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Chinese CBA

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Established
1994 (23 years old)

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Sport
Basketball

Location
China

Gender
Male

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The Chinese Basketball Association (simplified Chinese: 中国男子篮球职业联赛; traditional Chinese: 中國男子籃球職業聯賽; pinyin: Zhōngguó Nánzǐ Lánqiú Zhíyè Liánsài), often abbreviated to the CBA, is the pre-eminent men's professional basketball league in Asia.

The league is commonly known as the CBA, and this initialism is often used even in Chinese. There is also a Women's Chinese Basketball Association (WCBA) for women.

The CBA should also not be confused with the National Basketball League (NBL), which is a professional "Division 2" minor league.

A few Chinese CBA players, such as Wang Zhizhi, Yao Ming, Mengke Bateer, Yi Jianlian, and Sun Yue, have also played in the NBA. Conversely, a limited number of foreign players are allowed for each CBA team. Notable players include NBA All-Stars Stephon Marbury, Steve Francis, Gilbert Arenas, Tracy McGrady, Al Harrington and Metta World Peace, as well as NBA players who were CBA All-Stars Kenyon Martin, J. R. Smith, Aaron Brooks, and Shavlik Randolph.

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Bayi Rockets

Beijing Ducks

Chongqing Dragon

Fujian Xunxing

Guangdong Southe

Guangzhou Long-L

Jiangsu Dragons

Jiangsu Tongxi

Jilin Northeast

Liaoning Flying

Qingdao Eagles

Shandong Golden

Shanghai Sharks

Shanxi Zhongyu

Shenzhen Leopard

Sichuan Blue Wha

Tianjin Ronggang

Xinjiang Flying

Zhejiang Chouzho

Zhejiang Guangsh

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