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Wednesday, July 18th, 2007 at 1:55 pm  |  178 responses

Links: Who Is Mr. Ping Ping?

What does this have to do with the NBA? Read and win free stuff…

by Lang Whitaker

Yesterday I linked to this story about the world’s tallest man meeting the world’s smallest man, which I enjoyed on several levels — that odd looking giant (wearing adidas), the tiny man with the oddly fastened bow tie.

Well, the story swept through the SLAM Dome, particularly resonating with my coworkers Leah and Vanessa from XXL Magazine. And while we all liked the tall guy, I just can’t get enough of Mr. Ping Ping.

Leah and Vanessa briefly confused Mr. Ping Ping with Nelson de la Rosa, the little man who served as the Red Sox good luck charm during their championship year. I immediately went de la Rosa’s tribute website, Mahow.com, to show them the difference in the two men, and discovered de la Rosa passed away last year. Respect.

As for Mr. Ping Ping, there’s not a lot of information about him on the internet. Beside the story I linked to earlier, I found this story, which basically just repeats a lot of the same information. And there’s this video, but we don’t even get to hear from Mr. Ping Ping on the video.

Anyway, I like Mr. Ping Ping. I like what he stands for and the way he attaches his bow tie. I like the way he’s standing in this photo, hands on hips, as though he’s expecting something to happen but he’s not quite sure what. But mostly I like his name: He Ping Ping. And Mr. Ping Ping cracks me up every time I hear it.

So now we need to make sure his name stays out there, and I think the best way to do that is by appropriating his name for an NBA player. Which is where you guys come in.

Put some thought into this. It doesn’t have to be the shortest player in the NBA, doesn’t have to be the weirdest player. Just needs to be an NBA player who best embodies the spirit of Mr. Ping Ping. Whoever comes up with the best suggestion with the best argument for why your guy should be Mr. Ping Ping will win something from the pile of loot behind my desk.

You have a few days, or until I pick a winner. Get to it…

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  • http://whitehoteboysworld.blogspot.com/ white hot eboy

    Damn, Ping Ping is impossible to ignore. During warmups of Cavs games, I’ve seen Eric Snow stand eerily similar to Ping Ping in the photo on this page, in full warm-up gear, waiting for the game to start. Not stretching, not shooting, just…..observing.

  • Leah

    I LOVE mr. Ping Ping. I really want to hear what his voice sounds like.

    As far as the NBA player thing goes, i think Shaq should take on the name. I could really feel the spirit of Mr. Ping Ping in those old Crunch bar commercials he used to do.

  • sefos

    i think one option should be Martynas Andriuskevicius, simply because Mr ping ping is so much easier to pronounce

  • http://aspov.blogspot.com Cheryl

    Well, if you google Tyronn Lue, the picture that pops up looks an awful lot like Mr. Pingping. And “ping ping Lue” has a nice ring to it. So, I’m gonna go with Mr. Ping Ping Lue. Plus, fans of ATL sports clubs could use a chuckle or two-two… –ASPOV

  • http://slamonline.com Lang Whitaker

    Also, Leah says Mr. Ping Ping is 19 years old. That’s strictly a rumor.

  • sefos

    and contest aside, i think andrew bogut should be Mr bling bling from now on

  • Nadav

    Chris Anderson and/or Charlie Ward

  • Leah

    Vanessa from XXL magazine is attracted to the late Nelson e la Rosa’s wife. Soak that up

  • http://aspov.blogspot.com Cheryl

    Lang, do a “separated at birth” with these two pictures and you’ll see what I’m talking about.

  • Nadav

    Gregor F*cka

  • Vanessa

    I also LOVE the 19 year old Mr. Ping Ping. I heard that it’s a rumor but I refuse to believe. I too like his attitude and the matching the red. I particularly LOVE the bow-tie tilted a little to the side.
    RIP Nelson De La Rosa

  • ai

    matt bonner

  • http://www.slamonline.com Ben Collins

    You like what he stands for? What does he stand for? The Chinese National Anthem?

  • Vanessa

    Leah agrees with how hot Mrs. De La Rosa is

  • Vanessa

    She’s gonna get a story in King – soak that up.

