NBA retired superstar O'neal once said: "all the Chinese players entering the NBA, or the players of the Chinese National League, I will always respect Wang Zhizhi." O'neal said that in the United States, is that Jordan opened the door to basketball, while in China, is the absence of Wang Zhizhi, if not, of the order of the president of the Republic of China, and that of the people of the Republic of China, and that of the people of the Republic of China, is that if there is no such thing as, in the case of China, is Yi Jianlian? Can not enter the NBA.
In December 1, 2013, Wang Zhizhi as a free agent signed with heat, and O'neal became teammates, but two people in the team's relationship is very good, O'neal said: "because we have been in the team, often against the group, while Wang Zhizhi and I often counterpoint." Then O'neal said: "when I first came to Miami, I think Wang Zhizhi is a very good player, no one knows how to defend him, he is a good scorer and pitcher, he and most of the players are on hold prevailed, but in NBA no one is willing to give him a chance."
Wang Zhizhi entered the NBA Chinese basketball milepost thing can be said, but at the time, many people do not know how much Wang Zhizhi entered the NBA around, and now a lot of exposure, wages paid for NBA must belong to the Basketball Association, standing national team, and when he opened the door, behind into the NBA Yao Ming. Yi Jianlian walk to avoid those mistakes.
Yao Ming once said: "I only have 2 teammates in my career, one is Wang Zhizhi, the other is O'neal." Who has asked the United States media Wang Zhizhi who? How to compare with the big shark? Yao Ming hit back: "he is a player with the sharks, but no chance."
06 years of Japan's World Championships, Yao Ming accepted the media interview, you said that I and Wang Zhizhi of Ming Zhi, but could you not understand this is what meaning. In section fourth, I have been very poor physical fitness, but I insist, I will fight for my country, but I heard behind Dazhi shouted, I give you up, I have a foul. You know what? At that time, I was so touched that I was moved by such a big brother!
And Wang Zhizhi in Yao Ming's career is more mentors, whether it is CBA or NBA, is the next battle for NBA's younger brother who opened a path to the NBA and no detours shortcut.