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For Yi, the World Stage Beckons in Beijing

At 10:15 p.m. August 10, Beijing time, Team China and Team USA will take the court for what will be the most watched basketball game ever, dwarfing any NBA Finals or Super Bowl. As Khalid Salaam writes, the opening game of Olympics will be something more for the Nets' Yi Jianlian: the fulfillment of a dream. That dream was deferred Saturday, however. China lost to Angola. Yi led China with 18 points.