  • http://slamonline.com Lang Whitaker

    I think the bow tie is cocked to the side because his head is so small it would otherwise obscure his entire face.

  • Leah

    Hey Ben, why does mr. ping ping have to stand for something? he’s the sortest man alive, is that not enough??

  • http://whitehoteboysworld.blogspot.com/ white hot eboy

    Ben, would anyone notice if he DID stand?

  • Vanessa

    but if he did sing the chinese national anthem it would make the whole thing even greater

  • Mr. Bob Dobolina

    What about Nate Robinson? I’ve always refered to him as “The Ewok”, but it seems like a natural fit….
    oh, and “Ping Ping Lue” is priceless

  • sefos

    i think im gonna go with jerome james. he has the world’s smallest drive to succeed, but a huge bank account, like Mr ping ping is the world’s smallest man, with a huge bow tie

  • Steve O

    Mustafa Mr. Ping Ping Shakur = gangsta

  • TP

    I suppose Earl Boykins is too obvious?

  • bobby stew

    he reminds me of Anthony Johnson

  • http://whitehoteboysworld.blogspot.com/ white hot eboy

    Please look at this photo of Eric Snow….that’s my vote, Lang!
    http://www.nba.com/playerfile/eric_snow/

  • Steve O

    Mustafa kind of resembles Mr. Ping Ping too. Im sticking with that as my one and only entry.

  • Mr. Bob Dobolina

    Mr.Ping Ping is my write-in candidate for the all-star game next year.

  • Steve O
  • DubsGonDoIt

    Eddie Griffin … I heard he had a DVD of Mr. Ping Ping on in his Escalade on that fateful day of his accident. He personifies the Ping Ping & I think it only fitting to call him Mr. Ping Ping.

  • Jersey

    Michael Vick’s pit bulls will tear him up! :)

  • Tariq

    Mr. Ping Ping could be Damon Jones. Stylistically, the are of the same ilk; remember Damon’s All-Star suit from a couple of years ago? Also, Damon’s role with the Cavs last year was basically to stand with his hands on his hips during timeouts. Now if I could see a pic of Mr. Ping Ping standing akimbo, that would possibly alter my argument.

  • El Boydelz

    Non-NBA, but he looks to me like a mini-Paul Rubens aka Pee Wee Herman. I’m semi-down with the Tyrone Lue call. His balding pate brings to mind Zydrunas Ilgauskas. Actually if he still played it would HAVE to be John Barry!!! He’s still pretty high profile as a TV guy no?!? I’m in Korea as you may recall so get no English hoops coverage on TV?!? If Barry will suffice as an NBA player he’s my pick. If not, back to work…

  • maddskizzle

    No matter what he does on the court, he will always be remembered for his draft night outfit that would make Mr. Ping Ping proud. Introducing for the first time, Joakim “Mr. Ping Ping” Noah!

  • Colin

    Ben Wallace is a Mr. Ping Ping because when he shoot jumpers and free throws they ping ping off the rim.

  • Pic

    Yi Jianlian!!! Well, he rocks Sean John, and probably STILL uses “bling bling” when talking to his Milwaukee-hating posse. And I’m guessing he calls his jewelry “Ping Ping.” Ping Ping, everytime I come around Milwaukee, Ping Ping.

  • bike

    Yao Ming Ming is Mr. Ping Ping.

  • Steve

    Based on the look I would have to say Chuck Person, but since he’s retired I guess it doesn’t really work. But they dress quite similar, same red bow tie. Ping Ping Person sounds great too.

  • Raynman

    In Suriname, in the native tongue, the Sranan, ping ping is a word children use for something small, so yeah, give the name 2 Yao, like the huge guys they always call tiny

  • Shotcaller

    Ron Artest.

    I don’t know why.

  • Nev

    I got it. Damon Jones to the T.
    In Damon Jones we have a guy who receives attention despite playing minimal, if any playing time at all. We see him on the sidelines during All-Star weekend and his impeccable fashion sense. He’ll be in the record books one way or another.
    In He Ping Ping we see a character with an awesome or eccentric fashion sense and charisma without even having to speak. He’ll be in the record books without possessing a polished skill, just like Mr. Jones.
    They’re both good for a light-hearted laugh or two or three, etc.
    Ping Ping and Jones should have their own sit com.

