Xinjiang Add Li Gen and Liu Qiuping; Once Again Look To Buy Title

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Never doubt the power of money, folks. The Xinjiang Tigers, barely five months after an embarrassing failure to make the CBA play-offs, have loaded up once again for a roster that looks– on paper at least– to be close to unstoppable. This is of course the Xinjiang way; win the offseason and come into the subsequent CBA campaign with everyone talking about them. Its happened many times before but this time, its especially galling. Not only have they added Li Gen, one of China’s best shooters, the Tigers have also hired Liu Quiping to act as the coach for the forthcoming campaign. Continue reading “Xinjiang Add Li Gen and Liu Qiuping; Once Again Look To Buy Title”

Xinjiang Tigers: 89 – Shanghai Sharks 84: Last Second Lapses Condemn Sharks To Defeat

Sometimes as a sports enthusiast, I’m reminded that sometimes its better to lose in a blow out than watch the game slip away right at the very end. Against Xinjiang, it was very much the latter as the Sharks fought hard and were full of pluck and spirit but ultimately  lost to a Tigers side that for all their potency going forward, looked brittle at times, and dare I say it- were there for the taking at the critical moment. Continue reading “Xinjiang Tigers: 89 – Shanghai Sharks 84: Last Second Lapses Condemn Sharks To Defeat”