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World Basketball Festival - A visual tribute to the culture of the game

With the pages of the book closed on the World Basketball Festival, it can be officially stated for the record that the inaugural four-day celebration of the performance and culture of the game was a rousing success by all accounts.

From hip-hop impresario Jay-Z and Team USA taking over Radio City Music Hall to Los Angeles Lakers superstar Kobe Bryant visiting Harlem’s famed Rucker Park for youth instruction to the United States World Championship Team scoring an overwhelming victory over France in front of a sold-out crowd at Madison Square Garden, there was a plethora of activity to spark the interest of casual fans while leaving passionate fans salivating at the prospect of the next event in 2012.

But as Team USA pushes forward in the Global Community Cup, where they will play three additional exhibition games against Lithuania, Spain and Greece prior to the commencement of the 2010 FIBA World Championship in Turkey on August 28, and before a cap is placed on coverage of the event, a pictorial and videographic odyssey into the realm of the World Basketball Festival must be taken that words simply won’t do justice.

So, without further adieu, click on the following links to begin the visual tour of the 2010 World Basketball Festival:

World Basketball Festival – Day 1

World Basketball Festival – Day 2

World Basketball Festival - Day 2: Team USA practices at Knicks training facility in Tarrytown

World Basketball Festival – Day 3

World Basketball Festival - Day 3: Kobe Bryant visits Rucker Park (Part 1)

World Basketball Festival - Day 3: Kobe Bryant visits Rucker Park (Part 2)

World Basketball Festival - Day 3: Kobe Bryant visits Rucker Park (Part 3)

World Basketball Festival - Day 3: Kobe Bryant visits Rucker Park (Part 4)

World Basketball Festival - Day 3: Kobe Bryant visits Rucker Park (Part 5)

World Basketball Festival - Day 3: Team USA vs. Team China scrimmage

World Basketball Festival – Day 4

World Basketball Festival - Day 4: Rudy Gay post-game interview

World Basketball Festival - Day 4: Tyson Chandler post-game interview

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