  • truce

    d-wade for the way he bounces off of everybody and the floor.

  • http://why-bother-reading.blogspot.com/ H to the izzo

    Pat Burke because he does nothing but people still love him

  • http://why-bother-reading.blogspot.com/ H to the izzo

    Ping Ping looks like he just needs to tell you something-he has information that you don’t have and he knows it

  • Lucci

    Ricky Davis, or maybe Darius Miles

  • http://www.neworleansnation.blogspot.com Toney Blare

    The tie is to the side cause Mr. Ping Ping is REAL. and steve blake.

  • lester freamon

    Think about the name for a second.
    Mr. Ping Ping.

    First two words i associate with that:
    1. ping pong (ball)
    2. mr. peanut

    who in the league is associated with ping pong balls and is kinda shaped like a peanut?

    I know you limited it to player, but Mr. Ping Ping is Mr. David Stern. The End.

  • http://myspace.com/mrdangdang Mr. Dang-Dang

    I think Mr. Ping-Ping has too much going on his own. I can’t get enough of this guy! I vote that his new title should be the “Official Hype Man of The Links”. Yes – The Links’ equivalent of Flava Flav. His picture should be at the top of the page everyday. There should be a speech bubble coming off of him with an NBA related ‘quote of the day’. His likeness should even appear in my mailbox when Slam needs me to renew my subscription. I would renew so quick, Slam wouldn’t know which NBA player favored in the Finals, but knocked out in the first round to put on first.

  • mark

    Mike Bibby is ping ping

  • http://slamonline.com Lang Whitaker

    Dang and Toney, you’re both on point.

  • RV

    i think Chris paul embodies He Ping Ping….google “chris paul 9″ and the first pic shows how similar they are, both seem to expect something, like they’re ready for anything, confident, but humble, and ready for it….both appear vulnerable, maybe cus of their size and youthful appearance, but they’re really enjoying themselves and ready for the limelight..C P He Ping Ping

  • Remy

    im gonna have to nominating Damon “ping ping” Jones for this one. it works on a few levels with the shoe deal and the sharp dressing.. i dunno… it certainly works for me

  • Tallon

    I’ve got to go with Tim Thomas for a couple reasons.
    1. Based off his on-court performances, Timmy might as well be the same height as Mr. Pingping. He’s about as willing to battle in the paint as a Mr. Pingping sized man would be, although my guess is Mr. Pingping would body Timmy up and get position on him if they were about to go up for a rebound.

    2. I remember when Timmy was in Milwaukee he used to wear a tilted headband (and if my memory serves correctly, he would often wear 2 headbands tilted in opposite directions) This is clearly the idea behind Mr. Pingping’s tilted bowtie. He’s showing respect to Tim Thomas, the man who made the tilted accessory so gangsta to begin with.
    So there you have it…Mr. Pingping = Tim Thomas

  • DDC

    I’m with Cheryl – Tyronn “Mr. Ping Pong” Lue.

  • Drew

    Lang, this is completely off topic, but I have a little story for you. This morning, I’m flipping through the radio stations, and I hear a voice I kind of recognize. It sounded like Stephon Marbury, but crazy. Turns out, it was Steph, doing an interview on a Cleveland rock station’s morning show. He was just as ridiculous as he was on that studio interview. He kept getting on one guy, at one point saying, “you know what happens when you assume? You make an ass out yourself.” Then he claimed that he was abused as a child. When they asked him more about it, he kind of backtracked, saying it was mental but if it’s mental it’s physical too…I can’t make sense of it to recount it. Then he said something like, “ooohhhhh I wish I was there so I could look you in the eyes,” in crazy Steph voice. It was kind of creepy. The funniest part was after he hung up when the 3 people interviewing him were just in shock. They didn’t try to gloss over it or anything, they were just like, “what the hell just happened?” They thought they were getting a normal athlete-doing-a-good-deed interview and instead they get crazy Steph. The website is roverradio.com, but they don’t have the interview posted yet.

  • Connor

    I think it should be Allen “Ping Ping” iverson…like the way he bounces of players when hes driving to the net.

