Canada vs China Basketball at Rogers Arena

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Canada vs China BasketballOn August 10th the Canadian national basketball team with take on team China at Rogers Arena.

The men’s and women’s basketball teams have engaged in international play in preparation for the FIBA World Championships later this summer. The women just finished a tour in BC versus Chile and Sweden. The men will take on team France August 12th and 13th in Toronto and this will be their first time playing at the newly renamed Rogers Arena in Vancouver.

I just so happen to have a pair of court-side tickets to give away to the mens’ game against China Tuesday August 10th. Here’s how to enter to win:

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  • RT to enter to win Canada vs China @canbball basketball game tix from @Miss604

    Regular game tickets start at $19.75 (plus service charges). I will draw a contest winner Thursday August 5th at 9:00am.

    Update The winner is Dave – have fun at the game!

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    1. DevlinoSaturday, July 31st, 2010 — 12:23pm PDT

      I wonder if Yao Ming will be playing?

    2. KathySaturday, July 31st, 2010 — 12:23pm PDT

      I’m still bummed that Vancouver doesn’t have NBA basketball team. Even though the Grizzlies sucked, I enjoy watching basketball games. Thanks for having this contest!

    3. kelly mSaturday, July 31st, 2010 — 12:31pm PDT

      Canada vs China would be a great matchup. Seeing as I was born in canada and I’m chinese. I wonder if levon kendall is playing

    4. anoopSaturday, July 31st, 2010 — 12:32pm PDT

      nice to see some basketball returning to Vancouver

    5. TylerSaturday, July 31st, 2010 — 12:40pm PDT

      Eww GM Place is called Rogers Arena now?

    6. Darko SikmanSaturday, July 31st, 2010 — 1:19pm PDT

      This is gonna be interesting to watch with so many Chinese-Canadians in the audience. Thank you for the contest.

    7. MarissaSaturday, July 31st, 2010 — 1:22pm PDT

      It’s funny to see “Rogers Arena”
      The very first and last basketball game I went to was Lakers vs. Raptors when Kobe scored those dreadful 81 points. I would love to go see another basketball game.

    8. BrendaSaturday, July 31st, 2010 — 2:36pm PDT

      I’m from HK so I’d love to go and support China!

    9. DomSaturday, July 31st, 2010 — 3:03pm PDT

      Great match up to see.

    10. DaveSaturday, July 31st, 2010 — 3:47pm PDT

      With all of the injuries to the other teams main stars, team canada may be able to sneak up the rankings & steal a few wins. Can’t wait for the world championships!

    11. PatrickSaturday, July 31st, 2010 — 4:45pm PDT

      Hope the game won’t disappoint.

    12. CaioSaturday, July 31st, 2010 — 5:22pm PDT

      I’d love to see the match!

    13. bekkiSaturday, July 31st, 2010 — 5:53pm PDT

      years ago went to see van grizzlies vs seattle sonics. cheered for the sonics.

    14. AudreySaturday, July 31st, 2010 — 8:40pm PDT

      I would love to go see the game with my brother, who’s an NBA fanatic 😛

    15. mike313laSunday, August 1st, 2010 — 8:48am PDT

      This should an awesome game… live in person =D

    16. TeresaSunday, August 1st, 2010 — 11:46am PDT

      I like basketball.

    17. eliSunday, August 1st, 2010 — 1:15pm PDT

      This level of basketball in Vancouver is always just fantastic for the kids and the game. Enjoy it hoop fans!

    18. shmuelSunday, August 1st, 2010 — 1:53pm PDT

      Yi! Levon! It’s canada vs. china at the rogers centre august tenth!

    19. dlbrowsSunday, August 1st, 2010 — 3:04pm PDT

      Yes please. I refuse to go to any of the sympathy NBA pre-season games after the Grizz left for little to no reason so I’d love to go to this.

    20. VeronicaSunday, August 1st, 2010 — 4:03pm PDT

      Wow! This looks like an interesting game! Wouldn’t mind checking this out. Tweeted as well.

    21. DevonSunday, August 1st, 2010 — 5:03pm PDT

      My basketball comment. . .

    22. DennisSunday, August 1st, 2010 — 9:43pm PDT

      wish Yao Ming and Hair Canada were playing. Should still be a good game to watch.

    23. scottMonday, August 2nd, 2010 — 11:25am PDT

      it’s great to see that basketball canada is bringing our men’s national team to town for a game. fingers crossed, though, that they sell enough tickets to make a good atmosphere at rogers arena!

    24. mikeMonday, August 2nd, 2010 — 2:47pm PDT

      basketball…umm its a fun game to play. id like to see yao ming in person though, he was a good player for the houston rockets

    25. ChristineTuesday, August 3rd, 2010 — 10:27am PDT

      I like basketball! And it would be great to see our National team play in Vancouver.

    26. KissSpeedDatingTuesday, August 3rd, 2010 — 10:29am PDT

      Basketball has been my “stress-reliever” ever since I first picked up the basketball in grade 4. It’s awesome to see that Canada continues to have a strong basketball program. BBALL 4 LIFE.

