NT players Quota - Sep 26, 2009 (by Omar Shafaamri)
This System is applied in most successful Basketball nations in the world and Asia, summed up this system to include a list of at least 20 player of the candidates to represent the national team in a list, which would require clubs that play in the league should not have more than 5 international players in it's Roster so that distributing The players over all local clubs.
This system currently being implemented in Iran and has contributed significantly to the high-level Iranian League and thus the high level of Asian champions Iranian NT !!
There are also thinking of the application in Lebanon to reduce the near-absolute Domination for one team for several years. Such a system would raise the Jordanian league From humility in which he lives to more competive League which will include the more than 4 teams comepting for JPL Title title , Strong League produces strong National Teams .
^^ Any information about this game sir? time and where to buy ticket? thank you so I can buy a ticket early next week thank you.
Why there's a decline in China's game
In China, a Rocky Ascent for Basketball
Bonzi Wells, a former N.B.A. player who signed with the Chinese team Shanxi Zhongyu in 2008, rested during a game against the Beijing Ducks in Taiyuan, China, in January. Photo by Frederic J. Brown/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images
By DAN LEVIN
Published: July 22, 2009
BEIJING — With 1.3 billion potential fans, China is increasingly seen as a financial promised land for N.B.A. stars through endorsement deals, and the league itself has established a robust organization here valued at $2 billion.
But China’s own professional league, the Chinese Basketball Association, has hardly enjoyed a smooth ascendance alongside this country’s basketball boom. American players and agents describe broken contracts, unpaid wages, suspicions of game-fixing and rising resentment toward foreign players. Several players have left China after failing to receive paychecks. Last month, the league announced that it lost $17 million last season, which ended in May.
Players and coaches in China’s professional league said problems escalated last season after the association loosened salary and court-time restrictions on foreign players, part of an effort to heighten the game’s appeal to China’s growing N.B.A fan base and to bring in more lucrative sponsorship deals. The association also hoped the prowess of imported players would help bolster China’s basketball prospects for the 2012 Summer Olympics.
The efforts yielded conflicting results. TV ratings soared, and foreign players found starring roles — the top 15 scorers were non-Chinese, and players like Bonzi Wells and Dontae’ Jones — who had less than stellar N.B.A. careers — frequently scored more than 40 points a game. At the same time, the dominance of foreign players fueled frustration.
“Foreigners should play supporting roles, not dominate the game,” said Zhang Xiong, director of operations for the Chinese Basketball Association.
Li Xiaofeng, 20, a restaurant manager and C.B.A. fan, said: “I don’t like foreign players. They got most of the chances to shoot and score. How about our own players? They don’t have the chance to bring their skill and talent into play.
“Our Chinese players’ ability is limited by the current rule.”
Some Chinese state news media outlets went so far as to call imported players a “malignant tumor.”
Meanwhile, China’s most prominent homegrown player, Yao Ming, is an N.B.A. star. This month he bought the financially troubled Shanghai Sharks, for whom he played five seasons before joining the N.B.A.
Chinese players like Wang Yong of the Dongguan Leopards support the increased participation of foreign players. “Chinese and foreign players are a harmonious blend,” he said. “I’ve learned a lot from them this season and feel I am a better player.”
Foreign players bridled at accusations that they were selfish, saying they were simply following orders.
“The coaches tell you you’re the main scorer,” said Corsley Edwards, an American who played for the Yunnan Bulls last season.
The dominance of international players is not the only systemic problem in the 18-team league. Coaches, visiting players and their agents suspect that the outcome of some games is predetermined.
Players recounted locker-room lectures in which they were told to slack off on the court. On other occasions, they said, the best players had to sit out particularly competitive games or were sent home once their teams made the playoffs.
Gabe Muoneke, an American player who joined the Yunnan Bulls last season, said he was told by a Chinese teammate that a game against the Shanghai Sharks in November was fixed.
“He said, ‘Listen, my bookie told me we’re going to win today, so don’t worry,’” Muoneke said.
At the time, Shanghai and Yunnan were the two worst teams in the league, both without a victory. The Bulls won, 107-97.
Muoneke said the incident confirmed what he and other players have long suspected: that game-fixing is a problem for the Chinese league.
“It’s common knowledge that Chinese teams bribe referees,” he said.
Awvee Storey, a former N.B.A. player with the Liaoning Hunters, said he often sensed his Chinese teammates were going through the motions. “I felt a lot of times we were playing just to play and not to win,” he said.
The league and Storey’s team denied allegations of game-fixing. The Yunnan Bulls contended that their international players did not understand Chinese basketball.
“C.B.A. referees are not very good,” said Wu Li, a team spokesman for the Liaoning Hunters. “Lots of people think referees make bad calls because they are being influenced by teams or coaches, but we don’t know of any proven cases.”
Wu went on to say that the foreign players’ bad attitudes caused many problems.
When asked about game-fixing, Zhang of the C.B.A. said, “There haven’t been any problems like that.”
Giovanni C. Funiciello, an agent who has sent players to China for more than eight years, said that although most games are played fairly, betting is a problem.
“Do I think some games to a degree are influenced?” he said. “Yeah, I would say so.”
The accusations have led to a spate of articles in the state-controlled Chinese news media about game-fixing and bribery, and the league vowed to crack down on such cheating.
Although the C.B.A. has denied the accusations, in November it announced harsher penalties for official misconduct. Social interactions between referees and team officials are now prohibited.
“This season we will put a knife to the neck of any referee who is involved in match-fixing or bribery,” Liu Xiaonong, the commissioner of the C.B.A., said last year, according to China Daily. “If a league is frequently linked to rumors of match-fixing, it means it has a big problem.”