  • jtdoc

    Mr Chibbs could become ‘Cheeky’ Ping Ping Anderson if he suits up again, giving the game back a little bit of the humour that it so sorely needs.

  • http://myspace.com/bodiebarnett jbn74sb

    My nomination is Reggie Evans (the player, not the poster), for his grab of Kaman’s Mr. Ping Ping.

  • nanny stopper

    eboy is right. Eric Snow is Mr Ping Ping.

  • Dan

    I think Joakim Noah best embodies the NBA’s version of Mr. Ping Ping. My arguement for this is simple: besides the obvious Draft-day attire, they are both rather quirky guys. Undoubtedly, Joakim “Ping Ping” Noah. To further my point, I seemingly always associate the word “ping” with tennis for some reason, and with Yannick Noah being his father and all, it just works.

  • k.o.

    he looks like pee wee herman after being shot with Wayne Szalinski’s shrink ray…

    I say…Charlie Villanueva

  • k.o.

    my bad el boydelz, just saw ur comment now. i concur…carry on.

  • 416

    ron ping ping artest so confusing it makes sense

  • Easy Yi

    Troy Murphy

  • http://nothinpersonal8.blogspot.com/ nothin _personal

    So many ideas! Gerald Pimp Pimp Wallace?
    Since he looks like a leprechaun, how about a Celtics guy? Delonte ping ping West?
    Or maybe go with my urge to nominate a Cleveland guy? Basketball Jones is obvious, and it’s been mentioned above. Calling Gooden OR Gooden’s neck hair mr ping ping? Maybe Mike Brown, for his all famous hands at waist stance? I ‘ll just shut up, cause I might keep doing this all night!

  • Tariq

    Josh Smith. Because I think at any time He Pingping is liable to inexplicably put on a Dominique jersey and crap all over Jay Bilas. Do I get extra points for buttering Lang up?

  • BETCATS

    YI PING PING JILlUIAN? their is a ping ping somewher or all teste relatd racial sterotypes be damned

  • me

    Pape Sow, because nobody has ever heard of him until now.

  • jay n

    How about Greg “Mr Ping Ping” Oden because there is no way both of those guys are 19 yrs old (maybe they have recycled skin)and they both have that ‘don’t look quite real’ appeal to them.We could follow Mr Ping Pings illustrious career alongside Odens’ not quite so hyped NBA career.

  • http://slamonline.com Russ Bengtson

    nothin: Delonte West actually isn’t a Celtic anymore, but the idea of naming Drew Gooden’s neck hair is pure genius.

  • price

    BRUCE BOWEN. Think about it.

  • bootlace

    Vince Carter! Simply because he’s half man half amazing. Also, funnily enough they share that awkward bald spot and slanted eyes. They really could be twins separated at birth if you think about it long enough.

  • Grenner

    Yao Ming Ming should be ping ping. Neither have bling bling and yet to win a thing thing (ring ring!). If that aint enough to win win it aint nuthin but a chicken wing wing. Plus Yao would look awesome in an oversized bowtie…I mean it’s gotta be something like a kite, right.

    p.s my apologies to Mr Ping ping cos he definitely doesn’t need bling to get anymore gangsta. He’s my new idol in a holdall. HAND LUGGAGE!!!!

  • mls21

    Gilbert Arenas

  • Grenner

    And for those of you who haven’t heard Mr. Ping Ping speak it kinda sounds like on that old video Worms when they shout “incoming”. True that.

  • http://slamonline.com Russ Bengtson

    Am I the only one who keeps thinking about Ricochet Rabbit?

  • Grenner

    “Video game”…not video, I’m sooo 2001 at times, or 2019 for our brothers and sisters in Kazakstan. Yashimash!

  • Grenner

    I’ve just had a weird thought. Maybe he’s called He Ping Ping because no one wanted to play table tennis with him at school (cue weird flashbacks to Forest Gump in rehab)…. I mean if you can’t even see over the table its the only sound you’re gunna hear!!!! I think Mr Ping ping is affecting me on as profound a level as Lang. (Disclaimer: there is nothing funny about people with disablities (I have them myself), but there is nothing wrong with making fun of peoples names: my first name is Grenville, and my surname is Ham (a la Darvin)….nuff said). oh, and my name is not my disability by the way, well not since 12th grade.

