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The Chinese Basketball Association, commonly referred to as the CBA (even in Chinese), is the pre-eminent men's professional basketball league in China, the WCBA is the Women's Chinese Basketball Association.
Other Chinese basketball leagues include the National Basketball League (NBL - a semi-professional "Division 2" minor league in China), the Chinese University Basketball Association (CUBA) and the Chinese High School Basketball League (CHBL). At one time there was a league called the Chinese New Basketball Alliance (CNBA), one of whose teams was the Beijing Sea Lions, but it lasted only one season (1996-97).
A few CBA players, such as Yao Ming, Wang Zhizhi, Yi Jianlian, Sun Yue, and Mengke Bateer, have also played in the NBA. Conversely, a limited number of foreign players are allowed for each CBA team. Notable players include NBA All-Star Stephon Marbury.