Video: Ricky Rubio speaks Mandarin Chinese with Yi Jianlian

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It was a whirlwind few days for Dwight Howard. Not only did the All-Star big man sign a free agent contract with the Houston Rockets, but he and John Wall brushed up on their Chinese for a tour of the country.

Minnesota Timberwolves point guard Ricky Rubio also made the journey to the other side of the world, and he also sat down with former NBA player Yi Jianlian to show off his Mandarin skills.

Remember this is a native Spaniard who, when he messes up in the bloopers section at the end, speaks in English instead of his native tongue. How impressive is that?

[Related: Kobe Bryant has his very own statue in China, but for no apparent reason]

[H/T: CBS Sports]