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---Gave up on NBAdraft.net...came to basketballboards...so much better...so little trash...nice...anyways, read on:

For those who think Ming is sure-fire bust...in the argument that he won't be..........

I've heard many people say, "Ming will just turn out to be another Shawn Bradley; a 7'6 stiff."

Shawn Bradley has scored 32 points twice. He has grabbed 22 rebounds 3 times. He once got 11 offensive rebounds. His career blocked shots high is 13. This doesn't sound like that bad of a player...

...but Bradley is soft. He plays like a pansy. Ming is 30 pounds heavier, more mobile and stronger. He is a better shooter, and more skilled in all facets. Bradley may be a better shotblocker, but that is it. Ming can drive to the hoop and finish with either hand.

But what separates Yao from becoming a slightly better Shawn Bradley? Bradley went on a Mormon mission before joining the NBA. He just has no focus, or heart. Yao does. He was raised in a basketball family, trained to become the best Asian player ever. His life IS basketball, he is focused and committed to it. If Shawn Bradley had that focus, he would be a top 10 center easily, maybe top 5, all while being less physically gifted than Ming and less skilled.

Maybe the Bradley comparison isn't so bad, if all we are comparing are their skills. You need the mind to apply them...and that is why Ming becomes a great player, what Shawn Bradley never could attain.
 

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Yao ming is especially good for the Rockets. Now granted the first time he faces Shaq he will wish he was dead. He can hit the 3. So after he hits one he can bring Shaq out the lane. Which in turn opens it up for Steve Francis and Cuttino Mobley. It will be rough starting out, but I think he can be a top5 center and HELP to defeat Shaq. he will never be able to guard shaq or be as good as shaq but he will help the cause:yes:
 

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nice post. Now to all the Ming haters who just jump to conclusions for dumb reasons, like he is 7'5, etc.

Ming is MUCH more athletic than Bradley ever thought of being. Have you seen his legs?? they are INCREDIBLY strong, not bony like Bradley. There is just no credibility for people saying that Ming is going to be Shawn Bradley, the only comparison is the height.
 

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Yao Ming is a risky pick, there is no doubt about it, there is always a risk involved when drafting a foreign player. What irritates me are the people that see being 7'5" as a disadvantage. On the contrary, height is one of the biggest advantages in the NBA. My only question about Yao is whether he will be able to play center in the NBA. His skills reflect more of a small forward than anything, and in this case being 7'5" could slow him down. We'll see what happens.
 

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Yao is a huge risk inasmuch as he is unproven at anywhere near the level he is preparing to play at. His confidence is paramount to his success. Imagine if h is abused in the first month? Really beaten up on by some stronger players? Imagine he is destroyed by Shaq? He could, if this happens, become the next Shawn Bradley.

I hope not though. I hope that he adds toughness and a willingness to bang bodies with the best of them and becomes a great centre. Hell, someone needs to give Shaq some competition
 

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Originally posted by Mao_Ying


Shawn Bradley has scored 32 points twice. He has grabbed 22 rebounds 3 times. He once got 11 offensive rebounds. His career blocked shots high is 13. This doesn't sound like that bad of a player...
Well first i have to point out. Is that is pretty bad for a guy with like i believe an 8 year career. And secondly i am not sure about ming. I mean if he starts eating like shaq then he will be a great center. But it is hard for ming to gain any more weight cause he already weighs a lot. So i personally think he will be shawn bradley w/ a jump shot. but ya never know
 
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