Entertaining Children - Chapter 1320
Chapter 1320 New journey
Chapter 1320 A New Journey
Xiao Yao flew back to China with a private training team from the United States. After only one day off, he went directly to the East China Sea Sharks team that Chen Yang helped him contact for a trial training.
Not long after Chen Yang returned to China, Xiao Yao contacted Chen Yang and officially replied that he was willing to try professional basketball. Please Chen Yang to help contact the team for trial training.
The first thing Chen Yang did after returning to China was, of course, to summarize the performance of the China Men’s Basketball Team in this World Cup. Before the conclusion meeting of his national team was over, he received a call from Xiao Yao, saying that he was willing to change career to play professional basketball. Chen Yang felt that this was a rare piece of good news from his depressed mood during the summary meeting.
Xiao Yao’s switch to playing professional basketball was because of Chen Yang’s “confusion”, and of course he was very concerned about this matter. As soon as the wrap-up meeting was over, Chen Yang immediately began to work on this matter.
First of all, Chen Yang must choose the right team for Xiao Yao.
Although Xiao Yao often played as a defender on offense in several exhibition games and played inside while standing under the basket on defense. It seemed that from the inside to the outside, positions 1 to 5 could be competent, but that was because all or most of the exhibition matches were Amateur players. Xiao Yao’s height has an advantage among ordinary people, so it seems that he can play in any position. In the real professional arena, with Xiao Yao’s height of less than 1.9 meters, it is absolutely impossible to play inside, nor is it possible to play forward. Basically, only defenders can play the position.
A team cannot have only one player in a position. Any player who wants to play a game must face competition from players in the same position in the team. Then whether a player can play in the game is closely related to the situation of the players in the same position in the team. Chen Yang’s positioning for Xiao Yao is a guard, so go to those teams with weaker guards to try out, and Xiao Yao will impress the team, and the chances of getting the team’s professional contract through the trial training will be relatively greater.
The second step is to select a team that has signed Xiaoyao Space.
This space includes the space for player quotas and the salary space of the team.
For China Basketball Team, the number of players in the first team is limited, and each team can only have a maximum of 18 players. Although some Chinese basketball teams also have their own youth teams, there is an age limit for the youth team players of the Chinese basketball teams, and the age cannot exceed 23 years old. Xiao Yao is already twenty-four years old. He has exceeded the age limit for the youth team. To sign a contract, he can only sign the first team.
According to the rules of the China National Basketball Association, the number of players that each team can play in each game is twelve, and they need to be submitted at the pre-match joint meeting on the morning of the game. In other words, although the number of first-team players on the team is 18, there are only 12 players who can sit on the side bench in each game, and there will always be some players who cannot play. This also resulted in the fact that although the teams will basically fill up the 18 players when they submit the roster of the first team before the start of the season, some teams will have some “make up” people who basically can’t make the squad of the twelve players.
Different from the previous CBA player registration deadline and publicity date in September, the deadline for the submission of the first team player list for the Chinese Basketball Association in this world is at the end of October before the start of the season. There is still more than a month before the start of the new season, and it is far from the deadline for the team to submit the list of first-team players. Although the draft is over long ago, and many major player transactions have been completed, the transfer period of the China Basketball Association is linked to the submission of the first-team roster. The team can sign players without submitting the list of players.
Even at this time, the lineup configuration of many teams has basically been completed, but because some teams have “make up” players, there is still room to sign Xiao Yao.
As for the salary space, it refers to the team salary cap. The so-called salary cap is that the league has regulations on the total salary that the team pays to all players. But this did not have much impact on Xiao Yao. Xiao Yao has not played a professional game before. If the team that signs the China Basketball Association is a rookie, the team can only sign a rookie contract with him. The league also has regulations on the salary cap for rookie contracts. Of course, the amount is not high. Most teams have no problem with signing a rookie contract in salary space.
After Chen Yang made some selections, he chose several Chinese basketball teams that he thought were more suitable, and personally contacted the team’s management and head coach, revealed to them Xiao Yao’s idea of changing careers to professional basketball, and asked them whether Willing to accept Xiao Yao for trial training.
In Chen Yang’s own opinion, encouraging Xiao Yao to play professional basketball is actually a whim that he came up with a seemingly “whisper” idea. After all, Xiao Yao has not undergone any systematic and professional basketball training, and he is already twenty-four years old. The team cannot sign a youth team contract with him. Instead, he will be placed on the youth team to train slowly, and he can only sign the first team. It’s not that Chen Yang thinks it is impossible for Xiao Yao to go to a professional team for trial training, but at least he has to spend a lot of talking.
What he didn’t expect was that he only mentioned that, and before he had time to show the facts and “convince” them, those teams actually showed great enthusiasm and all said that they could arrange Xiao Yao to go to trial training. .
In fact, as an entertainment star, Xiao Yao’s popularity and topicality in China are very high. As one of China’s most closely related entertainment stars with basketball, Xiao Yao is also very well-known among China’s basketball fans. In many cases, popularity and topicality can be transformed into benefits.
Of course, it does not mean that any entertainment star can bring huge benefits to the team just by going to the professional team for trial training.
First of all, Xiao Yao really played basketball very well. With the performance of three MVPs in three exhibition games at home and abroad, the voice that Xiao Yao can play professional basketball has not completely disappeared. Of course, these are not the courtesy of basketball professionals or some players, but in the eyes of many basketball professionals, Xiao Yao at least seems to have the foundation and possibility to play professional games through trial training.
Secondly, unlike some idol stars who are ridiculed by basketball fans and ridiculed by basketball hype, Xiao Yao is a Chinese basketball fan who recognizes that he can really play and is a very good star. In addition, Xiao Yao took promotional photos for the National Men’s Basketball and Women’s Basketball Team, wrote and sang the theme song for the league, and actually did a lot for China Basketball. His image and reputation among fans of China Basketball It is very good.
Although he’s going to a professional team to try out, some people will still say it is hype, but even if he does not pass the test in the end, relatively speaking, fans and the public will be much less disgusted with this matter than ordinary entertainment stars.
However, at this time just after the World Cup, especially when some netizens on the Internet brought Xiao Yao’s comments when criticizing the national team, he is now trying to train a professional team. It is easy for some people to interpret it as his opinion of the World Cup. The disdain or even contempt of the backcourt players of the under-performing national team may arouse the disgust and disgust of some players, player fans and even some basketball professionals. And the clubs that accept Xiao Yao’s trial training will inevitably be affected by some negative effects.
However, compared to the positive economic and increasing team visibility that Xiao Yao’s “star player” can bring about ticket sales and sponsorship, this negative impact is not so important.
In general, signing Xiao Yao definitely has more advantages than disadvantages. Of course, the premise is that Xiao Yao can really play professional games and the team can really sign him.
Chen Yang was talking about trial training, not forcing the team to waste a spot and a salary to directly sign Xiao Yao. Xiao Yao is still not good enough, they can be judged by professionals like them through trial training. Since the initiative of signing is in the hands of the team, Xiao Yao is at least worthy of them giving a chance to try out.
Now it’s very close to the beginning of the season. Arranging a trial training is a little troublesome for the team, but considering the huge tangible and intangible value that Xiao Yao’s signing can bring to the team, it’s just for this possibility. It is also worthwhile for the team to temporarily arrange a separate trial for Xiao Yao.
Therefore, Chen Yangyi said that while surprised, those clubs all expressed their willingness to let Xiao Yao go for a trial.
Training takes time. Generally speaking, it takes at least one week for a player to try out on a team. There are several teams contacted by Chen Yang, and they are all willing to let Xiao Yao go for a trial, but it is impossible for Xiao Yao to go for a trial once for every team.
Chen Yang knows that Xiao Yao’s wedding is impossible to cancel, and he must wait until after the wedding to try out. After Xiao Yao’s wedding was over, there was still about three weeks before the start of the new season. Chen Yang originally planned to arrange for Xiao Yao to go to three teams for trial training, but after contacting Xiao Yao, Xiao Yao told Chen Yang that he was going to I can only return to China about ten days before the start of the new season. I only plan to go to a team for trial training.
