China News Service Client, Beijing, October 20th. The Chinese Basketball Association issued an announcement on the 20th, saying: "The Bayi men's and women's basketball teams will no longer participate in the CBA League and WCBA League." Arena.
Image source: Official website of China Basketball Association.
The Chinese Basketball Association wrote: “The Bayi Men’s and Women’s Basketball Team has repeatedly achieved good results in various large-scale competitions since the establishment of the team. It has continued to send outstanding players to the national team and made an indelible contribution to the development of China’s basketball. The Association pays tribute to the Bayi men's and women's basketball team."
The Bayi Men’s Basketball Team is a legendary team in the history of the Chinese Professional Basketball League. From the 1995-96 season to the 2000-01 season, they monopolized the six league championships.
During the period, the team was full of talents, and many domestic basketball legends such as Ah Dejiang, Liu Yudong, Li Nan, Fan Bin, Zhang Jinsong, Wang Zhizhi and so on emerged.
Since then, the Bayi men's basketball team was hit by the Shanghai Sharks.
In the 2002-03 season, Bayi team won again under the leadership of Liu Yudong.
But since then, the newly emerged Guangdong South China Tigers gradually replaced Bayi's dominant position in the league.
Data map: On the evening of October 25, 2019, the semi-finals of the 7th Military World Games men's basketball team were held in Wuhan, Hubei Province. The Chinese Bayi men's basketball team lost 67:70 to Lithuania and missed the final.
The picture shows Wang Zhizhi (left), the head coach of China's Bayi Men's Basketball Team, conducting the game.
Photo by China News Agency reporter Hou Yu
The last glory of the Bayi men's basketball team was 12 years ago.
In 2007, Bayi Men's Basketball team defeated Guangdong, which had won three consecutive championships before, and won the team's 8th CBA championship.
It is worth mentioning that for the Guangdong team that year, Du Feng, Zhu Fangyu, and Wang Shipeng were all in their prime. They also had Yi Jianlian, who was about to participate in the NBA draft and had a promising future.
This also shows the strength of the Bayi men's basketball team.
After that, the Bayi men's basketball record went from bad to worse and never advanced to the finals.
In fact, since 2018, the Bayi Men’s Basketball Team has been participating in the “special invitation” way.
In recent years, the Bayi team no longer has the picks in the CBA Draft.
Last season, the Bayi men's basketball team coached by Wang Zhizhi had a final record of 6 wins and 40 losses, ranking first among all participating teams.
Bayi men's basketball team missed the first game of the CBA new season.
After the start of the new CBA season, according to the schedule, the Bayi Men's Basketball Team played against Beijing in the first game. The team was sentenced to a 0:20 loss because the team did not arrive on time.
Two days later, after confirming that the Bayi Men's Basketball Team will withdraw from the CBA League, the number of participating teams this season has been reduced from 20 last season to 19.
Like the Bayi Men's Basketball Team, the Bayi Women's Basketball Team is also a veteran team in the domestic basketball world.
Since the establishment of the WCBA League in 2002, Bayi Women's Basketball has won 5 championships.
Before the start of the new season of the league, the still strong Bayi women's basketball team has been erased from the schedule.
For many fans, Bayi team is not only a team, but also represents a kind of military spirit.
Just dissipating out of thin air in such a silent way is a bit too lonely for the Bayi basketball team, which has created countless glory and touches for Chinese basketball fans.
In any case, the Bayi basketball team's withdrawal from the professional league is a foregone conclusion. We can only wish those coaches and players, and hope they can find a good home.