Denver, CO. The Colorado Kings will start their fourth season in the American Basketball Association (ABA) www.abalive.com by returning to Beijing China this October for a ten-game month long tour of China.
During their last tour in December, 2011, the Kings served the Beijing Aoshen team its first loss to an ABA team in six years. Although the Olympians were not happy with the loss, thousands of avid basketball fans there marveled at the skills of guard Corey Campbell, who averaged 38 points per game, small forward and West Virginia alum Ryan McBride, who propelled the squad’s potent offense with his barrage of buckets and towering center Marcus King Stockton who racked up double doubles. Each game was jam packed with thousands of fans who never left their seats until the game was over, not even to grab concessions.
“We are very pleased to be continuing this series of games between ABA teams and the Beijing Aoshen Olympian which has been in effect for many years,” stated ABA CEO Joe Newman. “This is truly a lifetime experience for ABA players – having the opportunity to travel throughout China and to play before large and enthusiastic crowds – against a very formidable opponent. The Beijing Aoshen Olympian organization is a wonderful host and a genuine pleasure to work with…and the fans in the various Chinese cities where they play are fabolous.”
ABA teams have gained a huge following in the world’s most populous country,” stated Kings CEO Durrell Middleton. “If the last tour was any indication, the Colorado Kings are going to enjoy celebrity status in China – and hopefully bring home some amazing wins against our very strong and talented international affiliate. Our organization is looking forward to another exciting adventure.” For more information, visit wew.coloradokings.com or call 720 274 4644 or visit www.abalive.com.