A Chinese document reported by Interbasket has evidence to suggest the Nets forward could be three years older than his reported age.
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Why the hell can’t the Chinese get anyone’s age right? But then again why does it matter as far as Eazy-Yi is concerned?
Unfortunately, it’s not gonna make him three years better.
In related news, he’s covered in lead-based paint.
@Russ: I thought it was just his hands.
Who else did not get his/her age right? I am Chinese, I don’t like Yi’s lie either. but i really don’t think it’s a general case.
Xia obviously didn’t read any of the links on the article or watch five minutes of the Olympics.
its an international thing tbh
Not surprised. That’s China’s thing I guess…
Cosign what. Lying isn’t nice (to put it a kinda kiddie way) but who cares how old you are if you can (or can’t) play hoops? If Money came back and was better than everybody, would anyone care that he’s 45? Anyways, I know that’s not the point. Lying shouldn’t happen about this stuff.
in related news Mt Mutumbo is actually 90
Danny Almonte anyone?
I highly doubt he would have been drafted nearly as high as he was had GMs known he was 3 years older. The whole “room to grow” thing kind of diminishes at some point.
He lied about his skills though to get all star votes
He only wanted to be able to legally drink.
Wait, that’s backwards.
It has nothing to do with his entry into the NBA. The Chinese fudge their athletes’ ages to extend their availability for under age competitions. They cant do anything about sucking in senior competitions, but if they have over age players in youth tournaments they can appear to be stronger than they are.
There were rumors that the girl who won a bunch of gymnastics gold medals in Beijing was a couple of years under age of eligibility.
But in Yi’s case who cares… he is not much good however old he is.
Whatever. Dude sucks anyway. But, he’s gonna make the all-star team.
Well this came out I guess to tell us that hes is at the ripe old age of all star status
Well, i will never understand chinese basketball
Joel…you kinda contradicted yourself there. It’s true that they do that, but in the case of the gymnast it’s the opposite. She’s YOUNGER than the others and still performing at their level…not older
Yep wilz, but in gymnastics the olympians must be 16 years old in Olympic year. That’s a rule, since 1997. So in that case, it cheating too.
Who cares he still sucks.
i`m not going to support any nba team which has chinese player on their roster, including my favourite team lakers. why? because there are plenty of chinese supporting their country men, no matter how they perform on the court, except yao( all-star game is going to be bitch). this is going to make our beloved game a laughing stock.
this is so funny. y da f*** are all the chinese lyin about their age! first the olympics and now this. ps YI SUX!!!!
imagine a 19 year old playing 16 year olds….that 19 year old is going to look better than he actually is now isn’t he?
Didn’t we already have this before the draft, just having some websites show the age Yi claims to be, and some showing him being 3 years older?
Just to be sure: no one knows Mutombo’s real age either, and don’t get me started on Greg Oden.
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