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Former NBA All-Star Arenas joins Yao's Shanghai Sharks

Published on Nov 19, 2012 7:28 PM

SHANGHAI (AFP) - Former NBA All-Star guard Gilbert Arenas signed with the Shanghai Sharks on Monday, and will play this season for the Chinese Basketball Association club owned by retired superstar Yao Ming.

He joins several other former US National Basketball Association (NBA) stars in the CBA, such as Stephon Marbury and Tracy McGrady, who have sought to prolong their stellar careers in China.

"The Shanghai Sharks basketball club have formally signed the American player Gilbert Arenas," the Sharks said in a short announcement on their website. "He will wear the number 0 while representing Shanghai during the 2012-2013 CBA season."

No details of the contract were revealed.

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