MEDIA DAY AND FAN APPRECIATION DAY CREATE BUZZ IN SHANGHAI
Submitted by mfong on October 11, 2012 - 3:26pm
The Clippers react following their first match-up vs. the Heat in Beijing.
BEIJING–The atmosphere inside MasterCard Center for the opening of the 2012 NBA China Games felt more postseason than preseason.
Former Sixth Man of the Year Jamal Crawford is a first-time visitor to China. Here is what he said after shoot-around about what he’s been up to in Beijing, including shopping at the Silk Market, and his expectations for Shanghai (as told by Eric Patten).
Submitted by mfong on October 10, 2012 - 9:34pm
The Clippers and NBA Cares dedicate a learning center at a Beijing school.
BEIJING–A line of children along a concrete path leading into Huangzhoung school welcomed Clippers players and coaches with red scarves; a customary greeting for VIPs in China, the host tying a scarf around the neck of his or her guest.
The Clippers along with NBA Cares were there to dedicate 20 computers and a reading and learning center, and host a basketball skills clinic for the migrant school that educates nearly 1,000 underserved children from pre-Kindergarten to sixth grade in Beijing.