Muhtar Xirelijiang suspended for middle finger action


The cameras never lie.

It was a fine attempt by Xinjiang guard Xirelijiang trying to sneak a ‘Fuck you’ gesture towards Shanxi’s Von Wafer. But little did Xirelijiang know, the camera was watching. And the CBA handed Xirelijiang a fine of just over $3,000 and a one-game suspension.

But at the end of the day, do you really want to mess with this guy?


It’s been a crazy week in the world of Chinese basketball. Both men’s and women’s teams in Sichuan were involved in their own brawl. The men’s brawl included former Kentucky Wildcat Daniel Orton while the women’s brawl resulted in 23 suspensions.

Nick Bedard (@bedardnick) is the editor-in-chief of

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