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Yi Jianlian
Yi Jianlian
Position: None
Born: 10/28/87
Height: 7-0 / 2.13
Weight:229 lbs. / 104.3 kg.
Salary: $250,000
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Yi Jianlian just returned to the Chinese Basketball Association’s Guangdong Southern Tigers following a short-lived NBA comeback. Unfortunately, he doesn’t appear to be much happier back home than he was on the end of the Lakers’ bench. In the middle of a game that was played earlier today, Jianlian stopped playing, removed his Li-Ning sneakers, left them on the court and subbed himself out. According to reports, the long-time Nike endorser cited discomfort as the reason for his actions, along with continued frustration over the CBA’s mandatory Li-Ning sneaker policy — a result of its official partnership with the brand.
Storyline: Sneaker Deals

Yi Jianlian asks for release

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After talks with team officials on Sunday, China star Yi Jianlian has asked the Los Angeles Lakers for his release, according to league sources. Sources told ESPN.com that with the Lakers facing roster cut-down decisions by Monday at 5 p.m. ET, Yi and his representatives requested that the Lakers let him go to pursue other opportunities, largely because the role he envisioned in L.A. didn’t materialize.
2 months ago via ESPN
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