(Video) Carmelo Anthony, Chris Paul Participate In Chinese Opera Mask Dance

Yesterday, for the first non-Wake N’ Blog post of the day, it was Carmelo Anthony hanging out with a panda. Today, it’s Carmelo and CP3 letting their theatrical freak flags fly by taking part in a Chinese Opera Mask dance performance thingy during their promotional tour for Nike in the Far East. While unfamiliar with the techniques, tradition and subtleties of a Chinese Opera Mask dance, I have to say the two NBAers, with their nifty choreography, put on an entertaining, if not nuanced, performance.

Next up: a hop across the East China Sea for some Geisha training in Japan. That is, if I was planning their travel itinerary, as it sure would be a hoot, wouldn’t you agree?

[H/T The Basketball Jones]

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  1. Curtis

    July 29, 2011 at 4:15 pm

    What would be better is if those chinese people perform in black face like sambo.

  2. Abbazzaba

    July 29, 2011 at 6:24 pm

    Little do these guys know the Chinese see them as freaks and clowns seen more as objects of curiousity/amusement rather than as fabulous basketball athletes. This little tour they call a “barnstorming” is more like a traveling circus complete with clowns, elephants, and a freak show. When does the NBA season start? Stop all this posturing fellas.

    • majesticblue

      August 1, 2011 at 12:20 pm

      What’s wrong? Are you a racist?

  3. sdfa

    July 29, 2011 at 9:51 pm


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