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The Budding Friendship of Yao Ming and Steve Francis

Discussion in 'Houston Rockets: Game Action & Roster Moves' started by pryuen, Jul 23, 2007.

  1. pryuen

    pryuen Contributing Member

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    As promised this is the article by Yang Yi, Yao Ming's close buddy, Chief Sports editor for Titan Sports and CCTV guest NBA commentator.

    Interesting titbits about those very first acquaintences and the build up of friendship and trust between Yao Ming and Steve Francis in their early years.

    ENJOY !!! :D
     
    #1 pryuen, Jul 23, 2007
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  2. Yao Wink

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    Thanks for the translation. Is it me, or did this article seem incomplete?
     
  3. durvasa

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    Is this journalism, or fan fic? :confused:
     
  4. Adelman

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    even as the coach, i almost cried
     
  5. Nice Rollin

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    and the black biggie Larry Smith???

    BLACK BIGGIE...? Is that necessary?
     
  6. devin23

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    AWESOME. Thanks again pryuen, these articles are always very entertaining. I enjoyed it.
     
  7. MLittle577

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    well..............at least it's better than black ni**ie
     
  8. Nice Rollin

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    how about just Coach Larry Smith...
     
  9. Dave2000

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    umm wow....

    fanfic is the first thing I thought, but I wouldn't doubt it. Wasn't there a time where Cat played like crap during the trade deadline? then all of a sudden came back as himself after it was passed?

    I wish there was a mention of the pic above when Francis punked the hell out of Amare. I remember that game like it was yesterday.

    Wonder if Larry Smith really did that, and I can see the threads now...

    "Mr. Mean is the reason why we didn't make the playoffs in 2003!!!"
     
  10. wizkid83

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    It was more or less the literal translation..... it's doesn't sound great but it's actually not that bad in Chinese.
     
  11. MLittle577

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    that works, too, i guess :(
     
  12. Dr of Dunk

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    It's like a Harlequin Romance.... except with sweaty basketball players who both happen to be male....
     
  13. CBrownFanClub

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    OMG can I change my ID to "Black Biggie"? What the hell is that?

    Great article other than the (likely unintentional) race bomb.
     
  14. devin23

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    Now that I think about it, Yao was pretty close with Mobley too, especially shown in Year of the Yao.
     
  15. Carl Herrera

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    It would make sense if a large portion of Chinese people don't have racist attitude agatinst black people.
     
  16. SamFisher

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    Larry Smith, formerly Mr. Mean, now "the Black BIggie", sort of reminds me of "the Brown Hornet" from Fat Albert.
     
  17. tsunami

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    why pryuen you opened another similar thread rather than put them in one thread? :rolleyes: :rolleyes: :rolleyes: :rolleyes:
     
  18. tinman

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    this article seems 'lost in translation'. i still don't get that its the 'budding friendship'. only at the beginning. the second part of the article just seems the beginning of the end for steve and cuttino.
     
  19. MLittle577

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    not to mention the sole reason Weisass traded us T-Mac for him!
     
  20. dntrwl

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    looks like fiction
     

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