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Feb 4, 2017 Ξ Comments Off on Houston Rockets Retire Yao Ming’s Jersey

Houston Rockets Retire Yao Ming’s Jersey

posted by Louis Chan

Yao MingBy Louis Chan
AsAmNews National Correspondent

 
Houston Rocket teammates, fans and staff showered NBA Hall of Famer Yao Ming with love Friday night.
 
Yao’s jersey bearing the number 11 was permanently retired by the team, meaning no other player in Rocket history will ever use that number.
 
An enthusiastic crowd on hand … Read more

Blogs

Jan 3, 2017 Ξ Comments Off on Blog: A Year of Activism and Protest

Blog: A Year of Activism and Protest

posted by Randall

2016

By Ed Diokno
 
It would be easy to describe the year as an awful year with the highlight – or, lowlight, depending on your point of view – being the election of Donald Trump.
 
But something was happening among Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders that might make 2016 a year to relish. The … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

Jul 10, 2016 Ξ Comments Off on Jeremy Lin Ready for Starting Role. Gives all Credit to Yao Ming

Jeremy Lin Ready for Starting Role. Gives all Credit to Yao Ming

posted by Randall

Jeremy LinSeven is heaven for Jeremy Lin.

Coming up on his seventh season with a new team, the new Brooklyn Net is finally going to get a shot at starting for an NBA team.

It’s a role Lin said he won’t “shy away” from accepting.

“For me, being 27 now, that’s something I wanted,” he told … Read more

Asian Americans

Apr 7, 2016 Ξ Comments Off on Washington Post use of racial slur corrected

Washington Post use of racial slur corrected

posted by Randall

Yao Ming bad headline

 

By Ed Diokno
 
No Really?
 
Which Washington Post copy editor wrote this headline and what editor allowed it to go online?
 
Do we attribute this to an East Coast bias for journalists who are not used to seeing or hanging out with a lot of Asian Americans?
 
Imagine if the … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

Apr 3, 2016 Ξ Comments Off on Yao Ming Expected to be Named to Hall of Fame

Yao Ming Expected to be Named to Hall of Fame

posted by Randall
Yao Ming

Photo by Keith Allison

Yao Ming is expected to be among those named to the NBA Hall of Fame tomorrow, according to ESPN.
Yao spent his entire nine year NBA career with the Houston Rockets and put the NBA on the map in China.

His career was cut short by injury, but his contributions to … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

Jan 27, 2015 Ξ Comments Off on Warriors, Rockets Unveil Special Chinese New Year Uniforms

Warriors, Rockets Unveil Special Chinese New Year Uniforms

posted by Randall

Rockets Chinese New Year UniformsIn a move likely aimed at the overseas Chinese market, but which could be a hit with Chinese Americans as well, two NBA teams have announced they will wear special Chinese New Year jerseys at select upcoming games.

The teams are the Golden State Warriors and the Houston Rockets. The teams are obvious choices with … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

Oct 23, 2014 Ξ Comments Off on CRI: Yao Ming Honored in Washington, DC

CRI: Yao Ming Honored in Washington, DC

posted by Randall

Yao MingNBA basketball legend Yao Ming on Wednesday received the 2014 Tribute Award from Points of Light, reports CRI.

The non-profit launched by former President George Herbert Walker Bush honored Ming for his charity work with the Yao Foundation. The Foundation provides educational opportunities to improve the lives of youth in China.

The ceremony and … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

Jul 27, 2014 Ξ Comments Off on Los Angeles Lakers May be China’s New Team

Los Angeles Lakers May be China’s New Team

posted by Randall

Jeremy Lin joins Los Angeles LakersThe NBA is working hard to establish itself as an international brand.

Based on a new information from China’s version of NBA.com, the Los Angeles Lakers are poised to become the most popular team in China.

To no one’s surprise, the newest Laker Jeremy Lin is China favorite player with more than five million … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

May 24, 2014 Ξ Comments Off on Dream Shake: Yao Ming reportedly wants to buy the Clippers

Dream Shake: Yao Ming reportedly wants to buy the Clippers

posted by Randall

Yao MingYao Ming already owns one basketball franchise, the Shanghai Sharks, back in his home country.

Now Dream Shake is reporting he’s interested in buying the Los Angeles Clippers.

The timing is good with Donald Sterling having just given his wife permission to sell the team.

Yao would be the second Asian to own an NBA … Read more

Blogs

Apr 29, 2014 Ξ Comments Off on What if Clippers owner had said don’t bring Asians to my game?

What if Clippers owner had said don’t bring Asians to my game?

posted by Randall

Donald & Shelly SterlingNBA Commissioner Adam Silver moved quickly today to impose a lifetime ban on  Los Angeles Clipper owner Donald Sterling and fined him $2.5 million (pictured with wife, Shelly).

The action comes just days after an audio tape came out in which Sterling is heard telling his girlfriend not to publicize her association with African Americans … Read more

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