NBA China to design, run Beijing Olympics arena
BEIJING -- The NBA has taken a stake in designing and running Beijing's Olympic basketball venue during and after August's Summer Games.
NBA China -- a joint venture of the NBA, broadcaster ESPN and Chinese companies -- said Thursday it has joined promoter AEG and the Beijing Wukesong Culture and Sports Center to design, market, program and operate the stadium.
Basketball is growing in popularity in China, and the nation's
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