Thursday, February 17, 2011

The Iceman cometh...to India

State and the NBA are teaming up to send NBA legend George "Iceman" Gervin and WNBA star Katie Smith to India for a bit of basketball diplomacy.  The two will be holding clinics in Mumbai and Delhi in late Feb to the beginning of March. 


While I applaud the idea, and support it, I have some lingering doubts. It's kinda like sending sports envoy figure skater Michelle Kwan to Nigeria. Indians really don't play or watch basketball.  If you really want to send some succesful sports envoys, send Hulk Hogan, The Great Khali and other WWE stars to hold clinics and put the Indian hulkamaniacs in headlocks.  Like everyone else in the world, Indians are wrestling-mad.  My flatmate Raj couldn't name a single NBA star yet knows the Undertaker.  Supplex Diplomacy is a better use of your rupees.

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