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July 14, 2012

Nike and USAB Host Military Troops and Families at World Basketball Festival

Nike World Basketball Festival 2012 Continues with “Hoops for Troops,” Honoring US Military Families with Skills Clinic and Open Practice.

In front of a packed crowd at the DC Armory, Nike World Basketball Festival 2012 continued with “Hoops for Troops.” Both the USA Men’s and Women’s basketball teams entertained fans with skills clinic instruction and a practice that brought fans to their feet.

Kicking off with an introduction from USA Women’s basketball coach Geno Auriemma, the day began with the USA Women’s basketball players and coaches who hosted a clinic for daughters of the troops. The girls learned skills for shooting, ball handling, passing and perimeter moves.

The day continued with a USA Men’s basketball team practice in front of the approximately 4,000 military troops and family guests in attendance at the DC Armory.  Led by USA Men’s Coach Mike Krzyzewski, the men’s team including LeBron James, Kobe Bryant and their teammates went through a practice. The team is preparing to face Brazil on July 16th in an exhibition game as part of Nike World Basketball Festival 2012.