Thursday, June 12th, 2008 at 11:01 pm  |  13 responses

NBA Finals Viewing Party in Beijing

Wallace gets love around the globe

By Alan Paul

I wrote about the NBA’s Game 3 viewing party in Beijing for my NBC blog.

That pretty much tells the tale but I need to give a special shout-out to my man Xu Kai, an NBA fanatic who chose Wallace as his English name — because of Rasheed Wallace.

“You know him?” he asked me, pulling out his wallet, to display a Sheed Trail Blazers card.

“Do I know him?” I exclaimed. “Dude, I work for SLAM.”

“I love SLAM! You run many articles on Rasheed.”

“Yes, and I wrote some of them myself,” I said.

His eyes grew wide and we exchanged a somewhat awkward high five.

“Listen,” I said, “anyone who names themselves after Sheed deserves to be on Slamonline. You’re in!”

So a big thumbs up from the SLAM nation to Wallace Xu of Qingdao, China, currently studying anthropology in Beijing.

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  • http://slamonline.com Matt Caputo

    What do the call quarter pounders with cheese in china Alan?

  • http://slamonline.com Matt Caputo

    ALAN – I once met a girl in a bar who had a Polish last name until junior high school when her father took the last name Lennon because he liked The Beatles so much.

  • setlasmon

    i believe the chinese for quarter pounder is a complex series of squiggly characters

  • ciolkstar

    Awesome. What’s up Wallace Xu?

  • http://shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com/ TADOne

    Rasheed Wallace=Global Icon. Eat it Bron!

  • http://slamonline.com apaul

    quarter pounders with cheese but they taste different.. have some kind of special spicy sauce on them.

  • sheedfan

    international family

  • trouc

    ithink sheed’s the whole reason i love ball

    so… rock on wallace!

  • Nashty

    both teams play hard….

  • http://www.freewebs.com/betcats BETCATS

    this thing was funny in a way that made me lol.

  • Alan Paul

    Thanks BETCATS. I think.

  • chintao

    Beijing QP’s are the jawn. Spicy mayo and cucumbers! By the way AP, where are you watching? Some friends and I are going to Rickshaw tomorrow for breakfast….