MIAMI The trip was going smoothy until former Miami Heat star Alonzo Mourning got up before a crowd at a game and said, Ni hao, Beijing.
The problem was the Heat were playing in Shanghai.
Thankfully, even though there is a Beijing-Shanghai rivalry, an international incident was avoided. The fans in China at least appreciated Mourning, now a Heat vice president, for using the Mandarin word for hello, and the Miami players sure got a kick out of it.
We were cracking up, center Chris Bosh said Tuesday after the Heat had returned to practice in Miami after having played preseason games against the Los Angeles Clippers in Beijing last Thursday and in Shanghai last Sunday. It was funny. That was hilarious. He was like, Hey, Beijing. It was like, What? It wasnt like we were there the night before or like we were on tour and we were not a boy band or anything. We were there for a couple of days at the time. That was one of highlights (of the trip).
Other than that, the highlights weren...