After an announcement from President Barack Obama in December that relations with Cuba become more normalized it looks like the NBA will be the first league to try and develop a connection.
The National Basketball Association (NBA) and the International Basketball Federation (FIBA) announced today that they will host their first joint basketball development camp in Havana, Cuba April 23-26. Two-time NBA MVP?Steve Nash, NBA Global Ambassador Dikembe Mutombo, and WNBA Legend Ticha Penicheiro will lead the four-day camp with the Cuban Men?s and Women?s National Teams, and?community outreach projects?in association with the Cuban sports ministry, INDER, and the Cuban Basketball Federation (CBF). ? ?We?ve seen the bridges that basketball can build between cultures,? said NBA Deputy Commissioner Mark Tatum.? ?We look forward to sharing the values of our game with Cuban youth and learning together through the common language of sports.?Miami HeraldMiami HeraldProBasketballTalk