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Old 07-08-2011, 08:30 PM   #151
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Default Re: Will Yao be remembered as a legend?

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You need to get smacked up for not taking the time to comprehend what the thread was about..


I didn't read it. I must confess.

I had an answer for the thread title, though.
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Old 07-08-2011, 08:30 PM   #152
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no, he'll be remembered as a tall freak that couldnt stay on the court
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Old 07-08-2011, 08:31 PM   #153
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I forgot his 30 foot 10 head as already
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Old 07-08-2011, 08:34 PM   #154
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I didn't read it. I must confess.

I had an answer for the thread title, though.

It's all good haha
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Old 07-08-2011, 08:34 PM   #155
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no, he'll be remembered as a tall freak that couldnt stay on the court
First half of his career; not true.

Second half; true.
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Old 07-08-2011, 09:04 PM   #156
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I bet he still makes the All-Star game next season... assuming there is a season.
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Old 07-08-2011, 09:05 PM   #157
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Default Re: Will Yao be remembered as a legend?

no, people glorify those whose careers were cut short who showed flashes of brilliance or straight dominance

Bill Walton ,for example,when healthy won rings.....and was a good center..great passing big man..

yao was and is straight garbage.... an AVERAGE nba center at best..

cringe when tv sports guys used to talk about how good he is...now cringe when average fans repeat that nonsense




If Chris Dudley has nba ads where he is referred to as an "NBA legend" than anything is possible..
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Old 07-08-2011, 09:08 PM   #158
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Yao was great for the era he was in, but the era was weak.

I think he will be remembered more as an ambassador for the game

Honestly, I think he might get into the HOF mainly because of that.
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Old 07-08-2011, 09:09 PM   #159
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He will remember like Sabonis. Could have been, would have been.
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Old 07-08-2011, 09:15 PM   #160
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Top 15. I'll take Yao's prime over Mourning's prime any day of the week.
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Old 07-08-2011, 09:16 PM   #161
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He will remember like Sabonis. Could have been, would have been.


Sabonis is the reason they started having pros play for the USA Olympic Team.

saw a shell of him in the NBA but he was destroying euro and intl. competition for years...


Yao Ming was a marketing plan....and it worked..helped NBA enter the Chinese market and sell a lot of merchandise and tv rights..
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Not for his play on the court but for what he did for basketball in China? You bet your ass he will.
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Old 07-08-2011, 09:25 PM   #163
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Default Re: Will Yao be remembered as a legend?

Great question...

Answer: Of course...

Whenever you are the first star of a powerful, influential nation (China) that was never known to be successful in American Pro sports, much less basketball, it goes without saying...

Yao is indeed a legend beyond what he did or didn't do on the court...
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Old 07-08-2011, 09:37 PM   #164
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I guess I didn't read the thread title correctly. As far as primes goes, he is a top 15-17 center of all-time. As far as career goes, he is probably top 20-25 of all-time. He was better than guys like Parish, Zo, and many other centers during his prime, but those other centers have much more in their resumes than Yao does. I am not sure how much you guys are using his International accomplishments, but I am just using his NBA accomplishments in this ranking. Dwight Howard has accomplished more than Yao Ming has, but it's arguable that Yao was better in his prime....keyword: arguable. Same goes for the likes of Parish and Mourning.

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YAO MING YAO MING YAO MING YAO MING YAO MING!!


Ill MISS YOU YAO!!!
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