Xiao Yao told Chen Yang that he would go to the United States for a two-week special training after the wedding. Chen Yang heard that Xiao Yao was going to the United States to find professionals for special training so that he could try out in a better condition, but he didn’t have any comments.
Although there are more teams to try out, the signing may be larger, but generally speaking, after a team’s trial training, you usually won’t go to another team to try out. It is also normal for Xiao Yao to concentrate on preparing for a trial training.
Chen Yang sent Xiao Yao information about several clubs willing to let him go for trial training. He also introduced and analyzed him by the way, and made some suggestions. But in the end, Chen Yang didn’t overtake him for the trial, so he still let Xiao Yao decide for himself.
Chen Yang contacted several teams with his former home team, the East China Sea Sharks, but the team that Chen Yang suggested to Xiao Yao to try out was not the Sharks, but the other two teams. Chen Yang suggested that Xiao Yao go to try out the two teams, one is the weakest guard line strength, and the other is the team with the worst overall strength. The reason why Chen Yang suggested these two teams is that it is relatively easy for Xiao Yao to get a stable playing time and even a starting position in the short term, and the other is that Xiao Yao is more likely to become the core of the team’s domestic players in the mid-term. From Xiao Yao’s perspective.
As a result, Xiao Yao did not follow Chen Yang’s suggestion, but chose to go to the East China Sea Sharks for a trial.
Of course, Xiao Yao chose the East China Sea Sharks for trial training, not because it was Chen Yang’s former parent team, nor because this team sent him a trial invitation several years ago, simply because the East China Sea Sharks were playing. Shencheng. Xiao Yao’s company and studio are in Shencheng, and his residence after marriage is also in Shencheng. He chose East China Sea Shark just because he doesn’t have to move, which will save a lot of trouble.
Chen Yang originally didn’t agree with Xiao Yao’s choice, but after hearing that Xiao Yao was preparing to enlist the relationship of the former NBA All-Star in the United States, he sought out top trainers to form a personal training team to conduct special training on him. So he didn’t persuade Xiao Yao to change his decision.
After returning to China, Xiao Yao went to the Sharks for a trial training in accordance with the arrangements of Chen Yang and the Sharks.
Xiao Yao didn’t want to make a lot of noise during the trial period. Originally, he wanted to wait until the trial training was passed and officially announced when he was officially signed, so he asked the Sharks to keep his trial as confidential as possible, and do not notify the media first.
Hearing Chen Yang said that Xiao Yao deliberately tried out in the United States for two weeks after the wedding, and only tried out their family. The Sharks did not doubt Xiao Yao’s determination to change to professional basketball, and his sincerity in coming to the trial. . The Sharks did not want Xiao Yao to think that they let him come to the trial is pure hype, but also wanted him to see the team let him come to the trial and the purpose and sincerity of the signing, so he agreed.
I just didn’t expect that an “internal staff” of the club still exposed the news in advance.
Xiao Yao knew the news value of his change to playing professional basketball, and his request was kept as confidential as possible. Therefore, after the incident was exposed, he had no intention of pursuing it, and did not ask the Shark Club to trace the “internal staff” who broke the news. Continue to carry out the trial training step by step in accordance with the trial training process of the Sharks team.
After Xiao Yao’s trial training in a professional club broke out, many media asked for interviews. Xiao Yao himself was busy trying out, so naturally he didn’t have the time to accept interviews. Xiao Yao’s studio and the Sharks’ responses were very official. The reporters felt that there were not many attractive concerns. Therefore, while digging out the real reasons for Xiao Yao’s intention to switch to professional basketball, many media also proposed to the Sharks. Entering the scene to film Xiao Yao’s trial training process and reporting requirements.
Many teams have media opening hours for training, and it is not that there are no videos of team training on the Internet and the media. Although player trial training is different from team training, considering Xiao Yao’s star status, this seems not entirely impossible.
