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Chinese basketball legend Yao Ming steps down as head of national league

May. 25, 2023 01:03 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Former Houston Rockets star Yao Ming has stepped down as head of China’s struggling national basketball league. An eight-time NBA All-Star, Yao had been leading efforts to commercialize the top-tier 20-team Chinese Basketball Association Management Company since...

Wemby watch: How Wembanyama may help the draft lottery teams

May. 10, 2023 11:23 AM EDT

When a generational talent like Victor Wembanyama comes along, it's clear that he would make any team that he's with better in a multitude of ways. And the team that wins Tuesday's NBA draft lottery in Chicago — and the right to draft Wembanyama next month — will be immediately...

Chinese basketball investigates suspicious game result

Apr. 15, 2023 02:19 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese basketball authorities have ordered an investigation into a championship-round game that ended with a last-minute, come-from-behind win following a series of turnovers. The investigation points to continuing suspicions about wide-spread corruption in Chinese...