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October 7, 2014 Updates
October 6, 2014 Updates

Depending on whom you ask, Stephon Marbury's Chinese nickname (dulang -- the lone wolf) either came from his departure from the Timberwolves, leaving him a lone wolf wandering the NBA, or from his image as a selfish ball hog. Each Chinese fan I talk to insists that this selfish image is simply a misunderstanding. The performance to follow will make this very argument. Suddenly, explosions erupt on the massive projector screens behind the stage. A three-minute countdown begins. The P.A. system makes its standard plea discouraging the use of cell phones. In China, this is a ritual announcement that is religiously ignored, providing a glimpse of what the audience thinks is actually interesting. I join in as the lights dim, making sure my phone is ready to record. SportsonEarth

The next two hours of theatrical production are unlike anything I have ever witnessed. The story, which follows a pair of aspiring musicians trying to make it in Beijing, is a bizarre, comedic tale which forces basketball metaphors and wisdom from Marbury's life at every chance it gets. The protagonist duo is inspired to enter a musical competition after playing a game of pickup basketball with a completely random assortment of friends. The production's star, Mike Sui, an American actor in China with impeccable Chinese, implores, "We all have to work together, just like a basketball team." Moved by basketball's life lessons, the group of friends choreographs a musical dance performance with cheerleaders, basketball players dressed in Hawaiian-style uniforms, and an odd assortment of traditional Chinese costumes. SportsonEarth

September 28, 2014 Updates

Liaoning Hunters reportedly completed the roster for next season with the big addition of reigning CBA MVP Lester Hudson. The player comes from Xinjiang Flying Tigers and inked a one-year $1.300.000 contract with his new team. Sportando

September 23, 2014 Updates
September 22, 2014 Updates

Metta World Peace has arrived in Sichuan to start the season as a Blue Whale. While most of us have been wondering about his new name change, we have some more news on how he will adding his love for pandas into his games. The “panda friendly” shoes are designed for Metta World Peace and they have one interesting element to them: the “panda” has been attached to the tongue of the shoe. Now you might be thinking how would anyone be able to play with a big panda attached to the front of their sneakers? Courtside Access

September 21, 2014 Updates
September 20, 2014 Updates

David 'Dubi' Pick: According to source, Nets power forward Andray Blatche signed with Chinese club Xinjiang. Official memo release to follow ASAP. Twitter @IAmDPick

After the signing of Jordan Crawford and the end of the negotiation with Lester Hudson Xinjiang Flying Tigers are reportedly close to sign Philippines' big man Andray Blatche. There were many rumors around the team about the possibile signing of Australian big man Aaron Baynes. Xinjiang's management confirmed the addition of a big man who played in World Cup, but denied the deal with Baynes, as reported by Hupu. Sportando

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