NBA legend Robert Horry set to visit India

New Delhi: Seven-time National Basketball Association (NBA) champion, Robert Horry will travel to India from September 9 to 16 to participate in a series of events in Delhi and Bangalore to help grow popularity of the game in the country.

Horry is the 21st NBA or WNBA player to have travelled to India as part of the league`s commitment to grow basketball in the country. Horry, who played 16 seasons in the NBA for four teams, will be in the capital on September 15-16.

The American hoopster, whose seven championships rank as the most of any player not to have played on the legendary 1960`s Boston Celtics side, begins his India trip in Bangalore where he will attend the Mahindra NBA Challenge Finals to be held on September 9.

Horry will then head to Delhi for the opening leg of NBA 3X presented by Sprite which will take place at the Great India Place Mall. Horry will conduct clinics and interact with fans.

NBA 3X will also visit Hyderabad, Chennai and Mumbai and features the largest 3-on-3 basketball tournament ever staged in India with 400 teams expected to participate.

While in Delhi, Horry will conduct an NBA Cares event with Love in Action -- a Delhi-based NGO which uses the sport of basketball to provide life-skills education to children from slums.