NBA clubs will celebrate Chinese New Year starting January 30 with a record 15 league teams hosting in-arena activities and more than 65 games broadcast live in the China region. A 20-day celebration through February 18 will include former NBA champion Jason Terry visiting China and a series of television promotional spots featuring NBA stars Klay Thompson of Golden State, Damian Lillard of Portland and Giannis Antetokounmpo of Milwaukee as well as Chinese singer Kun.
Half the clubs in the 30-team league will host Chinese-themed celebrations, including Atlanta, Brooklyn, Chicago, Cleveland, Dallas, Detroit, reigning champion Golden State, Houston, Indiana, New York, Philadelphia, Sacramento, Toronto, Washington and the Los Angeles Clippers. Houston, the former club of retired Chinese star Yao Ming, and the Golden State Warriors will wear specially designed uniforms with Chinese characters and symbols inspired by Chinese culture in tribute to Chinese fans.
Adrian Wojnarowski: After complications finalizing a new China Basketball Association contract, center Alan Williams has decided to re-sign with the Brooklyn Nets on a two-way contract, league sources tell ESPN. He’s expected to be dressed for game against Toronto on Friday.