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Willie 'Woo Woo' Wong

Willie 'Woo Woo' Wong
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Willie Wong -- 1940s basketball star - Dwight Chapin, Chronicle Senior Writer Thursday, September 8, 2005 Willie Woo Woo Wong, a man of small stature but large athletic talent who went on to become one of San Francisco's biggest basketball names in the 1940s and among the finest Chinese American players ever, has died. Mr. Wong, who was 79, died Monday of leukemia at Kaiser Permanente Hospital in Fremont. He stood just 5-foot-5 and weighed only 125 pounds in his playing days, but he more than held his own against taller, bulkier opponents, doing things his teammates never forgot. Willie was easily the most complete player on our NIT team in 1950, said University of San Francisco teammate Cap Lavin. Mr. Wong was the third of seven children born to a poor immigrant couple. His sister, Helen Wong Lum, also went on to become a basketball standout as well as a national tennis champion. The siblings grew up in a spartan San Francisco Chinatown flat that was across the street from Chinese Playground, and that's where Mr. Wong painstakingly learned to play basketball. I used to stand and watch, and I was always the last guy picked for teams, he said in an interview last March. When I got to play, they always yelled at me not to shoot, because I couldn't. That became motivation for me. Mr. Wong, who was nicknamed Woo Woo by Examiner sportswriter Bob Brachman because he said that's what the crowd chanted every time Willie scored, blossomed at Lowell and Poly high schools, turning into a dead-eye shooter. He scored 40 points in one prep game and was the only Chinese American player to be named to the 1945 All-City prep team. He also starred in San Francisco's Pacific Association tournament, during which the Examiner called him the biggest little man in basketball and one of the greatest box-office players in San Francisco history. And he led the San Francisco Saints, a squad on which many of his teammates had similarly humble beginnings, to Asian national tournament championships in 1948 and 1949. In 1948, coach Pete Newell recruited Mr. Wong to play at USF. He had good range, Newell said recently, much farther than a smaller person like him should have had. Because he wasn't as big as most players, he had to learn more about the game, too. He always seemed to make the right pass and never seemed to take a bad shot. And I'll tell you, he was a god in San Francisco's Chinatown. USF star guard Rene Herrerias, a senior with the Dons when Mr. Wong was a sophomore, said, I remember he was the toughest guy to guard, and he fitted in with the team from the first day he came onto it. He was just a great guy. Mr. Wong averaged 13 points a game for the Dons' freshman team and made the varsity traveling squad in 1949-50, the year after USF had won the title at the NIT, then the country's most prestigious tournament. He was a valuable man off the bench and attracted hundreds of Asian fans in New York when he became the first Chinese American to play in Madison Square Garden. His time in the national spotlight was brief, but he continued to play basketball at various levels for many years. He also worked as a warehouseman in Livermore, retiring in 1985, and, while living in Newark, he pursued a passion for playing the horses at Bay Area tracks, often with friends and former teammates. Mr. Wong's survivors include his wife, Jennie; two sons, Kevin of Hamilton, Ohio, and Kent of Newark; a brother, Hank of San Francisco; two sisters, Helen and Violet, both of Daly City; and six grandchildren. A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at Old St. Mary's Cathedral, California Street and Grant Avenue in San Francisco. Page B - 7 URL: sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/c/a/2005/09/08/BAGBF...

Sam Wo's

Sam Wo's
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Hands down the scariest dining experience of my life. If my tour guide hadn't questioned my manhood I never would have entered. In fact, I never would have thought to enter. This is on a side street and when you step up to the always open door you are in the kitchen. A metal bowl of cooked chicken parts was a foot away from me on a counter. It is dark and you have to know to cross the kitchen and go up a flight (or two) of narrow, rickety steps to the dining area. The space reminded me of the room they used for the Russian Roulette scene in The Deer Hunter. I took the photo through glass blinds that had dirt on them that predated the Second World War. Food wasn't bad. $4.98 for Shrimp and Tender Greens. I guess you're paying for the atmosphere.

Chinese Tea

Chinese Tea
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Inside the Red Blossom Tea Company shop on Grant Street. Three of the fifty or more kinds of Chinese tea they have in stock. We heard an interesting talk on how these teas are brewed -- vastly different from using tea bags, as I do -- and tasted a half-dozen different kinds. Taken on our Wok Wiz Chinatown tour.

Paper lanterns in SF's Chinatown

Paper lanterns in SF's Chinatown
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Walked around Chinatown after lunch and snapped this shot. I'm playing around with KenRockwell's Picture Control profile but find his colors to be a bit too saturated. I toned them down a bit, but I think they are maybe still too strong... Am using Nikon's Capture NX - pretty cool.

Brewing Tea the Chinese Way

Brewing Tea the Chinese Way
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Inside the Red Blossom Tea Company shop on Grant Street. We heard an interesting talk on how Chinese teas are brewed -- vastly different from using tea bags, as I do -- and tasted a half-dozen different kinds. Taken on our Wok Wiz Chinatown tour.

046811 19

046811 19
Made by Nick DeWolf Photo Archive
san francisco, california, april 1968 chinatown, grant avenue set features photographs from a trip to the sf bay area; includes captures of the bay, the bridges, san francisco's chinatown, and the campus of uc berkeley. part of an archival project, featuring the photographs of nick dewolf

Grant Avenue, Chinatown

Grant Avenue, Chinatown
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San Francisco's Chinatown was celebrating the Autumn Moon Festival. The streets were closed to vehicular -- but certainly not human -- traffic. Taken on our Wok Wiz Chinatown tour.

Leaning Lanterns

Leaning Lanterns
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theToastedBlog // On The Twelfth Day of Christmas, My City Give To Me...

Tea Ginseng

Tea Ginseng
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Sign outside the Red Blossom Tea Company shop on Grant Street. Taken on our Wok Wiz Chinatown tour.

Old ladies at Portsmouth Square

Old ladies at Portsmouth Square
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Old Chinese ladies playing cards for pennies at Portsmouth Square. Once they realised I speak Cantonese, they started yelling at me for taking their pictures.

Fu Ming

Fu Ming
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There's all kinds of nifty art on the streets of Chinatown. These are the doors of the Empress of China Restaurant on Grant Avenue.

Peking Bazaar

Peking Bazaar
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Still the Peking Bazaar, not the Beijing Bazaar. Taken on our Wok Wiz Chinatown tour.

Portsmouth Square, San Francisco

Portsmouth Square, San Francisco
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10-July_11188-72 the SE corner Kearny and Clay www.ScottHessPhoto.com

San Francisco, Grant Street

San Francisco, Grant Street
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When I lived in San Francisco, my friend, Allen, and I once took my mother to the Empress of China restaurant.

Portsmouth Square - San Francisco's original "Plaza"

Portsmouth Square - San Francisco's original "Plaza"
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10-July_11135-72 Chinatown www.ScottHessPhoto.com

George Bush at Empress of China

George Bush at Empress of China
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He had crispy chicken and butterfly prawns empressofchinasf.com

immersed

immersed
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Goddess of Democracy at Portsmouth Square

Goddess of Democracy at Portsmouth Square
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I was very surprised to find a Goddess of Democracy at Portsmouth Square in Chinatown, SF.

prawns for his pleasure

prawns for his pleasure
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outside the empress of china chinatown san francisco, california nikon d3 nikon 50/1.4D

PETE

PETE
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groovin - from this night



Nearest places of interest:

Eternity Fine Jewelery
Shanghai Bazaar
Blest Tea
Eastern Bakery
  Empress Of China Restaurant
Portsmouth Square
New Shanghai Enterprise
Sam Wo

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