The NBA in Guangzhou

by zanith ~ December 30th, 2008

The NBA in Guangzhou

For most of the players on the NBA Golden State Warriors and Milwaukee
Bucks, their October visit to China to play 2 exhibitions games was a voyage
into the unknown.  But not for the Bucks star Michael Redd.  He’d played in
Beijing with the US Olympic team.

“THE TIMES THEY ARE A-CHANGIN’”: JET LAG HITS NBA EXHIBITION

by zanith ~ December 30th, 2008

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Basketball and NBA in China – slideshow

by yan ~ December 29th, 2008

Li Shan, Zhang Jing and Zhong Zhi, the photojournalists of our team, present their story. It is written mostly with the light, in visual language, but to complement it, Zhong Zhi made original music for this slide show.

Enjoy viewing!

TODAY GUANGZHOU, TOMORROW THE WORLD: THE NBA GOES GLOBAL

by Lok ~ December 29th, 2008
The Warriors' Stephen Jackson joins the NBA Cares to visit Heyu Elementary School in Huadu, Guangzhou after training on afternoon, Oct.14. Picture is taken by Zhong Zhi.
The Warriors’ Stephen Jackson joins the NBA Cares, the league’s charity, to visit Heyu Elementary School in Huadu, Guangzhou after training on afternoon, Oct.14. NBA Cares donated 200,000 RMB to Heyu Elementary School to bulid a basketball court, and stock both a library and a multimedia classroom. Picture is taken by Zhong Zhi.

The NBA is staging more than 120 competitions in 7 countries in 2008, but their #1 area of business concentration outside of the North America is here in China. Continue reading »

TODAY GUANGZHOU, TOMORROW THE WORLD: THE NBA GOES GLOBAL

by zanith ~ December 15th, 2008

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THE NBA IN CHINA: AN OLD STORY; A LOVE STORY

by zanith ~ December 11th, 2008

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NBA GAME A HIT WITH SOME STU FANS, A MISS WITH OTHERS

by Lok ~ November 17th, 2008
Guo Guangxin, junior student from Chi Shine School, was inside the Guangzhou Gymnasium to watch the NBA China Game on Oct.15, said: ¡°I am very glad to have a chance to experience the real NBA and see the star players closely. I will feel much different when I see these players on TV next time.¡± Shantou University offered 80 students to watch the game in Arena in Guangzhou during the 2008 NBA China Game. Photo by Zhong Zhi/J-STU

Guo Guangxin, junior student from Chi Shine School, was inside the Guangzhou Gymnasium to watch the NBA China Game on Oct.15, said: ¡°I am very glad to have a chance to experience the real NBA and see the star players closely. I will feel much different when I see these players on TV next time.¡± Shantou University offered 80 students to watch the game in Arena in Guangzhou during the 2008 NBA China Game. Photo by Zhong Zhi/J-STU

The NBA Milwaukee Bucks and Golden State Warriors faced off at the Guangzhou Gymnasium in the first game of 2 exhibitions in China. At stake was more than just a game, but NBA China’s ambitious plan to develop a marketing partnership with China.

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“THE TIMES THEY ARE A-CHANGIN’”: JET LAG HITS NBA EXHIBITION

by Lok ~ November 17th, 2008
The Australian center Andrew Bogut,who is the Bucks' star player and Yi Jianlian's ex-teammate, is one of the most popular interviewees for the local media at Guangzhou Gymnasium on 14th,Oct. Picture is taken by Zhong Zhi.
The Australian center Andrew Bogut,who is the Bucks’ star player and Yi Jianlian’s ex-teammate, is one of the most popular interviewees for the local media at Guangzhou Gymnasium on 14th,Oct. Picture is taken by Zhong Zhi.

 

Have you heard about jet lag? It’s what happens to your body when you fly it thousands of miles across the earth.

Jet lag is what the NBA Golden State Warriors and Milwaukee Bucks were feeling as they worked out at the Guangzhou Arena, just 24 hours after they had completed 20 hour flights from the United States.

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THE NBA IN CHINA: AN OLD STORY; A LOVE STORY

by Lok ~ November 17th, 2008

 

Four elementary students are playing basketball during the sports class in Guanghzou Wenchang elementary school, October 16th 2008. The ministry of education ordains that every elementary school and high school should provide at least one hour for student to take exercises. Photo by Lishan/STU-J
Four elementary students are playing basketball during the sports class in Guanghzou Wenchang elementary school, October 16th 2008. The ministry of education ordains that every elementary school and high school should provide at least one hour for student to take exercises. Photo by Lishan/STU-J

“I love this game.” It is not just the motto for the NBA, it’s the genuine feeling of a large number of people in China.

Even before the NBA game was introduced into China in 1979, basketball had already developed as one of the country’s most popular sports.

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GUANGZHOU LIVES THROUGH 4 DAYS OF NBA FEVER

by Lok ~ November 17th, 2008

 
On 14th, Oct afternoon, many local villagers crowd at Heyu Elementary School in Huadu, Guangzhou. Photo by Zhong Zhi/J-STU
On 14th, Oct afternoon, many local villagers crowd at Heyu Elementary School in Huadu, Guangzhou. Photo by Zhong Zhi/J-STU

It was more than just a game. The October visit of the NBA Golden State Warriors and Milwaukee Bucks was just one highlight of 4 days of NBA China’s focus on the city of Guangzhou.

The Bucks won the game 98-84 before a full house at Guangzhou Arena, but days before the event the NBA Jam Van was even busier, as young fans gathered at the Tianhe Sports Center to work on their basketball mania. Continue reading »