05.30.06

Countryside Basketball in Anhui Province

Posted in Basketball at 2:25 pm by Nicole

Anhui Province is one of the poorest provinces in China. Its capital is Hefei; its main tourist attraction is Huang Shan (“Yellow Mountain”). It’s not a place known for basketball, or sports at all, for that matter, but a great article from a few weeks back shines light on the way sport can unite even a small Chinese village. This CRIEnglish.com article on an Anhui village basketball tournament shows a slice of Chinese sporting life rarely seen in the West – and it’s a testament to the fact that the NBA’s foray into China is reaching a lot further than just the moneyed cities of Beijing and Shanghai.

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