  • Grenner

    He also reminds me of Boobie Gibson….don’t you just wanna hug them and take them home? OK that’s enough, I aint gunna win squat. I’m outta here like Omar (where you at bro’).

  • http://backcourtink.blogspot.com bootlace

    I think Vince Carter’s marketing team should hire Mr. PingPing as his mini-me (like Lil Penny). Can SLAM make this happen?? Also Im pretty sure a Mr.PingPing comes out everytime Anthony Johnson takes a dump.

  • El Boydelz

    Mutoni’s so dope “Eazy Yi” moniker must stand, but “Yao Ping” does really roll off the tongue. The top of Ping’s head is giving me a Sam Cassell vibe, but putting him on the payroll as the Slam mascot is also a brilliant move. I could easily digest “Los Ping” in a Slam banner in the site each and every weekday. Or Lawrence Frank?!? Lil’ Dunn’s sidekick? Chad Ford’s long lost twin?!?

  • El Boydelz

    Loul Ping?!?

  • Dean

    i was thinking Mookie Blaylock (does he still play?)

  • K

    Aaron Brooks= Mr. ping ping

  • gii

    we have a winner :

    “the idea of naming Drew Gooden’s neck hair is pure genius. ”

    Drew and his Mr. Ping Ping…

  • http://slamonline.com Lang Whitaker

    Boydelz is en fuego. Actually, there are several contenders here.

  • Jay

    Etan”Ping Ping”Thomas, because they both are soo deep and…..ummm deep & all, i dunno why i had the feelin` to lighten etan up a lil bit, or Shawn “ping ping” Marion, because Mr.Ping Ping musta feel unappreciated and underrated somehow, even KOBE “ping ping” Bryant, for 2 reasons, because some people must think that mr. ping ping is sooo overrated even though he aint even the official worlds shortest man, and the second reason being that KOBE is mentionedd soooo much that Mr. Ping Ping wont EVER be forgotten. GENIOUS. =]

  • what

    Is Mr. Ping-Ping related to Mr. Dang-Dang?

  • Jose

    shaq cuz he is like how ping ping is(standin wit hands @ his sides lookin everywhere like sumtins gon happen)and how his free throws ping off da rim . . . or tony parker cuz i bet that is how he looked when he married eva with a bow tie , combed hair and a smile.

  • Klemperer

    I too vote Eric Snow. Drew Gooden’s neck hair, I’m still recovering from (shiver). And Boobie Gibson’s nickname is Boobie…lets not mess with that. It’d be like dropping the squirrel from Earl “the Squirrel” Boykins.

  • Klemperer

    And to El Boydelz, Pee Wee Herman was my first thought.

  • Chukaz

    Mr. Ping Ping should be called Mr. Big Pimpin’. Oh, and the NBA player he should be is Zach Randolph.

  • Isaac

    Seems like contests always bring out the most comments. Me included. Anyway, my vote goes to Drew Gooden. Reason? He has a Mr. Ping Ping on the back of his head.

  • phildo

    It´s gotta be Manu Ping Ping Ginobilli. When he goes through the paint he collects bumps as in between the bumpers of a pinball-table.

  • http://www.friendster.com/sesa Sesa

    Looks like Damon Jones to me.
    waiting for the ball comes to him with his game-face ON.

  • hansosword

    The tall guy looks exactly like Yao’s dad!!

  • Doc

    Joakim Noah – Draft Night – bow tie – nuff said

  • Kevin
  • Keith

    It can only be one of two people. Think about the comedy value that Mr Ping-Ping has. Now think about which current players would be affected most by having him as a nickname….
    I present to you Ron’ Ping-Ping’ Artest (not so hard now are we?) or my favourite Tony ‘Ping Ping’ Parker (look, you got the worlds hottest wife, you’ve won a championship, let us do this to you).

  • Daniel

    Sam Cassell is Mr Ping Ping, both are odd looking but lovable and they both have a certain air of dignity about them.

  • Doc

    Tony raps, he’s already doing it to himself.

