NBA Superstars in Town for an Exhibition Game
Several NBA superstars will are in town to play a game against Beijing Shougang Jinyu today. Superstar Allen Iverson arrived today to join other stars namely Dennis Rodman, Clyde Drexler and Shawn Kemp for the game to be held at the Shenzhen Bay Sports Center. Scottie Pippen and Jason Williams was suppose to join the legendary team but cancelled because of personal reasons.
Iverson said during an interview that he is looking forward in playing against the Beijing team noting that they have tough players. When asked about his impressions of the city, Iverson said that he finds the city’s environment beautiful and the fans passionate. Iverson also expressed his consideration in joining a China Basketball Association team if the right opportunity will fall in the right time. Stephon Marbury, Iverson’s friend and NBA rival recently led the Beijing Ducks to their first CBA championship.
Shenzhen is the fifth stop for the NBA team’s China tour. The team will be playing next in Wuxi in Jiangsu Province, Cixi in Zhejiang Province, Linyi and Zibo in Shandong Province, and Luoyang in Henan Province.
The game between the NBA team and Beijing Shougang Jinyu will start at 6:30 pm tonight at the Shenzhen Bay Sports Center.