I think Game 6 in Houston is definitely the biggest in Yao’s career in Houston. That’s because if they blow the 3-1 lead they had in this series, the cacophony of questions from the media before Game 7 will rise to an all-time level. Do you guys agree?
I was going to say it was the biggest game of his ENTIRE career, but I think the game Yao played with China to beat Germany to advance to the semifinals in the Olympics was the biggest of his career. If they had not won that game, the Olympics would have been considered a failure in Yao’s mind.
So maybe that will take some of the pressure off of Yao, if he’s feeling too much before tonight’s game.