#11: Shoutout to all the Celtics fans Bleeding Green in CHINA! 🇨🇳
Former Celtics guard Stephon Marbury went on to win big in China
Hey Celtics fans in China! celticslife.com has had 460,081 visits from China since we originated in September 2009, which puts you at #11 on our list of countries with the most visits. Thanks so much for all the love you've shown for the site these past 10+ years.
Similar to a few other countries we've covered so far in the top 20, the Celtics have never had a player from China, but there have been a lot of interactions between Celtics players and the country. Stephon Marbury moved to China to continue his career after his stint in Boston and saw great success. Starbury finished off his basketball career by plying his final seven seasons in the China Basketball Association, which include three championships, a Finals MVP award a league MVP award, and six all-star appearances.
In 2017 Paul Pierce and Ray Allen seemed to end their beef in China while playing in the Super Penguin celebrity basketball game. They seem to still be getting along fine, but Ray continues to have a strained relationship with KG and Rondo.
As Celtics, the aformentioned Rajon Rondo and Kevin Garnett signed lucrative endorsement deals with Chinese sportswear company Anta. We've covered some of their visits to China previously on this site.
I'm sure I'm missing several connections between the Celtics and China, but just know there's a lot of love for the Celtics coming from cities like Shanghai, Beijing, Chongqing, Tianjin and throughout the country.
Please feel free to leave a comment and tell us a little bit about yourself. How you became a Celtics fan? Where in China you're representing? How you found out about celticslife.com and when you first started frequenting the site? Maybe a pic of you in some Celtics gear. You know, all that good stuff.
Shoutout to all the Celtics fans Bleeding Green in China!
We hit a milestone when we passed the 100 million views mark last season. But the thing is only 64% of our page views come from United States viewers. We are giving shoutouts to the top 20 countries represented on Celtics Life based on analytics. Check in for the next twenty days to see where your country lands in the top 20. And if you are from that country or connected in anyway, please drop a comment with your story. Would love to see faces and words from all these Celtics Lifers that have visited the blog all these years.