It looks like the Sports Illustrated cover curse applies to the Chinese version as well. Former NBA player Bonzi Wells was released by the CBA’s Shanxi Zhongyu a couple of days ago, shortly after his mug graced the cover of SI China.
After playing 14 games and averaging 34.3 points, Wells went home to the United States for a visit. Team officials say he repeatedly delayed his return, and Wells and the team finally agreed to part ways.
According to Asia Basket, he has been replaced by Tim Pickett, who played for Florida State before a short career in Europe.
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