他用高超的体育技能,在一个强手如林的国家运动项目中占有了一席之地,成就了很多人的梦想,更成为中国人的骄傲。下面和小编一起欣赏一下姚明名人堂的演讲吧!

Mr.John Doleva,Hall of Fame Executive Committee,ladies and gentlemen,good evening.

名人堂总裁约翰·多勒夫先生、女士们、先生们,晚上好。

When I heard that I was speaking first tonight,I thought that someone made a mistake.The first speaker should be the great Allen Iverson.I need practice more than he does.

听说今晚第一个发言,我以为有人搞错了。第一个发言的应该是伟大的阿伦·艾弗森。相比于他,我需要更多的练习。

First of all,I would like to thank you for giving me this great honor.Your recognition has made tonight a most memorable moment for me.Although perhaps my career ended too soon,for me I treasure each and every moment.I am grateful for my time on the court,and for your recognition tonight.

首先,我要感谢给我如此殊荣,对我而言,你们的认可让今晚成为最难忘的时刻。尽管我的职业可能生涯结束的太早了,对我而言,我珍惜每一个时刻。我感谢我在球场上的时光,感谢今晚你们的认可。

I would like to thank my sponsors.

我要谢谢我的推介人。

Bill Russell.I remember that you invited me to dinner at your house in Seattle in my rookie year.That evening,and all of your advice since,really built up my confidence and made me feel comfortable in a new country.

比尔·拉塞尔,我不会忘记在新秀季中,你邀请我到西雅图家中进餐。那天晚上,以及此后你所有的建议,让我在新的国度中建立信心,倍感轻松。

Bill Walton.You supported me all the way.Thank you for your advice and encouragement.You were the first one who called me when I woke up from mysurgery.You told me to stay positive.I will always remember that.

比尔·沃尔顿,你一直都支持着我,谢谢你的建议和鼓励。我做手术醒来后,你第一个打电话给我。你告诉我要积极,我一直铭记在心。

Dikembe Mutombo.I put you last because you are the oldest of the three.We played together for five years and had so many memories on and off the court.Nothing can break the bond between us—not even all those elbows you gave me in practice.

迪肯贝·穆托姆博,我最后提你,因为你看起来是三人中最老的。我们五年间一起打球,在球场内外有许多回忆。没有什么能破坏我们的友谊,就算在训练中你给了我不少“黑肘”。
译注:相比82岁的拉塞尔,穆托姆博当然不是最老的,这是个玩笑,谣传说他非洲老家计算年龄的办法是每年在一棵树上砍一刀,后来他到美国打球,回到老家后发现树上刻满了字,就推说记不住自己的年龄了。

As you know I am from China,and my journey began there.

大家知道我来自中国,我的旅程从那里开始。

My parents were basketball players back in the 1970s.I heard so many great stories about them,about how they played and how good they were.More importantly,so many people know how good they are as people.I am very fortunate to be your son.

我的父母是上世纪七十年代的篮球运动员,我听过很多他们的故事,他们如何打球,更重要的,如何做个好人。作为你们的儿子,我感到非常幸运。

The gift I had from you was not only height...the way you taught me how to think,how to make decisions.And of course,my soft touch on the free throw line.Which is why I had 10,000 free throws less than O'Neill.

你们赐予我的礼物不只是个头儿,你们教会我如何思考,如何做出决定。当然还有罚球线上的柔和手感,这也是为什么我比奥尼尔少罚了10000个球。

My wife Li.We met when we were high school age.You know how much you mean to me.Thank you for being my life partner.Our lovely daughter Amy is a treasure to both of us.We wish she could be here,but she is in her first week of school.And she has to live with the consequences of choosing soccer over basketball...I'll fix that.

我的妻子叶莉也来到现场,我们在高中时认识的。你知道你对我有多重要,谢谢你成为我生命中的伴侣。我们可爱的女儿艾米是我们共同的宝贝,很希望她今天也能来,但她开学第一周。她还要承担选择足球而非篮球的后果……我会把她扳回来的。

My basketball journey began on the back of coach Li Zhangmin’s bicycle when he gave me a ride to my very first practice on the basketball court.I would like to congratulate you on a very successful and very long career as you retire this year.Thank you for your work and your effrot,and so many kids have benefited from you and your work.

