Paul George back from China

Paul George posted a picture with Yao Ming to Twitter. (Photo: Instagram/paul_george24)

The Indiana Pacers' Paul George is back in the US after spending nearly a week in China.

George visited the cities of Shanghai and Wuhan as part of the NBA's Nation Tour.

One of the highlights of the trip was meeting China's former NBA star Yao Ming. George tweeted, "Yao ! #Respect #Idol."

He posted a picture of him and Ming on his Twitter page @Paul_George24.

George told USA Today he's very happy Larry Bird is back and that David West resigned to a new three-year deal.