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NBA brings basketball summers to Mumbai from April 17, 2010

NBA Launches its first league in India in association with Mahindra; the league will be a 7 week Challenge across three cities of Mumbai, Bangalore and Ludhiana.

NBA Legend A.C. Green would tip-off NBA’s first community basketball league in India. The legend would visit the 3 cities of Bangalore, Mumbai & Ludhiana during the tournament. During their visits the Legend would interact with fans and impart coaching lessons to participants in the league.

Participants would get to experience international standards while playing basketball in a fun-filled competitive environment. NBA Legends would impart tips and tricks to the participants to hone their basketball skills and maybe even help kick start their basketball career! The Challenge will be structured as round-robin play with teams playing one game a week over a seven-week season. League champions will be decided in a weekend-long postseason knock-out tournament at the conclusion of the regular season in each city.

Also present at the event would be representatives of the Basketball Federation of India and Mahindra, supporting NBA’s cause of developing the sport of basketball in India

WHEN: Saturday, April 17 onwards
WHERE: Mahindra- NBA Challenge 2010 to be held at the Basketball court at St. Dominic Savio School, Andheri (East) and Nagpada Neighborhood house, Nagpada. For details, log on to www.nba.com/India/Mahindra or call 022-65274097

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