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PostPosted: Thu May 31, 2012 3:53 am
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There are some people claiming the Shanghai team and Yao Ming were invited to the Philippines. But they declined which is the correct move.


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PostPosted: Thu May 31, 2012 5:08 am
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superjohn wrote:
There are some people claiming the Shanghai team and Yao Ming were invited to the Philippines. But they declined which is the correct move.



So you're Yao Ming or someone at the top of Shanghai MAXXIS Sharks??? :roll:

Naaaaaaah, the Shanghai MAXXIS Sharks had yet to decline to the invitation. They're currently at a dilemma.


The intent for invitation from the Philippines Basketball Association was very early dated back to early March when the current conflict at the Huangyan Island had yet to happen.

But now it seemed the Philippines Basketball Association (and probably the Philippines government) is trying to politicize the event.

Immediately after they placed the invitation to Yao Ming/Shanghai Sharks on May 18, and even before they recieved confirmation/acceptance from Yao Ming/Shanghai Sharks that they will go ahead with the visit, the Filipinos were already publicizing and promoting the friendly game like crazy in their newspapers and sports websites on May 18 and 19 as a goodwill game between Chinese and Filipino basketball (and the 2 countries), and even said Yao Ming will also accompany his team for the visit, and might even play in the game.
:twisted:

So it became a hot potato for Yao Ming, as originally it was supposed to be a part of Shanghai Sharks' summer training plan and probably with some commercial endorsements/sponsorship committed already.

As Shanghai Sharks' official spokesman Zhang Chi said
this is no longer about the decision of Yao Ming or anyone within the Shanghai Sharks' organization anymore, as they might have to seek the opinions and subsequent directions from more senior authorities: CBA or State General Administration of Sports or even the Central Government.



Quote:

http://www.china.org.cn/sports/2012-05/ ... 430785.htm


Sharks confirm invitation
from Philippines


Shanghai Daily
May 21, 2012


Yao Ming's Shanghai Sharks confirmed yesterday that it had received an official invitation from the Philippines Basketball Association to play a friendly game in Manila next month.

The PBA has begun to promote the match, featuring a PBA All-star team, in the capital on June 28, but Sharks officials have not yet said if the game will be played, due to the current sensitive nature of the two countries' relationship.


The two countries have been locked in a standoff over Huangyan Island since April 10, when a Philippine warship harassed 12 Chinese fishing vessels that had sailed near the island to seek shelter from bad weather.

"Last Friday we received an official invitation to the game," Zhang Chi, a Sharks' spokesman, said. "We received the invitation earlier in March and have been in touch with them intermittently."

Zhang said that because of the sensitive situation, he could not release more details.

"It's not about our decision right now," Zhang said.


PBA officials indicated that the Philippine government was supportive of the game to improve the relationship between the two countries.

"A goodwill game is certainly one way of fostering better relations with the Chinese. It shows the multi-faceted relationship we have with China," wrote presidential spokesman Edwin Lacierda in a text message to a Philippine television channel.

"Since the goodwill game is still in the planning stage, it is too early to comment, but we certainly welcome the basketball game as a gesture of goodwill between the two countries."


The PBA said it would pick a 16-man select to be coached by Tim Cone of B-Meg Llamados to play against the Sharks at the newly built SM Mall of Asia Arena.

Andy Qian, a vice manager of the Sharks, had earlier visited Manila to check on facilities there.

The Sharks, except for some players preparing for the London Olympics with China's men's team, are training in Shanghai and do not have any matches scheduled over the next month.

"It's a goodwill game held in cooperation with the Philippine Sports Commission. It aims to help strengthen the ties between the two countries," Chito Salud, PBA commissioner, told the Philippine media.

"We're heeding the president's call to help heal our relationship."

Richie Garcia, PSC chairman, said the invitation was a sign of the Philippines' "healthy" relationship with China.


A commission official said negotiations were under way for the Sharks to face the Philippines national team in an exhibition match on June 30 in Manila.


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pryuen, you knew nothing about this invitation before I posted this here. Anyway, they should avoid going to such a country.


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PostPosted: Thu May 31, 2012 3:58 pm
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superjohn wrote:
pryuen, you knew nothing about this invitation before I posted this here. Anyway, they should going to such a country.


What kind of rubbish English is that ??? :roll:

I read and knew about the invitation as early as March;
but since there was never confirmation from Yao Ming/ Shanghai Sharks that they will make the trip, I did not bother to post it here.


