Forget fireworks, a "hurricane" could be headed the Celtics way

Fireworks? Blockbuster? How about a hurricane?If you're still feeling the pain of a relatively slow offseason for the Celtics outside the draft and some minor signings, fear not. While rumors rumors about the next star in Boston have been circulating ever since Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett were sent to Brooklyn, another report to cling onto has risen. Steve Bulpett of the Boston...
Via Celtics Life
August 25, 2015  |  Discuss

China wins right to host 2019 Basketball World Cup

TOKYO (AP) With the help of Yao Ming, China won the right to host the 2019 Basketball World Cup. China beat out the Philippines in a vote at a FIBA meeting in Tokyo on Friday. The 2019 tournament will feature 32 teams for the first time. It will be the first World Cup played under FIBA's new qualifying process which begins in November 2017 and last 18 months. The United States is...
Via AP on Fox
August 07, 2015  |  Discuss

If Eagles were to sign a mainland Chinese player, jersey sales would increase by a million…

This is just a short break from the usual “da da da” coverage of Eagles training camp…oh, Bradford overthrew Agholor on a crossing pattern…oh, DeMarco Murray sat out the afternoon session… You know what would be really cool? If we could recruit a Chinese mainland athlete who had a shot to make this team… My immediate thoughts go to Yao Ming. He’s 35 and retired now...
Via Eagles Eye
August 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Islanders' Song aids in Beijing's bid for 2022 Winter Games

New York Islanders draft pick Andong Song did his best to help bring China its first Winter Olympic Games.Song, 18, worked as an ambassador to aid in Beijing's bid to host the 2022 Winter Olympics, which came to fruition on Friday morning. The news comes one month after the 6-foot, 161-pound defenseman became the first Chinese-born player to be drafted into the NHL when New York...
Via Fox Sports
July 31, 2015  |  Discuss

Star athletes pitch for Beijing, Almaty ahead of 2022 vote

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) Former NBA star Yao Ming and Sochi Olympic bronze medalist figure skater Denis Ten differ in height by exactly two feet. The towering basketballer is representing Beijing's bid for the 2022 Olympics, and the diminutive figure skater is boosting the bid from Almaty, Kazakhstan. Size didn't factor into it Wednesday as both did their best to bring more attention...
Via AP on Fox
July 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Joel Embiid rebroke same bone in his foot

Joel Embiid has yet to appear in an NBA game since he was drafted by the Philadelphia 76ers last year, and you have to wonder if he ever will. Embiid is expected to miss the entire 2015-2016 season after suffering a setback in his surgically-repaired foot. Embiid missed all of his rookie season after surgery...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
July 20, 2015  |  Discuss

2015 NBA Draft most watched ever for ESPN

This year’s NBA Draft really didn’t have the national hype and anticipation of other big drafts in recent years.  There was no surefire franchise like LeBron James, no global icon like Yao Ming, and no real drama or uncertainty with the top selection.  With so many freshman and international players going in the Top 10, there weren’t many deep allegiances to the players...
Via Awful Announcing
June 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Celtics bring in six for workout, including "Yao Ming of India"

The Celtics brought in six players to work out on Thursday: David Kravish (California), Cliff Alexander (Kansas), Maxie Esho (UMass), Chasson Randle (Stanford), George de Paula (Brazil). But, the final prospect towered above the rest. That man-child? Satnam Singh from India by way of IMG Academy in Florida.The 19-year-old Singh checks in at a sturdy 7'2" and 290 pounds and is considered...
Via Celtics Life
May 29, 2015  |  Discuss

This Woody Paige Before and After is a little creepy

Do you realize that Woody Paige has spent the last 12 years as a panelist on Around the Horn?  12 years!!!  Apparently Woody Paige is still alive and still a regular panelist on Around the Horn.  When Around the Horn debuted, Yao Ming was the #1 pick in the NBA Draft.  To put that in perspective, David Diehl was drafted by the Giants, won two Super Bowls, retired, and joined...
Via Awful Announcing
March 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Yao Ming backs Beijing's 2022 Winter Olympics bid

BEIJING (AP) Former NBA player Yao Ming, among leading Chinese sports figures to back Beijing's bid for the 2022 Winter Olympics, says the city's infrastructure and experience hosting the 2008 Summer Games makes it a prime candidate. ''Beijing 2022 would bring it all to a new level, and make more people understand sport and be involved,'' Yao said in a news release issued by the...
Via AP on Fox
February 11, 2015  |  Discuss

NBA in expanded digital partnership with China's Tencent

BEIJING (AP) The National Basketball Association is forming its largest international digital partnership through an expansion of its arrangements with Chinese Internet giant Tencent Holdings Ltd., the league said Friday. The new five-year arrangement will deliver an expanded number of live games, original programming and highlights beginning July 1 through Tencent's range of personal...
Via AP on Fox
January 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Golden State Warriors To Wear Chinese New Year Uniforms

