Chinese Super League 2019 Weekly: Matchweek 24.
China’s quest to enter the Olympics is not completely dead. Despite missing the opportunity to qualify through the FIBA World Cup tournament, team China may try their luck in the upcoming 2020 FIBA qualification tournament.
After losing to Nigeria 86-73 in the last FIBA World Cup game, China lost the lone Asian Olympic qualifying spot available in the World Cup. Yao Ming, the most successful Chinese basketball legend and current Chinese Basketball Association chairman, frowned and cried.
Zhou Qi, the former NBA player for Houston Rockets, got himself on fire for two critical turnovers in the final moments against Poland in the 2019 FIBA World Cup. Those turnovers led to a bitter 76-79 loss for the Chinese team against the Polish in overtime.
Yi was a lottery pick in the NBA and spent five seasons in the league. Drafted by the Milwaukee Bucks with the 6th overall pick in 2007, Yi played for the Bucks, New Jersey Nets, Washington Wizards, and Dallas Mavericks in his five years in the NBA before returning to his home team Guangdong.
After a rather disappointing off-season, former NBA Champion player Jeremy Lin decided to sign with the Beijing Ducks of the Chinese Basketball Association, and will be playing for the team in the upcoming season in China.
Now Chinese audiences showed more tolerance, support and encouragement to athletes not only for their victories but also for their personalities.
The 30-year-old football player has received his citizenship certificate from the Chinese officials and will join Marcello Lippi’s team to seek a chance to enter the final stages of the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.
Chinese Super League 2019 Weekly: Matchweek 23
iQiyi Sports, a joint venture between Chinese online media streaming giant iQiyi and Super Sports Media, has acquired the exclusive streaming rights to Spain’s top football league, La Liga Santander, for the upcoming 2019/2020 season.
“The naturalized players in our football team nowadays, they have no blood ties with the country. This is scary, are we becoming better even if we become the World Champion? So just because the FIFA policy allows naturalization, should countries around the world do that?”
Chinese Super League 2019 Weekly: Matchweek 22.
Chinese-American NBA player and recently crowned NBA champion Jeremy Lin has signed a partnership with Fujian-based Xtep International Holdings to be their brand ambassador as the firm enters the basketball gear and apparel space.
In yet another example of machine learning algorithms besting highly skilled players, an artificial intelligence system devised by Tencent’s AI lab named Wukong AI defeated a human team in a five-on-five Honor of Kings match on Aug. 1.
NBA champion player Jeremy Lin is facing significant struggles in signing with NBA teams this off-season.