2011-12-31 10:39:54 版主
Yao Ming: New Center Style
If 20 years ago you asked the average American basketball fan if a
Chinese man could play center for an NBA team, his answer might have
sounded something like this: “Ha ha. No, he’d be too short!” But now,
the doubters are silent. Who closed their mouths? Houston Rockets,
2.26-meter-tall center Yao Ming, from China.
Yao Ming grew up in a family of basketball players. When he was
12, Yao Ming started going to an athletics academy outside of Shanghai
and later spent a lot of time studying NBA games televised in China.
All this has paid off. Yao’s first NBA honor was his ranking as
number-one draft pick, and he’s been elected for a Rookie-of-the-Month
award. Yao Ming has a style different from those of tall centers in the past.
He rarely goes for the flashy slams. He’d rather show off his silk-smooth