Basketball without Borders, the league’s premier international basketball and community relations outreach program, will head to China for the first time from July 14-17. The event will take place at Beijing Olympic Training Facility, Beijing, People's Republic of China.

Including 14 from China, 51 participants were selected to receive instruction from NBA players and coaches, including native son Yao Ming, San Antonio Spurs Tony Parker (France), Philadelphia 76ers teammates Samuel Dalembert (Haiti) and Kyle Korver, New Orleans Hornets Bostjan Nachbar (Slovenia).

During the event, the community outreach for Basketball without Borders Asia will also feature a new Reading & Learning Center facility and basketball court, a Special Olympics Basketball Clinic and an HIV/AIDS Awareness event. The camp’s participants also will participate in daily educational life skills seminars that address important social issues such as HIV/AIDS prevention and education conducted by world-renowned Tsinghua University.

Video coverage also available for this event.

As part of's coverage, we'll provide daily updates from China, including photos and weblog entries on the latest events. This event will also be covered in Chinese.

July 17: Final Day

All smiles: Tony Parker with All-Star Game MVP Liu Xiao Yu. (NBAE)

It was an eventful final day Sunday that culminated with an All-Star Game at Guanganmen Stadium. Read comments from players about their camp experience. Flip through a gallery of snapshots.

Other media coverage:
Beijing hoops camp a learning experience

July 16: Off to School

Nachbar, Dalembert, Parker and Korver at Huilei School. (NBAE/Images)

Bostjan Nachbar, Samuel Dalembert, Tony Parker and Kyle Korver visit children at Beijing's Huilei School on Saturday. Flip through a gallery of snapshots.

July 15: Camp Begins

Yao met with Special Olympics athletes. (NBAE/Images)

Yao Ming & Tony Parker conduct a skills clinic to Special Olympics athletes. Read comments from coaches and officials at the opening day press conference. Flip through a photo gallery of opening day snapshots.

Other media coverage:
Yao Ming to have lunch with children
Spurs' star player visited the Great Wall

July 14: Asia Camp Tips Off in Beijing

Parker visited the Great Wall on Thursday. (NBAE/Images)

The inaugural Basketball without Borders Asia tips-off today in Beijing. Meanwhile, Parker, Nachbar, Dalembert and Korver beat back jetlag and soaring summer temperatures to climb a 500-year-old section of the Great Wall, which snakes along mountain ridges northeast of the city. Flip through a photo gallery of the day.

Camp Format

1. Players will be divided into 4 teams (Hornets, Rockets, Spurs and 76ers)

2. Each team will be coached by a FIBA/ NBA player and a FIBA/ NBA coach.

3. There will be daily clinics in the morning to teach fundamentals (passing, shooting, dribbling, one-on-one moves, offense, defense, etc.)

4. Each pre-determined team will have designated time to practice their camp offense.

5. Games will be scheduled for the afternoons and evenings.

6. Individual and/or team shooting games will be incorporated into the daily schedule and be played for prizes.

7. All participating players will be outfitted with Reebok apparel and given a Reebok gym bag containing mesh practice gear, shoes and socks.

This event will also be covered in Chinese. Check out for more info.

Beijing Olympic
Training Facility, Beijing,
People’s Republic of China
July 14–17


Yao Ming
China • Houston Rockets

Tony Parker
France • San Antonio Spurs

Samuel Dalembert
Haiti • Philadelphia 76ers

Kyle Korver
USA • Philadelphia 76ers

Bostjan Nachbar
Slovenia • New Orleans Hornets