Chinese Basketball Association

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 as the CBA, is the first-tier professional men's basketball league in China.

Chinese Basketball Association
Organising bodyChinese Basketball Management Center
Founded1995; 29 years ago (1995)
First season1995–96
FederationChinese Basketball Association
ConfederationFIBA Asia (FIBA Asia Champions Cup)
Number of teams20
Level on pyramid1
Current championsLiaoning Flying Leopards (4th title)
Most championshipsGuangdong Southern Tigers
(11 titles)
Most appearancesZhou Peng (740)
All-time top scorerLester Hudson (13,076)
TV partnersCCTV, Migu Video
2023–24 CBA season
Chinese Basketball Association
Traditional Chinese中國男子籃球職業聯賽
Simplified Chinese中国男子篮球职业联赛

The league is commonly known by fans as the CBA, and this acronym is even used in Chinese on a regular basis. The CBA should not be confused with the National Basketball League (NBL), which is a professional minor league. There is also a Women's Chinese Basketball Association (WCBA).

A few Chinese players who competed in the CBA in the early stages of their careers—including Wang Zhizhi, Mengke Bateer, Yao Ming, Yi Jianlian, Sun Yue, and Zhou Qi—have also played in the National Basketball Association (NBA). Others such as Xue Yuyang and Wang Zhelin were chosen in the draft, but have not played in the NBA.

Only a limited number of foreign players are allowed on each CBA team. Notable imports include former NBA All-Stars Stephon Marbury, Tracy McGrady, Gilbert Arenas, Steve Francis, Metta World Peace and Kenyon Martin—as well as several NBA veterans who would become CBA All-Stars—Michael Beasley, Aaron Brooks, Jimmer Fredette, Al Harrington, Lester Hudson, Randolph Morris, Shavlik Randolph, Jeremy Lin and J.R. Smith.



The CBA began play in the 1995–96 season. The league should not be confused with the Chinese Basketball Association (organisation), which was founded in June 1956[1] and represents the country in matters involving the sport's governing body, FIBA. Basketball in China is currently regulated by the Chinese Basketball Management Center.

Other Chinese basketball leagues include the National Basketball League (NBL), the Chinese University Basketball Association (CUBA), and the Chinese High School Basketball League (CHBL).[2] At one time there was a league called the Chinese New Basketball Alliance (CNBA),[3] one of whose most prominent teams was the Beijing Sea Lions, but this venture lasted for just one winter (1996–97).[4]

The first non-Chinese player to compete in the CBA was Mihail Savinkov of Uzbekistan, who joined the Zhejiang Squirrels in the league's inaugural 1995–96 campaign.[5] During the 1996–97 season, James Hodges became one of the first Americans to play in the CBA, and his signing by the Liaoning Hunters helped pave the way for many more imports from the United States to follow in the ensuing years.

Some other notable foreign pioneers included John Spencer, who joined the Jiangsu Dragons later in the 1996–97 campaign, and David Vanterpool, who inked a deal with the Jilin Northeast Tigers the following winter, and helped the team move up to the CBA in time for the 1998–99 season. The CBA's first international coach was American Robert Hoggard, who led the Sichuan Pandas for the last eight games of the 1997–98 campaign.[6]

Team names


For a full list of teams, see Current clubs section below. Also see Category:Chinese Basketball Association teams.

The full name of each team usually consists of three parts, in the following order:

  1. A geographic designation (except in the case of Bayi, which technically translates into English as "August First," the day China's People's Liberation Army was founded). All others are province-level designations (either a province or a Chinese municipality).
  2. A corporate sponsor name. This sponsor may change from year to year, and sometimes even in mid-season.
  3. A nickname, such as the name of an animal.

The presence of corporate sponsor names can occasionally lead to confusion about what name to use in English because many variants may be seen. Team names are usually abbreviated (in Chinese or English), so that either the corporate sponsor name or the nickname is used interchangeably (rarely both). In addition, team nicknames can sometimes be translated into English in more than one way, and corporate sponsors tend to change frequently over time.

