Los Angeles Lakers forward Yi Jianlian (11) looks on from the bench during the fourth quarter against the Golden State Warriors at Valley View Casino Center. Mandatory Credit: Jake Roth-USA TODAY Sports

Chinese basketballer Yi Jianlian’s NBA comeback over before it begins as he quits LA Lakers on eve of new season

The 2.13m forward requested to be released after realising he would be on the bench

Topic |   NBA (National Basketball Association)

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Los Angeles Lakers forward Yi Jianlian (11) looks on from the bench during the fourth quarter against the Golden State Warriors at Valley View Casino Center. Mandatory Credit: Jake Roth-USA TODAY Sports
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