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With Yi and Yao in Mind, NBA Sets Chinese Expansion Plans

Yi Jianlian starred Sunday when the Nets beat the Heat in London, but in a way he had a starring role before the game too. That's when the NBA announced its biggest overseas expansion. The NBA and AEG will design and operate at least a dozen arenas in China. Yi and Yao Ming have helped popularize the NBA in China, with 1.6 billion watching NBA games last season.