TAG: Yi Jianlian

Video / Jul 2, 2013 / 4:15 pm

Dwight Howard & John Wall Try To Speak Chinese With Yi Jianlian

Dwight Howard, John Wall, Yi Jianlian

Both Dwight Howard and John Wall will be making trips to China this summer, and in preparation for that, they caught up with former NBA player Yi Jianlian. Yi currently plays for the Chinese Basketball Association’s Guangdong Southern Tigers. The three basketball stars chatted in Mandarin Chinese, with Howard and Wall doing their best to catch up. Read More »

Overseas, Playground, Video / Mar 26, 2013 / 11:03 am

Tracy McGrady Shammgods Yi Jianlian, Breaks His Ankles

tracy mcgrady shammgods yi jianlian

There have been more Tracy McGrady highlights out of the Chinese Basketball Association this year that in his last 2-3 NBA season combined (Here’s his first CBA tomohawk, here’s a baseline smash, and here he is dropping a guy with an elbow).

I just caught the following clip from a few weeks back. Watch T-Mac come down the court and hit Yi Jianlian(!) with a Shammgod that puts Yi on skates, followed by a raise-up three from deep: Read More »

NBA, Video / Mar 4, 2013 / 3:30 pm

Video: Nike’s “Give Me The Ball” Commercial With Kobe Bryant

Kobe Bryant 1

More than a billion people in Hong Kong, mainland China and Taiwan are about to see the story of a young player complete his basketball “wish list” thanks to a new Nike commercial. It’s a story that’s been mined for decades, of the player growing up and taking over the game. Read More »

Smack / Jan 28, 2012 / 1:05 am

LeBron & D-Wade Dunk All Over New York; Joe Johnson Is An Animal

Dwyane Wade

The Knicks decided real basketball was for the birds, and started launching a monsoon of treys. That might work against some teams, but not Miami, especially when Dwyane Wade is healthy and cooking. With Carmelo Anthony sitting out, the Heat weathered a random Bill Walker night (21 points, all on treys) and a bunch of other weird stuff (in the first half the Knicks were 5-for-19 on twos and 10-for-23 on threes) to pull away in the fourth quarter, 99-89. LeBron and D-Wade were all over the place, combining for 59 points and only 15 missed shots. Read More »

NBA / Jan 18, 2012 / 12:00 pm

10 NBA Teams That Need A New Point Guard

Mo Williams

Do you need a point guard? With so many little guys infiltrating the NBA these days, you’d think many teams would be aching to ship off some of their smaller contributors. But for every five me-first, get-my-own, shoot-’till-my-arm-is-numb lil’ guys, we might have one legit point guard left. They’re a dying breed, even as teams line their benches with quick-hitting spark plugs. At this point, there are a few guys available, and you take what you can get – shoot-first or not – as long as they can run an offense. Read More »

Smack / Jan 11, 2012 / 1:44 am

Portland Beasts The Clippers; Kobe Bryant Drops 48 Points

Raymond Felton

Say hello to the bad guy. We have a new beast in the West. In probably the most physical game of the NBA season so far, the Blazers showed why everyone is so frightened of playing them up in the Northwest by punking the Clippers and Blake Griffin, 105-97. With the NBA’s newest A-List team threatening them over and over, Portland answered every call. Between Gerald Wallace, LaMarcus Aldridge and Marcus Camby, they did work on Griffin, holding him to the most up-and-down 18 and 12 night you’ll ever see. Read More »

Fantasy Doctor, NBA / Oct 26, 2011 / 11:00 am

NBA Fantasy Team Analysis: The Washington Wizards

John Wall

The Washington Wizards rounds out our rundown of fantasy basketball analysis for each NBA team. The Wizards are led by a talented point guard who supposedly has an improved shot, along with two big men who’ve struggled so far to truly break through in any real way. Though the rest of the roster’s fantasy potential is a bit hazy, one thing is certain: a rookie’s girlfriend is about to take the NBA by storm. Read More »

Smack / Oct 9, 2011 / 12:00 am

A South Florida Classic Shows What We’ve Been Missing

Carmelo Anthony

Have you ever been a part of something so good that once it’s over, it sucks? Like a summer vacation. Once it’s done, you want to just end it. Hate life. Hate that school is starting again. Or a night out with a dime? After that, everything else pales in comparison. You’re never satisfied. That’s what happened yesterday in Florida. Carmelo Anthony banged a trey with two seconds left in regulation to force overtime and from there, Team Wade finished off Team LeBron in the extra session, winning 141-140 even as James (game-high 34 points) hit a half-court shot at the game’s buzzer. The game showed us all what we’ve been missing. The lockout made us forget…the “South Florida All-Star Classic” reminded us. Read More »

Video / Aug 22, 2011 / 3:30 pm

Happy Birthday Andray Blatche!

Today, Andray Blatche is turning 25, and a birthday post for the Washington forward is one of the easiest ones we’ve ever had. You could put any type of video up on Blatche and it would be entertaining in some way. Here he is out dining with Yi Jianlian. They would have their own handshake.

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Overseas, Video / Aug 22, 2011 / 1:00 pm

Yi Jianlian Dunks On Stanko Barać

How come Yi Jianlian can’t do things like this in the NBA?

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