Kings, NBA court foreign fans with exhibition game in China

It’s Friday night in the biggest city of the world’s most populous country, and thousands of Shanghai hoops fans are streaming into an arena that resembles a giant space saucer, ready for a fan-appreciation night hosted by the National Basketball Association.



Chinese fans of the Sacramento Kings show their jerseys at an exhibition game between the Kings and Brooklyn Nets on Friday at Mercedes-Benz Arena in Shanghai, China. From left are Shao Yi, 20; Gui Shihao, 23; and Cai Yijiang, 22, who said he has been following the Kings since he was 12.



Ryan Hollins of the Sacramento Kings takes a selfie with students of Ziluolan Primary School in Shanghai, China, on Saturday. Hollins and the Kings are in China for two exhibition matches against the Brooklyn Nets.



Ben McLemore, a 21-year-old guard for the Sacramento Kings, offers basketball tips to students at Ziluolan Primary School in Shanghai, China on Saturday. McClemore and the Kings are in China for two exhibition games against the Brooklyn Nets and various other events to promote the NBA brand in the world’s largest market.



Slamson, the Sacramento Kings mascot, signs an autograph for Lisa Liu, 10, at NBA fan appreciation night at Mercedes-Benz Arena in Shanghai, China, on Friday. “I am so excited,” Lisa said in English.

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