Yi Jianlian is a Buck

Hi. It’s Yi again.

Things I like: diverse cities, Golden Retrievers, rice wine vinegar, practical jokes, fashion sense, courtroom dramas, Nike, unwritten laws, interpreters, Eggs Benedict.

Things I don’t like: confrontational people, “Orange” Chicken from Panda Express, Milwaukee, light beer, Nancy Drew, sluts, Radiohead, cynicism, tapioca.

Things are better now than when we last talked. I just signed a contract with the Bucks and I will, in fact, play in Milwaukee.

I mean, it’s hard not to be happy about it. It’s bittersweet, if you will. I have the financial comfort that every person longs for. But I have to spend the next few years of my life in Wisconsin.

I don’t like Wisconsin. I guess I should have told you that in my list above. I like diversity. I want to walk down the street and see people who don’t look like me or you. I guess there aren’t a lot of people who are 6-foot-11 and Chinese, so really not too many people look like me. But you know what I mean.

The Census said there are only 27,500 people of Asian descent living in Milwaukee. That’s not a lot. Not enough. I suppose I could do something about it. I could create more people of Asian descent. I’m an NBA basketball player. I could walk down the street and make a child.

A big part of life is how you deal with the obstacles that life throws your way. I’ve been given a hurdle. Milwaukee is gross. But now I’m here. And I’m going to make it better. One game, one step, one child at a time.

I also like improv comedy and after-dinner drinks.

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One Response

  1. So long egg rolls, hello bratwurst.

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