Gearon, Wilkins Visit Brazil To Promote Charity And Basketball
NBA Latin America caught up with Gearon and Wilkins upon their arrival in Brazil and asked them a few questions about their support overseas:
NBALA: Why did you decide to support a charity organization in Brazil?
Michael Gearon: I have a telecommunications company in Brazil, American Tower, through which I have come to realize basketball's incredible following in the country. I believe that this began years ago with Oscar Schmidt, and now continues to flourish with players like Nene, Barbosa, and Anderson Varejao - who just got drafted by Cleveland. Interestingly enough, these Brazilian fans also know who Dominique Wilkins is, which is why I decided to bring him to this charity event.
The organization supports Escola Vale dos L