  • http://aspov.blogspot.com Cheryl

    Okay the Gooden neck hair is funny, but please, if that’s the winner, don’t be bringing it up everytime you talk about the Cavs. I’d hate to be constantly reminded of the neck hair. it’s fairly disgusting. btw, doesn’t drew have a girlfriend/wifey? if so, how the hell can she let him keep the dam thing? I’d shave it off in his sleep. yeah, we do sh*t like that…

  • Johnny Kilroy

    Ping Ping Whitaker

    we’d never forget, we’d be honoring a man who does not get proper recognition, and we’d bestow Lang with the highest honor he can imagine

  • http://www.neworleansnation.blogspot.com Toney Blare

    Outside of NBA, I’m saying Mannie Fresh. Producer of “Everytime I come around your city…PING PING!”

  • Keith

    Is Mr Ping-Ping not just a human version of that Popeye character Sweetpea?

  • deepspace5

    Deron Williams

  • Hizzo

    Its gotta be freakin’ Muggsy “Ping Ping” Bogues!!!

  • Mr. Bob Dobolina

    Paul “Ping Ping” Pierce
    Alliteration is always funny

  • ADale

    Sam Mitchell. They both dress sharp and look at the confidence on Mr Ping Ping’s face. He’s small, but you wouldn’t know it from looking at the picture (excluding background); That confidence is similar to Sam Mitchell 2 years ago…everyone thought he was crazy with his one play and then – coach of the year!!! He had a plan all along!! Oozing with confidence! And wait until Mitchell rocks a cumberbun!

  • Gerard Himself

    Ron Artest. Like mr. Ping Ping, he might be a little (pun intended) different, but you just can’t hate him.
    And it would be fun if one of the toughest players in the L. would be called Ping Ping.

  • s dot

    for some strange reason i’m thinking matt barnes

  • Charles

    If Popeye Jones comes back to the league, then I say we name him Mr. Ping Ping.

  • http://aspov.blogspot.com Cheryl

    ADale got me thinking: has there ever been a coach to where bow ties on the sidelines? I know the Heat has Keith Askins, an assistant coach. He also says “right on” after every interview on the local game night coverage. Reminds me of my dad, who use to say the same thing everytime I lied about where I’d been the night before… I know, TMI!

  • Deuce21

    From the confident stare, receding hairline and the slight yet proud stature, put a Diet Coke in his hand and he’s sooooo Jeff Van Gundy (sorry, Ping Van Gundy) :P

  • http://aspov.blogspot.com Cheryl

    *wear* oops…

  • Joey

    Earl Boykins for the most obvious reasons ever . . cuz they both have mustaches of course. What were u thinkin of?

  • Craig

    What about Pops Mensah-Bonsu
    “Pops Ping Ping”

  • http://whipwrites.blogspot.com CoolWhip11

    DON NELSON! The way he’s standing is just like Don Nelson.
    But he’s also standing there like he runs ish…a la David “some things about the ghetto you gotsta learn” Stern (nickname courtesy of Artest)

  • Tariq

    Nellie would be perfect if he were eligible.

  • Petter

    The late Abraham Lincoln, of course. Just look at his patient and abstract face, he wouldn´t look out of place on one of your dollar bills… Just add a wicked pyramid and “in god we trust” and you´re set.

  • Ben Fisher

    Earl Boykins

    Tony Parker

  • http://yahoo.com ian

    Earl Boykins, and not just beacause he’s short. Everyone obviously loves mr. ping ping, and back when earl was in denver everyone loved him. The crowd would erupt everytime he came off the bench.

  • Derronious

    Its a shame that Ben Handlogten isn’t still around.

  • floe

    reminds me of a younger dustin hoffman.. that picture.

    also can i go with a team here instead ? with the right gear mr.ping ping could totally pull of the celtics’ leprechaun.

  • El Boydelz

    If the league goes with the new synthetic ball again perhaps we could dub it “the ping ping.” Then we’d get a piece of pinger every game every night.

  • El Boydelz

    Then when it stopped being funny the L would switch back to the old leather ball again. Perfect no?!?

  • http://www.myspace.com/mikebone Simmy Sosa

    Besides the obvious height comparison I like Nate Robinson as “Ping Ping” because they both seem to have a spunky demeanor that demands the attention of the people…

  • Ben Payne

    Joakim Noah for sure! The bow tie on him was just as tacky as mr. ping ping.

