NBA Launches First 3-On-3 Basketball Tournament In India
The NBA will launch the NBA 3X presented by Sprite in India. The free interactive event will combine basketball and entertainment to bring an NBA experience to fans in four cities from Sept. 15 to Oct. 21. The event will visit Delhi, Hyderabad, Chennai and Mumbai. It will be the first time the NBA visits Hyderabad. It will be the largest 3-on-3 tournament ever staged in India with 400 teams expected to take part. There will be two age divisions: 16-18 and 18-23. The winners in each city will be flown to Mumbai to compete in a national championship on Oct. 21. The National Champions in each division will qualify to participate in a '13 FIBA/NBA Asia 3-on-3 basketball tournament (NBA).
BASKETBALL FOR HEARING: In other news, in Starkey Hearing Foundation's efforts to fit and give one million hearing aids this decade, they will visit China as part of their partnership with NBA Cares. More than 6,000 children and adults in need will be helped. On Aug. 26, former NBA player Yao Ming, NBA Los Angeles Clippers forward Caron Butler and NBA China CEO David Shoemaker will join Starkey Hearing Foundation’s team of audiologists and staff in Chengdu, Sichuan province. Yao and Butler will also participate in NBA FIT clinics being held at the Qingshengshan High School and Jinhua Wanda Plaza. The NBA has previously teamed up with the Foundation on hearing missions in the United States, Egypt, Puerto Rico, and Turkey (NBA).