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NBA Celebrates World Autism Awareness Day

The NBA lent it support to raising autism awareness on the eve of World Autism Awareness Day as the announcers and coaches for the games broadast by ABC on April 1 wore the Autism Speaks puzzle pin. During the game between the Chicago Bulls and the Oklahoma City Thunder, announcer Mike Tirico explained the presence of the pin and and spoke about autism awareness month. Check out the photos below. And to read more about the NBA's commitment to autism awareness, visit the NBA site to watch a video featuring Tim Duncan and Dwight Howard, read a profile of Autism Speaks staffer Kerry Magro, and read an interview with Tom Carelli, the NBA's Senior Vice President of Broadcasting and the father of a daughter with autism.

Hubie Brown and Mike Tirico

Jeff Van Gundy and Mike Breen

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