Basketball

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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 Villaraigosa. http://on.msnbc.com/xRbIb6 Kobe … Continue reading

Expert Interview with BDA Sports CMO – “Team Yao’s” Bill Sanders [Part I]

Bill Sanders is one of the few American sports executives who have a uniquely deep and broad experience working with top Chinese athletes, sports brands and institutions. As the US marketing director of “Team Yao” – the team behind Yao Ming, Bill has played a pivotal role in making Yao Ming a global icon. As … Continue reading

Shaquille O’Neal is on China tour, to propose Shaq vs. Yao exhibition games in China

  On October 15th, Shaquille O’Neal arrived in China for a “Goodbye Legend” promo tour hosted by his Chinese brand sponsor Li-Ning. He will stay in China till October 20th and visit Beijing, Jiangmen, Shenzhen, Nanning and Kunming to promote the sneakers. But Shaq also has his own big China plan. According to Chinese top … Continue reading

Yao Ming’s Twitter tribute to Steve Jobs caught Chinese national attention

While there were over 63 million tribute messages been published on China’s Twitter-like, government-controlled, micro-blogging site Weibo within a day of the Apple CEO’s death, perhaps there was not a single one of those messages caught as much attention as the Twitter tribute sent by Yao Ming. On Oct. 9, Yao Ming wrote on his … Continue reading

Chinese NBA player Yi Jianlian signed 1-year contract with CBA team Guangdong Hongyuan

The Chinese NBA player Yi Jianlian, who played for the Washington Wizards in the past season will return to China and rejoin his former team Guangdong Hongyuan Southern Tigers of the Chinese Basketball Association. The Tigers officially confirmed the news on Saturday night. Liu Hongjiang, the general manager of Guangdong Hongyuan told Xinhua that “Yi … Continue reading

Book Recommendation: “YAO: A Life in Two Worlds”

For the past few weeks, I’ve always been looking for a great book, a book about China and sports in English that I could recommend to my dear readers of this blog. And now I am happy that I found one. “YAO: A Life in Two Worlds” is a memoir by Yao Ming with Ric Bucher, an … Continue reading

Michael Jordan Basketball Camp Embraces Chinese Young Players

Since 1995, every summer the NBA legend Michael Jordan spends a few days in Santa Barbara coaching young players at the Michael Jordan Flight School together with other first-class camp coaches. The 2011 camp has two sessions from July 29 to Aug 7. Over the years the MJ Flight School has grown into a global … Continue reading

Expert Interview with Renowned Chinese Basketball Commentator and Youth Program Director Weiping Zhang: China’s Basketball Development After the Yao Ming Dynasty

On July 20th, the legendary Chinese NBA star Yao Ming announced his retirement from basketball, hundreds of millions of basketball lovers in China were saddened by the end of the Ming Dynasty. What does it mean to the future of Chinese basketball? How should China bring its basketball to the next level after the Ming … Continue reading

Top NBA Stars All In China This Summer – The Visit Schedule & Photos

For the first time in history, almost all the top NBA stars are visiting the same foreign country for commercial activities in a summer season – China. Kobe Bryant, LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, Kevin Durant, Carmelo Anthony, Derrick Rose, Kevin Garnett and many more NBA stars are on the list. They are invited by the … Continue reading

Photos: Chinese NBA player Yi Jianlian’s basketball camp officially launched on July 24th

The Washington Wizards power forward, Chinese NBA player Yi Jianlian officially launched his basketball camp in Guangzhou on July 24th. It will continue till July 31st. Following are the latest photos from the camp. The coaches Campers Follow China Sports Business on Twitter @SportsBizChina          

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