Originally Posted by insidehoops
Should Yao play for his home country in the world championships this summer, or sit them out and just get fully healthy for the rockets?
I prefer that Yao sits out the World Championships but if he said he wants to play, let him play. Yao has expressed his devotion to Team China over the years and with the olympics coming to his home country, he couldn't be more serious about it now. This is also a measurement on how well the team could do in the 2008 Olympics.
China is in the same group as USA, so it would be interesting to see if Yao can lead an upset over his NBA counterparts. Also, Yao has missed lots of basketball time so maybe some extra games can get his wind and game back just in time for the Championship run next season!