had a tremendous impact on Tuesday: Tons of emails, posts on the BBS, play on other sites and several calls/emails to the Rockets office from media outlets across the country.

Dating back to 1997, here are the past 7 April Fools jokes run at ClutchCity.net:



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