"I think there is not many big men like us left in this league," Yao, 7-6 said. "Dwight Howard. Me. Shaquille O'Neal. Chris Kaman this year played very well, too. I feel like we're dinosaurs, almost done.When he gets more experience and more time in this league,one day he will be unstoppable.He has played great this year, shooting much better,Even his free throws have improved so much. I watched the film. Unbelievable player. All you can do is treat him like Shaq, try to push him out, and in the pick-and-roll, we need to keep touch with him so he doesn't get any second shots. I know it's easy to say, but we have to do it."
"Just how big he is; it's just amazing," I was thinking, 'Why are his legs so big?' Then I went to China and I was like, 'He must have rode bikes all day.' I always say, 'What if I was 7-5 and I was still the same way I am now?' Him being 7-5 is like a cheat code in a video game. It's a cheat code to get somebody 7-5, shooting the ball like John Stockton or somebody.The biggest thing with Yao is not letting him get in a comfort zone. He can shoot over anybody in the NBA, so it's not like you're going to block any of his jump shots. So you have to not let him get comfortable down in the paint. Deep post catches, shots where he can get into a rhythm, we have to take those away. Try to tire him out. The biggest thing I can use is running him, fronting him, making it tough to catch. Make it tough."