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"yao ming" Discussed on On The Rekord
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"yao ming" Discussed on Asian American History 101
"Novel was sort of a blend of both, and I wrote a book about Yao Ming, which was a non fiction film, and then when I started my book publishing, I started with fiction because I wanted to do illustrated children's books and work with really talented artists who may have been professional animators but always had a story to tell. But for me, one of the first series we did was tales from the Chinese zodiac, not just for familiar, but we did all 12 animals in 12 straight years. About how a new year's animal grows up just like a boy or a girl does and has to discover their true character and blaze their own trail like we all have to do in life. And so that was a fiction allows you to just run wild with your imagination, but I think the key in making it interesting to readers is to ground those characters emotions in real life, but you can sympathize with their feelings, you can empathize with their troubles and hopefully share their successes. So transitioning into nonfiction fairly recently just in the last few years, nothing has been kind of natural progression of the swinging of the pendulum just because we're able to learn as much from real life as we could through fiction, there's a lot of things that I still don't know and I take pleasure in discovering that through research, but I think the key for us for that is similarly as to make these stories somewhat fantastical and to make them really take flight and the idea of those people's creativity and those are things that we definitely can sympathize with as well. Yeah. Like having a magical red panda, you know, take you around and learn about various topics. Yeah, it's sort of becomes a gateway if you can have that sort of magical realism, it becomes sort of an instant sort of wormhole to learn about something which may otherwise take a lot of time and explanation. So in 2005, you founded medium, you mentioned that earlier a bit. And you did that, of course, the self publish your work, and also expand by providing opportunities to other diverse stories, for other diverse stories. What were some of the motivations that led you to founding a medium? Well, most personally is because I was a father. I became a father for two sons, 2002, 2005. And in that while you're trying to nurture a new life and really sort of put your best part of yourself into educating and allowing that sort of seed to grow, I was also evaluating what I wanted to do. It's sort of a pre mid life crisis. And I do think that when you enter that next phase of life, which not everyone has to do, it really gives you some extensive questions. And I think for me, I became responsible and not just for two children, but also for myself and trying to create a world, I think, which would be more amenable to them. And I think as you probably recognize, that there weren't very many role models for Asian Americans growing up and because I understood how to create a book no one was telling me I had to, but I do think that I felt that in the word obligation to myself and to the things I've learned in my career to try to make it happen. The majority of your work has focused on Asian and Asian Pacific American culture and stories through children's books and graphic novels. A space that has suffered from lack of representation at times. Why is this been important to you? Well, when I was a child growing up in the 70s, there weren't many Asian faces on screen TV film and otherwise. And I think a lot of that is mirrored behind the scenes when there are a lot of that very many Asians and positions of decision making power authority and all the companies that made these forms of media. And so it takes a lot of effort by individuals as well as collectively to break glass ceilings. And I think that it took decades literally for that to happen. And people who don't get the go ahead, the green light from the powers that be, they have the final alternative means to get their voices heard. So there weren't podcasts back then there weren't websites. So people at the bootstrap their own indie projects. And I do think that there's definitely sort of a cumulative effect of those things trying to happen, even though they may not be blockbusters. It shows that other people can bootstrap themselves and inspire others to do the same. So for me, I wanted to do my part and really give people the opportunity to work with me to sort of manifest their own visions, which may be entirely different from our we published the first four books and it became this global phenomenon. But I think for me, that was sort of emblematic of what we tried to do in general, but also for Asian American representation. You mentioned people behind the scenes, people of color, Asian, Asian Americans, getting in those positions, so what are some of the challenges of being a publisher and what are some of the biggest benefits? Well, I think the goal is always to craft products which are out there in the marketplace that people really somehow need, but don't know that they need it just because they haven't seen it. And I do think that being an independent small company that's much like having a group stake at going to a casino. You know, you only have so much money, you only have so many bets, you can place on the table if you don't get a single or a double and the baseball pilots, you know, you better not strike out three times because you may not get another game to play. So for us, we had to be pretty, I wouldn't say judicious, but in some ways lucky that the first half doesn't things we wanted to make wouldn't be total failures. And a lot of that depends on more guesswork than it has done market research or having focus groups. But I think that over time, we're able to sort of pay off our bets and make our bets and make consistent bets and again, not everything has been successful, but getting out there in the world and meeting people like yourself and parents and teachers and the brands and principals, they give you feedback. And if you be unwise not to take it and kind of modify our bets from there. So let's focus on your latest book more awesome Asian Americans, 20 citizens who enriched America. We loved the first graphic novel also Asian Americans, but thank you so much. It was great. It really promoted an area that we're passionate about. Asian Pacific American history. And important contributors. So take us through the response to the first book and what led you to deciding to create the second one. Yeah, so you may have seen 5, 6 years ago, there was a sort of wave of illustrated books about women, rad women
"yao ming" Discussed on Straight Fire with Jason McIntyre
"Couple they had like one spot available and they were bringing three guys in that they were really had a shot to make the roster me being one of them. And then there was a couple other guys. So we went in and I was there for about two months. Working out all summer, you know, with the guys and just putting my best foot forward, doing the best that I could. At that time. Can I ask a quick, were they upfront with you and said, hey, it's basically you, Joe and Mike are battling for one spot. Did they say that or not really? Yeah. Yeah, no, they were pretty upfront with us. You know, my agent would talk with them and he's saying, listen, these are the guys that you have. That are basically going for this spot, right? So I knew that going in. And which was totally fine with me. I was like, all right, I'm going to try to go in here and try to win the position, right? And do the best I could. But I will say this at that time, honestly, I'd been beaten up a little bit mentally just with the, you know, going through the rounds of the NBA and I didn't feel like I was my best self honestly at that point. And so it was tough. It was tough for me. And I ended up getting called into coach professor's office, and they ended up letting me go. And it's the first time I had been cut from a basketball team before in my life, right? Most of the time you were one of the better players, you kind of growing up and all these things, and then all of a sudden you get cut from a team and you're just like, man, what happened, you know what I mean? What do I do now? I guess I go home and I wait for a call, right? And that's when, you know, the opportunity to, you know, I played the G league for a while, but the opportunity to go overseas and play in China arose and decided to take full advantage of it. It's almost like, you know, things happen for a reason. And you going to China. I'm sure when your agent tells you, hey, jimmer, there's a chance in China. You can make some money. You're probably like, were you married at the time or no? Yeah, I was married at the time. And I had a kid that was on the way. She was pregnant. My wife was pregnant for my first my first baby. How do you sell China on the wife? Now this was before China was the situation it is now. 2017, 16 or 17? Yeah, 2017, I believe it was. Yep. So yeah, it was, you know, it was inspired decision I think on my part, you know, I'm pretty religious person, so I just tried to think about it and pray about it and work through it. Write down my pros and cons of all the stuff because I had everybody calling from Europe to Australia to everywhere over in Asia. It could have picked where I wanted to play. But for some reason, Shanghai was the place that stuck with me. Yao Ming was actually the owner of the team at the time. And they had an American head coach. His name was Brian Gorgon and I spoke with him a lot and I felt really comfortable with Brian. He just made me feel good about the situation and knowing that he was going to be there. There was an American trainer over there at the time and everything. So, and he told me that Shanghai is such a great city. It's very international, much different than a lot of places in China. So you're going to feel a lot better here.
