After Saturday’s Game 7 loss against the Jazz, I had recorded a few quotes from Yao that I haven’t read reported anywhere yet, so I thought I would post them now:
“Is this the worst feeling you’ve had after a basketball game?”
After a few seconds of thinking, Yao responded, “Yeah…..Yes.”
Regarding his knee injury in the 3rd quarter…
“That’s not a big problem because this knee I hurt in the middle of the season. So I just want to make sure it’s fine. (It got hurt) on the same spot. Almost like the same thing hitting it. I feel very sore when I stand up. I feel very sore. I came down wrong. I want to make sure it’s fine. And then (trainer) Keith (Jones) checked it, the doctor checked it. I feel it’s fine. I come back.”
For a report on what Yao, McGrady and Van Gundy had to say in the news conference on Monday, click here.