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 1, 2013
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 […]
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 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 […]
February 16, 2013
Liu Wei dropped a trey at the final buzzer to move himself over the thirty point mark for the night as the Shanghai Sharks romped home against a tired Jilin team who apart from DeWarrick Spencer played like they had conceded the game before the tip-off.
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 27, 2013
Five years after his last visit to the Yuanshen, Yi Jianlian made up for lost time by scoring 26 points and hauling in 12 boards as the Guangdong Tigers routed their hosts in ruthless fashion. The seven-footer was an offensive force for most of his time on the court and made a powerful statement to […]
January 25, 2013
File this one under ‘close but no cigar’. The Shanghai Sharks kept it close up until the final few minutes of the game but eventually were overwhelmed by a cunning Dongguan team who matched the home side basket for basket until the time came for them to pull ahead.