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Yi Jianlian And Guangdong Are Proving Everyone Wrong

After a summer of obituaries to a fine basketball team, somehow the Guangdong Tigers will not die. After being blown out by almost thirty points against the Shanxi Dragons in Game 1 of the regular season, it felt safe to finally say the most dominant CBA team of the last decade was done. 669 more words

Shanghai Sharks

Yi Jianlian, Du Feng And The Fight For The Soul Of The Guangdong Tigers

If you haven’t already guessed, Chinese basketball is a highly complicated, incredibly political landscape. Yet somehow, the events of the past few days in Guangdong have been especially unprecedented and will be a storyline to follow for the whole of the current CBA season. 1,314 more words

Chinese Basketball Association

Report: Yi Jianlian asked to be waived by Lakers

The next cut in the Lakers’ training camp seems to be happening. According to ESPN’s Marc Stein, center Yi Jianlian has “asked to be released” by the team following discussions about his future: 203 more words

News/Rumors

Lakers nearly emblaze strong Blazers team despite shooting woes

Arguably one of the more formidable teams in the west, the Portland Trail Blazers, with a perfect 2-0 preseason record gave the Lakers and their fans a better understanding of just how far along the Lakers truly are. 511 more words

Los Angeles Lakers

Laker Film Room: How Yi Jianlian fits with the Lakers

The Lakers made a shocking move to sign Yi Jianlian late in free agency. The former first round pick has not played in the NBA since 2012 and is widely viewed as a bust. 185 more words

Los Angeles Lakers

Yi Jianlian officially signs contract with the Lakers

The start of training camps in the NBA is about a month away now, with preseason action following shortly after, starting in early October.

While the bulk of the Lakers’ roster is set in stone, the front office is still making moves. 264 more words

Los Angeles Lakers

Five players the Lakers were considering before agreeing to terms with Yi Jianlian

Did the Lakers choose the best player out of the free agency field?

(Editor’s Note: The contents of this article are mostly satirical in nature, if it was not immediately clear. 568 more words

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