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.
Asian Cup triumph by basketball team follows success of females in volleyball and football, and comes at a time when male sport has been hit by claims of match-fixing and corruption.
Social media sees funny side as 2.29-metres NBA legend sits in front row for Brooklyn Nets game – to the misfortune of those behind him.
US league ‘is in the first class’, Yao says, also revealing he had dinner with former tennis star Peng, whose withdrawal from view had sparked the WTA’s boycott of China.
Point guard Glen Yang is ready to test himself in Taiwan’s P League+ this season after joining Kaohsiung 17LIVE Steelers franchise.
NBA legend, who is president of Chinese Basketball Association, fronts up to media in sobering address after Asian Games bronze medal win.
NBA legend takes ‘responsibility’ as men’s national team initially fail to speak to media after heartbreaking 77-76 loss to the Philippines in semi-finals.
Weeks after China’s worst ever Fiba World Cup finish, their coach Aleksandar Dordevic says ‘the energy is back’ and the goal in Hangzhou is ‘to go all the way’.
Association had said hosting next week’s women’s final at Queen Elizabeth Stadium was ‘a waste of resources’, but criticism has led to a change of heart.
Taiwanese P League+ outfit confirmed to be joining regional competition after Bay Area Dragons were abruptly disbanded.
‘I feel that the intensity of our CBA league is not strong enough to support our performance,’ China guard Zhao Rui says.
Aleksandar Djordjevic’s side haul themselves back into qualifying contention for Paris 2024 with win against Angola.
Lin thanks Yi for ‘paving the way for me’ in NBA, as 35-year-old’s former teammates hail ‘mentor and banner of Chinese basketball’.
Fans query whether bringing in naturalised NBA star Kyle Anderson made any difference, and say hiring a foreign coach ‘is not a fix’.
Former LA Laker Sun Yue says performance against South Sudan was ‘indifferent’ as China stand on verge of embarrassing first-round exit.
Aleksandar Djordjevic’s side look to be heading home early after suffering second loss in as many matches.
Fans ask why diminutive players like Yuki Kawamura – who led co-hosts to victory over Finland at Basketball World Cup – cannot succeed for China.
Hosts lose 87-64 in Shenzhen to Serbia, whom they will face again in first FIBA Basketball World Cup group B match on Saturday.
Zhou joins Guangdong from Xinjiang after long-running contract dispute, with Zhao Rui going the other way in blockbuster CBA swap deal.
NBA superstar James Harden should go and ‘feel the love’ in China if he is ‘sick’ of Philadelphia 76ers boss Daryl Morey.
NBA star – who is a newly naturalised Chinese citizen – says his relatives ‘told me that 1 is a very special number in China’.
NBA superstar warned he ‘could lose everything’ in stand-off with Philadelphia 76ers, with move to China ‘not as easy as fans would think’.
James Harden also praised for ‘great move’ criticising Daryl Morey, as appearance on Chinese influencer live stream brings in big money.
Narrow one-point win over New Zealand on Sunday lifts China to third in SuperCup tournament.
‘We had been together for 10 days only – more training and matches will help us find some better form,’ Anderson says after Trentino Cup final loss, with World Cup less than three weeks away.
‘No wonder our football, basketball and volleyball are so far behind,’ fan says on Weibo after Zhejiang are thrashed by Shandong yet judged to be better.
Anderson likely to play against Cape Verde in mini-tournament in Italy on Friday, with team then expected to head to Germany before hosting Serbia in final warm-up game in Shenzhen.
Minnesota Timberwolves star has completed naturalisation process, paving way to represent China at global tournament next month.
NBA star to visit China in next few days to complete naturalisation process, could join up with national team before World Cup starts next month.
‘Our playing style is relatively simple at the moment, and players are impatient,’ coach Liu Tiu says following loss to Shaanxi Wolves in mainland China’s second-tier competition.
National team player has been in a long-running dispute with club Xinjiang Flying Tigers, who he hasn’t appeared for since 2021.