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Yao done?

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by GuessWho, Jun 29, 2009.

  1. GuessWho

    GuessWho Active Member

    This doesn't look good. Yahoo reporting Yao likely out all of next season and his career might be in jeopardy.

  2. prezclinton

    prezclinton Active Member

    That's too bad for him. When healthy, he's a great player. It's too bad his country never gave him a summer off, even when doctors called for it. Hopefully he'll recover from this and be able to at least play a few more seasons.
  3. DanOregon

    DanOregon Well-Known Member

    Of all the people for this to happen to, I really like Yao. Seems like a great guy.
  4. Sam Mills 51

    Sam Mills 51 Active Member

    Correct, DO. It was that nice guy which contributed to his desire to play for China and not give his body some time off to heal.

    It's a shame, and Woj is right in that the Rockets are up the creek. Yao is breaking down physically, and Tracy McGrady has been a human heart donor for years, hence why the Rockets are being offered nothing but bad contracts.

    Sad for the Rockets, and sadder still for Yao.
  5. Killick

    Killick Well-Known Member

    That's rough. Sorry to hear it.
    Two main reasons I liked this kid: the documentary that followed his first NBA season "Year of the Yao," showed him to be a good guy, very humble and a team-player; and that "Yo! No, Yao!" commercial (tho, now I don't remember what the product was...) which showed he had a sense of humor, too.
    Hope this isn't the end for him.
  6. JackReacher

    JackReacher Well-Known Member

    Oh, man. I forgot about that commercial. That was great.

    Tough luck for Yao. Boy, the Rockets are really gonna suck.
  7. Yodel

    Yodel Active Member

    I think it was a debit card commercial. The dude kept pointing to the "no checks" sign, if I remember correctly.

  8. DanOregon

    DanOregon Well-Known Member

  9. Diabeetus

    Diabeetus Active Member

  10. Sp0rtScribe

    Sp0rtScribe Member

    Man, the Rockets are in bad shape right now. They pretty much confirmed the story today by "waiting for further details", and the Chronicle had a story that a team doctor said his foot has actually gotten worse since the surgery.
  11. Mark2010

    Mark2010 Active Member

    I agree. I like Yao. maybe if he takes next season off to heal, he can come back.

    I don't blame him for playing the Olympics. That was sooooo important, not only to him, but an entire nation. Yao is a mega star in China. He could never skip an Olympics in Beijing. It was a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. Arguably bigger than anything he'll ever do in the NBA. But the timing was unfortunate.
  12. Blitz

    Blitz Active Member

    Yao's total class.
    Good luck in your recovery, man.
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