Get your Ming Ming

Page 2's Bill Simmons predicted that Yao Ming would be a bust. The lesson as always: he's an idiot.

Updated: May 31, 2005, 2:16 PM ET
By Bill Simmons | Page 2 columnist

Editor's Note: This column appears in the Jan. 6 edition of ESPN The Magazine.

After the Rockets drafted Yao Ming last summer, I wrote that he'd get dunked on more than a cup of coffee at Krispy Kreme. I called him a "disaster waiting to happen," even throwing in the portentous phrase "Mark my words."

The lesson, as always? I'm an idiot. Forget about Yao's emergence as the most polished rookie big man since Brad Daugherty, or that he offers the first worthy challenge to Shaq since ...

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