Asian Basketball Journal - January 16, 2016

So much has happened since the last edition of the Asian Basketball Journal. Sichuan slid back down to second spot after losing to Liaoning, while Xinjiang returned to the top with a win over Shanghai in the CBA. All-Star Weekend came and went in the KBL with Cho Sung-Min winning the 3-point contest and former PBA import Marqus Blakely being crowned Slam Dunk Champion. Japan’s NBL also had its annual All-Star events, while Taiwan’s SBL continued to heat up. Iran’s Superleague and Lebanon’s LBL also packed a lot of action!




Like in previous posts, I won’t be going into a lot of detail. I’ll use mostly images and then just add captions to each one that will, hopefully, capture the essence of the latest developments in Asian hoops.

2015-2016 Chinese Basketball Association (CBA):
- Images from OSports.cn.


Andray Blatche and the rest of Xinjiang are back on top of the CBA.

Liaoning has been on a big winning run of late, beating GuangDong and Sichuan.

Hamed Hadaddi's Sichuan Blue Whales slid down to 2nd spot after getting beaten by Liaoning this week.

Sun Yue and the Beijing Ducks got a big win over Bayi to book their 20th victory.

2015-2016 CHINESE BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION
Rank
TEAM
WINS
LOSSES
1
Xinjiang Flying Tigers
25
6
2
Sichuan Blue Whales
24
6
3
Guangsha Lions
23
7
4
Liaoning Flying Leopards
23
7
5
Shandong Flaming Bulls
22
8
6
Guangdong Southern Tigers
21
9
7
Beijing Ducks
20
10
8
Zhejiang Golden Bulls
17
13
9
Dongguan Leopards
15
15
10
Shanghai Sharks
14
16
11
Shanxi Brave Dragons
14
16
12
Jiangsu Dragons
13
17
13
Qingdao Eagles
13
17
14
Beikong Fly Dragons
11
19
15
Jiangsu Monkey Kings
11
19
16
Fujian Sturgeons
11
19
17
Bayi Rockets
7
23
18
Jilin Northeast Tigers
7
23
19
Tianjin Gold Lions
6
24
20
Foshan Long Lions
3
27


2015-2016 Korean Basketball League (KBL:):
- Images from Jumpball.co.kr.


Korean sniper Cho Sung-Min won the Gatorade 3-point Contest in the 2016 KBL All-Star Weekend.

Kim Jong-Kyu of Changwon goes up strong against Courtney Simms of Busan.

Seoul SK's Kim Sun-Hyung was named MVP of the 2016 All-Star Game.

PBA regular Marqus Blakely jumped over a man to cop the 2016 KBL Slam Dunk title.

2015-2016 KOREAN BASKETBALL LEAGUE
Rank
TEAM
WINS
LOSSES
1
Ulsan Mobis Phoebus
28
13
2
Goyang Orions
25
14
3
Jeonju KCC Egis
24
17
4
Anyang KGC
23
17
5
Seoul Samsung Thunder
22
17
6
Wonju Dongbu Promy
22
17
7
Busan KT Sonic Boom
15
24
8
Seoul SK Knights
14
26
9
Changwon LG Sakers
13
26
10
Incheon ET Land Elephants
12
27


2015-2016 Japan National Basketball League (NBL):
- Images from NBL-Japan.


French-Senegalese Amath M'Baye soars high over two players for the slamma jamma.

Kosuke Kanmaru showcased his sharpshooting in the 2016 NBL 3-point Shootout.

Former NT PG Naoto Tsuji also put his shooting prowess on display.
2015-2016 JAPAN NATIONAL BASKETBALL LEAGUE
Rank
TEAM
WINS
LOSSES
1
Link Tochigi Brex
19
4
2
Toyota Alvark
17
4
3
Toshiba Brave Thunders
16
6
4
Aisin Seahorses
15
6
5
Hitachi Sunrockers
15
7
6
Hokkaido Levanga
11
12
7
Chiba Jets
8
13
8
Mitsubishi Diamond Dolphins
8
13
9
Kumamoto Volters
7
15
10
Hiroshima Dragonflies
7
16
11
Nishinomiya Storks
5
17
12
Tsukuba Robots
5
20




2015-2016 Super Basketball League (SBL):
- Images from TSNA/SBL.


Earl Barron had 37 points and 15 rebounds as Fubon beat Taiwan Beer.

Luke Nevill goes up strong for the Bank of Taiwan, who are currently in second-to-the-last place.

Xue Lin-Meng tries the reverse lay-up as the Braves defeated league leader Pure Youth.

Yu Huan-Ya tries the runner in Taiwan Beer's loss to the Dacin Tigers.

2015-2016 TAIWAN SUPER BASKETBALL LEAGUE
Rank
TEAM
WINS
LOSSES
1
Pure Youth Construction
12
4
2
Dacin Tigers
11
7
3
Taiwan Beer
11
7
4
Yulon Luxgen
9
9
5
Fubon Braves
8
10
6
Bank of Taiwan
6
11
7
Kinmen Kaoliang Liquor
4
13


2015-2016 IBF Superleague First Conference:
- Images from Nasim Online.


Former NT player Farid Aslani gets caught in traffic.

NT small forward Mohammad Jamshidi gets tangled up.

NT floor general Sajjad Mashayekhi goes up strong for Chemidor-Tehran.

2015-2016 IBF SUPERLEAGUE
Rank
TEAM
WINS
LOSSES
1
Petrochimi Bandar Imam
15
4
2
Naft Abadan
14
5
3
Shahrdary Arak
13
5
4
Chemidor Tehran
13
5
5
Azad University
12
7
6
Shahrdary Gorgan
10
9
7
Samen Masshad
7
12
8
Army Tehran
3
15
9
Shahrdary Tabriz
3
15
10
Ayandeh Sazan
2
15


2015-2016 Lebanese Basketball League (LBL):
- Images from Sportscode.

Elie Stephan sizes up the Sagesse defense.

Naturalized Lebanese Jay Youngblood pushes the tempo for United Byblos Amchit (UBA).

Nadim Souaid is on attack mode for the unbeaten Homenetmen.

Import Steven Burtt of UBA takes it strong to the cup against Homenetmen.

Wael Arakji and the rest of Al Riyadi has an easy time beating the Hoops club.

2016 LEBANESE BASKETBALL LEAGUE
Rank
TEAM
WINS
LOSSES
1
Homenetmen Beirut
3
0
2
Al Moutahed Tripoli
3
1
3
Al Riyadi Beirut
2
0
4
Tadamon Zouk
2
1
5
Champville
1
2
6
Byblos Sporting Club
1
2
7
Sagesse Al Hekmeh
1
2
8
Hoops Club
1
2
9
Louaize
0
4


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