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Stern Rebuffed Chinese Plea for Yi to Play in China Games

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Yahoo's Marc J. Spears reports on his Twitter page that Chinese officials were so unhappy with the Nets' decision to keep Yi Jianlian away from the All-China games they asked David Stern for help. Spears reports: "China officials pleaded to David Stern to no avail to allow Yi to play in upcoming China Games, source close to the Nets forward said." Yi would have had to miss the Nets' opener to play in the Games.