The Chinese Slam Dunk Contest Was A Pit Of Sadness

The CBA held its all-star game in Guangzhou last night, and like in past years, it was kind of a mess. (The festivities took place between the end of the regular season and the beginning of the playoffs, so anyone who took part had either mentally checked out for the year or had much more important basketball on their… » 2/25/13 11:45am 2/25/13 11:45am

Tracy McGrady Threatens To Leave China, Gets Suspended For Calling Refs…

Why is Tracy McGrady still just 33 years old, when he should totally be in his late 40s? The second act of T-Mac's career is taking place in China, where last we heard, he was getting into fights and getting diarrhea and just generally not having a good time. Wednesday's game, where McGrady's Qingdao Double Star… » 1/10/13 2:20pm 1/10/13 2:20pm

Quincy Douby Scored A League-Record 75 Points In China

Former Rutgers standout and Kings first-rounder Quincy Douby had the game of his life yesterday, putting up 75 points for the Zhejiang Golden Bulls in the Chinese Basketball Association. This is an awful lot of points for someone who averaged 4.1 points per game in the NBA, and it's an awful lot of points for… » 1/03/13 2:30pm 1/03/13 2:30pm

Throwing Elbows, Getting Diarrhea, And Losing Eight Straight: Tracy…

Here is a picture of Tracy McGrady from Alexander Chernykh, who helpfully adds the context that Tracy McGrady's Chinese team—the Qingdao Double Star Eagles—are 0-8, and fired their coach two games into the season. Though McGrady suggested, in an exclusive interview with ESPN's chief Dancing With The Stars… » 12/12/12 6:30pm 12/12/12 6:30pm

Here's Tracy McGrady Blatantly And Maliciously Elbowing The Crap Out Of…

Tracy McGrady's squad, the Qingdao Eagles (AKA the Qingdao DoubleStar Eagles), was down big in what we think was probably the fourth quarter of this CBA (Chinese Basketball Association) game. A player on the other team hits a three to push the deficit to 22 and then does approximately what we would do if we hit a… » 12/09/12 12:35pm 12/09/12 12:35pm

J.R. Smith's Chinese Team Says He Skipped Nearly Every Single Practice

J.R. Smith couldn't get out of his CBA contract when the NBA lockout ended, but he sure as hell could make life as miserable as possible for his employers. Smith's sister sparked a pair of brawls with opposing fans (Stephanie Smith said of the second fight that she didn't start it "this time.") And according to the… » 6/22/12 10:25am 6/22/12 10:25am

Stephon Marbury Is Getting A Statue In China

Stephon Marbury, the biggest import to hit China since opium, may or may not be elevated to Beijing City God soon. After leading the Beijing Ducks to the CBA championship, but not being eligible for an MVP award, fans wanted some way to honor their hero. They've found it: a massive bronze statue of Marbury, holding… » 4/10/12 1:45pm 4/10/12 1:45pm

J.R. Smith Shattered Three Pairs Of Ankles (Including Stephon…

Here is video evidence that J.R. Smith's extended stay in China has, statistically speaking, involved more broken ankles than brawls spearheaded by his sister. Heart of Beijing has dutifully compiled video of three incidents: The first you see here actually caused an injury, and the final step-back took out Stephon… » 1/19/12 10:30am 1/19/12 10:30am

Stephon Marbury Does His Own Laundry In China

The Wall Street Journal visited Stephon Marbury in Beijing, where he's still playing ball for the CBA's undefeated Beijing Ducks and basking in the "serenity and peace of the country." Marbury is so zen he's even folding his own laundry in a modestly sized apartment. It's like StarburyTV never even existed. [WSJ] » 12/06/11 12:20pm 12/06/11 12:20pm

MLB's New Draft Rules, Designed To Increase Competitive Balance, Help…

Major League Baseball and the players' union inked a new, five-year collective bargaining agreement today, and that's all well and good. We won't have another 1994, at least not for a while, and, yes, you can hear NBA fans groaning in the corner over there. There will be plenty of baseball. And, if you care, it will… » 11/22/11 6:15pm 11/22/11 6:15pm

The Chinese Basketball Association Doesn't Want Kobe Bryant To Play…

One nice, unproductive distraction from the lockout has been to speculate about which NBA players will spend the lockout playing in China, Turkey, and, somehow, England. But now the Chinese Basketball Association has gone and deprived us even of that pleasure, announcing today that it would not permit NBA players… » 8/19/11 3:45pm 8/19/11 3:45pm