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6 rules for playing hoops in China

Updated: July 30, 2014, 12:09 PM ET
By Kate Fagan | espnW.com

The first rule that becomes clear upon landing in China is that you must adjust to the country's different organizing principle.

Take, for example, my first day in Hangzhou, where Phoenix Mercury star Brittney Griner played winter ball. I was waiting patiently near the reception desk of the hotel, hoping to check into my room. Waiting with me was longtime NBA assistant coach Dean Demopoulos, who was spending the season working with Griner as her personal coach. He needed to ask a ...

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