"yao ming" Discussed on Techmeme Ride Home
"For Apple to refresh those Yao Ming and Verne Troyer PowerBook ads from the early aughts? Could meta not release its big metaverse hardware play for years? The NHTSA is investigation into Tesla's autopilot seems to be getting serious. Speaking of Austin Powers actors Seth Green ransomed his ape and of course the weekend long read suggestions. Here's what you missed today in the world of tech. As WWDC winds down for another year, looks like the Apple rumor mongers felt the need to step up for some of the spotlight. Ross young says apple is developing a 14.1 inch iPad Pro with a mini LED display and promotion likely for an early 2023 release, quoting Mac rumors. The first report about even larger iPad Pro models came from Bloomberg's Mark gurman last year in the first edition of his power on newsletter, gurman said Apple was exploring iPads with larger displays. I am told that Apple has engineers and designers exploring larger iPads that could hit stores a couple of years down the road at the earliest. They're unlikely for next year with apple's attention on a redesigned iPad Pro and the current sizes for 2022. And it's possible they'll never come at all, but a big iPad would be the perfect device for many people, including me and would continue to blur the lines between tablet and laptop. The latest rumor about a 14.1 inch iPad Pro from imagine boo and RAS young in addition to previous comments suggests that an even larger iPad Pro model is more likely to emerge than previously thought and could arrive sooner rather than later. More immediately, apple is expected to launch new iPad Pro models with wireless charging. And remember those Yao Ming and Verne Troyer commercials from early in the 2000s from Apple, the next big and little thing from Apple commercials on the airplane. Gurman himself says that Apple is planning a 15 inch MacBook Air for 2023 and a 12 inch laptop for the end of 2023 or early 2024. Also, MacBook pros with M two pro or M two max chips for 2022, quoting Bloomberg. The 15 inch model under development is a wider version of the 13.6 inch MacBook Air that Apple announced this week. That design unveiled at the developers event Monday is thinner than recent models, relies on the M two chip, and abandons the previous wedge shaped frame. It's considered to be the biggest overhaul to the MacBook Air since it was introduced by Steve Jobs in 2008. Apple had previously considered a 15 inch variation for this year's MacBook Air, but shelved those plans to focus on the 13.6 inch version. Still, even that model will take time to reach consumers, despite the unveiling this week, supply chain constraints will prevent it from going on sale until July. Apple has also begun work on a new 12 inch laptop and is considering launching it at the end of 2023 or early 2024. If Apple moves forward with the release, it would represent the company's smallest laptop since it discontinued the 12 inch MacBook.
"yao ming" Discussed on The Rich Eisen Show
"He did not look up once at the screen, and then after game 6, the loss in LA, which brought back to game 7 in the garden, Larry Bird was sleeping on the LA on the LAX concourse waiting to board the flight. That's how different the culture was. And nobody went up to him and now everyone would have had a phone crept in and taken a selfie with a sleeping Larry Bird. They wouldn't be near him. Oh, if that were the case now, yeah. But I remember once, I mean, things that come back to me that just show how distinct the cultures were, match up one time told me that he said to vlade divac, vladi, in this country, we don't smoke at halftime. I mean, isn't that an amazing? And by the way, as ewell attest, interviewing vlade, you always got a delicious whiff of body odor mixed with cigarettes and oftentimes a little bottle could too. I mean, you never knew what we were going to get when you interviewed him. Sweating was the worst. Like Walton claims he was one of the big sweaters, but I mean, I had Patrick Ewing. After postgame, Moses Malone, I mean, rivers rivers. Yeah, Karl Malone was one of those guys that you almost asked him to towel down before you interviewed him for fear of being shellac or coated with sweat. Leslie, when what was the moment that you realized I made it? Oh, I don't think I ever had that moment. My most profound was CBS Ted shaker sent me to the fall of the Berlin Wall, and that was just, you know, one of the stories of the century and as I mentioned, my dad had grown up in the Netherlands and they were under the Nazi boot for 5 years, Rotterdam was bombed in 40, liberated in 45. So for me to be at the fall of the Berlin Wall and see people come through that Brandenburg gate from East Germany, I just can't tell you it was just so profound for me. Yeah, I would say that, you know, I mean, being on the field for some pretty major super bowls, you know, we're great. I have one funny story that I worked for a little while. You did too for real sports, and they sent me to Shanghai for a week. It was the first interview Yao did before he came before he entered the NBA draft. And as you know, when you do a story in a communist country, it's very involved. You have the government minder. You have the interpreter. You have somebody else watching over you. Of course, I would have somebody like you, there's a producer. So there's just all these people. So every question has to go through all these people, right? Would you ask, yeah, and then it goes to three other people, and the translator, and then it goes back and you get the answer. The very last day, the last question I asked Yao Ming was, he made a $20,000 for the Shanghai sharks. And so my last question was, yeah, you're about to enter the NBA. You know, you're going to go from making $20,000 to and he cuts me off, looks at me and says, I'll get used to it. So I guess the whole week was like a joke. How do you remember everything so well? I do. You know why? I'll give you the secret to that. What if I switch these? Lou was this going to work better? All right, I'll try this. I'm sorry to your audience. It's really unprofessional. All right. I mean, this is podcasting. It's relaxed. It goes, yeah. I had a secret, you know, I had mentors and thank you so much for calling me one of yours, but I had a lot of mentors to happen to all be men because they were not women. But one of them was the great red Smith, who was the first sports writer to win the Pulitzer Prize at The New York Times. And red had a tradition at The Kentucky Derby, he would ask a young writer to walk the infield with him, and that was before it was corporate. It was just all college kids, you know, they had their booze in shopping carts. And so one year read asked me, which is like being anointed. And we're walking through the infield at the Derby, stepping over kids, who've passed out, and red said to me, Leslie, I have one piece of advice for you in your career, wherever you are, make a memory. And I did. So I have those postcards in my head. I can see Yao saying it. I can see the people coming through the Brandenburg gate. So you would stop and allow it to imprint in your mind. Exactly. Exactly. I didn't even before I knew I would have to ask questions. You know, I wanted to make a memory of what was happening at the end of the final four. Jim valvano running around or what was Derek whittenburg doing who claims it was a pass, of course it was, and it was an air ball. But I wanted to have that for myself. So, you know, I have, I have lots of those. I've kept them. For so many more stories, guys, listen to in conversation, Leslie's podcast that she has with SiriusXM because she has incredible guests on. She mentioned Keith Hernandez, but also she shares a lot of stories like this. I want to be cognizant of your time because it's, you know, there's nothing worse than having an interview that never ends. So do you have a couple two or three more minutes? Yes, I do, and I would say one thing is the best besides my mom and what red Smith told me. And you've heard this a lot before, but people should really try to imprint this, I think, on themselves, is of course you've heard the great Billie Jean King who won 20 Wimbledon finals, right? Singles, doubles mixed doubles, always in the Wimbledon final. And she was asked, what is the pressure of all was being in the Wimbledon final, and her answer changed the chemistry of my brain. She looked like she didn't understand the question, and she said, are you kidding? Pressure is a privilege. So what about the pressure that you felt though? It may be a privilege, but it's pressure nonetheless that you've been the first of everything. You've been the first woman in the NFL Hall of Fame. Every broadcasting award, this year you're being honored at the Emmys. You were the first to do everything. You were the first woman, as you said, to do a trophy presentation and the last, by the way. You were the first woman and we read the list of accolades before you came on, but how do you rationalize that within? The pressure that you had, and yet you performed at the highest level for so long. I think in the beginning, I was probably protected by my innocence,.
"yao ming" Discussed on Just Getting Started with Rich Eisen
"It? Oh, I don't think I ever had that moment. My most profound was CBS Ted shaker sent me to the fall of the Berlin Wall, and that was just, you know, one of the stories of the century and as I mentioned, my dad had grown up in the Netherlands and they were under the Nazi boot for 5 years, Rotterdam was bombed in 40 liberated in 45. So for me to be at the fall of the Berlin Wall and see people come through that Brandenburg gate from East Germany, I just can't tell you it was just so profound for me. Yeah, I would say that, you know, I mean, being on the field for some pretty major super bowls, you know, we're great. I have one funny story that I worked for a little while. You did too for real sports, and they sent me to Shanghai for a week. It was the first interview Yao did before he came before he entered the NBA draft. And as you know, when you do a story in a communist country, it's very involved. You have the government minder. You have the interpreter. You have somebody else watching over you. Of course, I would have somebody like you, there's a producer. So there's just all these people. So every question has to go through all these people, right? Would you ask, yeah, and then it goes to three other people, and the translator, and then it goes back and you get the answer. The very last day, the last question I asked Yao Ming was, he made a $20,000 for the Shanghai sharks. And so my last question was, yeah, you're about to enter the NBA. You know, you're going to go from making $20,000 to and he cuts me off, looks at me and says, I'll get used to it. So I guess the whole week was like a joke. How do you remember everything so well? I do. You know why? I'll give you the secret to that. What if I switch these?.
