Ding Yanyuhang of the Dallas Mavericks warms up before the 2018 NBA China Games match between the Dallas Mavericks and the Philadelphia 76ers at Universidade Center in Shenzhen, China. (Photo by Zhong Zhi/Getty Images)
The NBA started playing in China in 1979 when the Washington Bullets took on China’s national team at the invitation of then Chinese leader Deng Xiaoping. Few foresaw that one day China would play such a huge role in the NBA’s international growth.
The National Basketball Players Association and players from the National Basketball Association's developmental G League are engaged in serious discussions about a potential unionizing effort, according …
Regulation has limited the extent to which China’s sporting stars can capitalise on their sporting prowess via commercial deals. But recent rule changes by the General Administration of Sports offers new possibilities. Chen Yaolin investigates.
Malaysia’s football clubs are to be formally privatised this year, but the journey from state support to self-sufficiency looks fraught, with questions over the future of broadcasting and sponsorship revenues. John Duerden takes a closer look.