Basketball was introduced to China in the late 1800s by the YMCA missionaries. Today it is one of China’s biggest sports. This is a look at a group of basketball players who meet every Wednesday and Sunday night in Mandeville Johannesburg.

 

By Shandukani Mulaudzi.

[There are 3 parts to this multimedia package.]

In part 1, Frank  Li, the basketball coach and coordinator shares his journey to finding the Mandeville basketball courts.

In part 2, two of the basketball players speak about the importance of basketball to them.

In part 3, Frank Li explains why he wants young men to come to basketball so they do not end up in trouble. Jimmy Lin shares his dreams for his son and Joe Li shares his hopes for basketball in South Africa.