Two clips for you, the first a local news report in which fans show their “appreciation” and the second the raw footage. Click the image to watch. Not the first multimillionaire to show contempt for his country, needless to say, and not even the first time he himself has snubbed it: He declined a chance to play on the Olympic team two years ago because it interfered with his summer camps. Expect him to be booed for maybe five games, and then as his PPG inches up towards 20, bygones will quickly be bygones.

Exit quotation invitation: Josh, meet Kobe.