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PostPosted: Mon Jul 23, 2007 8:55 pm
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Found this article from Yang Yi of Titan Sports on tom.com.

Interesting titbits about those very first acquaintences and the build up of friendship and trust between Yao Ming and Steve Francis.


ENJOY !!! :P :P :P

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http://nba.sports.tom.com/2007-07-23/0424/85198677.html

[size=109]Reporter Yang Yi reports

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If Yao Ming had not run into Steve Francis in the very beginning, he definitely will not be the Yao Ming he is today. And if Steve Francis had not run into Yao Ming when he was a rookie, he will also not be the Steve Francis he is today.

5 years are gone and looking back now, a lot of those stories between Yao Ming and Steve Francis had lost some of its context and details, or even Yao Ming could have difficulties in recalling them in their full details. But yet he can never forget, when he first landed onto this strange NBA territory, the leader of his team, his Lao Da, his big brother; he might not be the most outstanding superstar of the entire league. But he is Steve Francis. Such stories occurred at those years but they still warm and tickle your heart


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 23, 2007 9:24 pm
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mod, please move this w/the other Francis thread.....oh wait, there is no mod


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 23, 2007 9:32 pm
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Interesting article, glad that Steve and Yao are together again.


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 23, 2007 11:56 pm
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Just like the other article, this is a very nice read. I wonder how this new season will play out. Can Yao and SF still be that tight? how would Tmac feel about all this...


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 24, 2007 3:41 am
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TMac will be just fine. Like Yao, TMac is also a very private and quiet low key individual. But TMac also has lots of friends in Houston, too. I think, though, that Yao has made Steve a more mature person. All 3 will get along fine.


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 24, 2007 8:42 am
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Thanks for the great read Pryuen. :D


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 25, 2007 7:42 am
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is it budding? I thought they were already friends. Budding would mean that they are not friends yet.


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 25, 2007 7:27 pm
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neodurdin wrote:
is it budding? I thought they were already friends. Budding would mean that they are not friends yet.


Well, I used budding as the title, cos the contents of the article was all about how they first got acquaintences and started to develop friendship, and build trust..... :roll:


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 25, 2007 10:06 pm
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another reason why SF should be back.


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 19, 2007 2:30 pm
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I know Yao is very happy to have Steve back on the team.


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