NEW YORK (CBSMiami/AP) – The National Basketball Association continues to be one of the most progressive sports leagues in recent history.READ MORE: Florida Woman Records Close Encounter With Alligator While Paddleboarding
The NBA is set to become the first U.S. professional sports league to visit Cuba since President Barack Obama ordered diplomatic relations between the countries to be restored.
The league will hold a four-day development camp and host clinics for youth from April 23-26.READ MORE: Police: Argument Leads To Fatal Shooting In SW Miami-Dade
Recently retired two-time MVP Steve Nash, newly elected Hall of Famer Dikembe Mutombo, and former WNBA star Ticha Penicheiro will take part, along with NBA coaches Quin Snyder of Utah and James Borrego of Orlando.
Obama ordered relations with Cuba to be normalized in December.
The NBA and FIBA, basketball’s world governing body, also will invite two players and one coach from Cuba to participate in an upcoming Basketball without Borders camp for the first time.MORE NEWS: COVID-19 Testing Sites In South Florida
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