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Number of View :30 " China's Yi Jianlian works out during a training- session with Los Angeles Lakers on Friday in Los Angeles. Photo: CFP

Yi Jianlian may not like being compared to Yao Ming, but he isn't shy about wearing his No.11 jersey this season with the Los Angeles Lakers.

Speaking during the Lakers' -practice on Friday in suburban El -Segundo Joe Thomas Jersey , the 28-year-old forward--center said the two agreed that Yi would wear Yao's former number with his new NBA team.

""Yao asked me. We talked about it,"" said Yi.

NBA Hall of Famer Yao wore No.11 during his eight seasons with the Houston Rockets, averaging 19.0 points and 9.2 rebounds.

Yi was once dubbed ""the next Yao Ming"" but says he is a different player with his own unique skill set.

""To me it is different. Yao is Yao. The biggest player in China,"" Yi told a packed scrum of English- and -Chinese-language reporters on the practice court.

""I learned a lot from him. I talk to him a lot. We have a different mind-set about basketball.""

The struggling Lakers signed Yi Jim Brown Jersey , of Heshan in South China's Guangdong Province, to a one-year deal last month at $1.14 million that could be worth up to $8 million with incentives and -bonuses.

The 2.11-meter Yi is back in the NBA after a four-year hiatus.

The -native Cantonese-speaking Yi played in China with the Guangdong Southern Tigers from 2012 to 2016 and was the cornerstone of the Chinese national team at Rio Olympic Games.

Yi says his stellar performance in his fourth trip to the Olympic Games -likely boosted his worth for the Lakers.

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Yao and Yi know each other well both on and off the court. They were Olympic teammates and squared off against each other in Yao's final NBA game on November 10, 2010 between the Rockets and the Wizards in Washington.

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