Brook Lopez is one of nine NBA players touring US military bases in Hawaii this week, playing pick up games and talking with wounded troops and servicemen's families. The group, mostly young players, have been in Hawaii since Sunday and will return on Friday. The tour is sponsored by the USO.
"I signed up for this tour because I wanted to be able to come out andspend quality time with our military families," said the Nets' center. "I am glad I did as it has been a blast."
Two days into the tour, the group has dined with troops, visited a Wounded Warrior Center and toured a Stryker and Aviation Unit at Scofield Barracks. The group has also led a youth basketball clinic and played in a "Hoops for Troops" USO basketball game alongside servicemen.
Meanwhile, Anthony Morrow will participate in an Atlanta exhibition game on November 5. The game will benefit the Boys and Girls Clubs. It's sponsored by Damien Wilkins.
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