Hozaifa Almaleh (No. 9, on the right of the front row) was a leading member of Syria's national basketball team from 2004 to 2013. He left the country because of war and now plays professionally in Chicago.
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Stephen Curry (right) of the Golden State Warriors dribbles toward Pablo Prigioni of the Los Angeles Clippers during the first half of a game at Staples Center on Feb. 20.
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Meadowlark Lemon talks with Miami Marlins manager Don Mattingly in St. Louis on Dec. 5. The legendary Harlem Globetrotter died at his home in Scottsdale, Ariz., on Sunday. He was 83.
Players on Monmouth University's bench have created over-the-top choreographed celebrations for plays. Here, Tyler Robinson pretends to be dead, while teammates Louie Pillari, Dan Pillari and Greg Noack react in horror.
Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry, center, looks to pass as Los Angeles Lakers Jordan Clarkson (6), Brandon Bass (2) and Julius Randle (30) defend. The Warriors won, 111-77.
The night before the NBA exhibition game, two South African teams faced off in Johannesburg. Hoops aren't exactly a huge draw in the soccer-loving country. Attendance was about 1,000.
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