The 32-year-old guard, who, as a Toronto Raptors player in 2019, became the first Asian-American to win an NBA championship, signed for Beijing as an unrestricted free agent last year.
Coronavirus Outbreak: Chinese basketball league returns to action after five-month shutdown with no fans in attendance
The Chinese basketball league has restarted after an almost five-month shutdown for the coronavirus pandemic, with fewer foreign players and no fans in the stands.
Formula 1: China invited to host two races this season, final decision pending, says head of Shanghai Sports Bureau
The Chinese Grand Prix was supposed to take place at the Shanghai International circuit on 19 April but was postponed until later in the year because of the coronavirus outbreak.
Coronavirus Outbreak: Chinese government orders all sports events to remain suspended in spite of drop in new COVID-19 cases
The Chinese Basketball Association had hoped to resume play in mid-April but was denied government approval to do so
Coronavirus Outbreak: Beijing-based retired basketball star Stephon Marbury arranging for shipment of surgical masks to US
Marbury, who was born on New York’s Coney Island, said he wanted to help his home city solve its reported shortage of masks.
Around 40 American and other foreigners play in the 20-team CBA league and all will have to undergo 14 days of quarantine after their return to China.
Despite ongoing backlash from Chinese fans, NBA likely to retain status as most popular basketball league in China
NBA commissioner Adam Silver admitted this week the league had already suffered 'fairly dramatic consequences' from the tweet by Rockets general manager Daryl Morey.
NBA: Chief Communications Officer Mike Bass's statement on Houston Rockets saga slightly altered in Chinese translation
The divergent language in the NBA's Chinese Weibo statement appears to be an effort to assuage people in China who have expressed outrage over Morey's initial tweet
Shanghai Sharks fan taunt opponents with chant about 1937 massacre of Nanjing on anniversary of mass killing
The Nanjing massacre is a hugely sensitive topic in China, which says that 300,000 people died in a six-week spree of killing, rape and destruction by the Japanese military.