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  1. First Cup: Thursday

    Henry Abbott

    Howard Beck of The New York Times: The Lin phenomenon crossed the border Tuesday, when he beat Toronto with a last-second 3-pointer and won ovations from Raptors fans. He is stirring passions in China, Italy, Germany and anywhere basketball is playe...

    Blog | February 16, 2012
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. First Cup: Thursday

    Henry Abbott

    Chris Dempsey of The Denver Post: "Kenyon Martin and J.R. Smith are unrestricted free agents with no guarantees either or both will return; Nene has one foot out of the door; and now Wilson Chandler is going to China, where because of a contract with...

    Blog | September 01, 2011
  5. First Cup: Monday

    Henry Abbott

    Louise Watt of The Associated Press: "Yao Ming's expected retirement could diminish the NBA's once-burgeoning popularity in China, with many fans saying they would no longer watch games. 'What's the point of watching NBA now?' asked an online user c...

    Blog | July 11, 2011
  6. Stephon Marbury's money play

    Henry Abbott

    Writing in GQ, Wells Tower writes meaningfully of his time with Stephon Marbury in the industrial heart of China, where Marbury is both playing basketball, but also working feverishly to ingratiate himself with the vast and valuable Chinese basketbal...

    Blog | April 18, 2011
  7. Stephon Marbury: Global for the long haul

    Henry Abbott

    New York magazine's Ben Sin caught with Stephon Marbury in China, and found the former Knick star had all kinds of interesting stuff to say, mostly about the expected duration of his stay in the People's Republic: Just last month, Ricky Davis, Steve...

    Blog | January 07, 2011
  8. Stephon Marbury's China turmoil

    Henry Abbott

    There are scattered internet reports that Stephon Marbury's Chinese club Shanxi has kicked him to the curb. (I heard about it first from LostLettermen. There's a very detailed report on NiuBBall.com.) Marbury's Twitter account has been extremely a...

    Blog | November 29, 2010
  9. First Cup: Wednesday

    Henry Abbott

    Jonathan Feigen of the Houston Chronicle: "With Yao Ming and the Rockets back this week for China Games 2010, the NBA has rushed in to capitalize on the most populous nation's rapidly growing affection for its product. 'I didn't have a specific pictu...

    Blog | October 13, 2010
  10. First Cup: Tuesday

    Henry Abbott

    Marc Berman of the New York Post: "On the other side of the globe from Coney Island, former Knicks star Stephon Marbury made his debut in China yesterday and told The Post he was suffering from major jet lag. Marbury scored 15 points and had eight as...

    Blog | February 02, 2010
  11. Stephon Marbury, live in China

    Henry Abbott

    He recently played his first game for Shanxi Zhongyu against the Dongguan Marco Polo. The opposing team's point guard, Tre Kelley, had a huge night against Marbury, in the former All-Star's Chinese debut. Marbury's team has been one of the wors...

    Blog | February 01, 2010
  12. Where International Superstars are not Coddled

    Henry Abbott

    Mac Lotze is a TrueHoop reader (and sometimes contributor) who lives in Shanghai where he has this to say about a recent TV appearance in China by Dwight Howard and Derrick Rose: First, Howard and Rose seem either jetlagged or the opposite of ecstati...

    Blog | August 24, 2009
  13. Stephen Jackson and the Great Wall of Static

    Henry Abbott

    Stephen Jackson is on a bus, somewhere in China, on his way to see the Great Wall for the first time in his life. At the moment, however, he is not sightseeing. He is talking on a special global cell phone, borrowed from a team P.R. rep. Thanks to a ...

    Blog | October 17, 2008
  14. Student Ronny Turiaf on Kareem Abdul-Jabbar the Teacher

    Henry Abbott

    New Warrior Ronny Turiaf is blogging on Golden State's official website, and in his first post (from China!) he talks about one of his great mentors from his Laker days: I have to tell you that yesterday at practice I got to see my man Kareem Abdul ...

    Blog | October 17, 2008
  15. Thursday Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    Lang Whitaker from SLAM, with some good Keith Closs insight from a nightclub in China, and this: "Can't believe we all missed the D-League Draft Lottery last night. The Draft itself is on November 7, live from Atlanta. I especially like that the draf...

    Blog | October 16, 2008
  16. 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