Basketball, News Brief

Interesting US-China Basketball Top News

Chinese Vice President Xi Jinping wrapped up his five-day visit to the U.S. on Feb 17th at Staples Center, where he attended a Los Angeles Lakers-Phoenix Suns basketball game, where he was presented with a jersey with his name on it in the company of Lakers legend Magic Johnson, soccer star David Beckham and Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosahttp://on.msnbc.com/xRbIb6

Kobe raises profile of Mandarin exchanges: Kobe Bryant spent his Feb 17th afternoon with 10 Chinese children at Gertz-Ressler High School in Los Angeles, which has a Mandarin cultural exchange program that Bryant initiated in 2010. http://bit.ly/yBaapb

HEAT inks partnership deal with Chinese sportswear company PEAK Sports: The Miami HEAT announced on Feb 16th the team has entered into a multi-year partnership with leading Chinese sportswear company PEAK Sport Products Co., Limited. http://on.nba.com/Af9ezR

‘Linsanity’ a Boon for NBA in China: The excitement surrounding New York Knicks point guard Jeremy Lin is providing a fresh impetus to the NBA’s lucrative China business in the wake of Yao Ming’s retirement. http://abcn.ws/zn4D6C

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About Carrie Xu

Yanqin "Carrie" Xu is a Shanghai native, currently living in the San Francisco Bay Area and working for the Pac-12 Conference as Senior Manager, International. She is very passionate about sports and international collaboration, and is doing her best to bridge sports between the US and China. Carrie holds an MBA degree from University of Southern California (USC) and has worked for Nike China and Nike International Basketball previously. She was also a Vice President at USC Marshall Sports Business Organization. She can be reached via email at Carrie.Xu@chinasportsbiz.com.

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