Opinion: Political interests and lack of competition have hindered the development of China’s basketball talent in the years since Yao Ming’s historic 2002 draft into the NBA
The problems include "officials within the Chinese Basketball Association inhibiting the growth of individual players in China to protect their monied investments in the domestic league [and ] officials in the ruling governmental party and the sports bureau inhibiting the overall growth of the Chinese national team in order to maintain their own slices of power and control," writes Fran Blinebury.
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May 26, 2017