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3.10.2007

yao's "chopstick finger"

This happened last week, a minor bit of throwaway racism worth nothing... Bill Simmons wrote a running diary of last week's Rockets/Celtics game for his "Page 2" column: Running with the Celtics. At 9:42, he makes this observation:
9:42 -- Coming out of commercial, we see a replay of Yao's finger getting bent back on a rebound and Yao screaming in pain, followed by Gorman reporting that Yao went to the locker room to get it checked out, then Tommy joking, "That was his chopstick finger, too, he may not be able to eat anymore!" and Gorman changing the subject as fast as humanly possible.

(The lesson, as always: It's never dull when anyone older than 70 is allowed near a microphone during a sporting event.)
True, true. It's the old guys that always seem to make the bonehead comments. No, wait. Young guys make the bonehead comments too. Okay, I guess no one is really immune to making bonehead comments. That's racist!