Yi Jianlian



Counting on a 7-Footer to Reach New Fans

From New York Times: Amid a bustling Chinatown in Flushing, Queens, Ken Niu is among the many only-when-it-is-convenient basketball fans. He catches a game when he can, but is not necessarily disappointed when he cannot. Niu is...

NBA Playoffs Disappear from TV in China

From International Herald Tribune: NBA playoff games have been dropped by CCTV. The network’s sports channel director, Jiang Heping, explains that “Since the May 12 earthquake, we’re careful about the way we...

Milwaukee Hopes NBA Star Can Lure Chinese Trade

Chuck Quirmbach reports for NPR’s Morning Edition about Yi Jianlian, a rookie basketball player from China who plays forward for the Milwaukee Bucks. Because the city does not have a major trade relationship with China,...

In China, the NBA’s Bucks vs. Rockets Translates to Yi vs. Yao – AP

The AP writes about last night’s basketball face-off between the Milwaukee Bucks and the Houston Rockets and the teams’ two Chinese stars: Among the estimated 100- to 200-million TV viewers in China were more than 400 who packed a Beijing bar at breakfast time Saturday to watch a live televised broadcast of Rocket’s star Yao […]



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