Chris Paul/Photo courtesy of Los Angeles Clippers
Chris Paul is a veteran of visiting, and playing ball, in China. He helped Team USA win the gold medal there in the 2008 Beijing Games. Paul and coach Doc Rivers, who also has been to China, this week talked about how terrific the fans are there when it comes to basketball.
“The fans in China are amazing,” said Paul, whose Clippers are there now and will play the Charlotte Hornets on Saturday in Shenzhen and Wednesday in Shanghai. “The amount of support that they show us year in and year out, it’s always a good time to go over there.”
Rivers echoed that sentiment.
“Yeah, I’ve been over there,” he said. “The fan reaction will be amazing. Yao Ming will be walking around with us a couple of nights. So that’ll be huge – literally. They’re great fans and that’s the one good thing, the arenas are so loud, so that’ll be a lot of fun.”