Aspiring female Yao: 6-10 Han Xu making mark in WNBA, China
Han Xu understandably grew up idolizing Yao Ming, mesmerized by the giant shadow the 7-foot-6 Hall of Famer cast each time he stepped onto an NBA court. Standing 6-10, Han would like to emulate Yao's impact — including his influence on the sport in China. Han is on her way.news.yahoo.com
First Asian American curve model for SI Yumi Nu speaks out about fatphobia in Asian culture
Yumi Nu, who recently became the first Asian American curve model for Sports Illustrated, has spoken out about fatphobia, revealing how bullies used to call her “Godzilla” and “Yao Ming.” On representation: Speaking to NBC Asian America about her cover feature, Nu explained how as a child there was hardly any representation of women who looked like her. Among the few Asian American women in the media, she noted that there wasn’t any diversity with respect to their sizes.news.yahoo.com
NBA returning to Chinese state television after 1-year ban
Employees watch a live broadcast of Game 5 of the NBA Finals at an NBA store in Beijing, Saturday, Oct. 10, 2020. The NBA is returning to Chinese state television after a one-year absence. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. – The NBA is returning to Chinese state television after a one-year absence. “In the Chinese National Day and Mid-Autumn Festival that just passed, the NBA expressed holiday blessings to Chinese fans," the China Media Group, essentially the operator of CCTV, said in a statement. NBA games have been available to Chinese fans on the streaming service Tencent, another of the league’s broadcast partners.
Del Harris receives 2020's Chuck Daly achievement award
Harris was revealed Friday as this year’s winner of the Chuck Daly Lifetime Achievement Award, as presented by the National Basketball Coaches Association. Harris coached in the NBA for 32 seasons, 14 of them as a head coach with Houston, Milwaukee and the Los Angeles Lakers. “I get introduced as Kobe’s first coach, Magic’s last coach and in the movie Space Jam,” Harris said. ON OLYMPICSSilver, in the same NBA TV interview, also addressed how the planned Tokyo Olympics next summer could affect next season's NBA calendar. GAME 2 REFSThe NBA selected James Capers as crew chief for Game 2 of the NBA Finals on Friday night.
Kobe Bryants winning skills captivated fans in the NBAs huge China market
Shen, like many basketball fans growing up China, soon found out the league was filled with dynamic players. In the first NBA game she watched on television, the Rockets were playing the Lakers. And he was also very handsome!Instead of following Yao and the Rockets, Shen became a loyal fan of Kobe Bryant and the Lakers. I was really excited to watch Kobe play in a regular season game. But in China, we only released Kobes first two books so far, said Huang, who translated Bryants book The Mamba Mentality into Chinese.latimes.com
Eric Tse, 24, just became a billionaire overnight
Eric Tse, who recently graduated from the University of Pennsylvania's prestigious Wharton School of Finance, was gifted about $3.88 billion in his family company's shares on Tuesday. Tse, who is from Hong Kong, is the latest member of Asia's booming billionaire club -- but apparently wants no part in the wealth rankings. The company statement on Tuesday said Tse's parents had transferred the shares to him "to refine the management and inheritance of family wealth." Shares aside, Tse also gained a new position -- executive director of the company's executive board committee. According to the company statement, before being given this role, he previously served as CEO at the North America arm of recruitment company Liepin.
China wanted Rockets GM sacked for Hong Kong tweet, Adam Silver says
NBA Commissioner Adam Silver said Chinese officials wanted Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey to be fired for his tweet supporting anti-government protesters in Hong Kong, and the league emphatically dismissed the request. Silver also said that the league is already feeling "substantial" financial losses because of the Chinese reaction to Morey's deleted tweet. "I felt we had made enormous progress in terms of building cultural exchanges with the Chinese people," Silver said. Morey has not been rebuked publicly by the league, and Silver has said that the league will support his freedom of expression. Tencent, which has a $1.5 billion deal to stream NBA games in China over the next five years, has also stopped showing Rockets games but has not totally dropped all NBA content.cbsnews.com