New York Knicks star Carmelo Anthony just wrapped up his promotional excursion through China, as part of the Jordan Brand Flight Tour, and made a new friend he tried to bring back to New York City with him. Sadly for Knicks fans, it wasn't New Orleans Hornets guard Chris Paul.
The Knicks forward posted a picture of himself holding a cuddly panda bear on his Twitter account--and, although David Stern comes to mind, no it wasn't him.
The big-three were treated like rock-stars and mobbed by thousands of screaming fans. Yao Ming, you did a good job of bringing the NBA to the people's Republic.
The Knicks star and his fellow good will ambassadors each had their own shoes to promote for the tour. Anthony's was called "Explosive" and based on a Chinese opera.
No word yet if Anthony signed with a Chinese team or if he and the free-agent-to-be Paul discussed the possibility of playing together for the Knicks.