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Varejao, Barbosa promote charity game in Brazil


Posted Aug 9 2009 10:03PM

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) -- Brazilians Anderson Varejao of the Cleveland Cavaliers and Leandro Barbosa of the Phoenix Suns have teamed up to promote a charity game with stars from the National Basketball Association.

Shawn Marion, Danny Granger, Drew Gooden, Keith Bogans and Coby Karl were some of the NBA players on court at the Maracanazinho gymnasium in Rio de Janeiro on Sunday. Cleveland coach Mike Brown also participated.

The team called Friends of Leandrinho beat the Friends of Varejao 116-110.

Varejao also announced Sunday that he will soon feature as a comic book character for kids in Brazil.

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