The player on the Basketball Panda Visa Gift Card makes a case that this image was created as a salute to basketball in China, where the panda is a symbol of friendship and peace. More people play basketball for fun in China than there are people in the USA. Basketball is the number one televised spectator sport, with both the CBA (Chinese Basketball Association) and US-based NBA being popular. Players such as Wang Zhizhi and Yao Ming, who have played in both leagues, have helped build the sport’s popularity. Celebrate Chinese basketball with Basketball Panda Visa Gift Cards.