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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English Premier League Broadcast Rights in China: Sina and Tencent both in for 2015/16 Season (update1)
On July 10, Sina, the previous exclusive digital broadcast rights owner of the English Premier League, and Tencent, owner of NBA's exclusive digital broadcast rights for the next five years, both announced bagging digital broadcast rights of the EPL for 2015/16 season.
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.
NBA’s Golden State Warriors, Houston Rockets to Wear Special Edition Uniforms for Chinese Lunar New Year
The National Basketball Association, unlike other American sports organizations, has had huge success in China over the past 30 years. Now, two of its teams will honor their fans across the Pacific Ocean with special edition uniforms for the Chinese Lunar New Year.
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.
Former Houston Rockets center Yao Ming has been a busy man since his retirement in July 2011. He has enrolled as a student at Shanghai Jiao Tong University, taken up a role as a political advisor, promoted wildlife conservation and overseen operations of the Shanghai Sharks in the Chinese Basketball Association.
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.
Almost any professional athlete can tell you that it is not easy to satisfy your supporters wherever you may play. That is certainly a fact for any athlete that has ever played in New York City, one of the biggest markets for professional sports in America. No matter if you are a fan of the New York Yankees of Major League Baseball, the New York Rangers of the National Hockey League or any of the teams based in the northeast US State, only one thing matters and that is winning.
When you walk around the Yuanshen, you quickly realize that this is Yao Ming's house. His image adorns the walls, the banners and the advertisements, whilst his retired jersey hangs from the rafters. During home games, Yao watches from his private box up high in the arena, looking down on players and fans alike like an emperor.