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<  Yao on the court, and his most recent game  ~  YAO IS PLAYING TOO SOFT!

PostPosted: Fri Jan 14, 2005 12:24 pm
Posts: 2735Location: Houston, TexasJoined: Wed Jan 28, 2004 4:43 pm
Seems as if everytime we think Yao has his worse game, he comes up with an even bigger stinker!
I'm beginning to think that Yao will only be a good player and never a great player.
In this his third season, he is playing softer than ever and lacks the mental strength to consistently play aggressive and take over games even against scrub teams and scrub defenders with single coverage.
It is completely disappointing that he has regressed from his first 2 years.
:arrow: Misses wide open mid-range jumpers.
:arrow: Lacks the beautiful low-post moves he once had
:arrow: No longer makes the sweet dishes to teammates
:arrow: No longer a c1utch FT shooter - misses too many when the game is on the line
:arrow: Seems to be playing in quicksand. All season long he has been a step slower than his opponents. Previously he could at least get around his defenders with spin moves.

Perhaps the only noticable improvement is his communication with teammates, coaches, and referees.
Many more analysts are predicting that he is on course to be another Rik Smits after all.
Yao needs to lose the damn passiveness, develop consistent aggression and dominating oncourt play, and prove everyone wrong.


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 14, 2005 12:31 pm
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agree with what u are saying. Nice to some other yao fans starting to relize the real facts about yao. Yao needs to develop a mental toughness. Bring in Karl Malone or oakely, to teach him how to play. :lol:

THe excuses of his teamates, refs, and coach must stop.


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 14, 2005 12:48 pm
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anyone's game disappears if not played in a right way to his own strength. this is pretty much what's happening to yao right now.

if you look back for last couple of seasons, yao always plays badly against the nets because jason collins is able to outmuscle him and give him fits. yet all night long he's trying to post up collins. don't understand why it happened that way, especially after his recent loss in body weight.

and when finally he gets a move and dunked, guess what? an offfensive foul.


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 14, 2005 1:03 pm
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His performance in this OT win over the New Jersey Nets is inexcusable.

IMHO, it was a mix of everything.


:arrow: He is still recovering from his flu, and had lost 12 lbs. That affected him in his ability to fend off physical centres/power forwards.

:arrow: He just took off his 1KG brace supporter from his left arm, and is readjusting his shooting touches.

:arrow: The Nets were playing physical and fierce with a lot of pushing, poking and shovelling in his back that was not called.

:arrow: A couple of the calls on Yao Ming in the 1H was pure BS. And I don't know if you guys knew one of the referees in this game was Matt Boland, who had had personal grudges with Yao Ming.


I'm not trying to put up excuses for the guy, but if his fans are so impatient and fair-weathered, and started to d@ss and bash him for a rare sub-par performance, then just think about the tremendous pressure on him. He had had hard time already as so vividly revealed in his post match interview. :roll:

http://www.yaomingmania.com/forum/viewt ... ht=#148074


pryuen wrote:
By the way they played, it really did not make BIG difference whether they are at home or on the road. :cry:

Always thought there is home court advantage.
But just read it on the sina.com, after the humiliating loss by the Mavericks, Yao Ming was soooooooo p@ssed about the treatment he got from this referee, Matt Boland, who he got into some grudges earlier in the 2002 World Championship in Indianapolis. Matt Boland was officiating for the match between China and New Zealand. In a couple instances, Boland called travelling on Yao Ming, and Yao Ming was so p@ssed that he walked up to Boland, and asked him in English: Do you know what is travelling ??

In that match, New Zealand came from behind to beat China who once led by some 23 points.

Yao Ming complaint that in the Mavericks game, every time he was attacking Mavericks' basket, Dampier was shoveling him on his neck and pushing him in the back, but there were no calls. But when Dampier was attacking the basket, Yao Ming was often given the call instead.


So playing the game at Toyota Centre does not mean 100% home advantage these days for Yao Ming. :evil:



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PostPosted: Fri Jan 14, 2005 1:21 pm
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When are people going to start growing up????


All we hear is this "yao is soft crap"...


Look people stop with this "blaming the refs is just an excuse" crap

and this "yao is soft" crap


ANYONE who could watch that Nets game and not realized Collins should have been fouled in the first 3 minutes of the game is a complete moron.


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 14, 2005 2:30 pm
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So Yao is soft. Maybe, maybe not. I don't know. But can anyone explain to me how a 'soft' player like Yao can bulldoze his way through so many players make them flop to the ground like ninepins and pick up all those offensive fouls?


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 14, 2005 3:13 pm
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and bash him for a rare sub-par performance



rare? :lol:


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 14, 2005 3:37 pm
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yaomingfor3 wrote:
rare? :lol:


If you set standards like 30 points scored/15 rebounds....then I have nothing to say.

He had been doing fine so far, just snapping his streak for reaching double-digit scores for 19 consecutive games. He had played 35 games so far. And for 29 games he was in double-digit scores. His ppg/rpg/bpg are still very close to 20/10 and comparable to what he had been doing in his sophomore year, despite the injured ligament and flu over the past 2 months.


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 14, 2005 3:38 pm
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Yao actually made a difference in the Nets game though he shot poorly. Nets defense had to put 2 or 3 guys on him. Yao managed 9 rebounds and 2 blk shots and managed to foul Collins and Vince Carter out of the game. There were other intangibles that you can't see from the stats but Yao made some nice pick and rolls and screens that freed up Howard and Sura for baskets.


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 14, 2005 3:49 pm
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pry, i don't think you understand what inexcusable means. after saying that Yao's performance is inexcusable, you continued to make lame excuses for Yao. :oops: :oops: :oops: :oops: :oops:
    he had an invisible 1H 1 week ago, followed by 2 games of 20 pts, and now another invisible 1H.
my observation is that his mind, for what ever the reason, is not in it this season. this is his 3rd season, instead of improving, his performance this season has actually regressed. the skills are there, but the passion is not there. could this be the his hidden resentment towards the SF / Cat trade; he does not seem to be enjoying the game as his did the previous 2 years.

it borders on ignorance to continue to
    make lame excuses for Yao
    not to recognize that he has regressed from last season
    go on a fishing expedition to fabricate a conspiracy of the Ref; these are the same sina.com reporters that say
    yao's hugh buttock / short wingspan are handicaps
    dismiss his recent bad game as being rare; how many sub-par games this year as compared to last
it would improve you modest BB knowledge greatly, if you would refrain from being so subjective.

take heed to Yao1fan's objective points
yao1fan wrote:
Seems as if everytime we think Yao has his worse game, he comes up with an even bigger stinker!

It is completely disappointing that he has regressed from his first 2 years.
:arrow: Misses wide open mid-range jumpers.
:arrow: Lacks the beautiful low-post moves he once had
:arrow: No longer makes the sweet dishes to teammates
:arrow: No longer a c1utch FT shooter - misses too many when the game is on the line
:arrow: Seems to be playing in quicksand. All season long he has been a step slower than his opponents. Previously he could at least get around his defenders with spin moves.

Perhaps the only noticable improvement is his communication with teammates, coaches, and referees
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