The NBA would love to see their game expand more in other countries. The Golden State Warriors are going to help with that cause as the team will wear special Chinese New Year uniforms on Feb. 20 in a game that will be broadcast on closed-circuit television in China. Here is a look at the jerseys via the Warriors’ Twitter feed. The team will wear the jerseys for that game and...
January 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Rockets Unveil Chinese Lunar New Year Uniforms

The Houston Rockets will wear specially designed Lunar New Year uniforms to celebrate the Chinese New Year with its largest international fan base. The team will wear the uniforms on three occasions. “The Lunar New Year uniforms represent a great opportunity to honor our incredibly loyal and passionate fans throughout China,” said Houston Rockets Owner Leslie Alexander. ...
Via Hooped Up
January 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Airplane Finds Water Hazard In Emergency Landing

For some reason, landing airplanes on golf courses has become a popular thing to do. Back in June, a pilot turned Torrey Pines into a runway, successfully making an emergency landing in the fairway. Just a week later, another pilot landed his plane on the course at the Omni Interlocken Resort Golf Club.  On Monday, we had a third occurrence, however this one wasn’t as successful...
Via Back9Network
October 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Wonder no more what John Daly golfing with Yao Ming in China would look like

I look like a Mini Me?! @YaoMing #MissionHills #China #thisguyisbig #andimnosmallguy
Via Bob's Blitz
October 28, 2014  |  Discuss

This John Daly And Yao Ming Golfing Photo Is A Gift From The Internet Gods

This John Daly and Yao Ming golfing photo is a gift for the Internet to have and to hold.
Via Gamedayr
October 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Speed Golf: Parolee Tries To Evade Police In Stolen Golf Cart

There are more effective ways to avoid the law but that didn’t matter to Cory Pearson who allegedly stole a golf cart and led California Highway Patrol on a low-speed chase. Pearson, a parolee allegedly under the influence of methamphetamine, stole the cart and hit the open road — California’s 101 freeway, to be exact. According to a CHP release, Pearson slammed into a parked...
Via Back9Network
October 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Jessica Alba Had A ‘Rad’ Time Golfing With John Daly & Yao Ming

Actress Jessica Alba played a round of golf in China with John Daly, and she thought it was rad. (Can’t say that’s a sentence I ever thought I’d write.) The two stars were part of the star-studded Mission Hills World Celebrity Pro-Am, which also included Yao Ming, Morgan Freeman, Nicole Kidman, Ian Poulter, Justin Rose and more. It’s safe to say Alba enjoyed herself: ...
Via Back9Network
October 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Yao Ming Is Taking Funny Pictures With Golfers Again

It was about this time last year when Yao Ming, the 7-foot-6 retired NBA star, began popping up on the Twitter feeds of some of our favorite golfers. Keegan Bradley is a relatively tall man, but he looked like dwarf standing next to Yao. And if Bradley looked short, you can imagine how tiny Rory McIlroy, Luke Donald and Graeme McDowell appeared. Well, wouldn’t you know, Yao is...
Via Back9Network
October 24, 2014  |  Discuss

This Is What Yao Ming Looks Like Wearing Capris

This is Yao Ming. Wearing capris. With Mcihael Beasley and Delonte West. In China. Soak that in for a minute.
Via Gamedayr
October 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Michael Beasley, Delonte West Take On China, Bro Down With Yao Ming

Yao Ming bros down with Michael Beasley and Delonte West in China.
Via Gamedayr
October 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Start your day off with this picture of Michael Beasley, Delonte West, and Yao Ming straight chillin

With SO much in common, it's hard to even guess what these guys were talking about. But if I were to guess, it's this; 'how does Yao Ming keep his dress-game so casual when he's 7 foot 6.' Also, 'Are those actually capris or did Yao Ming just buy pants that were intended for a fat guy?'
Via Celtics Life
October 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Zydrunas Ilgauskas’ career in one terrific statistic

Derrick Rose is striving to put his name in the record books alongside a Cleveland Cavalier—one not named LeBron James. In a recent cover story penned by ESPN The Magazine’s Wright Thompson, Rose, coming back from knee issues that plagued each of the last two seasons, is looking to do something only one other man has done, and that man has his No. 11 jersey hanging in the rafters...
Via Waiting For Next Year
October 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Yao Ming in attendance as Nets edge Kings in Shanghai exhibition

  Mirza Teletovic sank a 3-pointer with less than a minute remaining to lift the Brooklyn Nets to a 97-95 preseason win over the Sacramento Kings on Sunday in the first of two NBA exhibition games to be played in China this year. The Kings had a chance to tie the score with 20 seconds remaining, but Sergey Karasev blocked a jumper by Ben McLemore beneath the rim as time expired...
Via AP on Fox
October 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Shaquille O’Neal looks short next to Yao Ming

We all know that Shaquille O’Neal is one of the largest human beings in the world. He’s a true behemoth. At 7’1″, Shaq is definitely larger than life. But next to Yao Ming, even Shaq looks like a little man. Check out these pictures of Shaq and Yao next to each other from Shaq’s Instagram account: Loading Chillin wit YAO MING IN SHANGHAI View on Instagram...
Via That NBA Lottery Pick
October 10, 2014  |  Discuss
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