On January 19, 2004, Steve Kerr used the term "Chinaman" in referring to Yao Ming during a basketball game between the Houston Rockets and the Memphis Grizzlies.
Grand (National) President Saykin Foo sent a letter to Mr. Kerr to express the displeasure of all the members of the Chinese American Citizens Alliance at his use of the derogatory term on national television.
The following letter was sent by Grand President Foo:
January 22, 2004
Mr. Steve Kerr
One CNN Center
13 South Tower
Atlanta, GA 30303
RE: Remarks about Yao Ming during TNT Broadcast of Memphis vs. Houston on January 19, 2004
Dear Mr. Kerr