Washington Wizards guard John Wall will join free agent Dwight Howard in heading to China with former NBA forward Yi Jianlian later in July to take part in a series of appearances sponsored by Relativity Media. We’re guessing it’s “July,” because it’s possible that something was lost in the translation from this clip, spoken in Mandarin and referring to a trip starting on June 28, which puts Wall and Howard speaking phonetically off of cue cards with Jianlian in his native tongue. Watch:
That is a very interesting thing to do, John and Dwight, and I’m super jealous. One may, and probably should, have major issues with China’s approach to human rights, the environment, and their way with structuring an economy, but this is also a fascinating country with enough to keep you occupied for decades, much less a long weekend.
Still … John Wall? You’ve been out of the United States before.
The National Basketball Association counts the Toronto Raptors amongst its 30 basketball teams, and since 1995 the Raptors have been a fully-fledged member of the NBA, working out of Ontario, Canada. John Wall began his career as an NBA pro in 2010 and has played the Raptors in NOT UNITED STATES Canada six times, starting on Dec. 1 of 2010. He has not shot exceptionally well, registering a 28 of 71 (39 percent) mark from the floor, and his Wizards have lost five of six games to Toronto, but that’s no reason to not know why you had to pack your passport for this particular road trip.
Again, it’s possible that John misunderstood the question. Considering that it was spoken in Mandarin, after all.
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