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NBA part of visit to Venezuela

Updated: June 15, 2011, 3:18 PM ET
Associated Press

WASHINGTON -- Memphis Grizzlies guard Greivis Vasquez is in Venezuela this week as part of a State Department "sports diplomacy" effort at a time of icy relations between the two countries.

Vasquez, a Venezuelan citizen, is teaming with former NBA player Darvin Ham and former WNBA player Kayte Christensen to hold basketball clinics for kids and meet with local sports officials.

"We want to help young kids understand life is more than basketball. It's more than sports," Vasquez said ...

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