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The Naismith Cup is in Mexico

The Naismith Cup is in Mexico

Posted by Alejandra Romo on April 23, 2014

Arrived on Aztec country the Trophy of the 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup, tournament that will be played in Spain starting August 30 and where the Mexican National Team seek to reach the top of the podium in Group D.

Forty years passed before Mexico could return to the World Cup of Basketball. After achieving history, being crowned champions of the 2013 FIBA Americas Championship in Venezuela in 2013, where they got their ticket to Spain.

During the press conference attended by the President of the Olympic Committee of Mexico, Carlos Padilla Becerra, the Secretary General of FIBA Americas, Mr. Alberto Garcia, the President of the Mexican Sports Basketball Association, Mr. Modesto Robledo and the Ambassador of Spain in Mexico, Luis Fernandez; was made the presentation of the Naismith Trophy, which was unveiled by national team players, Lorenzo Mata, Hector Hernandez and David Meza along with, Horacio Llamas.

On this tour, America is the first continent where the Cup will go, Mexico is the second city where the Spain 2014 ambassador is former NBA player and first Mexican NBA player, Horacio Llamas. "I am grateful to the appointment and the invitation to Spain with the team [...] they (the players) got us this happiness. I'm sure they will play with the same heart and dedication as they did in Venezuela to give us more satisfaction,” said Llamas. For everyone who wants to see the trophy, it will be on Wednesday, April 23 in Polanco Pavilion.

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