Women's Basketball World Cup group stage Chinese women's basketball team against the United States, second half. The Chinese women's basketball team trailed the United States by 19 points in the first half, and the game seemed to have gone in the direction of the American team's easy victory. Does the women's basketball girl on the court think the same way?
No. 5 Wang Siyu held the ball and broke through, and the opponent's defense was mobilized. Wang Siyu saw his teammate outside the three-point line, and although the teammate only hit one of the eight shots in the first half, Wang Siyu still chose to pass the ball to her. In Wang Siyu's heart: she is trustworthy!
The teammate in the No. 9 shirt didn't hesitate to shoot after receiving the ball – she had absolute confidence in herself – and the ball made a beautiful arc and fell straight into the net!
The narrator shouted, "No. 9 Li Meng! She hit a three-pointer on her first shot in the second half! “
Li Meng's performance began.
Empty cut, emergency stop shot, turn back, top man shoot three points! Li Meng showed off her eighteen martial arts to a global audience, and it was Stuart, the former WNBA Finals FMVP, and Aja Wilson, the WNBA's best defensive player and regular season MVP.
He shot 1 of 8 in the first half and 6 of 9 in the second half. Li Meng scored the highest score of 21 points in the world's No. 1 US women's basketball team, one more point than Wilson, the highest scorer in the US team.
In the end, the Chinese women's basketball team still lost, but competing with the various superstars of the WNBA, Li Meng did not fall behind. Many people were praising Li Meng, and Li Meng's fans proudly replied: "Of course! After all, it is the first sister of the women's basketball team! There are also many people who wonder: Li Meng is so strong, why not go to the WNBA to play?
Let's review Li Meng's basketball career together and see the ups and downs of this women's basketball sister:
5-year-old learning ball, famous teacher guidance + their own efforts to break into the famous:
Li Meng, the "first sister of the women's basketball team" who will soon turn 28, was born in January 1995 in Shenyang, Liaoning Province, and her parents are ordinary employees. At the age of 4, Li Meng was sent to learn to swim, because he suffered from otitis media and gave up swimming and changed to basketball.
Under the repeated pleading of Li Meng's mother, Li Meng was able to join Wang Changlu's basketball training class and receive basketball enlightenment education - Wang is the brother of Wang Guizhi, the head coach of the National Olympic Women's Basketball Team, and the father of Wang Hong, the former head coach of the Shenbu Women's Basketball Youth Team. Wang Changlu is very famous in the field of basketball youth training in Liaoning. Both male and female basketball stars Li Chunjiang and Zhan Shuping sent their children (Li Jinglong and Fu Hao) to him for enlightenment.
Having a famous teacher to guide is Li Meng's luck.
Her own efforts are the key to her future talents.
In 2005, 10-year-old Li Meng was admitted to a sports school in Shanghai. A year later, 11-year-old Li Meng was selected for the Shenbu women's basketball youth team. She really became a professional footballer.
The only World Series MVP in Chinese basketball:
In 2009, Li Meng, at the age of 14, was selected for the U16 National Youth Women's Basketball Team, scoring the top scorer with 19.3 points in the Asian Youth Championship, and helped the National Youth Women's Basketball Team win the Asian Youth Championship.
In 2010, Li Meng was 15 years old. In the U17 Women's Basketball World Youth Championship, the Chinese U17 women's basketball team won the third place, but Li Meng overpowered all the players of the championship and runner-up, and won the MVP - she averaged 15.4 points, 6.2 rebounds and 4 assists per game, which was too comprehensive.
Li Meng, who was still taking pictures with her teammates at the time, heard her call and went up to receive the award, and there was no special feeling at that time.
But this is the first and only MVP in the history of Chinese basketball to be at the World Series.
With many fates, Li Meng's basketball dream was almost abandoned several times:
Li Meng's basketball road is not as smooth as seen before.
(1) Mother's cancer
As mentioned earlier, Li Meng's father is an ordinary worker, and the family conditions are average. And they are not in good health. Li Meng's mother developed cancer when she was 8 years old. Dad has to work to earn money to treat his mother, and Li Meng has to take care of his sick mother after training. Seeing her mother, who had less and less hair because of chemotherapy, Li Meng had no intention of training and playing ball, and almost gave up basketball.
But Li Meng's mother did not give up, she received treatment while accompanying Li Meng to train and go out to compete, fortunately in the end both persisted.
(2) Father's uremia:
Li Meng's father was also in poor health, and both of them retired early due to illness. A few years after Li Meng's mother was diagnosed with cancer, Li Meng's father also suffered from uremia and needed frequent dialysis from then on.
The family that was not rich was even worse, during which Li Meng's father also experienced several critical illnesses, but fortunately survived. They never let Li Meng interrupt his basketball dream.
3) The cruciate ligaments of both feet have been broken successively:
Li Meng, who is now omnipotent on the field, almost retired due to injury at the age of 16.
In 2011, Li Meng was already the MVP of the World Youth Championship and a member of the first team of the Shenbu women's basketball team, and the days were about to get better, but fate made a joke for her.
Li Meng suffered a ruptured cruciate ligament in his right knee during the race. This is the injury that brought down the youngest MVP in NBA history, Ross.
Less than half a year, Li Meng made a hasty comeback in order to participate in the City Games, and as a result, this time it was the turn of the cruciate ligament of the left knee to be broken.
Two feet, two knees, two cruciate ligaments are all broken, what a despair for a basketball player!
And at this time, Li Meng's family has been heavily in debt because of their parents' long-term treatment, and Li Meng's right knee surgery has basically hollowed out their family, so now do they want their parents to borrow money to treat their left foot?
And major injuries and a long and boring recovery period are a huge psychological shadow that is difficult for athletes to overcome.
Li Meng told her parents that she didn't want to play ball, so let's go to school.
Fortunately, the nobles in Li Meng's life have been helping her: Wang Changlu, the enlightenment mentor, and Wang Guizhi, Li Meng's coach, while persuading Li Meng not to give up, communicated with the national youth team, and finally the national youth team reached out to help Li Meng complete the operation, and took her to the national team, so that foreign physical fitness teachers could help Li Meng recover.
With medical rehabilitation conditions at the national team level, this recovery is faster than the last time. Li Meng returned to the arena, the peak was still there, and he learned how to protect himself, and he was almost never seriously injured again.
Why not go to WNBA?
Li Meng has had countless opportunities to play abroad.
When she won the World Youth Championship MVP at the age of 15, many NCAA teams wanted her to join.
Later, the WNBA Bobcats and the Seattle Storm team provided her with a standard contract.
But Li Mengdu refused.
Even if Li Meng is now 27 years old, but her strength is based on the WNBA there is no problem at all, why does she not play the world's highest level of women's basketball league like Han Xu and Li Yueru?
(1) Li Meng's parents are sick, and she wants to be able to take care of her by her side, not to stay away.
(2) The two WNBA invitations coincided with the time when she wanted to represent the national team in the big competition, and she did not want to affect the preparation of the national team.
(3) Li Meng first entered the Shenbu women's basketball team and later entered the Bayi women's basketball team. She's a military member and going abroad to play is a procedural hassle (who's the last one?). ）。
Without the WNBA, Li Meng can still represent the Chinese women's basketball team in the World Series.
Since the start of the Women's Basketball World Cup, Li Meng has averaged 17.3 points per game, ranking fourth among all players.
Looking forward to her more wonderful play, help the Chinese women's basketball team achieve better results!