  • Mat

    Ronaldo Balkman .. dont ask

  • Vancouver Islands Finest

    Mike James! No real reason why but I think it works.

  • Tariq

    Mr. Ping Ping is Magneto because both are evil geniuses hell-bent on destroying the world. Also, both do battle against mutants.

  • Shotcaller

    Just found this video of Mr. Ping Ping;

    http://www.thatvideosite.com/video/4561

  • http://nothinpersonal8.blogspot.com/ nothin _personal

    Now I am torn? Is it Drew Goodens ductail or Andrew Boguts rat tail that we need to give the nod.

  • Dean (not the first guy)

    I know others have mentioned Yao Ming .. but the 2 names should be put together … Yao Ming ping ping. Its like calling a fat guy “slim”, or a short guy “stretch”…ya know?

  • Deuce21

    Clint Howard……………….no really, look!
    http://www.amazon.com/Ping-Judge-Reinhold/dp/B00005LOUM
    PING!

  • baker’s dozen (12-13)

    It’s one of two people:
    1) Nate Robinson
    2) JR Smith

  • slate

    Damn Russ I was hoping no one mentioned “ping,ping,ping ricochet rabbit”,and there’s only one player as fast as ricochet and thats Leandro “Ping Ping ” Barbosa (with respects to T.Parker D.Harris & King ‘Bron).Oh yeah Cheryl, as long as you shave while we sleep and not SNIP,SNIP I think all can be forgiven in the end :)

  • cody

    hakeem olajuwon because both of them has similar suit. http://www.nba.com/media/draft2006/olajuwon_84_400.jpg

  • Sam

    Im gonna go with Big Z, Ilgauskas. They both ahve that certain vibe about them both..know what i mean? its kind of a hard one to explain, but i bet they would get on well with each other? Anyone else with me on that?

  • Colie

    earl boykins, short matches short.

  • Brent

    Anyone remember that Japanese guy from a few years back,Yuta Tabuse.
    He is Mr Ping Ping.

  • Ankle Breaker

    Earl the squirrel because they both have a strange face and they are short (don’t worry, I am short too)

  • Michael

    it nates life flashing before him

  • J

    he kind of remind me of Muggsy Bogues

  • Paxson43

    That’s easy. Mr. Ping Ping is Ben Gordon. Just look at the similar hands-on-hips pose: http://www.nba.com/media/bulls/gordon_kidd_070406.jpg
    He’s also always wearing nice suits. Dunzo.

  • Spencer King

    I think Andrea Bargnani, I say that because right when I seen this photo and read the story, I thought BARGNANI, it’s almost like they’re soulmates, somehow?

  • slate

    THIS IS IT:There’s a 6’9″ juco recruit going to U of Nebraska (pending academics…..of course)named….Shang Ping! I know he’s not an NBA player,but if you can get the 6’9″ Ping next to the 3’9″(?) Ping in a photo shoot with a caption that reads “Ping Ping & Ping!!!!”

  • http://slamonline.com Khallid

    This probably won’t win but he reminds me kind of Joakim Noah on draft day when he wore that bright red bowtie.

  • max

    He reminds me of Ron Artest because although little, this guy looks like he aint gonna take s#!t from anybody. You can also see a sense of determination to make a name for himself in his look, just like you do Artest.

  • Timmy

    Nate Robinson: he’s short, but just like Mr. Ping Pong aint nobody gonna tell him what to do or push him aroun, just ask the nuggets.

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  • AJ$

    Mr. Ping Ping = Steve blake + Flava Flav + Yao Ming = Andrew Bogut. Da end mutha f*ckaz!

  • Mattsta

    Rasheed Wallace. He’s waiting for something unexpected…The Ref to change his call.

  • http://slamonline Peter

    TIM DONAGHY !!!

  • http://slamonline Peter

    STERNBOT is Mr. Ping Ping.
    Imagine him in that tuxedo.
    Enough said.
    I am curious if you consider this suggestion,even though he is not an NBA player.
    But honestly,doesnt he PLAY the NBA ?
    >>> Dress Code,Playoff-seeding and all of that…
    Respect and hollah
    PETER

  • Jose

    Tim Duncan i mean look at him.tim’s always got a positive face on,like nothin’s goin wrong.but he sometimes has those looks like he don’t know whats goin on.I dont kno, he just has that remsemblence.

