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  • June 24, 2014
    Believing in Li Muhao

    Li Muhao stands 7'2, has serious skills, and could well become the first Chinese basketball player drafted since 2007. If he continues to develop as he has, he could be the best Chinese-born NBA player in longer than that. So why does China not believe in him?

  • Wang Zhelin may be the next great big man to come from China. In his homeland, they're already sure he will be. How well that works out for all involved is yet to be seen.

  • Tracy McGrady and Gilbert Arenas were expected to change Chinese basketball, and both came to the Middle Kingdom with visions of both on-court stardom and off-the-floor mogulhood. They were both good enough to score tons of points, when healthy, but life on China's basketball frontier wasn't easy for either, for reasons both similar and different. Part two of two.

  • Former NBA All-Stars had gone to China before Tracy McGrady and Gilbert Arenas made the trip this year. For a variety of reasons, the arrival of these two was supposed to be different. It didn't quite work out that way.

  • November 12, 2012
    McGrady Goes To China

    The Tracy McGrady who received a hero's welcome at China's Qingdao Liuting Airport was not the player that has slipped into itinerant bench-player status in the NBA over the last few seasons. He wasn't the superstar who lit up the league in the early part of the last decade, either, of course. This T-Mac was something altogether different: a different type of star in a different type of basketball culture, and possibly China's next great basketball mogul.

  • August 29, 2012
    3rd and Long (Ding)

    As debates rage about its place in the culture of its homeland, a fledgling, self-sufficient American football culture is developing in the cities of China. Although they have limited resources and even more limited access to teaching tools for the game, that hasn't stopped teams from springing up in Shanghai, Beijing, Xi'an, Duhui and Hong Kong. The only question left is: who is going to be the one to bring Chinese football to the big time?