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Basketball

Dongguan is a “National Basketball City” and is the only prefecture-level city with 3 professional basketball clubs in China. The Hongyuan Basketball Club was the first professional basketball club in China, having taken 7 Chinese Basketball Association (CBA) championships in the past 8 years. Xinshiji Basketball Club was advanced to the CBA semi-finals several times and Chang’anboning Basketball club has won the National Basketball League (NBL) Championship.

 

In Dongguan, basketball has become a way of life. Courts and villages can be found everywhere in Dongguan, and tournaments are also held at the city, town and village level annually. Basketball lovers, old and young, can be found everywhere in Dongguan.


[Guangdong Hongyuan Basketball Club]
Guangdong Hongyuan has the most honors and longest history of all CBA teams. As the first professional basketball club in China, the Hongyuan Group established the club in 1992. Since 2003, it has won 7 of 8 CBA Championships, as well as the gold medal at the 11th National Games representing Guangdong. The club has sent a number of outstanding players to the national team, including Yi JIanlian, Wang Shipeng, Zhu Fangyu, Du Feng, Chen Jianghua, Su Wei, Zhou Peng, Liu Xiaoyu, Dong Hanlin. Currently, the team has an average age of 20 years old and average height of 2 meters, representing Southern Chinese basketball with its skill, speed and accuracy.

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[Dongguan Xinshiji Basketball Club]

Established in July of 2003, Dongguan Xinshiji entered the CBA after becoming the League B Champion in 2005. The club is owned by the Dongguan Xinshiji Real Estate Development Co. Ltd., which aims at giving back to the community. The club’s mascot is the Dongguan Panther, representing courage, efficiency and progressiveness. The club’s slogan is “New century, new sports, new culture.” The team is known for its speed and shooting ability. It currently competes for top honors in the CBA.