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PostPosted: Tue Apr 13, 2010 3:47 am
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karamazov wrote:
Too bad shanghai lost, having watched these games, it really shows that the CBA is very uncompetitive.

Guangdong dominates everybody else with their wealth of talent, not through superior coaching or team work. I would like to see some of the Guangdong players go elsewhere to even out the competition.

For example, Liu Xiaoyu and ChenJianghua should find teams where they can get more court time, and not languish playing behind the ball-hog Smush Parker.

Zhou Peng should also be a starter, and would be on another team. He's got length and could be a defensive stopper on the national team.


That's the problem with the CBA, Guangdong will not send those players to another team because it is NOT a wise business move for them. If Guangdong sends some of their young players elsewhere wouldn't that mean that there is gonna be more difficult for Guangdong team to win CBA games. So in order to maximise business potential and club status, they keep all the young prospects to themselves. This is purely a business move for them, they scouted the players so they keep them.


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 13, 2010 4:51 am
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The after thoughts of Yao Ming at his team's loss in the semi final.

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http://sports.cn.yahoo.com/10-04-/370/2ba02.html

[size=109][b]Reporter Chen Min of Shanghai Morning Post reports

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 14, 2010 1:18 am
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The 2009/10 season is officially over for the Shanghai MAXXIS Sharks.

Last night, the management of Shanghai MAXXIS Sharks held a "celebration" party for the players, the coaching staff, their sponors, officials from the Shanghai Municipal Sports Bureau, the media, and some selected fans on a cruise of the Huangpu River. All players with their spouses/girl friends were invited.

It had been the wish of Head Coach Bob Donewald Jr, and the 3 expat players (John Lucas III, Garet Siler and Zaid Abbas) to be able to tour on Huangpu River and appreciate the neon lights of Pudong and Puxi. Thye never had the chance to do that during their stay in the past 4 months, and on the last day before holidays begin for them, they had their dreams come true.


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 14, 2010 1:27 am
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MORE PHOTOS from Sohu.com, but with all the annoying watermarks on them.

Anyway, just click on the web link to have a look.


Bob Donewald Jr.'s wife & son

http://sports.sohu.com/20100413/n271487832.shtml

Wang Yong "Proposing" to His Fiancee

http://sports.sohu.com/20100413/n271489030.shtml

Spouses/Wives of the Players

http://sports.sohu.com/20100413/n271489275.shtml


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 14, 2010 1:50 am
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Wang Yong has a steady girl friend for 7 years.

She used to be a basketball player too.

She came to Shanghai to study so as to be with Wang Yong.

They plan to get married in this off season.

John Lucas III came to learn of that.

He naughtily exposed it, and asked Wang Yong to propose to his girl friend in front of everybody.


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 14, 2010 2:03 am
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It is time for the expat players to leave for their vacation.

Of the 3 of them, Zaid Abbas may not be able to return.


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He said Shanghai MAXXIS Sharks is just like a family to him: good coach and team mates.

He loves Shanghai very much, and he would like to be able to return.

But since Shanghai Sharks is no longer the 4 rock bottom team, they may not have the previlege/luxury of having an Asian player as the 3rd expat.

Both Beijing and Shanxi had approached Zaid Abbas and contemplate to sign him for the new season.


But Erik Zhang Mingji and Lu Hao said they may not be willing to let Zaid Abbas go.

They said Zaid Abbas was insturmental to the success of the team this season, well liked by the fans, and one of the best players in the league on position 4. They might use up an expat quota to resign Zaid Abbas to the team.

Zaid Abbas will leave in the next few days; he will report back to his national team Jordan, and he will be in this year's 2010 World Championship in Turkey.


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 14, 2010 2:15 am
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As amongst the 3 expats, John Lucas III has the highest possibility of rejoining Shanghai MAXXIS Sharks in the new season.

But John Lucas III said he will not be worried about this for the moment, as Shanghai Sharks now starts a 40 day vacation.

He said he will go back to the States, and spend a week end at Las Vegas, and then another vacation in the Bahamas.

He said he had learnt some new tricks from Liu Wei in the season, and he will keep working on them during the summer.

When asked whether any NBA teams are interested in him, he said it is too early to say, but he heard that some teams are talking about him already.


John Lucas III said he stays open in his choices, but he wants to come back cos he thought he has a bunch of good team mates, good coach and management. He said he had one of the best stretch of his basketball career with the Shanghai Sharks, and he has unaccomplished matters to take care of in Shanghai. When asked what he meant by "Unaccomplished matters", he said: CBA Championship.


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 14, 2010 2:24 am
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And according to Eric Zhang Mingji, amongst the 3 of the expat players,
Garet Siler has slightest possibility of returning, cos he is young, and his game had developed to NBA level, and a number of NBA teams are interested in him.

Garet Siler himself wants to be able to return. He said he loves the team, good coach and good team mates; he loves the city as well. He works very hard on his game, and with the help of the strength and conditioning coach, he shred off 40 pounds of weight/fat during his stay with the Sharks, so as to be more mobile and nimble in his plays.


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 14, 2010 2:55 am
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which one is donewald jr's wife?


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 14, 2010 2:59 am
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Thanks for the info Pryuen.

Though they're probably saying only what they should be saying, it's good to know that the expats on the team seem pretty happy with their situation and experience. Definitely beats the negative stories I've heard from the recent past with money issues, fights, not being able to get used to the lifestyle, etc. Hopefully it continues to pushing for bringing quality players who'll help improve teams in the league.


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