"yao ming" Discussed on The NBA Show
"Line is one 888 9 9 7 8 9 in Tennessee, visit one 800 gambler dot net in West Virginia. So Zack Edie, 7 foot four. I mean, he's how heavy you see. Two 85. Two 85. Big boy. Big boy. A guy this dominant at the college level. You would think you would think that he could get a cup of coffee. A latte and espresso in americano in the NBA. Do you think that he will, why or why not? So with Edie, okay, oh, he's just a big guy, whatever. But then I'm watching Jaden ivy and then every game you watch Jaden ivy, it's like your eyes are just naturally drawn to this absolute giant of a human being scoring at will basically every single game he plays, like I think it's worth putting you send me some numbers, Kyle. It was like, this guy's putting up Shaq Zion numbers in college. He's just literally scores a well every single game he plays, and it's preposterous. There's a great website that people should check out called analytics. They have great visualizations for college data. It's really great if you're like any level of following along, they have something for you, but they have this scatter graph where they were showing like players across the power 5, players across the country, their efficiency, and you can see the dots on there and there's this one dot that's up in the upper right quadrant away from everybody and it's Zach Edie with his secretary at level efficiency. I mean, offensively he doesn't do a lot of stuff. Like he does some pretty basic things. I mean, he kind of I've noticed a lot that he'll sort of like set a screen and then his guy will be behind him and he'll like just wheel right into like a seal like he'll seal his guy and then do a baby hook. I mean, offensively I don't really see him doing a lot at the next level because I don't think that he's taken a jump shot in like two years of Purdue if I'm not mistaken. That's the thing. So I think for me watching porzingis the last couple of years has made me appreciate Zack Edie. But you're going all the way the other way. If I'm 7 four two 85, I can just score it well at the rim, why would I need to do anything else? And he has great footwork. He can use either hand. He has a good feel for the game. Like when he's double the fines the open man, a lot of Jayden ivy's assists, he'll get to the lane and then just kind of the defense collapses and you just throw the ball up and then Zach eat he's going to get the ball and he's just talking about whatever he's like a catch diameter. Get a catch radius. Catch radius is what they call it. This guy literally can catch anything around the basket and he's going to score and then okay, yeah, you think in the end that I wouldn't work, but why not? He'd be the biggest player in the NBA too. And he's so strong. It isn't like he's done even like the strongest player in the NBA. He'll be able to bang with those guys at his size. Yeah, it was cracking me up when the Kofi coburn Zack eating matchup I was joking with you was like, it was like a Pacific Rim sequel basically to watch. You get to watch Kofi coburn like wall him up. But to Edie's credit, he was like walling him up on his left shoulder and Edie was just like, okay, I'll spin right shoulder and baby hook on him. Well, 'cause this is the thing so this guy Kofi coburn. He's 6 11, 300. Like his whole life. He's been the biggest guy on the floor. He just dominates guys. And then he plays Zach idiot. It's like, not anymore, man. You're kind of a small guy now. Yeah. Right? He makes a guy who's 6 11, 300 looks small. He really does. And I guess some of it around. I remember to go back to the Bo Bond thing. I'm thinking, oh, okay, he'll be in the end. He'll be a Bo Bon type. But then I looked at it, Bo Bon didn't become a player until he was like 25. Like Boban didn't even get big minutes in Europe until his mid 20s. Zack Edie is straight up dominating college basketball 20. And then it forces you to ask the question like, I feel almost blasphemous asking this and maybe this is a stupid question. Like, could he be Yao Ming? I don't know. I mean, he's big as Yao Ming. He has, I think he has Yao Ming's touch. Maybe I forgot a good Yao Ming was. I don't know. I think you have forgotten what yelling. Maybe it's I love the question though. I text you back, I was just like, I just love the question. I'm glad that it's just so chalky and to ask. But I think no, I mean, Yao Ming had like a lot of passing touch. He had like face up game. His body broke down, obviously, but I mean, he was like, had very broad skill set and he was bigger. Not by much. He was the same size as the exact ED. We're talking 747 5 300. It's about the same size. I guess it's splitting hairs. But the thing for me, I think that the differentiator, like the filter for players that big, we talked about like taco is taco fall can get a chance in India. I know Zach ED came because Edie is like, way more skilled. And it actually like passing out of the post. I had a number in front of me earlier that like, he hasn't popped at all, like we said, there's no face up game. He's rolled to the basket on. Let's see, 93.3% of the pick and rolls he's been involved in. Use its 34.1 true shooting 69.1. The question is the filter for guys that big is defense. And we're talking about could he play in like a fourth quarter crunch time, playoff scenario. He can't switch the NBA. He's gonna have to be like a drop guy. He doesn't block a ton of shots either. I think at best case scenario, I think he's just gonna be like an obstruction. He's gonna be like a disruptor, a big guy. Defensively, what do you think of him really quick before we move on? Well, I mean, that is the question, right? He'd have to be living in a drop, and then as wood is offense be good enough to justify living in a drop. And you almost have to have like jokic level offense to justify that on a good team. That is ultimately the question. And I don't think he'll have jokic level offense, but oh, you don't. I don't know though. That's two blast movies in one pod from you. I said I don't think so. But just like he'll probably stay in school at data comes pro this year. He's not getting much buzz. All this to say is you're going to want to watch Jayden ivy, but when you watch shade and IV, there's going to be this other guy, you're just going to have to see for yourself. It's just fun to watch a guy that big get buckets in my opinion. It's inevitable. We always go through this every season of the people who are dialed in on NBA and then they drop into the college world and to our world, we live in the dark. They're just tourists. No, when they come and it's inevitable to see the tweets, people are gonna be like, this guy's fucking huge and I'm excited to see it. Zack Edie is like a really interesting novel player. Before being the show, I wanted to talk about somebody, probably has more common. There's like a nice transition, I think, between Jake navy and this guy. I would just soon move. I guess the question I would want to ask you is what is your level of surprise to how well I would assume has played. Because in this past month, he's kind of made the most of some opportunity. The bulls obviously have just been like ravaged by injury. They've had a lot of guys out. I think Lonzo being out was probably the biggest thing for me. Well, Caruso, too. Yeah, yeah. What have you made of sunu? What's pop for you about him? I also want to point out that here we go. To tease the next segment. We're going to talk about a guy who literally none of people in this pot of herd of. And you just totally bury talking about this very high profile rookie for a high profile team. It just says something about my priority. Your segment teasing is just that is truly an elite skill you have. I'm a man of the people. The little guy. The voice of the house. Oh my gosh. Let's reel it in right now immediately. You insulted Yao Ming. Anyway, go ahead, sorry. So IO, he's been really good from the start of the season. And it's been fun to watch him because he started the year. There was so much perimeter town in Chicago. He's playing behind Derozan Levine, Lonzo Caruso..
"yao ming" Discussed on The Breakdown with Shaun King
"Yesterday, I posted a video that has gone viral of a former NBA player, a black man named Sonny weems, and I've known Sonny for several years. I talked to Sonny yesterday. Sonny was getting off of a bus in China. And he's a star basketball player in the Chinese basketball association, his team has won the championship the past three years. And he was getting off of the bus. And fans of the opposing team start yelling the N word as sunny. Over and over and over again. And clear as day. I mean, they knew they were being ugly and offensive. And then they, you know, and they're speaking English, they start telling sunny to get out of China. Miss ugly. I mean, vicious, ugly racism. And there's racism all over the world. And part of my intent yesterday for posting that video was so that people in power in China who have not done enough at all to speak out against. The horrible racism that we saw in that video. The Chinese basketball association is not spoken out enough about it. Yao Ming, who many of you may know former Houston Rockets star who helps lead the Chinese basketball association has not done enough about it. And the country itself has not done enough about it. But in posting the video. Many of my supporters who I love I love I love you all, you know that. Many of you then resorted. To bigotry yourself a resorted to hate and stereotypes yourself. I want to talk about.
