NEW DEHLI, JULY 3, 2008 -- Early this week, NBA players including Kyle Korver (Utah Jazz), Ronny Turiaf (L.A. Lakers), Pat Garrity (Orlando Magic), and Linton Johnson (Phoenix Suns) as well as a team of NBA coaches arrived in New Delhi, India to participate in the NBA’s first event in India when Basketball without Borders Asia tips off at the American Embassy School of New Delhi July 3-6. The NBA and FIBA’s global basketball development and community outreach program unites elite young basketball players to promote the sport and encourages positive social change in the areas of education, health and wellness in local communities.

On July 2, they took a day off from their preparation to visit the famous Taj Mahal, is a mausoleum located in Agra that was built under Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his favorite wife, Mumtaz Mahal.

As players and coaches went through the main gate and strolled along the gardens, everyone stared at the Taj Mahal in awe, all in agreement that despite the long journey to Agra and the unbearable heat, it was nothing but a breeze in comparison to the magnificence they were standing in front of.