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Mutual respect key to solve NBA standoff in China

As the NBA plans to resume its season on July 30, many Chinese sports fans are anticipating the return of live broadcast of the NBA games after the long hiatus caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. However, it remains unlikely that the games will return to Chinese platforms if the issues between the NBA and the Chinese public are not solved.
Soure:Global Times: 2020/7/2 15:33:40

Star guard Guo Ailun's appearance on reality shows not to blame for Team Liaoning's disappointing run

After three defeats over four games following the return of the CBA league on June 20, CBA giants the Liaoning Flying Leopards fired their famed head coach Guo Shiqiang. But fans have also been placing blame for the losses on the team's star point guard Guo Ailun, saying his focus has not been on the court.
Soure:Global Times: 2020/6/28 11:34:47

CBA season resumes after 5 months of delay

The Chinese Basketball Association (CBA), China's top basketball league, hailed the resumption of the sport over the weekend after an almost five-month-long hiatus. As games were held behind closed doors, dolls and empty uniforms took seats normally reserved for fans in the stadiums to help liven up the venues.
Soure:Global Times: 2020/6/21 22:25:37

Jordan donating $100 million to social justice groups

Michael Jordan said Friday he is making a record $100 million donation to groups fighting for racial equality and social justice amid a wave of protests across the US.
Soure:AFP: 2020/6/9 16:28:41

CBA season reopens on June 20

CBA will resume its season on June 20, staging games in Qingdao, East China's Shandong Province, and Dongguan, South China's Guangdong Province: official release
Soure:Global Times: 2020/6/4 16:12:57

NBA targeting October finish for virus-hit season

The NBA is aiming to complete the 2020 season by mid-October, reports said Tuesday, as the league edges toward a return from the coronavirus shutdown.
Soure:AFP: 2020/6/3 16:58:41

Airs, No Graces

The Last Dance, the story of the 1997-98 Chicago Bulls season led by Michael Jordan, has captivated the world while it has been on lockdown. Such is the quality of the story it would likely have dominated conversation even if it was competing with live sport, though.
Soure:Global Times: 2020/5/28 16:08:41

Jordan 'lied': ex-teammate

Horace Grant, who won three NBA championship rings with the Chicago Bulls, wasn't pleased with the way he was portrayed by former teammate Michael Jordan in ESPN's The Last Dance documentary.
Soure:Reuters: 2020/5/20 16:13:40

LeBron James eager to get back to basketball

Los Angeles Lakers superstar LeBron James said Monday he's eager for the NBA season to resume, as long as the health of players and their families won't be endangered amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
Soure:AFP: 2020/5/19 16:28:42

Chinese football, basketball leagues prepare for restart

Both Chinese football and basketball leagues are preparing for restart while players and coaches would have to see salary cuts, chiefs of China's football and basketball governing bodies both said amid the easing tension of the novel coronavirus epidemic. The decision may lead to the resumption of domestic sporting events.
Soure:Global Times: 2020/5/9 16:13:40

US basketball legend Jordan defends 'selfish' reluctance on politics

Michael Jordan has defended his infamous reluctance to be drawn into taking political sides during his NBA career, saying he never viewed himself as an activist.
Soure:AFP: 2020/5/5 18:38:42

Smash hit Jordan doc fills fan void

A new Michael Jordan television documentary has become a smash hit for NBA fans whose hope of watching the playoffs these days was scuttled by the coronavirus pandemic.
Soure:AFP: 2020/4/28 17:43:41

Federer opens debate with ATP-WTA merger plan

WTA founder Billie Jean King and Rafael Nadal led a wave of support on Thursday for Roger Federer's suggestion that "now is the time" to merge the men's and women's governing bodies, while tennis is at a standstill because of the coronavirus pandemic.
Soure:AFP: 2020/4/23 17:48:40

James hopes Lakers can eventually rekindle their revival campaign

LeBron James says the abrupt shutdown of the NBA season due to the worldwide coronavirus pandemic has left the Los Angeles Lakers feeling like they still have something to prove.
Soure:AFP: 2020/4/9 17:23:40

Ex-NBA star Young apologizes over quarantine row in Nanjing

Former NBA player Joe Young apologized and pledged to abide by China's strict coronavirus quarantine rules after a “misunderstanding” at the hotel in which he is isolating.
Soure:AFP: 2020/3/31 17:38:43

Marbury lines up 10 million masks for New York

Former Knicks guard and New York native Stephon Marbury has lined up 10 million N95 masks to be delivered from the place he currently calls home – China – to his hometown to help medical personnel battling the coronavirus.
Soure:Reuters: 2020/3/30 17:38:42

Coronavirus led to loss of smell, Rudy Gobert says

Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert, whose positive coronavirus test prompted the NBA to shut down its season, says the virus has caused him to lose his sense of smell.
Soure:AFP: 2020/3/23 17:23:41

Public angry over COVID-19 test fiasco

While the NBA champion Toronto Raptors, Los Angeles Lakers and Brooklyn Nets quickly received coronavirus tests, the general public has been left waiting, sparking a backlash over privileged athletes' and celebrities' access to care.
Soure:Reuters: 2020/3/19 17:38:42