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Iverson to coach at Shanghai charity game

Friday, 15 Apr 2016 14:30   |   By He Lanying

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Eleven-time NBA All-Star player Allen Iverson is coming to Shanghai on 24th April to coach at a one-off charity game as well as to give advice to aspiring basketball players. 

The star made the announcement on his Weibo when he answered questions from his Chinese fans as part of a Q&A session. He will partner with Muho TV, a Chinese online streaming platform, to coach at a celebrity game for charity and to hold a free youth basketball clinic in Shanghai.

“I really want to help develop and inspire the youth basketball movement in China,’ he wrote. ‘I noticed some talented young players on my last visit.’

Iverson also wrote that he was excited to return despite his shambolic China tour last year, when his tour promoters misled fans into believing he would be playing in games when he had only signed an agreement to coach. 

But the basketball legend made it clear in his comments that he knows the 'majority of people in China are amazing' and he is excited to return to give back to his Chinese fans, who he describes as the ‘best fans in the world.’

Source: Sina &Timeoutshanghai

Proofread by John Devlin.

Tags: sport events,NBA,Shanghai

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