Watching Russia vs. China currently at the FIBA World Basketball championships on CCTV-5. The announcers, as they have all tournament, are in full cheerleading mode. I don't blame them, necessarily, as I want Team China to win as well, but here are some of the things they've said already that would make non-China fans balk:
Russian throws soft pass: "Intercept the ball!"
Commentator 1: "That's a foul.
Commentator 2: "No worries, just stop them (on defense)."
As ball is in air from Russia: "Get the rebound!" The shot goes in.
I've lost count how many times they've said aiya as Russia makes a good play or China misses a shot.
Considering how much China's now falling behind by, the commentating just makes the situation tenser.
Kaila! Jordan! Kevsther!
3 years ago