July 30, 2020

Child abuse, lack of schooling at NBA’s China academies: report

Los Angeles (AFP) – Young players have been physically abused and left without schooling at NBA basketball academies in China, which were described as “sweat camp(s) for athletes”, an ESPN report said.Multiple coaches have complained about physical punishment at the academies including a facility in Xinjiang, the region where China is accused of holding more than a million members of ethnic minorities in internment camps.The NBA says it cut ties last year with Xinjiang, but the world’s most popular basketball league continues to operate academies in Shandong and Zhejiang provinces, in sports f…

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