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Mark Warner Visits India, Prepares to Lose Jump Ball to Much Shorter Person

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Sen. Mark Warner (D-VA) is part of a Congressional delegation visiting India this week exploring business, trade, defense & cultural relationships. But today the 6’2″ senator took a break to play a little basketball with 5’3″ former Washington Bullets player Muggsy Bogues at New Delhi’s Modern School:

Activities included a Junior NBA clinic for 75 local young people, led by Muggsy Bogues, followed by an exhibition game between two teams from the Mahindra NBA challenge youth league.

“It was great to see these Indian youngsters developing a love for the American invention of basketball,” Senator Warner said. “I’ve played basketball my entire life, and even though I’m not especially good at it, the sport promotes fitness and teaches you a lot about teamwork. I think basketball might take-off in India.”

I’m sure those children are only giggling at Sen. Warner’s misfortune for being caught without the proper footwear to fully compete for this jump ball … right?

To see more photos like this & keep up with his travels, go “like” Sen. Warner on Facebook.

  • glennbear

    Sen. Warner is right in his thoughts about bball in India, with the vast poverty in sections of the country it is one of the few sports that a child only needs a ball to develop his/her skills. The other being soccer.

  • halfway around the world? Oh, and what’s Eric Can’tor doing in Qatar if Congress is in session?  Wait, you mean Congress is on RECESS? Ohhhhhhhh….

  • kindler

    …is not the most accurate way to describe a former NBA star in this context!   😉