We're all stuck here for a while
First, there was this:
Then, there was this:
"Hopefully, he's not fighting anymore and going after a guy in the stands."
"I understand what Yao said, but I'm still ghetto. That's not going to change. I'm never going to change my culture. Yao has played with a lot of black players, but I don't think he's ever played with a black player that really represents his culture as much as I represent my culture.
I was a little worried about something like this:
Fortunately, last night, there was this:
I spoke to Yao and I told him I can't wait to play with him....I was a little bit disturbed, mainly because [of] the brawl comments. That's four years removed from now, maybe four or five years removed … I wanted [Yao] to know I was a little bit frustrated, but I understand where he's coming from. But I cannot wait to be a part of that team.
As FreeDarko's resident Asian, I breathed a deep sigh of relief when I read that. There have been some tense moments between Asian-Americans and African-Americans throughout our history, but this is an encouraging sign that Yao and Ron Ron can come to some sort of mutual understanding. To help with the healing, I offer this brief photo essay.
No more of this:
More of this:
Incidentally, there's a pretty simple solution to Paul Pierce's "I'm the best in the league" or Jordan's "handicap me a decade and I'd dominate Kobe" noise we've been hearing this summer: