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The Atlanta Journal Constitution reports that Houston Rockets center Yao Ming is angry because Coca-Cola is using his picture on its soft drink cans, and has threatened to sue. Yao has an endorsement deal with Pepsi.

However, Coke says that it has the right to use Yao's photo because it has a sponsorship deal with the Chinese men's national basketball team, on which he played during last year's Asian Games.

A Coke spokesman said that the company has the rights to use Yao's image when it is included with the pictures of two or more other players from the team, which in this case it is.
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