"yao ming" Discussed on The Bill Simmons Podcast
"Moves pretty well. I know he's had some new stuff, but he moves at the pace that is good for him. You never see him sprinting. He's pretty careful about how he moves the foreign. If he's sprinting, he's getting an alley out of it or a fast break dunk, whatever. But for the most part, he's moving at the right pace for him. Physically, he's overpowering. He can spin either leg and he's just such a bitch to defend. It is unbelievable. It was so awesome to watch a guy in person. He finished with like 40. I don't even think it was like an incredible bead game until the last couple of minutes when he just took over. And he scored every single time down the stretch and filling up winning. And there's this incredible moment coming out of a time out. I think Philly goes up for there's like 11 seconds left, Boston calls time out, coming out of the timeout. And B comes out the bench starts walking over to emir doka the Celtics coach. They know each other because houdon was at Philly for at least a year. And he walks her dog. He's like, hey, hey, and a dope was like, thinks he's going to say something profound. And he's like, I'm a motherfucking monster. And then he nodded at a doka like just to make sure he hurt him then he walked off. And I loved it. I just love him be I don't know how long he's going to stay healthy at the level he's at now. You know, we've learned with big guys, you just never know. You take it year by year, you take it. Your big year with the aging with the health and you watch somebody that's running like that. And you know, the bigger the body is, the more that can go wrong. It's like anything else. There's just a lot of ways. You just look at the weight and the stress that playing at that size and that weight, you know, you just always worry about it. Yao Ming was around. Now yummy, it wasn't nearly as athletic as in bead was. He was 7 foot 6. He was playing year round for China. There are all these reasons. But all of a sudden Yao Ming was gone. All of a sudden Ralph Sampson was gone. You look up one day is in the 86 finals, two years later, he's on Sacramento. Over and over again, we've seen with the tall guys, don't take it for granted. You never know. And with them bead, watching that guy in person when he's playing like he's playing now is really special. It really is. He is a true, awesome, unstoppable center. Now last night, the Celtics were missing a bunch of people that play and his freedom. I apologize Ennis and his freedom had to play him big, big minutes..
"yao ming" Discussed on Woman's Hour
"And yeah, I have to stress. No official newspaper, no newspaper, whatsoever, has touched this story. There's been no mention of it whatsoever since her original post back on the 2nd of November. And with this particular denial that she's said this, how are we then to understand or what is the understanding on who said it then? If she's saying she didn't say it. Yeah, so very much there's a sense that there's a lot of control around her. I mean, I find it unusual just in general that a journalist can apparently just walk up to her and in this video you see them bypass other big stars like basketball player Yao Ming and Olympic gold medalist Julie jar. They just make a beeline for and ask her certain questions. And it almost feels like it's being orchestrated for a foreign audience to say that she's free. And we have to be conscious that this comes ahead of the Olympics and you've got the women's tennis association, for example, that's already said that it's no longer going to host matches in China. There's a lot of sensitivity around this story. And it almost seems like it's gone too far because there is now a lot of pressure for China to respond to this story and to act and nothing's happening. So instead there's these comments coming out on Twitter very much trying to distract from the narrative or to try to say look, she's okay and move on to the next story. Sorry, so in terms of the women's tennis association, has it responded to this latest claim? It has, yes, it's that it welcomes her appearance in a public setting. But it did say that this latest video doesn't alleviate or address concerns about her well-being and ability to communicate without censorship or coercion. And I have to stress again, she has not posted on scene away both since she made her original claim. And you can't even see comments on any historic posts about her. So it almost feels like there is a lot of restriction within China, both for her to speak openly, but for anybody to speak about her whatsoever. In terms, just to say, with regards to any official response from the Chinese government to her comments under some what you said about the individual, has there been any acknowledgment? Not at all nothing. Nothing on that. Just very briefly while you're with us and I know you look across what's going on in terms of China and the media and public figures especially with what access we can get. There's a story about a celebrity influencer vile via you tell me who's been removed from China's social media after being fined millions for tax evasion. What's that story? Yeah, this is a huge story. So via is I would say China's equivalent of someone like Kylie Jenner. She's known as a super influencer and she's often called China's live streaming queen. She's a woman who does these online live streaming events and she sells everything makeup, noodles. I've seen her seller rocket launching Wuhan last year, so that was quite spectacular. Yeah. She can sell literally anything. But yeah, she has in the last 24 hours been fined for tax evasion and extraordinary amount of money. I mean, the equivalent of a £160 million. And her Weibo account which she had at least 18 million followers on has been removed. Her tau bow account and taobao is kind of China's version of say Amazon or eBay. So a shopping platform where you can host live streaming events..
"yao ming" Discussed on Podcast Metanoia
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"yao ming" Discussed on Road Trippin': Richard vs. Channing
"I gordon mentioned the playoffs. Oh we need. You said you need me. I played six months ago. No we love. This is off the tires off the car. We not going nowhere man young. They said how big he was. And how strong. And the fact that he was just going to bill you he was just like i'm you so skilled in here for reference. He shot the technical fouls for that team. No matter who was on the court. that's good. I remember yeah. Yeah yeah rookie year. Have you seen that video of bowe holding the ball like this in anthony. Davis couldn't get it. Right and anthony. Davis is six eleven. Try to get the hell and bovines. Is doing this a little kid. I swear to got yao ming. So jason collins. Who was here guests on the podcast. He we me out. Forgot me and jake kid. So yao ming grabs reba jason collins. Trying to get it and yao. Ming does this and jason collins trying to reach and get it and me and jason kidd running back on defense. We're like yeah. I'll never seen before because this was this was twelve years before bogan came into lee. We never seen somebody that much bigger where they could take six foot ten six but eleven guy and just do this and make them not reaching at the ball. I remember when i quit and went shack and everybody know how big shock and awe like dan shack he was so big and he was such a nice guy and i i got to know him. Well because the organization We have a conversation as talking about basketball. He's bringing up all these players. I'm looking like you do. I thought you'd is big english. How you know all these old players just going down the list and he come across a couple of times said. I don't even know who he was. So knowledgeable of the history of basketball. And i think that's one of the things that never gets talking about him to his. I q because if it's lower body wouldn't out he'd be one. Privacy wanted to graze. Because he could play he was very very smart. Yeah speaking of houston. Obviously these guys and i will vouch well. Because i was a part. I guess i covered the team when they won their championship that they have and they love what it's just one year seven exactly exactly. I was getting their way to walk yourself. Bob but for someone like yourself who has seven rings and does not nearly as special for him as far more special..