Liu recently told Beijing Youth Daily that because of increased expenses from the C.B.A.’s expanded schedule, “the operation of the league and clubs are both in danger.”
The N.B.A. is undoubtedly watching these developments with interest. It has created an operation here that involves marketing partnerships, merchandising and events. Companies including Bank of China and ESPN invested $253 million to acquire a stake in the N.B.A. endeavor. The N.B.A. is also involved with building 12 basketball arenas in China.
“I’m not aware of cheating, but we’re not involved with it,” said David Stern, the commissioner of the N.B.A. “That’s totally 100 percent under control of the C.B.A., and they’ve made it clear they’d like to keep it that way.”
The Chinese league also faces allegations by its players that teams have reneged on contracts or failed to pay salaries.
Many former N.B.A. players were lured to China by six-figure salaries, in addition to free meals, lodging and family visits. Local players, by contrast, earn about $14,000 a season.
Faced with ballooning budgets and bleak championship prospects, some owners chose to throw in the towel, leaving imports unpaid and abandoned.
The story is familiar to players like Muoneke and Edwards, who left the Yunnan Bulls over contract disputes. Edwards played for three months, then the team’s general manager told him he would not be paid the rest of his salary. Filing a claim with the league got him nowhere, Edwards said.
His Chinese teammates face a similar plight. In May, long after their season ended, they sent a letter to the C.B.A. saying they had yet to receive 70 percent of their salaries and other compensation. The matter remains unresolved.
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Mabuhay ang TEAM PILIPINAS !!!!
NOTHING IS IMPOSSIBLE!
THE DREAM LIVES ON !!!!
Originally Posted by nardy
im hoping for a comment from our chinese brothers in this forum.
ei sir nardy have you posted this one in the cba forum?
its just one team... the yunnan bulls... we need more information about other teams in CBA
Originally Posted by neo
Originally Posted by jesronne
Chinese Basketball Association (CBA) in Trouble
27 June 2009
Club representatives from 18 teams and committee members of the CBA met on June 23rd to complete a 2 day board meeting discussing the future of the China Basketball Association. With losses of around 115 million RMB (17 million $) in the 2008-2009 season, stakeholders clearly had alot to talk about.
Last season, in an effort to strengthen the league and garner more attention around Asia and the rest of the world, the CBA made some major changes. Games were increased from a total of 200 to 450, the limit of foreign players allowed was increased from one to two, and a more competitive style of basketball was encouraged to ‘toughen up’ the Chinese players.
The results have not been effective and costs of running a team have spiraled out of control to the point where some owners can no longer afford their teams. Several days ago the Honghe Running Bulls announced that they were up for sale. Furthermore, under these new rules major brawls have broken out, injuries have increased significantly, and foreign players such as the mighty Bonzi Wells have been so dominant that only one Chinese player took place among the top 20 scorers in the league (former Dallas Maverick Zhang Yiyi at 18th place).
The board meeting to resolve these issues consisted of an agenda around 3 main topics. The first issue was a slight change in management whereby CBA Director Xin Lancheng replaced Li Yuanwei to become league tournament board member. The second issue revolved around new rule changes including discussions of cutting back on the amount of foreigners and shortening the length of the season. The final issue was around the admittance plan which would shut doors to new teams joining by the year 2012, which particularly affects hopeful teams from China’s second rate league, the NBL.
he CBA’s expansion and growth plans unfortunately came at a bad time. Tough economic times has even hit the most successful basketball league in the world, the National Basketball Association in the United States. The NBA, which the CBA has long tried to emulate, has also received its fair share of warning signals in recent months. The 2008-2009 season witnessed many unexpected money saving trades and some team owners have even gone to unexpected lengths to secure their multi-million dollar investments. The Charlotte Bobcats have been put up for sale and the Cavaliers have accepted foreign investment from China as part of a minor ownership. Their is serious talks that the 2010-2011 season could see a lockout and would be the only thing stopping the hemorrhaging of money that team owners are desperate to stop.
This all doesn’t bode well for NBA China, the NBA’s expansion project in China. The goal was to move out to a largely untapped market such as China to counter the impact of a saturated and no longer prosperous market back in the US. But it seems it will be a tougher than expected challenge to revitalize the Chinese Basketball Association. Looking at it from another angle, this could very well be the window of opportunity for NBA China to really step up their plans. With the CBA in such trouble and the genuine possibility of a lockout back at home – this gives the NBA a real opportunity to put in the ground work for a future league in China. The CBA obviously needs the NBA’s help to get anywhere, and the NBA now has more incentive than ever to capitalize on their plan. Cooperation from Chinese authorities and Chinese basketball stakeholders would be at an all time high to partner up more closely with the NBA.
Currently however, China’s basketball talent is nowhere close to ready for a full fledged NBA level league – and this is the main reason why the CBA suffers as it does today. More professional arenas, better cheerleaders, and a couple of foreign NBA players here and there – while being a big step in the right direction – won’t be enough to single-handedly turn the CBA on its head. Competitive, skilled, and exciting Chinese players will truly be the main driving force behind any basketball league in China.
While the success of any basketball league in China is uncertain on a short-term outlook – it is still a no-brainer when we look at the long term. Barring a long lockout, the NBA’s next 5 years are already in the bank with assets such as Yao Ming, LeBron James, Kobe Bryant, as well as several promising Chinese players such as Sun Yue and Yi Jianlian in the mix. Interest and growth of popularity in the sport will only increase.
Now, hopefully a proffesional Chinese basketball league manages to stay alive until the day of competitive Chinese basketball truely arrives.
LABAN KUNG LABAN! KAYA NATIN PILIPINAS!
Mabuhay ang TEAM PILIPINAS !!!!
NOTHING IS IMPOSSIBLE!
THE DREAM LIVES ON !!!!