Wednesday, March 1

The first Korean in the NBA

Ha Seung-Jin is the first Korean player in the NBA. I found out about him when Gabe sent me this link after coming back from the Blazers game in Portland earlier this week.

Uh... I didn't know quite what to say or think when I saw this picture. I'm still sitting here, with my head cocked to the side and my mouth and nose kinda crinkled up, trying to figure out what to write right now.

Anyway, several of my guy friends said they heard about some North Korean last year who was supposed to be drafted, but Ha Seung-Jin isn't that guy; he's from South Korea. In fact, he went to Yonsei University, which is where I met and fell in love with Lee (and where a lot of Korean Americans go to "study," usually for the summer*).

I guess I should point out that I'm really happy to see that we're getting out there. And by "we," I'm not saying I'm of pro athlete status, but I am happy to see the Asian representation out there. I just wish that "we" put a little more muscato for the eyes out there...

So he's a basketball player, not a model or anything. And I don't want to be mean. So let's continue to focus on the positive, shall we? He's very tall and big - 7'3" and 305 lbs. And he's supposedly still growing. And that's about all I have to say for now!

Not the most fun post, I know. Sorry, I just had to share. Consider this the beginning of me blogging about sports. Ha!

*Remind me to tell you more about "studying" - with quotes - at Yonsei sometime...

6 comments:

Art said...

Let me know if you want me to be your hockey correspondent!? ;-)

chenja said...

He and I have the same birthday!

I think he has a disorder called Acromegaly. He has some characteristic features. Andre the Giant and George Mureson (sp?) had it too. How else can you explain a 7'3" Korean?!

Parisjasmal said...

Jennipah--
trying to stifle a giggle while exclaiming your name in a mock ashamed tone!

You make me laugh!

Gabe said...

um, Art, I'm already Jenn's hockey blogger... :)

Art said...

LOL...Nice!

jennipah said...

wow, people have a lot to say about this acromegaliac (?) guy! and yes, art, gabe does like to claim the hockey posts, but you're always more than welcome to include your input too.