Chinese-Canadian basketball player Ben Li (left) with NBA and CBA legend Yao Ming (right) at a league opening ceremony event in Shanghai. Photo: Handout
Chinese-Canadian basketball player Ben Li (left) with NBA and CBA legend Yao Ming (right) at a league opening ceremony event in Shanghai. Photo: Handout

Chinese-Canadian star Ben Li on leaving his NCAA basketball dream behind for the Shanghai Sharks and meeting Yao Ming

  • The 20-year-old says he ‘couldn’t turn my back against’ CBA opportunity despite US college game being a childhood goal
  • ‘My dad supported my basketball dreams 100 per cent, which is very rare to come by with Asian parents,’ says Li

Topic |   CBA (Chinese Basketball Association)
Chinese-Canadian basketball player Ben Li (left) with NBA and CBA legend Yao Ming (right) at a league opening ceremony event in Shanghai. Photo: Handout
Chinese-Canadian basketball player Ben Li (left) with NBA and CBA legend Yao Ming (right) at a league opening ceremony event in Shanghai. Photo: Handout
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