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<  Yao's impact on the Asian community  ~  Sick of all the Yao bashing Trolls!!!

PostPosted: Fri Oct 22, 2004 10:45 am
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[quote="wudude"][quote="PhilNYC"][quote="TheFranchise"]cry me a river. deal with it.[/quote]

Actually, the original line is "cry me a river, because I've cried a river over you".

Cry Me a River.[/quote]

Thats by Justin Timberlake right?!?!?!?
Thats a decent song, but the video clip is HOT HOT HOT!!!
who's that in chick in it?!

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PostPosted: Sat Nov 13, 2004 4:38 am
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Yao_Ming_Fan wrote:
I come to the YaoMingMania website to talk with other Yao fans, but instead I encounter Yao Ming haters.

He heh, I hope you read my Real Reason trolls hate Yao in Yao off the court; Yao's personality index

you'll understand the trolls better and have compassion on them because they're little girls who got dissed by Yao Ming


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PostPosted: Sat Nov 13, 2004 12:02 pm
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the rule of the forum

if you're not a yao as.s-kisser, then you're a troll

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PostPosted: Sat Nov 13, 2004 4:32 pm
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nbalive2011 wrote:
the rule of the forum

if you're not a yao as.s-kisser, then you're a troll've mistaken gravely.

The rule of thumb for YMM is that if a newbie comes in and posts 80 to 100 baseless and stupid posts bashing and d@ssing Yao Ming in a single day, then definitely he is a troll.

After all, remember: this is not ESPN chatroom, Klutchfansite, or just any other basketball forum. It has reason why it is called :wink:

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PostPosted: Sat Nov 13, 2004 9:56 pm
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the only ***** kisser is charles Barkley, I sincerely hope the trolls here do not follow his footstep.

It's not cool to kiss the ***** of an *****. :lol:

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PostPosted: Sat Nov 13, 2004 10:36 pm
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Trolls only post whenever yao had a bad game or off night. They get jealous whenever yao is praised by us.

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 14, 2004 7:47 pm
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More past article that's relevant to this topic.
Yao Ming: The Next Asian Superstar?
(Updated Sunday, Jan 26, 2003, 08:49:53 AM)

The sweetest moment for Asian men in American sports came on June 26, 2002 at Madison Square Garden. The Houston Rockets had just spent their number one overall draft pick on 7-5 Chinese center Yao Ming over 6-2 Duke guard Jay Williams. The largely black crowd of draft prospects and their contingents booed. They had reason to be displeased. For the past quarter century black athletes had dominated pro basketball and they saw Yao as a subversive force, an alien threat. Even Charles Barkley -- Yao's basketball idol -- sniped at Houston's choice and hinted at bad consequences.

In the global sports scene blacks have come to represent all-around athletic prowess. Asian athletes, on the other hand, have been painted as disciplined and skilled but lacking power and size, able to excel only in sports no one cares about. For an Asian to get the top pick in a black-dominated sport was heresy.
To appreciate what Yao represents to Asian American men requires a quick trip down memory lane. And we do mean quick. The lane is short and sparsely populated.
In the beginning there was Sammy Lee, the first Asian American to win Olympic gold. He did it with 10-meter platform diving at the 1948 London games and again in 1952 at the Helsinki games. Not exactly a marquee sport, but inspiring nevertheless at a time when Asian Americans hardly knew what to call themselves.
Then came Michael Chang whose 1989 French Open championship has passed into tennis legend. Cramping and down two sets to Ivan Lendl in the round of 16, the 17-year-old phenom dared to discombobulate the Ice Man with moonballs and an underhanded serve. The ploy worked. The proof that Chang's nerves and speed were real came in the classic 5-set finals victory against Stefan Edberg. But Chang's recent ignomious descent into tennis twilight raises the suspicion that he simply lacks the size and power to stay in the power game.
It wasn't until Hideo Nomo joined the Dodgers in 1995 that an Asian athlete was able to inspire sustained frenzy in one of the big-three sports. Nomo's martian windup and delivery proved so effective that he set Dodgers strikeout records, made the All-Stars and inspired Nomomania.
By 2001 when Ichiro Suzuki joined the Mariners, Asian imports taking Rookie of the Year honors had practically become a Major League tradition. But none had done it with Ichiro's flair or sunglasses. It wasn't enough that he led the game in hitting and basestealing, he seemed determined to make it look easy. Sex appeal had finally come to the image of the Asian male athlete.
But the image still lacked something in many AA minds. Sure, for a leadoff hitter Ichiro hit his share of home runs, but he was known for speed and finesse, not power. Having chafed so long under stereotypes denying them size and strength, AA men longed for a star who could knock those assumptions back into the last millennium.
Eyes turned longingly to football as the obvious arena for the ultimate stereotype smasher -- and saw only Dat Nguyen of the Dallas Cowboys. As a promising linebacker, Nguyen doesn't enjoy the cache of a star offensive back. And at 5-11 and 240 pounds, Nguyen isn't exactly in the 99th percentile in terms of size and power among football players.
Asian American eyes were drawn to basketball by a trio of giants known collectively as "The Great Wall". They were very big for the Chinese national team. First to make his NBA debut was Wang Zhizhi (7-1, 220 pounds) in April 2001. As a center for the Dallas Mavericks he has averaged 5.5 points per 10.6 minutes of playing time per game. A respectable stat for any rookie but disappointing for those who had hoped for an instant Asian star. Then came Mengke Bateer (6-11, 290 pounds) in February of 2002. Despite 15.1 minutes of play per game as a center for the Denver Nuggets, he too disappointed some with an average 5.1 points and 3.6 rebounds.
Enter the Dragon. At a height variously described as 7-5 or 7-6, Yao Ming, 22, is at once the tallest and youngest of the trio. In the past two years his weight shot up from 255 to 295 pound -- and he's still growing. His gifts extend beyond size, however. He moves a foot shorter. Born to a pair of former stars for the Chinese national teams, his court instincts and skills are practically dyed-in-the-wool.
And yet Yao isn't a lock to defy the darker prognostications of his prospects as a Rocket. He was regularly outplayed by Wang Zhizhi when both were playing in China. Even with Yao, Wang and Mengke, the Chinese national team routinely lost to second-tier powers like France and Lithuania. Yao has never gone up against the likes of Shaquille O'Neal. The adjustment to life in the U.S. will be long and difficult. In short, Yao Ming is ideally positioned to become the biggest disappointment in the history of Asians in American sports.
Is Yao Ming the next Asian superstar? Or is he more likely to reinforce the image of Asian men as also-rans in power sports?

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