Hard Work, Good Causes
NBA players have been keeping very busy this summer. Whether it's Desmond Mason helping Milwaukee kids keep it cool, Adonal Foyle being a Warrior for democracy, Andrei Kirilenko running a camp in Russia, or Eric Williams helping underprivileged kids to smile, some of the league's brightest stars are dishing out assists in the community as part of the Summer of Goodwill.
Community efforts: Eastern players | Western players
Community Q&A's: Andrei Kirilenko | Bruce Bowen | Steve Francis | Antoine Walker | Ben Gordon | Brent Barry | Larry Hughes | Jiri Welsch | Alonzo Mourning
Charity Games scrapbook: Sept. 23 | Aug. 20
Basketball Without Borders recaps:
Africa: Meeting Mandela; Mutombo dorms dedicated
Europe: Dalembert, Welsch respond to e-mail
 



CHARITY GAME SCHEDULE
Sunday, July 18: Miami
Zo's Summer Groove
Zo discusses the event
Thursday, July 30: Toronto
Vince Carter Charity All-Star Game
Sunday, Aug. 1: Los Angeles
A Midsummer Night's Magic
Sat., Aug. 14: Mohegan Sun, Conn.
Jim Calhoun Celebrity Classic
Ben Gordon's next challenge
Sunday, Aug. 15: Chicago
Chicagoland All-Star Game
Antoine Walker co-hosts
Saturday, Aug. 28: Chapel Hill, N.C.
World's Greatest Alumni Game
Sunday, Aug. 29: Houston
Steve Francis Summer Fiesta
Houston still home for Francis
Wednesday, Sept. 15: New York
New York All-Star Basketball Classic

 
BASKETBALL WITHOUT BORDERS
Americas • June 28 – July 3
Fortaleza Sao Joao (Army base), Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Participating players: Leandro Barbosa, Phoenix; Felipe Lopez; Eduardo Najera, Dallas; Dikembe Mutombo, New York; Nene, Denver
Photo Galleries From Brazil: One | Two
Portuguese: Clinica de Livros na Vila Olimpica Clara Nunes
Spanish: Clínica de Libros en la Villa Olímpica Clara Nunes
Estrellas de la NBA visitarán Brasil
Basquetebol Sem Fronteiras das Américas ao Brasil

Mutombo estuvo de paso por Miami
Dikembe Mutombo estuvo en Miami por algunas horas antes de partir rumbo a Brasil para ser partícipe del Programa Básquetbol Sin Fronteras Américas en Río de Janeiro.

Se inicia Básquetbol Sin Fronteras Americas 2004
Con una rueda de prensa en Miami, se realizó el lanzamiento oficial de la primera edición de Básquetbol Sin Fronteras Américas, el campo de baloncesto que se realizará entre el 28 de junio y el 3 de julio en Río de Janeiro (Brasil).

Europe • July 24 – 27
La Ghirada Sport Center, Treviso, Italy
Participating players: Slava Medvedenko, L.A. Lakers; Jiri Welsch, Boston; Gheorghe Muresan; Vitaly Potapenko, Seattle
French: Les stars du basket-ball reviennent en Europe
German: Basketball Stars kehren nach Europa zurück

Africa • September 6 – 10
American International School of Johannesburg, Johannesburg, South Africa
Participating players: Ruben Boumtje Boumtje, Cleveland; Chris Bosh, Toronto; Shawn Bradley, Dallas; Michael Curry, Toronto; DeSagana Diop, Cleveland; Dikembe Mutombo, New York; Michael Olowokandi, Minnesota; Zach Randolph, Portland; Kurt Thomas, New York; Malik Rose, San Antonio