Nickname changes are rare, but occasionally happen, such as when the Shandong team switched from Flaming Bulls (1995) to Lions (2003) to Gold Lions (2004) to Golden Stars (2014). Other examples include the Liaoning team dumping Hunters (1995) for Dinosaurs (2008) and then Flying Leopards (2011) -- as well as the Foshan team's evolving attempts to "Anglicize" its nickname—by going from Kylins (2001) to Dralions to Long-Lions.

In previous years, the title of the league itself was available for corporate naming sponsorship. In 1999–2000 and 2000–2001 it was known as the Hilton League, in 2001–2002 and 2002–2003 it was the Motorola League, and in 2003–2004 it was sponsored by China Unicom. These corporate league titles were not always used in the news media, however, and this sponsorship practice was discontinued at the start of the 2004–2005 season.[7]

Current clubs


While teams are listed by division here, the CBA does not use these designations for regular season purposes anymore, as each squad now plays each other once at home and once on the road (plus eight additional games within each of the four rotating "strength of schedule" sub-groupings). Divisions are used for the league's annual All-Star Game, however, and are shown here for the sake of convenience.

Team Location(s) Arena(s) Head Coach
Northern Division
Beijing Ducks Beijing Wukesong Arena   Ernest Leyden
Beijing Royal Fighters Beijing Beijing Olympic Sports Center Gymnasium   Min Lulei
Jilin Northeast Tigers Changchun, Jilin
Jilin City, Jilin
Changchun Gymnasium
Jilin City Arena
  Gao Junchao
Liaoning Flying Leopards Shenyang, Liaoning Liaoning Gymnasium   Yang Ming
Qingdao Eagles Qingdao, Shandong Guoxin Gymnasium   Liu Weiwei
Shandong Hi-Speed Kirin Jinan, Shandong Shandong Arena   Ding Wei
Shanxi Loongs Taiyuan, Shanxi Shanxi Sports Centre Gymnasium
Taiyuan Riverside Sports Centre Gymnasium
  Yang Xuezeng
Sichuan Blue Whales Chengdu, Sichuan Sichuan Provincial Gymnasium   Mo Ke
Tianjin Pioneers Tianjin Dongli Gymnasium
Tianjin Arena
  Yi Li
Xinjiang Flying Tigers Ürümqi, Xinjiang Urumqi Olympic Sports Center   Qiu Biao
Southern Division
Fujian Sturgeons Jinjiang, Quanzhou, Fujian Zuchang Gymnasium   Zhu Shilong
Guangdong Southern Tigers Dongguan, Guangdong Bank of Dongguan Basketball Center   Du Feng
Guangzhou Loong Lions Guangzhou, Guangdong Tianhe Gymnasium   Guo Shiqiang
Jiangsu Dragons Changzhou, Jiangsu

Suzhou, Jiangsu
Changzhou Olympic Sports Centre Gymnasium
Suzhou Olympic Sports Centre Gymnasium
Suzhou Sports Center Gymnasium
  Yi Li
Nanjing Monkey Kings Nanjing, Jiangsu Nanjing Youth Olympic Sports Park Arena   Shirelijan Muxtar
Ningbo Rockets Ningbo, Zhejiang Youngor Arena   Adiljan Suleyman
Shanghai Sharks Shanghai Shanghai Indoor Stadium (Shanghai Arena)   Liu Peng
Shenzhen Leopards Shenzhen, Guangdong Shenzhen Universiade Sports Centre Gymnasium   Zheng Yonggang
Zhejiang Golden Bulls Hangzhou, Zhejiang

Yiwu, Jinhua, Zhejiang
Binjiang Gymnasium
Yiwu Meihu Sports Centre Gymnasium
  Wang Shilong
Zhejiang Guangsha Lions Hangzhou, Zhejiang
Zhuji, Shaoxing, Zhejiang
Hangzhou Gymnasium
Zhuji Sports Centre Gymnasium
  Wang Bo



This is a chronological listing of current and former CBA teams according to the season that they entered the league.