我的篮球生涯始于李章明教练的自行车后座,他带着我第一次去篮球场训练。你今年退休,我想祝贺你历经非常成功和非常漫长的职业生涯。谢谢你的工作和努力,那么多的孩子受益于你和你的工作。

Coach Li Qiuping you were my coach at the Shanghai Sharks.You led us to win so far the only CBA championship before I came to NBA,and you gave us so much and sacrifice so much in that year you lost your wife to cancer.Thank you for your dedication and your sacrifices to us.

李秋平教练是我在上海大鲨鱼队的教练。你带领我们获得迄今仅有一次的CBA冠军,我后来就来了NBA,你付出良多,牺牲良多,那一年你的妻子因癌症离世。谢谢你的贡献和牺牲。

I want to thank the city of Shanghai,the Shanghai Sharks and the CBA league for doing everything to encourage me,prepare me,train me.They helped me to be ready for the next challenges in my life.

我要感谢上海市,上海大鲨鱼对和CBA联赛,你们尽一切努力鼓励我、帮助我、训练我,让我为人生中下一次挑战做好准备。

There is old saying in China that if the mirror is made of bronze,one can dress properly.If the mirror is history,one can predict ups and downs.If the mirror is people,one can reflect on one’s own weakness and strength.And now,I would like to mention a few mirrors in my life.

中国有句老话,以铜为镜,可以正衣冠;以史为镜,可以知兴替;以人为镜,可以明得失。现在我要提几面我人生中的镜子。

First,I want to mention Mr.Mou Zouyun.He was a basketball legend.Over 80 years ago,Mr.Mou came here to Springfield to study basketball.He went back to China and dedicated his life to Chinese basketball.Today,the CBA Championship Cup is named after him.This cup is the life goal that every CBA player can dream of.

首先,我要提牟作云,他是篮球界的传奇。80年前,牟先生来到斯普林菲尔德学习篮球,回中国后,他把毕生精力都奉献给中国篮球。今天,CBA联赛杯以他的名字命名,这座奖杯是每一位CBA球员梦想的人生目标。

I am not the first Chinese man to play in the NBA.That honor belongs Wang Zhi Zhi.He was a pioneer for all future Chinese players who dream of coming to the NBA.He cleared the road for us and made so many sacrifices.I learned so much from him.Although he cannot be here today,I want to thank him.

我不是第一个到NBA打球的中国人,这份荣誉归于王治郅。他是梦想到NBA打球的所有未来中国球员的先行者。他为我们扫清了道路,做出很多牺牲。我从他那里获益良多。尽管他今年不能来,我还是想谢谢他。

Many people know the story that began when the Rockets drafted me in 2002.Not many people know how much effort the Rockets put in before I arrived and throughout my career.Thank you to Les Alexander,Michael Goldberg,Carroll Dawson,Tad Brown,Daryl Morey and Keith Jones for making me feel at home in Houston.

很多人知道故事从2002年火箭队选中我时开始,可不是所有人知道火箭队在我来之前和我整个生涯中付出的努力。感谢莱斯·亚历山大、迈克尔·戈德伯格、卡罗尔·道森、泰德·布朗、达里尔·莫雷和基斯·琼斯,让我在休斯顿感受到家的温暖。

When I arrived in Houston on my first day,Steve Francis gave me a strong high five and a big hug to welcome me.Steve has been the perfect big brother to me ever since that day.

我第一天来休斯顿时,史蒂夫·弗朗西斯给了我一个大力击掌,并深情拥抱来欢迎我,此后他一直是我的老大哥。

Cuttino Mobley invited me to his home for something called“soul food.”I thought he meant salty food which confused me a little bit.Thank you to Steve,Cuttino and everyone on my early Rockets teams for making me feel so welcome.

卡迪诺·莫布里请我去他家吃“灵魂食物”,我听成了“咸口食物”,让我有点摸不着头脑。谢谢史蒂夫、卡迪诺以及早年间火箭队的队友,让我感到家的感觉。

Rudy T.is famous for saying,“Never underestimate the heart of a champion.”Rudy has demonstrated this not only on the court,but off the court too,especially in his battle with cancer.Rudy,you have always inspired me to be the better that I can be.

