Aspiring female Yao: 6-10 Han Xu making mark in WNBA, China
Han Xu understandably grew up idolizing Yao Ming, mesmerized by the giant shadow the 7-foot-6 Hall of Famer cast each time he stepped onto an NBA court. Standing 6-10, Han would like to emulate Yao's impact — including his influence on the sport in China. Han is on her way.news.yahoo.com
First Asian American curve model for SI Yumi Nu speaks out about fatphobia in Asian culture
Yumi Nu, who recently became the first Asian American curve model for Sports Illustrated, has spoken out about fatphobia, revealing how bullies used to call her “Godzilla” and “Yao Ming.” On representation: Speaking to NBC Asian America about her cover feature, Nu explained how as a child there was hardly any representation of women who looked like her. Among the few Asian American women in the media, she noted that there wasn’t any diversity with respect to their sizes.news.yahoo.com
NBA returning to Chinese state television after 1-year ban
Employees watch a live broadcast of Game 5 of the NBA Finals at an NBA store in Beijing, Saturday, Oct. 10, 2020. The NBA is returning to Chinese state television after a one-year absence. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. – The NBA is returning to Chinese state television after a one-year absence. “In the Chinese National Day and Mid-Autumn Festival that just passed, the NBA expressed holiday blessings to Chinese fans," the China Media Group, essentially the operator of CCTV, said in a statement. NBA games have been available to Chinese fans on the streaming service Tencent, another of the league’s broadcast partners.
Del Harris receives 2020's Chuck Daly achievement award
Harris was revealed Friday as this year’s winner of the Chuck Daly Lifetime Achievement Award, as presented by the National Basketball Coaches Association. Harris coached in the NBA for 32 seasons, 14 of them as a head coach with Houston, Milwaukee and the Los Angeles Lakers. “I get introduced as Kobe’s first coach, Magic’s last coach and in the movie Space Jam,” Harris said. ON OLYMPICSSilver, in the same NBA TV interview, also addressed how the planned Tokyo Olympics next summer could affect next season's NBA calendar. GAME 2 REFSThe NBA selected James Capers as crew chief for Game 2 of the NBA Finals on Friday night.
Kobe Bryants winning skills captivated fans in the NBAs huge China market
Shen, like many basketball fans growing up China, soon found out the league was filled with dynamic players. In the first NBA game she watched on television, the Rockets were playing the Lakers. And he was also very handsome!Instead of following Yao and the Rockets, Shen became a loyal fan of Kobe Bryant and the Lakers. I was really excited to watch Kobe play in a regular season game. But in China, we only released Kobes first two books so far, said Huang, who translated Bryants book The Mamba Mentality into Chinese.latimes.com
End of a decade: Photos capture 10 years of Houston moments
End of a decade: Photos capture 10 years of Houston momentsApril 14, 2010: Houston Rockets center Yao Ming (11) gets hit by a shirt thrown by Clutch the mascot as he passes out gifts to fans during the Red Nation Appreciation Night after the Houston Rockets vs the New Orleans Hornets NBA basketball game at the Toyota Center in Houston. The Rockets lost the game 115-123. less April 14, 2010: Houston Rockets center Yao Ming (11) gets hit by a shirt thrown by Clutch the mascot as he passes out gifts to fans during the Red Nation Appreciation Night after the Houston Rockets vs the New ... more Photo: Michael Paulsen, Houston Chronicle Photo: Michael Paulsen, Houston Chronicle Image 1 of / 59 Caption Close End of a decade: Photos capture 10 years of Houston moments 1 / 59 Back to GalleryOver the last 10 years Houstons had some wins, and Houstons had some losses. All of which were captured by Houston Chronicle photographers, who have spent the last decade helping capture Houstons moments youll remember. From victories on the field to tragedy in the streets, these are the memorable moments of Houstons last decade. Jay R. Jordan covers breaking news in the Houston area.chron.com
China wanted Rockets GM sacked for Hong Kong tweet, Adam Silver says
NBA Commissioner Adam Silver said Chinese officials wanted Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey to be fired for his tweet supporting anti-government protesters in Hong Kong, and the league emphatically dismissed the request. Silver also said that the league is already feeling "substantial" financial losses because of the Chinese reaction to Morey's deleted tweet. "I felt we had made enormous progress in terms of building cultural exchanges with the Chinese people," Silver said. Morey has not been rebuked publicly by the league, and Silver has said that the league will support his freedom of expression. Tencent, which has a $1.5 billion deal to stream NBA games in China over the next five years, has also stopped showing Rockets games but has not totally dropped all NBA content.cbsnews.com
Rockets GM Daryl Morey's tweet sparks backlash from Chinese basketball
@espn https://t.co/yNyQFtwTTi Tilman Fertitta (@TilmanJFertitta) October 5, 20191/ I did not intend my tweet to cause any offense to Rockets fans and friends of mine in China. Chinese athletic apparel maker Li-Ning released a statement saying it was upset with Morey's tweet. "I did not intend my tweet to cause any offense to Rockets fans and friends of mine in China," Morey tweeted early Monday from Japan, where Houston is playing this week. "I have always appreciated the significant support our Chinese fans and sponsors have provided and I would hope that those who are upset will know that offending or misunderstanding them was not my intention. But after Morey's tweet, even the Chinese government's consulate office in Houston issued a statement saying it "expressed strong dissatisfaction" with the team.abc13.com
Rockets' general manager's Hong Kong comments anger China
A short time after Morey posted that statement, the NBA said it was "regrettable" that the deleted tweet offended many in China. Stand with Hong Kong." As a lifelong @HoustonRockets fan, I was proud to see @dmorey call out the Chinese Communist Partys repressive treatment of protestors in Hong Kong. The Chinese league said Sunday on its official Twitter-like Weibo account that Morey had made "improper remarks regarding Hong Kong" to which it expressed its "strong opposition." Cathay Pacific lost two executives after the government warned the Hong Kong airline that its employees would be barred from flying over or to the mainland if they joined the protests.
Rockets GM Daryl Morey's tweet sparks backlash from Chinese basketball and consulate
Our presence in Tokyo is all about the promotion of the @NBA internationally and we are NOT a political organization. China accuses foreign parties in the U.S. and elsewhere of encouraging the demonstrations.Morey's now-deleted tweet read: "Fight for Freedom. "Houston Rockets owner Tilman Fertitta attempted to distance the team from Morey's tweet with a Twitter post of his own: "Listen. Our presence in Tokyo is all about the promotion of the @NBA internationally and we are NOT a political organization. "China's relationship with the Rockets has been especially close because Chinese hall of famer Yao Ming played his entire NBA career with the team.The Chinese Consulate in Houston released this statement.abc13.com
Restaurant Report for Sept. 22: Flies, Flies, Flies
HOUSTON – When you open a new restaurant, buzz is good. But health inspectors said what they found flying around several eateries is actually more of a buzz-kill for your appetite. Inspectors condemned 182 pounds of food deemed "not for for human consumption" because it was stored at the wrong temperature. We get our information from the city of Houston Health Department, but many of you have complaints about restaurants in other cities and counties. Refer to this list to find out which agency to contact depending on the location of the restaurant: