August 09, 2007

Making of a Chinese bad boy: On Yi Jianlian's attempts to get out of being drafted to the Milwaukee Bucks. Disclaimer: I know nothing about basketball, buy Jonathan Ansfield is one of the best journos writing about China today.

posted by Abiezer to basketball at 06:41 AM - 9 comments

That's a very interesting look at both Yi and contemporary China. Thanks for the article.

posted by dusted at 10:02 AM on August 09

This Chinaman is peeing on my figurative rug. Good article, I had no idea that so many of the Chinese people want him to report. This is the best Buck's news I've heard in months.

posted by tron7 at 10:37 AM on August 09

Slur police checking in. Let's just say that Chinese man/fellow is peeing on my figurative rug.

posted by gradys_kitchen at 12:39 PM on August 09

trons' line is an approximation of a quote from "The Big Lebowski". Still, since many may not have seen it (which is a shame, it's a terrific character driven movie), it might not be the best quote to throw around.

posted by DudeDykstra at 01:00 PM on August 09

Actually, "There's no crying in baseball" has to be one of the best movie quotes to throw around and "The Big Lebowski" was one hell of a flick.

posted by BornIcon at 01:28 PM on August 09

Interesting article, thanks for the post.

posted by vito90 at 01:54 PM on August 09

I am also not a really big basketball fan, but I am fascinated by the Yi situation and this article was an interesting look at it (though it could use a bit of editing help). Good post, Abiezer.

posted by The Crafty Sousepaw at 02:50 PM on August 09

I thought that said "making of a Chinese boy band" Yeah I need some sleep.

posted by jerseygirl at 03:20 PM on August 09

I noticed a few editing problems too, The Crafty Sousepaw. I think Spot-On is more of a collective blog for journalists usually published elsewhere, so not sure how much editing is done, if at all. Plus I made yet another typo in my post, so am in a glasshouse stone-chucker's situation myself.

posted by Abiezer at 03:27 PM on August 09

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