18 September 2010 - 17:43
Arsalan Kazemi hopes to join NBA team

TEHRAN, Sept. 18 (MNA) -- Iranian basketball player Arsalan Kazemi said he is interested in joining an NBA team soon.

Rice University’s Kazemi scored 14 points and grabbed four rebounds for Iran when his national team lost to the U.S. 88-51 in the FIBA World Championship.

“The Basketball World Championship is considered to be the equivalent of the FIFA World Cup. It was my life’s most important tournament and I gained lots of experience in the competitions,” Kazemi said.
 

 
“The 2010 FIBA World Championship was Iran’s debut in the tournament and I think we had a good performance,” the 20-year-old added.
 
“Iran and the U.S. match was broadcast live in American channels and I heard that newscasters praised my performance during the game. I hope to join an NBA team,” Kazemi concluded. 
 
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