April 7, 2013
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 […]
February 3, 2013
Some gutsy fourth quarter magic from an increasingly injury ravaged Shanghai team was enough to help the Sharks go to Ningbo and pull off an unlikely victory against the Bayi Rockets. DJ White top scored with a season high 33 points and added 18 rebounds, 3 assists and 3 blocks to his statline for the night […]
February 2, 2013
Shanghai captain Liu Wei has been elected to start for the South in the upcoming CBA All-Star game in Guangzhou. The point guard, now in his fifteenth season in the league, received 768,563 votes in little over a month.
January 30, 2013
This piece started off in the article reporting the fine for Shanghai after the crowd trouble against Dongguan but rather than flood a news piece with my opinions, I decided it was better to break it into a comment piece. This way, the actual Shanghai incident can be explained in a broader picture but also, […]
December 25, 2012
Shanghai overcame the odds to beat the Bayi Rockets in a game that started on a low note with the announcement that both Liu Wei and Gilbert Arenas were out with injuries, only to end in victory thanks to a thrilling performance from Ge Yang.
December 24, 2012
Once upon a time, the Bayi Rockets were the unquestioned masters of the Chinese basketball world. The army team have since fallen on hard times after previous seasons of regular finals appearances and now, with the influx of capable overseas imports (Bayi are not allowed non-Chinese players), their recent form has been less glamorous. Last season, the […]
December 5, 2012
For tonight at least, Lady Luck favours the Shanghai Sharks. The visiting team hung on to beat their traditionally formidable hosts after another strong showing from DJ White, who led his team to their second victory in a row in sensational style.
November 16, 2012
The CBA fixture list has indeed landed and the Sharks 2012/13 schedule is right here and waiting for you. However, as we wait for the season to really swing into gear, it’s probably worth looking over the games that will be played at the Yuanshen Arena and recommending eight good ones to mark down in […]
September 8, 2012
It might be football (soccer) season in China right now but it doesn’t mean that the Sharks aren’t getting their reps in now that the CBA season is supposedly only two months away. With a preseason tour of Australia coming up at the end of September, Shanghai have been sparring with a number of other CBA teams […]
April 9, 2012
With Beijing’s Game 5 win to seal the title, the CBA is done for until October. To discuss an action packed season of Chinese basketball, its Niubball’s Jon Pastuzek and Edward Bothfeld swing by to pass judgement on the good, the bad and the ugly of what may well have been the most memorable few […]