The free agent frenzy and upcoming FIBA World Championships didn't stop many NBA players from enjoying their time off the court. Here's a look at some of the league's biggest names as they toured the world this summer, starting with Dwyane Wade, who visited ESPN's Wide World of Sports complex in Disney World and was given hand-painted basketballs in the shape of Mickey Mouse's head.
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LeBron took his bike-riding talents back to Ohio for his annual "King for Kids" Bike-a-thon in Akron.
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Wade later traveled to New York City, where he and Hornets star Chris Paul promoted their new Jordan Brand kicks.
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Days after he signed with the Knicks, Amar'e decided to get in touch with his Jewish roots and travel to Israel.
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Orlando's back-to-back Defensive Player of the Year, Dwight Howard, delighted teenage fans in Taipei, China.
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Then he went to India to participate in a series of NBA clinics in Bangalore and Delhi.
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Five-time NBA champion Kobe Bryant also spent time in China for an NBA event.
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Meanwhile, Kobe's teammate, Lamar Odom, decided to stay behind and chill with the Kardashian sisters at the Teen Choice Awards in University City, Calif.
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Carmelo had an eventful summer, and it wasn't just because of the rumors of him looking for a way out of Denver. The 26-year-old forward got hitched to LaLa Vasquez in a posh ceremony in Manhattan.
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Then he joined a handful of NBA stars in Harlem's Rucker Park for a Jordan Brand children's clinic.
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Who knew Chris Bosh was a polo fan? The Miami Heat forward attended the opening day of the 2010 Mercedes-Benz Polo Challenge at Bridgehampton, New York.
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He also rang the opening bell at the New York Stock Exchange.
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NBA player/aspiring platinum rapper Ron Artest performed at the Diabetes Awareness & Healthy Living Benefit Concert at Club Nokia in Los Angeles.
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Celtics big man Kevin Garnett made friends at a shoe factory in Jinjiang, China.
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The Big Shamrock honed his golfing skills in Dana Point, Calif., where he prepped for a "Shaq vs." episode against notoriously awful golfer Charles Barkley.
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Then Shaq went to New York to show off his competitive eating skills.
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Spurs point guard, Tony Parker, who also got caught up in trade rumors, took his wife, actress Eva Longoria Parker, to New York to see MLS star Thierry Henry and the New York Red Bulls take on the L.A. Galaxy.
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The New York Knick, who also responds to "The Rooster," participated in a Basketball Without Borders community event in Dakar, Senegal.
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Mavericks forward Shawn Marion hit up the poker table for his Annual Shawn Marion Foundation Poker Tournament at The Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas. What a life.
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Rockets big man Yao Ming, who's still recovering from foot surgery, went home to China. He fit right in at the Saudi Pavilion at the World Expo Park in Shanghai.
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