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Things Like Yi and Yao Start World Wars. [Jul. 19th, 2007|01:45 pm]
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Good grief, China's politicians can't give it a rest. (ESPN can't stop reporting it, either)

If the best basketball action in the world were located in China, then you'd see every great player travel to live and play there.

Since it is not, they travel to the United States.

It's one thing to revere one's home culture, but Yao's late arrival does not slight mother China.

As for Yi Jianlian and his wish to play in a city with more Chinese culture, uh, any city in China is the place for that.

Yao could tell him all about how many people of Chinese descent live in Houston, and just how much that really matters.

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[User Picture]From: salivar
2007-07-19 07:37 pm (UTC)
They're just looking for more Chinese culture in a city than what Milwaukee offers. You know, something above 400 people within 100 miles.
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[User Picture]From: sauce1977
2007-07-19 07:52 pm (UTC)
It's not going to be easy to find Chinatowns outside of the Pacific and other gigantic markets.

I guess Greg Oden and LeBron James should require themselves to be traded to NYC for maximum exposure, too.
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[User Picture]From: iloveillusions
2007-07-19 09:49 pm (UTC)
Check out the band "The Format". They are a band from Tempe. I have seen them a few times, and I think you might dig them.
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[User Picture]From: sauce1977
2007-07-19 10:08 pm (UTC)
Thanks for the suggestion!
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[User Picture]From: holzerhedrpca
2007-07-19 10:04 pm (UTC)
Yi makes me want to hurt people. First he's too pussy to man up against anyone in the pre-draft workouts, and then he pulls this shit. Am I the only one who thinks he's going to be a gigantic bust anyway? Seriously, if Yao, who had so much more hype and apparently more talent than this assfuck has, has no problem playing for whatever team drafted him, why can't Yi? The NBA doesn't treat Americans with such kid gloves, why should it treat foreigners like that? Fuck this shit, whatever team he lands up on should finish 0-82, ESPECIALLY if it's the Sixers. I would filet Billy King and hang his entrails from William Penn's outstretched arm on top of City Hall as a warning to any other GM against making chronically stupid decisions.
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[User Picture]From: sauce1977
2007-07-19 10:08 pm (UTC)
I believe it too. I think he has talent, but how many string bean sticks playing as a shooting forward turn out like the sharpshooter he's pegged? If he's a slow-foot, he's screwed, and they really can't use him in the NBA as a power forward or a center unless he adds about 20-25 pounds of muscle, not fat.
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[User Picture]From: sauce1977
2007-07-19 10:10 pm (UTC)
Basically, I think the only place he's going to really get a lot of Chinese Americans is the northwestern US, possibly LA, NYC, or Toronto. Otherwise, every city, regardless of size, has exactly the same story - there are Chinese Americans everywhere, but it's not like Hispanic numbers out west.
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[User Picture]From: holzerhedrpca
2007-07-20 01:42 am (UTC)
There are a lot of Asians in Philly.

There are too many bean sticks coming into the NBA period. Every other sport has a steroid problem. Meanwhile, every NBA draft pick comes into the league 30 pounds underweight. Don't these people EAT in college?
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[User Picture]From: sauce1977
2007-07-20 02:10 am (UTC)
Quality of play clearly steps up a huge notch in the NBA, regardless of how poor the NBA play actually is.

Which always makes me chuckle about NCAA basketball fans, for that reason.
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[User Picture]From: holzerhedrpca
2007-07-20 02:22 am (UTC)
Speaking as a basketball fan of all levels, I don't enjoy the NCAA because of the talent level. It's clear to see that the level of play in the NBA is better. However, there's more excitement in college ball around tournament time. That, and it's always nice to see guys play the game the fundamental way occasionally.
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[User Picture]From: holzerhedrpca
2007-07-20 02:23 am (UTC)
I didn't mean to say I didn't enjoy the NCAA. I meant to say I don't enjoy the NCAA because of the talent level in that that's the reason why I like it. Gar.
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[User Picture]From: sauce1977
2007-07-20 02:32 am (UTC)
For me, the last 2 games in the tournament are pretty solid for entertainment.

I can't get with the whole "UPSET OF THE CENTURY" stuff when a 12 seed knocks out a higher seed. At that level, it really is a crapshoot like the NFL games can be for different reasons.

NCAA always has 2-3 solid clubs with NBA-caliber guys. Difference in talent between those 3 and about 200 other universities is huuuuuuuge.

Pro leagues abroad are probably better stocked, but the style of play plus the fact that too many of them do the whole mid-major thing where some 6'7 225 lbs. guy is running at center - that's a huge gap of a different kind.
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[User Picture]From: sauce1977
2007-07-20 02:29 am (UTC)
Agreed.
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[User Picture]From: sauce1977
2007-07-19 10:25 pm (UTC)
By Toronto I mean Ontario, CA.

Sometimes I feel like Ontario's the 51st US state.
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