‘Must-See’ NBA Game For November 9th: Yi & Milwaukee Bucks Versus Yao & Houston Rockets
For us, the Bucks and Rockets is another interesting game. For China, this is the Super Bowl, NBA Finals, and World Series rolled into one. After all, Yao Ming is playing Yi Jianlian, China’s biggest basketball star against the country’s up-and-coming rookie …
Each day during the 2007-8 season, HoopsVibe The Blog will highlight one ‘Must-See’ NBA game. The ‘Must-See’ game is our pick as the day’s best match-up.
Of course, we’re tuning in to all the day’s action and want to know what games interest you, so hit us up in the comment box below with your NBA plans for this evening.
NBA Schedule For November 9th 2007
- Toronto @ Philadelphia
- Indiana @ Charlotte
- Atlanta @ Boston
- Phoenix @ Miami
- Orlando @ N.Y. Knicks
- San Antonio @ New Orleans
- Denver @ Washington"
- Milwaukee @ Houston
- Memphis @ Portland
- Minnesota @ L.A. Lakers
- Cleveland @ Sacramento
- Utah @ Seattle
Out ‘Must-See’ game: Milwaukee @Houston.
Why: For us, the Bucks and Rockets is another interesting game. For China, this is the Super Bowl, NBA Finals, and World Series rolled into one. After all, Yao Ming is playing Yi Jianlian, China’s biggest basketball star against the country’s up-and-coming rookie.
More than 200 million Chinese viewers are expected to watch, which explains why Commissioner Stern has been busting into 50 cent’s ‘I get money’ around the league office in New York the last few days. Clearly, the NBA is licking their chops at the lucrative Chinese and Indian market.
The numbers are just extraordinary," said Heidi Ueberroth, the league’s president of global marketing partnerships and international business operations. "It’s very significant. It’s showing how much the globalization of the league is on the rise."
Forget business, the game is worth watching. Yi and the Bucks are coming off a huge win against the Raptors on Wednesday night, while Yao and the Rockets look like an emerging power in the Western Conference.
Who do you prefer: Yi or Yao? Get at us in the comment box below with your thoughts.