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Watch Lakers arrive in China, visit Great Wall

October 14, 2013|By Eric Pincus
  • Pau Gasol of the Lakers visits the Great Wall.
Pau Gasol of the Lakers visits the Great Wall. (Andrew D. Bernstein / Getty…)

The Lakers are currently in China, preparing for a pair of exhibition games against the Golden State Warriors in Beijing and Shanghai. gives a behind-the-scenes look at their trip, starting in Los Angeles as the players collect at the airport before their 13-hour flight to Beijing.

On arrival, the team was greeted with "throngs of adoring fans," many shouting for Kobe Bryant.

A second video clip shows the Lakers touring the Great Wall, riding camels and even wiping out on a toboggan (Nick Young).

"No injuries," said Young.

Chris Kaman wasn't as lucky, hurting a finger in a similar incident.

The Lakers and Warriors hit the court at the MasterCard Center at 4:30 a.m. Tuesday PDT.  Friday morning the team plays at the Mercedes-Benz Arena in Shanghai.


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