The Chinese Basketball Association held their dunk contest recently, and it provided further proof we might be coming to the end of the road for dunk contests. That’s not to say some spectacular moments can’t still happen, but it’s almost like we reached an athletic apogee, but it might’ve happened a decade ago. Regardless of what the CBA Dunk Contest says about dunk contests in general, Stephon Marbury had a good time. Read More »
In an interview for “Real Sports With Bryant Gumble” set to air on HBO tomorrow night, former NBA All-Star point guard Stephon Marbury said a combination of his floundering basketball career, his failing sneaker company and the death of his father in 2007 led to suicidal thoughts in 2009 when he last played an NBA game. Thank God it never happened and Marbury was able to accomplish a bit of a basketball renaissance in China. Read More »
Earlier this week, Metta World Peace finalized a deal with the Sichuan Blue Whales of the Chinese Basketball Association. It appears Metta has chosen a new name for his tenure in China, and it’s almost as bonkers as Metta World Peace.
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To most of us, Tracy McGrady‘s NBA Finals appearance in a Spurs blowout of the Heat was pretty unremarkable. We’re talking seven minutes, zero points, two rebounds, three assists-type of unremarkable. [Check out T-Mac’s Top 15 Basketball Moments]
But that was before we saw all of T-Mac’s Game 3 plays with the Chinese broadcast commentary. These guys take that appearance and kick up several notches. They really, really want McGrady to make it happen: 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 »
I was scrolling through some of the most recent basketball posts on Reddit yesterday afternoon when I spotted a new link to a box score from a Chinese Basketball Association from the previous night. The headline screamed that former Sacramento King Quincy Douby had put up 75 points in a win for his Zhejiang Chouzhou Golden Bulls.
Video of the game though was nowhere to be found. But through the magic of YouTube, you can now see an edited reel of Douby’s absurd shooting performance (complete with an Eddy Curry cameo). 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 »
A few weeks after his crazed arrival in China to play for the Qingdao Eagles of the Chinese Basketball Association, Tracy McGrady‘s season is underway.
Check out his first dunk in an Eagles uni – vintage T-Mac: Read More »