Yao: Yi = Amare (what???)
|Uhhhh, no Yao, no.|
Two things this past week on Yi Jianlian. Before we get to the atrocious, Wang Mang of Titan Sports was quoted in the Philadelphia Daily News by Phil Jasner as saying:
"People in China think he won't be as successful as Yao. They think he doesn't seem to have [the same] desire, that he's not as hungry as Yao...But Yi is really hungry, especially this year. When we got confirmation that he will come to the NBA, he's worked so hard."Oh good, so the Chinese people are apparently aware that there are certain shortcomings of the Chinese basketball academies.
Btw, the article also said Yi will be endorsing McDonald's coming up.
Now, the atrocious. In the same story, Yao Ming says:
"[Yi] is very close to a player who is in the NBA like I would say Amare Stoudemire."Duuuuude. Why'd ya hafta make such a PREPOSTEROUS comment in the midst of Poor Man's Commish's impassioned defense of Yi?