The rumors were confirmed on Monday when it was reported that forward Yi Jianlian put pen to paper on a deal with the Los Angeles Lakers, making his return to the National Basketball Association official.
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Mysterious Death of Former Jiangsu Dragons Coach Jason Rabedeaux Covered in ESPN the Magazine Feature Story
American basketball coach Jason Rabedeaux is someone that many Chinese basketball fans may not recall, but he did have a connection to the country as he coached the Jiangsu Dragons in the Chinese Basketball Association for a couple of season. The Illinois-born and Wisconsin-raised man had a promising coaching career ahead him, but tragedy would strike while he was on a coaching stint in Vietnam and he would pass away at just 49 years old. In a new edition of U.S. publication ESPN the Magazine, writer Wright Thompson covers the story surrounding the mysterious death of Rabedeaux who spent a long time trying to overcome personal problems.
"The real men will rise! The real men will rise," Beijing Ducks guard Stephon Marbury shouted in the visiting team's locker room among teammates, coaches and media on Sunday night as the capital team made it back-to-back Chinese Basketball Association titles with a hard fought 4-2 finals series win over the Liaoning Hunters. And the real men did certainly rise as the championship experience of the Ducks came in handy against a determined side from the northeast of China with Lester Hudson, who made it to the CBA finals last season with Xingjiang Flying Tigers, leading the charge.
Professional sports is evolving in China and the Chinese Basketball Association has been no stranger to this movement. Since its inaugural season in 1995, the league has seen expansion, increased sponsorship and a number of domestic and foreign import players make names for themselves.
Now, the CBA will take another step in its professional evolution as it plans to establish its own player's association.
After all of the hoopla that went on at the 2014 NBA Draft last month in New York City, the media's attention has now turned to the next class that will most likely grace the stage come 2015, with phenom point guard Emmanuel Mundiay being on the lips of every pundit.
Today's Beijing Youth Daily reports that the Chinese Basketball Association is to issue a new registration policy before the new season.
Under the new policy, the association will enjoy a final approval over share transfer cases, a right previously held by local sports bureaus. The new measure is known to deal with similar cases to an awkward club transfer dealings last season.
As Game 2 of the NBA’s Eastern Conference Final between the Miami Heat and Indiana Pacers was going down, two other events also occurred on that day. In a studio in New York City, some of the worst teams in the 2013-14 NBA season waited in anticipation to find out which would secure the number one pick for this summer’s NBA Draft.
Meanwhile, out in California, 7-2 Chinese center Li Muhao of the Dongguan Leopards in the Chinese Basketball Association was going through the paces as he worked out in front of several NBA scouts who will be looking to add more quality players to their teams for next season.
The 1999 NBA Draft is one that did not exactly produce any spectacular players, but it will be remembered for several moments that occurred on that night in Washington, D.C.
The top moment is without a doubt Steve Francis sulking over being picked second by the Vancouver (now Memphis) Grizzlies.
In early 2010, when news started to circulate around the internet that two-time NBA All-Star Stephon Marbury had signed with a team in the Chinese Basketball Association many thought that would most likely be the last they would hear of the player who was highly touted going back to his high school days in New York.