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<  Yao on the court, and his most recent game  ~  Game #13: Houston Rockets vs Miami Heat

PostPosted: Sat Nov 24, 2007 12:24 am
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yaozaroni wrote:
No one is going to dominate Shaq in a 1on1 matchup. My problem with Yao the moves he use to score. Its either a turnaround J or a hookshot. ANd everything seems to be falling away from the basket instead of going towards it. If you look at Shaq, he doesn't fall away on anything he jumps into people and goes towards the hoop. I also have no clue why Yao didn't put up shots in the 4th. That 20pts came in 3qtrs.


McGrady is also a mad match for Yao. TMac has no passion and will to win. All he does is shoot Jumpers and it's just sad. Yao is starting to do the same thing, just shoot jumpers. A team with these 2 together will never win big.


So what? Hakeem's signature move as he got older was an unstoppable fadeaway jump shot, and it was only after he developed that shot that he won a championship. Let's not forget that he beat Shaq like a drum to do it. That "Dream Shake"? It's a move designed to freeze the defender so that the shooter can slide to the side and make a jump shot.

Yao doesn't have to play like Shaq to be effective. He's got his own game--his shooting touch is certainly a lot sweeter.

The real problem with the Rockets is that they can't gel and they can't figure out the new system. Painful as it sounds sometimes it just takes a while. Assuming they catch on and the correct personnel changes are made it could be late this season or next before you start to see the payoff.


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PostPosted: Sat Nov 24, 2007 2:23 am
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Why don't you bone head stop blaming Yao Ming.
He is doing great eventhough Rick Adelman is deploying Yao wrongly. It's already hard enough for Yao to have to sacrifice his strength but to also be called unfairly in games by the referees. He does not need fan's critizing him when he has done a good job but ofcourse he could be great but due to lack of the coach ultilziing him so so wrongly. The rocket's are at best when they play the inside out game. The Rocket's are at best when they play thier speed... The rockets are at best when the have JVG coaching Yao Ming. This is Yao's team and until they play Yao's game this rocket isn't going to win many games. And f u ck ing Adelman is so dame ignorant for not letting Yao dominate the way he did the last two seasons. Amazing to put him in games for 41minutes wearing him down with useless playing time.


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PostPosted: Sat Nov 24, 2007 5:15 am
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Man, it's obvious from the pics that Shaq was hella fired up in this game. I heard that T-mac insulted him before the game, saying something like "He hasn't got much left in the tank".


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PostPosted: Sat Nov 24, 2007 6:20 am
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temuchin wrote:
dragon2000 wrote:
That's another problem - Yao getting ahead of himself. When recently asked if Shaq was still the best center in the nba (or to that effect), he said, "tough question." This shows that he thinks he's the best and more importantly that he's now better than Shaq. Even with that mentality, he still got schooled tonight.


haha no. what happened tonight is the mirror image of what used to happen with yao when he was chasing shaq. remember how yao used to save his best games for shaq? just playing shaq gave him a fire and competitive rush to prove himself.

that's what happened tonight to shaq. shaq's been sleepwalking halfassed through the entire season and tonight against yao on national tv you saw shaq as active and motivated as he's likely to be all year. he probably had his best game of the past TWO years and definitely so far this season tonight in just about every category... points, rebounds, blocks (not FT shooting haha).

yao didn't get "schooled" tonight... if anything they had to rotate 3 guys on yao so he wouldn't foul out shaq... but the fact that shaq came out so determined to have a good showing against yao (something probably playing against no other player in the NBA... not even kobe at this point... would have motivated him as much) actually proves Yao's point

competitive, arrogant people bring their best AGAINST the best. your argument is retarded... what? are you saying you're the one guy in america who watches the NBA who actually thinks shaq is better than yao now? a dude who scores like 14 points a game on a 3 win team?



Sorry to rain on your parade, but Yao did get schooled by Shaq! When you let a 37 yr old aging Center turn back the clock and challenged the supposedly best Center in the game today and he gets 26 pt and 14 rebounds, outscoring you by 6 points and outrebounding you by 7, then he realizes he still can beat the best, looks at his left hand and says, "damn, that Chinese dude can't stop this!" It was classic Shaq who still schools Yao like his first couple of years in the NBA.


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PostPosted: Sat Nov 24, 2007 6:43 am
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Badgerfan wrote:
yaozaroni wrote:
No one is going to dominate Shaq in a 1on1 matchup. My problem with Yao the moves he use to score. Its either a turnaround J or a hookshot. ANd everything seems to be falling away from the basket instead of going towards it. If you look at Shaq, he doesn't fall away on anything he jumps into people and goes towards the hoop. I also have no clue why Yao didn't put up shots in the 4th. That 20pts came in 3qtrs.


McGrady is also a mad match for Yao. TMac has no passion and will to win. All he does is shoot Jumpers and it's just sad. Yao is starting to do the same thing, just shoot jumpers. A team with these 2 together will never win big.


So what? Hakeem's signature move as he got older was an unstoppable fadeaway jump shot, and it was only after he developed that shot that he won a championship. Let's not forget that he beat Shaq like a drum to do it. That "Dream Shake"? It's a move designed to freeze the defender so that the shooter can slide to the side and make a jump shot.

Yao doesn't have to play like Shaq to be effective. He's got his own game--his shooting touch is certainly a lot sweeter.

The real problem with the Rockets is that they can't gel and they can't figure out the new system. Painful as it sounds sometimes it just takes a while. Assuming they catch on and the correct personnel changes are made it could be late this season or next before you start to see the payoff.


Wow, how little you know about the Dream! Dream always had the "Dream Shake" always had great footwork, always a great shotblocker, stealer, good rebounder (would have been great but tried to block every shot that came his way and tooks himself out of rebounding position) and an intimidator.

What changed about Dream the year or two before winning the championships is that Dream finally started to trust his teammates and if he saw Mario Elie, Kenny Smith, Matt Bullard, Vernon Maxwell, Robert Horry, then later Sam Cassell and Clyde Drexler wide open, Dream, if double teamed down in the post, would pass them the ball for an uncontested jump shots (lots of 3s). And they rewarded Dream's confidence in them by mostly hitting their shots.


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PostPosted: Sat Nov 24, 2007 9:15 am
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Yao's biggest weakness is Rafer Alston. WTF is he still doing on the court!?!


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