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Shark Fin Hoops is a blog about the highs and lows of the Shanghai Sharks, and believe me, there are lots of both. A somewhat whimsical but always passionate look at the team’s fortunes in the Chinese Basketball Association (CBA), Shark Fin Hoops does its best to try to accurately report the crazy, forever changing world of  basketball in Shanghai.

Based in the city itself, Andrew Crawford is a British guy who grew up with an irrational love for Dikembe Mutombo and to this day is a big fan of wagging his finger dismissively at people when he gets the last seat on the bus or wins a game of NBA2K or Pro Evo on the PS3. A keen but absolutely terrible basketball player, he can be found at most home games at the Yuanshen, cheering on the Sharks.

His work has appeared online and in print for a variety of publications including The Classical, Salon.com, the Shanghai Daily, That’s Shanghai, the China Sports Review and Time Out Beijing

He can be contacted at sharkfinhoops@gmail.com and you can follow the website on twitter @sharkfinhoops

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