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Sharkfin Hoop Comment: Sina’s Cheerleader Debacle Deserves Shaming

November 18, 2013

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Loathed as I am to talk about stuff happening at a CBA game that didn’t involve any basketball directly, the distressing scenes at Shanxi’s home court need to be addressed/ranted about. Basically, during the game, a cheerleader managed to get herself injured due to a player colliding with her. She had to be carried off […]

Shanghai’s 2013/14 Season Schedule Unveiled

November 5, 2013

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The Shanghai Sharks will finally get to start the 2013/14 season this coming Sunday when they take on the Fujian Sturgeons  at the Yuanshen. The league made the announcement in the last couple of days and two-game home stand will offer the first opportunity to assess the new look Sharks. The full Sharks schedule has […]

Yao Ming Refuses To Change His Mind; Sharks Will Not Sign Third Overseas Player

September 12, 2013

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Well this is interesting. Sharks owner Yao Ming has come out and confirmed that Shanghai will not be taking up the option of a third foreign player slot (valid only for the current season) that they would be entitled to as a result of finishing in the bottom five of last year’s CBA. This would […]

Yao Ming Loses Dispute With Textile Company That Trademarked His Name

July 6, 2013

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Yao Ming has lost his trademark dispute with a company that the former Houston player felt was using his name to boost their profits. The issue was settled by China’s National Industry and Commerce Administration after nine years of arguing between the two parties. This means the company, Xiamen Yama Ribbons, will finally be the owners of […]

Shark Fin Hoops Comment: Short Term Thinking Will Be Costly To Shanghai

June 8, 2013

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The Shanghai Sharks will keep interim coach Wang Qun at the helm for the foreseeable future. The Chinese coach replaced Daniel Panaggio in January of this year after the Sharks began their freefall down the standings in the wake of Gilbert Arenas’ injury. A few weeks ago, he was confirmed as the new full-time head coach of […]

Sharks Suffering Substancial Losses; Yao Ming Pleads For Reform Amid Growing Issues For The League

April 10, 2013

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The Shanghai Sharks suffered losses of close to one-million RMB ($160,000) this year according to their owner Yao Ming according to an article on Sohu Sports. The Shanghainese icon was speaking along with other owners and investors about the fiscal problems involved in running a CBA club and is seeking more involvement with the league’s […]

A Painful Five Months In Shanghai: Reviewing The Sharks 2012/13 CBA Season

April 7, 2013

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Few teams have suffered such a violently reversal of fortunes in the last twelves months than the Shanghai Sharks. This time last year, the team had made the postseason despite being widely regarded as a bottom five team. Moreover, the Sharks did this on the back of the best defense in the CBA (have been […]

Li Gen To Play For Shanghai In National Games

April 1, 2013

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The CBA might be done for a while but it doesn’t mean that basketball in China stops completely until September when teams start bringing in overseas players for the upcoming season and also embarking on preseason tours. Obviously there is the largely irrelevant spectacle of the National Basketball League, which is basically a poorly run […]

For Your Consideration: An Interview With Gilbert Arenas

March 14, 2013

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The following is an article I wrote from January’s edition of That’s Shanghai (p.23-24). Its subject matter is (obviously), Agent Zero himself, Gilbert Arenas. The interview took place in late January, sometime about round 22. Enjoy.

Shark Fin Hoops Comment: Shanghai Jersey Sham Sums Up Lazy Attitude To Fans

February 27, 2013

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If anyone was watching the Shanghai Sharks’ final home games of the 2012/13 season against Liaoning, you probably have been impressed by the smooth, sleek blue jerseys that the Sharks have been wearing. However, the trouble is, despite boasting such a magnificent new uniform, there have only been a few people with actual access to them throughout […]

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