Bucks Diary

Thursday, October 04, 2007

Meet the Yi-eatles

I'm a little dubious about the contributions Yi Jianlian will make to the Milwaukee Bucks on the court this season. But its pretty clear he will make a significant impact on the size of BucksNation.

Yesterday he was mobbed at Chicago's O'Hare airport, Beatles at JFK style, by a large contingent of Chinese girls. One of them actually jumped into his arms. Yi is like a Chinese rock star.

His fans have even created a website in honor of their obsession. Its a little bland, though. One of the posts asks whether Yi will be the tallest Chinese person to ever live in Milwaukee. Apparently not. They unearthed evidence that some other Chinese guy who was 7'6'' lived here in 1876. You can't get that kind of information just anywhere.


At October 9, 2007 at 2:46 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I do not understand why everyone is so negative on this guy (Yi). I am talkiing about posts that I read on varying websites. It's carzy. I think he can be good and his addition makes me a little more excited about the season. Also it appears everyone is counting this team out for a playoff spot. They are going to surprise the league. One publication had the Bucks 12 in the east. There is no way Milwaukee is the third worst team in the east. This is a team that is going to sneak up on people! Go Bucks.


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