Two NBA champions landed in Chongqing
Rasheed Wallace was learning to use chopsticks. (Photo provided by organizer)
CHONGQING (CQNEWS) -- In 2004, the Detroit Pistons relied on extraordinary defense defeated the Los Angeles Lakers who had four superstars at the time and won the NBA championship. The Pistons' defensive core players Ben Wallace and Rasheed Wallace have left a deep impression on fans around the world. Recently, the two champions both landed in Chongqing, hoping to bring more basketball culture to Chongqing and help more teenagers realize their basketball dreams.
Ben Wallace is a well-known star of National Basketball Association. He is a center and has been nicknamed "Big Ben" by the fans of the Detroit Pistons. “Big Ben” has won the NBA Defensive Player of the Year for 4 times, was selected to the NBA All-Star team for four times, and was nominated to be the 2017 Basketball Hall of Fame candidate. Rasheed Wallace is a power forward and center. In 2004, he won the NBA championship with the Pistons and has been selected to the NBA All-Star team for four times.
The two men landed in Chongqing this time are mainly for the charity activities of basketball promotion. In addition, the two basketball superstars also hope to learn more about Chinese cuisine, and specifically chose a jiaozi restaurant in Times Paradise Walk to learn the preparation of jiaozi. This is Ben Wallace's second visit to Chongqing. Last year, he tasted Chinese traditional jiaozi in Chongqing which he spoke highly of. This year he particularly brought his NBA partner Rasheed Wallace together and personally taught him to make Chinese jiaozi.
The two titans who are famous for their hard-core playstyle are poised on the basketball court, but in front of a small jiaozi, it seems that it is not so easy to handle. “Big Ben” said that jiaozi, as a form of traditional Chinese cuisine, greatly intrigued him. Although he is retired, he has very strict requirements for diet due to his professional sports career. However, in front of dumplings, he completely can't hold it. This time, he pretended to be a local guide, and brought his fellow to experience it. He hoped that he would open a restaurant in the US and make it a Chinese cafeteria for NBA stars.
The two champion players were learning to make dumplings. (Photo provided by organizer)
(Translated by Yang Lifu, Fathom Language Limited)