Ningbo RocketsNanjing Monkey KingsBeijing Royal FightersSichuan Blue WhalesTianjin PioneersQingdao EaglesZhejiang LionsShenzhen LeopardsYunnan Running BullsShanxi LoongsFujian SturgeonsXinjiang Flying TigersHong Kong Flying DragonsTaoyuan Pauian ArchilandShenzhen YikangGuangzhou Loong LionsJilin Northeast TigersBeijing OlympiansShanghai SharksZhejiang Golden BullsShandong Hi-Speed KirinLiaoning Flying LeopardsJiangsu DragonsGuangdong Southern TigersBeijing DucksBayi Rockets

Current teams Defunct Teams



In 2005, the league unveiled the Mou Zuoyun Cup (Chinese: 牟作云杯), which was awarded for the first time to the winning team in the CBA Finals. Mou Zuoyun (1913–2007) was a member of the Chinese men's national basketball team which competed at the 1936 Summer Olympics, and he later served as a coach and a pioneer in building Chinese basketball.[8]

Season Champions Result Runners-up Finals MVP Notes Winning team coach
1995–96 Bayi Rockets 2–0 Guangdong Southern Tigers Home-and-away series used for two seasons Wang Fei
1996–97 Bayi Rockets 2–0 Liaoning Hunters Wang Fei
1997–98 Bayi Rockets 3–0 Liaoning Hunters Best-of-five series used for eight seasons Wang Fei
1998–99 Bayi Rockets 3–0 Liaoning Hunters Wang Fei
1999–00 Bayi Rockets 3–0 Shanghai Sharks Wang Zhizhi (Bayi) Zhang Bin
2000–01 Bayi Rockets 3–1 Shanghai Sharks Yao Ming (Shanghai) Wang Fei
2001–02 Shanghai Sharks 3–1 Bayi Rockets Liu Yudong (Bayi) Li Qiuping
2002–03 Bayi Rockets 3–1 Guangdong Southern Tigers Liu Yudong (Bayi) Adiljan Suleyman
2003–04 Guangdong Southern Tigers 3–1 Bayi Rockets Du Feng (Guangdong) Li Chunjiang
2004–05 Guangdong Southern Tigers 3–2 Jiangsu Dragons Zhu Fangyu (Guangdong) Li Chunjiang
2005–06 Guangdong Southern Tigers 4–1 Bayi Rockets Yi Jianlian (Guangdong) Best-of-seven series used since 2005–06 Li Chunjiang
2006–07 Bayi Rockets 4–1 Guangdong Southern Tigers Wang Zhizhi (Bayi) Adiljan Suleyman
2007–08 Guangdong Southern Tigers 4–1 Liaoning Hunters Zhu Fangyu (Guangdong) Li Chunjiang
2008–09 Guangdong Southern Tigers 4–1 Xinjiang Flying Tigers Zhu Fangyu (Guangdong) Li Chunjiang
2009–10 Guangdong Southern Tigers 4–1 Xinjiang Flying Tigers Zhu Fangyu (Guangdong) Li Chunjiang
2010–11 Guangdong Southern Tigers 4–2 Xinjiang Flying Tigers Wang Shipeng (Guangdong) Li Chunjiang
2011–12 Beijing Ducks 4–1 Guangdong Southern Tigers Lee Hsueh-lin (Beijing) Min Lulei
2012–13 Guangdong Southern Tigers 4–0 Shandong Gold Lions Yi Jianlian Du Feng

