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ID: 0706 Advanced
Tue Nov 20 2007 | Jenny, Connie
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|竹篮打水一场空||zhúlán dǎshuǐ yīchǎngkōng||falling short of winning in spite of much effort|
|毋庸置疑||wúyōngzhìyí||without a doubt|
|出神入化||chūshénrùhuà||the top of ones game|
méixiǎngdào Yì Jiànlián zài Xiónglùduì dǎ de nàme hǎo 。gāng kāishǐ wǒ hái yǐwéi tā shòubuliǎo NBAgāo qiángdù de bǐsài ne 。
I had no idea that Yi Jianlian would be so good on the Bucks. When he first started, I though he wouldn't be able to take the high pressure of an NBA game.
shì ā ，tā bǐ Yáo Míng gāng qù NBAde biǎoxiàn hǎo duō le 。Yáo Míng gāng qù Huǒjiàn de shíhou ，bù shì shuāijiāo jiùshì fànguī ，yī chǎng qiú máng le bàntiān ，zuìhòu háishì zhúlán dǎshuǐ yīchǎngkōng 。
Yeah. He's doing a lot better than Yao Ming did when he first went to the NBA. When he first went to play for the Rockets, Yao Ming was always either stumbling or making fouls. He was always running around, but it was like carrying water in a bamboo basket-- totally pointless.
bùguò xiànzài tā de shílì kěshì wúyōngzhìyí de 。bùjǐn shì qiúduì de héxīn qiúyuán ，shènzhì yǒurén juéde tā shì NBAde dìyī zhōngfēng 。zhēn xiǎngbùdào wǒmen zhōngguórén néng zài NBAzhànzhùjiǎo 。xiàng dāngnián gāng kàn NBAde shíhou ，juéde qiúyuán jiǎoxià dōu zhuāng le tánhuáng ，érqiě néng zài kōngzhōng fēi 。nà qiú wán de kě zhēnshì chūshénrùhuà 。
But now there is no question about his abilities. Not only is he a core player on the team. Some people go so far as to say he's the best center in the NBA. I really had no idea we Chinese could hold our own in the NBA. When I first started watching the NBA in the old days, I thought the players had springs on their feet and could fly through the air. They were truly incredible.
shì a ，bùzhībùjué NBAzài Zhōngguó zhuǎnbō dōu kuài èrshí nián le 。yǐqián kàn yī chǎng qiú duō bù róngyì ，xiàng guònián yīyàng 。yǒurén táoxué 、qǐngjià kàn 。xiànzài měige lǐbài ，dōu yǒu hǎojǐ chǎng zhíbō 。
Yeah! It kind of crept up on us, but the NBA has been broadcasting in China for nearly twenty years now. It used to be really hard to see a game-- it was like Chinese New Year! People would cut classes or take time off from work to watch it. Now, there are a bunch of live broadcasts every weekend.
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