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Why NBA is first U.S. pro league to go to Cuba

Gigi Douban Apr 20, 2015
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Why NBA is first U.S. pro league to go to Cuba

Gigi Douban Apr 20, 2015
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The NBA and the International Basketball Federation are playing host to a basketball development camp in Havana this week.

That propels the NBA into sports history: it will be the first American sports league to visit Cuba since President Barack Obama restored diplomatic relations. Cuban Basketball Federation President Ruperto Herrera was quoted in an NBA press release as saying, “This is a great day for Cuban basketball and our federation.” It’s also pretty savvy on the NBA’s part.

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