Tigers Take Back Their Title

On May 3, impressively Guangdong Southern Tigers Team took a leading 4:0 win against Xinjiang Flying Tigers Team, pocketing the championship of 2018-2019 Chinese Basketball Association (CBA). This is the ninth championship the Guangdong team has gained since it was established in 1993, after a six-year window period. With this title, Guangdong Southern Tigers Team has the most championships in CBA history. What an achievement to celebrate!

Similarly, basketball is not only for men and their victory—in March, Guangdong Vermilion Birds Team obtained its first championship of Women’s Chinese Basketball Association (WCBA) history. Hence, Dongguan became the first prefecture-level city that has earned both CBA and WCBA championships in history, with its well-deserved title, “City of Basketball.”

To celebrate double championships in style, a splendid LED show was prepared across Nancheng landmark buildings, which not only illuminated the night sky but also onlookers’ emotions.

Basketball is never-ending in this city; keep your eyes open for the coming International Basketball Association (FIBA), group H including teams from Canada, Senegal, Lithuania and Australia which will play in Dongguan.