CL Smooth Crew Delivers the Best Chinese Streetball in Dongdan
With the NBA Finals coming to a close and the CBA in the off-season, you think there’s rarely any basketball game to catch before the London Games. Well, think again if you’re in Beijing.
The Beijing-based CL Smooth Crew, arguably the best Chinese streetball squad, has been playing challenges in Dongdan Basketball Park every Sunday from 6-8pm, which will continue until the third week in July. If you consider CBA matches lackluster and sometimes dull, these boys really know how to manage a basketball event, where you’d see tens of thousands of young enthusiasts cheering for their grassroots heroes.
This ‘Sunset Dongdan’ event is jointed staged by Dongcheng District government in Beijing. If you happen to be in town, this writer highly recommends you to go take a look. Better go there early as seats are limited.
- The official forum of CL Smooth Crew (in Chinese )
- More Free and The New Chinese Youth Culture – a profile of CL’s headman by China Youthology