Shandong Lions 102 – Shanghai Sharks 80: Ruthless Lions Dispatch Visitors In Style

Former Sharks hero Zaid Abbas flirted with a triple double on the way to scoring a game high 23 points as well as racking up 12 rebounds and 6 assists. The Jordanian was a force to be reckoned with whenever he was out on the floor and made the Sharks pay almost everytime he found space for himself in the paint. Continue reading “Shandong Lions 102 – Shanghai Sharks 80: Ruthless Lions Dispatch Visitors In Style”

Gilbert Arenas Returning To America For Treatment; Local Fans Unimpressed.

In a new twist to what has already been a problematic storyline for the Shanghai Sharks, Gilbert Arenas is set to return to the United States for treatment on a groin injury. Sina are quoting a report coming out of Jilin which suggests Arenas will not back until January 6th. If that were to be the case, it would rule the former NBA All-Star out of the two-game home series with Beijing and Tianjin. Continue reading “Gilbert Arenas Returning To America For Treatment; Local Fans Unimpressed.”

CBA Web Chat: McGrady’s One-Man Show, Super Shandong And The Tragic Case Of Congo Cash

With the CBA season now underway, its time to once again acknowledge the good, the bad and the ugly moments of Chinese basketball with Niubball head honcho Jon Pastuzek.  Topics for discussion this time include Qingdao’s widely anticipated poor form, Tianjin’s entirely unexpected winning record and some lengthy talk about the Shanghai Sharks. Continue reading “CBA Web Chat: McGrady’s One-Man Show, Super Shandong And The Tragic Case Of Congo Cash”

Shanghai Sharks 78 – Shandong Lions 89: Pooh Jeter Leads The Charge Against Shorthanded Shanghai

Despite a gutsy, hard -fought showing, the Shanghai Sharks fell to 0-3 in the 2012/13 CBA season after being eventually overwhelmed by the visiting Shandong Lions, whose trio of overseas players; Pooh Jeter, Jackson Vroman and Zaid Abbas, combined to sink a plunky home side. Continue reading “Shanghai Sharks 78 – Shandong Lions 89: Pooh Jeter Leads The Charge Against Shorthanded Shanghai”

CBA Webchat: T-Mac, A Retooled Guangdong Offence and Jianbings

Having gone quiet for too long, the Chinese basketball season is about a month away from starting and in anticipation of this, cash has been flashed and some well-known NBA players will be plying their trade in China this season. Talking it over along with me this time around is Niubball head honcho Jon Pastuzek and a newcomer to the world of Middle Kingdom hoops, Karan Madhok.

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