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Chris Bosh travels to India, mixes family vacation with NBA business


Miami Heat’s forward player Chris Bosh (C) watches school children practise basketball moves at the Don Bosco school in Mumbai on July 18, 2013. Bosh conducted a one day clinic for youths from NGO Magic Bus and the Don Bosco school. AFP PHOTO/ PUNIT PARANJPE (Photo credit should read PUNIT PARANJPE/AFP/Getty Images)

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The NBA wants to grow its brand in the world’s emerging markets — China gets the most publicity and the league has a foothold there (thanks to Yao Ming).

But another spot is India. For the past few years NBA players have gone there as ambassadors in the summer and this time it was Chris Bosh (he helped run some youth basketball clinics there). But he and his family mixed in a little traveling and getting to know the country with the business. Bosh is a thoughtful guy, a smart guy, someone who wants to be exposed to the cultures and differences around him, so good on him for getting out and seeing part of the country.

This video is about part of his trip.

Hat tip to Sekou at his Hangtime Blog.