"yao ming" Discussed on The Sean Salisbury Show
"Button top number four here with heavy. Mfn tmc all-star game tonight Pete alonso put on a clinic last night Boy is lower-half legg. Dr lose well. He looks like a slow pitch softball and everybody else playing baseball there. Yeah and just the calmness he a little dance before whatever it got him into his rhythm and he doesn't lack confidence when he said i'm the best power hitter in baseball and it was on display tonight back to back winners and he's built for well. He's built for hitting the ball of the ballpark. There's no question about it and he was phenomenal as we continue to discuss. There's you know with astros. And have they played the victim card and stephen a smith and his marketing comments about Shohei otani and the nigerian basketball team. And then i made it. Yesterday was one of those days. Chris russo just completely torching the yankees and their constant. And i can't remember. I have to go back and twitter. And if you're listening in you know who you are a. I'm sorry i'm not giving you credit for this. But i am giving you credit and i gotta go find it because of all the comments that i get on twitter from these from this stuff is he had mentioned about castaing about well. One wanted mentioned about the the reason why the marketing isn't if it isn't going to be good for otani or trout or harper because their teams are very good and they made a good point. I lost my train of thought. The of the otani things is simply you mentioned the team and then also right in the west coast. of course. that's exactly right but he still going to get marketed. Because he is a he's novel for star. It means from japan so he's a great player. He's handsome he's young. He's engaging he smiles. He even yesterday at bab exhausted even during batting practice. Everything about him says superstar regardless of what stephen. A smith said about the the interpreter. Now what i was going to say is about. And then now i'm getting into this about the yankees and victim who's played the bigger victim card than the yankees and dodgers over and a half. Honestly nobody about the cheating. Part is as anybody played. I'm not talking about family sometimes. A clubhouse early on you have to apologize and you get that out. There's there's been a lot of a lot of were the victims the dodgers and the yankees through this. So if we're gonna talk victims we there's there's a whole lot. There's a whole lot of layers to that one. So i can't remember who said it on twitter but thank you. You made a great point and you are one hundred percent correct. Let's guitar calls louis. Welcome in man. How're you doing. Good morning guys. Coming out technically. I'm like put together topic when you mentioned today. The first one is what the nation about things he only has just performed and he kept his mouth shut so he shouldn't even say that have thoughts even from season trying to. That's one second one. He's he's regarding. What what Autonomy to well thanks very like you said a bunch of nice things but you also very humble yet. So went to pumping he went to congratulate. Need smile so this guys. Any translators are very important. If we would have got what stephen they said. We wouldn't have had yao-ming chemo lodge. You'll bake. I can speak a good word or a good food sentence and are the what are the best. People are keen. Y'all i mean to be. Those guys are nice people so sweep really stupid and be just a little sample. i'm gonna try to. He's gonna see you when that to me when invented swimming because spanish. Us with a ride. Somebody in spanish. You say paula in mexico. I mean you mean you're fine decides that can't even fifty seven percent spanish trying to give a full interview innings okay. I'm gonna you guys go. And i'm quoting louis. Ck lewis what a great call. Well what a great call and appreciate it and you mentioned three names that i would say aside from great players and unfortunately for yao. The injuries great players. But i think we will four of them you actually mentioned altoona yao-ming kemalism on and shohei ohtani aside from all being wonderful players and phenomenal talents. And we we would've. If yao ming wouldn't have been wouldn't have been injured with his lower legs he'd been a continued dominant player. But you're exactly right. And i don't think we talk enough about good people in the sport down we'll always gonna go after the guys who were asked clowns who are not humble and you're mean constantly. I'm not talking about the guy who plays with an edge. I'm just talking about just kind of people whether it's an autograph we know. Who would those type guys all. Four those dudes find somebody as a human being and fans who say they don't treat them right. Find one find when you're right about gracious otani was smiling on. What did you ever negative about him. As a human aside from a great player. What about yao ming. You hear nothing but what a phenomenal human. Yes allies alon 'unbelievable. The way he treated always has even before any people that don't live in the town in the city of houston. No this i did before. I lived here and al to be. That's why i'm always baffled by the hatred for him. There can't be five better dudes in baseball than him. I felt like this before i moved. Here what's your the underdog story because he's shorter than most players and the historian how we got to the major leagues and then how he's thrived in the league and he case the cheating things aside but he did. I mean. I understand as a team but it was documented buys players that he was one who didn't want to be a part of it but if we're judging people by one thing that happened to a team shame on us because then we're all judged like that from one mistake we may have made as a human. I can't think of five more gracious credit to his teammates. Better people than altoona in the league and that goes for all four of those guys louis. Great call man. And i'm so glad you pointed that out. We don't harp enough on the dude who isn't isn't a click bait type of clown show athlete. That drives us crazy but we gotta watch him. We don't say enough about the guy who sits back and does his job treats people with kindness and respect. I'll take those guys any frigging day of the week. Let's get to mark welcome in a highly good morning. You're going. I know i gotta make a quick Yeah i just wanted to say. Yesterday i read an article Somebody wanted some reporter of one of the speeches from the as bassett What he thought about the astros and they're cheating scandal and he said one thing he said. I know they're not the only ones cheating in baseball. And that's coming from one of my rivals. Main right he put it out there. And and and teammate of fires and also use i used to.
"yao ming" Discussed on KPRC 950 AM
"Begged for approval from the Communist Chinese party. And that's the fight folks. The judges have declared the Communist China Party to be the winner. Both fighters have forfeited to the Far East Communist business interests. What a couple of I'll say Yeah, that that's exactly right. It sucked, but at least it was short. Right. Well, that was good. I didn't want to watch long anyway. You know, Yao Ming has got a really cool restaurant down the street from here and My understanding is he's a great guy. He's got a wonderful family They love living in our city. Uh, but, he adds the later parts of his career actually went back to China because he's still a big celebrity over there. It's not surprising. Y'all Ming is a big fan of China. Sure, because he's from China, right? Exactly the hell did LeBron James get that or John Cena? But what's remarkable about that is, uh, bought and paid for friends. That's all it is Yao Ming and his fans. You know they own a restaurant here. They seem to love America. Um At least they love our capitalism. I've never heard Yao Ming bad mouth, American cops or American capitalism or the American Democratic values could be he's way smarter than LeBron. Or without a doubt, at least at math for sure, But no look, Uh LeBron is I was thinking the same thing. What if we could trade LeBron for Yao Ming? You know, get back here and Get rid of sand. LeBron there, you know, even without the even trade, let's still send LeBron away. Yeah, We don't need anything in return. Uh, what's he worth? You could just have LeBron Yeah, Nothing to us. Yeah, Go ahead. Enjoy China. Send them over there. Well, that's our NBA report, and it's from one of the rare few NBA report. You'll hear me get excited about now. The Bears. Like the Chicago Bears, Bears bears the Colorado Bears. Oh, yeah, that's a good football team. A man has been brutally attacked by a bear in Colorado in his own garage. These bears are losing respect for humans. Personal property. He should have got that teenage girl from the other viral video to run up and pushed the bear. She was good with bears. Dude, that chick was hard core. This man is in Steamboat Springs, Colorado, a mama bear. Attack. The man in his garage. He was hospitalized, needed surgery for some pretty severe cuts on his head on his legs. They expect him to survive. That's how bad the attack was there, Not 100% sure he'll make it. They expect him to retire. This guy had made the mistake of storing Bird seed in his garage, which attracted now the bear should clearly see There's pictures of birds on the package, right? It's for birds, Stupid Bear, and the bear sniffed it out anyway and came into the guy's garage. He noticed his garage door open Sunday night kind of late, and he went to close it. There's the bear, Plus her two cubs inside the garage. He attempted to back away, but you know her mama's are right. She she attacked anybody gets near her babies. Oh, they're like this most special babies in the world. No other bear has ever had cubs like mine. Well, was she attacked? You've seen that look in the the Bears I before when? When you watch women at a Public park have their child bullied by another two. Oh, yeah. Yeah, that's so any woman that's a mammal has that inside of her, But the difference is most women aren't bears. No. Yeah, yeah, I wonder killed her. The bear The bear guy killed Well, the park rangers tracked to mama down and killed her. Okay, I guess because of that whole, you know what? They've tasted human flesh. Is that true? No. But they say that, um the cubs, though now orphans. Are still on the loose, so there's just baby Bear cubs out there walking around. I would like to think that in my head, they're living a life that's kind of like a Disney movie like their moms, Dad, But now they're friends with a raccoon, and they sing songs together, But that's not how it works. Or it's that Disney movie where it's kind of sad, but in the end, you know, after you cried a little bit, it had a happy ending because The two bears, even though they lost their mama. They were both able to help each other, survive and grow too big, healthy animals with a musical number, of course, and then behind the scenes, Walt Disney was hanging out with Nazis and having his brain frozen. One bear fell in the raging water. But the other little cub ran ahead and handed in a stick and pulled it out of the river just before the falls. And then just then an eagle came by and swooped in and grabbed them both. But then Eagle became their friend too. And the eagle is a vegetarian for summary. The eagle fed them along with her other Children. Oh, yeah. And then the the Bears thought they were eagles and were raised by an eagle and one bear tried to fly and fell over 300 ft. Off a cliff. Do it today, Walt Disney World presents I mean, it bounced the ego Bear car lived starring Jonathan Taylor. Thomas says the little bear and Zach Braff has, uh, the ego, I guess. Yeah, And who's going to Who's going to sing the Lifting song towards the unit. Taylor Swift. No, no, no Demi Lovato. No. The following radio show sounds exactly the same way forward as it does backwards. Walton and Johnson..
