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  Thursday, May 26, 2005

Basketball without Borders Americas Participants
By Jonathan Givony

MIAMI href=/profile//> - href=/profile//> May href=/profile//> 26, href=/profile//> 2005 href=/profile//> - href=/profile//> The href=/profile//> National href=/profile//> Basketball href=/profile//> Association href=/profile//> (NBA), href=/profile//> International href=/profile//> Basketball href=/profile//> Federation href=/profile//> (FIBA), href=/profile//> Argentina href=/profile//> Basketball href=/profile//> Confederation href=/profile//> (CABB) href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> Sports href=/profile//> Ministry href=/profile//> of href=/profile//> Argentina href=/profile//> today href=/profile//> announced href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> 57 href=/profile//> participants, href=/profile//> including href=/profile//> 14 href=/profile//> from href=/profile//> Argentina, href=/profile//> selected href=/profile//> for href=/profile//> Basketball href=/profile//> without href=/profile//> Borders href=/profile//> (BWB) href=/profile//> Americas, href=/profile//> a href=/profile//> basketball href=/profile//> instructional href=/profile//> camp href=/profile//> that href=/profile//> also href=/profile//> features href=/profile//> extensive href=/profile//> community href=/profile//> outreach href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> incorporates href=/profile//> educational href=/profile//> seminars href=/profile//> addressing href=/profile//> important href=/profile//> social href=/profile//> issues href=/profile//> such href=/profile//> as href=/profile//> HIV/AIDS href=/profile//> prevention href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> education. href=/profile//>

The href=/profile//> participants href=/profile//> (ages href=/profile//> 19 href=/profile//> & href=/profile//> under) href=/profile//> from href=/profile//> more href=/profile//> than href=/profile//> 13 href=/profile//> countries href=/profile//> across href=/profile//> Latin href=/profile//> America href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> Caribbean href=/profile//> were href=/profile//> selected href=/profile//> by href=/profile//> FIBA href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> NBA, href=/profile//> in href=/profile//> conjunction href=/profile//> with href=/profile//> participating href=/profile//> basketball href=/profile//> federations, href=/profile//> based href=/profile//> on href=/profile//> their href=/profile//> basketball href=/profile//> skills, href=/profile//> leadership href=/profile//> abilities href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> dedication href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> sport. href=/profile//> Featuring href=/profile//> Aerolineas href=/profile//> Argentinas, href=/profile//> McDonald's, href=/profile//> Molten, href=/profile//> Nike href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> Spalding href=/profile//> as href=/profile//> BWB href=/profile//> Marketing href=/profile//> Partners, href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> camp href=/profile//> is href=/profile//> scheduled href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> take href=/profile//> place href=/profile//> at href=/profile//> Argentina's href=/profile//> national href=/profile//> sports href=/profile//> training href=/profile//> facility, href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> Centro href=/profile//> Nacional href=/profile//> de href=/profile//> Alto href=/profile//> Rendimiento href=/profile//> Deportivo href=/profile//> ( href=/profile//> C.e.N.A.R.D.), href=/profile//> in href=/profile//> Buenos href=/profile//> Aires, href=/profile//> Argentina href=/profile//> June href=/profile//> 30-July href=/profile//> 4. href=/profile//> Argentinean href=/profile//> natives href=/profile//> Emanuel href=/profile//> Ginóbili href=/profile//> of href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> San href=/profile//> Antonio href=/profile//> Spurs, href=/profile//> Carlos href=/profile//> Delfino href=/profile//> of href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> Detroit href=/profile//> Pistons href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> Andres href=/profile//> Nocioni href=/profile//> of href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> Chicago href=/profile//> Bulls href=/profile//> will href=/profile//> lead href=/profile//> a href=/profile//> group href=/profile//> of href=/profile//> NBA href=/profile//> players href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> team href=/profile//> personnel href=/profile//> as href=/profile//> camp href=/profile//> coaches. href=/profile//>

We href=/profile//> are href=/profile//> extremely href=/profile//> excited href=/profile//> about href=/profile//> this href=/profile//> year's href=/profile//> selection href=/profile//> of href=/profile//> campers href=/profile//> – href=/profile//> both href=/profile//> for href=/profile//> their href=/profile//> diverse href=/profile//> backgrounds href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> proven href=/profile//> dedication href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> sport href=/profile//> of href=/profile//> basketball, href=/profile//> said href=/profile//> Arturo href=/profile//> Nuñez, href=/profile//> Vice href=/profile//> President href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> Managing href=/profile//> Director href=/profile//> of href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> NBA href=/profile//> Latin href=/profile//> America. href=/profile//> The href=/profile//> participants href=/profile//> coupled href=/profile//> with href=/profile//> our href=/profile//> NBA href=/profile//> personnel href=/profile//> are href=/profile//> a href=/profile//> clear href=/profile//> reflection href=/profile//> of href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> league's href=/profile//> commitment href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> bringing href=/profile//> people href=/profile//> from href=/profile//> all href=/profile//> walks href=/profile//> of href=/profile//> life href=/profile//> together href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> discuss href=/profile//> important href=/profile//> social href=/profile//> issues, href=/profile//> while href=/profile//> promoting href=/profile//> education href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> healthy href=/profile//> living. href=/profile//>

