BEIJING (AP) — Yao Ming has moved into management in a bid to hasten China’s basketball development. The Chinese Basketball Association voted unanimously to appoint former Houston Rockets star as its president on Feb. 23, in a step toward reform for an organization which has in past been led by government bureaucrats. The CBA’s social […]
Welcome to another edition of The Layup Drill. In this month’s edition we take a look at a snowboarding Phenom, a new Mariner, the Sounders lose a key player and Yao Ming moves closer to Hall of Fame.
By Assunta Ng Northwest Asian Weekly Imagine a Husky basketball player shooting three points in a Shanghai arena, Yao Ming of legendary basketball fame and Jack Ma of Alibaba opening their mouths in disbelief, and a sea of Chinese fans leaping out of their seats going wild. This could be a reality on Nov. 14 […]
By Wayne Chan Northwest Asian Weekly I’ve never been known to be much of a rabble rouser. I don’t even know where I can find any rabble that needs rousing. You can say a lot of things about me, but “troublemaker” has never been one of them.
By Staff The Associated Press BEIJING (AP) — Jeremy Lin says he’s looking forward to pairing up with the Houston Rockets’ newly acquired star Dwight Howard. Lin told reporters Aug. 25 on a visit to Beijing that he saw a natural affinity in the pair’s affection for the pick-and-roll game.
Jerry Lee, chairman of Bellevue-based architecture firm MulvannyG2 Architecture; former SuperSonic Fred Brown; Eric Booker, Director of Player Development and Community Relations at Snoqualmie Casino; and basketball hall of famer Bill Russell attended the NBA preseason games held in Shanghai, China last week, on Oct. 11 and 16. China’s economic development was apparent, as both […]
By Assunta Ng Rarely do I sit through a basketball game from the beginning to the end, especially when I already know the outcome. So what made me stay when the U.S. Women’s National basketball team played against the China’s Women’s National team last Saturday when the scores weren’t even close?
By Assunta Ng Since the Sonics moved to Oklahoma, I lost interest in basketball. Then, Lin-fever hit me. Last Sunday morning, I finally had a chance to watch him for the first time. Lin and the Knicks played against the Dallas Mavericks at Madison Square Garden in New York. What an exciting game! The Knicks […]
The Layup Drill — a NEW monthly column about APIs in sports By Jason Cruz Northwest Asian Weekly Welcome to the third edition of The Layup Drill! This month, we have a survivor, kid champs, and the NBA celebrating Chinese New Year.
The Layup Drill — a NEW monthly sports column about APIs By Jason Cruz Northwest Asian Weekly Welcome to the inaugural edition of my API sports column, The Layup Drill. The column will run down all the happenings in the world of sports in the Asian Pacific Islander community.