Yao Ming said....

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    Yao Ming said....

    China were rocked by the expulsion of top-seeded women's doubles pair Yu Yang and Wang Xiaoli, among eight players kicked out in midweek for playing to lose group matches with the aim of securing more favorable draws in the knockout rounds.

    Yao told the state news agency Xinhua late on Saturday he supported the decision of the Badminton World Federation (BWF) to disqualify the players but added that he understood the feelings on the issue of his fellow Chinese.

    "(The) same kind of things happen in basketball. It's a simple question. Is the match-fixing scandal right? Does a gold medal (mean) more than anything else?", Yao said.

    For years that he's been playing with NBA & with corrupt Stern, he knew something about fixing games. He  can't say anything 'cause communist Stern will put him to the dungeon. Just wondering he has nerve to say it with his fellow Chinese but not when he played with NBA.... money talks bullcrap walks.

     
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    Since Stern became commissioner following the '84 season, he has been corrupt all these years except 1986 and 2008. Those two years he was fair and honest.
     
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    It is true!

    Stern is wrong on San Antonio issue----he's rulling it like China

     
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    The end of this thread....next time you state what you want not after 30 years.

     
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    Re: Yao Ming said....

    I think Yao may have been alluding to NBA teams positioning for a prefered low / first round draft pick by not going all out to win games at the end of the season.  This has also been alledged/suspected in other sports, including the NFL.  

    But the big difference is that for these teams, the season is over and they can legitimize their actions with giving prospects more play time for evaluation (release, keep or trade for the next season)...they are not positioning themselves for certain playoff spots, while in the hunt, which would be too obvious with player management and deviance from their established system.

     
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