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Silver, Ranadive considering NBA-run Indian pro league

Silver, Ranadive considering NBA-run Indian pro league

Mumbai: Nita Ambani, the chairperson of Reliance Foundation, will be presenting the ceremonial "Match Ball" to National Basketball Association officials on October 4, ahead of the first-ever National Basketball Association game between Indiana Pacers vs Sacramento Kings in India.

And on Friday, the children were witness to real high quality basketball as two NBA teams went toe to toe days ahead of their NBA season that begins on October 22.

Continuing and expanding the initiatives before the NBA India Games, the NBA, Pacers and Kings will encourage five under-resourced municipal colleges in the vicinity of Mumbai, such as Sitaram Mill Compound Marathi BMC School, in which team and league executives and former NBA players can break ground on a brand new basketball court on October 5.

And, in contrast to cricket which is played nearly everywhere from India's slums to members' golf equipment, basketball enjoys a confined enchantment in the nation of 1.3 billion people today. In August 2012, she was selected to play for an global women professional league in Thailand. They have become regular fixtures in England, China and Japan and are called the NBA Global Games.

Recently, the eight-time All-Star big man was one of the ambassadors of the league as it recently launched an outreach program in India, with the objective of improving the quality of education in certain areas of the country.

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Asked if the NBA's future plans for India also included more teams playing more games in the future, Silver replied in the affirmative, but said India needs more arena infrastructure for that to happen. In partnership with the American India Foundation (AIF), this combined Legacy Project will alter the educational experience for countless Mumbai's most underserved students. "The NBA has been good to China and China has been good to the NBA".

In his comments, the NBA's Silver said the games "required us bringing in a court, a scoreboard, seats, locker rooms" to Mumbai.

"I actually introduced the game to Shaq (Shaquille O'Neal)".

And then the cheers began when the game announcer called out his name, as the cameras turned their gaze onto Bird while a short highlights reel of the IN native IN his prime played out on the giant screen behind him.

Answering the question more seriously, Ranadive said, "I've been looking".


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