The CBA playoffs allowed Li Chunjiang, the opponent, to scare Shanghai out of the playoffs.

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 The CBA playoffs allowed Li Chunjiang, the opponent, to scare Shanghai out of the playoffs.


In the 2001-02 season, the CBA stipulated that the top 8 teams in the regular season could be promoted to the playoffs, and the top 4 teams could choose one of the 5-8 teams in order as their first-round opponents. At that time, Shanghai team won the regular season championship with 22 wins and 1 losses. Instead of choosing the eighth Sina Lion according to common sense, they chose Guangdong which ranked seventh.

It is understood that the reason why Shanghai chose Guangdong lies in the huge gap between the two sidesinterior lines. After all, the Shanghai team had Yao Ming, the first center at that time. This season, Guangdong just lacked interior and foreign aid ministers. Therefore, such a match is conducive to Shanghai teams easy pass. The final result is not unexpected, Shanghai 3-0 easily swept Guangdong into the top four, the two sides of the Liang Zi on this end.

Only a year later, the strength contrast between Shanghai and Guangdong has changed dramatically. Yao Mings long trip to the NBA has caused Shanghais formidable interior to collapse, while Du Feng and Zhu Fangyu, the twin stars, have matured, and Jichens timely return has made Guangdong a top team. In the 2002-03 season, it was Guangdongs turn to win the regular season championship and win the right to choose the first round opponents of the playoffs. While the regular season was still in progress, Guangdong coach Li Chunjiang said, As long as Shanghai team dares to enter the playoffs, Guangdong team will pick Shanghai team to play in the first round!

Li Chunjiangs revenge plan failed because Shanghai team pursued the principle of cant get away with it, trained new players three rounds after the regular season, and finally only ranked 10th, voluntarily gave up the chance to compete for playoff places. Li Qiuping, then the head coach of Shanghai Team, said: At that time, our idea was to protect these young players and not let them play in the first year of the team and suffer a blow swept by a big score in Guangdong.

However, in the 2002-03 season, Li Chunjiang and his Guangdong team failed to pick Shanghai, but made Shandong a substitute victim. According to the then opponent, Guangdong should normally choose Beijing as the first round opponent in the 8th regular season, but in the final round of the regular season, Beijing took the lead and pushed Guangdong into overtime to get through. The Guangdong Mens Basketball Team with lingering fear dispelled the idea of picking opponents by rank, and chose Shandong, the fifth place in the regular season and the aging main line-up, as the first-round opponent in the playoffs.

In the 2006-07 season, the CBA again implemented the rules of selecting the top four opponents in the regular season, which coincided with Guangdong winning the regular season championship again and Shanghai returning to the playoffs four years later. At this time, Li Chunjiang and the Guangdong Team had no intention of avenging the same arrow, but said early: We will not choose, who is the eighth, we will fight who. After experiencing the resentment of that year, Guangdong realized that deliberately picking up opponents was a crime, so it no longer pursued this complex. Just because Shanghai just ranked eighth, the two sides met in the first round of the playoffs, and Guangdong solved Shanghai with a total score of 3-0. Subsequently, the 2007-08 season is the last time that CBA has implemented the rules of picking the first four opponents in the regular season so far. After that, the system was sealed up. Respecting the rules of professional leagues, the normal ranking of regular season decided to play. Li Chunjiang and Li Qiupings resentment of picking opponents also became a chorus. Source: Netease Sports Author: A Yong Responsible Editor: Qiao Yuanlei_NS1098

In the 2006-07 season, the CBA again implemented the rules of selecting the top four opponents in the regular season, which coincided with Guangdong winning the regular season championship again and Shanghai returning to the playoffs four years later. At this time, Li Chunjiang and the Guangdong Team had no intention of avenging the same arrow, but said early: We will not choose, who is the eighth, we will fight who. After experiencing the resentment of that year, Guangdong realized that deliberately picking up opponents was a crime, so it no longer pursued this complex. Just because Shanghai just ranked eighth, the two sides met in the first round of the playoffs, and Guangdong solved Shanghai with a total score of 3-0.

Subsequently, the 2007-08 season is the last time that CBA has implemented the rules of picking the first four opponents in the regular season so far. After that, the system was sealed up. Respecting the rules of professional leagues, the normal ranking of regular season decided to play. Li Chunjiang and Li Qiupings resentment of picking opponents also became a chorus.