Defacing the great WALL
The Houston Rockets are arguably China’s favorite NBA team, thanks to the exploits of Chinese basketball star Yao Ming. But even being on that team wasn’t enough to shield Bobby Brown from an avalanche of outrage after he Instagrammed an image of his signature scratched onto the Great Wall. “Had a blast at the Great Wall today,” he captioned the picture. Chinese netizens, naturally, had less of a blast with this. Brown realized his error and made a prompt apology, and it would seem that this, together with the reputation of the beloved Houston Rockets, has been sufficient to blunt most of the reaction. - D.D.