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PostPosted: Thu May 31, 2012 4:44 pm
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pryuen wrote:
superjohn wrote:
pryuen, you knew nothing about this invitation before I posted this here. Anyway, they should going to such a country.


What kind of rubbish English is that ??? :roll:

I read and knew about the invitation as early as March;
but since there was never confirmation from Yao Ming/ Shanghai Sharks that they will make the trip, I did not bother to post it here.


It should be "Anyway, they should avoid going to such a country. "

You moron can't even guess the meaning when coming across a mistype.

The invitation was made recently as the Filipinos tried to befriend the Chinese. So you should not be bluffing here.


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PostPosted: Thu May 31, 2012 5:12 pm
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superjohn wrote:

The invitation was made recently as the Filipinos tried to befriend the Chinese. So you should not be bluffing here.


WHY NEED I TO BLUFF??? :roll:

That news of Yao Ming/Shanghai MAXXIS Sharks plan to play in the Philippines was disclosed way back in March, way back before the Sino-Philippine relations became tense due to the Huangyan Island clash starting April 10.

Members of Shanghai MAXXIS Sharks front office led by their deputy general manager Andy Qian visited Manila sometimes in March to check the facilities/stadium.

In fact, right after the end of the CBA season in March, in one of the interviews of Dan Panaggio, Shanghai MAXXIS Sharks' Head Coach,
the Philippine trip was already on the agenda as part of Shanghai MAXXIS Sharks' summer training.

Can you tell me the date the following news was published ???
:roll:


Quote:

http://sharkfinhoops.com/2012/03/28/sha ... -national/

Shanghai To Play
Philippines National Team?


Posted on March 28, 2012

According to reports in the Philippines, the Shanghai Sharks could be taking on the Filipino national team in a one-off friendly some time in June.

Coach Panaggio had mentioned a trip to the Philippines was on the cards in his last interview and it seems that members of the Sharks front office are currently in Manilla trying to make that suggestion a reality.

The Filipino national team, known locally as Smart Gilas managed a respectable fifth place finish in the most recent Asian games and are ranked 45th in the most recent FIBA rankings.


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PostPosted: Thu May 31, 2012 5:40 pm
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pryuen wrote:
superjohn wrote:

The invitation was made recently as the Filipinos tried to befriend the Chinese. So you should not be bluffing here.


WHY NEED I TO BLUFF??? :roll:

That news of Yao Ming/Shanghai MAXXIS Sharks plan to play in the Philippines was disclosed way back in March, way back before the Sino-Philippine relations became tense due to the Huangyan Island clash starting April 10.

Members of Shanghai MAXXIS Sharks front office led by their deputy general manager Andy Qian visited Manila sometimes in March to check the facilities/stadium.

In fact, right after the end of the CBA season in March, in one of the interviews of Dan Panaggio, Shanghai MAXXIS Sharks' Head Coach,
the Philippine trip was already on the agenda as part of Shanghai MAXXIS Sharks' summer training.

Can you tell me the date the following news was published ???
:roll:




The thing is that you didn't come across this article in March, but you pretended that you read it somewhere.


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PostPosted: Thu May 31, 2012 6:21 pm
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pryuen wrote:
[size=14]WHY NEED I TO BLUFF???
the same reason why had had bluffed about
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PostPosted: Thu May 31, 2012 7:21 pm
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Dr. No wrote:

the same reason why had had bluffed about

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What kind of rubbish English was that??? :roll:


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PostPosted: Thu May 31, 2012 7:33 pm
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superjohn wrote:

The thing is that you didn't come across this article in March, but you pretended that you read it somewhere.



LOL !!!!!!!!

It's FINE
that you said I did not come across this article in March which I did.

NO MATTER HOW you want to twist it, it's BETTER than you DIDN'T KNOW IT AT ALL and kept insisting that the Philippines Basketball Association only sent Yao Ming/ Shanghai Sharks the invitation JUST VERY RECENTLY so as to befriend with China given the tense situation in Huangyan Island, and you have NO FVCKING CLUE that the visit to Philippines was well on the agenda of Shanghai Sharks' summer training plan, and alot of groundwork (initial touchdown and discussion with PBA, Shanghai Sharks' front office staffs' site visit to Philippines to inspect the new built stadium/facilities) were done back in March !!!


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