The Houston Rocket's trip to China for the 2016 NBA Global Games was a huge success.
Back-to-back wins against the New Orleans Pelicans in Shanghai and Beijing took their preseason record to 4-0 and showed some promising signs heading into the new season.
However, there was a contentious moment when guard Bobby Brown was criticised for writing his name and number in chalk on the Great Wall of China.
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Brown, who has spent the last five years of his career outside of the NBA - three of those in the Asian nation - and is fighting for a roster spot with Rockets, posted the image of Weibo with the caption: "Had a blast at the Great Wall of China today."
However, he drew heavy criticism and he has now apologised for his actions in a statement with the franchise.
It read: "We were out enjoying the Great Wall," he said. "I never (had) 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."