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PostPosted: Sun Jul 20, 2003 1:58 pm
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When Yao was 12 he went to a basketball facility and is where he was raised. He had the best athletic facilities, coaches, nutrition and everything. He probably spent 3-4 hours a day on the basketball court. 1 hour learning the chinese launguage, history and other things. and the rest of the time partying. living like an nba player at the age of 12 or 13. All potential basketball stars are trained like this in china.

If Yao were raised in the united states, he would not be 7'6" and over 300lbs. He would probably be 6'10"-7'0" 240lbs. because he would have to go to school 8 hours a day like any other kid. He would waste his time sitting in a classroom stinting his growth. and eating junk food from whatever comes out of the school cafeteria.

There is going to be a hole line of giant basketball players who have freak basketball skills from china.


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 20, 2003 2:31 pm
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norinco wrote:
When Yao was 12 he went to a basketball facility and is where he was raised. He had the best athletic facilities, coaches, nutrition and everything. He probably spent 3-4 hours a day on the basketball court. 1 hour learning the chinese launguage, history and other things. and the rest of the time partying. living like an nba player at the age of 12 or 13. All potential basketball stars are trained like this in china.

If Yao were raised in the united states, he would not be 7'6" and over 300lbs. He would probably be 6'10"-7'0" 240lbs. because he would have to go to school 8 hours a day like any other kid. He would waste his time sitting in a classroom stinting his growth. and eating junk food from whatever comes out of the school cafeteria.

There is going to be a hole line of giant basketball players who have freak basketball skills from china.


But aren't they a bit spoilt? They live like kings and queens with no worries. So how come they lost so many games at the world junior bball championships?


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 20, 2003 2:37 pm
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Think clearly again. It is actually a product of both good nutrition and genetics. Both of Yao's dad and mom are very tall.
Imagine if the Chinese government pays for all your food and living expenses, give you all the necessary training and bball skills, will you be 7' without both your parents giving you the tall genes?


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 20, 2003 3:22 pm
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superjohn wrote:
norinco wrote:
When Yao was 12 he went to a basketball facility and is where he was raised. He had the best athletic facilities, coaches, nutrition and everything. He probably spent 3-4 hours a day on the basketball court. 1 hour learning the chinese launguage, history and other things. and the rest of the time partying. living like an nba player at the age of 12 or 13. All potential basketball stars are trained like this in china.

If Yao were raised in the united states, he would not be 7'6" and over 300lbs. He would probably be 6'10"-7'0" 240lbs. because he would have to go to school 8 hours a day like any other kid. He would waste his time sitting in a classroom stinting his growth. and eating junk food from whatever comes out of the school cafeteria.

There is going to be a hole line of giant basketball players who have freak basketball skills from china.


But aren't they a bit spoilt? They live like kings and queens with no worries. So how come they lost so many games at the world junior bball championships?


If this was the case, why did it take so long for China to produce world-class bball athletes or is it just now that the Chinese gov't starting to share their national treasures with the rest of the West.


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 20, 2003 4:15 pm
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superjohn wrote:

But aren't they a bit spoilt? They live like kings and queens with no worries. So how come they lost so many games at the world junior bball championships?


SuperJohn

Do you think they
REALLY live like kings and queens ??? I DON'T THINK SO !!!

Think about the hardships these young athletes (boys and girls) have to go thru; how they have to compete against each other to come thru to be the elite ones to be chosen into the national team. Imagine the loneliness and bitterness of being away from home and not being able to see your parents for years;

And to suggest that life in the basketball academy is
PARTYING AND LIVE LIKE NBA PLAYERS is JUST FUNNY AND RIDICULOUS , as those young lads/lasses had to go thru tough training, as well as balanced schoolings (it had to be more than just 1 hour of schoolings as Norinco suggested !!!)

Well getting thrashed in the recent World Junior Basketball Championship had nothing to do with whether these young players are spoilt or not.
YES, It is a BIG and BITTER disappointment that they ranked 14 out of 16 of those participating teams. But remember, this junior national team only averaged 17.5 years of age, as compared to every other teams which are fielding 19 - 20 years olds. Besides, I think the general standard of coaching, game plan, on-court tactics, substituiton strategies as well as the player selection process also had a lot of bearings to this great humiliation of the junior national team at the World Championship.

superjohn wrote:
Think clearly again. It is actually a product of both good nutrition and genetics. Both of Yao's dad and mom are very tall.
Imagine if the Chinese government pays for all your food and living expenses, give you all the necessary training and bball skills, will you be 7' without both your parents giving you the tall genes?


