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Luis Scola says he might play for Yao Ming’s China team

Jul 25, 2011, 9:28 AM EST

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Luis Scola, the Houston Rocket’s forward, isn’t going anywhere. He has four years, $46 million left on his NBA deal.

But throw him in the “flirting with overseas” category during the lockout, although the Argentinian forward is not exactly thinking what you are thinking.

At least according to the Argentinian sports site Ole (via Hoopeshype).

Scola prefers Yao Ming’s land as a destination if the NBA season does not start because of the lockout.”It’s a more open market, it has so much potential and the country is appealing to me,” he told Ole

In his last visit to China, Luis Scola was asked which Chinese team would he play with. “I see myself playing with the Shanghai Sharks because Yao is the owner of the team.”

As we told you before, China can offer more money than many European teams, so a number of NBA players may look there. Plus, Scola has an obvious connection to Yao Ming.

Still, put this in the “not likely” category. Scola would risk a lot of NBA money to make a lot less playing in China.

  1. goforthanddie - Jul 25, 2011 at 11:00 PM

    Nice to have friends in high places.

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