BEIJING – Houston Rockets point guard, Bobby Brown had a personal foul during the team’s trip to Beijing. He wrote on the Great Wall of China.
While visiting the historic landmark a Chinese news source says Brown decided to autograph the wall with his name and jersey number and then post it on his Weibo account. China's version of Twitter.
Someone must have told him that was a bad move, because he quickly deleted the pic but not before causing an uproar.
Brown, 32, who happened to play three seasons in China has since apologized on his Weibo account:
"We were out enjoying the Great Wall. I never been, it was my first time. I wrote my name on the wall in chalk. I saw different writings – I didn't mean any harm by it. I made a mistake. I could have just put my hand over it and erased it. It will never happen again. I've been playing in China for three years now and I have the utmost respect for the Chinese culture, and the way of living here. I pretty much adapted, coming from the states, here for three years. My teammates, the fans in Shenzhen and the fans all over were great to me, and I just want to sincerely apologize for that."
The Rockets return to action back in the states this Saturday at the Memphis Grizzlies.