With the CBA All- Star voting to end tonight and the results due to be announced tomorrow ( February 6th), the balloting has changed things once again with regard to who is in the starting line-up for the CBA’s big regular season event. The grand old men of Chinese basketball, Mengke Bateer and Wang Zhizhi have kept their places although Marbury and JR Smith have returned to the fore after last week’s voting. As it stands, there isn’t a Shanghai player to make the starting line-up, things could change in the next few hours but here are things as they stand.
South: Wang Shipeng (Guangdong Tigers), JR Smith (Zhejiang Bulls); Zhu Fangyu (Guangdong Tigers) Ding Jinhui (Zhejiang Bulls); Wang Zhizhi (Bayi Rockets).
North: Marbury (Beijing Ducks), Yang Ming (Liaoning Jaguars); Zhang Nan (Tianjin Lions), Li Xiaoxu (Liaoning Jaguars); Mengke Bateer (Xinjiang Tigers).
The All Star weekend takes place in Guangzhou on Febuary 18th/19th.