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Michael Jordan to slam dunk Chinese Qiaodan Sports chains in name row

A Qiaodan Sports shop in Shanghai Source: AAP   Basketball legend Michael Jordan   BASKETBALL legend Michael Jordan has filed a lawsuit with a Chinese court claiming that a sportswear and footwear producer is using his name without authorization. He is accusing Fujian Province-based Qiaodan Sports Co Ltd of building its business around his Chinese name and jersey number. "It is deeply disappointing to see a company build a business off my Chinese name without my permission, use the No. 23 and even attempt to use the names of my children,"

Michael Jordan sues Fujian sportswear firm Qiaodan for name use

Retired NBA legend Michael Jordan (left) and Chinese sportswear maker Jiaodan.   Logo of Qiaodan Sports   Basketball legend Michael Jordan has filed a lawsuit in China against a Chinese sportswear company, accusing the firm of unauthorised use of his name.   The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame recipient and former Chicago Bulls star said on Thursday that Qiaodan Sports, a company located in the southern Fujian province, had built its business around his Chinese name and jersey number without his permission.   "It is deeply

NBA Rockets' Chuck Hayes to visit Xiamen on July 5-9

  Houston Rockets’ Chuck Hayes will visit Xiamen on July 5th-9th as Qiaodan Sports’ new brand ambassador to China, reports Xiamen Economic Daily. Standing at 6'6", Chuck Hayes is the shortest starting center in NBA history, but he posted an improbable triple-double (13 points, 14 rebounds and 11 assists) on March 23, 2011, which his 7'6" teammate Yao Ming has not yet accomplished in the league. Qiaodan Sports Co., Ltd, a Chinese sportswear producer in Jinjiang (76km away from Xiamen), announced on June 23rd that they’ve signed Chuck as