Andrei Kirilenko (No.47) of the Brooklyn Nets shoots against Omri Casspi of the Sacramento Kings during an NBA preseason game in Beijing on Wednesday. Photo: Cui MengGT Photo: Cui MengGT Photo: Cui MengGT Photo: Cui MengGT Photo: Cui MengGT
The NBA's Global Games in China culminated Wednesday night at the MasterCard Center in Beijing with the Brooklyn Nets beating the Sacramento Kings 129-117 during their whistle-stop tour. The game itself , as well as the two sides' previous meet in Shanghai, is in no doubt a hit. But the question remains: Why don't these events last longer?
Chinese fans are known to be crazy to see top-class sports players in the flesh, which results in an endless parade of visiting stars, as well as their teams. But more often than not, the teams coming to China don't -offer what the fans are expecting.