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Who is going to get the better of who? I guarantee you that Shaq is gonna dominate Yao even with his 7'5 height. A post player will always beat a jump shooter.

Yao isn't gonna be used to how physical it is either..he's used to playing with a bunch of midgets.
 

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Originally posted by hOnDo
Who is going to get the better of who? I guarantee you that Shaq is gonna dominate Yao even with his 7'5 height. A post player will always beat a jump shooter.

Yao isn't gonna be used to how physical it is either..he's used to playing with a bunch of midgets.
I agree that Shaq will dominate him - but the Chinese are not "midgets". I believe you have the Chinese people mixed up with the shorter in physical stature Japanese people.
 

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Re: Re: Shaq vs. Yao Ming

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I agree that Shaq will dominate him - but the Chinese are not "midgets". I believe you have the Chinese people mixed up with the shorter in physical stature Japanese people.
i think that the chinese tend to be short too, but that doesn't matter. shaq will dominate him because shaq is bigger. yao's a toothpick compared to shaq.
 

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It depends on what part of china are you coming from?
If I am not mistaken, guys from noth of the China tend to be taller by CHINESE standard. Like having an average height of 5'10"+.
 

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Guys c'mon now, I dont care about the technical defination of midgets..post your opinion please.
 

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Shaq because he is so dam big. Yao has no upper body strength. I think Yao will dominate eventually but shaq will abuse him right now.
 

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Inland China and northern China has taller than Japanese people by a LARGE margin. Every businessman from China I have dealt with has been taller than 6'0".
 

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Originally posted by TheRifleman
Inland China and northern China has taller than Japanese people by a LARGE margin. Every businessman from China I have dealt with has been taller than 6'0".
And that is VERY NICE to know, knowing how this thread talks about chinese business. :no:
 

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Originally posted by TheRifleman
Inland China and northern China has taller than Japanese people by a LARGE margin. Every businessman from China I have dealt with has been taller than 6'0".
then i guess that most of the chinese people that i ever met were southerners... :D

but, like i said, until yao ming bulks up, shaq will overdominate him...
 

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But some people argue that Yao will take Shaq outside with his jumper, but just becuase he was making shots at the combine thing, doesn't mean that he'll be able to make them over Shaq. I mean Shaq is a lot better than that Christopherson kid. :yes:
 

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I was talking about this earlier with one of my friends and we came to this conclusion.

Once Ming gets used to the leauge they were will cancel each other out. I don't think that Ming stands a shot in hell of guarding Shaq on a one on one. But Shaq does stand much of a chance against ming, cause Ming is a tall as *** shooter.

But Ming could be a valuable asset, because maybe Shaq could be double team with Ming and another player on Houston and be locked down.

Considering Shaq usually ends up getting triple teamed and still coming out on top, Shaq only getting double teams and getting shut out would be good.

Mind ya this is just speculation...but defiantly on their first meet....Ming will die and wish he was back in China
 

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Ming would have to bulk up way too much to handle Shaq. But what Ming would do, out of pure height and his fairly decent stature (i.e. not Shawn Bradley), is make Shaq work for every shot down low. Shaq's 8-foot hook shot and basically anything outside of the ring under the rim will be very tough to get off against Ming, assuming his defense and footwork are NBA average. Shaq can and will definitely overpower Ming, for as long as they play, and that will be the ridiculous advantage for Shaq's side, but that is a difficult one.

One way to look at it: Ming will throw Shaq back into the days of the Orlando Magic, when his moves were not nearly as polished but his size enabled him to average ridiculous amounts of points and boards anyway. That was not an unstoppable Shaq; that was a NEARLY unstoppable Shaq.

Of course, Ming will never win this fight. But if teams like Milwaukee, Sacramento, Dallas, or Orlando had Ming, they would feel comfortable using him one on one against Shaq. In Houston, the SF position needs a significant upgrade. Francis, Mobley, Griffin, and Ming are the current and future stars of this team... with one missing piece (possibly Nachbar, if he develops), the team could rely solely on the rugged defense on the wings and on the weak side to leave Ming with Shaq one on one. And that is not something anyone can say in the NBA.

Shaq will always score 20+ points against Ming. But he'll exert a lot of energy for them, and it may be to the Rockets benefit if he has to shift his hulk around on his two bad feet...
 

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Re: Re: Re: Shaq vs. Yao Ming

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i think that the chinese tend to be short too, but that doesn't matter. shaq will dominate him because shaq is bigger. yao's a toothpick compared to shaq.
lol, a toothpick -- I agree with Bizzy all the way, A three inch advantage for Yao won't mean anything if he can't get past him. You can't shoot over players like shaq.
 

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Of course Shaq will dominate Yao, Shaq dominates every other person in the league. That's not to say Yao won't be better though. They play two COMPLETELY different games. IMO Yao is much more of a PF, in that he plays a lot like Dirk, and some of the other tall euros. I can tell you one thing though, Shaq wishes he had Ming's jumpshot and Ming wishes he had Shaq's post up game, physical ability, and bulk.
 

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Yao won't be anywhere near the level Shaq plays on...ever.
 

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Originally posted by BizzyRipsta


then i guess that most of the chinese people that i ever met were southerners... :D

but, like i said, until yao ming bulks up, shaq will overdominate him...
whats funny is that your correct

most chinese peeps in america came from the hong kong area i think, and thats where they are all short like the vietnamese
 

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In that first game they play each other, Shaq will back Yao down and all but break his back, Yao has no chance in God's green earth to stop Shaq.
 
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