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“M” and “C” ‘s draft day conversation answer…

June 29, 2007

…to Bill Simmons and his dad’s draft day blog:

M:
the chinese guy went to milwaukee!!!

“Good for the Milwaukee Bucks for drafting Yi Jianlian with the sixth pick, calling the bluff of agent Dan Fegan and Chinese officials who refused to let Milwaukee officials work out 6-foot-11 forward prior to the draft. Yi’s people didn’t want him in Milwaukee and tried to manipulate the evaluation process so that they would be discouraged from taking Yi.

Bucks general manager Larry Harris didn’t back down, took Yi and now could face an interesting standoff with the prospect and his handlers. For now, if he wants to play in the U.S., he’s going to Milwaukee.”

C:
Poor Chinese guy.

Of course, the Spurs drafted a foreign (Brazilian) guy.

M:
i thought he was italian. he worked out for the jazz.

yeah poor chinese guy! the bucks never even watched him play in person and knew he didn’t want to go there and took him anyway. rumors say he’s balking at having to show up to the milwaukee press conference. is milwaukee even a place?

C:
Milwaukee is a city in the state of Wisconsin. Don’t know anything about the guy drafted by the Spurs, but ESPN’s coverage has him from Brazil. I hope the Spurs take the Spanish guy (who is Pau Gasol’s brother) with their second round pick.

M:
oh oops i confused the guy the spurs took with the one gs took

didn’t the draft start at 3 p.m. new york time? how is it still not over yet????

i can’t wait to read bill simmons’ draft day blog and see a fashion review

C:
Spurs didn’t take the Spanish guy.

Me too. And the top 10 draft outfits of all time.

M:
http://boss.streamos.com/wmedia/nba/nbacom/history/draft/draft_top10_outfits_070521.asx

i think this is the ten most memorable
karl is number one

C:
Thanks!

M:
http://www.nba.com/gallery/photos/070628_19.html

pretty well dressed

C:
Is it supposed to be a pic of Chinese fans?

M:
no…keep scrolling then you’ll get to yi eventually

C:
I wonder how he’s feeling. I wonder if he knows where Milwaukee is.

I think Bill Simmons will be mad. Boston traded some players and their pick in the draft (Jeff Green, from G’town) to the Sonics for Ray Allen. Isn’t he kind of old and injured? What kind of trade is that? And now the Sonics have two new top 5 picks. I don’t see how this helps Boston.

M:
apparently it will appease paul pierce, who otherwise would ask to be traded.

(wow we sound like real analysts)

i feel sorry for him.

anyway, this just proves that the eastern conf is stupid and that’s why it keeps getting weaker

C:
New York was involved in some trades too. I bet the players who got traded out of NY are estactic and the players who got traded there are kind of pissed off.

M:
i would be pissed off if i were ray allen. going to boston is like going to nba hell.

i bet yi is doubly pissed now…the other chinese guy just got drafted by the lakers

C:
Our analysis is so much better than anyone else’s.

M:
i know. we should publish.

C:
Maybe we should just have a blog where we post our NBA thoughts.

M:
the lakers just took gasol

C:
Yeah, and we comment on things other people don’t usually comment on.

But are still probably interested in reading anyway.

M:
the best part about us is that we don’t comment on the people that no one cares about

what kind of name is JamesOn Curry?

C:
Is he black?

M:
obviously.

C:
Lebron is a stupid name but now I bet there are black mothers naming their kids Lebron.

M:

how do they expect anyone to believe this is a 20 year old person? like one guy over at espn said, he could be bill russell’s grandfather.

kevin could also be bill russell’s grandfather

C:
Totally. He would look exactly like Bill if his hair and beard were flecked with white.

M:
yi might be lying about his age but at least he looks the part.

C:
Because it’s hard to tell the age of most Chinese people.

M:
so in other words, yi wouldn’t look as old as oden until he is about 150….

C:
That’s right.

I think he’s going to a prom:

He seems to be the only guy who wore a black suit (and he does not look 19):

Sure Hakeem’s in a tux, but look at David Stern’s mustache! He looks like a porn star.

I will always remember Jalen’s red pin-striped suit (back in the days when I actually cared about the draft – and NBA):

Only a black person could get away with an outfit like this:

Wow he used to look so clean:

Too bad he wasn’t picked by the Hornets:

Lebron looks like he’s getting married.

M:
i loved every one of your comments.

“Bucks general manager Larry Harris said Yi was rated third on the Bucks’ draft board, and will showcase Milwaukee to China.
“It’s global now,” Harris said. “Chinese basketball is huge and it’s growing and to have one of their countrymen that is actually very, very good and can play and is young and can be here for a long time, I don’t know how it’s not a windfall for us.””

so they drafted him just to get to the chinese market. kind of like beckham and real madrid.

C:
I doubt the Bucks will draw a lot of interest.

M:
he looks like a clown.

C:
I agree with you.

M:
apparently his mom was a miss sweden and a miss universe first runner up.

http://boss.streamos.com/wmedia/nba/nbacom/draft/2007_noah_j_9.asx&video=blank&nbasite=nba

i think david stern’s voice was cracking cuz he was nervous about having to say so many chinese words. and why did he pronounce jian as jian and lian as liang

http://boss.streamos.com/wmedia/nba/nbacom/draft/2007_jianlian_y_6.asx&video=blank&nbasite=nba

i think they kept the camera on his back (and not facing him) cuz they didn’t want everyone to see how upset he was

and the guy who interviewed him after he got drafted 1) does not know whether yi or jianlian is his first name, 2) attempted to speak slowly and enunciatingly

C:
Well they better get used to it because there will be a lot more Chinese players.

M:
yeah, make them start taking chinese lessons from lebron’s chinese teacher.

M:
who dressed him? why is he wearing black pants?

C:
He looks like a piano key.

M:
you’re as funny as bill simmons’ dad

we should start a blog just to publish our today’s conversation.

C:
Yeah, it was soooo good.
Although we might get sued for some of the comments (like the one I wrote about how only a black guy could pull that suit off).

M:
ha…we should get someone to write it in chinese and post that version

C:
But then Lebron can “read” what I wrote about him!! Jajaja!!!

M:
hahahahahahahhahahaha….

C:
It’s ok, we’ll confuse him by calling him James Lebron. It sounds more like a real name than his real one anyway.

M:
like jie mu si le bu lang

i read this:
Acie Law’s girl was hot, Marco Belinelli’s girl was insanely hot, and Nick Young’s girl was — as Naomi would say — “Foine with a capital ‘O’.” …

so i had to go look at the draft videos
http://www.nba.com/draft2007/video/selections_archive.html

acie law’s girl looks like a video ho, marco’s girl’s dress looked completely out of place (and they didn’t even get to sit at the front) and nick young’s girl looks like jada pinkett smith.

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