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NYCdog
08-17-2004, 05:49 PM
If anyone doesn’t know, Yao got upset with his Chinese teammates and threatened to retire from international competition after a frustrating 83-58 blowout loss to Spain a few days ago.

Since then, the Chinese media has been claiming that Yao has become "Americanized," just like one Wang Zhi Zhi, who left the CNT high and dry.

Today, Yao came out angry.....and literally took his frustrations out on New Zealand, Karl Malone style. Yao threw numerous Karl Malone-esqe elbows and initiated tons of contact on an undersized NZ team....virtually picking on them like he was the neighborhood bully.

If that wasn’t enough, he apparently got tired of one New Zealander (#10 Dillon Boucher) talking trash and threw him to the floor.

Who knew this chap had it in him....

BTW....he also scored 39 points, leading his team to victory. He was the only player in double figures for CNT.

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Basketball: China's Yao Takes Anger Out on New Zealand


By Alan Crosby


ATHENS (Reuters) - An angry Yao Ming took his frustrations out on New Zealand at the Olympic men's basketball tournament on Tuesday, pouring in 39 points as China beat the Kiwis 69-62.


The 23-year-old Yao, who at 2.29 meters (7 ft 6 in) is the tallest man in Olympic history, was so disappointed when China lost their opening match to Spain that he threatened to retire from international play.


But Tuesday's performance, which included 13 rebounds, should go a long way to changing the feelings of the Houston Rockets' all-star.


"He's not going to retire. When you interview a player right after a very bad performance, not giving him time to rest a bit, he might say something he doesn't really mean," said coach Del Harris, a NBA veteran who was brought in to prepare the Chinese team with an eye on the 2008 Beijing Olympics.


Forward Phillip Jones led New Zealand with 23 points but the team as a whole had a poor effort from the field, hitting only 23 of 66 shots.


"Too much Yao, not enough outside shooting," said San Antonio Spurs forward Sean Marks.

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A pic....seconds before Yao throws Dillion Boucher to the floor
http://image2.sina.com.cn/2004/ft/p/2004-08-17/U687P249T3D71793F37DT20040817215936.JPG

http://image2.sina.com.cn/2004/ft/p/2004-08-17/U687P249T3D71796F37DT20040817215955.jpg

http://image2.sina.com.cn/2004/p/2004-08-17/U397P249T3D71496F37DT20040817182257.jpg

mavsman55
08-17-2004, 06:23 PM
Well it's about fricking time!

NBAGnome
08-17-2004, 06:44 PM
Yao's starting to not look like that skinny chap a few years ago. T-mac and Yao is looking scary.

fin4life
08-17-2004, 06:47 PM
the league might be in trouble. I think he is ready to take over as most dominant center....at least in the west.

Does anyone think that he has a chance to be better than shaq NEXT year????????

V2M
08-18-2004, 12:51 AM
Yao's got size and he sure got game. But he's low on stamina. I haven't seen him being very effective against running teams in the 4th quarter. I haven't also seen him play consistently well late in the season or in the playoffs. Until he shows that he could do that for a year or two, I'm not nearly as concerned of him as I am of TD or KG.

Dirkenstien
08-18-2004, 01:14 AM
Wow, Yao looks scary when mad. Watch out NBA

EricaLubarsky
08-18-2004, 02:06 AM
If I was 6'4" I wouldnt mess with a buff 7'6" monster. I'm 5'4" and I would piss myself if Yao even talked trash to me.

mary
08-18-2004, 02:12 AM
Originally posted by: EricaLubarsky
If I was 6'4" I wouldnt mess with a buff 7'6" monster. I'm 5'4" and I would piss myself if Yao even talked trash to me.



I think this Boucher fellow should get some sort of "Idiot of the Year" nomination.

NBAGnome
08-18-2004, 04:26 AM
Man what if Yao comes through with a large improvement this year, say 20/10 on 55% FG? I could see that happening...the thing that scares me about Yao is his offensive efficiency. The guy already shoots over 50% AND he makes 80%+ of his Free Throws...thats tough to handle.

AND he gets McGrady, whom has opted to skip the olympics and rest, whom is coming into this situation with lots of motivation, and whom by all reports has been working out very hard this summer in preparation.

Houston has some other decent pieces too, Jimmy Jackson a underrated veteran who is a good defender and shooter, Juwan Howard a decent PF. Thats 4 of the 5 starters as solid pieces. Point Guard is going to be undermanned, but hell you got McGrady the point guard doesn't need to be handling the ball much.

The West just is too loaded...you have the proven powerhouses and now all of these successful franchises that made major improvements and are poised to make a jump (Denver, Utah, Houston). I have no idea how the standings will go, it will certainly be interesting. I hope the mavs can make the step back to a powerhouse team as well.

TripleDipping
08-18-2004, 08:57 AM
Crouching tiger, hidden dragon.

V2M
08-18-2004, 09:06 AM
Originally posted by: NBAGnome
Man what if Yao comes through with a large improvement this year, say 20/10 on 55% FG? I could see that happening...the thing that scares me about Yao is his offensive efficiency. The guy already shoots over 50% AND he makes 80%+ of his Free Throws...thats tough to handle.

AND he gets McGrady, whom has opted to skip the olympics and rest, whom is coming into this situation with lots of motivation, and whom by all reports has been working out very hard this summer in preparation.

Houston has some other decent pieces too, Jimmy Jackson a underrated veteran who is a good defender and shooter, Juwan Howard a decent PF. Thats 4 of the 5 starters as solid pieces. Point Guard is going to be undermanned, but hell you got McGrady the point guard doesn't need to be handling the ball much.

The West just is too loaded...you have the proven powerhouses and now all of these successful franchises that made major improvements and are poised to make a jump (Denver, Utah, Houston). I have no idea how the standings will go, it will certainly be interesting. I hope the mavs can make the step back to a powerhouse team as well.


On paper, Houston's a better team now than last year. But they haven't reached a level yet where they'd scare the rest of the league.
Detroit and SA are probably the only teams that I'd put ahead of us now. Every other team has holes in their roster and we all know Houston certainly got a few.