"yao ming" Discussed on Asian America: The Ken Fong Podcast
"Stephen f. nacogdoches stephen f. austin Walked on played some sports. There then fell in love with being a cafeteria manager and started managing college. Campus cafeterias and start opening up some businesses and it landed him In dallas with a few other family members. That work. Together and i have two other uncles funny story when when they when they immigrated to the states. They're chong my dad's name is chong man. Oh my uncle's chong one. Oh and my youngest uncle chong cook. Oh and when they went through immigration. I guess you know on the car. Technically i name all chong middle name is different same last name so going through the port. High school i guess. Hey chung ho you have a brother. Chongo's well right and being on a football team You know that can also get confusing to anyways. My dad eventually his name to james. So that's my mental name. Matthew james jail But yeah you know. I my my grandpa gave me matthew and my dad james. And my last name is hailing from seoul south korea and In grew up there. And i miss it from time to time myself. Think about it all the time. When i'm trying to plug into what home is whatever you know creative side that that entails it demands of me. i grew up in a small town capelle to roads at went into cop. Hell if you took a little five minute nap passenger seat. You'll miss the town. Wow that small. One high school three middle schools. But then that that allowed you if you were athletic right that allows you to stand out even if you're not white or black right. You're asian american athlete. But hey yeah pools not that big right and it's funny. I never really thought of it. Like that growing up in texas. Because i was actually forced in sports because my dad was an athlete he was. You know i you could say. I had a tiger mom that had me on a time schedule. Kumaon math piano lesson than the swimming pool muslim for eight years did all pretty much every sport every team sport and i stuck with team sports because i didn't like individual sports. I didn't like being in the water being alone. I loved being around teammates. Talking sharing capri suns in orange slices. And you know after after the soccer game in my dad was kind of a guy that always was intramural. Soccer leagues even in dallas. While having two kids myself my sister. Sally and so he forced me into it. He was like you're going to do it. You're going to be good at it. And i didn't like it. I really did not like sports in the beginning of felt forced if felt like you know i would much rather be hanging out. Maybe playing and sixty four mario kart or something with with my buddies is of having to go to practice practice. Was you know it's. It's a very disciplined thing. And i was rebellious at first but anyways yeah i ended up loving it. There was a transition for me where You know. Football and sports started to mean something more than just a thing to do or thing i had to do. It was very much a part of my upbringing. But part of my life as an adult as well and Coppell was a town. Were shops closed. On friday nights friday night out the game that lights in real life in real life in in the flesh in i love going back and so seeing that spirit. ten thousand people at playoff games. You know bigger than what i played in college you know in in that was the thing to like on. That's not fair. But i thought it would just progress and get bigger you know. And he's still going back. They people were huge. Mums on homecoming. Carter's in fresh cut grass and you see cows and and texas dallas changing always but i love those small towns that still have that spirit got ask you. Did you experience what we today would consider anti asian racism any kind of prejudice. Were there other. Asian americans other create americans in this town in your school. You know there. There was a couple. Was you know. I would say suburbs. You know very fortunate enough to have very hard working. Parents set allowed us to stay in a middle class environment and they had an esl program so the middle squad went to go capelle east broncos. They had esl for all the you know the students coming in. That didn't know english and my cousin was eventually part of that program and so there was diversity in sports again. You know. I didn't really i. You know there was sobering moment charles. Like oh yeah. I'm the only age here but when you practice every day for so many hours doesn't really matter when it comes to the playing field. You know what they look like on the outside. If they can put up a layup they can put up a layup and Yao ming was when i was a middle premiere. Asian athletes six two. So i had a six inch growth spurt and i had growing pains and there were times where people were like. Hey garba yao. Ming now okay. I'll mixed emotions about that. Those are the silvery moments. Yeah that okay. That's the way identify me. But yao-ming sick athlete right yao. Ming is you know he's carbon a new path and he was inspiration for me in people like that win. Who is vietnamese linebacker. Protect saying that's right. Play for the dallas cowboys. Yeah look fifty nine. Those are the guys you know. So i would prejudice. I was always welcomed on every team. I was lucky enough to either. Make the backup or sometimes get to be a starter. Julia wide receiver. I was tight end. Defensive end oh wow okay a play basketball because the height you know. I didn't have hands by. Coordination was late because grossberg than you had your beanpole with. No you're you know you're tripping on your feet and then they're like just put them on defense he just go tackle people. Yeah so. That's when i start playing defense men in linebacker But but yeah. Texas is wow such a sports. Heavy cultural may be even people called religion kind of place. Have you been no no i. I've visited austin. I've been the dallas going through the airport. I have friends in houston. But i've never really spent any time in texas. Gotcha yeah now. It's a wild wild place. I would guess that where you're from and stuff is one of those places that this last year with the shutdown and no contact sports right others. They must have been one of those areas that was really grinding against the restrictions because so much of their life is wrapped up in these high school level sports. Yes and man. My heart goes out to all the athletes that have this huge.
"yao ming" Discussed on ESPN Chicago 1000 - WMVP
"And that is That the one thing that has been said to me probably more frequently than anything else since I became whatever degree of famous it is that I am since the time in my life that people started recognizing me. If only because I have a voice that is somewhat distinctive and my face has been on television effort 25 years with my name under it. The one thing people say more to me than anyone else's. You know, you're bigger than I thought you'd be. Everyone always thought I was this little tiny person, and the reason for that is pretty simple. I spent 18 years sitting next to an enormous person. Mike Golic was six ft five and for the majority of our partnership weighed well over £300. So when you're sitting next to him, you look small. I've always had a little bit of a chip on my shoulder regarding that. I'm not a small guy. So yesterday. I go to a charity golf outing. My wife is on the board of a wonderful charity called Horizons, and they had their golf outing yesterday, and that's where I was. And I bring Dan Orlovsky is part of my crew. My guests are two of my agents from CIA and Dan Orlovsky. So stay sense to me because she's this way. Make sure you take a picture and send it to me. So I take a picture Me and Orlowski. I pay no attention to it. It's actually one of the agents Mike Levine vino. They call them takes the picture and text it to my wife. She posts it. It's on her Twitter page at Stacy Gsg. In this picture. Dan Orlovsky. Looks like he's my dad. I look like I'm kneeling. He's so much taller than me in this picture. And everyone said Now I don't know anything has happened here, right? This is before we even tee off. So, like, seven hours later, I get home and stay says to me. You know, everyone on Twitter is joking about how short you look in the picture. And I say, Well, what good is that doing me now? You have to see this. I look so small. Well let the record show Daniel Glovsky is six, ft six. He is very tall and I think I must be standing at a whole you I hope because the top of my hat is not even up to his chin. And he's not that much taller than me to be clear. Like Yao Ming. Is that much taller than me. Dan Orlovsky is not AM six FT. Tall We measured me once on Mike and Mike because people didn't believe it. We pour out a tape measure in front of an audience. I was five ft 11 and three quarters inches tall. That's how tall I am. And in this picture is if you're on Twitter go to add Stacy Gsg, You'll see Orlovsky looks like like I'm one of his sons. He's had nine year olds like all of us, and I'm wonderful among them. Yes, it's like it's like we're showing up to our little League baseball game and I'm hoping to pitch today. Look, Sparky. It is very, very upsetting. We'll be right back. Green Bay Packers. Many camp is underway and where in the world is Aaron Rodgers. We will be talking about it. It's Barton hot Tuesday noon to two Eastern on ESPN radio ESPN plus.