The href=/profile//> inaugural href=/profile//> Basketball href=/profile//> without href=/profile//> Borders href=/profile//> took href=/profile//> place href=/profile//> in href=/profile//> Europe href=/profile//> in href=/profile//> July href=/profile//> 2001. href=/profile//> Since href=/profile//> then, href=/profile//> Basketball href=/profile//> without href=/profile//> Borders href=/profile//> has href=/profile//> expanded href=/profile//> its href=/profile//> reach href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> four href=/profile//> continents. href=/profile//> In href=/profile//> addition href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> Argentina, href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> first href=/profile//> Basketball href=/profile//> without href=/profile//> Borders href=/profile//> Asia href=/profile//> will href=/profile//> take href=/profile//> place href=/profile//> in href=/profile//> Beijing, href=/profile//> China href=/profile//> July href=/profile//> 14-17. href=/profile//> In href=/profile//> its href=/profile//> fifth href=/profile//> year, href=/profile//> Basketball href=/profile//> without href=/profile//> Borders href=/profile//> Europe href=/profile//> will href=/profile//> take href=/profile//> place href=/profile//> July href=/profile//> 28-31. href=/profile//> The href=/profile//> second href=/profile//> annual href=/profile//> Basketball href=/profile//> without href=/profile//> Borders href=/profile//> Africa href=/profile//> will href=/profile//> return href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> Johannesburg, href=/profile//> South href=/profile//> Africa href=/profile//> September href=/profile//> 7-12. href=/profile//> To href=/profile//> date, href=/profile//> more href=/profile//> than href=/profile//> 440 href=/profile//> youngsters href=/profile//> from href=/profile//> 72 href=/profile//> different href=/profile//> countries href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> territories href=/profile//> have href=/profile//> taken href=/profile//> part href=/profile//> in href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> NBA href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> FIBA href=/profile//> program href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> Reading href=/profile//> & href=/profile//> Learning href=/profile//> Centers href=/profile//> have href=/profile//> been href=/profile//> created href=/profile//> in href=/profile//> South href=/profile//> Africa href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> Brazil href=/profile//> as href=/profile//> part href=/profile//> of href=/profile//> its href=/profile//> community href=/profile//> outreach href=/profile//> efforts href=/profile//> in href=/profile//> conjunction href=/profile//> with href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> National href=/profile//> Basketball href=/profile//> Players href=/profile//> Association. href=/profile//>

The href=/profile//> Argentine href=/profile//> Basketball href=/profile//> Confederation href=/profile//> is href=/profile//> honored href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> participate href=/profile//> in href=/profile//> Basketball href=/profile//> without href=/profile//> Borders href=/profile//> in href=/profile//> our href=/profile//> country, href=/profile//> from href=/profile//> June href=/profile//> 30 href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> July href=/profile//> 4 href=/profile//> of href=/profile//> this href=/profile//> year, href=/profile//> said href=/profile//> Horacio href=/profile//> Muratore, href=/profile//> President href=/profile//> of href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> Argentina href=/profile//> Basketball href=/profile//> Confederation. href=/profile//> We href=/profile//> are href=/profile//> excited href=/profile//> about href=/profile//> receiving href=/profile//> future href=/profile//> Latin href=/profile//> American href=/profile//> basketball href=/profile//> stars, href=/profile//> as href=/profile//> well href=/profile//> as href=/profile//> all href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> BWB href=/profile//> participants href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> personnel href=/profile//> that href=/profile//> will href=/profile//> provide href=/profile//> a href=/profile//> unique href=/profile//> motivational href=/profile//> environment href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> this href=/profile//> second href=/profile//> edition href=/profile//> of href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> camp. href=/profile//>

To href=/profile//> promote href=/profile//> friendship href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> diversity, href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> campers href=/profile//> will href=/profile//> be href=/profile//> divided href=/profile//> into href=/profile//> teams href=/profile//> without href=/profile//> regard href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> race href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> nationality. href=/profile//> They href=/profile//> will href=/profile//> share href=/profile//> living href=/profile//> quarters href=/profile//> with href=/profile//> their href=/profile//> new href=/profile//> teammates href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> participate href=/profile//> in href=/profile//> daily href=/profile//> seminars href=/profile//> that href=/profile//> promote href=/profile//> education, href=/profile//> leadership, href=/profile//> character, href=/profile//> healthy href=/profile//> living href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> HIV/AIDS href=/profile//> awareness href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> prevention. href=/profile//> This href=/profile//> year, href=/profile//> participating href=/profile//> countries href=/profile//> include href=/profile//> Argentina href=/profile//> , href=/profile//> Brazil, href=/profile//> Chile, href=/profile//> Colombia, href=/profile//> Dominican href=/profile//> Republic, href=/profile//> Jamaica, href=/profile//> Mexico, href=/profile//> Panama, href=/profile//> Paraguay, href=/profile//> Puerto href=/profile//> Rico, href=/profile//> Uruguay, href=/profile//> Venezuela href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> Virgin href=/profile//> Islands. href=/profile//>

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