With 20 issues beneath his identify at the scoresheet, former NBA participant Yi Jianlian broke a vital document and changed into the all time main scorer in CBA historical past, the highest Chinese language skilled basketball league.
Yi scored a bucket upon getting an offensive rebound in the second one quarter. Pulling down his 11,166th level within the CBA, Yi surpassed his former teammate Zhu Fangyu to assert the all time main scorer name.
Now with 11,177 issues in general, Yi Jianlian will proceed pushing his document even upper with each further level he ratings in the rest video games of the season. Along with his effort, the Guangdong Tigers defeated Tianjin Pioneers by way of a last ranking of 140-93.
Yi began his CBA profession in 2002. After taking part in within the Chinese language league for 5 years, Yi was once drafted by way of the Milwaukee Greenbacks with the sixth general pick out within the 2007 NBA draft. The Guangdong-native then performed in america for 5 years, taking part in for the Milwaukee Greenbacks, New Jersey Nets, Washington Wizards, and Dallas Mavericks.
The 7-foot-tall energy ahead has been a essential participant for the Chinese language nationwide staff since 2004. Yi performed in 4 Olympics and was once named because the captain of the Chinese language nationwide staff within the 2019 FIBA International Cup event. In spite of the deficient efficiency from the Chinese language staff, Yi was once regarded as as some of the closing gamers with constant performances throughout the event.
Talking of his former teammate Yi Jianlian, the previous all-time main scorer Zhu Fangyu recommended Yi’s power efforts in making improvements to his sport: “Yi is all the time the primary one coming to apply and the remaining individual leaving. His determination and energy is the most efficient. He’s doing his highest in each alternative and each sport. Younger gamers want to be informed from how he handled the sport, and his motivation for changing into a champion.”
With a 47-point victory towards Tianjin, the Guangzhou Tigers now lead the league with 7 wins and 1 loss within the first 8 video games of the season. The 9-time champion is taking a look ahead to chasing back-to-back CBA titles within the 2019-2020 season.