The Denver Nuggets cheerleaders bring Causeway Bay to a standstill

The NBA hits the streets of Hong Kong with a fabulous performance from six cheerleaders who create a buzz to curious onlookers

PUBLISHED : Saturday, 10 December, 2016, 8:55pm
UPDATED : Saturday, 10 December, 2016, 9:16pm

An energetic and passionate performance by the Denver Nuggets cheerleading team brought busy Causeway Bay to a standstill on Sunday and drew a crowd of curious onlookers, who was probably wondering what it was all about.

A group of six dance members from the Colorado NBA side blitzed through their six-minute routine in a fabulous performance on the pedestrian street of East Point Road to promote the excitement of the NBA. It wasn’t exactly the Pepsi Centre – the Nuggets’ home court – but it was the closest thing to the NBA the crowd had seen and they thoroughly enjoyed it.

The cheerleaders looked the part with their apparel and created a buzz in the hustle and bustle of the city’s shopping areas.

“The atmosphere was great with a lot of people out there,” said Kristine, one of the six Nuggets’ dancers. “It’s cool to see their faces and how they interact with us. Many people got their cell phones out and took photos and videos of us.

“We normally perform on a basketball arena of wood court, so it was something a little different for us.”

Just this week, cheerleading, with its strong youth appeal, received provisional recognition as Olympic sports by the International Olympic Committee.

Obviously this is a good news to Kristine, although she says she only performs with the Nuggets although she regards cheerleading a sport.

“Cheerleading is absolutely a sport,” she said. “It’s really awesome to have the chance of getting into the Olympics and that’s something which should have been done long time ago. It takes a lot of athleticism in order to do the kind of things like this.”