The Lakers are in China to face the Warriors in preseason action next week. They’re a little banged up, too, with Mamba’s Achilles, Steve Nash‘s left ankle woes and Pau Gasol‘s knees still recovering from offseason surgery. Now Chris Kaman has jammed his finger taking a sled down the Great Wall of China. Nick Young does a nice reenactment on IG, too. Read More »
There have been more Tracy McGrady highlights out of the Chinese Basketball Association this year that in his last 2-3 NBA season combined (Here’s his first CBA tomohawk, here’s a baseline smash, and here he is dropping a guy with an elbow).
I just caught the following clip from a few weeks back. Watch T-Mac come down the court and hit Yi Jianlian(!) with a Shammgod that puts Yi on skates, followed by a raise-up three from deep: Read More »
Somehow, after falling out of basketball’s collective conscience while he was playing out the string of his career right in front of us in the NBA, the interest and drama surrounding Tracy McGrady since he moved to China has been intense. Read More »
In the last two days, our site has been flooded with former NBA stars and their exploits playing ball in China (watch Allen Iverson give Rafer Alston 37 and read about Stephon Marbury’s battle with the CBA).
Things haven’t necessarily gone all that well for Tracy McGrady in his short CBA career so far, but he is still showing flashes of greatness. Check him out here, ripping a baseline dunk like it’s the good old days: Read More »
He may be reigning champion of the Chinese Basketball Association and all-around local hero, but when it comes to league sponsors, Stephon Marbury has to play by the rules just like everyone else.
There’s a major conflict brewing between Steph and the CBA over the kicks he wants to wear on court. Read More »
How big is Tracy McGrady in China? This video of him arriving at Qingdao airport to begin the next chapter of his career with the Qingdao Eagles of the Chinese Basketball Association is crazy. [Check out T-Mac's Facebook goodbye letter to his U.S. fans]
The video starts off crazy, with fans chanting “T-MAC! T-MAC!” … and then it goes off the rails about a minute into the clip. Read More »
As with all NBA fans, you have likely been following the final days of Tracy McGrady as NBA player (at least a little bit). With those days officially over and as he looks towards the next chapter of his playing career in China, T-Mac took some time yesterday to write a long letter to his fans and supporters. Read More »
Missouri faced off against the national team of Netherlands on Saturday during a game of their exhibition tour, with Missouri easily outmatching the European squad by 25 points at halftime. The Dutch were understandably pissed, and started to take out their frustration on Mizzou with elbows, verbal exchanges and like. Except, unlike NBA refs who have quick trigger fingers and rarely let things get out of hand, these refs just couldn’t handle the mayhem. Missouri head coach Frank Haith had just been ejected for berating officials over a non-call on an elbow to forward Stefan Jankovic‘s head, so he decided to pull the plug. He and his players left the court, abandoning the game entirely. Read More »