Like many other Chinese players, the 30-year-old guard has always been faithful to one team.
In Liu Wei’s case, it’s his hometown squad:the Shanghai Sharks.
He is part of the same generation of players as Yao Ming and they started their career at the same time with the Sharks.
They wore the same jersey between 1997 and 2002 leading their team to two CBA finals in 2000 and 2001 and to the CBA title in 2002.
In 2004, Liu Wei tried to join his former team-mate in the NBA, as he participated in Sacramento’s pre-season camp.
He was waived at the end of October just before the season started.
In the Chinese league, the Shanghai-born guard is a very good all-around player.
He has always been a precious player for the national team in spite of never having had a major role.
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