Noah Vonleh Reveals Shanghai Sharks Sent Goons to Force Him Out of Hotel Room After Not Paying for 2023–24 Season 

Noah Vonleh has spoken out about challenges he faced and the unfair treatment he experienced while playing for the Shanghai Sharks in China during the 2023-24 season, particularly regarding pay issues.

Published on Jul 01, 2024  |  06:19 PM IST |  180.5K
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Noah struggling in China

Noah Vonleh recently opened up about his tumultuous tenure with the Shanghai Sharks and unveiled a distressing narrative of unprofessional conduct and mistreatment. The ordeal began with financial grievances, as Vonleh disclosed that the team still owed him his playoff bonus from the 2021-2022 season and the remaining balance of his salary for the 2023-2024 season. 

However, the financial discrepancies were only a fraction of the challenges he faced.


During his time with the Shanghai Sharks, Vonleh encountered coercion tactics aimed at hastening his return from an injury. Despite medical advice indicating his unpreparedness to resume play, the organization pressured him to join matches prematurely. 


Ultimately, the Sharks resorted to wrongfully terminating Vonleh's contract in February 2024 in an attempt to evade their contractual obligations. As the conflict escalated, the Sharks escalated their efforts to coerce Vonleh, culminating in a disturbing incident during which six individuals, allegedly sent by the general manager, attempted to forcibly remove him from his hotel room. 

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Noah Vonleh called Shanghai Sharks ‘worst ever’

Noah Vonleh has recently made shocking allegations against the Chinese basketball team Shanghai Sharks, labeling them the "worst organization" he has ever played for. Vonleh took to social media to reveal that he had not been paid for services rendered, including outstanding playoff bonuses and salary payments for the 2023-24 season. 

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The athlete also accused the team of pressuring him to return to play before he was medically cleared, with claims that team doctors were instructed to provide false information about his readiness to play. 

As the revelations gained traction on social media platforms, fans and observers have been divided in their responses. Some have expressed skepticism, questioning Vonleh's decision to only share his grievances publicly after the alleged incidents occurred. 


Meanwhile, others have urged him to pursue legal action through FIBA if the claims hold merit, emphasizing that such behavior cannot be condoned in professional sports. The Shanghai Sharks, embroiled in prior controversies including match-fixing allegations, have yet to respond to Vonleh's statements.

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