Tuesday , Nov , 21 , 2006 C.Y. Ellis

Yao Ming Is Having Nightmares


Yao Ming Is Having Nightmares

No smart-ass intro could possibly increase or mitigate the impact of the video below, so I’ll keep this brief. In the clip which follows, you see a fully-grown (and then some) man lose his dignity in front of a crowd of thousands and a host of television cameras transmitting the embarrassment to the rest of the world. Although, as I have said, there isn’t much I could possibly say to alter what happened, I’d like to try to put it into context for those of you haven’t yet managed to fully appreciate its gravity.

Nate Robinson, the shot-blocker, is 5’9’’. Yao Ming, the shot-blockee, is 7’5’’. By my calculations, that gives Monsieur Ming a height advantage of twenty inches over Nasty Nate. The equivalent for me (I stand an even six feet), then, would be to have my shit swatted by a man of 4’4’’. Such an individual would stand a full four inches shorter than Gary Coleman.

So, what point do I make by this? Basically that Yao was bitched. I probably could have said that at the beginning and saved us both some time. Ah, well.