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Who is the first ever Chinese owner of an NBA franchise?

Asked by jackywoo (2 points ) November 19th, 2010

There was a lot of press about a Chinese businessman buying a piece of the Cavaliers in 2009, but that deal actually fell apart. Wondering if there’s any Chinese who owned or owns a part of any franchise at this point.

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George Shinn
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George Shinn is the current owner of the New Orleans Hornets. He purchased the team for $32,500,000 in 1987. In 1997, he lost his bid for a National Hockey League expansion franchise to be called the Hampton Roads Rhinos.

Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/topics/George+Shinn#ixzz15pRU13IR

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Oh please – did you even read the question? Just because his name sounds Chinese doesn’t mean he is Chinese. Just Google his name and see his picture.

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