Chinese Basketball Association

Doubts grow over Tracy McGrady's future as Eagles flop

Tracy McGrady

Ex-NBA star Tracy McGrady arrived in China to a hero's welcome but after seven straight defeats and the sacking of his coach and a high-profile teammate, the media are wondering how soon he will leave.

Thursday, 13 December, 2012, 3:39am

Stephon Marbury blasts Chinese Basketball Association shoe rules

Stephon Marbury

Ex-NBA star Stephon Marbury blasted the Chinese Basketball Association's strict sponsorship rules after he was fined for failing to cover up the logo on his own-brand shoes.

5 Dec 2012 - 2:16am

Sports Digest, November 26, 2012

South Africa look at draw as best result

26 Nov 2012 - 2:31am

Ex-NBA's Tracy McGrady denies money a factor in China move

Tracy McGrady (centre) arrives at Liuting International Airport in Qingdao last week. Photo: Xinhua

Two-time NBA scoring champion Tracy McGrady has denied money was a factor in his decision to join the Qingdao Eagles in the Chinese Basketball Association (CBA).

“I played 15 years in the NBA,” the CBA’s highest-profile import told the China Daily newspaper. “I made a lot of money. No, money has nothing to do with it.”

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am

McGrady’s China move earns NBA plaudits

Two-times NBA scoring champion Tracy McGrady. Photo: EPA

Two-times NBA scoring champion Tracy McGrady’s decision to extend his career in China gives the league its most successful player to date and has earned widespread praise.

“I think it is a great idea,” NBA commissioner David Stern told the China Daily. “The CBA has become a place where players can extend their careers, and that’s a wonderful thing.”

18 Oct 2012 - 4:09pm

Youth stars in revolt against coach

China's under-19 national coach has been suspended after players mutinied, accusing the unpopular Fan Bin of dishing out beatings and verbal abuse as part of his harsh training regime.

13 Apr 2011 - 12:00am

End urged to National Games bidding

A mainland political adviser recommended scrapping the bidding system for the National Games and letting six municipalities and provinces with good facilities rotate the hosting of the quadrennial sporting event.

10 Mar 2011 - 12:00am

Mainland club fined over crowd trouble

The Chinese Basketball Association (CBA) has meted out harsh penalties to a top team after a quarter-final play-off was marred by fan trouble. The CBA blamed the head coach of Ningbo Bayi Shuanglu and their manager for inciting unrest among home fans after their side lost to Liaoning. It fined the club 20,000 yuan and the coach and manager 10,000 yuan each.

23 Jan 2008 - 12:00am

Cheating team kicked out of China play-offs

Beleaguered Chinese Basketball Association (CBA) chiefs earned some much-needed respect from fans yesterday after they booted title contenders Xinjiang Guanghui out of the play-offs for cheating.

12 Jan 2008 - 12:00am

Players in fear of hooligans

China's stars are playing in fear of their safety during domestic league games because of growing hooliganism among fans, it was revealed yesterday.

4 Jan 2008 - 12:00am

China coach wants to quit 'annoying' job

China coach Jonas Kazlauskas says the pressures of his job are unbearable and he wants out.

'It's an annoying job . . . sometimes you have to almost come to blows just to get things done your way,' he was quoted as saying in an interview with Kauno Deina, a Lithuanian newspaper.

18 Sep 2007 - 12:00am

Tim Noonan

It's all about money in China these days. I know that, so do you and so does the corpse of Mao Zedong. Basketball is no different.

24 Jun 2007 - 12:00am

It's not too late for China's fallen hero to rise again

You are not allowed to make a decision off the basketball court. You are indebted to us in perpetuity.

These were rules and this is the story of Wang Zhizhi: a young boy who left China a pioneer and returned a pariah, all in the space of five years.

16 Apr 2006 - 12:00am

Watchdogs out in force for China climax

With only three rounds of matches remaining in the Chinese First Division, it is hard to judge who feels the pressure more: the teams battling for championship honours, those involved in the dogfight against relegation or the Chinese Football Association (CFA) itself.

22 Nov 2003 - 12:00am


The Hong Kong Flying Dragons' losing streak in the Chinese Basketball Association continued last night as they stumbled to a 122-108 defeat against defending champions the Shanghai Sharks. The SAR team are still searching for the first win of their inaugural season and remain at the bottom of the 14-team league.

9 Jan 2003 - 12:00am