NBA Commissioner David Stern with Yao Ming, Kobe Bryant and Chinese children in Shanghai in 2013. Photo: AP
Jonathan White
Opinion

Opinion

Jonathan White

David Stern took NBA to China, other leagues still playing catch-up

  • Commissioner’s move to play games, push broadcasts with CCTV and develop Chinese interest paid off
  • NBA still streets ahead despite Houston Rockets’ Hong Kong protest crisis

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NBA Commissioner David Stern with Yao Ming, Kobe Bryant and Chinese children in Shanghai in 2013. Photo: AP
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Jonathan White

Jonathan White

Jonathan White joined the Post in 2017 after a decade reporting on sport from China. He originally moved to Beijing to coach football in 2007 and later spent two years in Shanghai.