    27. Vincent YanTuesday, August 3rd, 2010 — 10:32am PDT

      Would be awesome to see this!

    28. Ron K.Tuesday, August 3rd, 2010 — 10:42am PDT

      I miss watching basketball games at the old GM Place.

    29. RayTuesday, August 3rd, 2010 — 11:53am PDT

      We have a few promising Canadian high school players in the states expected to make it to the NBA, one projected a lottery pick in Cory Joseph. If they develop in the NBA and commits to Team Canada, which they have at the Junior level, hopefully we’ll improve in terms of international competition. right now, we’re still not even close…

    30. CanTuesday, August 3rd, 2010 — 12:35pm PDT

      I would love these tickets.. maybe i should RT also just in case.

    31. JustinTuesday, August 3rd, 2010 — 12:38pm PDT

      Tell you friends and get the word out. Let’s show some national pride and cheer on our Canadian boys. They can use our support. Remember to bring your Canadian flags. Canadian basketball rocks!

    32. Jeremy CockrillTuesday, August 3rd, 2010 — 6:57pm PDT

      Yao Ming will definitely not be playing, he might never play competitive basketball again because of a foot injury. It will be so awesome having the national team in Vancouver, hopefully we see some Olympic spirit at Rogers Arena that night. I have a feeling we will.

    33. Ian YeungTuesday, August 3rd, 2010 — 7:39pm PDT

      come on come onnnn pick me!!!

    34. kelseyTuesday, August 3rd, 2010 — 11:50pm PDT

      grizzlies come back!

    35. SanazWednesday, August 4th, 2010 — 11:21am PDT

      Never been to a live Basketball game, so very interested in seeing a live match!

    36. RennWednesday, August 4th, 2010 — 11:34am PDT

      I have never been to a live basketball game but would love for my first game to be a China-Canada match, especially being Chinese-Canadian!

    37. ElaanWednesday, August 4th, 2010 — 3:28pm PDT

      I love basketball! 🙂

    38. MattWednesday, August 4th, 2010 — 4:34pm PDT

      I haven’t been to a basketball game since the Grizzlies were in town!

    39. MikeWednesday, August 4th, 2010 — 9:00pm PDT

      Great match up for me, growing up playing basketball in Beijing, China.

    40. MikeWednesday, August 4th, 2010 — 10:48pm PDT

      And it would be a great opportunity to watch Team China in their post-Yao Ming era vs. the upcoming talented and athletic Team Canada.

      Growing up in the neighbourhood of the Olympic basketball arena in Beijing and missed the Olympic basketball games in 2008, now it is a great time to catch up all the actions here in Vancouver.

    41. LTD.EditionThursday, August 5th, 2010 — 8:33am PDT

      I used to play basketball.

    42. EarlThursday, August 5th, 2010 — 8:38am PDT

      I love international basketball I hope Canada can show the world that we can compete with the best this year!

    43. RubyThursday, August 5th, 2010 — 9:37am PDT

      I remember when Vancouver had the Grizzlies .. they didn’t play great but at least it was fun watching basketball

    44. Xedric ClaveriaThursday, August 5th, 2010 — 9:53am PDT

      It’s great to see basketball in Vancouver… doesn’t happen enough!

    45. JasonThursday, August 5th, 2010 — 10:04am PDT

      Yao probably won’t play…

    46. MelanieThursday, August 5th, 2010 — 10:24am PDT

      Would love to win these tickets for me and my hubby ! He is a b-ball fanatic 🙂

    47. JamieThursday, August 5th, 2010 — 10:47am PDT

      Triple double trouble is coming to your town and going to make rubble.

    48. Steve H.Thursday, August 5th, 2010 — 12:30pm PDT

      I was lucky enough to watch Steve Nash’s last international game when China played Canada at GM Place. Nash put on a tremendous show and Yao Ming was a rookie entering the NBA. What surprised me most was the tremendous support for Team China. Chants and cheers were dominating the crowd and I felt we (as Canadians) were playing an away game – great experience!

    49. oscarThursday, August 5th, 2010 — 3:11pm PDT

      It will be a great match up!

    50. YangSunday, August 8th, 2010 — 11:18am PDT

      China has been practicing since june so they have had lots of time to prepare. They have played exhibtions and tournments against top teams like lituanian, argrentina, austrialia and slovenia. They did well against those team. I think they should be able to win against canada. Yi jianlian has been a beast

    51. JaredMonday, August 9th, 2010 — 2:04pm PDT

      I heard Yi Jianlian was at the River Rock last night.

    52. FeiTuesday, August 10th, 2010 — 3:33pm PDT

      Yeah he was!!! 🙂 My friend saw him there 🙂

    53. pierreThursday, August 12th, 2010 — 5:09am PDT

      Which team is the winner?

    54. NBA Basketball TicketsThursday, October 28th, 2010 — 2:33am PDT

      Nash put on a tremendous show and Yao Ming was a rookie entering the NBA. What surprised me most was the tremendous support for Team China.

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