LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA--There are two big men in the league that are front and center in the media. The first encounter of Shaq vs.Yao was last Friday night at the Staples Center. LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA--There are two big men in the league that are front and center in the media. The first encounter of Shaq vs.Yao was last Friday night at the Staples Center. The Rockets won but it was a very questionable win on a very questionable (flagrant foul) call. I know many of you are expecting a biased commentary from me, in Shaq's favor. But for argument's sake, let's deduct Shaq from the scenario and focus on Ming....I'm simply not impressed. The media has created a frenzy over Yao so my opinion is not a poplular one - right now. I'm just not the "bandwagon" type.
I don't buy into the brainwashing that many of our media outlets systematically feed society. The 7'5 Houston Rockets center, is already being made out to be a sports icon! Hmmm. this is all very familiar....remember Manute Bol? Now the 1985 second-round draft pick is lacing up skates for ICE HOCKEY!..nuff said. Big doesn't equate Talented. Just because he's eye level with the basket doesn't mean he's ready to replace Shaq or any other "great big men". Rockets owner Les Alexander said that his new 7-foot-5 center would someday be bigger than Michael Jordan. Operative word? "Someday" but not "today."