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Basketball and India

NBA Champion Rashard Lewis to visit India

Rashard Lewis
Rashard Lewis (Getty Images)

MUMBAI, Jan. 21, 2019 - The National Basketball Association (NBA) today announced that NBA Champion Rashard Lewis will visit India from Jan. 26-29 to engage with fans.

Lewis will guest on SONY TEN 1 and SONY TEN 3 shows Saturday Morning Live and Around The Hoop to provide his opinions on the ongoing NBA season. Lewis will also make a public appearance at the Shoppers Stop department store in the Inorbit Mall, Malad to promote the launch of the NBA Fanwear Collection featuring a range of adults and youth apparel. Lewis will also meet with participants from the Reliance Foundation Jr. NBA program in Bengaluru.

"The NBA's contribution to the growth of basketball in India has been amazing," said Lewis. "There's a lot more in store for NBA fans in India this year, and I'm excited to be a part of the celebration of the game."

Lewis, a 6'10" forward from Pineville, Louisiana, was selected 32nd overall by the Seattle SuperSonics in the 1998 NBA Draft. Lewis was named as an NBA All-Star in 2005 and 2009, and won an NBA Championship with the Miami Heat in 2013.

Since 2006, more than 35 active and retired NBA and WNBA players have visited India with the NBA, including Sim Bhullar, Bruce Bowen, Muggsy Bogues, Chris Bosh, Swin Cash, Tamika Catchings, Seth Curry, Pau Gasol, Dwight Howard, Brian Shaw, Robin Lopez, Jason Richardson, Kevin Durant, Brook Lopez, and Robert Horry.

Fans in India can follow the NBA on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and download the official NBA App on iOS and Android for the latest news, updates, scores, stats, schedules, videos and more.

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