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The China connection: Players looking to expand their personal brand in the world's largest country are well aware that the Rockets have had a corner on that market since the days of Yao Ming. "We're basically the de-facto national team of China," said Rockets CEO Tad Brown, who oversees that aspect of their operation. "People throughout Asia love our team. That started with Yao, and it continued with the great players that we've had. Every one of our games is broadcast in China and throughout Asia. We deliver a reach that is greater than any other team in the NBA, on a global scale." USA Today Sports

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Ivan Johnson, 30, wasn’t a fan of the food or smells during his one season in China. As one of the more experienced free agents at the Nets’ workout Wednesday (there were 31), he’s less concerned with money and looking to get back in the NBA. “The money is good in China, it’s just the living situation, the eating situation. But I pulled through,” Johnson said. “The food (was a problem). They don’t cook it all the way through. The room smells like a sewer. There’s a lot of stuff you gotta deal with over there. I dealt with it though. I had to.” New York Daily News

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As reported by Sohu.com point-guard Bobby Brown is very close to extend the contract with Dongguan Leopards for three more years. Brown arrived last season in China and averaged 30 points per game. Sportando

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As reported by Sohu.com point-guard Bobby Brown is very close to extend the contract with Dongguan Leopards for three more years. Brown arrived last season in China and averaged 30 points per game. Brown expressed interest in coming back to Dongguan to try to win the title. Sportando

May 17, 2014 Updates

There's only China in the future of Von Wafer. The former Houston Rockets and Boston Celtics moved away from Puerto Rico and signed a contract with Shanxi Zhongyu. Wafer changed many teams this year and with the last one, Indios de Mayaguez in Puerto Rico, averaged 24.8 points, 4.8 rebounds and 4.1 assists per game. Sportando

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Eric Dawson will continue his career in China NBL with Heilongjiang Zhaozhou Feng Shen. The player has spent the season with Austin Toros scoring 14 points and pulling down 9.8 rebounds per game. Dawson has also played in Iran with Petrochimi recording 11 points in his only game. Sportando

April 23, 2014 Updates

Tiny Gallon will play in China for the rest of the season. He's ready to sign a contract in NBL with Heilongjiang Zhaozhou Feng Shen, after having rejected an offer from Chinese Liaoning Hunters in February to close the season in D-League with Delaware 87ers. He averaged 18.9 points and 9.1 rebounds per game with the Sevens. Sportando

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Stephon Marbury, who plays for the Beijing Ducks, won his second CBA Championship after a 98-88 Game 6 win against the Xinjiang Flying Tigers. As you can see from the photos, Marbury was extremely emotional. He had been battling a knee injury all season, missing most of it, but returned for the playoff run: “I just want to thank my lord and savior Jesus Christ for getting me through one of the toughest years of my ­career,” Marbury said on his Sina Weibo account. “Winning the championship is great but building character as a team will ­prepare the future for the next generation to come. The Dynasty is now in ­motion.” The Big Lead

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