The development of grassroots basketball in China achieved enormous impetus from the selections of Yao Ming as the #1 pick in the NBA draft, the 2002 National Elite All-Star China tour and the New Star Camp and coaches clinic sponsored by SAIS, SST and the CBA.
Although soccer is still the most popular sport in China, basketball is the only sport that is offered in every school, and is growing by leaps and bounds throughout the land.
In contrast with USA basketball, China selects its star athletes at an early age and keeps them together for years before exposing them to international competition.
A basketball immortal's retirement press conference falls on the day his city mourns a slain police officer, and the player says, ``That puts life in perspective.
A women's basketball team gets to the NCAA Final Four after a season marked by the deaths of the coach's husband, the center's father, the team physician and a former ball girl.
A prep basketball star, son of an old college basketball star, loses his 12-year-old sister to cancer: ``They Have Wider Perspective on Life,'' a newspaper's sub-headline reads.
NEW YORK -- Basketball without Borders, the league's premiere international basketball and community relations outreach program, will expand to four continents and will be staged in China for the first time, it was announced today by the National Basketball Association (NBA) and the International Basketball Federation (FIBA).
The NBA is proud to work together with FIBA and its basketball federations to help young people from diverse national and economic backgrounds come together and learn through the sport of basketball.
Emanuel Ginobili of the San Antonio Spurs will return to Buenos Aires, Argentina with NBA players for the second annual Basketball without Borders Americas June 30-July 4.
DASANI Fest showcases the best of San Antonio and the NCAA Final Four with a variety of music and entertainment for basketball fans of all ages.
The POS shows a college basketball team on the sidelines cheering on team members during a game and plays off of DASANI's new tagline by using the phrase "Can't Live Without The Passion.
This kind of idea only comes from talking to and responding to consumers - our extensive research showed under-inflation to be the #1 consumer problem with basketballs.
After 20 months of engineering, Spalding Sports Worldwide did build it, and the inception of its INFUSION(R) basketball in February 2001 has led consumers to purchase it, professional athletes to endorse it, and the NBDL, the NBA's development league, to play it.
Spalding recently reported it surpassed the one million mark of INFUSION basketballs sold in less than 12 months after the product was launched.
Not only has Kobe made his mark on the basketball court but he's been an integral player in the tremendous first-year success of our INFUSION basketball line," stated Jim Craigie, President/CEO of Spalding.