There is a spectre haunting the NBA and he is 7-foot tall and plays for the Nets. Marc Spears of the Boston Globe reports the league fears "an unproven player from China" could not only cut into vote totals for Lebron James and Kevin Garnett "but also challenge them for a starting forward spot" on the East. Yi Jianlian received 450,000 write-in ballots last season and "strong voting" from China could swing the vote.
- Foreign policy issue - Marc J. Spears - Boston Globe
- If China has its way, Yi Jianlian could be an All-Star - J. E. Skeets - Ball Don't Lie