The Spanish basketball team has an interesting sense of humor. Maybe Spaniards do not cosider making “slant eyes” a offensive gesture, but the rest of the world does. These guys are clueless. The Spaniards had no clue they were being offensive, but the Chinese and the rest of the world are sure to blow a fuse over this “incident.” We’re not promoting drama but this is not using your common sense, Senores. I believe that the NBA advised Kobe Bryant and Lebron James to NOT make offensive gestures during the games.
From the U.K. Telegraph
“Spain’s Olympic basketball teams have risked upsetting their Chinese hosts by posing for a pre-Games advert making slit-eyed gestures. The advert for a courier company, which is an official sponsor of the Spanish Basketball Federation, occupied a full page in the sports daily Marca, the country’s best-selling newspaper.”