The global public service announcement on AIDS awareness and prevention featured Steve Nash, Pau Gasol, Yao Ming, Andrei Kirilenko and Dirk Nowitzki. (NBAE/Getty)
NBA Cares
NBA Cares is the league's global community outreach initiative that addresses important social issues with an emphasis on programs that support education, youth and family development and health-related causes.

NBA Receives Prestigious Global Business Coalition Award
The NBA is being presented with the GBC Community Award for its Global Advocacy for HIV/AIDS, including the league’s innovative implementation of the “Basketball without Borders” program.


Ms. Ann M. Veneman, UNICEF Executive Director (© UNICEF/HQ05-0653/Toutounji)


Mr. David Stern, NBA Commissioner (Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE/Getty)


Dr. Peter Piot, Executive Director, UNAIDS


Samuel Dalembert, Philadelphia 76ers center (Joe Murphy/NBAE/Getty)


Dikembe Mutombo, Houston Rockets center (Daniel Berehulak/NBAE/Getty)


Jerome Williams, nine-year NBA veteran (Scott Gries/NBAE/Getty)


11-time NBA Champion and Hall of Famer Bill Russell of the Boston Celtics (Joe Murphy/NBAE)


WNBA legend and Olympic gold medalist Teresa Weatherspoon (Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE/Getty)



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