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Basketball restarts in China after 5-month virus stoppage

Jun 20, 2020 - 1:23 PM

The Chinese Basketball Association becomes the first major league to resume action in China

LEADING THE WAY. Former NBA star Yao Ming serves as president of the Chinese Basketball Association, which returned to action minus the fans. Photo by Andrej Isakovic/AFP

No rest for Yao Ming as China basketball resumes after virus break

Jun 05, 2020 - 1:06 PM

'I really don't feel relieved,' says Yao Ming as the CBA becomes the first major sports league to return to action in China

TOUGH JOB. CBA president Yao Ming says a lot of measures need to be carried OUT for a safe season resumption. File photo from Yao’s Instagram

Jeremy Lin says playing for China 'always on my radar'

Sep 26, 2019 - 8:58 PM

After winning an NBA championship with the Toronto Raptors, Jeremy Lin turns his focus on leading the Beijing Shougang Ducks in the Chinese pro league

FRESH START. Former NBA player Jeremy Lin graces the introductory press conference held by his new team Beijing Shougang Ducks. Photo by STR/ AFP/China Out

Retiring ex-NBA star Stephon Marbury hopes to work for China's team

Feb 05, 2018 - 2:16 PM

'I want to add to China's basketball foundation,' says Stephon Marbury

STAY. Stephon Marbury is likely to remain in China despite his upcoming retirement as a basketball player. Photo by AFP

Stephon Marbury will switch teams for final season in Beijing

Jul 20, 2017 - 11:34 AM

The 40 year old Stephon Marbury will wrap up his career in China where he has become a major star

FINAL SEASON. Stephon Marbury will switch teams to the Beijing Fly Dragons for his final season after several seasons with the Beijing Ducks. Photo by STR/AFP

Yao Ming elected Chinese Basketball Association president

Feb 23, 2017 - 3:39 PM

Yao Ming calls for urgent reform to improve the Chinese league which has failed to produce a player of his caliber

MING DYNASTY. Yao Ming (L) will be the first league head not drawn from the government ranks. File Photo by FAZRY ISMAIL/EPA

China's Zhou Qi has work to follow in Yao's NBA footsteps

Aug 07, 2016 - 5:05 PM

Zhou Qi the Chinese big man who was drafted by the Houston Rockets was limited to 3 points by Team USA s swarming defense

NOT READY. Zhou Qi, seen playing against NBA star DeMarcus Cousins, hasn't shown he is NBA ready despite being 7-foot-1. Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images/AFP

June Mar Fajardo being courted by CBA team - source

Jun 25, 2016 - 3:25 PM

The two time PBA MVP may have drawn the attention of a Chinese Basketball Association club

SCOUTED? June Mar Fajardo has earned the attention of basketball observers internationally with his play with Gilas Pilipinas. File photo by Josh Albelda/ Rappler

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Next Yao Ming won't come from 'fairydust', says NBA commissioner

Oct 14, 2015 - 3:52 PM

I believe that we’ve just scratched the surface of basketball’s popularity in China says NBA commissioner Adam Silver

GREAT WALL. Yao Ming, seen in a file photo from 2003, put China on the international basketball map during his tenure with the Houston Rockets. Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images/AFP

Blatche signs $7.5 million Chinese basketball mega deal

Mar 24, 2015 - 3:17 AM

The Gilas big man has signed a three year 7 5 million deal to remain with the Xinjiang Flying Tigers in the Chinese Basketball Asociation

SHOW ME THE MONEY. Andray Blatche has signed a deal that will keep him in Asia for the next few years. Photo by Cristina Quicler/AFP

Andray Blatche to sign richest contract in CBA history

Mar 21, 2015 - 4:13 PM

The deal though yet to be disclosed is reportedly going to be the richest in the history of the CBA and “possibly in overseas basketball”

Andray Blatche of Gilas Pilipinas set to have the most lucrative deal in the Chinese Basketball Association. File photo from FIBA

WATCH: Former NBA players behave badly in wild Chinese basketball game

Feb 14, 2015 - 4:01 AM

Former NBA players Von Wafer Hamed Haddadi and Jeremy Tyler figure in a CBA game that features punching below the belt chair tossing and a post game locker room brawls

Von Wafer's stat-line included 23 points, 4 rebounds, a low blow and one front row seat relocated to the nosebleed section. Screenshot from Youtube

Andray Blatche tearing it up in China

Nov 17, 2014 - 2:41 PM

With Blatche playing as the team’s stretch power forward the Flying Tigers have looked mighty dangerous beating opponents by an average of 17 2 points

MAKING IT IN CHINA. After suiting up for the Philippine national basketball team, Andray Blatche is plying his trade in the Chinese Basketball Association with the Xinjiang Flying Tigers. File Photo by Raul Caro/EPA

Bahrami wants Iran to host FIBA Asia Championship

Sep 29, 2014 - 3:53 PM

FIBA should give the Asian championships to us for sure said Iran s captain Nikkhah Bahrami as his team advances unbeaten to the Asian Games semis

Iran captain Nikkhah Bahrami says his country deserves to host an edition of the FIBA Asia Championship. File photo from

Andray Blatche signs with Chinese basketball team

Sep 21, 2014 - 1:31 AM

Gilas Pilipinas center Andray Blatche has signed a one year deal with the Chinese Basketball Association’s Xinjiang Guanghui Flying Tigers

Andray Blatche of Gilas Pilipinas will be playing pro ball in China this next season. File photo from FIBA

Stephon Marbury's career finds new life in Asia

Jul 29, 2014 - 4:28 PM

Several years ago Stephon Marbury brought his basketball talents East to the Far East finding championship success and charitable causes dear to his heart

STARBURY. Stephon Marbury was a two-time NBA All Star playing for a slew of teams in the NBA before finding championship success in China. Photo by Jason Szenes/EPA

Stephon Marbury returning to Manila

Jul 06, 2014 - 2:01 PM

Stephon Starbury Marbury is on his fourth visit to the Philippines for another round of charity events

STARBURY. Stephon Marbury drives against a defender during a game at the CBA. Photo by Rolex Dela Pena/EPA