Jonas Kazlauskas

2013–14 Beijing Ducks 4–2 Xinjiang Flying Tigers Randolph Morris (Beijing) Min Lulei
2014–15 Beijing Ducks 4–2 Liaoning Flying Leopards Stephon Marbury (Beijing) Min Lulei
2015–16 Sichuan Blue Whales 4–1 Liaoning Flying Leopards Hamed Haddadi (Sichuan) Yang Xuezeng
2016–17 Xinjiang Flying Tigers 4–0 Guangdong Southern Tigers Darius Adams (Xinjiang) Li Qiuping
2017–18 Liaoning Flying Leopards 4–0 Zhejiang Guangsha Lions Lester Hudson (Liaoning) Guo Shiqiang
2018–19 Guangdong Southern Tigers 4–0 Xinjiang Flying Tigers Yi Jianlian (Guangdong) Du Feng
2019–20 Guangdong Southern Tigers 2–1 Liaoning Flying Leopards Sonny Weems (Guangdong) Best-of-three series due to the COVID-19 pandemic[9] Du Feng
2020–21 Guangdong Southern Tigers 2–1 Liaoning Flying Leopards Hu Mingxuan (Guangdong) Best-of-three series due to the COVID-19 pandemic Du Feng
2021–22 Liaoning Flying Leopards 4–0 Zhejiang Guangsha Lions Zhao Jiwei (Liaoning) Best-of-seven series returns Yang Ming
2022–23 Liaoning Flying Leopards 4–0 Zhejiang Golden Bulls Zhao Jiwei (Liaoning) Yang Ming
2023–24 Liaoning Flying Leopards 4–0 Xinjiang Flying Tigers Kyle Fogg (Liaoning) Yang Ming

Finals appearances


This is a list of the teams which have advanced to the CBA Finals and the overall win–loss records they have registered in the Championship Series.

Total Team Title(s) Runners-up Pct.
16 Guangdong Southern Tigers 11 5 .688
11 Bayi Rockets 8 3 .727
12 Liaoning Flying Leopards 4 8 .333
3 Beijing Ducks 3 0 1.000
7 Xinjiang Flying Tigers 1 6 .143
3 Shanghai Sharks 1 2 .333
1 Sichuan Blue Whales 1 0 1.000
2 Zhejiang Guangsha Lions 0 2 .000
1 Jiangsu Dragons 0 1 .000
1 Shandong Gold Lions 0 1 .000
1 Zhejiang Golden Bulls 0 1 .000



The CBA Most Valuable Player award is presented to the league's best player in a given CBA season. Since the 2012–13 campaign, two awards have been handed out each year, Domestic MVP and International MVP. The rules for the selection of the MVP in the regular season are: the number of games must reach 28 or more; The comprehensive score of individual technical indicators ranks among the best; The team won the top three in the regular season.[10] At the conclusion of each season, the CBA Finals MVP award is bestowed upon the most outstanding player in that year's championship series.

Each campaign's scoring leader is also recognized on an annual basis and the league maintains a list of single game, single season, and career record holders in various statistical categories. Furthermore, a CBA All-Star Game MVP award is given to the player deemed to have the most impactful performance in the league's annual mid-season exhibition contest.

The CBA Best Defender award is presented to the league's most hard-skilled and efficient defender in a given season of the CBA.

Scoring leaders


The CBA's highest single season scoring average, depending on how many games are required to be recognized as a statistical qualifier, is either 43.1 points per game by Jordan Crawford, who played in 26 of Tianjin's 38 games (68.4%) in 2015–16, or 42.0 points per game by Jonathan Gibson, who played in 36 of Qingdao's 38 games (94.7%) in 2015–16.

Rebounding leaders




This is a list of individual records separated into two categories — career records and single game records.

Records last updated and confirmed on March 13, 2019, the final day of the 2018–19 CBA regular season.

Single game records

Record Num. Player(s) Team(s) Game(s) Date(s)
Zhejiang Golden Bulls 119–129 Guangdong Southern Tigers January 30, 2015[11]
Shaanxi Kylins 139–88 Shenzhen Yikang March 20, 2002[12]
  Li Qun Guangdong Southern Tigers 110–101 Nanjing Army February 2, 2000
Steals 13   Ju Weisong Shandong Flaming Bulls 84–70 Vanguard / Police 1995–96 Season
Bayi Rockets 109–81 Guangdong Southern Tigers 1996–97 Season
Jiangsu Dragons 135–108 Jilin Northeast Tigers December 1, 2004
Blocks 13 Jilin Northeast Tigers 126–118 Shanghai Sharks February 11, 2001[13]
Tianjin Gold Lions 113–108 Fujian Sturgeons February 10, 2010[14]
  Sean Williams Fujian Sturgeons 101–94 Jilin Northeast Tigers February 26, 2010[citation needed]
Minutes Played
Fujian Sturgeons 178–177 (5OT) Zhejiang Golden Bulls February 9, 2014[15]
3-Pointers Made
Jilin Northeast Tigers 124–110 Shanxi Brave Dragons March 11, 2009[16]
Dunks Made
  James Hodges Liaoning Hunters 95–85 Shandong Flaming Bulls 1998–99 Season
Free Throws Made
Zhejiang Golden Bulls 119–129 Guangdong Southern Tigers January 30, 2015[17]

