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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 April Fools joke creates quite a stir
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 2, 2003   5:50 AM CST
By Clutch
Copyright 2003
Is Yao Ming's Season Over?  Not Quite
With the huge influx of "newbie" fans to 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