Eight NBA players will head out to China this summer to inspire the participation of "NBA Nation" from July 24 to September 5, organizors said Monday.
The players include Klay Thompson and Harrison Barnes, members of NBA champions Golden State Warriors, Mike Conley from Memphis Grizzlies, Luis Scola from Toronto Raptors, Rajon Rondo from Sacramento Kings.
Thompson and Barnes will bring the "Larry O'Brien Trophy" to Chengdu to celebrate the Warriors' NBA championship with fans. Conley and Scola will tip off the festivities in Beijing by hosting an NBA FIT Clinic, carrying out a variety of basketball activities, signing autographs and interacting with fans.
NBA Nation, the NBA's largest free basketball and lifestyle touring event, will travel to Beijing, Shanghai, Chengdu and Shenzhen, giving fans of all ages an opportunity to participate in basketball contests.
Three-on-three basketball games, skills challenge, kids zone and many other activities are available to fans.
NBA Nation will provide fans with event information and onsite interactions through a variety of social media platforms, including NBA Sina Weibo, NBA Tencent microblog, NBA Qzone and NBA Weixin.