Sports stars are buying teams – even in China

Increasingly in the sports world, former Рand even current Рsports stars are taking ownership stakes in franchises. Could China be part of this growing trend? 

Yao Ming set to play biggest game of his life

Chinese basketball legend Yao Ming may be best known for his on-court exploits, but he’s now facing a challenge of a very different sort as he looks to reform Chinese basketball. In a Chinese sports version of¬†Bannon vs. Kushner, the big man is battling “the establishment” in order to gain influence behind the scenes. But … Continue reading Yao Ming set to play biggest game of his life

Search for the next Yao goes on…and on

Yao Ming may not have been the first player from China to play in the NBA – that distinction goes to Wang Zhizhi – but Yao’s arrival in the US was supposed to open the doors and let in a steady stream of talent from the east. Unfortunately those doors have now slammed shut with … Continue reading Search for the next Yao goes on…and on