NBA 3X Tournament, Caddebostan, Istanbul 2013


Opponents face off in the 3X Basketball Tournament in Istanbul

In between the two GEP Photography Workshops in Istanbul, I had the chance to practice sports photography. The NBA (National Basketball Association of America) and their official partner here, Avea Turkey, brought street basketball to Istanbul. This was a two-day event, to promote basketball for youngsters in Turkey.

The guest of Honour was Tyrone “Muggsy” Bogues, at 5'3", 
the shortest professional player in the history of the NBA. 

Muggsy shoots a basket, to the delight of the crowd

Before the tournament began, we were entertained with some great acrobatics

A dynamic duo

Wow! That's a real high flyer!

We watched some great basketball

Each team really played a hard game

They were all very determined

We were also delighted to meet up with Henry Utku, the NBA's European, Middle East and Asian Events Manager, an ex student of ours at the British International School, Istanbul.

Henry with his proud father, Levent.

By Elizabeth Coughlan

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