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  1. The NBA's China evolution

    Henry Abbott

    China Photos/Getty Images Yao Ming's retirement caused the demise of the NBA in China. Or not. Jeremy Lin's agent says he hasn't slept in days, fielding calls with business opportunities. Knicks games are being added to broadcasts all across Asia. ...

    Blog | February 13, 2012
  2. The state of NBA China

    Henry Abbott

    Remember when David Stern was talking about the NBA starting its own league in China? That multi-billion dollar plan called for a new league in new stadiums all over China. Just Stern's saying that, reports Jim Yardley in The New York Times, usher...

    Blog | February 01, 2012
  3. Nice Olympics, but a Couple of Stains

    Henry Abbott

    China has a ton to be proud of in these Olympic games, not the least of which is the fantastic performance of so very many Chinese athletes. And by all reports the games have been pulled off with extraordinary competence, which is commendable in any ...

    Blog | August 20, 2008
  4. Late Friday Olybullets

    Henry Abbott

    Yao Ming finally had a great game -- hitting all but one of his 11 shots -- and China got a win, against Angola. Zaza Pachulia calls for peace in Georgia. Chris Bosh is starting to seem like he might really be as cool as famous athletes ar...

    Blog | August 15, 2008
  5. First Cup: Monday

    Henry Abbott

    Bud Shaw of The Plain Dealer: "Kobe Bryant might enjoy rock-star status in China, but LeBron James is the face and voice of this basketball redemption as evidenced by his 18 points, six rebounds, four assists, three blocks and zero turnovers in a rou...

    Blog | August 11, 2008
  6. Masked Avengers of International Basketball

    Henry Abbott

    This summer, a lot of the NBA's best players will jet to China determined to re-establish American dominance in international basketball. As they land in Beijing, however, unless things improve mightily in the intervening months, the view out the pla...

    Blog | January 24, 2008
  7. About that Strange Quote from Nike's CEO Mark Parker

    Henry Abbott

    In the Wednesday bullets, I linked to a China Daily article by Zhao Rui which included this bizarre quote attributed to Nike CEO Mark Parker (talking about LeBron James): "I'm proud of watching him play. I'm mad about him," he said. "I think he is m...

    Blog | October 19, 2007
  8. The Chinese know best

    Henry Abbott

    Posted by Brian Windhorst You must admit in a fun, detached, sort of way the ongoing sagas of Yao and Yi are pure comic relief. Unless you're a member of the Bucks' or Rockets' front offices or one of their fans, watching China's deft handling of th...

    Blog | July 19, 2007