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BEIJING -- Back in October 2004, the Houston Rockets?-- led by Yao Ming and Tracy McGrady -- traveled to China, where they played two exhibition games against the Sacramento Kings in Beijing and Shanghai. Chinese basketball fans were able to experience the excitement of an NBA game at home for the first time.Since then, China has been on the map of the NBA Global Games each year as the league aggressively caters to hundreds of millions of zealous basketball fans in the Asian economic powerhouse and the worlds most populous country.Among thousands of fans attending Wednesdays game between the Rockets and New Orleans Pelicans in Beijing was Zhai Xiaochuan, a 23-year-old basketball player from the citys home team.This is my home court where I normally play, but today I am here as a fan, he said. This is a strange feeling. By watching NBA players play, I am learning a lot.Also at the game was Zhais teammate and former NBA star Stephon Marbury, who is now without a doubt the most successful foreign player in China. Marbury drew big cheers from the crowd every time he appeared on the big screen. He was also greeted in the VIP luxury box by?NBA commissioner Adam Silver and former All-Star Gary Payton, who was watching his son play for the Rockets.The NBA has a strong presence in China, but whats next? Is there a possibility for the country to host an NBA regular-season game? Silver said no during the 2016 All-Star break in Toronto -- not even an All-Star Game.Many NBA players and teams are reluctant to travel 12 or 13 hours to Asia. When the Los Angeles Clippers played the Charlotte Hornets last year in the southern Chinese city of Shenzhen, L.A. head coach Doc Rivers said if given a choice he would rather keep his players at home.NBA teams have played regular-season games before in Asia. Between 1990 and 2003, there were 12 regular-season games in Japan, involving 10 teams.Many Chinese fans are upset about China not getting the same treatment, especially given the fact that the Chinese market has been bringing in massive revenue for the NBA. But, for now, theyll have to keep waiting. Cheap Nike Air Max 90 Free Shipping . McPhee said that Ovechkins father Mikhail is in stable condition after having the surgery this week and is no longer in intensive care. "Weve told him to stay as long as necessary with your dad," he said. Ovechkin and his Russian national team were eliminated from the mens hockey tournament in Sochi on Wednesday with a 3-1 quarter-final loss to Finland. Air Max 90 Outlet Store . The Court of Arbitration for Sport ruling "puts an end to my dreams of being a top player," the 27-year-old Troicki said in a statement. "I worked my entire life for it, and it has been taken away from me in one afternoon by a doctor I didnt know," said Troicki, whose ranking peaked at No. http://www.nikeairmax90outlet.com/ . On June 12, just as the sun sets on the magnificent historical city of Sao Paulo the inventors, innovators and purveyors of “joga bonitowill” open their campaign. The opponent, Croatia and all its football might and will. As opposites do attract we are set for a corker of an opener. Nike Air Max 90 Clearance Sale . The Nashville Predators were glad their captain was still on their side. Weber had a goal and two assists, and Roman Josi scored the shootout winner to lift the Predators to a 4-3 win over the Flyers on Thursday night. Air Max 90 Cheap Online . The 31-year-old Spain midfielder hasnt played since Madrid lost in the Copa del Rey final to Atletico Madrid in May due to back and foot injuries.WINNIPEG - Winnipeg Goldeyes manager Rick Forney announced today that right-handed pitcher Wes Alsup has been released and left-handed pitcher Allen Caldwell has been placed on the inactive list, retroactive to June 2. The Goldeyes now have 20 players onn their active roster, including nine pitchers and 11 position players.dddddddddddd Winnipeg begins a seven-game road trip tonight in Sioux Falls against the Canaries. The pre-game show on TSN 1290 with Paul Edmonds begins at 6:30 p.m. cheap falcons jerseys cheap ravens jerseys cheap bills jerseys cheap bears jerseys cheap bengals jerseys cheap cowboys jerseys cheap lions jerseys cheap texans jerseys cheap colts jerseys cheap jaguars jerseys cheap chiefs jerseys cheap rams jerseys cheap dolphins jerseys cheap vikings jerseys cheap saints jerseys cheap giants jerseys cheap jets jerseys cheap eagles jerseys cheap steelers jerseys cheap 49ers jerseys ' ' '

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