Archive for July, 2011

Adrian Wojnarowski: The End of the Yao Ming Era (7/8/2011)

For 9 years, the NBA was inextricably linked to the most populous nation in the world by one 7 foot 6 center on the Houston Rockets. In retiring after 9 seasons, Yao Ming severs that link, but leaves behind a legacy that has helped turn the NBA, more so than any other professional U.S. sport, […]

David Friedman: Lebron James and the 2010-11 Cleveland Cavaliers (7/7/11)

We’ve heard it many times this past NBA season. “Look how terrible the the Cleveland Cavaliers did this past year without Lebron James leading them!” “I told you this team had no talent without James.” Lebron James performend one of the great one-man shows in NBA history.” And so on. With the Cleveland Cavaliers crashing […]

The Book of Yao

That’s all folks. On the same day the last space shuttle was launched, the most famous Rocket has been permanently grounded. The final chapter in the far too short career of one of the longest players the NBA has ever known.  A man who will go down with the Abacus, Lenovo computers, and Kung Pao […]