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Videos from Game 6, including Yao & Ron’s funny presser

May 1st, 2009
by John

In case you were screwed by TNT and NBA TV and not able to watch the first half on TV, here’s a pretty good highlight reel that has a little over a minute of highlights from the first half.


Also, click here to see a video of the hilarious post-game news conference with Yao and Ron Artest. I don’t think I’ve ever seen Yao laugh so hard in my life!

  • d

    Yea. I saw the post game yesterday. it's hilarious.

  • NYCBOBBY

    John is it me or does it seem that Yao has a tendency to get more comfortable with bad boy image players like Ron Artest like it showed in the post game interview and Stevie Franchise and Cat Mobley? But I just don't see it with him and TMac.

  • YaoMingMania

    Very good question. I think for me, I'm surprised that he's comfortable with people who grew up in such different surroundings than him. I wouldn't call them “bad boys” as much as being authentic and tough. I think it's more of a sign of respect from Yao for those 3 guys, whereas McGrady seemed to be more of a fake, and as a result, Yao and many people aren't comfortable with that, especially when they pull stunts that leave your head scratching. I think the other thing is that those 3 guys were actually pretty funny and don't take themselves too seriously, and it's easier to get along with those types of people. McGrady was never funny, kind of like Kobe, so Kobe has to earn respect on and off the court through serious hard work, which isn't as fun to be around.

    I think Yao, who is such a hard worker, likes being around people who can loosen him up while also being a hard worker like himself. McGrady was neither. That's just my opinion.

  • d

    Yea. I saw the post game yesterday. it's hilarious.

  • NYCBOBBY

    John is it me or does it seem that Yao has a tendency to get more comfortable with bad boy image players like Ron Artest like it showed in the post game interview and Stevie Franchise and Cat Mobley? But I just don't see it with him and TMac.

  • YaoMingMania

    Very good question. I think for me, I'm surprised that he's comfortable with people who grew up in such different surroundings than him, but that's a credit to Yao's humility,. I wouldn't call Artest, Steve and Cat “bad boys” as much as being more authentic and tough. I think it's more of a sign of respect from Yao for those 3 guys, whereas McGrady seemed to be more of a fake, and as a result, Yao and many people aren't comfortable with that, especially when they pull stunts that leave your head scratching.

    I think the other thing is that those 3 guys were actually pretty funny and don't take themselves too seriously, and it's easier to get along with those types of people. McGrady was rarely funny from what I could tell, kind of like Kobe, so Kobe has to earn respect on and off the court through serious hard work, which isn't as fun to be around.

    I think Yao, who is such a hard worker, likes being around people who can loosen him up while also being a hard worker like himself. McGrady was neither. That's my opinion.