The second semifinal features the big surprise from the regular season in Hamed Haddadi’s Qingdao Eagles facing the dominant (but a bit sleepwalking late in the 38-game tournament) Liaoning Dinosaurs.
The eternal saga, the one true rivalry the CBA has to offer nowadays is unto us for another episode.
Another semifinal rendezvous involves the Guangdong Southern Tigers and the Beijing Ducks. Who will survive?
Now that we’ve analyzed the match-ups involving seeds number 1, 2, 7 and 8, let’s move on to the 2 remaining quarter-final bouts, Qingdao-Shanxi and Beijing-Jilin.
Due to personal reasons and blogging issues, I’ve had to refrain from posting on this blog for a while. In the meantime, a post I meant to publish a week ago didn’t make its way to the internet for unknown reasons, which is why you’ll see a quite old edition of “Se son rose…” published just now. You know, s**t happens and I have to deal with it, alas.
Probably the most western of all CBA events, the All-Star Weekend, is now in the books; Beasley dominated the big game with 59 points, Blatche was pretty much the hero of the day with his showmanship, Zou Yuchen used the youngsters game to further established what CBA fans already knew: he’s head and shoulders above any young guy whose name isn’t Zhou Qi. Meanwhile, the lanky 18-year-old big man (who has forfeited the event due to injury, but returned in Xinjiang’ losing effort vs Beijing) is being awarded a far more intriguing honor: his name has entered the 2016 NBA mock draft awarded by the pinnacle of all draft scouts: DraftExpress sees him as a possible 17th pick next year