鲁迪·汤姆贾诺维奇有句名言:“永远不要低估冠军的心。”鲁迪力行这一格言,不仅在场上,也在场外,尤其在他与癌症抗争的过程中。鲁迪,你一直激励着我做到更好。

When Jeff Van Gundy arrived with Patrick Ewing and Tom Thibodeau,that coaching staff turned us into a tough defensive team,like he always does.

杰夫·范甘迪和帕特里克-尤因、汤姆·锡伯杜加入火箭后,教练组把我们变成防守强悍的队伍,他一向如此。

With T-Mac,Shane Battier,Rafer Alston,we became a talented young team,especially with Dikembe.That team was not only competitive,but a team with a brotherhood.

我们有麦迪、沙恩·巴蒂尔、拉夫·阿尔斯通,我们朝气蓬勃,才华横溢,尤其还有穆托姆博。那支队伍不仅有竞争力,还团结友爱。

I always remember Coach Van Gundy said once that,“The best chance also could be your last.”That is true in basketball and in life.

我一直都记着范甘迪教练曾说:“最好的机会是你最后的机会。”在篮球和生活中都是这样。

My last NBA coach was Rick Adelman.He helped us develop so many talented players like Carl Landry,Luis Scola and Aaron Brooks.We had a great run in 2008-2009,but unfortunately my injury cut things short and ended my time with the Rockets too soon.I will always remember my time spent with the Houston Rockets as some of the best times in my life.

我最后一个NBA教练是里克·阿德尔曼,他为球队挖掘了卡尔·兰德里、路易斯·斯科拉和阿隆·布鲁克斯等天才球员。我们08-09赛季高歌猛进,但因为我的伤痛未能走得更远,太早结束了在火箭队的生涯。在休斯顿火箭队的时光我将永远铭记,那是我生命中最好的时光之一。

As a basketball player,I was one of the most blessed players on the planet.I played against some of the best athletes in the world.

作为篮球运动员,我是这个行星上最幸运的选手之一,我和世界上最出色的运动员交手。

A great athlete not only has great teammates,but great opponents.Great opponents push us forward.Opponents like Shaquille O’Neal.Shaq:Every game we played reminded me of the old saying,“What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger.”Thank you for that.

伟大的运动员不仅拥有伟大的队友,还有伟大的对手。伟大的对手推动自己前进。像大鲨鱼奥尼尔这样的对手,我们每打一场比赛都会让我想到一句老话:“杀不死你的让你更强大。”谢谢。

I consider Houston my second home,so I want to say something to the people of Houston.You stood by me in good and bad times.You gave me strength to move forward.I will always consider you my family.I am a Texan and a Houston Rocket for life.

我认为休斯顿是我第二故乡,我想说说休斯顿人民。无论顺境逆境,你们都在背后支持我。你们给了我前进的力量,我将一直把你们当做家人。这辈子,我都是德克萨斯人,我是休斯顿火箭人。

All of this would not be possible without the vision of David Stern and the NBA.Thank you to David Stern,Adam Silver,Kim Bohuny and everyone at the NBA for your kindness and support.

没有大卫·斯特恩的高瞻远瞩和他建立的NBA,这一切都无从谈起。谢谢斯特恩、亚当·席尔瓦、吉姆·伯哈尼和所有NBA人,谢谢你们的好意与支持。

Finally,to Team Yao.We all look older and fatter than when we first met.

最后,谢谢姚之队,我们都比初相见时更老、更胖了。

Ladies and gentlemen,I like to pay my respect to Dr.Naismith,to the 361 members of the Hall of Fame,and to everyone who has contributed to the game of basketball all over the world in last 125 years.

女士们,先生们,我要向奈史密斯博士和名人堂的361名成员致敬,对过去125年对篮球运动做出贡献的全世界运动员致敬。

All of these individuals are stars and together they form the galaxy in the universe of basketball.The game has inspired billions of people around the world.As one of them,I will do my part to continue to help grow the great game of basketball,and we all look forward to watching the stars of tomorrow emerge and shine.

所有这些人都是星辰,他们共同组成了篮球界的浩瀚银河。篮球运动激励了全世界数十亿人。作为其中一员,我将尽我的努力继续推动篮球事业发展,我们盼望着明日之星闪亮登场。

Thank you for this great honor.Thank you.

谢谢给我这份荣誉,谢谢。