"yao ming" Discussed on Big Fellas Basketball
"We missed the playoffs but yao. Ming didn't play. Twenty five games straight immigration played thirty five games. And that's kind story of the era right. The the rockets yao-ming tracy mcgrady eras. You had two guys who when they were playing were unstoppable but they stopped themselves because they couldn't play like they they weren't playing they weren't on the court And man that that those teams are fun. I mean you had rafer alston on this. You had a luther. Add on those teams chuck as john lucas. The third was on one of them. Mucci norris was on a couple of those acting irish said luther head but Grabbed her head. David wesley like and then you move onto. Oh six seven you got a little bit further and you can bring shame you go down another year you bring in. Aaron brooks ring in lewis skull. Who is all going to be hall of famer matombo. You had carl landry that body jackson. These are fun teams men and they were really really fun teams and the the the best part the best part of all of it and i got to the the the privilege i guess to be able to go to a few of these games Was the twenty two game win streak In two thousand eight so that was absolutely credible. Got snap by boston. And i think A few years ago the rockets had really long win streak. I think was like sixteen. Seventeen games that also got snapped by boston. We also lost to the finals in boston. Legs it's times. Anyone entity lot dons. And so it's it's it's just it's kind of the way things go go in houston but that twenty two game win streak man like there was heart. There was a lot of heart for those teams even though they they didn't make the They made the playoffs. Two thousand eight data loss in the first round but two thousand eight thousand nine this year. That i wanna talk about two thousand eighteen thousand nine. Who in the nba finals. That'd i'll be. The los angeles lakers. Los angeles lakers with With kobe bryant waukesha. The borrowed you know. Low lamar odom rockets around one. Go up against portland trailblazers. Now remember the portland trailblazers. That year it was brandon. Roy lamarcus aldridge. Greg oden at nicb. Attune jumpers bila rudy fernandez. Steve blake like this is a good team is a good team. They were fifty four twenty eight fifty three twenty nine so it was a very good matchup. Rockets win that series in six pretty pretty handle. I mean like ron artest on now. Medoro piece has great series. Yao-ming has a good series. Aaron brooks drop twenty seven in game one like they. It was we. We did pretty well in portland..
Remembering David Stern
"Longtime NBA. Commissioner David. Stern turn passed away on Wednesday after suffering brain hemorrhage he was seventy seven years old. Here's Jeremy Shop with remembrance of the man left an indelible mark on the sport of basketball ask ball in his thirty years as commissioner. David Stern made it possible for the NBA to scramble from the brink of bankruptcy and irrelevance to a position of global significance unthinkable in the dark days of the late nineteen seventy s and early nineteen eighties. The League was beset by drug problems. uh-huh teams were going bankrupt in the finals. Braun tape delay that stunning reversal of fortune is why stern will be remembered as perhaps the rapist leader of any sports league ever. Of course the League's rebirth can be attributed solely to stern savvy and toughness. It wasn't stern turn after all who fashioned from clay transcendent Larry Bird Magic Johnson rival rate. It wasn't stern imbued Michael Jordan with his gifts. Either but make no mistake. There might be no other sports executive ever who so deftly utilize the tools at his disposal. No other commissioner so clearly recognized recognized and exploited the resources of his sport with Stern in charge the NBA called itself fantastic but it was really a star factory the league marketed. It stars to the Hilt No league ever better mastered the art of Marketing Than David Stearns. Da at its inception seven years before the advent of the Internet not to mention twitter or instagram the slam dunk contest was a phenomenon. must see event created by stearns Lieutenant Edrich welts people too young to seem Jordan versus Dominique. In the heat of the competition can hardly fathom how big a deal it was then in nineteen ninety two. There was the Dream Team. The ultimate expression of stern strategic thinking of his desire to make the league a global brand Dan with Jordan and magic in Barclay in Olympic uniforms. The world was suddenly. Cyprus turns unique brand of basketball. Diplomacy and capitalism ah soon the entire planet would be turned into a marketplace for NBA TV rights. And eventually the jerseys players such as Lebron James Ten years after the first Dream Team won gold in Barcelona yao-ming was the top overall pick in the draft. This was not coincidence in in. Its own way. Yes arrival was a milestone in the same order of magnitude as the magic bird rivalry in the rise of Michael Jordan. There was a good reason why stern headed seat. On the Council on Foreign Relations in terms of his management style. Stern was not a man to be trifled with he could be intimidating demanding reading imperious. In fact all of the above but he can also be charming and refreshingly blunt and honest even on the subject of the Owners for whom he worked for example when the New York Knicks lost a court battle about sexual harassment in their front office demonstrates that they're not the model intelligent management of course under stern rain for so long. There were many challenges and controversies. Even as total revenue players salaries skyrocketed. There were too many lockouts. There was infamous Pacers Pistons Pistons Brawl in Detroit which exposed yawning disconnect in the relationship between players and fans. Tim Donigi veteran. NBA referee went to prison on gambling related charges but in the end David Stern will be remembered for all the ways in which he elevated the game enriching his his owners and the players popularizing the league and places where it had been virtually no he also helped create the WNBA and champion day. Back when stern took over it would have seen it best unlikely that the NBA would become a global behemoth. It's perhaps the ultimate testament David stearns vision. The now it all seems to have been
In the NBA vs. China battle, business could suffer
"We begin today with the not entirely idle speculation of what James Naismith would think of the sport that he invented low these one hundred twenty eight years ago and the global economic context in which it finds itself we are of course a long way from the peach baskets that Naismith used as the original hoops and the global economy is nothing like it was in eighteen ninety one but a quick glance at the news sports or otherwise reveals basketball as the pivot point perhaps the biggest corporate story of this day National Basketball Association in the aftermath of a tweet from Houston Rockets General Manager Daryl Morey last week supporting anti-government protests in Hong Kong the response from Beijing has been swift and clear an NBA fan event before a preseason game between the Brooklyn Nets and La Lakers in Shanghai has been cancelled a public training session for the nets also in Shanghai I also called off corporate Chinese sponsorships with the NBA Undone meanwhile the NBA Commissioner Adam Silver says Moore he has the right to exercise his freedom expression it is a big big deal the story with peril plenty so we got marketplaces and you're on the line to hash things out with US hey hey solar this is kind of basic but clearly it seems the basics have been lost in this the NBA has been for decades now one of the most progressive of profession all sports leagues do you suppose that somehow they didn't see something like this coming and if they didn't see it why didn't they see what will that's the and you're getting right to it right the difficulty here for the NBA is indeed it does want to be seen as a progressive league doesn't want to go off brand but the NBA also has to be three of its brand in China the brand is tarnished in the eyes of Chinese businesses of consumers that's GonNa prove difficult and costly for the NBA amity in China this is something that every American Sports League is GonNa take note of because they all see the money in China they want to do business there and even spoke with a sports marketing professor from China he kept telling me that the everyday business of sport in China it's market based right it's similar doing business in the as we all know that we've heard that one hundred times then he said just to be sure not to get on the wrong side of the government because then the market gets thrown out the window well that's that's so interesting so clearly the calculation that's happened here is that the Chinese government has decided it does not need the NBA's brand new basketball in China right because they're grown they're leagues and and they can in essence do with themselves no matter how popular Yao Ming in the Houston Rockets and all of those folks are over there but the NBA is it is the brand right Chinese basketball is NBA China basically when Yao Ming came onto the scene in two thousand and two the celerity of basketball in China skyrocketed because you had to do out there who looked like them you had two hundred million people watched that first game it's going to be so difficult for the Chinese government if they just want to say look we got this we're GonNa have basketball basketball is great here we have all sorts of stars it's going to be so difficult because the other thing is Americans who don't make it to the NBA go and play in China and so there's so much sort of meshing there with the NBA in China that's going to be so difficult for the Chinese to be able to do that let us take this away from basketball for two seconds because you're NBA is certainly not the first company that has run into trouble in China today there was a controversy with apple in one of its APPs let's people identified police in Hong Kong and the Chinese government is displeased with that there is wider risk there is also wider acknowledgement of some of the challenges of doing business in China tipping point do you think I mean you know spitball that for me that's what I kept asking the smarter people than I am about this when you're talking about sort of Chinese relations and things like that and it's funny because everybody that I spoke with says you know what these are hiccups and businesses are going to have to do better at navigating business in China nobody is saying they're going to pull out of China no business person thinks that because there's so much money there they just don't see an American company just pulling out because of difficulties so instead of let's get out of here this is a tipping point we don't want to deal with China it's figuring out how to do business better there and dealer cover sports in a bunch of other stuff force advocate ut in Austin Texas andy thanks a bunch appreciate it you got a
