NBA Delegation Arrives in Cuba

An NBA delegation has just landed in Havana. As announced less than a month ago, former NBA players and other representatives will be in Cuba for four days conducting training clinics with local athletes and visiting sports facilities. The trip is part of the NBA “Basketball without Borders” program.

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Dikembe Mutombo at the Havana Jose Marti Airport. Phoby by Yaniel Tolentino.
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Dikembe Mutombo made statements to OnCuba shortly after his arrival: “We are looking forward to this great opportunity for us to come here and see how our sport is practiced in Cuba. We are here to play with Cubans, because basketball has the power to bring together people from different parts of the world.” Photo by Yuniel Tolentino.
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“Our presence here could help get young people interested in basketball. We’re here to help in everything we can,” Steve Nash told OnCuba.
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“We are here to show young people the thrill of the game,” added the 7-ft-2-in tall player. Photo by Manuel Almenares.

 

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