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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


LA Lakers would like to have Metta World Peace as an assistant coach

NBA teams have until Monday to trim down their rosters to 15 players before the start of the regular season.

The Los Angeles Lakers have three players fighting for the 15th roster spot; Metta World Peace, Thomas Robinson and Yi Jianlian. 187 more words


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

Yi Jianlian is ready for his 2nd stint in the NBA, feels stronger and confident

Yi Jianlian is ready to come back to the NBA for the 2nd time.

After being drafted sixth overall by the Milwaukee Bucks in the 2007 NBA Draft, Yi Jianlian did not meet expectations. 186 more words


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