Chinese Dunk Contest Features Terrible, Hilarious Dunk

The Chinese Basketball Association had its all-star game over the weekend. I really don't understand why this guy was invited to participate in the dunk contest: » 1/19/15 4:10pm 1/19/15 4:10pm

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

Another American Basketball Team Brawled In China, And This Time It…

Details are scarce about this event today in China when a team we're told consists of NBA D-Leaguers brawled with CBA team Zhejiang Lions, leading to chairs being thrown by both teams and—at the very end of this video—by an unidentified American player toward Chinese fans. » 5/25/12 1:35pm 5/25/12 1:35pm

Stephon Marbury Is Accused Of Sending A Chinese Fan To The Hospital…

This has been a big year for basketbrawls in China. J.R. Smith's family raised hell, and so did the Georgetown Hoyas. But Stephon Marbury might have had a role in the biggest yet. » 3/12/12 1:05pm 3/12/12 1:05pm

The CBA All-Star Game Featured The Worst Sequence Of Professional…

The Chinese Basketball Association All-Star Weekend just passed, and featured the same things you'd expect from such an event: a rising stars game, slam dunk contest, three-point competition, and a half-heartedly played All-Star Game. » 2/20/12 12:30pm 2/20/12 12:30pm

Please Get J.R. Smith Out Of China Before His Family Starts World War…

The last time we checked in with J.R. Smith, he was breaking ankles while his sister Stephanie was starting brawls. » 1/29/12 10:28pm 1/29/12 10:28pm

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

J.R. Smith's Sister Choked A Woman During A Brawl In China Involving…

Former Nuggets guard J.R. Smith is currently playing in China for the Zhejiang Golden Bulls, having been unable to escape his Chinese Basketball Association contract when the NBA lockout ended. Zhejiang faced the Bayi Rockets (you remember them as the Chinese military team who brawled with Georgetown) last night and… » 1/11/12 10:43pm 1/11/12 10:43pm

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

Presenting Slo-Mo Video Of A Little League Player Taking A Baseball To…

Your morning roundup for Aug. 20, the ninth day that Delonte West will wake up hoping Home Depot calls. Got any stories or photos for us? Tip your editors. (Video from California's 11-0 win over Rhode Island H/T Shaun B). » 8/20/11 9:45am 8/20/11 9:45am

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

The Graceful, Oversized Legacy of Yao Ming

How long was Yao Ming going to last? That was the question about the seven-foot-six center long before he broke his foot for the first time in the NBA. When Yao joined the league nine summers ago, picked first overall in the 2002 draft by the Houston Rockets, he was the man who would bring the entire Chinese market… » 7/20/11 6:30pm 7/20/11 6:30pm

Basketball Players In Asia Are Punching Each Other Again

Here's Mark "Macmac" Cardona of the Talk 'N Text Tropang Texters punching former Cincinnati Bearcat Ronald Allen of the Dongguan Leopards. Described in Pacific Rims as "a pitbull," Macmac doesn't hesitate taking on the taller American. Two makes a trend, right? [PBA-Online] » 6/30/10 1:30pm 6/30/10 1:30pm

Ma-Bu-Li In China: A Gallery

You read Anthony Tao's story about Stephon Marbury earlier today. The photos he took during his time on Marbury's trail offer further insight into the weirdness of the Lone Wolf's stint in the Chinese Basketball Association. With commentary by Tao. » 2/03/10 4:00pm 2/03/10 4:00pm

The Lone Wolf Goes To China

Stephon Marbury is now a point guard for the Brave Dragons of Shanxi, where writer Anthony Tao finds Ma-Bu-Li trying to preserve his star among the coal heaps of a modern Chinese city. » 2/03/10 2:35pm 2/03/10 2:35pm

Only Starbury Can Go To China

The 32-year-old Stephon Marbury just a signed a contract with Shanxi Club of the Chinese Basketball Association. Communism has officially lost. [Reuters/NY Post/FanHouse] » 1/18/10 1:30pm 1/18/10 1:30pm