If the news is exposed before Xiao Yao comes to the trial, the media reporter will ask for the shooting. Maybe the Sharks may also allow the media reporter to come in and shoot the report after asking Xiao Yao’s opinion. But the media got the news after Xiao Yao had been training for two days. Only based on the two days of trial training, the Sharks did not ask Xiao Yao’s opinion. They first disagreed and directly rejected the media’s request.
For general players to try out the team, the first thing to do is the physical examination, and then the physical examination. Some physical examination items are also carried out during the physical examination. After Xiao Yao completed the physical examination and physical examination, the results of the physical examination surprised the management and coaches of the Sharks. Coupled with Xiao Yao’s performance in training sessions in the next two days, the coaching staff of the Sharks basically identified Xiao Yao as a “monster”, a monster that the team can use as a secret weapon at the beginning of the new season. .
Since it may be the team’s secret weapon for the new season, the team will naturally not allow Xiao Yao’s trial training to be seen by other teams, so that Xiao Yao’s situation will be known to others in advance. Therefore, the Sharks not only refused the request of media reporters to enter the venue for shooting reports, but also found and dealt with the staff who leaked the news, but also strictly controlled the training venues and strictly ordered the club staff not to take photos of Xiao Yao’s trial training without permission. video.
Even if Xiao Yao is a star, the team has no obligation to disclose his trial training process to the media. The Sharks did not agree to the media reporters coming in to shoot, and the media reporters had no choice.
Xiao Yao’s trial training video could not be taken, but Xiao Yao’s trial training for a professional team has been confirmed by all parties. This topic has actually been posted on the hot search for several days, and it has continued until now. Xiao Yao’s trial training is over.
A few days later, just as the media and the public were waiting for news of Xiao Yao’s trial results, the Sharks officially announced that they would hold a press conference to sign with Xiao Yao.
Xiao Yao has never played a professional game, is not the top pick in the draft, nor is he a star player in the league, signing Xiao Yao is just signing a rookie rookie, not a heavyweight signing. Signing and developing a conference for a rookie player alone seems to be a big fuss, but considering Xiao Yao’s own popularity, especially the recent popularity of this event, it seems normal for the Sharks to hold this conference.
When the Sharks informed the media that it was the signing conference, it means that Xiao Yao has passed the trial training. There is no suspense about this. However, the media present at the conference is still far more than the Sharks originally expected. many.
It is a sports event for Xiao Yao to sign with the Sharks, and it should be a matter of concern to the sports media. The Sharks also only notified some familiar sports media. However, due to Xiao Yao’s identity, many entertainment media who heard the news on the day of the press conference also did not invite them and asked for admission to the interview. After the Sharks discussed with Xiao Yao, all those who came were let in.
The process of the press conference is relatively fixed. The host introduced the opening, the general manager, head coach and Xiao Yao of the Sharks spoke separately, and then the two parties signed the contract. After signing the contract, there was also a session where the general manager of the team and Xiao Yao held a photo with the jersey with Xiao Yao’s name and the jersey number to be worn on the team together. But because there are a lot of reporters here today, and the expressions of the reporters are eager to try, there are obviously many questions, so today’s press conference will have a questioning session for reporters, and the photo session with the jersey will be put at the end.
Whether it is sports media or entertainment media, the most concerned of course is the reason why Xiao Yao suddenly switched to playing basketball. At the beginning of the questioning session, this question was thrown to Xiao Yao. Xiao Yao naturally wouldn’t tell the story of Chen Yang bewitching himself, only that he wanted to try the experience of a professional athlete.
Next, there are also many questions about Xiao Yao’s performance in the trial training. These questions are mainly for the team. The general manager and head coach of the team were asked a lot of questions. However, for these questions, the team is obviously well prepared. Even for questions such as whether the team has signed Xiao Yao’s fame and influence as an entertainment star, the team’s answer is hard to pick. Something wrong.
After nearly an hour of media questions, the press conference finally came to the last item.
When Xiao Yao and the general manager of the team raised the No. 23 jersey he will wear in the team to face the media reporters, the flashlight on the scene immediately lit up.
“The new journey, this is the beginning!” Faced with countless reporters holding cameras below, Xiao Yao, who kept smiling, exhaled in his heart and secretly said.
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