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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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.
It could be another classic game in the history of the CBA, when the Beijing Ducks, with the help of Stephon Marbury, arguably the best import ever in the league, challenges the Guangdong Southern Tigers, which won seven out of eight recent finals. But what happened in Game 1 of the finals turned out to be a disgrace for Chinese basketball.
Two players in Guangdong Southern Tigers (广东宏远) and three in Shandong Lions (山东黄金) were fined and suspended by CBA last week for a brawl in their quarter-final playoff match. Guangdong, the defending champion, was barely touched by the punishment and extended their winning streak to 25 games after defeating Dongguan Leopards (东莞马可波罗) by 111 - 103 in their first semi-final match on Sunday. Everyone's happy in the in-form Guangdong side, even the two young players who were supposed to be put on the bench be there's a suspension or not. The two were fined RMB 70,000 ($ 10,239 USD) in all. This may not be a small sum for bench players, but their financial situation is head and shoulders above veterans like Liu Wei (刘炜) in the Shanghai team.