The Atlanta Globetrotters
No, the Hawks aren’t playing exhibitions against the Washington Generals this offseason, but many of Atlanta’s players are raking in some serious frequent flyer miles.
While Horford has been seen plenty around the ATL this summer, he has probably logged more miles than any of his teammates. Starting with his trip to Singapore with the NBA’s Basketball Without Borders program, Horford seems to be working at a different camp, clinic or showcase every week. (Click Here to watch Al’s Flip Cam footage from his trip to Singapore)
The Bleacher Report recently put Al in their list of Top-10 Foreign NBA Players, and earlier this month he returned to the Dominican Republic to give back to his homeland. Joined by plenty of current and former NBA players including Francisco Garcia, J.R. Smith, and BJ Armstrong, Horford conducted multiple free camps for local youths.
Earlier this summer Marvin conducted a camp in his hometown of Seattle, and this past week he jumped at the chance to join a host of NBA players as they traveled to Senegal for Basketball Without Borders – Africa.
Crawford spends most of his summer back in Seattle where he seems to split his time evenly between giving back to the community and playing basketball in various leagues and charity events. Check out some of his highlights in this previous post and visit his foundation’s website to see all of the ways he gives back.
Big Z has been playing for the Republic of Georgia’s national team, trying to qualify for EuroBasket 2011. His schedule takes him through many countries in Europe, including Belgium, Bulgaria, Poland and others. Through the first three games his team is 2-1 and Pachulia is tied for the second highest scoring average, trailing only the Bulls Luol Deng, who plays for Great Britain. (Previous Blog Post)
Powell scored 31 points in the championship game of the SJG Greater NC Pro-Am held in Durham. The three day tournament featured NBA players such as Raymond Felton and plenty of college and amateur talent. Check out these two stories written for SLAM Magazine about the tournament that has been dubbed the “Rucker of the South”. Tourney Recap | Day 1 Stories