April 19, 2013
Interesting times are afoot in the Shanghai Sharks front office as it stares at the possibility of its starting center Zhang Zhaoxu leaving the team now his contract has expired and the two parties haven’t reached agreement on a new deal.
April 10, 2013
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 […]
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 […]
April 6, 2013
Though the CBA has finished for another season, it doesn’t mean that all of its players are sitting at home with their feet up. Shanghai had three foreign players this season and all of whom have left China one way or another and now seems the right time to check in on the American trio.
March 14, 2013
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.
February 27, 2013
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 […]
February 25, 2013
The Chinese Basketball Association schedule is done and dusted for another season as far as the Shanghai Sharks are concerned. Nine months of quiet now beckon but not before grades are dished out on a disappointing but eventful 10-22 campaign.
February 25, 2013
Two Sharks players went to Guangzhou for the annual CBA All-Star weekend but only one of them finished Sunday night with his head held high. Zhai Yi, Shanghai’s third-string shooting guard emerged out of nowhere to win another dire dunk contest whilst Liu Wei was basically a no-show in the showpiece All-Star game itself.
February 19, 2013
Despite an injury ravaged first year in the CBA, Gilbert Arenas has expressed an interest in continuing his basketball adventures in the Middle Kingdom. Speaking to reporters after the last game of the season, Arenas was very matter-of-fact on the subject; ‘if Yao Ming wanted to take me back, of course I would like to […]
February 17, 2013
Shanghai’s season ended like it started- with a blow-out defeat to a team with championship ambitions as Gilbert Arenas watched it all happen from the bench. A campaign that was defined by injuries eventually (some would say mercifully) came to a close after a Liaoning team led by its vibrant backcourt duo of Josh Akognon and […]