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John Lombardo

Staff writer John Lombardo covers basketball and the Arena Football League.

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NBA, Discovery Education Collaborating On New Virtual Experience

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 04 / 28 / 17

The NBA and Discovery Education will launch their latest collaboration with “Careers That Count: A Virtual Field Trip With The NBA” to debut May 4. The virtual experience takes students to the league's N.Y. HQ and MSG while highlighting the relationship between math and careers in pro sp...

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Tags: Franchises

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