CBA (Chinese Basketball Association)
The Chinese Basketball Association, often abbreviated as CBA, is the first-tier professional men's basketball league in China. It is widely regarded as the pre-eminent professional men's basketball le
Basketball star Jeremy Lin is relishing the chance to lead a team in China, now that he is joining the Beijing Ducks. Coming off of an NBA championship season with the Toronto Raptors, he is playing this season in the Chinese Basketball Association. It’s the first time he is playing basketball professionally in China, where he will reportedly earn $3 million for one year of playing in the Chinese league.
Oct 21, 2019
In 1996, Ma Ge watched his first live NBA game in Houston. “It was awe-inspiring,” said Ma, 64, a retired policeman originally from China’s eastern city of Hangzhou. “I remember feeling so small but so moved at this huge stadium,” Ma told Inkstone. “It was pure enjoyment and entertainment.” On Wednesday night, Ma, a life-long basketball player and fan, came to a spacious, brightly-lit basketball court built by Nike near his Beijing home to watch the Chinese national basketball team. China was hosting the FIBA Basketball World Cup for the first time. Last night, China played against Venezuela in a key game that would determine if the host nation would be able to advance to the second ro
Sep 05, 2019
Ever since Jeremy Lin became a global sensation known as “Linsanity” in 2012, basketball fans in China have enthusiastically tracked this trailblazing Asian-American sports star’s every move. Now, their dreams of having their idol play in their national league have come true. The former NBA champion announced on Tuesday that he had signed with the Beijing Ducks, a three-time championship team in the Chinese Basketball Association, or the CBA, China’s top league. Lin thanked his NBA fans on Instagram and Twitter. Thanks to the NBA and everyone who's supported me the last 9 years! Will always cherish being able to rep Asians at the NBA level. Excited for the next step with the Beijing Ducks.
Aug 28, 2019
Jeremy Lin, currently an unrestricted free agent, says he’s considering playing in the Chinese Basketball Association. “Of course I am thinking about the CBA,” Lin told reporters in the Chinese megacity of Guangzhou on Friday. “I don’t know where I will be next year, so I don’t have expectations. I know what level I can play at, so if I don’t get that I won’t settle.” Lin, who left the Toronto Raptors this summer after winning the NBA championship with them, was speaking at a press conference to launch his role as a brand ambassador for Chinese sportswear brand Xtep. He will be the pitchman fronting four models of basketball shoes featuring “Linsanity” stitching, which will be available in
Aug 09, 2019
Jeremy Lin is the first Asian-American winner of the NBA. But he’s not the first player of Chinese heritage to do so. Sun Yue wasn’t the first either. That honor belongs to Mengke Bateer of the San Antonio Spurs, who rode the bench all the way to his ring in 2003. But this is the winding, bizarre story of how Sun, the “Chinese Magic Johnson,” won a ring in 2009 with Kobe Bryant’s Los Angeles Lakers without playing a minute. His tale starts in 2007, when Sun entered the draft – something that almost didn’t happen, according to his former agent Keith Glass. His club, Beijing Aoshen, insisted that the 6 foot 9 inch point guard had to be picked in the first round, or not at all. In his book Sev
Jun 20, 2019