Career records

Record Num. Player Team(s) Seasons
  Yi Jianlian (active) 2002–2003 to 2006–2007 / 2011–2012 to present
  Yi Jianlian (active) 2002–2003 to 2006–2007 / 2011–2012 to present
1999–2000 to 2016–2017
1999–2000 to 2016–2017
1995–1996 to 2000–2001 / 2006–2007 to 2014–2015
Minutes Played
(Only available since 2011)
  Lester Hudson (active) Guangdong Southern Tigers
Qingdao Eagles
Dongguan Leopards
Xinjiang Flying Tigers
Liaoning Flying Leopards
Shandong Heroes
2010–2011 to present[18]
3-Pointers Made
  Lester Hudson (active) Guangdong Southern Tigers
Qingdao Eagles
Dongguan Leopards
Xinjiang Flying Tigers
Liaoning Flying Leopards
Shandong Heroes
2010–2011 to present
Dunks Made
  Yi Jianlian (active) 2002–2003 to 2006–2007 / 2011–2012 to present[19]
Free Throws Made
  Yi Jianlian (active) 2002–2003 to 2006–2007 / 2011–2012 to present
Personal Fouls
  Li Xiaoxu (active) 2005–present
1999–2000 to 2016–2017
Games played
1999–2000 to 2016–2017[20]

Notable players


Listed below are some of the most accomplished Chinese players who have competed in the CBA. Time spent with teams in lower leagues before they joined the CBA, or after they left the CBA, cannot be counted as CBA seasons. Notes will be made of such service below a player's CBA information.

Domestic players from the CBA who are known for crossing over to the NBA

Name CBA Team(s) (Years) NBA Team(s) (Year/s) Drafted
  Mengke Bateer Beijing Ducks (1997–2002, 2005–2006)
Xinjiang Flying Tigers (2007–2013)
Denver Nuggets (2002)
San Antonio Spurs (2002–2003)
Toronto Raptors (2003–2004)
Undrafted in 1999 NBA draft
  Sun Yue Beijing Olympians (2002–2004)
Beijing Ducks (2013–2017)
Beikong Royal Fighters (2019–present)
Also played for post-CBA Beijing Olympians (2004–2008, 2009–2013)
Los Angeles Lakers (2008–2009)
2007 / Round 2 / 40th overall pick
Selected by the Los Angeles Lakers
  Wang Zhizhi
Bayi Rockets (1995–2001, 2006–2015)
Dallas Mavericks (2001–2002)
Los Angeles Clippers (2002–2003)
Miami Heat (2003–2005)
1999 / Round 2 / 36th overall pick
Selected by the Dallas Mavericks
  Yao Ming
Shanghai Sharks (1997–2002)
Houston Rockets (2002–2011)
2002 / Round 1 / 1st overall pick
Selected by the Houston Rockets
  Yi Jianlian
Guangdong Southern Tigers (2002–2007, 2011, 2012–2023)
Milwaukee Bucks (2007–2008)
New Jersey Nets (2008–2010)
Washington Wizards (2010–2011)
Dallas Mavericks (2012)
2007 / Round 1 / 6th overall pick
Selected by the Milwaukee Bucks
  Zhou Qi
Houston Rockets (2017–2018)
2016 / Round 2 / 46th overall pick
Selected by the Houston Rockets

