Ex-NBA Player Ty Lawson Reportedly Banned From CBA

Former NBA point guard Ty Lawson has reportedly been banned from playing in the Chinese Basketball Association after inappropriate posts about women appeared on his Instagram story, per Sportando’s Emiliano Carchia (Twitter link).

Lawson’s most recent team, the Fujian Sturgeons, issued the following statement to Chinese media outlet Xinhua:

“His inappropriate words are inconsistent with the social responsibilities and values abided by our club and have brought serious adverse social impacts to the club and the league,” the statement reads. “We will not sign him for the new season.”

After last appearing in the NBA during the 2017/18 season for the Wizards’ playoff run, Lawson had found success in the CBA. He first appeared with the Shandong Golden Stars in 2017 before transferring to the Sturgeons. The former first-round pick played well in China, averaging over 25.0 PPG across three seasons.

Lawson, an eight-year NBA veteran, played for the Nuggets, Rockets, Pacers, Kings and Wizards during his career. He averaged 12.7 PPG and 6.0 APG in 551 NBA games.

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10 thoughts on “Ex-NBA Player Ty Lawson Reportedly Banned From CBA

  1. Treveon Graham

    um he also played for the wizards in during their 2018 playoff run

      • x%sure

        If anyone wants to translate his comments thanks.

        He has also recently ‘dissed’ his college HC Roy Williams; maybe the CBA banning is related. I mean they could have seen it on twitter and called up Williams, and he dissed Lawson just like Lawson says he does.

        • x%sure

          “Chinese woman
          Got cakes on the low…
          might switch up my stance soon lol”

        • Reflect

          He basically said Chinese women have underrated backsides. But he also posted a pic that probably shouldn’t be posted. But it was a consensual and legal pic so it’s hardly worthy of being banned from an entire league.

          • x%sure

            I guess he wasn’t even supposed to be there? I don’t see why the gov’t would object so much to that sentiment, or to the checking it out. He wasn’t being insulting, the opposite. Just being at his level.

  2. DynamiteAdams

    This has to be the funniest way to get banned from a league. At the same time tho he should know better. China doesn’t play

  3. harden-westbrook-mvps

    It’s a wonder he lasted as long as he did in the NBA. Terrible player.

    • Lionel Muggeridge

      Yeah he’s about as good as Eric Gordon, PJ Tucker and Robert Covington are

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