'Together': NBA, players release video urging need for unity

MIAMI (AP) Dwyane Wade, Kyle Korver, Chris Paul and Carmelo Anthony are among the NBA stars featured in a video where the league and its players continue trying to address the divide in many communities throughout the country.

The one-minute video features clips of multiple interactions with children - including one where uniformed police officers play street basketball with them - and ends with the Boston Celtics linking hands and arms in a show of unity.

Wade, Korver, Paul and Anthony narrate the video, which ends with the players saying basketball ''unites us. It reminds us that no matter where we come from, no matter our differences, there's only one way to work through our challenges - together.''

The video was released Tuesday, the first day of the new NBA season.

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