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<  Yao off the court; Yao's personality  ~  2015 Yao Foundation Charity Game (August 21, Shanghai)

PostPosted: Thu Aug 20, 2015 5:36 am
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So after the 2007, 2010, 2013, 2014 Yao Foundation Charity Game, the 5h Yao Foundation Charity Game is now scheduled to be played tomorrow August 21 (Friday) in Shanghai Oriental Sports Centre.

Since Yao Ming had resigned with Nike, with sponshrship from Nike, this year's Yao Foundation Team will be comprised of the following NBA stars, most of them under Nike endorsement:
  • Draymond Green of Golden State Warriors
  • Thaddeus Young of Brooklyn Nets
  • Elfrid Payton of Orlando Magic
  • Rodney Hood of Utaz Jazz
  • Nick Johnson of Denver Nuggets
  • Shane Larkin of Brooklyn Nets
  • Devyn Marble of Orlando Magic
The Yao Foundation team will play against the China National Team which had returned from a disappointing Europe training (3W 6L) to serve as one of the warm-up exhibition games for the national team in their preparation for the 2015 FIBA Asian Championship to be held in Changsha Hunan from September 23 to October 3.


Like last year, the theme of this year's Yao Foundation Charity Game is also 一切为了童年, i.e. Everything for Childhood.

The proceeds of this charity game will go to Yao Foundation to fund next year's "Yao Foundation Hope Primary School Basketball Season" project, as well as funding the travel and accommodation expenses of school children of Hope Primary Schools in poverty-stricken areas to participate in the Yao Foundation Hope Primary School Basketball Season.

It's NOT SURE WHETHER Coach Gong Luming will send the full-strength squad of the National Team for this charity game, and whether Yi Jianlian will be playing, cos he was DNP in the last 3 games of the Europe trip, and rumored to have injured.



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PostPosted: Thu Aug 20, 2015 6:24 am
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The professional profiles of the Nike Rising Stars Team, to be coached by Dee Brown:


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 20, 2015 6:40 am
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Yao Foundation threw a pre-game press conference for the Nike Rising Stars Team this afternoon:

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 20, 2015 7:01 am
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Meanwhile the China national team having completed their disappointing Europe training (3W 6L) flew back from Frankfurt to Shanghai today.


Yi Jianlian
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Wang Zhelin and Li Gen
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Zhou Qi
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Zhou Peng
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Liu Wei
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Li Muhao
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Li Gen
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Zhao Tailong
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Sui Ran
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 21, 2015 1:05 am
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And yesterday morning, Yao Ming and his guest stars from Nike Rising Stars team threw a special basketball clinic for 16 boys and girls picked all over nation from Yao Foundation Project Hope Primary School Basketball season. The NBA stars showcased to these youngsters their dribbling, ball handling and shooting skills.

These 16 boys and girls will be split into 2 teams to play for the 3Q of the Yao Foundation Charity Game in lieu of the Nike Rising Stars Team and the China National Team.


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