NBA taking its game to Cuba to ‘share values of game’

April 7, 2015 5:58 PM

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The professional basketball league announced Tuesday that it is hosting a development camp in Havana April 23-26. Recently retired guard Steve Nash and NBA legend Dikembe Mutombo are among two players who will lead the four-day event, which the NBA trumpeted as the first visit to Cuba by an American professional sports entity since President Barack Obama announced plans to improve diplomatic relations between the countries late last year.

“We’ve seen the bridges that basketball can build between cultures,” NBA deputy commissioner Mark Tatum said. “We look forward to sharing the values of our game with Cuban youth and learning together through the common language of sports.”

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