They say HE is the next Yao Ming. You believe it?

They say HE is the next Yao Ming. You believe it?

Postby rydjorker121 on Mon Sep 01, 2003 9:43 pm

http://www.time.com/time/covers/1101030908/xyi.html

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Yi Jianlian had better get used to the lofty expectations. A lot of people on both sides of the Pacific are hoping that the talented 6-ft. 11-in. teenager will be the next Yao Ming. Ever since Yao electrified the National Basketball Association last season as a rookie fresh out of Shanghai, a slew of agents, scouts and shoe-company reps have been looking for a Chinese player who can follow the large—and lucrative—footsteps of one of the league's biggest draws. Yi wears size-18 shoes, just like Yao. But it is the glimmer of his vast potential—the explosive slam dunks, the boyish good looks, even the mystery surrounding his age (anywhere from 15 to 18, depending on whom you believe)—that has catapulted Yi beyond where Yao stood at this point in his career. The attention is a bit overwhelming for a shy kid who started playing ball only four years ago. "I do feel a lot of pressure," says Yi (pronounced Ee). "But what I need most is to learn and to practice—not to get distracted by being famous."


That quote summed it all up, to all those people who are lazy enough not to read 7 paragraphs at once.

And to consider he was born in 1987. He's only 15 years old, way TOO young to enter the draft as of now. He has a baby hook, smooth jumper and a reverse dunk. I love his potential. I love his game. He may be the next Ming--on his way to stardom.
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Postby FabFourLakers on Mon Sep 01, 2003 11:45 pm

15 yrs old?!?!

dang and hes already 6'11

he has a whole lot of potential, i hope he can handle all the attention tho! maybe he'll be the #1 pick in about 5 or 6 yrs!!! unless he goes pro at age 18!!!
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Postby BDG on Tue Sep 02, 2003 1:46 am

DAMN! I thought he's like 19 or something. I hope he can bring something good to the NBA if he makes it.
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Postby Kobe834 on Tue Sep 02, 2003 4:59 pm

boys gonna be freakin 9 feet tall when hes in the nba. next yao? more like the next global radio antenna.

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hes got the height, but is he really that good?
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Postby Lakers Dynasty 2000 on Tue Sep 02, 2003 5:41 pm

15??? :man4:
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Postby zetaw00d on Tue Sep 02, 2003 5:46 pm

Only 15!! A lot can happen between now and when he becomes 21!!! lets leave it at that!!!!
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Postby OmnisucksLOL on Tue Sep 02, 2003 5:50 pm

azns dominate all races!!!! well blacks are good too. But azns are smarter! and have more skillz
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Postby rydjorker121 on Tue Sep 02, 2003 5:51 pm

yup...we all know he has a lot of potential...now all he needs to do is to prove that he b-longs in the league
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Postby Vasashi17 on Tue Sep 02, 2003 5:57 pm

The Next.....What is this the WNBA!?! The current Yao Ming is only a year old in the NBA and we are already talking the next Yao Ming. Ming hasn't even established his name yet....this kid is not the next Yao Ming....he's the first Yi Jianlian! The next Michael I can understand....the next Shaq I can understand....but the next Yao....give me a break. Let's give him a chance to live up to that name before we announce the next Ming Dynasty.

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Postby OmnisucksLOL on Tue Sep 02, 2003 6:00 pm

are u dissing azns? u persian or middle eastern.? i own u
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Postby Vasashi17 on Tue Sep 02, 2003 6:03 pm

OmnisucksLOL wrote:are u dissing azns? u persian or middle eastern.? i own u


No, No and u own shit
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Postby FabFourLakers on Tue Sep 02, 2003 6:42 pm

OmnisucksLOL wrote:are u dissing azns? u persian or middle eastern.? i own u


u got a problem with persians and middle easterns?

and i agree with vasashi17, let yao establish a name for himself first, thats IF he can handle a full season(he has hypertension)
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Postby rydjorker121 on Tue Sep 02, 2003 6:44 pm

on to another topic, because this is so minor, the Detroit Pistons are free to sign Darko Milicic http://sports.espn.go.com/nba/news/story?id=1607828 and the Mavs add up their international flair by signing Jon Stefannson of Iceland http://sports.espn.go.com/nba/news/story?id=1607866
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Postby rydjorker121 on Tue Sep 02, 2003 6:45 pm

FabFourLakers wrote:
OmnisucksLOL wrote:are u dissing azns? u persian or middle eastern.? i own u


u got a problem with persians and middle easterns?

and i agree with vasashi17, let yao establish a name for himself first, thats IF he can handle a full season(he has hypertension)


yeah, I guess TIME magazine didn't realize that. Right away they pounced at Yao Ming's name once they heard of this guy...who knows how good he is anyway?
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Postby LakersPride on Wed Sep 03, 2003 5:07 pm

Hey Omni Sucks, You small dicked asian. Stop dissing other races.

No one is dissing on Asians, why you gotta start the racial issues.

And second of all Asians aren't the best. Just cause your asian doesnt mean you have to think ur superior to others cockface.

We see one asian in the NBA (who by the way isn't really that good) people start praising him.

Lets see Yao toe to toe with Shaq. He's got no shot.

And the only reason it seems like asians are so smart is that their parents push them way to hard. Sometimes over the edge. Damn crazy asian parents. Too much pressure.
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Postby Roscoe on Wed Sep 03, 2003 5:18 pm

LakersPride wrote:Hey Omni Sucks, You small dicked asian. Stop dissing other races.

No one is dissing on Asians, why you gotta start the racial issues.

And second of all Asians aren't the best. Just cause your asian doesnt mean you have to think ur superior to others cockface.

We see one asian in the NBA (who by the way isn't really that good) people start praising him.

Lets see Yao toe to toe with Shaq. He's got no shot.

And the only reason it seems like asians are so smart is that their parents push them way to hard. Sometimes over the edge. Damn crazy asian parents. Too much pressure.


Man you tell him to stop dissin other races and you go on ahead and diss asians... :man3:
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Postby Roscoe on Wed Sep 03, 2003 5:18 pm

Oh yea btw, SWAT is patrolling these areas... :jam2:
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Postby rydjorker121 on Wed Sep 03, 2003 5:25 pm

don't worry, OmnisucksLOL is already banned :jam2:
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Postby BDG on Wed Sep 03, 2003 10:17 pm

Roscoe good lookin out playa... bring it back to the big azn kid...
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Postby FabFourLakers on Wed Sep 03, 2003 10:29 pm

where is the love in this board...

sometimes it is jus NOT there...

asian, black, hispanic, white, middle eastern it dont matter we all tha same! EQUALITY is the key word!
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Postby Lame on Thu Sep 04, 2003 1:58 am

Thank you,

and to those racist people that continously started dissing, what makes you so different from omnisucks if you retaliate and start dissing asians. speak before you think please
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Postby Lame on Thu Sep 04, 2003 2:02 am

and might I add, how do you know omnisucks is even asian? he's probably not and just clownin around to cause this flamin in the first place..well damage is already done..thanks for offending me
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Postby LakersGyrl2003 on Thu Sep 04, 2003 2:22 am

Some people still "want" to live in a world without equality, that's why they bring up racist comments, or anything pertainin to that.

Back to the kid... It's amazin how he's young and all.. Hopefully he wouldnt have to cionsider retirement after his 1st season like Yao :man6:
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