There’s nothing like NBA basketball, but if you want to get your hoops fix somehow, there are some pro competitions underway around the world with a bunch of players you will recognize.
These are today’s contests in China and New Zealand.
3:30 am: Fujian Sturgeons vs. Zhejiang Golden Lions (Youku)
Players of NBA interest: Former Nugget Ty Lawson, Grizzlies draftee Wang Zhelin
4:00 am: Qingdao Eagles vs. Tianjin Pioneers (Youku)
7:35 am: Beijing Royal Fighters vs. Xinjiang Flying Tigers (Youku)
Players of NBA interest: Former Rocket Zhou Qi, former 76er Arnett Moultrie, former Laker Sun Yue, head coach Stephon Marbury
8:00 am: Jilin Northeast Tigers vs. Liaoning Flying Leopards (Youku)
Players of NBA interest: Former Grizzly OJ Mayo
1:30 am: Canterbury Rams vs. Manawatu Jets (ESPN3)
Players of NBA interest: New Zealand national team player Tom Vodanovich
3:30 am: Nelson Giants vs. Franklin Bulls (ESPN3)
Players of NBA interest: Former Washington center Sam Timmins, national team player Mike Karena