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NBA News: Basketball Without Borders Americas 2013 to take place in Buenos Aires

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Buenos Aires, Argentina – The National Basketball Association (NBA), the International Basketball Federation (FIBA), and the Argentinian Basketball Federation (CABB) today announced the top youth players 18 and under from 15 countries in the Americas who will participate in Basketball Without Borders (BWB) Americas 2013, the NBA and FIBA’s global basketball development and social responsibility program that includes nine current and former Argentinian NBA players serving as camp coaches.

These young players, including eight from Argentina, were selected by FIBA, the NBA and participating basketball federations, based on their basketball skills, leadership abilities and dedication to the sport. They will train under NBA players and coaches, and will participate in daily life-skills seminars on values such as leadership, character development, and living a healthy lifestyle.

Basketball without Borders Americas 2013 is scheduled to take place July 25 – 28 at CENARD in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Carlos Delfino (free agent, 12-13 season with Houston Rockets), Manu Ginobili (San Antonio Spurs), Walter Hermann, Fabricio Oberto, Pablo Prigioni (New York Knicks), Pepe Sanchez, and Luis Scola (Phoenix Suns) will join fellow NBA players Chris Copeland (Indiana Pacers) and James Anderson (free agent, 12-13 season with Houston Rockets) as mentors for the campers.

NBA coaches attending BWB Americas include Kenny Atkinson (Atlanta Hawks), James Borrego (Orlando Magic), Kaleb Canales (Dallas Mavericks), and Ime Udoka (San Antonio Spurs). Gersson Rosas of the Houston Rockets returns as the BWB Americas Camp Director.

In addition to on-court instruction, the NBA players and coaches will participate in extensive community outreach through NBA Cares, the league’s global social responsibility initiative.  Events will tip off with a basketball clinic for 50 Special Olympics athletes at CENARD followed by a BWB Girls Clinic for 40 local female basketball players.

Highlighting the camp will be an afternoon of hands-on service alongside community volunteers in partnership with TECHO, a nonprofit that constructs transitional houses and provides social inclusion programs for families living in extreme poverty conditions.

Nike, a BWB global partner since 2002, will outfit the campers and coaches with Nike apparel and footwear.

About the NBA

The NBA is a global sports and media business built around three professional sports leagues: the National Basketball Association, the Women’s National Basketball Association, and the NBA Development League.

The league has established a major international presence with games and programming in 215 countries and territories in 47 languages and NBA merchandise for sale in more than 125,000 stores in 100 countries on 6 continents.

NBA rosters currently feature 85 international players from 36 countries and territories. NBA Digital’s assets include NBA TV, which is available in more than 61 million U.S. homes, and NBA.com, which averages more than 42 million page views per day, more than half of which originate from outside of North America. The NBA is the No. 1 professional sports league on social media, with more than 400 million likes and followers globally across all league, team, and player platforms.

Through NBA Cares, the league and its teams and players have donated more than $220 million to charity, completed more than 2.5 million hours of hands-on community service, and created more than 810 places where kids and families can live, learn, or play. 

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