ABSOLUTELY AGREED. YAO MING IS TALL MAINLY FOR GENETIC REASONS!!!! GOOD NUTRITION AT THE BASKETBALL ACADEMY DID CONTRIBUTE BUT PERSONALLY THINK, THE GENETIC SIDE OF THE EQUATION IS CRUCICAL. IF YAO WAS NOT TALL BY HEREDITY AT THAT TIME, HE WOULD NOT BE CHOSEN IN FIRST PLACE !!!

Yao was 1.2M at 4 years old; 1.5M at 7 years old; 1.7M at 9 years old, and he was 1.97M at 13 years old when he was selected to enter for the basketball academy, when he himself admitted that he knew very little basketball, and he didn't like basketball at all by then !!!

Well, a retired basketball player from the Shanghai Sharks and a personal good friend of Yao Ming, Shen Wei 沈巍, who is 3 years older of Yao once said: I was already there, when Yao entered the academy; he was 1.97M and I was even taller than Yao at 1.98M then. Now he is 2.26M, and I am still 1.98M !!!"


SO IF GOOD NUTRITION IS THE ONLY FACTOR FOR CONTRIBUTING TO YAO'S TALLNESSS, HOW COME SHEN WEI WON'T GROW 1 CM AND YET YAO HAD GROWN TO 2.22M BY THE AGE OF 17 (WHEN HE ENTERED CBA) AFTER ENTERING THE ACADEMY IF NOT FOR THE GENETIC REASON !!!

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PostPosted: Sun Jul 20, 2003 5:25 pm
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norinco wrote:
When Yao was 12 he went to a basketball facility and is where he was raised. He had the best athletic facilities, coaches, nutrition and everything. He probably spent 3-4 hours a day on the basketball court. 1 hour learning the chinese launguage, history and other things. and the rest of the time partying. living like an nba player at the age of 12 or 13. All potential basketball stars are trained like this in china.

If Yao were raised in the united states, he would not be 7'6" and over 300lbs. He would probably be 6'10"-7'0" 240lbs. because he would have to go to school 8 hours a day like any other kid. He would waste his time sitting in a classroom stinting his growth. and eating junk food from whatever comes out of the school cafeteria.

There is going to be a hole line of giant basketball players who have freak basketball skills from china.


I can't stop growth man. If he was meant to be 7'6 then he was meant to. I don't know where you get your stuff man. Your stiffing some good stuff.


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 20, 2003 5:48 pm
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I think a good education is better than any basketball skills. I live like 2 min away from yao's house i wonder if any 1 takes care of it during summer. I would love to 4 free just to meet yao.


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 20, 2003 6:24 pm
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pryuen wrote:
superjohn wrote:

But aren't they a bit spoilt? They live like kings and queens with no worries. So how come they lost so many games at the world junior bball championships?


SuperJohn

Do you think they
REALLY live like kings and queens ??? I DON'T THINK SO !!!

Think about the hardships these young athletes (boys and girls) have to go thru; how they have to compete against each other to come thru to be the elite ones to be chosen into the national team. Imagine the loneliness and bitterness of being away from home and not being able to see your parents for years;

And to suggest that life in the basketball academy is
PARTYING AND LIVE LIKE NBA PLAYERS is JUST FUNNY AND RIDICULOUS , as those young lads/lasses had to go thru tough training, as well as balanced schoolings (it had to be more than just 1 hour of schoolings as Norinco suggested !!!)

Well getting thrashed in the recent World Junior Basketball Championship had nothing to do with whether these young players are spoilt or not.


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These young kids really live like kings and queens. You got to understand this better. I am not saying they get really rich or live in a palace.
But they get free food, education and living expense from very young age. Compare them with all the other kids of the same age in China, they are the lucky kids. At least they do not have to farm the land, or to study hard at school and then have to worry about getting their own jobs. If you get everything for free, that's not too shabby. When you are an elite athlete, you get all you need. Of course you still have to train hard and that is your job. All the other stuff are taken care of by the givernment.


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 20, 2003 7:20 pm
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Actually, I think Yao would have been taller and bigger growing on a diet of milk and hormone-laced meat. Soy milk has been shown to exert estrogenic (feminizing effects) and dairy causes far more growth (height).


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 20, 2003 7:31 pm
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being on a basketball court 3-4 hours a day is definitely better than sitting in a classroom all day like all the kids do in the united states. Sitting in a classroom is not going to help anyone grow, Yao definitely had a lot of milk and meats to grow to 7'6" 300lbs. Not 6'10" 240lbs if he grew up in america.


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