NBA working on relationship with China after controversial tweet
"Lakers are in China Darren Shanghai right now they're gonNA play a game there Thursday morning early our time four thirty our time and then they're gonNA play another game Saturday in Chins in but there is a lot of controversy swirling around something more the rockets GM tweeted last week it would be would it be misleading to say things have calmed down but Adam silver's over there he's in Shanghai he's attempting to deal with it and it's hard to say if it's down or not the original Durham won't Daryl Morey tweet fight for freedom stand with Hong Kong and China and when I say China it's not just the government it's it's actual NBA Fans in China have responded and said they basically cancelled the Houston Rockets. Yeah I which I don't know that's fair enough but it's it's realistic they really have they shut down the Houston Rockets The Houston Rockets have been the heritage beloved team in China going back to Yao. Ming and that tweet is unbelievably incendiary in Hong Kong there's a separatist movement movement and the Chinese are and when I say the Chinese it's not just the government Chinese citizens an NBA fans in China are dead set opposed that separatist movement and so it's caused a gigantic controversy here's a little bit of what Adam Silver said about it this afternoon. CCTV announced that because of my remarks supporting Daryl Mores freedom of expression not the since of his statement but his freedom of expression they were no longer going to air the Lakers Nets preseason games that are scheduled for later this week a and it's not something we expected to happen I think it's unfortunate but if that's the the consequences of US adhering to our values we still feel it's critically important we adhere to those values my plan long has been to travel to Shanghai tomorrow and I plan to attend the Lakers Nets game Thursday night it's my hope that when I'm in Shanghai I can meet with the appropriate officials and discuss where we stand and again put those remarks from Daryl Morey and my remarks in an appropriate context of a many decades long relationship and see if we can find mutual respect for each other's political systems and beliefs but I'm a realist as well recognize that this is this this issue may not die down so quickly Daryl Morey has apologized actually James Harden also made this state apologize you know we love China we love playing near I know for both of us individually we go there wants to twice a year they show the most important love so now we appreciate as a fan base and we love everything you know they're about in in no way appreciate the support that they give us individually and as an organization so You know we love you if you're wondering why Adam Silver has is kind of taken the position that he has he is he's issued a couple of statements this was too and and you know to give us a little more background Shanghai is fifteen hours ahead of us so it's tomorrow morning in Chiang it's Wednesday morning Adam Silver's already there and he's hoping to have those meetings today in his statement that he issued on Tuesday when he was in Japan he said the NBA will not put itself in a position of regulating what players employees seasoned team owners say or will not say on these issues we simply could not operate that way so he is standing up one hundred percent for not necessarily anything Darryl said or tweeted specifically but for his right to say it yes in in that's why and then as you point out there are many many people's very upset in China and we'll see what happens next but you know Michael and I are hoping touring the Games a Thursday morning and Saturday morning it'll be four thirty am both days if you want to get up early you can listen to us or we're going to simulcast those those our call on spectrum sports net too so we're just waiting to see what happens next in the story but we're looking forward to doing those games I said earlier in the show it one thing I've learned about sports and you understand this steve better than most people because you've covered so many Olympics is sports can be a great unifier it really can it can bring people together you can you can see people jumping up and down and hugging each other we don't even speak the same languages so I I'm hoping we can play the games we can bring him to you and that cooler heads will prevail but we'll see we'll see yeah there's a lot of upset people here is Rachel Nichols who's actually in China the conflict with China top of mind for the League office the NBA is actually facing backlash on both sides here they're facing backlash from those who support the anti-government protesters in Hong Kong who feel that silver hasn't gone far enough to support rockets GM Daryl Morey but they're also facing backlash inside China from those who feel that silver has not gone far enough to condemn what more he actually said one of the loudest voices in that WHO's actually hall of Famer Yao-ming who is now the chairman of the Chinese Basketball Association Yao is one of the people but silver is hoping to meet with when he gets to China which will be on Wednesday yeah he sort of he's taking heat from both sides now sober both from both from people think he didn't go far enough to support Daryl Morey and people in China who think he didn't go far enough in condemning them here's Doc rivers this is new uh-huh doc rivers talking about what's going on with the NBA in China hit for saying what we believe we did as we disagree disagree I disagree with everything you say I have the right to do that and I have the right to Silverstone Tom and that's good that's good that's what this is about freedom of speech and and we should always have who consequences for what you say and that's why we get back to the Lincoln Body before you say there could be possibly and that's by the way what we're seeing we're seeing enormous consequences for Daryl Morey exercise his freedom speech and as of now Darryl still the GM of the rockets tillman for t- to the owner of the rockets came out right away soon as Daryl tweeted that and said he doesn't speak with Iraq it's he doesn't speak for the NBA. I have no problem with Daryl does her his personal views I don't think they're gonNA lose his job over this we we shared with you earlier in the show if you don't listen to US regularly we uh-huh Darryl he's been a guest on this show probably ten times he's one of the reasons he's crazy we'll talk about anything and so Adam standing behind him and saying look whether you agree with what Tara said or not he has the right to say it I think probably means I was going to hang onto his GIG but I'm speculating I don't know yeah a lot of that came up over the weekend and it seemed to calm down a little bit but again this story is continuing to unfold and we don't exactly know how it's going to turn out when all is said and done what will the relationship between China Chinese fans in the Houston Rockets be what will the relationship between China Chinese fans in the NBA be how will the be altered how will that be changed in any way we don't exactly know where it seems to me the one of the things that will be important as if Adam silver can sit down with the Ming who is a great ambassador for Basketball Chairman of Chinese basketball so that could go a long way in mending the damage that has been
Yao Ming, Olympics And US discussed on The Jim Rome Show
"The US Olympic team had a bounty on Yao Ming, according to garnet. There was a million dollar bounty on anybody who could dunk on y'all Ming in the Olympics. And none
The next Yao Ming? FIBA is betting big on Kai Sotto
"The conversation starting with the iran deal was going on around nuclear deal is united states has pulled out of it and we have a funny position in that treaty because most us sanctions on iran have continued sanctions that we held in abeyance by participating in this deal or not really on iran they were sanctions on europe sanctions on japan sanctions on china why would it be be sanctioning them because of iran well we passed this law in two thousand twelve saying iran is just so evil that if we detect a french bank is cashing checks for an oil company that's buying oil from iran we will put a sanction on that french bank do we have the power to pull them over like a cop and write them a ticket demand money no we tell that bank you have a choice you can either completely stopped doing business with iran or you can stop doing business with the united states your call well that's pretty easy so if you're just about any choice and so the reason why the rest of the world is so angry at us about this is they're saying well this is no sacrifice to you united states you're not buying rams oil you're not dependent on that you don't have all these contracts in place and all these cars to drive around the need to have some of the gas tank who are you to tell our banks that they can't buy the oil that we will refine the putting our gas tanks or you'll punish us well that's the thing so are we even able to enforce the sanctions assures we just have to be willing to like that demon dirty harry you.