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In 2009, Andrew Bynum was a member of the Los Angeles Lakers. A rich member of the Los Angeles Lakers, in fact. The recent recipient of a four-year, $57.4 million deal, Bynum’s future in Los Angeles was secure for the time being. After the 2008-2009 season, which culminated in an NBA Championship for the Lakers, the team found itself in China for a goodwill tour. Oh and by the way, you can bungee jump in China.
In China, Your Family Doesn’t Tell You Grandma And Grandpa Died Because It Might Stop You From Winning Gold
Poor Wu Minxia. The triumph of the Chinese diver’s gold medal win in the 3m springboard was met with unfortunate tragedy as she learned shortly after her victory that both of her grandparents had died. This was not tragic coincidence — this happened a few years ago and was purposely withheld from Wu as to not deter her quest to win Olympic gold. Read more after the jump.
Despite not having a ticket to the Olympic, 57-year-old Chen Guanming recently completed a two-year rickshaw trip to London to see the games. More after the jump.
Stephon Marbury left the NBA in disgrace a few years ago, and the last that many people saw of “Starbury” was him eating Vaseline. But you can cross “Vaseline eater” off his tombstone and replace that with “Champion,” as Steph scored 41 points in the Chinese Basketball Association title game to lead the Beijing Ducks to victory. Watch him get thrown in the air by jubilant teammates, after the jump.
Cristiano Ronaldo and Real Madrid took on 109 children from the city of Guangzhou, in China. The number of kids signified the 109 year history of China, but unfortunately the kids lost, 2-1. No word yet on if Real tried to sign any of them.
A video featuring an unidentified male cheerleader nicknamed “Extremely Coquettish Brother” was a hit in the CNN newsroom. Let’s all enjoy this heaping helping of sass.
A Chinese soccer fan was so upset with a call last night that he decided to rush the field to chase the ref. He wasn’t very successful in his pursuit.
There was a time when Yao Ming was one of the most dominant forces in the NBA. A foot injury, however, one that has caused Yao to play only 180 games of a possible 328 over the past four years, has made that time seem distant.
China may not have qualified for this year’s World Cup, but, nevertheless, it appears that their fans are as passionate as any. We have proof.
According to Magic Johnson, if LeBron James “wants to be a billionaire, or close to it, [he's] gotta go to New York.” Nike, however–the company that is LeBron’s top sponsor–believes that another destination is more vital for achieving this goal.