Just kidding. Actually Yao Ming broke his foot at a (useless) game against Utah last April 10, Monday.
And according to The Malaysian Star, the Chinese aren’t too happy about the resulting 6 month layoff. Some excerpts:
â€œWhen I heard this news, I was very surprised,â€ said member Zhang Mingji. â€œI wondered whether the American media had got it wrong.â€ – from Yao Ming’s official cheer squad Team Yao.
â€œIt is our national team that has been injured!â€ – a distressed fan in an Internet chat room.
â€œ(Van Gundy) disabled Yao Ming! Heâ€™s more vicious than a capitalist!â€ – a disappointed fan.
â€œThe Rockets are already out of the playoffs… yet Yao still plays… Firmly support (Van Gundyâ€™s) sacking!â€
Ah but to have fans, and not just any fan, but a Yao Ming fan at that.
But what really interests me is how the Chinese slam Van Gundy. No it’s not that I don’t like the guy. I just thrills me to hear someone use “vicious capitalist” to insult someone. I mean, who says that anymore?
Yaoming.net actually leads to Yaomingfanclub.com, and I gotta say this is probably one of the best player’s website I’ve ever laid eyes on, albeit I haven’t really seen much of the competition yet.
Incidentally, yaoming.com however, goes to a “web based health care” site. Wonder how that got through.