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    Hi, teacher,
    Yesterday I read a article about the NBA player, Yao, and met the following phrase in this article, could you pls tell me the meaning of the word 'post' in 'post-Yao area'?
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    Is he retiring or leaving?


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    But I still can not well understand the meaning of this phrase, could you pls give me more detairs?
    Thanks and regards

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    I'm not sure. If he is a great player and is leaving or moving, then the 'post-Yao era' makes sense, as it will mark a new time for the club. I was thinking it could be a typo.

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    In American basketball, "post" refers to an offensive position near the lane to the basket (the "key"). There is a high post position near the free-throw line and a low post position near the basket. If I could read the entire article I could probably better explain what the writer was talking about.

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    Thanks; I am afraid that American sports are beyond my ken.


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    Hi, Thanks for your help, but I can not get more support from my dictionary about the phrase ' Beyond my ken', could you pls give me more explanation, thanks

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    It means it is something that you don't know about.


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    Thanks

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    'ken' is an old word that survives in some dialects and a few phrases meaning 'know'.

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