Stephon Marbury’s basketball career ended in tears. Just not the kind people in the NBA expected it to when he moved to China eight years ago.
The Chinese Basketball Association, often abbreviated as CBA, is the first-tier professional men's basketball league in China. It is widely regarded as the pre-eminent professional men's basketball league in Asia. The league is commonly known by fans as the CBA, and this acronym is even used in Chinese on a regular basis. A few Chinese players who competed in the CBA in the early stages of their careers – including Wang Zhizhi, Mengke Bateer, Yao Ming, Yi Jianlian, and Sun Yue – have also played in the National Basketball Association (NBA). The defending champions from the 2016-17 season were the Xinjiang Flying Tigers.