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SBD/January 29, 2013/Leagues and Governing Bodies
NBA Details Plans To Celebrate Chinese New Year Over Eight Days
Published January 29, 2013
WASHINGTON CONNECTION: The POST's Lee noted the Wizards franchise “has a long history with China, dating back to when late owner Abe Pollin led the NBA’s first venture to the nation in 1979.” The Wizards will be “one of five teams that will host events at their venue to honor Chinese culture,” along with the Bulls, Warriors, Heat and Raptors. The Celtics and Clippers “will have in-arena signage to recognize the holiday, which actually begins on Feb. 10.” All 24 teams playing on Feb. 8 “will wear specially designed shooting shirts and the league will conduct several online and social media promotions throughout the week” (WASHINGTONPOST.com, 1/28).