Monday, July 13

Wanted : Asian Baller For The Raptors

I wonder why despite of the Raptors' continuing move of using international players , B Colangelo has not recruited an Asian baller . Oh I forgot . Foreign players mean European hoopters . Discrimination ? Look at the LA Lakers . They have a Chinese player . He is Sue Yue , a 6'9" PG called the Magic Johnson of China. Remember Yuta Tabuse the Michael Jordan of Japan ? The 5'9" PG suited up for the Phoenix Suns in the '04 season. Tabuse's NBA stint created super media attention in sports crazy Japan . Not as huge as baseball's Suzuki of the Mariners or Boston's Matsuzaka but huge nevertheless. This season , the Suns has another Japanese player , T. Kawamura , included in their summer league team. Wake up BC ! Not only Italians or pizza lovers are hoops followers. Even sushi eaters are fans of basketball . Just take a look at the exploding number of sushi restos now in TO . Sushi snack pack are even sold inside Air Canada . It will be a matter of time before the Raptors offer free sushis , instead of pizzas , if the team's score 100 points !
It will be wise for MLSE tap TO's growing Asian population . Even the Maple Leafs have their #1 draft pick this year who's parents are originally from Lebanon. For those who are not good in geography , the Middle East is part of Asia. The NBA's doormat , Memphis , has a 7 '2" giant from Iran , Ahmed Hadai , playing .. err.. warming their bench since last season. I'm not sure if Hadadi is called the something something of Iran . Maybe , the Rafael Araujo of Iran ! But I would zero in on the exploding Asian-Chinese immigrant population if I am BC. The number of Chinese owned malls in TO is testament to the purchasing power of this sector of the population. Yeah , I am all for that . BC needs to be Sinocentric instead of Eurocentric. Rather than adding to the team the Pacers' Jarrett Jack , get Jackie Chan instead. Then perhaps , if the score reaches 100 points , the Raps will give away free spring rolls ! yum , yum , yum .


Anonymous Anonymous said...

You're an idiot, maybe these euros are on the team because they are actually good players. After Yao, and maybe Yi, every other Chinese player is shit. No way anyone with half a brain would take Sue over Jack.

9:09 AM  
Blogger coach said...

anon - on behalf of a billion and a half chinese , i am offended by yr statement abt our brain being .500 only of the rest of the world . for that , we will fart on nov 1 at exactly 12 midnight at your direction ! tell me yr location , sir .

5:58 PM  
Blogger mystery said...

I'm from the philippines and i'm also an avid fan of NBA. Jayjay Helterbrand and Mark Caguiao are two of the most exciting tandems in Philippine Basketball today. There are so many players in the Philippines who have the potential to be in NBA.

One of the sad thing about Philippine basketball is that the players are somewhat old when they started playing in the league. To play in Philippine Basketball Association, I guess a player should be at least 23 years old.

Asi Taulava in his prime is comparable to Dwight Howard, Jayjay Helterbrand moves like Allen Iverson and Mark Caguiao style of play is like that of Dwayne Wade. To bad, they are on their 30's now.. quite old to be in the NBA. I wish that NBA scouts can see the vast potential of Philippine Basketball.

7:57 AM  

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