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|Deron Williams is interviewed by China Daily at MasterCard Center in Beijing under armour curry 1 low , Oct 14, 2014. Photo by Wang Yuxichinadaily
Other players preparing for the second leg of the NBA Global Games in Beijing on Wednesday may not have the China connection that Deron Williams does, and he said he's excited to revisit the country and connect with fans.
"It is great to be back in Beijing. It is my first time back since the Olympics [in 2008]. I had a great time before. I had great time this time as well. The fans have been great. People and China have been great. We've enjoyed this trip a lot," said the 30-year-old Brooklyn Nets point guard.
Williams' enthusiasm was in place over the weekend as Nets and the Sacramento Kings descended on Shanghai for a Sunday showdown that was attended by a raucous crowd of around 18,000 fans. On hand at the event were NBA legends Shaquille O'Neal, Daryl Dawkins and China's own Yao Ming under armour fat tire mens , formerly of the Houston Rockets.
Williams, a former NBA All Star, said he was shocked to see how profoundly the Chinese people understand the game.
"China's fans are really knowledgeable of basketball. That is kind of evidenced by them cheering for hustle plays. Those things are definitely exciting to them because they know the game of basketball," said Williams after the game in which Nets edged the Kings 97-95.
Williams won a gold medal with Team USA at the Beijing Olympics, an achievement he placed as the proudest moment of his career. Chinese fans might have a different memory: his failed in-your-face dunk over Yao in the opening game against China.
"It was a foul!” Williams joked. "It should have been a foul. They didn't call it though.”
The rivalry between Williams and Yao dated to a year earlier, when Williams' team the Utah Jazz eliminated Yao's Rockets in seven games in the first round of the 2007 playoffs.
But Williams said he had much respect for Yao under armour scorpio womens , who announced retirement in 2011 due to multiple foot injuries during his career.
"I really enjoyed playing against Yao. We had a tough series against them. We took the series to Game 7 in Houston. I am really sad to see his career cut short because of the injuries. He is so talented," he said.
"A great big man and a great person as well."
Pakistani classical dancer Sheema Kirmani (right) instructs a student in a studio at her home in Karachi.
With her arms stretched out and her hands elegantly curved, the young dancer stamps her feet with aplomb, defying prejudice.
Her art is reviled by many in religiously conservative Pakistan, where it is often linked with prostitution.
"We constantly have to explain to people that dance is an art form, it's not just about what happens in the red light areas under armour womens shoes clearance , not just about entertaining men and sexuality," says Suhaee Abro.
Graceful and poised in her richly colored sari, she practices the odissi form of dance, in which movements of the face and hands are perfectly timed.
Dance is deeply embedded in Pakistani culture, in marriages, folk festivals and films under armour spine disrupt mens , the complex choreography similar to that found in Bollywood movies.
But it is also deeply frowned upon in the Muslim-majority country for women to be seen dancing outside of a family setting, and worse still to perform for money.
Sheema Kirmani (front) instructs students. Photos: AFP
"Unfortunately it is associated with the 'dancing girls of Lahore,'" says Rahat Kazmi from the National Academy for Performing Arts - a reference to prostitutes swaying awkwardly in the red light district of Pakistan's cultural capital.
Historically, classical dance in the subcontinent was the domain of tawaifs, courtesans of the Mughal Empire, which ruled India for hundreds of years until the advent of British rule in the 19th century.
Like the geishas of Japan under armour scorpio for sale , they were known as connoisseurs of the fine arts before their status deteriorated, especially under British rule, to mere prostitutes.
Today, prostitutes sometimes use dancing as a cover to carry out their illegal trade.
It is therefore necessary "to create this bifurcation and say that no, this is art also," according to Kazmi.
"I am a practicing Muslim and a dancer under armour scorpio mens , and I don't see why this should clash. My heart does not feel anything wrong," says anthropologist and professional dancer Feriyal Aslam, who practices Bharatanatyam, a form from southern India.
"But my mum herself feels it is wrong, she thinks 'what will I say to God one day, that I did not tell my daughter to do the right thing under armour scorpio ,'" explains the 40-year-old, who has also written a thesis on the subject.
Dance was banned in 1981 as part of an Islamisation drive led by military ruler Zia-ul-Haq.
His directive specifically targeted dancers wearing ankle bells, an essential accessory of the main classical forms which the regime associated with obscenity and nudity.
The directive exists to this day but its application has eased, though new threats have emerged.
"Now the bureaucratic hassle is not so strong, but the Taliban mindset had gotten into the mind of the people," says dancer Sheema Kirmani.
Anyone in the audience "who feels that he might get to heaven by killing you can just walk up to the stage and do so under armour speedform gemini for sale ," she says.
'Dance is dance'
Dance enjoys no institutional support, with dancers often forced by economic necessity to work second jobs, and both the private and public sectors reluctant to be associated with the disreputable art.
That reluctance is amplified by Pakistani classical dance's shared lineage with India.