Li Muhao arrived in Beijing earlier this month. For the first time in his career, he left the Shenzhen men's basketball team, which had been playing for 15 years and joined the new team Beijing Shougang. In the new environment, he learned to organize his emotions, adapt to the rhythm of the new team, feel the warmth brought by his new teammates, and look forward to new breakthroughs.
Birthday: 1992/6/2 Height: 2.19 meters Weight: 115 kg Team: Beijing Shougang Position: Center
Last season regular season average data
59.1% hit rate
Farewell to Shenzhen, pack things and shed tears
The regular season of last season was coming to an end, and there was news that Li Muhao and the Shenzhen men’s basketball team might leave the team after the contract expires. Several teams including Beijing and Shanghai are actively operating, hoping to introduce the league’s top domestic center forward.
Finally, Ahao chose Shougang. On the afternoon of September 1, fans slogans welcome outside Terminal 2 of Capital International Airport-they have been admired for a long time, and finally become rich-the first half is a true portrayal of Shougang's desire to introduce Li Muhao. Especially in the 2018-2019 season's top 8 playoffs, it suffered a major reversal of 3 consecutive draws. Shougang has experienced how "painful" the Shenzhen team led by Li Muhao is.
Also from the beginning of that season, Ah Hao was troubled by nasal polyps, and in the later stage he basically relied on his mouth to breathe, but he persisted throughout the season and helped the Shenzhen team to enter the top 4. After that, he underwent surgery during the offseason and did not resume training until one month before the 2019-2020 season. This affected his performance in the season. The Shenzhen team also showed a cliff-like decline. Li Muhao and the team were both affected. Many doubts. Some local media even urge the Shenzhen team to reuse younger insiders such as Shen Zijie and Zhao Yiming, who are on the rise.
For Li Muhao, whether it is the past Dongguan New Century or the current Shenzhen pilot, from his entry into the youth team in 2005 to the 10th CBA season this summer, it is inevitable to leave his home team, not to mention this The 28-year-old man has a delicate mind. "I packed my luggage before leaving, and I shed tears when I saw something." Li Muhao said with emotion. In the 15 years of the Shenzhen team, he spent more time with the team than with his family. This is the starting point of his career. Many exclusive memories that cannot be erased.
"Learning to say goodbye is also part of growing up." Those close to him soothed Ahao, and the support of his family helped him get through this hurdle. After bidding farewell to the warm and humid Guangdong and coming to Beijing, A Hao packed up his mood and tried to deal with the team reporters of the new group, talking about the dry, cool and short autumn here.
Come to Beijing to have a banquet and eat fried noodles
Li Muhao said that in the most emotionally tested period, he was fortunate to have the enlightenment and company of his good brother Zhai Xiaochuan.
The friendship of calling each other "cousin, cousin" since they were teenagers has not changed anything because of being a rival for ten years. In the process of advancing this long-awaited transfer, the Shougang captain has done a lot of work, and as soon as the contract is negotiated, he can't wait to interact with his "cousin" on social media. Due to the new season registration management regulations, after the CBA league has approved the registration qualifications, the club can officially announce it. Shougang used the "captain announcement" method to welcome new players as soon as possible.
In September, Li Muhao stepped into a new career stop on the "first day of school". Zhai Xiaochuan personally took him from the airport to the team dormitory, and that night he was picked up by his cousin in his restaurant. Knowing that Li Muhao missed the old Beijing fried noodles, Xiaochuan specially hosted a family dinner. Friendship between boys is usually more actions than words. Faced with the psychological massage of good brothers, the care inside and outside the stadium has been improved after getting along day and night. Some introverted Ahao said bluntly: "I rarely thank Xiaochuan before, but I must thank him especially during this time."
After training with the team for 3 weeks, Li Muhao gradually became familiar with the Shougang family. He would make trouble for Zhang Cairen during his shooting warm-up, make jokes with Fang Shuo while drinking water, or discuss some technical and tactical details with the captain and deputy captain. He is no stranger to this Shougang team. In the past 10 years, in addition to playing against most of them, he has been teammates with Zhu Yanxi, Fang Shuo, Duan Jiangpeng and others during the national team training. Knowing each other has laid a good foundation for establishing a tacit understanding. Foundation.
Ahao said that although the integration into the team is tight and the task is heavy, the whole process has been treated well by everyone. "My teammates are very kind to me. I invited me to dinner. After I came, I felt very warm. The training atmosphere was like getting along with each other in peacetime, and it felt like a big family. And President Qin (Shougang Club Chairman Qin Xiaowen) also transferred me A lot has been paid, including a lot of advice to me, helping me to ease my emotions."
training class "smooth the skin" to pass the level
On September 21, another powerful insider Fan Ziming joined the joint training. Shougang, who has been troubled by the shortcomings of insiders for many years, had a top-tier domestically produced "twin tower".
In the interview arranged by the club, Li Muhao also brought an extra surprise-the first time the "Twin Towers" were combined, the "air connection connection" was staged, and there were contacts. His teammates opened his arms to Li Muhao, who had just arrived, and now he also welcomes newer teammates in his own way.
Shougang's training intensity is so high that it is famous in CBA, and many new members have to be "skinned" to adapt. Li Muhao not only didn't complain, but took pleasure in it. "This year's offseason is already short, and the game will start soon. I need to spend more time and energy into daily training." He said.
Xie Libin is conscientious in training. A simple pass training will repeatedly emphasize that the two newly-joined insiders receive the ball in different positions. He requires everyone to observe carefully. Details such as these run through the daily training, so that the new members feel at ease.
Shougang is the best defensive team in the league. After joining Li Muhao, he also consciously started from grabbing rebounds and defending the basket. This made Xie Libin praise him. "Through the previous games and the period of co-training, Ahao saw some problems in the team's interior, such as supplements, assisting defenses, including rebounds and interior protection, all of which need him to do. He defends himself. The positioning of the end is still accurate.” Xie Libin told the Beijing News reporter, “Shougang’s offense has a lot of pick-and-roll cooperation, and Ahao’s pick-and-roll deterrence will definitely be greater. According to the principle of overall offensive, given time, I believe he can perform better. Great effect."
A strong alliance such as "Brothers into the rich" will inevitably bear the pressure of external expectations. In Li Muhao's view, since he can't avoid it, accept the challenge. "There are indeed many things to learn, including Fan Ziming. We need to do it step by step. We also hope that the fans will give us some time to adapt to the team. We will definitely go all out to do a good job." He said.
一个强大的联盟，例如“富国兄弟”，将不可避免地承受外部期望的压力。李木浩认为，既然他无法回避，那就接受挑战。 “确实有很多东西要学习，包括范子明。我们需要一步一步地做。我们也希望球迷们给我们一些时间来适应球队。我们一定会全力以赴做好工作。 。”他说。
Write by /Beijing News reporter Liu Chen