Orlando Magic forward Dwight Howard is in China this week promoting two preseason games the Magic and the Cavs will play there this fall. In an attempt to impress journalists who were following him on this PR-junket, Howard tried to speak Chinese.
With coaching from a handful of Chinese journalists, Howard needed eight tries to master: “Wo ai lanqiu,” which is Chinese for “I love basketball.”
“Do it again with more conviction,” said Cheong Sau Ching, who heads up the NBA’s media office in Beijing.
Forced to speed up, Howard stumbled.
“Wi-Fi – oooh, la, la,” he said, breaking into a laugh, which drew smiles and applause.
“Wi-Fi Ooh La La”? For serious? That’s the best you could do, Dwighty? I was damn sure that LeBron was going to smoke you on the hardwood in the old country but now I’m also positive he’s going to crush you in a head-to-head Ka-Ching-Chong rap battle. Good fuckin’ luck.
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