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Old 09-12-2008, 01:57 PM   #1
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Default Sun Yue wants to be the "Monkey King"

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Lakers guard Sun Yue said he doesn’t want to be referred to as “China’s Magic Johnson” but if he has to have a nickname, the “Monkey King” is fine.

“I don’t want to be called the next Magic Johnson,” Sun told the China Daily of the nickname given him to by the Chinese press.

“He was a great player, and he has everything you could ask for in a coach but I don’t think I am going to pattern my game after him in my rookie year,” he said of Magic Johnson, a part-owner of the Lakers.
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“Monkey King” is a legendary simian hero of the Chinese Buddhist literary classic “Journey to the West.”

“If they want to name me after the fighting Buddhist master then I guess that will make me a bit more literary,” Sun said “For the fans to already have these kinds of plans (to name me Monkey King) is really great support for me.”
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Old 09-12-2008, 01:59 PM   #2
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I will call him Monkey King for every game i see him play in.
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Old 09-12-2008, 02:01 PM   #3
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And Monkey King he shall be. No problem for me.
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Old 09-12-2008, 02:08 PM   #4
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Old 09-12-2008, 02:11 PM   #5
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gee what could go wrong with this
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Old 09-12-2008, 02:11 PM   #6
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i think "Water boy" suits him better
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Old 09-12-2008, 02:13 PM   #7
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also, does anyone get the feeling the lakers just signed this guy for all the revenue he'll bring in from china as the organization prepares to take on a knicks-like payroll/luxury tax situation in the next couple years?
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Old 09-12-2008, 02:13 PM   #8
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i think "Water boy" suits him better

OH SNAP

Give the laker trolls a few minutes to rally up their "HES GOING TO BE BETTER THAN MAGIC OMGBBQHAHAIGOTAPUBE" rants.
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Old 09-12-2008, 02:14 PM   #9
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also, does anyone get the feeling the lakers just signed this guy for all the revenue he'll bring in from china as the organization prepares to take on a knicks-like payroll/luxury tax situation in the next couple years?

Sure he's just on for the China hype. And it's a good move by the Lakers as long as no one gives in to illusions that Monkeyboy will actually play.
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Old 09-12-2008, 02:15 PM   #10
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Monkey King as a basketball nickname? that's a good one...
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Old 09-12-2008, 02:17 PM   #11
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I can already imagine the next 'there can only be one' commercial between him and Lebron.
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Old 09-12-2008, 02:18 PM   #12
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I'm pretty certain most of you have hardly seen him play for extended periods of time, and are only doubting him because he's on the Lakers and is Chinese. Pretty typical mentality of an uneducated NBA fan.
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Old 09-12-2008, 02:28 PM   #13
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I'm pretty certain most of you have hardly seen him play for extended periods of time, and are only doubting him because he's on the Lakers and is Chinese. Pretty typical mentality of an uneducated NBA fan.

No, I'm actually doubting him cause he has taken way too long to adapt to every new level of professional ball he's played on up to now.
Plus I'm doubting him cause the only Chinese player that has had success in the league so far is Yao Ming. Even Wang Zhi Zhi, who's three times the player Sun Yue is, has failed.

Sun Yue will not succeed in the NBA. Quote me on that. He's bringing way too little athleticism for a position that's overcrowded with world class talent.

And funny how we put him down cause he plays for the Lakers. Must be a reaction to the contagious overrating of every single human being that has put on a Lakers jersey so far... until they have to serve as scapegoats.
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Old 09-12-2008, 02:34 PM   #14
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Monkey King is all cool in China, but I think he didn't consider the potential ridicule he'll get by non-Laker fans in the U.S.

Well, its still better than the expectation that "Chinese Magic" gives.
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Well, its still better than the expectation that "Chinese Magic" gives.

I think I found out how Sun Yue learned to play ball...
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