Since it was founded in 1995, the Chinese Basketball Association has been making waves globally with the signing of players such as Stephon Marbury, Yi Jianlian and Emmanuel Mudiay. Arguably the second best option to the NBA due to the contracts and length of the season. The CBA is on the come up, but the team logos need an overhaul. Enter three designers (Monkey Ben, Defendor 05...
CHANGSHA, China (AP) Guo Ailun and Zhou Qi combined to lead China to a 78-67 win over the Philippines in the FIBA Asia basketball final on Saturday, helping the host nation secure an Olympic slot and finish the continental tournament unbeaten. Guo led the scoring with 19 points, 19-year-old center Zhou had 16 points and 14 rebounds and former NBA player Yi Jianlian pulled down 15...
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October 03, 2015 | Discuss
Former Milwaukee Bucks draft pick and current Chinese national basketball team member Yi Jianlian embraces his darkside in this illustration by Karmo Ruusmaa. The post Yi Jianlian ‘Underworld’ Illustration appeared first on Hooped Up.
The Los Angeles Lakers had interest in Yi Jianlian this offseason. Yi was the sixth overall pick in the 2007 NBA Draft by the Milwaukee Bucks. Yi returned to China during the lockout and has played there since 2012 after a brief stint with the Dallas Mavericks.
These days, former No. 6 overall pick Yi Jianlian is 30 years old and a punchline in NBA circles, widely considered to be one of the biggest draft busts of all-time. Ever since the Milwaukee Bucks selected him in the lottery over Joakim Noah in 2007, all Yi did was bounce around four different teams in five seasons, averaging 7.9 points per game and 4.9 rebounds per game...
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