Photos: Jordan Flight Tour
CP3, Melo and DWade conclude their time in China.
A few weeks ago, we posted pictures from the first leg of the Jordan Flight Tour in China, which featured several product releases from Jordan Brand. Above are a plethora of pictures from the fourth and final leg of the Tour, which brought Carmelo Anthony, Chris Paul and Dwyane Wade to China’s capital, Beijing. Beijing is home to 20 million people and boasts world renowned landmarks such as the Great Wall, The Forbidden City, Tiananmen Square and the Temple of Heaven. This was the first time that CP, Melo and DWade visited Beijing since helping the U.S. win a gold medal during the 2008 Olympic Games.
The Beijing stop kicked off when Team Jordan visited the Hong Shan School for a skills clinic and donation on behalf of Jordan’s Wings for the Future and Nike’s Let Me Play charities. During the stop, Team Jordan members conducted various drills and were even presented with athlete drawings from some of the students. Later that day all three of the athletes toured the legendary Temple of Heaven. Visited by emperors of the Ming and Qing dynasties in the past, CP, Melo and DWade embraced the complex and posed for pictures with adoring fans. To conclude the day’s festivities, the Flight Tour wrapped up at legendary Dondang Park where Team Jordan witnessed some of Beijing’s best street ballers.
The last day of the Jordan Flight Tour brought the team to one of the top basketball academies in China where the athletes worked with numerous kids on ball handing, shooting and defensive drills. Following the workout, three kids got the dream of the lifetime when they squared off against CP, Melo and Dwade. After training camp, the tour stopped at the Nike store in Beijing where the players answered questions from fans and unveiled their China inspired products. To conclude the evening and the tour, Melo and CP met once again in the coaches’ corner when Beijing’s under 22 team scrimmaged. With the game on the line some interesting subs were made as CP, DWade and Melo found themselves on the court. CP’s uncanny 15 points in the final three minutes sealed the deal for his team, and capped of their tour of China.
(H/T to our friends at Jordan Brand)