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Column: All Native basketball team a 'cool' idea


"If you've ever visited or spent any time on the Navajo reservation, you know how much the people there love basketball.

Seems like every home has a backboard and rim - sometimes just the rim.

It's common for fans to start lining up outside gymnasiums at 4 p.m. for a 7 p.m. high school game. It's the same on many reservations.

That's why we think it's pretty cool that a group has organized a Native American National Team, which will compete next season in the American Basketball Association."

Get the Story:
Bob Young: Native American hoop dreams (The Arizona Republic 6/29)

Relevant Links:
Native American Camps - http://www.nativeamericacamps.com
American Basketball Association - http://www.abalive.com

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