This has really been bugging me for quite some time now.
I have noticed that some Asian athletes in professional sports here in America wear jerseys that do not mention their surname on the back; rather, it is their first name that is displayed.
For example, Ichiro Suzuki's jersey says ICHIRO. Yao Ming's jersey says YAO. (YO! YAO! YO! YAO! sorry)
Is this something that is common among all Asian athletes in America? Is Yao really the surname? Is Ichiro really that cocky?
Please enlighten me, oh Asian-American ones! :