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Vladimir Radmanovic Plays With Basketball Without Borders In Japan

NBA Global Ambassador Dikembe Mutombo is heading up a summer tour in Japan with Basketball Without Borders Asia. Vladimir Radmanovic of the Atlanta Hawks is one of the players participating in the humanitarian tour, which includes basketball and fitness clinics for children affected by the 2011 earthquake and tsunami in Sendai.

The official Hawks website posted a Q&A with Radmanovic about his experiences in Japan with Basketball Without Borders.

What is the main message you are trying to get across while you're over there?

Basketball is not very big here and the NBA is always trying to grow the game in Asia and there are so many people here that can play basketball so it's a great thing to be part of spreading it.

How does it feel to be part of Basketball Without Borders?

Well, it's a good feeling to be part of something like this. Every chance I get to participate in things like this, Basketball Without Borders, it's a good thing. Helping young players develop their game and their skill set, it's a win-win.

The whole Q&A is short and well worth a read. Head over to the Hawks website to check it out.

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