Lance Stephenson Jr., 29, the new star guard of the Chinese Basketball Association team Liaoning Flying Leopards, is very excited to play in “The Terrific 12.” He is one of many former NBA players who will join top teams as a foreign import player in the upcoming international basketball tournament of the East Asia Super League.
The EASL will hold “The Terrific 12” from September 17-22, 2019 at the Tap Seac Multi-Sport Pavilion in Macao, China. Top club teams from China, Japan, South Korea and the Philippines will face off in the international basketball tournament that is recognized by the Fédération Internationale de Basketball (FIBA).
“I can’t wait to play in The Terrific 12 with my new teammates. I’m excited to play in such a great tournament this early in the season. It should really help us unite as a team and help me acclimate to this new style of play more easily.”
After signing with the Leopards earlier this offseason, Stephenson is ready for his debut with the club and to bring “The Terrific 12” trophy to Liaoning. He shared, “Our plan is to win the championship so that momentum will help us as a club heading into the regular season.”
Born on September 5, 1990, Stephenson made his NBA debut in 2010 by joining the Indiana Pacers. He signed with the Los Angeles Lakers on July 10, 2018 and with the Leopards on August 1, 2019.
Stephenson will make his debut as a Leopards player at “The Terrific 12,” which is filled to the brim with All-Star and national team talent from the best teams across East Asia. The teams are championship contenders in their respective leagues.
Full five-day tournament packages are also available at MOP 400 (standard ticket). Tickets are available for purchase through the following three ways:
- Online purchasing via online ticketing platforms Macau Ticketing, DaMai Tickets, Qupiaowang and com.cn
- Retail outlets of Macau Ticketing
- On-site ticketing counter of Macau Ticketing at the Tap Seac Multisport Pavilion (available on September 17, 18, 19, 21 and 22, 2019)
Teams are leaving nothing to chance and have assembled their best rosters, including national team players and foreign imports. Meanwhile, here is a clip from the EASL: