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Who is Ty Lawson? : Former North carolina guard banned from the Chinese Basketball Association

Ty Lawson’s strip-club Intagram posts get him banned for life from Chinese league

Ty Lawson cut by Chinese Basketball Association team over ‘inappropriate’ strip club posts on Instagram

Former North Carolina guard Ty Lawson is no longer welcome in the Chinese Basketball Association. Lawson was banned for life from the CBA after inappropriate social media posts, Lawson’s former team, the Fujian Sturgeons, also told the Chinese news service Xinhua it wouldn’t re-sign Lawson after “inappropriate words” that were “inconsistent with the social responsibilities and values abided by our club.”Lawson, 32, posted two Instagram stories over the weekend, commenting on Chinese women’s bodies and photographing himself getting a lap dance. NBA sources told Sports Illustrated’s Sam Amico alcohol may have been a factor in the posts.

He has been dropped by his Chinese Basketball Association team, the Fujian Sturgeons, following “inappropriate” social media posts, the team announced on Saturday, per ESPN. Lawson has been playing in the CBA since 2017. He first played with the Shandong Golden Stars and he had been with Fujian since 2019.

“His inappropriate words are inconsistent with the social responsibilities and values abided by our club and have brought serious adverse social impacts to the club and the league. We will not sign him for the new season,” Fujian Sturgeons said in a statement. Specific details regarding Lawson’s posts weren’t provided, and Lawson hasn’t yet issued a statement.

Lawson, 32, was drafted in the first round (No. 18 overall) of the 2009 NBA Draft by the Minnesota Timberwolves after playing his college ball at the University of North Carolina, where he won a national title in 2009. Lawson was traded to the Denver Nuggets on draft night, and he spent the first six seasons of his career in Denver.


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