Domestic players from the CBA who were drafted but have not played in the NBA

Name CBA Team(s) (Years) Drafted
  Wang Zhelin
Fujian Sturgeons (2012–present)
2016 / Round 2 / 57th overall pick
Selected by the Memphis Grizzlies
  Xue Yuyang Jilin Northeast Tigers (2001–2002)
Hong Kong Flying Dragons (2002–2003)
Xinjiang Flying Tigers (2003–2010)
Zhejiang Guangsha Lions (2010–2011)
Qingdao Eagles (2011–2014)
2003 / Round 2 / 57th overall pick
Selected by the Dallas Mavericks

Domestic players from the CBA who have only played in NBA pre-season games

Name CBA Team(s) (Years) NBA Team (Pre-season)
  Ding Yanyuhang Shandong Gold Lions/Golden Stars (2011–2018) Dallas Mavericks (2018–2019)
  Liu Wei Shanghai Sharks (1997–2014, 2018–2019)
Xinjiang Flying Tigers (2014–2016)
Sichuan Blue Whales (2016–2018)
Sacramento Kings (2004–2005)

Domestic players from the CBA who have participated in the NBA Summer League

Name CBA Team (Years) NBA Team (Summer League)
  Abdusalam Abdurixit
Xinjiang Flying Tigers (2015–present)
Golden State Warriors (2018)
  Ding Yanyuhang Shandong Gold Lions/Golden Stars (2011–2018) Dallas Mavericks (2017)
  He Tianju Liaoning Dinosaurs/Flying Leopards (2010–present) New Orleans Pelicans (2015)

Note: The Red Squad of the Chinese National Team toured the United States and played several NBA Summer League teams during the 2018 NBA Summer League season while the combined Chinese National Team did likewise during the 2019 NBA Summer League season.

Domestic players from the CBA who are known for league or national team exploits

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Foreign imports


Listed below are some of the most accomplished foreign imports who have competed in the CBA. Players must appear in at least one game for the team to receive credit for a season. Someone who signs a contract but never steps on the court does not count.

As of early 2024, over 100 basketball professionals from the United States, Europe, and Australia work in the CBA.[21]



Every team can register up to four foreign players per season. During the regular season, the policy of four (maximum) foreign players on the field for four quarters and four times per game (full of one per quarter) is adopted, while the team ranked in the bottom four last season may adopt the policy of four (maximum) foreign players for four quarters and five times per game (full of two times per quarter in the first three quarters and one time per quarter in the last quarter). During the playoffs, all teams will adopt a four-player (maximum) four-period four-times policy for foreign players (maximum of one per period)[22]

Non-Chinese players who spent 5 or more seasons in the CBA

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Non-Chinese players who spent 2 to 4 seasons in the CBA

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Non-Chinese players for whom 2019–20 is their 1st season in the CBA

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Other Non-Chinese players who spent only 1 season in the CBA

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On October 4, 2019, the Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey issued a tweet in support of the 2019–20 Hong Kong protests.[23] Morey's tweet resulted in the Chinese Basketball Association's suspension of its relationship with the Houston Rockets and China Central Television's removal of all NBA games from its broadcast schedule until further notice.[24]

See also



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  11. ^ Goshen College Graduate Errick McCollum Scores 82 Points
  12. ^ CBA Asks Overseas Players To Wear Blindfolds Archived 2022-09-20 at the Wayback Machine (satire)
  13. ^ How Much Do You Know About Yao Ming's CBA 7 Top Highlights (in Chinese)
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  15. ^ Unofficial Box Score From Longest Game In CBA History
  16. ^ World Records: Most Three-Pointers Made In One Game
  17. ^ Errick McCollum Scores CBA Record 82 Points
  18. ^ Hudson's 2010–11 minutes estimated at 1,073 (37 per game which is slightly below his average for the next couple of seasons). As of 2019, the CBA's all-time leader in minutes is Hu Xuefeng or Liu Wei, but the league didn't record minutes before 2011.
  19. ^ "身体天赋?阿联Cba扣篮数1100+ 中国实战扣篮最多的人 - Cba专区 - 虎扑社区".
  20. ^ Basketball Association For Zhu Fangyu "Rain" Sends Blessings: Remembering The Contributions And Wishing Smooth Sailing Archived 2020-12-05 at the Wayback Machine (in Chinese)
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