  • i’m_back!

    that is Amare Stoudemire in a midget’s body. He just looks he’s standing there saying, you ain’t getting near me, and have a damn good time trying to move me…i do what i want

  • FabuLouS

    I think he looks a lil like Yao Ming after he was punched on the top of his head a few times ,, it made him just a FEW inches shorter :d ;)

  • Mitch

    Its gotta be David Stern with the big nose and in a suit.

  • Shabab

    Ronnie Price. The face and demeanor fits

  • SG3

    Mr Ping Ping is Earl Boykins

  • Luke Pinto

    I think Adam Morrison b/c he has that fuzzy little mustache like ping ping head and he overcame great odds to make it to the NBA. He is diabetic like me and it’s a great challenge to overcome.

  • http://hotmail.com Aaron Roos

    Probally Spud Webb That just got a free facial dunk on his head after a trip to the clothes department.

  • Andrew Malek

    Earl Boykins…Mr. Ping Ping’s a sick nickname for a small dude who can ball… Mr. Clutch anyone??

  • Ben

    Muggsy Bogues – Mr Ping Ping, the short, was once with the tallest as when Muggsy was with Manute Bol.
    http://www.nature.com/ng/journal/v38/n6/images/ng0606-605-I1.jpg

  • Tómas

    woooooow…. this guy…. Ping Ping is Ming Ming because he is clearly not very good at the talking thing..

  • eli

    TJ Ford… a shorter guy in NBA terms, he’s got the same ears as Ping Ping, and this pic says it all:

    http://www.windfallclothing.ca/Raptors-005248.jpg

    gotta be TJ

  • J-Dawg

    its yao ming’s mini me

  • Eric E

    Barnes all the way, Matt” Ping Ping” Barnes never quits and is always in the middle of the play.

  • http://slamonline.com big shot al

    Mr. Ping Ping is awsome. I think that Cavs SF LeBron James is Mr. Ping Ping, I can see the spirit of LeBron and Mr. Ping Ping are the same

  • http://slamonline.com big shot al

    Tyronn Lue is just like Mr. Ping Ping. They are the same in heigth (short) and in spirit

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    TYRONE HILL. period.

  • http://www.nba.com/gallery/photos/portraits_19.html Milo

    I kno ping ping got his suit form the same taylor as joakim noah and there roughly the same colour, one is bald one has a MOP. One is All one is Small. they could pass for Family distant relatives..AND THE BOW TIE IS PRICELESS and I got proof http://www.nba.com/gallery/photos/portraits_19.html Notice the look in eaches eyes..same clair I actually think PING PING looks a little more confident in his pic tho thats just me you give him the bulls draft hat and. Ping Ping will give Boykins a run for his money on a JUMP BALL..!

  • http://slamonline.com/online/2007/07/oden-and-durant-pick-me-contest/ Noah

    Tony Parker because every season Tony Parker is among the leaders in points in the paint, even though the other players on the list are seven feet tall. Parker is short (compared to other players in the NBA) but he does not let this bother him. Parker stares his taller defenders right in their faces (like Mr. Ping Ping stared in the face of the tallest man in the world) and is not intimidated at all. He goes right at them. Also, Ping Ping sounds like a pin ball machine, and like the ball in the pin ball machine Parker enters a land (the paint) where he gets pushed and shoved around, but night in and night out he racks up the points (just like the pin ball) and shows that he is not scared to glare down his defenders and then spit in their face with a picture perfect tear drop.

  • http://SLAM DAVID

    NATE ROBINSON OF THE NEWYORK KNICKS SHOULD BE COMPARED 2 MR. PING PING

  • http://SLAM DAVID

    NATE ROBINSON OF THE NEWYORK KNICKS SHOULD BE COMPARED 2 MR. PING PING. SHORT!

  • BRANDON

    yi jianlian or yao ming or even steve nash.

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    LOL !!! :)

  • http://Yahoo Rosa

    :) ^_^

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