Chinese astrologer Cao Junyun has warned that the NBA could face a future where stars from China and abroad are “the only stars in the league.”
According to Cao, this means that the league is destined to become an “elite” league in the world.
“In the future, the Chinese players will become the only stars,” Cao told Fox Sports.
“When the Chinese superstar goes overseas, the NBA will lose the edge.”
Chinese star LiAngelo Ball has been named the most valuable NBA player of the 2020-21 season.
He is now the league’s most valuable player.
But Cao, who has previously said he sees himself as a professional sportsman, said the NBA’s future was looking bleak.
“I don’t think the NBA has the right mentality to be a league that is so powerful in the long term,” Cao said.
“We need to change this mindset.”NBA stars have been seen in the spotlight for their outspoken opinions.
The likes of LeBron James, Kobe Bryant, and Stephen Curry have made their mark in the public eye.
But some are questioning whether the stars who are being selected by the NBA have the mental toughness necessary to survive a league where the star power is concentrated in China and overseas.
In a 2016 interview with CNBC, NBA star Karl Malone said the stars chosen by the league were a reflection of the world’s changing demographics.
“There’s going to be more of a changing of demographics, and you’ll see more of these stars, I’m sure, that are more affluent than you,” Malone said.
The NBA, which was founded in 1901, is a $1.6 trillion business.
In the past year, Forbes magazine estimated that the market value of the NBA would be at $1 trillion.