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  1. Video: NBA stars head to Africa for Basketball without Borders

    Sep 19, 2011, 9:06 AM EDT

    Dikembe Mutombo Africa

    Growing basketball — and in the NBA’s eyes it’s brand of basketball — in Africa is rife with challenges. But for a decade now the NBA has been trying through its Basketball Without Borders program. Trying to find something through sport that can help unite people all over the continent that has been ravaged by…

  2. Winderman: Former Georgetown brawlers Ewing, Mourning unite for South Africa

    Aug 23, 2011, 1:46 PM EDT

    Alonzo Mourning, Patrick Ewing

    The enduring memory of Alonzo Mourning and Patrick Ewing is of Georgetown alums who didn’t allow their Hoya loyalties to get in the way of a healthy scrum. See: Heat-Knicks, circa late-’90s. Yet Tuesday, as the two spoke on an NBA-arranged conference call to detail their participation, along with fellow former Hoya Dikembe Mutombo, on…

  3. Vlade Divac celebrates success of Basketball Without Borders

    Aug 12, 2011, 8:08 AM EDT

    Vlade+Divac

    Basketball can bring people together. Fathers and sons. Different races. Different religions. None of that matters on the court. A decade ago, Vlade Divac and the United Nations started using basketball to bring together youth divided by the war that tore apart the former Yugoslavia. Divac is now enjoying the success of the program, something…

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