Originally Posted by gigantes
hmm... 1.3 billion people, a huge number of internet users, but probably very few chinese yao fans are 'hardcore' enough to go to NBA.com and vote- not because it's difficult but probably because supporting him in that way simply doesn't occur to most of them. *shrug*
well it's all speculation right now. so no one knows for sure.
but as we've seen during the Beijing games, everyone loves Kobe, Lebron next, and there was even this whole segment about how youth love to wear different jerseys to reflect the type of player they are.
one would see people rocking the Kobe jersey, the Lebron jersey, the Paul jersey, etc... (no one rocked Vince Carter or Devin harris)
but seeing as how Yao is China's number 1 sports national hero and he is a center on the ballot, if even a 1% of China's 300million fans voted, 3 million, just once, then that would still be more than the total number of votes that Yao received at the end.